A ModDB member by the name of Alstar05 has released a new project, simply titled Wolf 3D: Episode 1 Modified.
Exactly as it says on the box, this is a game that alters the first episode of Wolfenstein 3D with modified and new maps. The game appears to be intended to be played at higher difficulties, with next to no enemies and a lot of empty rooms on lower ones.
Wolf 3D: Episode 1 Modified comes bundled with all files, and due to the high number of objects in some maps, comes bundled with a copy of ECWolf to be playable. There’s also an option HD graphics pack included.
(Editor’s note: can someone explain the why behind the musical choice in map 3?)
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.