TNT: Evilution

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"TNT" redirects here. For the modding collaborative, see TeamTNT.

TNT: Evilution, released on June 17, 1996, forms one half of Final Doom, a commercial product which consists of two 32-level Doom II IWADs (the other being The Plutonia Experiment). It was completed in November 1995, and was to have been released for free. However, a publishing deal was brokered by John Romero the night before its planned release, resulting in the commercial publication of Final Doom by id Software. This commercialization of TNT: Evilution caused a certain amount of controversy within the Doom community, and Evilution is consequently one of Doomworld's "Top 10 Infamous WADs", albeit not for reasons of gameplay or level design.

According to Dario Casali, the "TNT" in the title originally stood for "Trials 'N Tribulations"[1], but later it officially became known as "The New Technology", representing the name of the mapping team, TeamTNT, who created it.

Evilution has a much more technical theme with levels that are akin to real buildings, versus Plutonia, whose floor design tends more toward a natural landscape feel.

Eleven levels from the IWAD are featured in the Sony PlayStation version of Final Doom.

Story[edit]

In TNT: Evilution the UAC, now under strict government supervision, are once again intent on developing and experimenting with dimensional gateway technology. With hopes that increased distance would help protect the Earth, they set up a base on Io, one of the moons of Jupiter, with a solid detachment of marines from the United States Space Marine Corps for protection. The marines do their job well: when the first experimental gateway is opened they annihilate the forces of Hell. Anything that came through the gateway was immediately destroyed by the marines, and so research on the gateways continued. The marines are all awarded the Silver Star by the government in gratitude. Research went on, less cautiously than before.

A few months later, the yearly supply ship came earlier than expected, and looked strange and unusually large on the radar. The personnel of the base went out to behold the terrible truth: it was a spaceship from Hell, built of steel, stone, flesh, bone and corruption. The ship's enormous gates opened to unleash a rain of demons on the base. Quickly, the whole base was overrun, and everyone was slain or zombified.

The Doomguy, now in command of the marine deployment, had been away on a walk, and thus escaped death or zombification. After being attacked by an imp he rushes back to the base, where he sees the demonic spaceship still hovering above it and realizes what has happened. Then he swears that he will seek revenge for his slain troops, and sets out to slay as many evil creatures as possible.

Levels[edit]

As in Doom II, the levels can be divided up into four sets. There are three loose episodes each defined by its own sky texture (1-11, 12-20 and 21-30) and two secret levels (31-32). The player is presented with a text screen in between the episodes (before levels 12 and 21). Additional textual interludes appear before level 7, before each secret level, and at the conclusion of the game. The designers of each map were unveiled by Ty Halderman in a post at the Doomworld forums in 2004, showing that several level designs were shared between multiple authors.

MAP01 to MAP06; experimental labs levels:

MAP07 to MAP11; military base levels:

MAP12 to MAP20; nighttime levels:

MAP21 to MAP30; hellish levels:

MAP31 and MAP32; secret levels:

Music[edit]

Main article: Final Doom TNT music

Unlike Plutonia, most maps feature new music, composed by Jonathan El-Bizri, Josh Martel, L.A. Sieben and Tom Mustaine.

Speedrunning[edit]

IWADs
PWADs

Current Compet-n records[edit]

