E1M9: Prototype (Return to Hadron)

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This level occupies the map slot E1M9. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M9.

E1M9: Prototype is the ninth and secret map of the first episode in Return to Hadron. It was designed by Matt Powell (cannonball) and uses the music track "Lunar Outpost" level theme (d_cent06) from Descent.

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Map of Prototype
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Get out of the train at the start and head behind it for a soul sphere. (sector 82)
  2. After using the switch in the center of the map, many of the walls lower around you. Directly south from this switch, slightly past where the red key used to be located, there is a small crawlspace you can see. Use this crawlspace and a wall will lower for a megaarmor. (sector 288)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max 2:30.11 Poncho 2018-04-07 r1h9-230.zip
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 0:35.34 SilentD00mer 2022-03-30 r1h9o03534.zip

The data was last verified in its entirety on May 2, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 290
Vertices 1743*
Linedefs 1788
Sidedefs 2828
Sectors 315
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1443.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

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