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Wolfenstein 3D


Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992 for the PC operating system DOS.


Port: Wolf4SDL

Wolf4SDL can be installed from the experimental menu of the RetroPie setup script. By default, shareware version 1.4 of Wolfenstein 3D will be installed.

Playing Full Version of Wolfenstein 3D

To play the full version of Wolfenstein 3D with Wolf4SDL, you need to provide your own game data which can purchased from Steam, GOG.com or 3D Realms.

The game data required are the files with *.wl6 extension (see below for list). Place them in

/home/pi//RetroPie/roms/ports/wolf3d

The file names must be in lower case. The simplest way to do this is to run the following commands:

cd RetroPie/roms/ports/wolf3d
rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' *

Wolf4SDL creates separate binaries for each version of game data. You need to select the correct binary for your game data.

Launch Wolfenstein 3D script from the Ports section of EmulationStation. Bring up the runcommand menu by pressing any key or js0 on your gamepad. Now select from the menu

2 - Select emulator for rom ().

You will be presented with the following screen:

The default is wolf4sdl-sw-v14, the shareware 1.4 version.

If you have the 3D Realms version, then select the wolf4sdl-3dr-v14 binary.

If you have the Steam version, the select the wolf4sdl-gt-v14 binary.

If you would like to play Spear of Destiny, then select wolf4sdl-spear-v14.

Once you have made your selection, exit the menu and then launch rom from the runcommand menu.

Troubleshooting

If you are getting NO WOLFENSTEIN 3-D DATA FILES to be found! or NUMCHUNKS errors or you are not sure which version of game data you have, then check your game data by finding the md5 checksums. To do this, once you have placed your game data in the rom folder and made sure the file names are lower case, run the following commands:

cd RetroPie/roms/ports/wolf3d
md5sum *.wl6

The md5 checksums for supported game data are as follow:

3D Realms (Apogee 1.4)

a41af25a2f193e7d4afbcc4301b3d1ce  audiohed.wl6
2385b488b18f8721633e5b2bdf054853  audiot.wl6
aa75133df873b660d2058425ca8539b3  config.wl6
a4e73706e100dc0cadfb02d23de46481  gamemaps.wl6
b8d2a78bc7c50da7ec9ab1d94f7975e1  maphead.wl6
adb10b0d6fdddba9fcc3d1a7c16937e7  vgadict.wl6
4e96d7b4e89a5b3a4beeebf5d7d87eb7  vgagraph.wl6
a08905e2b0d299b3fad259f90c0efb1a  vgahead.wl6
a6d901dfb455dfac96db5e4705837cdb  vswap.wl6

Steam/GOG.com (GT/ID/Activision/Bethesda)

a41af25a2f193e7d4afbcc4301b3d1ce  audiohed.wl6
2385b488b18f8721633e5b2bdf054853  audiot.wl6
aa75133df873b660d2058425ca8539b3  config.wl6
a4e73706e100dc0cadfb02d23de46481  gamemaps.wl6
b8d2a78bc7c50da7ec9ab1d94f7975e1  maphead.wl6
dec8939cff5a4ec27ae7b43e8f52ec28  vgadict.wl6
8b40b5b785f898e229bf1c2f2e3ee003  vgagraph.wl6
8e75e3ffb842ed3d08abe6ffea97b231  vgahead.wl6
b8ff4997461bafa5ef2a94c11f9de001  vswap.wl6

Steam (Spear of Destiny)

6e914d15335125872737718470061ad8  audiohed.sod
10020fce0f04d21bd07b1b5b951c360a  audiot.sod
3e676d1c1350de03d1bd58e7b8dda498  config.sod
04f16534235b4b57fc379d5709f88f4a  gamemaps.sd1
fa5752c5b1e25ee5c4a9ec0e9d4013a9  gamemaps.sd2
29860b87c31348e163e10f8aa6f19295  gamemaps.sd3
276c79a4a6419db6b23e7699e41cb9fa  maphead.sd1
d55508cd58e2e61076ac81b98aeb9269  maphead.sd2
a8b24dd3d3271e0b7fc6f2f995915f27  maphead.sd3
30b11372b9ec6bc06289eb3e9b2ef0b9  vgadict.sod
3b85f170098fb48d91d8bedd0cac4e0d  vgagraph.sod
fb75007a1167bba05c4acadf90bc30d8  vgahead.sod
b1dac0a8786c7cdbb09331a4eba00652  vswap.sd1
25d92ac0ba012a1e9335c747eb4ab177  vswap.sd2
94aeef7980ef640c448087f92be16d83  vswap.sd3

Check also that you have all of the files above.

N.B. If your Spear of Destiny installation is missing the .sd1 files, rename the following files to ensure that Episode 1 will launch correctly:

gamemaps.sod -> gamemaps.sd1
maphead.sod -> maphead.sd1
vswap.sod -> vswap.sd1

If you have game data that do not match the md5sums above, then please post at the RetroPie Forum.