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What is Wolf4SDL?

Wolf4SDL is an open-source port of id Software's classic first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D to the cross-platform multimedia library “Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)” (http://www.libsdl.org). It is meant to keep the original feel while taking advantage of some improvements[.]

- As written by the original developer Moritz Kroll (aka Ripper)

If you want a download compatible with your copy of Wolfenstein 3D or Spear of Destiny, visit this page.

If you want to download the source code for research or to mod, you can find the source repository with the latest version here.

Wolf4SDL allows for Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny, and mods to run natively on modern operating systems, and other options as listed below:

  • Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Linux
  • BSD variants
  • Mac OS X (x86)
  • KallistiOS (used for Dreamcast)

Along with the compatibility with the above operating systems, Wolf4SDL provides a series of bug fixes and minor improvements made over the years all in the name of improving the experience while keeping it close to it's original gameplay.
A full list of all the features added to the engine can be found in the Wolf4SDL documentation.

The files for Wolf4SDL simply have to be in the same directory as your game installation. For details and downloads, click here.

Maintenance and development of Wolf4SDL is currently being handled by AlumiuN of the DieHard Wolfers community. Various people have contributed fixes and improvements over the years, including Chris Chokan and Andy_Nonymous.

Wolf4SDL remains one of the main choices of engine for Wolf3D mods in modern day, due to the level of control it enables modders.

Unlike the original DOS engine, Wolf4SDL isn't constrained by memory limitations. This in addition to ease of use across multiple systems makes it an ideal choice among game creators.

The environment for building Wolf4SDL is fairly painless to set up, click here to learn how.

There are many tutorials written by members of the community, adding a whole slew of unique gameplay and environmental features to the game, along with much more. Most of these tutorials are hosted on the DieHard Wolfers Message Boards, with some also hosted on this website.

  • wolf4sdl.txt
  • Last modified: 2020/03/26 01:06
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