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Doom (2016)

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Doom

Developer: id Software
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: May 13, 2016


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.


PrereleaseIcon.png This game has a prerelease article

This cactus is UNDER CONSTRUCTION
This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

Doom, commonly referred to as Doom 4 and stylized as DOOM, is a reboot of the 1993 game of the same name, featuring a full-fledged campaign, numerous multiplayer modes, and a built-in level editor.

The initial version of the game got scrapped and the project was completely re-done. Evidently, a very small amount of that version's content made it into the final release.

Hmmm...
To do:
  • Find and show debug strings and developer text. The developer console should have some good stuff.
  • Some Reddit folks have uncovered even more unused stuff from the alpha and beta versions of the game. Stick those here.
  • Thanks to the recently released Wraith toolkit, we can properly extract models with textures. Now we can replace the model previews with proper renders that show the models in their true glory.

Cut Maps

Luckily for us a lot of dev-related files were left in the release.. including the lists used for the developer level select menu! (found under generated/decls/devmenuoption/devmenuoption/ inside the resources file)

A lot of the maps listed in them are boring tests/prototypes, but some of them sound like actual maps, and may have even been from the earlier CoD inspired Doom 4!

Interesting-sounding maps have been listed here, test maps etc have been skipped to save time (if someone wants to add them feel free!)

vsp

Unknown what vsp means, but there's a few maps listed here that seem to be related with the released campaign:

  • olympia_surface_west ("Olympia Surface West 1" and "Olympia Surface West 2")
  • olympia_engineering ("Argent Labs")
  • olympia_shipyard ("Olympia Shipyard")

vsp_old

The name (and contents) of this list gives a hint that these maps may be from an older, scrapped Doom 4 campaign.

  • veranda ("Veranda - Intro")
  • veranda_streets ("Parking Garage", "Street Combat" and "Buildings Crumble")
  • unearthed ("Unearthed - Intro", "Lure Demon Intro", "Lure Demon Stomach", "Chainsaw Melee")

vc

  • olympia_surface ("Surface 1", funnily enough this also mentions a layer on the map called "layer/game/sp/olympia_surface/not_xmas", could be related to the model below?)
  • user/jerry/cyberdemon_battle_test ("Cyberdemon Battle")
  • user/souders/surface_art/surface_art_geo_3 ("Olympia Surface - Art")

minidoom

Mini-doom, the campaign where Doomguy is 6 inches tall! Maybe, I dunno.

  • prototype/gameplay_systems/vs_systems/vs_crash_site ("Crash Site")
  • prototype/gameplay_systems/vs_systems/vs_hangar ("Hangar")
  • prototype/gameplay_systems/vs_systems/vs_tunnels ("Tunnels")
  • prototype/gameplay_systems/vs_systems/vs_installation ("Installation")

genesis

Unknown what genesis refers to, maybe another scrapped campaign, or possibly even single-player DLC? (pls give us single-player DLC!)

  • hangar ("Hangar")
  • genesis_tunnels ("Genesis Tunnels")
  • genesis_surface ("Genesis Surface")
  • genesis_reactor ("Genesis Reactor")
  • genesis_research ("Genesis Research")
  • genesis_labs ("Genesis Labs")
  • genesis_engineering ("Genesis Engineering")

demo

Along with still including the maplists for the Gameinformer, E3, Xmas and even Conan demos (along with special map configurations for each one), there's also this map listed in the xmas_demo list which isn't included in the released game:

  • sp/olympia_surface/olympia_surface_qcon ("Surface", runs with quake_con_2014 layer active)

Misc

Other than the lists, small bits such as layer definitions have also been left in for cut maps, which as a side-effect also give us the names of them:

  • game/sp/basalt_canopy
Hmmm...
To do:
There's more to add here once we get the resources fully extracted..

Cut Weapons/Modules

Thanks to a recently released tool, users now have access to (almost) all the commands from id Tech 6, allowing commands like "give" to be used, and when combined with the scripts found inside the resources file, a few unused modules and weapons can be found, some of them working, some of them not.

