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             WOLFENSTEIN-3D and SPEAR of DESTINY
                   Adam Williamson
             ([email protected])
             [Version 4.16]
          Last Revised on: Thursday 15 1994 18:37 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Note: 1) From here onwards 'Wolfenstein-3D' will be referred to as
     'Wolfenstein' or 'Wolf3D', and 'Spear of Destiny' will be referred
     to as 'Spear' or 'SoD', to avoid verbosity. Information about
     Wolfenstein applies to Spear as well, unless differences are noted.
      2) All specific names included herein are trademarks and are so
     acknowledged: iD, Apogee, FormGen, Wolfenstein-3D, Spear of Destiny,
     PkWare, PkUnzip, SoundBlaster, etc. (forgive if any missed out)


0.0 About the FAQ.
    0.1 The Copyright Notice.
    0.2 Foreword.
    0.3 Id, Apogee vs the FAQ.
    0.4 How can the Wolfenstein FAQ author be contacted?
    0.5 How can I obtain the most recent version of the Wolfenstein FAQ?
    0.6 The NEW INFO coding system within the FAQ.
    0.7 Wolfenstein & SoD related files availability via FTP.

1.0 The Wolfenstein Novice Questions (The bunch that new users usually ask).
    1.1 What are Wolfenstein-3D and Spear of Destiny?
    1.2 What are the requirements to run Wolfenstein?
    1.3 Where can I get Wolfenstein from?
    1.4 How do I unpack shareware Wolfenstein?
    1.5 How do I install it to HD?
    1.6 Can I play Wolfenstein from a floppy disk?
    1.7 What's with the game version numbers?
    1.8 Are there map/graphics editors available, and where?
    What are they? And which files do they change?
    1.9 Are there different sets of ready made Wolfenstein maps/graphics files,
    and where?
    1.10 How can I CHEAT in Wolfenstein?
    1.11 How can I contact iD Software?
    1.12 I think I found an error in the FAQ.
    1.13 Is Wolfenstein available on any other platform than an IBM compatible?
    1.14 Where can I find version x.y of Wolfenstein?
    1.15 Where did iD get the inspiration for Wolfenstein?

2.0 Specific questions about the game.
    2.1 What do all those guards say in game? (for those with SoundBlaster
    or compatible)
    2.16 How many hits do all those enemies take?
    2.17 What weapons do all those enemies carry? 
    2.2 What's the difference between the difficulty levels of the game?
    2.3 What are the secret rooms/doors in the game? How can I find one?
    2.4 What are secret levels in Wolfenstein? How can I find one?
    2.5 What is that funny object/sprite in the game?
    2.6 What is the purpose of the codes listed at the end of game stats?
    2.7 Are there ghosts in Wolfenstein? If so where? Can I kill them?
    2.8 What do other objects apart from ammo, food, etc. do?
    2.9 I've heard you can drink blood in Wolfenstein? Is that true? How?
    2.10 What is 'Death Cam'? How is it activated?
    2.11 What is the Jukebox feature of Wolfenstein? How is it accessed?
    2.12 What are those music tunes in Wolfenstein?
    2.13 What is that Morse code message in Wolfenstein?
    2.14 Are there any more cheats/hints available?
    2.15 The Statistics & Records Section (Numbers about the game).

3.0 The FLAMING Section. (You're annoyed with Wolfenstein because...)
    3.1 It crashes.
    3.2 The sounds are all screwed.
    3.3 You are left with a gun and 8 bullets after you die.
    3.4 It's too hard.
    3.5 It's too easy.
    3.6 You keep running into the walls and missing the doors.
    3.7 You are feeling dizzy while you play it.
    3.8 It never gives you 100% stats at the end of level/game.
    3.9 You always run out of ammo/health.
    3.10 You can never find any secret rooms.
    3.11 You can never find a secret level.
    3.12 You always get nuked by that big bad boss (guard) at the end.
     (The strategies for defeating the bosses).

4.0 Map/Graphics Editors Section (If you're messing around with map/graphics
    files then this section is for you).
    4.1 Discussion of available map/graphics editors.
    4.2 Rules to follow when editing.
    4.3 Common editing errors (What not to do and what they'll produce).
    4.4 Map/Graphics files version conversion.
    4.5 Editors compatibility with the game and each other.
    4.6 How to make a hardcopy (printout) of the maps.

5.0 Wolfenstein Add-On Section.
    (Discussion of extra levels/graphics you can get)
    5.1 Extra levels.
    5.2 Extra graphics.
    5.3 Other Add-ons & Utilities.

6.0 Wolfenstein Bugs & Problems (known to date),
    and how to fix or get around them.
    6.1 Hardware problems.
    6.2 Software problems.
    6.3 Game specific problems.

7.0 Wolfenstein Spin-offs.
    7.01 Catacomb Abyss.
    7.02 Blake Stone 3D.
    7.03 Doom.
    7.04 Ken's Labyrinth.
    7.05 Hugo's Nitemare 3D.
    7.06 Doom 2.
    7.07 Terminator: Rampage.
    7.08 Corridor 7.
    7.09 The Fortress Of Dr. Radiaki.
    7.10 Operation Bodycount.
    7.11 Rise Of The Triad.
    7.12 Heretic.
    7.13 Duke Nukem 3: 3D.
    7.14 Shadow Warrior 3D.
    7.15 Ruins 3D.
    7.16 Quake.
    7.17 Descent.
    7.18 Dark Forces.

8.0 Acknowledgements.

9.0 Revision History.

10.0 Future Additions To The FAQ.




I hereby grant the right to anyone who wishes to freely reproduce 
WOLFENSTEIN-3D and SPEAR of DESTINY FAQ in part or in full in any electronic 
or written form provided that the author as well as the acknowledged people 
(Section 8.0) are given due credit. 

Adam Williamson
- new maintainer of Wolfenstein-3D and Spear of Destiny FAQ

Date: Nov 11th, 1993.


Ok, It's been a couple of years now since the first release of this FAQ.
Wolfenstein-3d has been out and available as shareware for over 3 years.
Originally I wrote the FAQ to stem the very large number of posts and questions
on Usenet's about this game.
I must say that I think I've been successful in conserving some bandwidth by
provision of this regular (most of the time) article. 
    This FAQ will be availible on the Games Domain WWW site 
( /GamesDomain) and FTP site ( and
will be posted whenever I remember (about every month) to the Internet
usegroups and

I would like to thank all of the contributors to this FAQ.


Now hear this!
Apogee and iD Software have nothing to do with this FAQ.
They do not give me support with it (not counting some e-mail thanks from
J. Wilbur at iD Software).
This is NOT an official publication of either iD Software or Apogee.
The information contained within this article is provided 'as is' as I collect
it from various Usenet sources.
I do make an effort to check whether the information is correct at the time of
the post, but as usual no guarantees are provided.


I can be contacted via Internet e-mail at the following address: 
[email protected]


1) Drop me an e-mail (--> See Section 0.4).
2) Get it from the FTP site
3) This article is also reposted about every month on
4) Read it on the WWW site /GamesDomain.


Throughout this FAQ I'll be refering to some Wolfenstein related files.
These can be obtained through Internet FTP archives. []
is the official wolf3d site.

****** <<<<<< (will be referred to as 'MANITOBA' from now on) >>>>>> ******

I will not include any information on wolf3d related files unless they make
their way to one of these sites. (Nope, won't do Sorry!)
If you don't know how to get them there or don't want to do it yourself
or don't have ftp access then send them to me. I'll be happy to upload them
for you.



Wolfenstein-3D is a 3-dimensional action game from iD Software.
(distributed as shareware by Apogee). Spear of Destiny is the commercial
sequel of the same game that includes some enhanced graphics.

OBJECTIVE: Survival/Exploration

TYPE: Action

VIEW: First person 3-dimensional perspective.

FEATURES: Smooth scrolling gameplay and character animation.
      Full 360 degrees view sweep at any angle.
      VGA graphics (320x200x256), SB/SB-Pro/Adlib/Sound Src support
      Mouse/Joystick/Gravis pad/Keyboard interface.


VIOLENCE RATING: PC-13 (profound carnage - analogous to the movies' PG-13)

COMMENTS: Impacts visually. Highly addictive. Slighty violent.

STORY LINE: In Wolf3D: Basically you're a WWII allied spy imprisoned in Germany
        and you're trying to escape (full story included with the game).
        In SoD: Capture the Spear of Destiny from a Nazi stronghold.

AVAILABILITY: First part of Wolf3D is shareware. Extra parts can be ordered
          from the distributor (more later). For Spear there is a 2-level
          demo version and the full version can be obtained at your local
          software store. There are now SoD: Missions 2+3 availible as well.

STAGES: Wolf3D: 6 episodes (parts) each containing 10 levels.
        The shareware version only contains episode 1.
        The registered version (pay $$) contains either 3 or 6 episodes.
        Altogether there are 10, 30 & 60 levels in the shareware and
        two registered versions.
    SoD:    1 set with 21 levels of pulse-pounding action.
        The demo version only contains the first 2 levels.
        The registered version (pay $$) contains the full 21 levels.

WARNING: Some people have reported being sick after playing or watching
     others play (a kind of motion sickness if you like). --> See 3.7


     Processor: 80286 or better (Nope won't run on XT).
     Graphics:  256Kb VGA or better.
     Memory:    580Kb Conventional. Also supports EMS, XMS.
            If EMS/XMS are available the game will use them to preload
            some of the graphics data.
     Hard Disk: Wolf3D: Approx. 1.38Mb (Shareware version)
                Approx. 2.40Mb (Full 6 episodes version)
            SoD   : Approx. 1.24Mb (Demo version)
                Approx. 3.06Mb (Full 21 levels version)
     (Support SB, SBPro, Adlib)

DOS        : 5.0, 6.0 (should be downward compatible to 3.3 but wasn't tested)
Other OS's : OS/2,
         Windows: (Note if you've got a SB device driver
               installed under Windows or a Windows TSR
               like an hour chime running it may interfere
               with some of Wolfenstein's digitized sounds)
              Running WOLF3d/SoD under Windows isn't really recommended.
         Windows NT: unknown. (anyone?)
         DR-DOS 6.0

Compatible with: Stacker: Yes (2.0 & 3.0)
         Superstor: Yes
         DOS 6.0's Double Space: Yes


You can ftp Wolf3D game from MANITOBA, locating it in /pub/wolf3d .
It is archived as a PkWare's ZIP file (
You can also ftp it from UWP. Look in /pub/msdos/games/id (file
(Note: ziped with PkZip v2.04g)
You must have PkWare's PkUnzip software to unzip the .zip file.
(You can obtain the pkzip/unzip software from /pc/arcers
 filename = pkz204g.exe)
The archive size is approximately 750Kb.
There is an unpacking installation with this latest version (v1.4) of
Wolfenstein so there should be no problem with getting started.

You can also get a full version from Apogee (iD's Wolfenstein distributor).
Info on ordering is included in the shareware version.
Lately the full version has also been commercialised and should be available
from local software stores and other retail outlets (such as K-mart).
(This info is U.S only. Other countries may have had it available this way
 for a long time now).

You can ftp the demo of SoD from the same two sites (file
The archive size is approximately 740Kb.
You can get a full version from FormGen (iD's Spear of Destiny distributor).
Info on ordering is included in the demo version. SoD may also be obtained
from your local software store.


You'll need PkWare's PkUnzip software (version 2.04g) to 'unzip' the file.
Create a spare directory, then copy the file you've obtained into it.
Next use pkunzip to unarchive the file. Like so:


(Assuming your pkunzip.exe is on DOS's command path.)


Through unarching the program in 1.4 above, an INSTALLATION copy of the game
was placed in the current directory. Just run INSTALL program supplied to
install a runable copy on your HD.
You can delete the INSTALLATION copy once a runable copy has been made
(to save disk space of course).
NOTE: Initially you'll need ~4Mb of HD space to unpack and install the game.
For the SoD demo, unarching the program in 1.4 above will place a runable copy
on your HD and you don't need to take any further installation steps.


