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Tacoma (Windows)

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Tacoma

Developer: Fullbright
Publisher: Fullbright
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: August 2, 2017


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.


Tacoma is the latest walking floating simulator from the creators of Gone Home, set on a hi-tech space station in the year 2088.

Hmmm...
To do:
  • Investigate and document revisional differences.
    • The previously-unused Quran plaque was added to the game at some point; figure out when.
  • Re-investigate the game (the current contents of this article only concern the original release version).

Sub-Pages

Tacoma-maps-MechanicalEngineering.png
Old Map System
The two-dimensional kind, not the three-dimensional kind.

Asset Name Oddities

  • There are a number of assets which are used in-game which have names suffixed with " REPLACE ME" or "_REPLACEME".
  • Asset names indicate that the medical AI of the Fountain of Paradise Spaceport, HEKA (named after an Egyptian god), was originally named ISIS (after an Egyptian goddess).
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Sounds

sfx_door_bathroom_open

sfx_door_bathroom_close

These two sound files are both located in the assets files for the Biomedical Module.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Graphics

General

Old Assets

Tacoma_Logo_WhiteMoon_1920x1080
Tacoma-Tacoma Logo WhiteMoon 1920x1080.png
A high-resolution image of the game's old logo.

moon_lobby_sprite
Tacoma-moon lobby sprite.png
The moon image which was present in the lobby of Tacoma's old station design.

E3 2016 Images

E3_Title_Card_Station
Tacoma-E3 Title Card Station.png

E3_Title_Card_Crew
Tacoma-E3 Title Card Crew.png

E3_Title_Card_Crew_ODIN
Tacoma-E3 Title Card Crew ODIN.png
The images used for the crew here and in the above image are not the ones used in the final game, though it would appear that the facial features of the crewmembers were carried over to the final painted designs. Additionally, ODIN was made more cyan in the final game.

Personnel Module

Boardgame_Boxcover
Tacoma-Boardgame Boxcover.png
The front of the box for Rzeki Dzieli (The River Divides), which can't be seen in-game. The tagline translates to "Build your own city".

Boardgame_Cards
Tacoma-Boardgame Cards d.png
The cards for Rzeki Dzieli; only the 'Transport Web' and 'Food Source' cards are visible in-game.

shuttle5
Tacoma-shuttle5.png
A distorted still from the 1998 disaster film Armageddon, depicting the (fictional) destruction of Space Shuttle Atlantis. This image, along with others from the same scene of the movie, were circulated as part of a hoax in 2003 following the (non-fictional) destruction of Space Shuttle Columbia. None of that explains why the image is here, though.

Keycode_Bookmark

Keycode_Bookmark (cropped) Karyn_funeral_pamphlet_d (cropped)
Tacoma-Keycode Bookmark d-cropped.png Tacoma-Karyn funeral pamphlet d-cropped.png

This texture was evidently created over an existing texture, specifically an earlier version of 'Karyn_funeral_pamphlet_d' (see below), part of which is still visible. Compared to the final, this version has a grey background, has thinner text, and refers to EV as 'Evelyn', rather than 'Evie'.

Biomedical Module

Animation_Prop_Texture
Tacoma-Animation Prop Texture.png

Karyn_funeral_pamphlet
Tacoma-Karyn funeral pamphlet d.png
Parts of the pamphlet are covered by the attached note and are not visible in-game. Note that this pamphlet actually appears in the Personnel Module, not the Biomedical Module. It's not clear why this texture is present here. The pamphlet itself is also present in the Personnel Module assets files, at a higher resolution, though the attached note (in the top-right of this texture) doesn't appear to be present there.

starfield_*

An unused starfield, much sparser than the used skybox and only present in the Biomedical Module assets files.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Text

There are a number of text assets in resources.assets, none of which are used, and which appear to be left-over from a much earlier version of the game. The used text is not present in the form of text assets.

