Happy Birthday, Wolfenstein 3D!

05 May

Wolfenstein 3D is 17 years old today!

(It’s also Adrian Carmack’s birthday, the brilliant artist on that game.)

Joe Siegler over at 3D Realms has a nice post about Wolf3D.

Wolf3D at 17

It’s also Cinco de Mayo!


Posted by on May 5, 2009 in Uncategorized


7 responses to “Happy Birthday, Wolfenstein 3D!

  1. Frenkel

    May 13, 2009 at 7:34 am

    In one of the help screens in the shareware version of version 1.4 of Wolfenstein 3D Adrian Carmack said: “Okay, now for the CGA version . . . NOT!”

    To celebrate these events I’ve created a prototype of what Wolfenstein 3D could look like on a CGA card. I’ve put the demo on my website:

  2. Jorpho

    May 14, 2009 at 12:49 am

    My first thought was that you simply edited all the textures and such to use those sickly old shades of cyan and magenta (there’s a hack of Keen 1 out there that does much the same thing), but I guess if you used Mr. Silverman’s code, then it’s genuine CGA?

    Nice site, by the way; I haven’t visited it in a while and didn’t know you were still adding so much niftiness.

  3. jayngo26

    June 8, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Tom, just wanted to thank you for your creative work in Wolf3d. I recently got back into Wolf3d last year and made my first mod. Won an award for it from the Wolf community! My earliest memories of great gaming come from playing Wolf3d and toying with the original mapeditor back in the day! All the user created work and programs today just blow me away!. Hard to believe Wolf3d is this old now! Anyhoo, if you want to check out my Wolf3d mod you can find the link on my website:

    Thanks again Tom!!

  4. tommune

    June 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Frenkel: Cool will have to check it out sometime soon.

    Jayngo: Aw thanks, glad you have fun…. kinda crazy busy right now, but will try to check it out soon….

  5. Frenkel

    June 15, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Jorpho: I’ve seen that Keen mod. But my demo is genuine CGA, as far as I know :). I’ve put the source code on my website, so you can check it out yourself.

  6. jayngo26

    December 21, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Hey Tom,

    I just put up a video trailer for my upcoming wolf3d mod. Check it out:

    All these years later and wolf3d is still going pretty strong!

  7. sudol

    February 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    hi Tom

    I know I’m replying to a post from a year ago, but anyway… I’ve just read it’s id anniversary, so a lot of nostalgia flooded me and I dig up my old computer and played Wolf 3D. Then I google around to check on you, see how you are doing.
    I couldnt find anything about Adrian, what is he doing now?

    Anyway, keep doing great games!


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