You can play the shareware version of Wolf3D and the demo of SoD from floppy
disk since it's only about 1.38/1.24Mb (we're talking 3.5" High Density disk
here). You'll have to install it to a hard disk first and then copy it across
to a floppy disk.
The full registered versions of Wolfenstein and Spear are much too big for a
1.44Mb floppy (unless you have something like a 20Mb floptical disk drive :) on
which it would easily fit).
The performance of the game running from a floppy is much the same except when
you first load it up it takes it about a minute to load up all the graphics/map
info, so just wait patiently. It's a bit slower between the levels as well.
In the game itself there is usually no speed differential except in certain
parts where it brings in a page of graphics for some wall panels. You can then
notice a split second pause.


The most current version of Wolfenstein 3D is 1.4. The newest version fixes all
known bugs (as did 1.1 at the time, etc.) Apart from that there is not much of
a difference unless it comes to map/graphics editors. --> See 1.8, 1.9 & 4.X
A breakdown of the versions and what the differences are is below.
(If you never played Wolfenstein this will sound meaningless, but then again
 if you NEVER played Wolfenstein then where were you this past two years? ;)
NOTE: There may have been some other bugs fixed between the versions which I
      don't know about, so if you think you know e-mail me.

v1.0 - First release (05/05/92)
v1.1 - Fixed some secret doors map bugs (on level 7 & 8 in episode 1 there
       were secret doors left out) and also some video problems (06/10/92)
v1.2 - Secret level elevator bug was fixed (introduced in 1.1 :( ) (06/22/92)
v1.3 - Was never released.
v1.4 - Fixed something but I forgot what. It also changed slightly the graphic
       backdrop on the opening screen and other menus, changed the interior
       elevator graphic and added a calibration routine in the joystick setup
       menu. (12/03/92)

The dates next to versions are the file stamp dates of the game .exe file.
They are not the actual market release game dates.

There were other 'internal' changes between versions but they are only relevant
to mapping programs. --> See 4.X

The version numbering of Spear seems to have gone through the same routine,
but currently I only have info on the initial release:
v1.0 - First release (09/28/92)
v1.1 - No information available (yet? call on info)
v1.2 - "	"  "	" "	"
v1.3 - "	"  "	" "	"
v1.4 - Final release, changes from previous versions unknown


Map/Graphics editors can be obtained from the same ftp site as the game.

No, they are not written by iD or Apogee nor supported by them.
(Also --> See Section 4.2)

 Apogee ask that you ONLY edit registered wolf3d. The latest level editors
 will ONLY work on registered versions. Will FTP sites PLEASE withdraw levels
 and graphics capable of running on shareware wolf3d. Anything that will work
 on registered wolf3d/SoD, and ONLY registered, is OK.
Ok, continuing on...

You can even share with the world your own map/graphics creations for
Wolfenstein by uploading it to UWP in /pub/incoming/id .
(--> See 1.9 for a complete list of iD's directories for that site.)

You are strictly not allowed to distribute the executable files from the
registered full version of the game, i.e. any .exe files.
Nor anything from the game for $ unless selling the game to third party
(Legitimate registration transfer).

The editors have been obtained by reverse engineering the map/graphics files
and producing programs that changed those files in a manner consistent with the
game requirements of them.

The editor archives are:        map viewer/editor        "   "      "     "   "      "       graphics viewer/editor
wolfm160.arj       map viewer/editor version convertor         map viewer/editor

The last one will let you convert between different versions of Wolfenstein
since the map encryption for 1.0 is not compatible with 1.1 and upwards
(and you may feel left out if you designed maps before with 1.0 and now have
 1.1 or 1.4, etc. Not so!
 BTW: 1.1 through to 1.4 are map/graphics compatible as known to date.)

Also maped41[42][6]/wolfm160 will automatically detect what version of
Wolfenstein you have installed so you need not worry if you don't want to
convert maps (upgrade/downgrade (!) them).

All of these files include ample docs with them, if you already have them and
want some tips or help on their differences and shortcomings, then --> See 4.X

In order to make the Map editors work for Spear of Destiny, an enhanced version
of the .DEF files must be used. They should be obtainable in the same ftp sites
as the map editors (file and others). If you can't find them, some
minor work will need to be done. Find the wall types (MAPDATA.DEF) and the
object types (OBJDATA.DEF) that are undefined and define them in your *.DEF

The aforementioned editors change the following files:

Map editors:
where XXX is either .WL1 for the shareware version or .WL3 and .WL6 for the
registered 3/6 episode versions respectively.
Note that GAMEMAPS.XXX replaced MAPTEMP.XXX in versions of Wolfenstein 1.1 and
higher, i.e. MAPTEMP.XXX is only present in v1.0. It doesn't really make any
difference since the map editors will recognize that.
For Spear, XXX is either .SDM for the demo version or .SOD for the full
version. To have some of the map editors work with them, you'll need to rename
them to .WL6 files and then back to play the game.
Please consult Section 4.1 to see if the map editor you're using will recognize
SoD .SDM & .SOD file extensions.

Graphics editors:
where XXX is as before.

 My own word (Adam) on level editors:

 Basically, GET ONE NOW! They are very, very good. I use mapedit 8.0. I have
 a regular conversation going with Warren Buss, one of the writers, and 8.1
 is done, but not on general release. They are adding Corridor 7 support, and
 it will be released with a higher no than 8.1 when this is done. Mapedit 8.0
 supports every single object in wolf3d, and has many useful features. It
 also supports SoD and Blake Stone 3D. Before anyone asks, there are NO plans
 for Rise Of The Triad support - it is too different. Also, levels are very
 easy to knock up quickly, but don't. It is not as bad as Doom (2 months
 per level!), but try and think about it. Get the player lost. Build in
    Graphics editing is very fun, but you need to be a reasonably talented
 computer artist, prepared to work for a long time to achieve results. Enemys
 have 20+ frames of animation, and these all need to be changed. I am working
 on a major add-on, Warhammer Wolfenstein, which is being done with two
 friends - they work on graphics, I do levels. We will have something decent
 out by february 95.


If you are looking for an alternative set of map or graphic files for your
Wolfenstein game then the sites mentioned in Section 0.7 carry them as well
in the same or sibling directories.
MANITOBA has the add-on maps/graphics/editors, etc. in the same directory as
the game i.e. /pub/wolf3d .
Make sure you look through an index file (normally 00index* or README to see
what is what or --> See 5.1 & 5.2 for a short tour)
At UWP have a look at /pub/msdos/games/id/home-brew directories.


There is a document on in /pub/wolf3d called wolfdbug.txt
that describes the various cheat options in Wolfenstein and how to access them.
I have reproduced it here with some updates.


(v1.0 means Wolf3D version 1.0 and v1.1 means Wolf3D version 1.1.
Cheating with other versions is equivalent to v1.1 except as noted.)

To enter the mode, do the following:

1.  Invoke Wolfenstein 3-D with the "next" parameter (wolf3d -next)
    for v1.0, or the "goobers" parameter for v1.1.  You can also use
    whatever other command-line parameters you want.

2.  Begin or restore a game.  While in the game, hold down the TAB,
    CONTROL, and ENTER keys simultaneously for v1.0, or the LEFT SHIFT,
    ALT, and BACKSPACE keys for v1.1.  You should get a message stating
    that debugging keys are now available.

That's it!

To use debugging mode commands, hold down the TAB key and one of the
letter keys listed below simultaneously:

B   Changes the screen border color.  Don't ask me why it's here, but
    it's here.

C   Displays the number of statics, doors, and actors in the level.
    Statics are things like food, ammo, pools of blood, etc., and actors
    are the bad guys.  Doors should be self-explanatory.

E   Moves you ahead two levels.  That's right, not one level, but two.
    Unlike the W command (see below), this also takes you to the "level
    completed" screen and gives you percentages, bonuses, etc.
    In Wolf3D v1.4 and SoD, it moves ahead just one level. If you have
    also used the "-tedlevel" parameter (see below), this command exits
    the game.

F   Displays your current position on the level (X,Y) and orientation (A).
    To convert the X and Y values to coordinates that can be used in
    Mapedit, divide them by 65,536 and round down.  A is in degrees
    ranging counterclockwise from right.  ("Right" refers to the top
    view as seen in Mapedit.)

G   Turns what iD calls "GOD mode" on and off.  Basically it just means
    that you're invincible.  The screen still turns red when you would
    normally be hurt, though.  This can get very annoying if you want to
    do something fun like kill the episode's boss with your knife.

H   Hurts you (-16% health).  Not much use to us, but I guess iD had to
    debug their damage code just like everything else.

I   "Free items."  Ups your health, ammo, and score, and gives you the
    next most powerful weapon.  (Machine gun if you didn't have it,
    Gatling gun if you did.)

M   Displays memory usage.  Loads of fun.

N   Turns "No clipping" on or off.  This lets you walk through walls.
    Wall-walking does STRANGE things to the graphics (try approaching a
    door from the side and opening it).  It also does strange things
    to the bad guys.  If you walk into a room through the wall, often
    they won't notice you at all, even if you walk right in front of
    them or fire your machine gun (in some direction besides at them,
    of course).  This command is not available in the registered version
    of Wolf3D nor in shareware versions other than v1.0 but it is in SoD.
    (I guess we should be glad that ANY of the commands are available.)

O   Changes the main viewscreen to a map of the current level, which
    you can scroll through using the movement keys or the mouse.  It's
    neat, but I wish that it weren't so ugly.  Those numbers are from
    the internal level format.  ESC will get you out.  Unfortunately
    this command doesn't work in v1.1 nor in SoD.

P   Pauses the game, without putting up the little "Paused" window.
    I guess this makes it nice for taking a screen shot, although in
    v1.1 it changes the screen border to an ugly bright white.

Q   Bombs the machine in v1.0.  Exits the game in v1.1.  Both of these
    functions are about equally useless.

S   Turns slow motion on or off.  If you have a slow computer you don't
    need this.

T   Pops up a window which displays graphics and sounds from the game.
    Use the left and right arrow keys to page through the entries.
    If you come to a blank entry, keep going.  You'll know when you've
    reached the end (500-something) because you won't be able to go
    any higher.  ESC exits.  v1.1 has some interesting graphics that
    v1.0 lacks, including two sprites which are particularly intriguing.
    Don't bother calling Apogee and making yourself look like a fool
    only to be told that you didn't win anything; I already did.
    (You'll understand what I mean when you've seen the sprite.)

V   Asks you how many extra VBLs you want.  High values seem to make
    the game sluggish and not much else.

W   Warps to any level.  Although it prompts for a value from 1 to 10,
    you can actually enter any number up to 20 in the registered
    version.  Eleven through twenty correspond to levels one through
    ten in the episode following the one you're currently playing.
    In SoD, it prompts for a value from 1 to 21.

X   "Extra stuff."  Doesn't appear to do anything.  If you can amend
    this, let me know.

Miscellaneous notes:

TEDLEVEL - You can use the "-tedlevel" command-line parameter to quickly
start Wolf3D and warp to any level.  The parameter is followed by a
two-digit number.  The tens digit is the episode number minus one, and
the ones digit is the level number minus one.  For example, to go to
level 10 of episode three, type:
    wolf3d -tedlevel 29
and to go to the first episode, level 2, type:
    wolf3d -tedlevel 1
By default, you will play the level on the "Don't hurt me" difficulty
setting.  To change this, use one of the command-line parameters "-baby"
"-easy" "-normal" "-hard".  They stand for the obvious difficulties.
Using the "-tedlevel" parameter also gives you an infinite number of
lives.  Combine it with "-goobers" (or "-next") for even more fun.

DEMO RECORDING MODE - This "debugging" feature is not accessed in the
same way as the other commands, and it is available only in v1.0.  To
record a demo, follow step one from the beginning of this file, and
then hold down TAB at the title screen (the one with B.J. hiding from
a guard).  Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any way to display
these demos after they've been recorded, but if you've ever had a
secret desire to play Wolfenstein 3-D with a big "DEMO" sign at the
 top of the screen, this is how to do it. Theory: I do not have 1.0 of
 wolf3d - i use 1.1 - but I think that if you leave it on the title screen
 long enough, you get a demo, and this is probably what you are recording.

SPEAR OF DESTINY - SoD's debugging mode is quite similar to Wolf3D's.
Just use the command-line parameter "-debugmode" and the same key combo
as v1.1. Oh, and be sure to check out what happens to B.J. when you turn
on God mode...

-- Ben Rudiak-Gould
AOL: BenjaminRG
Internet: [email protected]

. and then there's always the LIM cheat.

What you do is press L, I and M all together and you get full health & ammo as
well as the chain gun and both keys ;) However, it will reset your score to 0!
 (This also renders the tab-I cheat useless).