AR Desktops

The names of these assets are in the format 'ARDesktop_[Crewmember]_[Type of data]_[Location]_[Name]' with '_Subject' at the end if the asset is the subject of a piece of data. The first two sections of the filenames have been removed here, and the subjects, if present, have been placed in separate pre tags above the bodies of the text.

Most of the IM logs here are dated Jun 20 2087, over eight months before the final game is set. There is no data here from Sareh's AR desktop.

Andrew

Email_OrbitalLounge_AndrewMarkExtension
QUICK NOTE, CALL LATER


Hey Mark--
Did things go ok with Nick's recital? I'm sure Auntie Heather was there. She kept messaging me at least once every hour the day of the show to say that she misses me, as usual.

Anyways, I've got some bad news. I'm not gonna beat around the bush, because it's a real pain in the ass and we're going to have to figure some things out. Sorry I didn't let you know about this sooner--

Maybe cut the rest:
I would have if we'd gotten any warning. I'm stuck up here for another 6 months. We can get into more details about this later call me when you're home from work.

Love,
Andrew
Note_OrbitalLounge_PlantExtension
sow the seeds! update the database to reflect extra six months
run crop diagnostics based on new time table
show clive data and plan necessary orders (greenhouse lamp replacements too)
Text_Kitchen_Recipes
recipe ideas

Baked apples with cinnamon
Seaweed salad
ODIN's choice<<<<<
Mumbai Meatballs
Creamy Linguine
Website_OrbitalLounge_LongDistMarriage
Top 5 Best Practices for Long-Distance Marriages
1) Schedule frequent check-ins with your spouse. If you have kids, they need frequent check-ins as well. Doing this daily is recommended.
2) Be as clear as possible about each partner's responsibilities, whether they are related to practical home-making issues, or emotional issues.
3) Schedule monthly check-ins to specifically address long-term relationship goals and questions.
4) Be as clear as possible about the long-distance timeline. Most couples do not plan to be apart permanently, so keep each other up to date on the schedule.
5) Both partners need to maintain a support network. Family and friends are key to maintaining emotional stability while living apart.

Bert

Email_Gym_SelfHelpAudio
audiobook


Have you ever heard of Body & Soul? It's an audiobook series about self-esteem stuff. I'm starting to listen to it and it's pretty good... is that weird of me?
Log_Kitchen_DownloadFail
VT00124: Request cancelled
CONNECTION LOST
Download of "CRAMPED--Personal-space-strategies-for-space-bound-couples.pdf" interrupted
RETRY in 5
INIT Download of "CRAMPED--Personal-space-strategies-for-space-bound-couples.pdf"
Download of "CRAMPED--Personal-space-strategies-for-space-bound-couples.pdf" interrupted
RETRY in 10
INIT Download of "CRAMPED--Personal-space-strategies-for-space-bound-couples.pdf"
Download of "CRAMPED--Personal-space-strategies-for-space-bound-couples.pdf" interrupted
DOWNLOAD CANCELLED. EXCEEDED RETRY LIMIT. PLEASE CONTACT SYSADMIN.

Clive

IM_Cargo_Germ
Page|0
|Sender|Clive
|Date|Jun 20 2087
|Time|13:45
|Body|Hi Germ! It's been a while--how are things with you? Are you still at Carnival these days? Would love to catch up if you have some time!

~Page|1
|Sender|Germ
|Date|Jun 20 2087
|Time|13:50
|Body|Hey there, Clive! It's wonderful to hear from you. I was just thinking of you because my son signed up for the football team at school. He'd love to ask you some questions about playing in the college days. Let's chat! In case you don't have my number anymore, it's 121-5T7Y-66.
Note_Cargo_SupplyList
extension notes


6 month extension supplies (by unit)
check these against incoming order
make new order... depending on need
protein: 2002 
carbs: 1680
ketchup: 449
toothpaste: 1110
shampoo: 1551
conditioner: 1545
coffee: 90
towels: 129
soap:

EV

IM_EVBunk_Alert
Page|0
|Sender|ODIN
|Date|Jun 20 2087
|Time|13:45
|Body|Executive level only: Station comms lost - proceed immediately to secure comm console.