The Compet-n episode records for TNT: Evilution are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed episode, MAP01-MAP10 15:58 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2002-08-28 1558ev01.zip
UV speed episode, MAP11-MAP20 13:30 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2002-09-08 1330ev11.zip
UV speed episode, MAP21-MAP30 15:18 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2003-05-08 1519ev21.zip
UV speed run 55:34 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2002-02-17 30ev5534.zip
NM speed episode, MAP01-MAP10 1
NM speed episode, MAP11-MAP20 24:41 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2002-08-14 2441tn11.zip
NM speed episode, MAP21-MAP30 32:12 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2008-01-13 3212tn21.zip
NM speed run 1
UV max episode, MAP01-MAP10 47:46 Serge Marudov (Never_Again) 2009-05-11 4746ev01.zip 2
UV max episode, MAP11-MAP20 1:51:27 Serge Marudov (Never_Again) 2007-12-30 11127e11.zip 3
UV max episode, MAP21-MAP30 1:31:32 Serge Marudov (Never_Again) 2009-05-01 9132ev21.zip 3
UV max run 4:10:09 Serge Marudov (Never_Again) 2009-05-16 30ev2509.zip 3
NM100S episode, MAP01-MAP10 1
NM100S episode, MAP11-MAP20 44:36 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2012-07-07 4436es11.zip
NM100S episode, MAP21-MAP30 1
NM100S run 1
UV -fast episode, MAP01-MAP10 1:12:34 Revved 2011-08-08 7234ef01.zip
UV -fast episode, MAP11-MAP20 1:49:30 Revved 2012-08-04 10930e11.zip
UV -fast episode, MAP21-MAP30 1
UV -fast run 1
UV -respawn episode, MAP01-MAP10 1
UV -respawn episode, MAP11-MAP20 1
UV -respawn episode, MAP21-MAP30 1
UV -respawn run 1
UV Tyson episode, MAP01-MAP10 1
UV Tyson episode, MAP11-MAP20 1
UV Tyson episode, MAP21-MAP30 1
UV Tyson run 1
UV pacifist episode, MAP01-MAP10 1
UV pacifist episode, MAP11-MAP20 1
UV pacifist episode, MAP21-MAP30 1
UV pacifist run 1

The data was last verified in its entirety on November 22, 2020.

  1. No qualifying run verified and published, as of the most recent Compet-n database update.
  2. Recorded with the Final Doom executable; desyncs with the Doom II executable on MAP06.
  3. Recorded with the Final Doom executable.

Current DSDA records[edit]

The DSDA episode records for TNT: Evilution are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed episode, MAP01-MAP10 12:56 Zero-Master 2015-12-04 eve1-1256.zip
UV speed episode, MAP11-MAP20 13:08 similaun 2022-04-12 1308ev11.zip
UV speed episode, MAP21-MAP30 15:19 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2003-05-08 1519ev21.zip
UV speed run 36:14 Dsparil 2021-04-01 30ev3614.zip
NM speed episode, MAP11-MAP20 21:14 Ancalagon 2015-06-18 eve2n2114.zip
NM speed episode, MAP21-MAP30 21:17 Ancalagon 2015-06-22 eve3n2117.zip
NM speed run 1:23:36 Zero-Master 2016-10-03 evalln8336.zip
UV max episode, MAP01-MAP10 35:36 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2021-04-18 evep1-3536.zip
UV max episode, MAP11-MAP20 1:17:07 Bob9001 2022-06-13 evep2-7707.zip
UV max episode, MAP21-MAP30 1:04:31 Bob9001 2022-07-04 evep3-6431.zip
UV max run 2:23:06 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2021-03-02 evall-22306.zip
NM 100S episode, MAP01-MAP10 38:35 Jean-Charles Dorne (JCD) 2022-07-13 ev1s3835.zip
NM 100S episode, MAP11-MAP20 34:10 Jean-Charles Dorne (JCD) 2020-12-20 ev2s3410.zip
NM 100S episode, MAP21-MAP30 27:39 Jean-Charles Dorne (JCD) 2021-03-25 ev3s2739.zip
UV -fast episode, MAP01-MAP10 1:12:34 Revved 2011-08-08 7234ef01.zip
UV -fast episode, MAP11-MAP20 1:49:30 Revved 2012-08-04 10930e11.zip
UV -fast run 6:52:00 DarthPlagus03 2022-07-23 tntf65200.zip
UV Tyson episode, MAP01-MAP10 2:18:02 j4rio 2015-03-08 eve1t21802.zip
NoMo run 29:09 Dsparil 2021-04-05 30evo2909.zip

The data was last verified in its entirety on July 27, 2022.

File specifications[edit]

TNT: Evilution is contained in an IWAD file named TNT.WAD. The most common version is 18,195,736 bytes in size and contains 3,101 entries. It has the following hashes:

Hash type Hash code
MD5 4e158d9953c79ccf97bd0663244cc6b6
SHA-1 9fbc66aedef7fe3bae0986cdb9323d2b8db4c9d3
CRC-32 903dcc27

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • This article incorporates text from the open-content Wikipedia online encyclopedia article Final Doom.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Dario Casali (6 November 2022). "Final Doom: Evilution. What's it like 28 years later? Map 15 - Dead Zone." Youtube. Retrieved 9 November 2022.