The equivalent of this cheat for the Mac (I think...the sender did not name
system) is typing in BURGER.

IMPORTANT: It seems that in later registered versions of v1.4 of Wolf3d the
cheat mode has been disabled (appearently Apogee requested it).
At the moment I have no additional info to differentiate these two versions
of v1.4. If you have any such details (like file dates etc.) drop me a line.

Apogee has also stated that starting with release of their game 'Biomenace'
all their subsequent shareware game releases will be devoid of any in-built
cheat codes. This is apparently to encourage registering the game (where
the registered versions would have some kind of cheat mode (???) etc.)

1.11 HOW CAN I CONTACT iD Software or Apogee?

If you have some difficulties with Wolfenstein or Spear that are unresolved
after reading this FAQ you can send e-mail to [email protected] or
[email protected]
Note that this FAQ is not produced or in any way sponsored by iD Software or
Apogee, so they are not responsible for the material included herein.
I would discourage asking them about the add-on products for Wolfenstein.
Mail only if you have a setup, installation or hardware conflict, etc.


If you find some information contained within this article incorrect
I'll appreciate you informing me of it ASAP.


There is a SNES version (blood changed to sweat, dogs changed to rats) and
a Jaguar (uncensored, slightly altered graphics) version. Mac version IS now
availible, and uses the Jaguar graphics. The Archimedes version has just
come out. No info on graphics.


If you're looking for older versions of shareware Wolfenstein then MANITOBA is
the place.
These are the files:

v1.0 -
v1.4 -

If you want v1.1 (god knows why) you'll have to patch v1.0 using
(--> See Section 5.3)
I don't know where to get shareware patch for v1.2 but the only difference
from 1.1 to 1.2 was the secret level bug fix on episode 1 level 1.
If you have an editor you can patch it yourself. But really, you should only
need v1.0 (for some add-ons) and v1.4 (for the rest).


The The idea for Wolfenstein came from an old Apple ][ game called Castle
Wolfenstein that the iD games liked. They had come up with the idea of the
3D, texture-mapped, smoothly scrolling engine, and needed a game to use it
with. Castle Wolfenstein seemed ideal. They couldn't think of a better name,
so their legal guys went out and got the copyright on the name, and
Wolfenstein 3D was born!



Who             When            Says What         Translation      
Guard:          He sees you     Achtung!          "Warning" or "Attention"      
                or hears you
He dies.                       (irreproducible)    He just screams in    
                                                   a variety of ways.   
Blue SS
Guard:          He sees you     Schutzstaffel!     "Body Guard" (literal),     
                or hears you                       "SS!"     
                He dies.        Mein leben!        "My life!"     
Officer:        He sees you     Spion!             "Spy!"     
                or hears you
                He dies.        Nein, so was!      "Well, I never!"     
(Zombies):      He sees you     -                  Nothing. Silence     
                or hears you
                He dies         Khaaarrghkhkh!     (Really weird sound)
Huge Blue
episode 1:      He sees you.    Guten Tag!         "Good Day!" (strictly)
                                                   "Good Morning!"
                He dies.        Mutti!             "Mommy!"
Dr. Schabbs,
episode 2:      He sees you.    Oohahahaha!        (Laughs)
                He dies.      Mein Gott in Himmel! "My God in Heaven!"
episode 3:      He sees you.    Toter hund!        "Dead Dog!"
                He dies.        Hahahahaha!        (Laughs)
episode 3:      He sees you.    Die, Allied        "Die, Allied Pigdog!"
                You blow away   Scheisse!          "Sh-t!"
                his armour.
                He dies.        Eva, auf           "Good-bye Eva!"
                                Wiedersehen!       (NB: Eva Braun was
                                                   Hitler's wife)
(Otto Poison-
episode 4:      He sees you.    Eine kleine        "A little American!"

                He dies.        Donnerwetter!      "Good heavens!"
Greta Grosse
(Big Greta),
episode 5:      She sees you.   Kein Durchgang!    "No Trespassing!"
                She dies.       Mein Busen!        "My repentance!"
episode 6:      He sees you.    Erlauben Sie,      "Allow me, please!"

                He dies.        Roseknospe...      "Rosebud..."
                                                   (cf. film "Citizen Kane"
                                                   for joke.)
Trans Grosse,
SoD floor 5:    He sees you.    Einer              "A mistake!"

                He dies.        Es ist schade!     "What a pity!"
SoD floor 10:   He sees you.    Ach so!            "Oh, I see!"
                He dies.        Wenn schon!        "So what!"
SoD floor 16:   He sees you.    -                  Nothing. Silence
                He dies.        Argh!              (Wierd scream)
Death Knight,
SoD floor 18:   He sees you.   Tod ist mein leben! "Death is my life!"
                He dies.       Alles ist verloren! "All is lost!"
Angel of Death,
SoD floor 21:   He sees you.    Prove your worth, human!
                He dies.        You may wield the Spear...


Here is detailed roughly how many shots each normal enemy takes to kill.

1. Dog
1 shot, 1 knife hit.

2. Brown Guard
1 shot if close up and on target, or hit in back, and 2 if at a distance.
If your aim is out it can be 3. About 2/3 knife hits.

3. SS Man
About 8 shots or 12 knife hits.

4. Officer
About 4 shots or 6 knife hits.

5. Mutant
About 8 shots or twelve knife hits.

6. Hitler's Ghost
About 6 shots or 10 knife hits.


1. Dog

2. Brown Guard

3. SS Man
Machine gun (you get it if you kill him)

4. Officer
Pistol (does more damage and fires more rapidly than the guard's)

5. Mutant
Pistol (Faster than officer's)

6. Hitler's Ghost

7. Hans Grosse
Two chainguns

8. Dr Schabbs

9. Hitler
Four chainguns in armour, two out of it

10. Otto Giftmacher
Can't remember (fill me in someone)

11. Gretel Grosse
Two chainguns

12. General Fettgesicht
Two chainguns and rocket launcher


There are four main differences:
1) There are more guards on harder difficulty levels.
2) They are harder to kill (can take more shots and you have to aim better)
   on harder difficulty levels.
   NOTE: on the lowest level 'Can I play Daddy?' you can generally pick off a
     guard even at long distance with one shot in the general direction
     (well, not every time but often). On the hardest level this usually
     will not happen.
3) On harder levels you take more damage when shot.
4) NB: There are a certain number of guards on difficulty 1 (can I play
 daddy), the same on difficulty 2 (don't hurt me), they just do more harm,
 more on difficulty level 3 (bring 'em on) and a hell of a lot on difficulty
 level 4 (I am death incarnate! meaning: I am death personified, made into
 a person).

There is another minor difference. On the lowest level the 'first-aid kit'
sometimes bumps up your health more than on other harder levels.
--> See 2.8 & 2.15 for more.


The secret rooms are like any other room in Wolfenstein except they are
accessed by a 'secret passage' (not really a door). There are certain wall
panels which can be pushed (acted on) like a normal door. The wall will then
slide back revealing a passage to another room. Secret rooms are usually used
to store treasure, food, first aid and ammo packs and more powerful guns, i.e.
the items of interest when survival is at stake (the treasure helps get more
points which accumulate to extra lives, etc.). Sometimes they are used to store
keys to locked doors, but not often (not in the Wolf3D shareware episode

 NOTE: There is nowhere in the game that anything vital to completion is
 hidden behind a secret wall. Keys are just to shortcut routes. iD thought
 necessary secret rooms would be too hard to find. This is strictly untrue,
 but the areas it is used (Episode 1, level 8 for example) are in tiny rooms
 where it is dead easy to find the pushwall.

Although there are no strict guidelines to where a secret room might be, you
can get some slight hints on where one might be positioned. Since the maps in
Wolfenstein are true (i.e. they're not warped space) then if you see a block
of wall which is pretty thick and houses no standard rooms (operated by normal
sliding doors) it could potentially house a secret room. Try first the obvious
places on the walls e.g. Hitler's painting, nazi banner & other obvious wall
decorations. Some secret panels are in the corners of a room, others in the
middle of a wall (midpoint of a wall in a standard room). There are also a few
between two objects, like between two plants or two barrels positioned against
the walls. --> See 3.10 for more.


The secret levels are just another level which has been made a bit harder to
find than others. To get to a secret level you must take a special elevator
(well, they don't look special though, in fact in appearance they look like a
normal elevator) from one of the normal (non-secret levels). Elevators like
that are hidden. There's one secret level per episode (so there's one in the
shareware version too :).
When you arrive at a secret level it will be marked 'level 10' on your status
bar. In Spear there are two secret levels in total, marked 19 and 20.
After you finish the secret level the exit elevator will take you back to the
level that you should have gone were it not for the secret level. Say you got
to secret level from level 1, then after secret level (10) you'll end up on
level 2.
For a bit of a spoiler --> See 3.11


That funny object only occurs in the registered 3 or 6 episode version of the
game. It is a sign saying to call Apogee. See, it was going to be a part of a
competition with the game, like you find it and then call the distributor
(Apogee it was then) and you could win something (???).
The competition idea was dropped fairly quickly though, after all the mappers
and editors were unleashed only weeks after the game's release. OK, for all
those who haven't found it, the object is a wall saying "Phone Apogee Say
Aardwolf." It isn't very exciting, trust me.


Same thing as in 2.5 the code is the checksum for your score in game. It was
going to be a proof that you actually went through the game and obtain such and
such score.
NOTE: To my knowledge the codes only occur in Wolfenstein v1.0 & 1.1
      (maybe 1.2, not sure)


There are two kinds of ghosts in Wolfenstein. The Hitler's ghosts which haunt
you in episode 3 level 9 (the boss level where you kill Hitler). You can
certainly kill those.
There are also some funny Pacman Ghosts in episode 3 level 10 (secret level).
You can't kill those but they can hurt you if you touch them. Just stay clear
and you'll be ok. (Or cheat with GOD MODE --> See 1.10)
In Spear there are ghosts in the final floor (21). These white ghosts can be
shot, but after a short while they reappear. They can also hurt you if you
touch them.


Umm, well ... nothing really. They're there 'cause they look nice.

Here's a short list of all the usable objects:
Ammo clip: gives you ammo (duh)
Ammo box (SoD only): gives you loads of ammo :)
Machine guns (Schmeisser (some people call it PM-40) & Gatling gun): increase
 your firepower. NOTE: They do not actually take more powerful bullets, but
 the machine gun has rapid-fire and the chain-gun has 2 bullets at a time
 rapid-fire. Two bullets from a pistol will kill a guard, so will two from
 a pistol - it is just easier to fire from a chain-gun.
Chicken meal, Dog food, Blood pool, Bloody skeleton & First aid kit:
extra health
Cross, Chalice, Treasure chest, Crown: points
Sphere with your face on it: extra life + health + ammo

Doors: open and close these.
Keys: access locked doors.
Elevator: use it to progress to next level.


You can slurp up the blood pools and consume the bloody skeletons if your
health falls below 11%.


Death Cam is a animation replay of the final few seconds of the killing
sequence of some the games bosses (you know, the huge guards). The only bosses
subject to Death Cam are:
    Dr. Schabbs (episode 2)
    Hitler (episode 3)
    Otto Giftmacher (episode 4)
    General Fettgesicht (episode 6)
The Death Cam is activated after you kill one of these bosses. After the replay
the current episode concludes regardless of whether you killed all other
guards, etc.
There is no Death Cam in Spear. It has a nice set of end screens though.

 NOTE: Deathcam does not replay your killing, from your viewpoint - it just
 shows all the guy's dying frames from close up, so it is always the same.


The JukeBox feature of Wolfenstein is just a menu of different music
scores that normally play through the different levels of Wolfenstein.
To access it press and hold 'm' while Wolfenstein starts (after you started
it from DOS).
Now you can listen to that favourite tune from the game.
The Jukebox is present in all versions as I understand (shareware/registered
1.0 through to 1.4). The menu of music scores may be different between
the versions but it nevertheless is there.


What is the theme music for Wolfenstein 3-D?

The tune that opens Wolf 3-D is known as the "Horst Wessel Lied" (Horst
Wessel's Song), which was the official Nazi party anthem.  Here are the
first couple of bars to the lyrics, though further research will follow:

(translated from the original German)

Raise high the flags! Stand rank-on-rank together.... SA will march with
steady, quiet tread....

