Return to Hadron


Return to Hadron is a series of three episode replacements for Doom created by Matt Powell (cannonball) for limit removing source ports. The first episode was released in 2015 and received a Cacoward that year. Powell released the second episode in late 2016, which was a runner-up at the 2017 Cacowards. Episode 3 was released in 2020 and was a runner-up at the Cacowards that year.

Each episode takes place at a futuristic version of the CERN Large Hadron Collider. To some extent, these maps are based on Powell's earlier megawad called ConC.E.R.Ned.[1]


Built-in demos[edit]

Episode 1 features one built-in demo. It requires Doom v1.666 to be viewed. The demo level is:

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO1 E1M5: The IMP Crowd 4 8918 4:14.80

Episode 2 also features a single built-in demo, this time requiring Doom v1.9. The level is:

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO2 E2M2: Logistics Complex 4 2646 1:15.60


Current records[edit]

The DSDA episode records for Return to Hadron are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed episode 1 20:09 Maribo 2022-02-11
UV max episode 1 34:37 Revved 2022-07-08

The data was last verified in its entirety on July 28, 2022.

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External links[edit]


  1. Cannonball (15 June 2015). Hadron - The remake of cbspeed.wad. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 11 November 2021.