Wolfenstein 3D (DOS)

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Wolfenstein 3D
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Platform: DOS
Year: 1992
Developer: id Software
Buy: Amazon
This page is for the DOS game, for other platforms see Wolfenstein 3D.

Wolfenstein 3D ran with the successful Nazi killing theme of Castle Wolfenstein (A2) and added the key element of 3D making it be hailed by many as the first popular FPS. You are B. J. Blazkowicz, a Nazi P.O.W. who must escape from the dreaded Castle Wolfenstein. You start the game with only the German Walther you stole from your guard, and the knife that you used to kill him. Along the way you'll also pick up a machinegun and the powerful chaingun. As you make you way up through the several levels of the castle you'll encounter many guards, SS soldiers, officers, guard dogs, and the occasional hulking boss. You can pick up food and first aid kits for health, and treasure to increase your score to get free lives. There are six episodes, each with 10 missions. You'll end up fighting robotic Adolf Hitler, some rocket launcher wielding bosses, and a crazed doctor with an undead mutant army at his command. It's kill or be killed down in this hell.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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The main menu.

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The six different episodes.

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Shooting at a Nazi guard with the Walther.

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Using the machine gun on the SS. Things are getting dangerous now!

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Successfully finished a mission.

Music

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According to the composer, the music was originally written using higher fidelity synthesizers than what you hear in the game. Because AdLib was the standard PC hardware at the time, the music had to be downgraded to play on it, so, the original sound Bobby Prince intended never made it to the game. Even still, the music is on par for the early 1990s and it does a good job keeping the mood in the game. The tracks include some epic sounding marches with military elements and plenty of eerie atmosphere. The music for the game was composed in Voyetra Sequencer Gold.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Horst-Wessel-Lied Horst WesselBobby Prince 2:05
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02 Wondering About My Loved Ones Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:30
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03 Get Them Before They Get You Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:38
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04 Searching For the Enemy Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:20
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05 P.O.W. Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:19
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06 Suspense Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 3:59
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07 The March to War Bobby Prince, Traditional, Daniel Decatur Emmett, Francis Scott Key, Thomas Arne, Daniel ButterfieldBobby Prince 2:26
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08 Enemy Around the Corner Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:11
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09 Nazi Anthem Horst Wessel, Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:04
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10 Lurking... Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:34
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11 Going After Hitler Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:50
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12 Pounding Headache Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:09
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13 Into the Dungeons Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:21
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14 Kill the S.O.B. Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:53
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15 The Nazi Rap Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:54
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16 Twelfth Hour Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 3:58
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17 Zero Hour Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:27
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18 The Ultimate Challenge Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:48
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19 Wolf Pac Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 3:02
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20 Funk You! Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:00
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21 End of Level Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 0:50
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22 U R A Hero Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 0:50
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23 Roster Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 0:47
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24 Hitler Waltz Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:19
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25 Salute Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 0:31
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26 Victors Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:19
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27 Victory March Bobby PrinceBobby Prince 2:22
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Credits

(Sources: Game, Manual)

John Romero said that he and Tom Hall voiced most of the enemies in this game.

Game Rip

Format

Conversion

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The IMF music files were ripped from the AudioHed.WL6 and AudioT.WL6 files using DarkOne's Wolfenstein music ripper. They were given the extension WLF instead of IMF in order to be played back at the proper speed. They were recorded using AdPlug 1.6 in Winamp.

The order of the music files is based on their order of play in the game. This differs from the order they appear in the game files. The titles come from multiple sources. The music titles come from various sources including, Bobby Prince's released MIDIs, extrapolated meta tags, or popular online names. The game doesn't use MIDI, but original music files were obtained from Bobby Prince's web site.

If the music is opened with ChaosEdit, the files can be played back properly on a Windows XP+ machine.

The WAV rip of sounds was created (enemy screams, voices, etc.), using FloEdit.

The LMP files (early version of the DP) are placed on the AudioT.WL6 file. It was ripped with XWE.

Audio Devices

Music

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Sound

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Releases

  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Wolfenstein 3D
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-05-05
Publisher: Apogee Software, Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Wolfenstein 3D
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: GT Interactive

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