Historical background:  Horst Wessel was an average SA (Sturmabteilung --
literally, Storm Detachment; which was the Nazi goon squad) trooper and
local party leader in Berlin.  He was killed in a street brawl with
Communists in 1930, but not before leaving the words and music to the tune
that became the Nazi anthem.   It was played along with the official German
national anthem, whose tune is still used today, although with different
lyrics than what was played in Nazi Germany.

Other musical trivia: a few bars of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and
Marine Corps anthems are played throughout the game.  In one of the music
pieces, a Morse-code message is played in the background...

 The music on episode 1, mission 9 is vaguely reminiscent of the British
 National Anthem, God Save The Queen/King (depending on who is the monarch
 at the time).


In Episodes 3 & 6 of the registered version the music seems to
include a Morse code beeping in the background.

I have scooped the following from UseNet's
(I don't know the originator, you know who you are)

Here it is:

TO BIG BAD WOLF DE ["de" means "from" in amateur radio Morse code jargon]


Yes Siree! There's certainly that Wolfenstein hintbook you can obtain for some
extra $ (US$ 10 I last heard), when you order the full version of the game.
It's supposed to be packed with hints about the game levels and how to cheat in
the game (--> See 1.10). I don't know all the details 'cause I don't have it.
(Er, the game's too easy anyway (No flames! --> See 3.X))
There's also the Spear of Destiny hintbook to be obtained for US$ 15.
It has lots of background info on the game, the storyline, its development
history and the guys at iD Software, plus hints for playing, the full set of
printed maps and how to access a few hidden features in the program.


Ok, at the risk of repeating myself here goes:

The Wolfenstein game has:
10 levels per episode
6 episodes (full version)
1 secret level per episode.

The Spear of Destiny game has:
21 levels (full version)
2 secret levels and a special end level.

Both games have:
4 difficulty levels
4 weapon types: knife, pistol, machine gun & chain gun
2 key types: gold & silver.

Max ammo: 99
Ammo with guns: 6
Ammo with clips: 8
Ammo with guards' clips: 4
Ammo with ammo box (SoD only): 25
Ammo with X-tra life: 25

Max health: 100 %
Health for blood/bones: 1% (Note: health must be <11% for this to work)
Health for dog food: 4%
Health for chicken meal: 10%
Health for first aid: 25% or 35% depending on which level of difficulty
Health for X-tra life: 100%

Score for brown guards: 100
Score for dogs: 200
Score for white ghosts (SoD): 200
Score for white officers: 400
Score for blue SS troopers: 500
Score for undead: 700
Score for ghosts of Hitler: 2000
Score for bosses: 5000
Score for cross: 100
Score for chalace: 500
Score for treasure chest: 1000
Score for golden crown: 5000
Score for 100% completed: 10000
Score for secret level completed: 15000
Score for boss level completed (SoD): 15000
Score for 1 sec under par level time: 500

The following table shows the par level times for all Wolf3D episodes:
Episode 1       2       3       4       5       6       7       8
1   1:30    2:00    2:00    3:30    3:00    3:00    2:30    2:30
2   1:30    3:30    3:00    2:00    4:00    6:00    1:00    3:00
3   1:30    1:30    2:30    2:30    3:30    2:30    2:00    6:00
4   2:00    2:00    1:30    1:00    4:30    3:30    2:00    4:30
5   2:30    1:30    2:30    2:30    4:00    3:00    4:30    3:30
6   6:30    4:00    4:30    6:00    5:00    5:30    5:30    8:30
The boss and secret levels have no par level time.

The following table shows the par level times for all SoD levels:
Level   1   2   3   4   6   7   8
    1:30    3:30    2:45    3:30    4:30    3:15    2:45
Level   9   11  12  13  14  15  17
    4:45    6:30    4:30    2:45    4:30    6:00    6:00
Once again, the boss and secret levels have no par level time.

Extra life: every 40000 points or if you find the icon.
NOTE:   extra life icon counts as treasure! If you forget one --> no 100%
    treasure statistic!

 NOTE: Par times cannot be edited with any edit programs I know - anyone
 seen one?

Average number of rounds (on 'Death Incarnate' difficulty) required to kill:
Dog: 1
White ghost (SoD): 1
Brown guard: 2
SS trooper: 5
White officer: 3
Undead: 3

Minimum number of rounds required to kill:
Ghost of Hitler: 25
Hans: 40
Hitler: 70 to blast him out of his harness &
another 70 to finish him off.
Other Bosses: 80



Usually the reasons for Wolfenstein bombing out are these:

1) You have a hardware conflict with your soundcard.
2) You have a software configuration problem.
3) You have more than one version of Wolfenstein and some game files from the
   versions are mixed.

1 & 2 are discussed later --> See 6.1 & 6.2

If you mixed Wolfenstein versions or put different home-brew add-on maps in the
same directory then Wolfenstein might hang since map and graphics file formats
are different from version 1.1 onwards.


Either your card is not fully Soundblaster compatible or you have IRQ or DMA
conflict. --> See 6.1


a) Cheat (--> See 1.10)
b) Learn about secret rooms and how to find them (--> See 3.10), there is
   plenty of ammo/food inside them.
c) Save often.
d) The blue SS troopers carry machine guns. Toast one with your gun and you can
   pick up his machine gun. If you have the machine gun already, he just drops
   an ammo pouch.


--> See 3.3 & 3.10
Also start on an easy difficulty level. Don't despair, you'll get better. One
of the advantages of veteran players is that they know the layout of the maze.
They know where to find ammo, food, etc.
As you get familiar with the game you'll also be able to judge how many shots to
fire and where to aim. Thus you can conserve your ammo.
To preserve health learn how to use the strafe function (useful when ducking
around corners).
Also don't just plunge into rooms. Hang back and see if any guards come running
out. Then ... Pang!
Some difficulty can also be attributed to disorientation of new players.
Several corridors or rooms may look alike. Try look for dead bodies (i.e. the
trail that you've left behind) or other characteristic objects.
If you're having trouble with movement then --> See 3.6 & 3.7
One nice hint I've received is about slowing the game a little. If you have
turned on debugging keys then holding TAB slows the game down a bit (not as
slow as slow motion from the debugging options). This means that you can let
off a couple of accurate shots before the targets (guards etc.) have time
to react. Great for some tight rooms and conserves ammo as well.


Like a challenge eh? Check out some home-brew maps. --> See 5.1
You might also try to reduce your health with the cheat mode (--> See 1.10)
or decide to play without machine guns. Take that for a challenge.


Sounds like a major new user disorientation syndrome to me, but could also be
attributed to a slow computer. See, slower machines sacrifice the frame rate to
keep the gameplay speed constant. Thus you might miss a few frames here and
there and that will fool you into overshooting your targets (doors, guards when
you're aiming your pistol at them, etc.) Strafe function helps here sometimes.
You can also try experimenting with various input devices. Mouse is more
accurate on position but slower when it comes to movement. Joystick is rather
inaccurate but easy to handle and still slow. Especially your rotation speed.
If you have a Thrustmaster or other joystick + configurable buttons you can
program these for strafe & run functions. That should make it a little easier.


There have been a lot of discussion about this phenomenon. In short some people
experience dizziness attributed to the game movement. There were many theories,
most along the line of motion sickness.
Some also said that the animation is too smooth so it fools your brain into
believing it to be real. Others said its too jerky and it makes you vomit like
being sea sick. Another popular theory is that lack of proper acceleration
(like on-off high speed) attribute to the nausea.
I will not go into discussion of why. Rather I'll post some steps people
suggested. Remedies are not guaranteed to work. There are many, all are
experimental and some will have opposite effects on different people. This, it
seems, is a very individual problem.

a) Try different display sizes. Either different size monitors or use the F5
   function to vary the display window.
b) Try sitting closer/further from the display (but don't stick your nose in
   it, I don't want you to get radiation sick). Combine with focusing/
   defocusing on the display or surroundings (your room, etc.) This is to see
   if you're being aware that you're looking at the monitor (by seeing other
   objects around it) and hopefully it may convince your brain that what you
   play is not really real.
c) Try different machine speeds. If you have a turbo switch try playing with
   it on/off. See what the difference is.
d) Try different input devices (--> See 3.6) With a mouse you can control
   acceleration more accurately than with a joystick or the keyboard.
e) Play on your friend's/collegue's computer. See if it's better/worse.
f) Have breaks while you play. Play in turns. Watch others play & then play
g) If you have Soundblaster try playing with/without the sound. If your
   soundcard is stereo try playing with headphones on. Reverse the headphones
   so that left becomes right. Does it confuse you more. (It has no difference
   on me if you want to know ;) This one is not meant as a torture (Hehe) only
   to see if you're generally well adaptive.

After I switched machines from 386SX-25Mhz to 486DX-33Mhz I had problem
adjusting too. Everything seemed "too smooth". Now when I see it on the 386 it
makes me want to vomit. Sometimes you'll have to give it time to adjust.


Hmm, must have missed some treasure/secret room/enemies.

1) Improving secret room ratio --> See 3.10
2) Improving treasure ratio = Improving secret ratio since most remaining
   treasure you missed is probably hidden.
3) Improving kill ratio.
   A few dogs running wild may be the cause.
   There's also a few places in the maze where the guards can follow you in
   circles. Back up your tracks, you might smash into one around the corner.


There's plenty of ammo/food/first aid around to last to twice the fun. Problem
is knowing where to find it. Be careful to not leave behind ammo clips dropped
by guards after you kill them. Its only 4 rounds but it adds up. Sometimes
ammo/food/first aid is concentrated in a couple of rooms on a level. If you
find that cache you'll have no problems. Some levels have relatively little
food/first aid but lots of ammo. It may be wise to plan ahead and stay healthy
for that level. You can also plainly waste ammo and overshoot ensuring you'll
be hit as little as possible. Other levels may have little ammo and lots of
food/first aid. Adopt ammo saving strategy there.
Remember that extra-life sphere boosts both your health and ammo.
Also --> See 3.10


Secret rooms usually house most of the treasure, ammo and health bonuses as
well as machine guns and extra lives.

Some "obvious" places where a secret room may be located are shown below:

NOTE: W  = wall, o = static object like: barrel, drum, plant, etc.
      #  = different wall panel like: Hitler's painting, Nazi banner, etc.
      [  = Sliding door.
      Possible secret doors are pointed to by < ^ and > or shown as ?

a) Different wall panels

W       ^       ^       W
W                       W
# <                     [
W                       W
W                       W

b) Room corners.

?                       W
W                       W
W                       [
W                       W
?                       W

c) Between objects and at midpoints of a wall.

Wo                      W
?                       W
Wo                      [
W                       W
W               o o     W

d) In narrow alcoves

    ? ?
    ? ?
W                  W
[                  [
W                  W

e) On wall panel in straight line extending from an object
   (classic object in this example is an overhead lamp!)

[      o               <-- A corridor

NOTE: Some secret rooms have secret rooms within them. Sometimes secret
      movable panels can be moved to block each other. Be careful not to
      block yourself in. This is also why sometimes you cannot get 100%
      secret ratio for some levels.


Well, if you read Section 2.4 you'd know that you need to find a secret level
elevator to get to a secret level. These elevators are hidden inside secret
rooms (that is, behind pushwall passages). They can be pretty darn hard to find
without a map. To get you going here's one from episode one.


Here we go. The secret level elevator for episode 1 is on level 1! It is
accessible by a series of secret doors (pushwalls) in the last room of that
level (the room with the normal elevator). I've drawn the room out below.

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW    L = the room with the normal
WWWWWWWeWWWWWWWW        elevator to level 2
WWWWWWWDWWWWWWWW    e = elevator to level 2
WWWWW     WWWWWW    E = elevator to level 10
WWWWW     WWWWWW    + = first aid kit :)
WWWWW     WWWWWW    [ = Sliding door
WWWWW  L  W WWWW    ? = secret door (aka pushwall)
WWWWW     W+WWWW    ^ = direction you face when you
WWWWW     ?  WWW        are about to enter the last room L
WWWWWWB[BWW?WWWW    D = Elevator door
WWWWW     W  WWW    B = Nazi banner wall
WWWWW     W   WW    H = Hitler's portrait wall.
WWWWW     W   WW
      W   WW


Note: This section is *far* from complete. Why not send in your hints
      for wiping those tough guys at the end.

