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The Key To Success contest results

Our first contest to create a key sprite is over! There were so many amazing entries, and after weeks of entering and voting, here we are!

If you haven’t already, check out the other entries! There are too many noteworthy sprites to list them all here.

Third Place

There was a tie between a few different keys, but in the end the winners of third place were these two animated sprites, both made by Nexion!

Eagle Key – Nexion
FacePrint Accessor X 1.9.9.2 – Nexion

The FacePrint Accessor X 1.9.9.2 was quite the interesting spin on the idea of a key; an engineered mask for bypassing facial recognition in a sci-fi themed game!

Second Place

Coming in second place, we actually had several tied entries again! Votes were close, and each of the following keys narrowly missed taking First Place.

Portal Key – Atina

3D Animated Key – Dunkelschwamm
Guard key/SS Key -ReddimusVonAggrevatii

Atina’s Portal Key sprite has over 180 frames to the animation! It really is a sight to behold.

First Place

Ultimately, there was just one winning entry. With 7 votes, the winner of our first contest is Wolf3DGuy with his 8-directional key sprite!

Wolf3DGuy made multiple entries in the contest, but this animated key rose above the rest to prove the favourite! Well done!

To all involved, thank you for making this first test contest work! It still blows my mind that so many people participated and every entry was of quality!

Congratulations all around!

Credit: Perfect BJ image by BrotherTank.
Sprites credited in the Key To Success Contest Gallery.
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Release: The Golden Parrot

Fraggeur has released his pirate themed mod, The Golden Parrot!

The game blends RPG elements with the Wolf3D engine, trying to create a really interesting and deep world. There are merchants, interesting mechanics (Like a nationality bonus for your character) and some very nicely designed areas that fit perfectly with the themes.

It’s challenging, but definitely worth trying out!

The Golden Parrot on ModDB.
Mirror Download.
The Golden Parrot forum thread on DieHard Wolfers.

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Release: Project: X Insurrection

After eight years in development, Richter Belmont has released Project X: Insurrection.

Featuring many contributions from members of the community and other sources (A long list of credits is included with the game), the game is visually impressive, with very detailed and smooth enemy and weapon animations lending to the atmosphere.

It relies heavily on delivering story through PDA logs in a similar fashion to DOOM 3, and has an optional soundtrack that can be added to extend the game’s music library.

Game Download (Chapter Music: 1 2 3 4 5 6)
Project: X Insurrection forum thread on DieHard Wolfers.

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Havoc has pushed a new version of their Map Editor, today.

The update reimplements colour selection for map symbols, and far more importantly fixed a small problem with support for Corridor 7.

Stolen screenshot from Havoc’s website.

Given that it is Corridor 7’s birthday today, the release is well timed.

Havoc’s Wolf3D Editor (HWE) is capable of editing almost every game built on the Wolf3D engine (excluding ROTT, sadly), and runs on modern Windows systems.

Havoc’s Wolf3D Editor download

HWE on Havoc’s Wolf3D Page
HWE on WolfSource

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Corridor 7 is 25 years old today!

Happy birthday! The 30th of March marks Corridor 7 turning a quarter of a century old! Wow!

Corridor 7 was Capstone Software’s first game released in the Wolfenstein 3D engine, and had the player exploring a space station, and clearing out invading aliens.

Sadly you can no longer purchase the game, as Capstone Entertainment closed down a few years after the release of this game.
It is still available online though, and has a small fanbase even today!

Celebrate Corridor 7’s birthday by:

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Edit 2019/03/31: These mods were updated with some minor changes. Be sure to download these for the latest versions!
"consider the rott collection complete lol" -AstroCreep

AstroCreep has released the final mods in his set of ports from Wolfenstein 3D to Rise of the Triad: Dark War.

Blowing up Nazis

Now, you can play through the levels from every episode of Wolfenstein 3D and then follow it up with the sequel, Spear of Destiny!

These mods require the base game of Rise of the Triad: Dark War to run, and are available on the ROTT Mods page.