~Page|1
|Sender|ODIN
|Date|Jun 20 2087
|Time|13:45
|Body|EMERGENCY PROTOCOL IN EFFECT - Encourage crew to remain silent unless they have mission critical knowledge. Gather crew into emergency quarters. Ensure every crew member is present. Await instructions from corporate--they have been notified.
IM_GymLockers_DinnerReschedule
Page|0
|Sender|EV
|Date|Jun 20 2087
|Time|13:45
|Body| Hi Clive, I wanted to ping you about dinner tomorrow tonight. I know I said you could come by... but I really should be focusing on work, given the extension. Can we do it later this week? I'm really sorry, hon.
IM_GymLockers_GuitarStrings
Morning!


Andrea! Thanks again for letting me vent last night. Things were just as crazy today, unfortunately. Anyways, given the imending 6 months up here, I was thinking that I should order a new set of guitar strings. I'm sure the ones I have are on the way out. Would you mind sending me some from Mami's shop?
Text_EVBunk_ConfResolution
As discussed in chapter 4, an effective leader gives employees the resources to resolve conflict without intervention from superiors. However, some conflicts call for deeper mediation from outside parties. You do not want conflict to cascade in the workplace. In order to prevent that cascade, you may have to do one of a variety of things. However, note that for remote workspaces that require employees to live in close quarters, you may need to intervene more aggressively, and more personally.

Encouragement lives on one end of the spectrum--call up the employees in question and urge them to come to a conclusion on their own, and offer your personal support, in case they would prefer you be the mediator. On the other end of the spectrum is a formal meeting between yourself and any other team leaders. As a group you should discuss what measures should be taken--do the employees need to be reassigned? Do they need to be reprimanded? Should privileges be revoked?
Web_GymLockers_AndrewShow
Search results
1 thread related to: Tacoma Gourmet Live

diegoDad55
The current season is almost over! Do you guys think we'll get any more episodes? Usually they'd have announced something like that by now? 

pigslicker
Do they really pull in the views to get another season? Idk, most of my friends kinda dropped off after Nat stopped guesting.

toni_pipa
Nat was cute

toni_pipa
VT just announced that they're pushing back their de-commission schedule. Maybe that means Andrew will stick around to help out? I hope he does. Still love the show.

Nat

Email_OrbitalLounge_NatBertContract
CONTRACT CLAUSE RE EXTENSIONS


Here's the clause EV pointed us to. Let's ask her more about it at our meeting later:

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP. Your employment with the Company will begin upon May 1st, 2088 and will continue for one calendar year. The Company may terminate your employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause. The Company may alter your term of employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause. All contrary agreements that you may have made are superseded by this agreement. 
IM_OrbitalLounge_NatBertPasscode
Page|0
|Sender|Bert
|Date|Jun 20 2087
|Time|13:45
|Body|Nat! The door to personnel is unjammed but I think I reset the passcode for it by mistake… and now I can't get in. Can you reset it on your end?

~Page|1
|Sender|Nat
|Date|Jun 20 2087
|Time|13:50
|Body|Haha, yeah, next time just let me know before you mess with the door settings… ok?

~Page|2
|Sender|Bert
|Date|Jun 20 2087
|Time|13:50
|Body|:(

~Page|3
|Sender|Nat
|Date|Jun 20 2087
|Time|13:50
|Body|Aw, it's ok. The new code is KEVI0202
Log_Kitchen_NetworkDiag
--- NAT DIAGNOSTICS LOG (COMMS LASER) ---
initlascheck() trace 0
..
..
..
..
SUCCESS
localnetstatus()
..
..
..
..
trace line 33
FAIL
vtnetstatus()
..
..
FAIL
Website_OrbitalLounge_VTCarnivalRumor
Speak out against inevitable Carnival and VT merger

I love VT. I always have. You can feel their commitment to perfection and human centered design in each and every project--the Moon Resort, the Concourse Starlight... these are experiences that surpass the average resort by actual miles. If Carnival gains control of VT, these things will absolutely be decommissioned and scrapped for the Moon Mezzanine (a middling, pedestrian space based on my knowledge of their plans).