Well, here's a general guide submitted by Douglas Bottoms 
([email protected])

"Usually, I try to get as close to the boss as possible, then back STRAIGHT
away from the boss while firing. Then strafing left or right to hide behind
a wall (or get out of the way)."

Note: You will find that most boss scenarios conveniently include blocks
of wall behind which you can hide while the boss fires its 'salvo'.

Here is a specific one pertaining the Mad Doc at end of Episode 2.

Episode 2: This is the Mad Doctor who is creating all the Zombies. If you go
at him straight on he'll just zap you with his syringes and you'll go all
red-eyed and die. If you go to the corridor to the left of the room where
he's hiding and wait for him to come out you can zap him with the old chain
gun from the side. There's also a first-aid kit in there which helps. Once
he's retired back to the room rush out to the beginning of the level where
there is a secret room (which you will already have opened up) full of ammo
clips and restock on ammo. Now you can go back in for a frontal assault and
 finish him off. This guy doesn't fire much - I hit him a bit, get out of
 the way, hit him a bit, get out of the way...
..and here is one specific one for Hitler at the end of Episode 3.
Episode 3: Hitler is to the left of the entrance to the final room in the
final level. Hit him with the chain gun until his armor drops away. Then
rush down to the end and turn right, knock off the 2 white guards in there
and you'll find lots of extra ammo and some first aid. If you lurk here
Hitler may come after you - in which case blast him, or if you wait long
enough he'll seem to go away. If this happens go right back to the beginning
of the level where there is a secret room full of ammo and stock up because
you'll find he's trailed you. So turn round fast and give him everything
you've got.



There are 6 map/graphics editors available as far as I know.

a) MAPEDIT v4.1 - Map editor.

a) MAPEDIT v4.2 - Map editor.

a) MAPEDIT v6.0 - Map editor.

a) MAPEDIT v8.0 - Map editor.

b) WOLFMAP v1.6 - Map editor/version convertor.

c) WOLFEDIT v2.1 - Graphics editor/extractor.

Mapedit v4.1
    - Written by Bill Kirby (who incidentally retired from working on his
      This software will let you edit Wolfenstein's maps for any version
      released to date (1.0 through to 1.4). It will recognize if your copy
      is shareware, or registered (3 episode or 6 episode).
      Turbo Pascal source is included so you can make your own adjustments.
      NOTE: Not compatible with SoD.

    This is the 'vanilla' version of this editor. Many have changed this
    version to produce their custom 'enhanced' editors with more features
    etc. (Thus this version is where the version tree splits).
    The following two are the most popular.

Mapedit v4.2
    - Written by Ralf Seider ([email protected])
      Some new functions were added to v4.1
      - Item selection memory while editing.
      - Can select items from map (pick up using mouse)
      - Fill & rectangle functions for easier level construction.
      NOTE: Not compatible with SoD.

Mapedit v6.0 
    - Written by Dave Huntoon & Brian Baker
      Some bugs of v4.1 fixed.
      Some new functionality added
      - Copy, Paste
      - Exchange (maps)
      - Help (ah, user friendly)
      - Write / Read individual levels to / from disk
      - Statistics display (# of actors on level etc.)
      - Compatibility with SoD.

Mapedit v8.0 [*** FAQ editor's choice ***]

    - Written by Warren Buss, David Huntoon and Bryan Baker
      - Blake Stone compatibility
      - Zap function
      - Loads of other useful stuff!

Wolfmap - Written by Jan Peter Dijkstra (Sysma Automatisering).
      This one was based on v old version of Mapedit but then evolved into
      an editor of its own.
      It's really more of a Wolfenstein map processor with functions such
      as: version conversion, level map export into intermediate file
      (allows moving and copying of levels), level ASCII dump for printing
      purposes, etc. The editor is really based on Mapedit visually with
      slightly more functionality. C++ source included.
      NOTE: Not compatible with SoD.

Wolfedit - Written by Bill Kirby (again!). This is a must if you want to change
       Wolfenstein's graphics. Not only does it let you edit the wall
       panels as well as images of guards and various objects. You can also
       export/import images as GIF files. This makes editing with your
       favorite paintbrush tool easy. The picture size is limited to 64x64
       pixels but for importing images you can position a square on a
       larger image and snap it into the editor.
       Wolfedit will not read SoD graphics file as such (VSWAP.SOD file).
       If you're trying to edit SoD graphics then just rename your
       VSWAP.SOD file to VSWAP.WL6 before editing. Rename it back after
       you finished.


First of all I would like to stress that iD Software and Apogee are not
responsible for the home-brew add-ons floating around. They will offer
you no support whatsoever if you encounter problems with them so
DO NOT CALL Apogee about them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Even when Wolfenstein bombs out with an error message giving you the
1-800 number of Apogee DO NOT CALL if you were playing the non-original
maps/graphics. Apogee especially DOES NOT appreciate it.
If you want to get help about it read the rest of this section. If you find
no clues post to for help.

Ok, Here's a few guidelines if you're just starting to play around with the
editors. I thought I'd put something down that might save you from screaming
ARGHHH!! after a few hours of editing. Most of these are just a few pointers.

- First of all save your work often. This one needs no explanation.
- Also test it often. Some editing quirks will produce game bugs that are just
  plain hard to get rid off. That might mean you'll have to start editing that
  level from scratch.

Mapping hints:
    - When placing elevators, put them like this:  
   *                  *E
   [                  D E
   *                  *E

   [ = Normal door
   D = Elevator door
   E = Elevator segment.

      Landscape objects are similar in that they are displayed as landscape
      when aligned east/west and as starry skies when aligned north/south.
      If you REALLY want to have elevators north/south then the elevator
      lever would have to be one of the side panel (as you enter the
    - Secret elevator needs floor number 6B (hex) inside it to work
    - Mobile guards and dogs can have arrows (turning points) to direct
      them. Place these on the path you want them to move. When they notice
      you they'll obviously break from that pattern, otherwise they'll
      follow it. If no turning points are set, they will keep on walking in
      the direction you set them off in, walking through walls and everything.
      In other words, SET TURNING POINTS!
    - Note that when placing guards and dogs on the same arrowed path
      you might screw up the pattern since dogs are faster than the guards
      and will finally 'bunch up' behind them.
      See map of episode 1 level 2 for an example of this.
    - Number of objects on one level is limited to 399.
      Secret doors and guard guiding arrows are NOT objects.
      Actors are not objects either.
    - Number of actors (guards/dogs, etc.) on one level is limited to 149.
      Note that dead guards are considered actors too.
    - Number of doors (sliding doors, NOT secret doors) on one level is
      limited to 64. This includes unlocked, locked and elevator doors.
    - Don't forget you need an entrance to a level.
    - You also should have an exit or game end trigger (see level 9 of the
      shareware version to see how it's done.)
    - The exit must be the elevator icon unless you changed the graphic.
    - Exit from level 9 leads to level 10. Thus you can have 10 straight
      levels with no secret level.
    - Secret doors can "collapse" onto one another. Thus if you have many
      secret doors in a row with only the first secret door positioned over
      a wall you can repeatedly push the same wall panel.
    - Too many guards in one room or area will result in the disappearing
      bodies phenomenon. --> See 6.3
    - Only guards over the same floor as you will hear you shoot your gun.
      Since this concept is quite important to game strategy here's a
      little explanation:
If you fire your weapon (this does include the knife but only if you actually
poke someone) in a room then all the non-deaf guys in the same room who
stand/walk over the same floor values will hear you. That is they will become
active and try hunt you down.
Also guys in other rooms which are not connected to your present room at the
moment (What I mean is the doors between that room and your current room where
you are are closed) will also hear you if they stand/move over the same floor
This allows for a variety of dynamic effects, e.g. see below:

   1               2                 3
   G1  G2 W        G4           W     G5
      W                     W
      [        G3           [
   Y      W                     W
      W                     W
^^^^^^          ^^^^^^^^            ^^^^^^^^^^^
room             room                room
with             with                with
floor            floor               floor
 A                B                   A

Here's a quick sketch of 3 rooms (walls=W) connected by sliding doors [.
You (Y) are in room 1.  Rooms 1 & 3 have the same type of floor.  Room 2 has
a different type of floor.  G1-G5 are guards.
If you shoot your weapon in room 1 then guards G1, G2 as well as G5 will
become aware of your presence (G1 & G2 probably are already aware of you if
they saw you).  G5 will run from room 3 to room 2 (tracking your position in
straight line).  Eventually he would get to room 1.  If you fire your weapon
while either of the doors are open then G3 & G4 will will become aware of you
NOTE: You didn't open either doors (I'm assuming G5 or G3 or G4 does that)
      unless you ran for it ;)

The first floor value in the Mapedit/Wolfmap editor index is the DEAF floor
(hex value=6A; this should be annotated in map editors).
The guards standing on deaf floors will react only if you pass within their
sight (that seems to span slightly less than 180 degrees (~90 either side of
their face)).

Note that if you mix floors in one room (other than the DEAF floor) then only
the floor which connects to the door through which you entered will become
active.  Guards standing on other floors will be oblivious to you unless you
shoot at them (not sure if you can run through them).

In a way when you enter through the sliding doors a change of active floor
takes place (after the door shuts --> while it's open both floor values are

A classic example is when you enter a room through a secret door.  If the
floor in that room is different then no guard in that room will respond to
you shooting.

If you're still unclear about this here's an explanation by iD's
J. Romero (straight from the horse's mouth so to speak):

"Wolfenstein 3-D is basically made up of a lot of closed
rooms.  When you open a door, the guards get a chance to
see you and opening the door connects your sound area to
the revealed room's sound area, so a gunshot will be heard
in both places. Guards in both places will respond to this
kind of action".

    - Putting an object inside a wall allows you and other actors to walk
      through that wall. Now you know how that guard jumped you from the
    - Directing moving actors (guards, dogs, etc.) into a wall of unity
      thickness makes that square wall panel permeable. That is you can
      walk through it in the same way as if you used the wall walking
      cheat. (--> See 1.10)
    - You must have a minimum of at least the following on any level you
      1 enemy (guard, dog, etc...)
      1 piece of treasure (cross, jewels, etc...)
      1 secret door
      They are needed because Wolfenstein tries to calculate the % of each
      of that you have killed, opened, picked up, etc..., and if there are
      0 items of any one of the above, Wolfenstein will crash trying to
      divide by zero.
    - Secret doors can pass over/through any object that you can (kitchen
      utensils, food, etc.) EXCEPT Dead Guards.
    - Be careful not to set up secret doors that might go beyond the edge
      of either the bottom or left-hand sides. The top and right hand edges
      of the "world" are solid, but the left and bottom sides are permeable
      (no range checking), and weird things can happen.
    - Be careful not to set up secret doors such that a small passage
      behind them is blocked when the 'pushwall moves too far' phenomenon
      occurs. Either insure that the pushwall can move only 2 grid
      locations or enlarge the passage. --> See 6.3
    - Doors should be parallel to the walls you are inserting them in, as
      you will get phantom blocks of grey stone otherwise.
      Try placing a door all by itself without any walls and you will see
      that it is accompanied by two phantom walls on either side. This has
      presumably something to do with the opening act of a door (???). You
      can go through these blocks, and even open the doors within them.
      To clarify that here's a sketch of a door just by itself with no
      walls around:



      [ - Door
      P - Phantom wall block
      ^ - Direction you face when opening the door.

      Now, if you place the door perpendicular to the wall its embedded in
      here's what you'll end up with:


      Obviously you can't see the door until you pass through the P wall.
      BTW: The phantom walls P look like the regular stone wall (or the
           first wall in the graphics file for that matter).
    - Deaf Guard floors directly in front or behind a sliding door result
      in the door being invisible. The floor seems to be replaced with a
      "force field" (it becomes an invisible wall).
      Of course, if what you want is an invisible barrier, then this is how
      to do it.
      Note that if you put a Deaf Guard in an elevator, you will not be
      able to get in! (I think this only occurs in v1.0 of Wolfenstein,
      later versions allow you to have deaf elevator floors)
    - If you make regular sliding doors into secret doors, they behave
      rather strangely, when you "open" them. They move away and transform
      into a random wall panel.
    - Placing two or more doors side-by-side will produce a bizarre "picket
      fence" wall of crazed wall panels, and will not allow you to pass
      through them (except the last door on the right side) but will let
      the bad guys through.

