TNT: Evilution

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Final Doom - TNT: Evilution title screen
"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). The "TNT" in the title stands for "The New Technology", and represents the name of the mapping team, TeamTNT, who created Evilution. 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.

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 once again are intent on developing and experimenting with dimensional gateway technology. They set up a base on Io, one of the moons of Jupiter, with a solid detachment of space marines 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.

Later, the yearly supply ship came earlier than expected, and looks strange and unusually large on the radar. The personnel of the base go out to behold the terrible truth: it is a spaceship from Hell, built of steel, stone, flesh, bone and corruption. The ship's enormous gates open to unleash a rain of demons on the base. Quickly, the whole base is overrun, and everyone is slain or zombified.

The Doomguy, now in command of the marine deployment, has been away on a walk, and has 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 records[edit]

The Compet-n episode records for TNT are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV Episode, MAP01-MAP10 15:58 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2002-08-28 1558ev01.zip
UV Episode, MAP11-MAP20 13:30 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2002-09-08 1330ev11.zip
UV Episode, MAP21-MAP30 15:19 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2003-05-08 1519ev21.zip
UV Run 55:34 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2002-02-17 30ev5534.zip
NM Episode, MAP01-MAP10 1
NM Episode, MAP11-MAP20 24:41 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2002-08-14 2441tn11.zip
NM Episode, MAP21-MAP30 32:12 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2008-01-13 3212tn21.zip
NM 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 tntmax.zip 3
NS Episode, MAP01-MAP10 1
NS Episode, MAP11-MAP20 44:36 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2012-07-07 4436es11.zip
NS Episode, MAP21-MAP30 1
NS Run 1
UV -fast Episode, MAP01-MAP10 1
UV -fast Episode, MAP11-MAP20 1:49:30 Revved 2012-08-04 10930e11.zip
UV -fast Episode, MAP21-MAP30 1
UV -fast Run 1
  1. Uncompleted 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.

TAS runs[edit]

File specifications[edit]

TNT:Evilution is contained in an IWAD file named TNT.WAD. Its most common version is 18195736 bytes in size and contains 3101 entries. It has the following hashes:

MD5 4e158d9953c79ccf97bd0663244cc6b6
SHA-1 9fbc66aedef7fe3bae0986cdb9323d2b8db4c9d3
CRC32 903dcc27

Sources[edit]

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

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