BFG Modules

The BFG was supposed to have a few modules, each with its own effects and power; the perks table is present on the BFG weapon decl file, but are unused. The modules are:

  • bfg_charge_sphere - Old-School BFG behavior, but supposedly charged manually and with no tendrils when close to enemies.
  • bfg_rapid_fire_sphere - Quake 3-like behavior, doesn't have charging and small delay between shots, also shoots in bursts of 2 spheres when Attack is held. Again, it has the old sphere behavior with no tendrils.
  • bfg_charge_beam - Similar to the Gauss Cannon or the old Railgun used in other id games, this mode fires a beam, although the weapon charges before firing.
  • bfg_charge_sphere_burn - BFG with a different explosion, instead of simply exploding it creates a fire vortex that stands for a few seconds in place, burning enemies that comes near to it.
  • bfg_charge_sphere_arc - Used BFG behaviour.
  • bfg_rapid_fire_sphere_burn - Same as Rapid Firing, but with the burn effect applied on explosion.
  • bfg_rapid_fire_sphere_arc - Same as used BFG, but with Rapid Firing.
  • bfg_rapid_fire_beam_burn - Similar to a Flamethrower, it launches a burst of Napalm/Flames.
  • bfg_rapid_fire_beam_arc - Unknown effect, as it crashes the game when fired.
  • bfg_rapid_fire_beam - Rapid Firing beam with no elemental effect.

This also confirms the theory of the BFG being used as a normal weapon instead of a "powerup" at some point in the game.

Unused Weapon Scripts

Some scripts have also been found, probably leftovers from early indev versions or from the old scrapped DOOM.

  • assault_rifle_assaultrifle.decl - Assault Rifle from the scrapped version. Giving it to the player works, but it doesn't load since it lacks the correct animations on the hands for the model. Its icon is also used for unselectable weapons (Like the Mancubus Glory Kill [mancubus_gland])
  • assault_rifle_assaultrifle_secondary.decl - Secondary function of the AR (Probably the Iron sights?)
  • arc_cannon.decl - An energy weapon that's unused, giving it to the player gives the same result as the Assault Rifle since its model and animations don't exist. It was supposed to be a gun similar to the Hellshot, launching Fireballs and projectiles that would attract enemies. It used Argent Energy as ammunition.
  • assault_rifle_assaultrifle_secondary.decl - Secondary function of the Arc Cannon, launches fireballs (according to its Damage decl file)
  • nailgun.decl - Found in unlockInventory, probably the Nailgun from where the cut model comes from. It's impossible to get this weapon since its script is missing.
Hmmm...
To do:
Find more information. There probably are more files hidden.

Unused Models

As expected, this game has a decent amount of unused models that range from interesting to just strange.

Early Doomguy Helmet

Located in generated/basemodel/md6/player/human/base/assets/mesh is what looks to be an early Doom marine helmet:

Doommarinehelmet.png

Guardian Assualt

Located in generated/basemodel/md6/characters/humans/male_rage/player_coop/assets/mesh is what seems to be a Leftover model from Rage:

Playermodels.PNG

Assault Rifle

Located in cooked/model/models/weapons/assault_rifle_3/ is an assault rifle:

Doomassaultriflescoped.png

Despite the similarities, this is not the Heavy Assault Rifle used in the final game. Instead, this is a rifle used in the cancelled earlier version of the game.

A variant of this rifle appears in generated/basemodel/md6/objects/weapons/assaultrifles/assaultrifle, which does not include the sight:

Doom 2016 Assualt rifle textured render Blender.png

Grenade

Located in cooked/model/models/weapons/grenade/ is a grenade:

Doomgrenademodel.png

It does not appear to be the same one used as an item in-game.

Nailgun

Found in generated/basemodel/md6/objects/weapons/mp_weapons/ is a nailgun.

Nihal Doom 2016 Nailgun Textured Render ( Blender ).png

Its design resembles a weapon of the same name in Quake, so it's likely that this is either leftover from a Quake-themed project, or they wanted to combine the arsenal of both Quake and Doom. The model shares certain textures with the grenade launcher model.

Magnum

Found in generated/basemodel/md6/objects/weapons/mp_weapons/ is a weapon that calls itself a "magnum."

Doommagnummodel.png

It looks to be some sort of harpoon gun.