Editing the graphics, hints:
    --> See later part of 4.5


    - You forgot to put an entry position into a level.
      When you start that level you'll find that you can't move around and
      you see walls in all directions.
    - You put too many guards in one level.
      Wolfenstein will terminate with the following error when entering
      that level:
      'GetNewActor: No free spots in objlist!'
    - You put too many objects in one level.
      Wolfenstein will terminate with the following error when entering
      that level:
      'Too many static objects'
    - You put too many doors in one level.
      Wolfenstein will terminate with the following error when entering
      that level:
      '64+ doors on level'
    - You included in your shareware episode map some objects used in
      non-shareware episodes only.
      Wolfenstein will terminate with the following error when that
      object/wall comes into your view:
      'Tried to load sparse page'
      If you patch the map and try to continue from the last saved position
      within the same level, you'll still get this error as Wolfenstein
      stores the map as loaded on level entry in the save-game file. You
      must restart from a saved position in the previous level.
      Hint: always save before taking up the exit elevator of a level.
    - You have mixed versions of Wolfenstein maps or have corrupted
      map files.
      Wolfenstein will terminate with the following error when you start
      the play:
      'Map not 64x64'
      Usually this is due to the fact that you might have only one
      MAPHEAD.??? file in the editor's directory and many
      MAPTEMP.???/GAMEMAPS.??? files. In short you're confusing the program.
      Determine which map files are the ones you want to play and clean up
      the directory.
    - One more error which I cannot attribute to anything I know can occur.
      It happens when you die for the first time on a level. Wolfenstein
      kicks out with this message:
      'MM_GetPtr: Out of Memory!'
      This can occur in spite of the fact that the level has few actors or
      objects and there's plenty of RAM around.
      If you know how to fix it or what the cause is let me know.


Map files version conversion:
    Wolfmap 1.6 can convert between any version of Wolfenstein map files.
    Maps for versions 1.1 and higher are considered equivalent.
    Note though that not all wall panels map directly to the same panels
    through this conversion. In particular the false door of v1.0 has been
    removed and after conversion to v1.1 will appear as a mud-wall which
    will cause you problems if the maps were only the 1-episode shareware
    which doesn't have the graphic for that wall.
    In short: don't trust the conversion. Look through the maps carefully
    to see if something has gone wrong. I suspect some objects are
    converted to 'unknown' objects as described by the editors.
    Also by using Mapedit 6.0 you can convert between versions of
    Wolfenstein 'by hand' using the individual map import / export
    facility. Just load up maps of one version, export all the levels
    to disk (one at a time). Quit the editor, restart with map files
    of a different version and import those individual levels in.
    Note: This does mean you have to have the destination version map
    file available (as a place holder for the imported maps).

Graphic files version conversion:
    No known convertors exist. If you know one let me know.
    Yes, that does mean you'll have to import all the walls etc. as GIFs
    into the version of the file you want.

Mapedit, Wolfmap and Wolfedit are compatible with all versions of Wolfenstein
from 1.0 to 1.4 shareware and both of the registered releases.
Mapedit 6.0 and 8.0 will also read/write SoD files. For Wolfmap you'll need 
new definition files. --> See 5.3

Wolfmap is compatible with Mapedit, but Mapedit is NOT compatible with Wolfmap.
That is, files processed by Wolfmap are not readable by Mapedit.

Sometimes the objects edited do not always appear as they should. An example is
missing sliding doors when they were placed in the map. The door vacancy is
present instead but you cannot move through it. Someone suggested that this
can by fixed by changing floor values next to the object/door in question.
You can also move the door to another place on the wall.
I know it may stuffup your design but it should help.
NOTE: Placing a deaf-floor by the door will always make it invisible. For some
      reason v1.0 of Wolfenstein experiences more of these problems (?).
Also --> See 4.2

Wolfedit has no major problems with wall panel graphics. There are some
problems when it comes to objects such as lamps, dog food, guards, etc. It
seems each object has a 'size' parameter. Editing the object may overrun that
limit. Wolfedit won't let you save the file if any objects are at fault.
Curiously even editing the colour (shade) of an object may adversely affect it.
Most importantly though objects need to have a blank background. This is
denoted by the bright pink background colour in the Wolfedit editor. (Have a
look at some standard objects that came with Wolfenstein.)


I recall there are four ways.
1) Use printscreen key + program under DOS to capture the screen
   of one of the map editors.
2) Use Wolfmap's ASCII map dump feature. Then print it as any file. There are
   also other utilities for that. --> See 5.3
3) Capture map screen under Windows and print it later (costly on ribbon or
   toner since in bitmap mode).
4) Use a TSR screen shot utility such as PCX-Dump to dump a screen from one
   of the editors. Then print it as you would a graphics file.
NOTE: If you only want maps to original Wolfenstein then there are some already
      made. --> See 5.3


All of the programs listed in this section can be found on the two ftp sites
mentioned in Section 0.7
I will not include anything herein until it finds its way to either of these
two sites.

Version number in square brackets indicates which version of Wolfenstein you
will need with the specific programs listed. Also archive file extensions were
omitted (.zip .arj etc.) unless they differentiate two different add-ons
with otherwise same archive name.
For example: [1.1 S] means version 'The shareware version 1.1'.

I have also included my own rating (number of *'s). This is merely my opinion
of the maps/graphics originality/artwork & bloodbath factor.
* = tame/yawn, ***** = suicidal!/wicked!

Note: The shareware version of Wolf3D has been ranked '*' for bloodbath
factor at Death incarnate level to compare with ratings given to other maps
at the same level. This is in no way to hint at its playability and is just
for comparison purposes.
Remember versions 1.1 to 1.4 are equivalent!

To install any of the maps/graphics sets, just ensure you have the correct
version of Wolf3D and copy the files that came with the archive into your
Wolf3D directory (unless specifically stated otherwise. See below or
documentation that came with the add-on if any.)

Lastly if anyone knows of anymore maps etc. let me know eh?


- map1      [1.0 S] *   - Only level 1 was appreciably changed from
                  original maps.
- newwmap   [1.0 S] **  - Maps are the same as original. Only more
                  guards were added.
- wlfnwmap  [1.0 S] **  - All levels were changed. Levels 4,6,7 & 8
                  are very short & differ only in wall color.
- wlfset11  [1.0 S] *** - Extension Set One v1.1. All levels apart
                  from 1, 4 & 10 were designed from scratch.
                  Docs included.
- wolfmap   [1.0 S] *** - All levels are different from original.
                  Quite challenging.
- nitemare  [1.0 S] *** - Enigma's Nitemare I. Level 1 was greatly
                  changed. Others redesigned from scratch.
                  This one for really trigger happy!
- enite-ii  [1.1 S] ****    - Enigma's Nitemare II. This archive contains
                  maps + graphics replacements. All maps
                  different from original. Graphics cool.
                  Self-(de)installation (but you can bypass it
                  if you're paranoid about viruses etc.).
                  Intro + docs.
- enite3fx  [1.1 S] *****   - This is the third installment of Enigma's
                  Nitemare. In this package you'll find all 3
                  nitemare parts (many bugs corrected) plus the
                  graphics file as well.
                  This archive has a full intro/installation
                  with it so you need not mess with renaming
                  the files. Read the doc before you start.
                  For Wolf3D experts that one...
- enm3-v30  [1.1 S] *****   - This is the same as enite3fx but has some
                  more bugfixes. You should really get this
                  instead of any other Enigma maps.
- wolf316   [1.1 R] **  - First 30 maps were redesigned. This one quite
                  'mazey'. This archive also includes new
                  graphics file replacement. Guards have been
                  replaced with men in shirts + ties. All nazi
                  symbolism was replaced by 3:16 symbolism
                  (3:16 is a drug of some sort - the game now
                  has a drug cult worship of some kind).
                  Food etc. replaced with the drug itself.
                  Digitised sounds were also changed.
                  Weapons changed to lasers now.
- darkmap1  [1.0 S] *** 1/2 - DarkStar's Castle Wolfenstein-3D levels.
                  All levels redesigned from scratch.
                  Quite a toughie this one.
- w3d_cc1   [1.1 R] ****    - A total of 58 new maps (2 secret levels were
                  left unchanged). Not as hard as the Nitemare
                  series but nevertheless very enjoyable.
- sodblst2  [SoD R] ??? - Blast Brothers' Spear of Destiny levels.
                  Level 1 greatly extended and all others
                  redesigned from scratch.
- sod_cc1   [SoD R] ****    - All 21 levels either partially or completely
                  redesigned. Does a great job in keeping up
                  the 'spirit' of the original levels.
- insanity  [1.1 R] *****   - Temporary Insanity. By Nathaniel Rudiak-Gould.
                  What can I say, these levels are truly insane.
                  Enter 60 levels of mystery where pushing the
                  wrong wall or firing a shot can spell ...
                  Doom (no pun intended :).
                  These maps use various undocumented features
                  of Wolfenstein's engine to come up with a
                  variety of effects such as:
                  walk through walls/objects, self-moving wall
                  blocks, invisible enemies, areas where you
                  move uncontrolably, 'insanity areas' which
                  make you lose your m/gun, red hot walls,
                  unopenable doors, force fields, areas only
                  accessible on certain difficulty levels etc.
                  et al.
                  So if you love solving riddles this one is
                  definitely for you. It has a large (120K)
                  hint file with it if you get frustrated.
                  WARNING: This is definitelly not for all
                  you "wham! bam! thank you 'mam" type action
                  hero folks who like getting 100% stats every
                  time. This one will require some brain power.
- xmasswlf  [1.1 S] ****1/2 - The maps themselves will remind you of the
                  originals. The characters, however, have
                  been replaced with crazy Santas and Snowball
                  throwing snowman. Sounds have changed too.
                  Great Stuff.
- wolfen60  [1.1 R] ****    - This is basically a collection of various 
                  levels floating around all rolled into 
                  one 6 episode package. You'll recognise
                  a few of the levels from other add-ons.
 - wolflev1  [1.1 R] (can't really rate it - I did it!)  - This is my set
                  of levels - still in progress. So far, 17 levels done.
 - warwolf   [1.1 R] (I did it, and still early stages)    - This is the
                  all-new Warhammer Wolfenstein. All graphics will be changed
                  (at the moment, a few wall panels and some of the guns are
                  done) and it will be a full 60 levels. Looking BRILLIANT!


- wolfnpac  [1.0 S] **  - Replacement for the graphics file. The only
                  change is that it replaces the brown guard
                  with a 3D pacman sphere. Nice animation
                  sequence though.
- wlfnewgr  [1.0 S] **  - Replacement for the graphics file. Replaces
                  ordinary wall panels with ... x-rated images.
                  This one not for the kiddies ... although not
                  greatly explicit.
                  [WARNING! this add-on may be offensive!]
- wolfus    [1.1 S] *1/2    - Wolf3D U.S. All nazi symbolism replaced with
                  US symbolism.
- w3dcool   [1.1 S] *** - This is basically a package that has been
                  thrown together by someone. Don't get me
                  wrong, its nice but most of the graphics come
                  from SoD or registered Wolfenstein or other
                  games like X-Wing (a few tie bombers around)
                  and some real-life people etc. Try it for
                  really weird playing environment.
- wolfbonk  [?.? S] **  - Bonkenstien3D. Some graphics changed to
                  appear more 'appealing'. Treasure replaced
                  with computer supplies. Elevators replaced
                  with moongates. Guns replaced with ...
                  joysticks (?!!)
- wolfclwn  [1.1 S] **1/2   - Wolfenstein meets the Demon Clowns of Death.
                  The boring old brown SA guard replaced with
                  a colorful clown.
- wolfstf   [1.0 S] **1/2   - Wolfenstein-3d Street Fighter 2.
                  All characters have been replaced with Ryu,
                  Ken, and E. Honda. For SF2 die hard fans only.
- wlfkosh1  [1.1 S] **  - Wolfenstein 3-D kosher. By: Peter Ringering
                  Make your Wolfenstein 3-D a kosher game.
                  Instead of shooting at people, you shoot at
                  objects which will shoot at you. All the gory
                  stuff was removed as well. PG-rated if you
- 3dbusse   [?.? S] *1/2    - Some minor touches to the graphics. SS guard's
                  m/guns now eject shells. Swastikas were
                  removed. Soldiers now wear camouflage helmets
                  & boots. Guns have targeting laser dots.
- barney10  [1.0 S] *** - This the the famous Barney patch. 
                  Barney is the end of episode boss. The guards
                  are replaced by Beavis & Butthead. The sounds
                  are replaced also.
- barney14  [1.1 S] *** - This the the same Barney patch for v1.1/1.4
                  of Wolf3d.

