Wednesday, May 9th 2012

Wolfenstein 3D Celebrates 20th Anniversary with a Browser Edition

This month is the 20th Anniversary of Wolfenstein 3D. To celebrate id Software and Bethesda have given us all a free browser-based version of its seminal shooter. John Carmack has also given a director's commentary, full of the usual fascinating Carmackchat. You can play the snazzy HTML 5 version of Wolf 3D if you're browsing in Firefox 10, Chrome 16, Internet Explorer 9, Safari 5, or newer. Fingers crossed that your work computer is updated vaguely frequently. id Software got distracted by Doom and Quake after the release of a Wolf 3D prequel, but the series returned in 2001 with Return to Castle Wolfenstein from Grey Matter and Nerve Software. Splash Damage followed this with the superb free multiplayer spin-off Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, then the last entry in the series was Raven's Wolfenstein in 2009. The iOS version is also going temporarily free in the App Store some time later today. Here is the Link

Source: Shacknews
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17 Comments on Wolfenstein 3D Celebrates 20th Anniversary with a Browser Edition

#2
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: helloWorld
Link to the browser version!
Thank you! OP updated.
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#4
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
I bet those with 2KRO usb keyboards will have problems with "ilm".

EDIT: nope ilm doesnt work on this one :D

Anyways, I didnt have soundblaster way back, did it really sound this good?
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#5
DaC
loved! Thank you for this information.

This was actually the first game that WoWed me in my life..... good memories... good memories...
It's so cool on how this kind of stuff stucks on us when we area child... :toast:
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#6
faramir
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Anyways, I didnt have soundblaster way back, did it really sound this good?
It sounded precisely like it does in the video clip (skip halfway through it to hear the gameplay sounds).

I don't have a HTML5 compatible web browser so I can't compare it with the web version.
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#7
bongpack05
I had to wait untill 1994 to play on atari jaguar it since i didnt have a computer.

2 years too late? Not really i had alien vs predator and wolfenstein 3d and doom to play lol.

i played doom the most though.
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#8
Vinska
Ah, brings back memories! I grew up with this game. Weeee!

Too bad the browser version is a major glitch & lag -fest.
Graphics corruptions all over. Frame-lag is hardly bearable on most situations. And when going full auto with either the 3rd or 4th gun puts the game into a friggin' halt. :shadedshu
I bet I am probably the only person with such problems. *sigh*
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#10
stinger608
That is just frigggggggggggging cool!!!!!!!!
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#11
dlpatague
I still have the original game CD somewhere in a box. It still works too.
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#12
xtremesv
I think I'm gonna have to buy a GTX 690 if I wanna max-up quality settings on this game :roll:

I remember those days, most of the graphics were software rendered and you enjoyed the games, now you have to spend hundreds of dollars just to barely make 30 fps on a console port :pimp:
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#13
hellrazor
by: dlpatague
I still have the original game CD somewhere in a box. It still works too.
CD? What is this, 1998? Man, my dad had it on floppies - and even though I haven't played since I was 6, I still knew where the first two secrets were!
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#15
Prima.Vera
by: dlpatague
I still have the original game CD somewhere in a box. It still works too.
Lousy liar! I have the original game home and is (was) on 4 floppies @ 720KB each :toast::laugh:
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#16
Mr McC
Interesting that Steam currently has an offer on the game, presumably to compete with the "free browser-based version".
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#17
largon
It's been something like 20 years since I've played this last time but I still recall almost all secret rooms as I play.

Browser version seem a little buggy, though.
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