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About Wolfenstein 3D

This section contains bundles of info on Wolfenstein 3-D, Spear of Destiny, and stuff related to the revolutionary classic games. There is also an opportunity to download the demos of the two games for free in this section. At the bottom of each part (Wolf3d, SOD), click on the image of the game box to begin your download. There is also info on enemies, and cheats at the bottom of this section.  Click the links below to jump to the section of this page that you are interested in.

Wolfenstein 3D | Spear of Destiny | B.J. Blazkowicz | Enemies | Cheats | Hint Books/Manuals | Downloads


Wolfenstein 3-D was created in 1992 by Id Software. It was a major breakthrough in the computer gaming industry. Since then, technology has increased exponentially, but there is still an old-school charm to shooters like Wolfenstein that people love. For the first time, you got to destroy Nazis and even Hitler in full 3D. Today, Wolfenstein 3D is kept alive through add-ons, mods, and ports of the game to modern platforms. You can download the shareware version of this game at the bottom of this section.

STORYLINE

It's World War II, and you are B.J. Blazcowicz---the allies' bad boy of espionage, a terminal action seeker built for abuse with an attitude to match. You were on a mission to capture the secret plans for Operation Eisenfaust. There is just one small problem: you've been captured by the Nazis, tortured, and imprisoned beneath the Castle Wolfenstein where you await execution. Bummer. Now you must do anything to escape from the belly of a Nazi Dungeon, or die trying.

SCREENSHOTS




This is the shareware version 1.4 of Wolfenstein 3-D. I do not support the shareware version of Wolfenstein 3-D, I only support the full version, but you can download this to get a feel for Wolfenstein before you go out an buy the full version. Click on the above box image to begin the download!  Note: This is the original DOS version of the game so if using Windows Vista or later or a non-Microsoft OS, you will need to use DOSBox to play it.  You can get it here.

Where can I get the full version?

Thanks to the resurgence of retro gaming, finding the full version of Wolfenstein 3D is much easier than it once was.  It is currently available for only $4.99 on Steam.

Click here to purchase it.

Wolf4SDL: Click here to download a Wolf4SDL EXE to run Wolfenstein 3D natively on all Windows operating systems.  You no longer have any need for complicated emulators like DOSBox! Simply drop the EXE and the included DLL files into your Wolf3D directory!

Spear of Destiny, although came after the original Wolfenstein 3-D, was actually a prequel to the original game. Id software assumed that since it's previous game, Wolfenstein 3-D did so well, then why not create an even better sequel. Spear of Destiny was the result. It is like Wolfenstein 3-D, but has more features and more extensive mapping than the original game.

Set in the early stages of World War II, you, B.J. Blazcowicz, have to retrieve the Spear of Destiny from Hitler's possession. According to legend, any army who had the Spear of Destiny could not be defeated. Now B.J. must go and retrieve the Spear of Destiny from the depths of Castle Nuremburg, or die trying.

This is the demo version of Spear of Destiny! It only contains the first two levels. I do not support the demo version of Spear of Destiny, but you can get a feel for this sequel to Wolfenstein 3-D before you go out an buy the full version. Click on the above box image to begin the download! Like Wolfenstein 3D, this is the original DOS version of the demo, so you will need DosBOX to run it on Windows Vista or later or anything non-Microsoft.

Where can I find Spear of Destiny?

Spear of Destiny used to be difficult to come by but thanks to Steam, it can easily be purchased online.  Get it here

SOD4SDL: Click here to download a SOD4SDL EXE to run Spear of Destiny natively on all Windows operating systems.  You no longer have any need for complicated emulators like DOSBox! Simply drop the EXE and the included DLL files into your SOD directory!

B.J BLAZKOWICZ

When we talk about B.J, the above image is who we have in mind. William Joseph Blazcowicz was born August 15, 1911, to Polish immigrants, Blazcowicz was a top spy for the Allied Forces, receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor and other accolades for heroism. He completed countless missions during his outstanding career. "B.J.", (as he was called by his friends) married after World War II, at age 40, to Julia Marie Peterson. Their son, Arthur Kenneth Blazcowicz, became a television talk show personality in Milwaukee. For show biz purposes, Arthur changed his last name to Blaze. Arthur later married Susan Elizabeth McMicheals. They had one son, which they named after Arthur's father, William Joseph Blazcowicz II, or as he signs his grade school homework, B. Blaze...

ENEMIES

You will face a variety of enemies and guard types in Wolfenstein 3-D and Spear of Destiny. Here they are and what you can expect when facing them.

Brown Guard: Guards are the grist for the Nazi mill, but can be an effective force if fighting in groups. They were no body armor and can be brought down in a single shot. Carrying only a pistol, their firepower isn't exactly menacing. Guards are slow to react and must stop and take aim before shooting, making them vulnerable to a machine gun attack.

SS Guard: The SS are well trained and can rarely be surprised. Most will bark a warning when they become aware of your presence. This can make for an easy head count. However, some are trained to be silent. Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying a machine gun, the SS are difficult to bring down and pack a heavy punch. If an SS shoots you at close range, the encounter will be very brief because you'll be toast.

Officer: Officers are usually silent until they confront you face to face. They can rarely be surprised, and are fast, intelligent, fighters. Officers will move from left to right as they fire making them difficult to hit as well as draining you of ammunition. An officer's weapon of choice is a pistol. They wear light vests and can take about half the damage of an SS guard. Don't underestimate their abilities. In close quarters combat, these guys will make life miserable and short.

Mutant: Mutants don't make a sound until they shoot, greeting you only with the crack on gunfire. They are extremely aggressive and will continue to attack until dead. Mutants are equipped with chest guns and cleavers. They wear no armor, but can take almost as much damage as an SS guard.

Dog: Once on attack, these German shepherds will move directly toward their prey. A single bullet will bring down a killer dog. However, they are trained to quickly dodge during an attack, making them difficult to shoot.

CHEATS

Type wolf3d -goobers or in Spear of Destiny, type spear -debugmode to start the game. When in the game, press CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE. Here are a few of the codes.

Tab + What it does
E Skip to next level
G God Mode (Invincible)
H Hurt yourself
I Free Items
N No clipping(Walk through walls)
W Warp to a level (level select)
K Give yourself a key (SDL Only)
O View Map (SDL Only)

HINT BOOKS/MANUALS

Here are PDF copies of the original Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny hint books and manuals.  They include everything about the games as well as maps and other interesting information about the games and their development.  Take a look!

Official Wolfenstein 3D Manual

Official Spear of Destiny Manual

Official Wolfenstein 3D Hint Book (1994)

Official Spear of Destiny Hint Book

DOWNLOADS

Description Download
Wolfenstein 3D Version 1.4 Shareware Click here
Spear of Destiny Demo Version Click here
AlumiuN's Wolfenstein Super Upgrades SDL Conversion Click here
Wolfenstein 3D Super Upgrades (Original) Click here
Wolf4SDL (Run Wolf on Windows) Click here
SOD4SDL (Run Spear on Windows) Click here

 

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