For more graphics see enm3-v30, and wolf316 in Section 5.1.


- w3dpatch  [1.0 S]     - This is an official patch release of the
                  game to upgrade from version 1.0 to 1.1.
- w6patch   [1.1 R]     - This is the map upgrade for the full version
                  (6 episode) to version 1.2. Note though that
                  this is not an official patch that will fix
                  your version to say 1.2. Only the corrected
                  map files (since this is an only difference
                  between v1.1 & 1.2 anyway).
- wcheat    [1.0 S]     - Edit Wolf3D save game files. Add ammo,
                  health, guns, etc.
- winwolf   [N/A]       - Some BMP files of graphics from the game.
                  Great for Windows backdrop.
- wmap41    [All]       - Generates ASCII maps of any level you like.
                  Suitable for dump to printer.
- wmaps-60  [All R]     - ASCII maps of all 6 episodes of the game.
- wolf3d1.nfo   [1.0 S]     - Instructions on how to patch Wolfenstein
                  for infinite ammo, health, etc.
- wolfmaps  [All S]     - ASCII maps for the 1st (shareware) episode.
- wolfspk4.exe  [All versions]  - This little utility will redirect digitised
                  sounds in the game to the PC speaker.
                  (For all of you people with no soundcard!)
                  Some sounds come out a bit dodgy but all the
                  shooting & screaming is audible. This file
                  also works with Spear of Destiny. Note: there
                  are other files like this e.g. wolfspk3.exe,
                  wolfspk.exe, wolf1spk.exe, but wolfspk4.exe
                  supercedes them.
                  To revert back to PC squicker sounds
                  delete CONFIG.WL? file.
- wolfsnd   [1.1 Reg(6)]    - This is a little utility for exporting &
                  importing digitised sounds from the VSWAP.WL6
                  file. Reads/writes VOC files.
                  Must have the full 6 episode version.
- wfgrchrt  [All versions]  - A conversion chart showing the numbers (in
                  decimal) for all objects contained in the
                  various graphics files.
- wlfaud11  [All S]     - Audio Editor v1.1
                  Utility by Bill Neisius to export/import
                  digitised samples from/to shareware versions
                  of Wolfenstein. Will accept many formats
                  (.AU, .VOC, .WAV, .SND etc.)
                  Doesn't seem to handle ALL the sounds found in
                  the VSWAP.WL1 file (first 20 I think).
- allwolfsodmaps        - All Wolf3D and SoD maps (by Frans de Vries)
                  Contains a small Unix routine to print them
                  on separate pages. These WILL work on UNIX
                  & DOS boxes. Created using wmap41 and the
                  following add-on:
- allwolfsodmapdefs     - New definition files for the Wolfmap editor
                  (works with Mapedit v4.1 & v6.0 too :) and
                  the wmap41 ASCII dump utility. Standardizes
                  the legends, adds Spear definitions, improves
                  a few colors and adds missing objects/walls.
- ultwlf13  [?.? ?]     - Patches wolf for GUS support. Digitised
                  sounds will be redirected to your GUS in
                  native mode (No SBOS). Additionally some nice
                  MOD soundtracks will play in the background.



- Sound FX all screwed or cut out (SB + compat only).
    If your sounds are short or hang the machine shortly into the game
    then most likely you have an IRQ mismatch on your soundcard. Try
    changing it. Good values are 5 & 7.
    Also try DMA channel change, although #1 (default) should be ok.
    ... and don't forget to set your BLASTER variable in DOS like this:
    (Best to put this in AUTOEXEC.BAT)

    SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 T4
             ^^^  ^  ^  ^

    A=??? port number for your soundcard.
    I=? interrupt number for your soundcard.
    D=? DMA channel number for your soundcard.
    T=? Type of your sound card (must consult manual).
    99% of the time you'll only need to fiddle around with I & T.
    NOTE: the values pointed at may be different for you.
          Consult your SB & Computer manual.
    As far as I know T4=SB Pro & T3=Regular Sb.
    Dunno About others (anyone?).

- You get some weird graphics on the screen then later the games hangs.
    a) Change your SB IRQ number. Some graphics cards will clash with
       it (Don't ask me why, it could help...)
    b) If your system is VLB you might try a newer Wolfenstein version.
       Try version 1.4 (since version 1.0 has a video problem)


- Game hangs. Sound hangs on last note.
    Try getting rid of some TSRs.
    Also some EMM managers can cause the problem with older versions of
    v1.1 is notorious for hanging under EMM386.EXE. The problem is
    apparently related to VGA card compatibility. It seems some of the
    earlier HiColor cards (15/16 bit RAMDACs) do not coexist peacefully
    with Creative Labs. SB products. Some of the early SB chips are posing
    some problems too.
    If Wolfenstein hangs with EMM386 with EMS enabled (/RAM option) then
    try the /NOEMS switch. If still no joy then try only HIMEM.SYS with
    no EMM386 (extended memory only).

- Game hangs or refuses to run with memory problems.
    If you have DR-DOS 6.0 + QEMM with stealth then disable stealth mode.
    Wolfenstein doesn't quite agree with it.

- Game hangs at the 'Get Psyched' screen.
    Err, you probably mixed some version numbers and have a very messy
    directory with 999 add-on maps installed. Wolfenstein won't like that.

- Game hangs with some horizontal stripes through the status bar.
    - Heisen-bug, a glitch. Mostly with the add-on maps.
      Reboot, probably won't happen again.
    - Also happens if you mixed versions of the VSWAP.??? file and of the
      game itself. Make sure you have the appropriate version of the game.

- Game seems to run but all you can see is some weird graphics.
    - Must have got a slightly corrupt VSWAP.??? file. Hope you have
      a backup somewhere (Nya Nya Nya!)
    - You cheater! You tried to go above the last level 10 with the TAB-W
      cheat. Ha! (Yes this IS possible with some versions).
    - Err, if you edited that map then you forgot to place level entrance
      somewhere (duh).


- 'DISAPPEARING BODIES' phenomenon. This occurs when there are so many enemies
  in your view at a time that the game stops displaying some. The game engine as
  it seems is limited to only so many "sprites". Anything beyond that and you
  won't be sure which guys will start disappearing. This only occurs on a
  couple of levels in Wolfenstein I think. Be aware if you are editing your own
  map! There is no fix. The engine is set and iD won't rework it.

- 'PUSHWALL MOVES TOO FAR' phenomenon. This is when the pushwall (or secret door
  if you prefer) moves TOO FAR and blocks your further passage into the room
  full of goodies etc. I cannot recall if there is one in episode one, but
  apparently there are at least two places where this occurs in episode 6.

  Episode 6, level 2.  This is the FIRST pushwall in the map.  All others on
  this level are *behind* it.

  This is shown below:

before pushing:
        ?*  WWW

after pushing:
         ?   *  WWW

  You are where the '*' is, and you push the pushwall '?'.
  'W' is other parts of walls.
  It's supposed to move two grid locations and stop, so you can go around it.
  Instead, it moves three, and blocks everything.

  NOTE: This does not always happen. That is, sometimes the pushwall will move
    2 grid locations, i.e. correctly.
    Also any interference from guards behind it is not connected with this
    since that would prevent pushwall moving at all or impede it to move
    only 1 grid location.

  Solution: Well, it looks like there isn't one at the moment.
  There was a suggestion of inserting "stacks 9, 256" in the config.sys file,
  but this doesn't seem to help.
  The only suggestion is to save frequently and if you experience the problem,
  to start over from the last saved position. Maybe the pushwall moves back
  correctly this time.


In this section of the FAQ, I will detail the many games which Wolfenstein
has inspired. If you can't get enough Wolfenstein, get some of these! NB:
I am not including RPG type games - ie Shadowcaster - as these have taken
their inspiration more from Ultima Underworld.


This was an iD game for those with EGA monitors, loosely based on the
Wolfenstein engine. It was released by Gamer's Edge, who put nowhere near the
same standard of presentation on it as Apogee would have. The sound was bad - 
no SB music! However, all this aside, Catacomb Abyss is a very good game. It
introduced some new features. You fire fireballs, of which you have an
unlimited number, at the undead enemies. Ha! Undead? DEAD! You can pick up
spells, such as the machine-gun effect spell, which streams off a line of
fireballs at the enemy. The graphics are nothing to write home about - 
"functional" is as far as it gets. However, this is highly recommended to
Wolfenstein fans.


This was the real sequel to Wolfenstein 3D. Released around the same time as
Doom (oops), it was set in a futuristic setting. Very similar to Wolfenstein,
although with more enemies, and some other new features, like food units,
"intelligent" enemies, floor mounted enemies, remote-linked doors and a cool
gun, the Plasma discharger. Basically a grenade launcher with a different
name. This is a very atmospheric game which did not get the attention it
deserved at the time, due to the release of...

7.03 DOOM.

Wow. What else can I say. This was (and still is) the ultimate 3D game. The
major differences between this and Wolfenstein were:
-Non-orthagonal walls (they can be at any angle to each other, not just
90 degrees)
-Different height levels
-Different lighting levels (ie: it's bloody dark)
-Weapons with different strengths (ie: the shotgun is more powerful than the
chaingun, but it's not rapid-fire)
-Real heavy-duty weapons (rocket-launcher? BFG-9000 (also known as the
-Network, serial and modem multiplayer support
-Armour (yes, i'm British)
This is an absolute landmark of a game. If it isn't in your collection (and
you've got a VGA 386 with 4MB of ram or better), go get it now.


This was knocked up by one guy after playing Wolfenstein, and it shows. Crap.
Crap to the nth degree. Utter dog-poo. Don't waste the download time.


This is an interesting game, firmly in the Wolfenstein mode. It puts a more
"puzzly" face onto things. Certain guns are more effective against certain
enemies. Try it if you liked Enigma for Wolfenstein (See Wolfenstein add-ons

7.06 DOOM 2.

The new sequel to Doom, sub-titled Hell On Earth. This added a few new enemies
and a double-barreled shotgun. It is also insanely hard. You get about 50
enemies in one room attacking you...on level 3! The general opinion is that
it didn't add enough to Doom.


A commercial Wolfenstein look-alike by Bethesda Softworks. This isn't very
good, the main criticisms being that it is:
a) Too slow
b) Too complicated.
It does have a good variety of weapons, though.

7.08 CORRIDOR 7.

This is another commercial offering, by Gametek. They licensed the Wolfenstein
engine, and proceeded to totally mess it up, and produce a boring, slow,
repetitive game. Oh dear...what a wasted oppurtunity.


This is yet another commercial offering, and has exactly the same criticisms
as the others.


See above.


This is Apogee's new stunner. It should be released around December
(hopefully), and will feature digitised enemies, trillions of weapons, massive
maps, different heights, look up/down, different lighting, shoot everything
(windows, doors, walls, hamsters...)God power up (you become massive, and
walk on enemy soldiers), Dog power-up (God backwards) where you become
small (enabling you to go through small passages) and invincible, and bite
enemies. It still has those orthoganal (at 90 degrees to each other) walls,
though. Damn.
    It has arrived! ROtT is a good game. It is definitely more like Wolf3D
than Doom - it has its own "feel" totally. Some people have complained
that the "coins" and little circular things that replace steps, and jumpads
make them feel like Super Mario. I say what's so bad about that. There have
been very mixed feelings about this, but I like it.


This is a new game, by Raven Software, using the Doom engine. It should be
coming out the same time as ROtT, and little is known about it other than
the fact that it will be a fantasy setting (swords and sorcerors).
    This has arrived too. This was a bit of a disappointment on the fantasy
side - there were no standard fantasy elements, it just felt like Doom
with different graphics. It seems, basically, to be a TC (Total Conversion)
add-on to Doom, but that's no bad thing. Brilliant level design makes this
one a winner.

7.13 DUKE NUKEM 3: 3D.

Another new 3D game by Apogee's new offshoot, 3D Realms. You get the chance
to fly a jetpack. Should be out first quarter 95.


Another 3D Realms release. Should introduce some interesting concepts, like
throwing stars. First quarter 95.

7.15 RUINS 3D.

ANOTHER 3D Realms release. Set in a roughly Egyptian style. First quarter 95.

