RTC-3057

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RTC-3057 is an Doom II episodic hub and partial conversion for ZDoom created by Team Future. A one-level preview demo release on January 20, 2003[1] was recognized as one of the Top 100 WADs of All Time on Doomworld. Its expanded Blue hub released on July 27, 2004[2] was an inaugural winner of the Cacowards first awarded in December 2004.

The project was initially planned to contain multiple hubs, however Team Future soon ceased further development[3] and moved onto solely creating Doom 3: Phobos by the end of 2004. In July 2016, composer Marc Pullen (Fanatic) released a metal album containing unused music written in 2006 for the additional planned RTC-3057 hubs.[4]

People[edit]

Levels for the WAD were made by:

Textures for the WAD were created by:

ACS scripts were written by:

Music for the WAD was written by:

Voice acting was performed by:

Sprites and graphics were created by:

  • dsm
  • ZarcyB
  • Julian Aubourg
  • Jacob Kruse

Content[edit]

Levels[edit]

The list below is arranged by map number, however the ZDoom hub system allows non-linear movement between levels. The player starts on MAP04 and can access the other maps through multiple pathways.

Soundtrack[edit]

All songs by Julian Aubourg in OGG format.

  • MAP01: "Douce"
  • MAP02: "Guardian"
  • MAP03: "Continuum"
  • MAP04: "Machines"
  • MAP05: "Device"
  • MAP06: "Who Am I"
  • MAP07: "Exactamente"

The WAD also includes music cues "40" and "NFP" triggered by ACS events.

Development[edit]

RTC-3057 was formed in 2001 when in-progress ZDoom community projects The RTC Corporation (TRTCC) and Doom 3057 merged. Both projects had one-level preview demos uploaded to the idgames archive in 2000 to show progress for their respective planned total conversion. Jacob Kruse (Shaviro) created The RTC Corporation on his own while Doom 3057 was developed by Team Future lead by X-Blade. In 2002, Shaviro took over as Team Future's team lead and RTC-3057's main level designer, planning to make the project a multi-episode total conversion using ZDoom's hub system.

Releases[edit]

After over three years of development, RTC-3057 had two previews released in 2003 and 2004.

Demo[edit]

Released on January 20, 2003, the preview requires ZDoom v2.0 and only includes the starting map MAP04: Deck 4: Cell area. The goal is to reach the lift to other decks in the planned hub, at which point the level restarts. The demo has been removed from the idgames archive, but is still archived on FilePlanet and Doomworld.

Blue Hub 1[edit]

The completed hub released on July 27, 2004 contains a more refined atmospheric version of the demo level, six new levels, additional ambient music, an improved log system, and a revised introduction. The goal is to exit the station via one of the escape pods on "Deck 2". This is the version of RTC-3057 currently available on the idgames archive.

Despite multiple hubs being planned, this preview became the final version.

No pistol bug in recent ZDoom versions[edit]

ZDoom versions 2.1.0 and up (including GZDoom) no longer give RTC-3057 players the pistol upon level load. After the 2004 WAD release, ZDoom v2.1.0 tagged on June 20, 2006 rewrote its DECORATE parser which introduces a bug in RTC-3057's custom pistol behavior.

To fix the bug, a WAD editor such as SLADE must be used to update the DECORATE lump. The lump's first line:

pickup pistol
{

Must be updated to a new unique value such as:

pickup pistol_rtc
{

ZDoom 2.1.0 started reading DECORATE definition names as case-insensitive, so the lowercase pistol is now being ignored in place of Doom's base definition named Pistol. Giving the PWAD definition a new unique name will fix it.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. bigd (20 January 2003). RTC-3057 Demo Release. Doomworld. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  2. Mike Watson (Cyb) (27 July 2004). RTC 3057 Hub 1 Ready to Go. Doomworld. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  3. Jacob Kruse (Shaviro) (7 March 2005). "RTC-3057 restructuring." (archived 🗺). Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  4. Marc Pullen (Fanatic) (2 July 2016). "Marc A. Pullen - RTC-3057 (full album)." YouTube. Retrieved 12 October 2020.