Have fun!

Download Wolf3D EP5 Conversion.
Download Wolf3D Ep6 Conversion.
Download Spear of Destiny Conversion.

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AstroCreep has ported more games to Rise of the Triad! You can now experience Episodes 3 and 4 of Wolfenstein 3D!

Along with that, Halten Sie and Escape From Totenhaus have been ported for play. Both mods were originally created by Laz Rojas before being ported by AstroCreep.

Escape From Totenhaus

All the mods are listed on the ROTT Mods page, and require the base game of Rise of the Triad: Dark War to play.

Download Wolf3D EP3 Conversion.
Download Wolf3D EP4 Conversion.
Download the Halten Sie port.
Download the Escape From Totenhaus port.

How to play

To run, just drop the files in the game directory, mount the drive in DOSBox, then type

setup.exe file NAME.wad

Where “NAME” is the name of the WAD file for the mod you are using (For example, Escape From Totenhaus would be “toten.wad”)

Navigate to Use Modified Stuff, then Choose Alternate Game Levels. Pick the .RTL file of the mod you are opening (For example, “TOTEN.RTL” for Escape from Totenhaus).
Go back to the main menu and choose Save and Run ROTT. Enjoy!

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AstroCreep is continuing his series of ROTT ports, bringing us Episode 2 of Wolfenstein 3D this time.

The mod requires the original Rise of the Triad: Dark War to be able to run.

Along with Episode 2, AstroCreep has also released a bugfix for his port of Episode 1. Downloads on the ROTT Mods page have been updated.

Download Wolf3D EP2 Conversion for Rise of the Triad: Dark War.
Download Wolf3D EP1 Conversion v2 for Rise of the Triad: Dark War.

How to play

To run, just drop the files in the game directory, mount the drive in DOSBox, then type

setup.exe file wolf3d.wad

Navigate to Use Modified Stuff, then Choose Alternate Game Levels. Pick WOLF3DE1.RTL.
Go back to the main menu and choose Save and Run ROTT, and enjoy!

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Provided the mod you download doesn’t use a modified exe file of it’s own, you can actually play it directly inside ECWolf without even unpacking the downloaded zip file!
This can be useful if you want to save space and easily switch between mods on the fly.

Step 1: ECWolf.WL6

To be able to do this, you have to add an extra file to the zipped mod.

Open notepad, and immediately save the file as “ECWolf.WL6”. Make sure you leave the file blank, and the “Save as type” field is set to “All Files”.

If the mod uses a different extension (WL1, SOD, WL3) simply change the extension of the ECWolf file to match.

Drag and drop the newly created file into the zip of your desired mod.

Guess what? You’re done! Now, if you drag the mod’s file (In this case, acktung.zip) over your ECWolf exe file, you will be able to play the mod!

REMEMBER: This will only work with mods that do not have their own executable file.

Have fun!

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EisenEdit – A new Map Editor

linuxwolf of Team Raycast has released a cool new tool for making maps in Wolfenstein 3D.

Inspired by TED5 and powered by the Wolf4SDL engine, EisenEdit uses the VSWAP file of the game itself to generate detailed overviews of the maps being edited. The final result is very pleasant to look at.

Spoilers?

The editor has a variety of functions, including many dedicated to advanced modding (eg floor and ceiling textures), as well as quality-of-life tools like copy and paste.
Another interesting feature is a “pathfinder”, that will draw the quickest path between two tiles. Locked doors and their keys will even be factored into the path drawn!

linuxwolf’s EisenEdit has been released in open source under GPLv3, and is still being worked on, with more features and finetuning being done over time.

If you’re interested in trying a new way to edit your maps, EisenEdit is available to try right now, with support for both Wolf3D and Spear of Destiny currently available.

Download EisenEdit (via GitHub)
Source Repository (via GitHub, includes full documentation)
linuxwolf on Twitter (Live updates)
EisenEdit page on WolfSource

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