Wolfenstein 3-D

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Wolfenstein 3-D
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Wolfenstein 3-D is the game that brought world attention to first-person shooter games. It is considered the father of all modern 3D games.

The complete source code was released by id Software on July 21, 1995, only three years after the game's release. It can be downloaded from id Software's FTP server. This was the first in a long line of source-code releases by id, and paved the way for their later success by designing and selling game engines to other game developers.


The following tools are able to work with this game.

Name PlatformGroup/archives Levels Graphics Music Sounds Text Saves .exe patch Notes
TED5 DOSN/AEditNoNoNoNoNoNo Editor used by id Software to create the original levels

Many more tools can be found at The Wolfenstein 3D Dome.

File formats

The following file formats are used by this game.

Filename Format Details
AudioT Format, IMF Format Archive storing sound effects and music. The game uses the uncompressed version of this format.
maptemp.wl? (v1.0)
gamemaps.wl? (v1.1+)
maphead.wl? (all versions)
GameMaps Format Levels
VSWAP.WL? Wolf3D VSWAP file Levels
*.exe B800 Text There are a couple of text screens in the main .EXE file (including the text displayed on the screen when you quit)