The mod is designed from the ground up to appear to be a terribly amateur effort, complete with a “manual” with over-the-top mispellings. THW releases tend to have interesting things hidden behind the curtain though, whether they be interesting weaponry or cool exploratory goals.
The game comes with all the files necessary to play, but will require DosBox to do so.
Project Zerstörer (Shown Left) is a large-in-scope game spanning 10 levels with new graphics and sound effects. This mod had an interesting gimmick when it originally came out regarding the boss level, explained in the MacenWolf article.
Spear of Destiny (Shown Right) is exactly how it sounds; this is an unusual situation of MacenWolf porting a game from Mac that was in itself a mod that ported the original Spear of Destiny from PC to Mac. The project spans the full game, with Laz Rojas making efforts to work around the restrictive differences of the Mac environment.
There’s no shortage of Wolfenstein 3D mods that incorporate the author’s name into the game. Yesterday, Serpens released another large collection of 8 ports for the MacenWolf project, chosen for their naming conventions.
Tim’s game, Tim’s Wolf Maps appear to be the star release in this set. The project itself spans a whopping 38 maps spread out over multiple scenarios, and due to it’s use of procedural generation, warranted an interesting chunk of discussion in the accompanying MacenWolf article.
Dermuda, a DieHard Wolfers member who has origins with the Mac version of Wolf3D, has shared a project he has uncovered, entitled maze. From the files, we can assume this release came out in September of 2001!
“maze” is a port of a Mac Wolf3D project of the same title, by a member of that community who went by the name Vikram Raj (Dermuda credits him as the author of 2 Keys, a port in the MacenWolf project for whom the author was not known!).
It’s a one level mod that as the name implies, is a maze. A very simple affair.
You can play the project using a copy of the full version of either game as Vikram was generous enough to have made versions of the map compatible with both Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny. Because it is a straight map release, it will also work with most base engines and source ports!
The Pushwall Archives served this website as a small place to put interesting tidbits from the Wolfenstein 3D community, such as historical FAQ files, or obscure downloads. However, it suffered from being shoved in a corner, separate to articles and not really noticable unless you were looking for it. Add that with the crammed nature of the content, and the result was something I was never ultimately happy with.
With the new website, one of the goals was to give the Pushwall Archive more attention, and expand a bit on what was there. On Wolf3D.net, this section of the website will be more prominent, with a cleaner display, and look something like this (WIP):
The section will replace the form of article occasionally posted on this website; highlighting things from around the Wolf3D community that are interesting or of historic significance. Plans are to include search options to filter content down to particular interests (Maybe you’re only interested in community specific documents, or just items on unreleased games).
The articles themselves will be simply in layout; kept brief in favour of linking to the actual content where appropriate, with an organized section specific to any downloads or external links (WIP):
The Pushwall Archive is just one part of the website, but the content it features is important and deserved more than it got on the current website.
What do you think of the changes to the Pushwall Archives?
ZanuAF has already come out with a new release, this one titled The Aftermath!
This five map adventure includes a story, albiet one that is a little more “subdued” compared to their earlier releases, but makes up for it with ZanuAF’s thus-far typical penchant for emulating old grindhouse movies.
This particular game will require the full version of Spear of Destiny to play, as well as a copy of LZWolf updated to the latest version.