ROTT Isometric Mapper and WAD Extractor Release

About and Dependencies

This is a series of Python scripts to generate Isometric views of Rise of the Triad maps, as well as extract the complete contents of DARKWAR.WAD. These scripts require the Python Imaging Library (PIL) and Python 2.x (tested with Python 2.7.3). PIL unfortunately does not yet support Python 3, which prevents these scripts from being forward-compatible at this time.

(From the future: The Python 3 port of PIL is called Pillow. I could have used this...)

Windows users should be able to download Python and PIL from the above links. Most Linux/Unix varients should be able to install Python and PIL via your package manager of choice; Ubuntu users can install the python and python-imaging libraries. OSX users should already have Python, but you may need to compile PIL yourself via the source download at the PIL website. Or just use Pip

The scripts also obviously require Rise of the Triad: Dark War, which can be purchased from either 3D Realms or For the mapping scripts, DARKWAR.WAD must be in the current directory.


There are three scripts included in the package that are intended to be executed directly. is the main isometric mapper script, is a script to generate debug maps containing all the original wall/sprite/info values, and is a script to extract the complete contents of a ROTT wad file. In addition to the three scripts above, can also be run directly to generate a simple black and white pixel image of a level, but this is not its primary purpose.

python [RTL/RTC FILE] ([Level Num])

Generates PNG isometric map images based on the specified ROTT RTL or
RTC file. If [Level Num] is specified, this will only generate a map
for the indicated level. Otherwise, maps for every level in the RTL/RTC
will be generated.

This tool requires DARKWAR.WAD from the registered version of ROTT
to be present in the current directory. Note that on case-sensitive file
systems the file name must also be uppercase.

python [RTL/RTC FILE]...

Generates a debug HTML file for each level in the specified ROTT RTL or
RTC file. Each index in the map is output into a cell in an HTML table
containing the following information:

python [WAD FILE]

Extracts the complete contents of a give ROTT wad file. Currently only
supports DARKWAR.WAD. All images will be written as PNG files,
other data will remain in its original format (e.g. .mid for music,
.voc for SFX). Unidentified data will be written with no extension.


rottmapper.tar.gz (47.6 kB) (49.7 kB)


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