7.16 QUAKE.

This is the one iD are really into at the moment. This is going to go so far
ahead on technology - one of the iD guys said that it would be sort of like
"Doom = Pong". Among other things, it will have:
-Proper gravity.
-Character interaction.
-Programmed on a client/server basis (READ: LOADS of people over a network).
-Look up and down.
-Full world "hierarchy".
-Totally modular (READ: Easily hackable...add-ons galore).
-Maps made in 3D, not "forced" 3D (ie: 2D maps made 3D by the engine).
We won't see it before 96, though.


This is the game that has taken first-person perspective into a new
dimension - literally! In this game you are in a ship which can be orientated
in any direction. You are in a maze of tunnels, which work really well with
the engine. You fly through these tunnels, combating detailed polygonal 
robots, destroying the reactor and getting out before the planet blows!
Totally cool.


Lucasarts new 3D game, set in the Star Wars universe, featuring a lone
mercenary's (READ: No multiplay) battle for the rebels. In the demo you play
the first level, involving grabbing the plans for the Star Destroyer. More
news when I actually _play_ the demo...


Lastly I would like to thank all who contributed to this FAQ.
In no particular order, thanks go to:

Ben Rudiak-Gould    ([email protected])
Jay Wilbur      ([email protected])
Brian D Milner      ([email protected])
Fred Brown      ([email protected])
Nancy Rabinowitz    ([email protected])
Greg Cohen      ([email protected])
Stephen Schimpf     ([email protected])
Don Campbell        ([email protected])
Andrew Baker Glazier    ([email protected])
Tony Lezard         ([email protected])
Frans P. de Vries   ([email protected])
John Edwards        ([email protected])
*Bob O'Bob      ([email protected])
Richard Ward        ([email protected])
Dov Sherman     ([email protected])
Ben Castricum       ([email protected])
Mark Deplyn         ([email protected])
Joe Siegler     ([email protected])
Elias Papavassilopoulos ([email protected])
*John Romero        ([email protected])
Iain Noble      ([email protected])
Douglas Bottoms     ([email protected])
Charles E. Corway   ([email protected])
Stanley Stasiak (ooops...forgotten your e-mail address...apologies)

????? ????? [email protected]  <<< ( Could not trace this address )

Lastly iD Software Inc. cannot be forgotten since without their efforts this
FAQ would never have existed (Buhahahahahaha!)
Oh, and did I mention Apogee, the friendly shareware distributors ;)

If I forgot your name here then e-mail me a whinge and I'll fix that.

* - means grabbed from News posts rather than e-mail
    so you may not even know you helped with the FAQ ;)

 Last, last note from the keeper (Adam):
 Can someone PLEASE write/tell me where there is an editor for the power
 of the weapons/guards. Then Warhammer Wolfenstein will REALLY rock!
    Oh, for anyone who knows anything about Warhammer, Hitler will be turned
 into a big Orc, and you will kill him (apparently). BUT, his body will
die, and the head will live on! Cool, eh?


Changes to the FAQ - for anyone interested and my beta testers (Thank you ;)

2.0 -   Initial upgrade. Subdivided the whole FAQ into many sections.
    Extensive help on map editors, extra maps, trivia, etc.
    Officially started stamping version numbers on the FAQ.
2.01 -  Added Section 2.2 part 3) Tony Lezard ([email protected]) Thank you.
2.02 -  Added sounds of undead (Section 2.1), scores for undead & white
    officers (Section 2.15). Corrected tons of spelling & whitespace.
    [email protected] (Frans de Vries) Thank you.
    Corrected some of the email info in preamble upfront.
2.02b - Filled paragraphs to at least 75 characters. Added Hitler's Ghost
    score plus kill averages (Section 2.15).
    Also some minor layout corrections.
    [email protected] (Frans de Vries) Thank you.
2.02c - Added Section 9.0 Revision History. Also included 2nd reason for crash
    (Section 6.2) with horizontal stripes.
2.03  - Added 'pushwall phenomenon' (Section 6.3).
    [email protected] (Frans de Vries) Thank you.
2.10  - Removed word 'castle' from Wolfenstein's title.
    Standardised name of iD Software throughout (thx Jay).
    (remember to rescan DEBUG file after each update)
    Added my e-mail address to the FAQ header proper.
    Added a copyright notice blurb (Section 0.1)
    Added object in wall bug & effect to Section 4.2
    Minute changes Section 9.0
    Standardised sample map characters (Sections 6.3 & 3.10)
    More help with SB setting (Section 6.1)
    Weird graphics cause added (Section 6.2)
    More maps/graphics add-ons info added (Sections 5.1 & 5.2)
    Added my sig to EOF.
2.10  - Added iD's help e-mail address (Section 1.11)
    Added Section 1.12
    Added Section 10.0
    Added more info on how to get most recent version of FAQ.
2.11  - Some spelling stuffups all over the place.
    Added Section 2.4 (secret levels etc.), renamed sections above 2.4
    Added Section 3.11
    Added sound import/export utility to Section 5.3
2.12  - Fixed a number of bugs in Section 4.2 (6c should be 6b etc.)
    [email protected] (Dov Sherman) Thank you.
    Also added more guidelines to Section 4.2
    [email protected] (Richard Ward) Thank you.
    Section 4.6 .exe should be .com
    Added LIM Cheat to Section 1.10
    [email protected] (Ben Castricum) Thanks for reminder.
    Added enm3-v30 and darkmap1 to Section 5.1
    More typos fixed (ARRGGGHH!)
    Added w3dcool to Section 5.2
2.13  - Section 2.15 bonus for time is 500 not 1000.
    Other minor numeric errors in Section 2.15 bosses score.
    Some Grammar in Section 2.4
2.14  - Inserted Section 2.10 Death Cam Question. Renumbered subsequent
    sections and pointers.
    Ran spell-checker again (!!!)
2.15  - More paragraphing and whitespace corrections.
    Included suggestion to Section 6.3.
    [email protected] (Frans de Vries) Thank you.
2.16  - Removed references to self-extracting Wolfenstein archive from
    Sections 1.3 & 1.4 (No longer valid)
    and forgot to thank someone for it (hmm who was it?)
    Added info to Section 1.3 about where to find PkUnzip software.
    Changed the wording of Section 0.0
    Changed ftp FAQ upload compression from compress (.Z) to pkzip (.zip)
    Changed Section 1.12 to reflect the change.
2.17  - Removed one more reference to self-extracting archive (Section 1.3)
    Added another mapping hint for secret doors and fixed deaf floor
    value (Section 4.2). Elaborated on 'sparse page' problem (Section 4.3)
    Added secret level completion score and par level time table to
    Section 2.15  [email protected] (Frans de Vries) Thank you.
2.17b - Removed e-mail addresses which will seize to be valid soon.
    More stuff for (Section 9.0)
    Added AUTOEXEC.BAT reference to Section 6.1.
    Identified 'mbd' in Section 9.0 and added Apogee ack (duh).
3.0   - Major upgrade to include info on Spear of Destiny.
    [email protected] (John Edwards) and
    [email protected] (Frans de Vries) Thank you.
3.01  - More minor fixes all over the place (does this guy ever give up? :)
    Clarified debugging mode keys functionality for different versions of
    the games and added 'score lost' warning to LIM cheat (Section 1.10).
    Added 'landscape' mapping hint (Section 4.2) and 'input device' hint to
    dizziness phenomenon (Section 3.7). Added 'w3d_cc1' and 'sod_cc1' maps
    (Section 5.1) and 'wfgrchrt' add-on (Section 5.3)
    [email protected] (Frans de Vries) Thank you.
3.10  - Small fixes all over the place [email protected] (Joe Siegler)
    Thank you.
    Game slowdown hint included in Section 3.4 [email protected]
    (Elias 'CaveMan' Papavassilopoulos) Thank you.
    Section 1.7 elaborated for SoD.
    Added SoD Boss sounds to Section 2.1
    Sections 2.8,2.15 'ammo chest' is now 'ammo box'.
    Added 'PM-40' and Elevator use to section 2.8
    Added SoD related info to Section 2.11
    Added number of weapons/keys to section 2.15
    [email protected] (Frans de Vries) Thank you.
    Moved major section 2.X behind section 4.X and renamed the Sections
    accordingly. (section 2.X=4.X, 3.X=2.X, 4.X=3.X) Realigned all pointers
    Added 'map not 64x64' error to Section 4.3
    Added VLB suggestion (hopefully it works...) in Section 6.1
    Included both Unix & DOS versions in uploads.
3.11  - Basically a bugfix release.
    Some more hints for Section 4.2.
    (wolf sound area explanation J. Romero ([email protected]))
    Some more stuff in sections 4.3,4.4,4.5.
    Forgot to renumber section 9.0 consistent with section reshuffle
    in version 3.10. Fixed.
    Removed beta-testing remark in section 2.1
3.12  - Added 'cheat mode disabled' notice to Section 1.10
    Added '=' main section underlines.
    Changed 1.12 repost frequency info to 4 weeks.
    Changed 2.15 rounds/boss quoted as 'minimum' not 'average'.
    Added more editors info to Section 4.1
3.20  - Greatly expanded Section 0.
    Slightly changed Sections 1.3, 1.8 & 1.9 to comply with expansion
    of Section 0.
    Section 1.12 info moved to Section 0.5
    Section 1.12 replaced with info on bug finding within FAQ.
    Added non-existance of cheat modes in subsequent Apogee games
    notice to Section 1.10
    Added 'Death Incarnate' remark to Section 2.15
    Added info for 'by-hand' map version conversion with Mapedit 6.0
    to Section 4.4
    Added PCX-Dump option to Section 4.6
    Clarified EMM/RAMDAC related sound problems in Section 6.2
    Inserted new Section 2.11 (Jukebox feature) & moved up Sections
    above 2.11
    Added Section 1.13 Availability for other platforms.
    Added Section 3.12 Boss strategy [email protected]
    (Douglas Bottoms) Thank you.
    Added note about not calling Apogee about add-ons to Section 4.2
    Added 'music trivia' Section 2.12 & moved up Sections above 2.12
    [email protected] (Charles E. Corway) Thank you.
    Added 'Morse code message' Section 2.13 & moved up Sections above 2.13
    (originator unknown)
    Added Wolf3D commercialisation note to Section 1.3
    Added info on finding different versions of Wolfenstein as Section 1.14
    Added 'wlfaud11' & 'morewolf3dmaps' to Section 5.3
    Added 'wolfbonk', 'wolfclwn' & 'wolfstf' to Section 5.2
    Added 'insanity' levels to Section 5.1
    Added '3dbusse' & 'wlfkosh1' to Section 5.2
    Added T4 & T3 to Section 6.1
3.21  - YABRE: Yet Another Bugfix ReleasE :)  (Yep, he does it one more time ;)
    Spelling, spacing and filling changes not tagged.
    Corrected pointer to Section 2.15 in Section 2.2, and numbering of
    Sections 2.14 & 2.15
    Added remark about Wolfmap definition files to Section 4.5
    Added rating & comment for 'sod_cc1' to Section 5.1
    Replaced 'morewolf3dmaps' with 'allwolfsodmaps' and added
    'allwolfsodmapdefs' to Section 5.3
    [email protected] (Frans de Vries) Thank you.
3.30  - Added more boss strategies to Section 3.12 
    [email protected] (Ian Noble) Thank you.
        Fixed some of that German in Section 2.1
    Added 'xmasswlf' & 'wolfen60' to Section 5.1
    Added 'barney10' & 'barney14' to Section 5.2
    Added 'ultwlf13' to Section 5.3

4.00  - General update of information.

4.10  - Table 2.1 narrowed. "Where did iD Get the idea for Wolfenstein?"
    added. All occurences of id changed to iD (cos its the logo they used for
    the old Keen games and it looks cool). Added "Wolfenstein Spin-offs"

4.15  - Added "How many hits do all those enemies take?" and "What weapons
    all those enemies carry?" sections.

4.16  - Added Dark Forces and Descent to the Wolfenstein Spin-offs section.
    modified ROTT's and Heretic's entry in same, due to them coming out.


On the agenda are:

- More specific Boss strategies (call on info)
- Include pointer to detailed map/graphics filespecs (if and when they arrive)


So there! Phew!
That's the end.
Now go and play the game!

Adam (The demon Wolf3d editor!)

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