Pistol

Found in the same folder as the "Magnum".

Doom 2016-Doom 3 Pistol.png

A more traditional pistol, also visible in the "push-forward combat" animatic used to justify the project reboot. As such, it's probably a left over from the first version of the game.


Early Weapon Crate

Located in cooked/model/models/weapons/weapon_crate_01/ is some sort of weapon crate:

Doom 2016 early weeapn crate render.png

This doesn't seem to be the one used in-game. The final model is wider on the sides.

Pickups

Located in cooked/model/models/pickups/ are various pickup models that don't appear in the game.


Doomsantahelmet.png

A Santa hat. Note that this might become used when Christmas rolls around.


DoomBluePickupPlaceholder.png

A model named "placeholder_armor_custom". Obviously a placeholder for some sort of armor pickup.


Doomwaterbottlepickup.png

A water bottle.


Doombandagepickup.png

Some bandages.

Test Models

located in cooked/model/models/test are two pickup models which might have been used in the early iteration of the game.

DoompickupsMREammopickup.PNG

This one is labeled ammodrop_lg. Unknown what "lg" stands for.


DoompickupsMREalternate.PNG

This one is labeled upgradedrop_sm. Unknown what "sm" stands for. Shares the same textures with ammodrop_lg. texture sets use the name "MRE"

Other

Located in cooked/model/models/characters/player/ is a hand model:

DoomRagehands.png

This is a leftover from Rage, another game developed by id Software.

Unused Audio

For reference, these all use the proper filenames from base\sound\soundbanks\pc\soundbanksinfo.xml. A script can be used to rename files extracted from the WWISE archives for ease of browsing.

Hmmm...
To do:
Upload more samples. There's a LOT to do here.

Unused Music

These all sit in the root of the SFX folder after everything is extracted and sorted under the proper filenames.

Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus.wav is, unsurprisingly enough, the 1988 new-wave hit, presumably used as a placeholder by a really big fan of Silence of the Lambs.

Hmmm...
To do:
I'll upload the various "sting" sounds at a later date.

Files starting with D4_QuakeCon_ are, as the name suggests, left over from the 2014 closed-door reveal at QuakeCon. The D4_QuakeCon_Chainsaw_WIP_v3_ tracks, notably, are a quite early and very different version of "At Doom's Gate" without any guitar - it's all distorted synths.

"D4_QuakeCon_Arena_Part01". This tune made it into the final game as the hell guardian theme, but was slightly modified prior to release.

"D4_QuakeCon_Arena_Part02".

"D4_QuakeCon_Arena_Part03".

This particular track can also be heard in the E3 2015 demo, when the player picks up the chainsaw. Fittingly, the file is called "D_QuakeCon_Chainsaw_WIP_v3".

"D4_QuakeCon_Mood_bodyroom".

Unfiltered Voiceover

Some of the files, for unexplained reasons, contain voice acting (either unused or alternate takes) without the vast array of post-processing filters specific to those characters.

The Origin

sfx/sp/origin/ contains versions of one of The Origin's Snapmap Speaker lines, except quieter and without any filters. The real lines are in dlc1/origin/.

Demonic Voice

Similarly, sfx/demon/, has two similarly quiet and unfiltered versions of one of the Demonic Voice's Snapmap lines.

sfx/sp/Demonic_Voice/ contains unfiltered versions of the Demonic Voice's campaign voiceover.

Placeholder Snapmap Voiceover

base\sound\soundbanks\pc\English(US)\streamed_vo_dlc3.pck (Added in the December 7 2016 patch) contains a sizable amount of placeholder VO. Their filenames in soundbanksinfo.xml start with things like vo_snapmaps_genericfemale1_ and vo_snapmaps_genericmale1_, pointing to these likely being intended for generic character voiceover for campaign-style Snapmaps. Additional placeholder VO is present starting with vo_vega_dlc3_arcademode_, and it appears to be placeholder versions of VEGA's arcade mode voiceover from before VEGA's voice actor was bought in. Why exactly this was added after Arcade Mode was finished and released is unknown.

Hmmm...
To do:
Post all of these clips. Maybe. Somehow. There's a LOT of them.