I know a lot of you agree with me. However, we all know that VT would have touble turning down a multi-trillion dollar offer. Carnival could not afford to offer any less--after all, we know that they're after the real estate. It'll be an incredibly challenging decision for VT to make. This is a post to convince VT to deny the offer--none of us want to see VT go under. We can help. We can go to the Moon Resort, send our families there, spread the word to our friends. We have the power to help VT. We have the angel investors on our side. We need to send them to VT. This is a shout from the VT community. We have to remind them that we love VT. We have to convince them to keep making those creative and original escapes into space that they do so well. This is a shout to say "Go to hell!" to Carnival.

If you're happy with VT, you NEED to reply to this. Give it up for all the great times spent on the Moon Resort. Give them your vote.

Reply:

GO TO HELL CARNIVAL, VT ROCKS!! dont let evil canrnival take u over 

Additional Test Conversations

These conversations don't fit the naming conventions of the other AR desktop IM logs.

TestConvo
Page|0
|Sender|Bert
|Date|Jun 20 2087
|Time|13:45
|Body| hi there 

~Page|1
|Sender|Nat
|Date|Jun 20 2087
|Time|13:50
|Body| haha yeah

~Page|2
|Sender|Sareh
|Date|Jun 21 2087
|Time|10:27 PM
|Body|Stuff

~Page|3
|Sender|Nat
|Date|Jun 21 2087
|Time|18:03 
|Body|Things
TestConvo2
Page|0
|Sender|EV
|Date|May 09 2087
|Time|08:67 AM
|Body| fresh young blueberry
|AttachmentName|cutie
|AttachmentPath|Attachments/cowlick
|AttachmentName|sleepy kags
|AttachmentPath|Attachments/sleepy

~Page|1
|Sender|Nat
|Date|Jun 21 2087
|Time|04:34
|Body|LOOK AT THIS DOG
|AttachmentName|1
|AttachmentPath|Attachments/skelly_dog1
|AttachmentName|2
|AttachmentPath|Attachments/skelly_dog2
|AttachmentName|3
|AttachmentPath|Attachments/skelly_dog3

Miscellaneous Text

AR_Nat_Gym_BPWarning
Warning,
entering cooldown:
BP 142/90
please contact
medical officer
ExampleSheet

This text asset is a Microsoft Excel XML file. The populated area of the spreadsheet has been replicated here:

 
Sender Andrew
Date Jun 20 2087
Time 02:05:00 ← hmm
Body Okay, I need a big favor
Attachment Name ATTACHMENT_NAME
Attachment Path /Attachments/bunny.jpg
 
Sender Bert
Date Jun 13 2087
Time 18:38:00
Body Something came up
Attachment Name
Attachment Path
Profiles
Bert
Roberta Williams
Textures/Crew_Portrait_Paintover_Bert

Nat
Natali Kuroshenko
Textures/Crew_Portrait_Paintover_Nat

Andrew
Andrew Dagyab
Textures/Crew_Portrait_Paintover_Andrew

EV
Evelyn Something
Textures/Crew_Portrait_Paintover_EV

Sareh
Sareh Surname
Textures/Crew_Portrait_Paintover_Sareh

Clive
Clive Surname
Textures/Crew_Portrait_Paintover_Clive

Note that the surnames of EV, Sareh, and Clive have not yet been chosen. Additionally, only one of EV's first names is present.

testingFillTextField
Amazing!
Wow so cool
Yes
(Source: Original TCRF research)