Today, Wolf3DGuy brings us a brand new DOS mod in Wolfenstein 3D The Second Encounter.
This mod endeavours to recreate the Mac versions of Wolfenstein 3D whilst keeping the visual style of the original DOS release, within DOS. The game features level layouts (With appropriate tweaking) from across the Macintosh releases, new weapons from those games (The Mac version of Wolf3D had both a Rocket Launcher and Flamethrower!), and some other nice additions detailed in the Read This.
The game is well put together, and in these difficult times it could be just the thing to finally occupy your time.
Wolf3DGuy hopes that this will inspire others to make DOS mods, and has plans in a future update to include not just the source code for people to modify, but also the definition files to edit the game in most current Wolf3D Editors!
The game can be run standalone, but will need to be run through DosBox if you are playing on a modern operating system.
A user called Step9 has released an unusual mod on ModDB, titled “Hitler’s Secret Department”.
The Russian Wolfenstein mod features 60 levels, and features some uniquely styled and simplistic maps. The level design makes for a quick and straightforward playthrough, especially on some maps (An example of an unplayable secret level…).
Note: There is a bug where your weapon may switch at random and become locked. Pressing either 1 or 2 on your keyboard should fix this and allow you to switch again. Note: There is a bug where you may take random damage when entering doorways.
Edit: Attempts to properly credit for maps in the mod has been made based on what is known.
A member of the Wolf3D Haven forums, Blackmore, has released a mod called Summer Night’s Epitaph.
The creator describes it as a “short but fun and mysterious Wolf3D adventure”, mostly vanilla themed but with some additional scenarios and effects that take advantage of ECWolf’s features. The mod borrows maps from authors including Dunkelschwamm, stringing them together with some new themes, taking liberties in how to complete maps by removing the ability to in some levels. In order to progress you will have to cheat, which appears to have been the creator’s intention.
Summer Night’s Epitaph comes bundled with LZWolf (Though a copy of the development version of ECWolf should work too), and will require a registered copy of Wolfenstein 3D to run.
It’s not often that the Mission Packs to Spear of Destiny get attention, so it’s very disappointing to see we missed this little nugget!
ReddimusVonAggrevatii released this graphics pack back on the 9th of August 2019, which was made in an attempt to liven up and make the Return To Danger Mission Pack a bit more visually interesting.
It changes a variety of items in the game, including the pill 1-up item, and the ammo box. For a full list of changes check out the DieHardWolfers thread!
The graphics mods requires a copy of Spear of Destiny: Return To Danger (Mission Pack 1) to run, but will work with DOS, Wolf4SDL and ECWolf/LZWolf! The Mission Packs are included in most digital purchases of Spear of Destiny, including on Steam.
AstroCreep has released some simple variations of some of his Demolition mods, titled “Thi-Time”. Included is AstroCreep’s Spicy Wolf3D Demolition and Kowtow Demolition, as well as the original Wolf3D Demolition.
Thi-Time changes your character to Thi Barrett from Rise of the Triad, making the player a little faster and adding some new graphics and sounds. Apart from that, the mods are largely the same as the original versions (Packed with new weapons, enemies and destructibles).
Note: While the original Wolf3D Demolition is compatible with many mods, games and map packs, some of the changes in Thi-Time may result in visual problems if played with Super 3D Noah’s Ark or MacWolf.
MetaLLion066 on ModDB has released a simple mod for ECWolf and LZWolf players, which replaces the game’s music with the songs in MIDI format. The change in quality of the music is immediately apparent, but creates quite a different feeling.
The download comes with BAT files to run everything, or just drop the WPM.pk3 over your ECWolf or LZWolf exe.