Wolfram

Wolfram is a modern remake of Wolfenstein 3D, game created by id Software in 1992. It is designed mainly for those fans who wants to play old good game, but who is tired of pixelated sprite graphics. Well, many people could say that it is nonsense, retro games are distinctive and original and do not need any graphic enchancements. This is the point, but we, the authors, think in a different way. We hope that the remake will find it's niche and some of you guys will like it.

OVERVIEW

Once upon a time we looked for a modern remake for Wolfenstein3D, and we found some. But their quality left much to be desired; most of them were nothing but OpenGL ports with sprites replaced with models. We decided to create own remake on our engine, Volatile3D II, with two primary aims: first, experiment with retro game and get experience in such recast; second, give Volatile3D baptism of fire. Wolfram was not intended to reveal all the features of engine; this is actually an illustration of how to use it in fast development of simple 3D games.

FEATURES

Wolfram exploits some Volatile3D features, for example: per-pixel lighting with bump-mapping and parallax mapping; soft stencil shadows; refractions, cubemap reflections, mirrors; ragdoll physics. It brings new level of graphics to Wolfenstein levels, however they still lack details. Architecture was left intact to keep the original atmosphere, so was the original soundtrack. Gameplay contains stealth elements like the original game did: troopers patrol corridors, react sounds player produces, and can take no notice of player cloaking in shadows. There are four weapon types: knife, luger, mp40 and mg42. Amongst new features there are weapon realoading (NPCs also do that) and secondary attack (iron sight for firearms). Concept of "lives" was abolished, but player can save game at any point, and there are autosave triggers on every level. Searching for secrets, collecting treasure, fighting enemy troops, cloaking and bunny hopping - that's Wolfram.

LEVELS

Wolfram includes only the first episode of Wolfenstein 3D: 9 main levels and 1 secret level. These levels have been accurately ported keeping layout of items, enemies and geometry almost intact. It would be nice to port all the game, but we will never manage such amount of work.

ACHIEVEMENTS

To make the gameplay more versatile, a local achievement system is incorporated. Some achievements are easy to get, and some require you to explore levels thoroughly and fight the enemies in non-standard fashion. You won't consider to beat the game until you get all the achievements!

MISC

Please note that Wolfram is a standalone game, not a mod or total conversion. It won't require the original Wolfenstein 3D to be played.
Official website supports Russian language only. We are sorry for inconvenience and suggest to use online translator; however, most of the necessary information is provided herein. The game itself supports English language.
We use some resources from other games, for example, weapon models from "Day of Defeat" Half-Life mod. We were unable to find any modeller for help, therefore decided to release the game "as is". It is possible to replace such the resources later with a patch, however; the modeller's help is still welcome.
Wolfram intensively uses swastika and other nazi attributes due to it's concept, like the original Wolfenstein3D game. If such content is inappropriate for you, please download a special Nazi-symbols-free game version.
Please don't forget to download and install version 1.1 patch, especially if you want to play the game on Windows 7.

We are very interested in and grateful for any user comments and suggestions. Hope you like the game!

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22 comments by XaeroX on Jun 16th, 2012

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Despite our careful testing of Wolfram before the release, some players reported a certain amount of problems. The most critical was a crash on some systems. We have fixed all the errors found, and added an automated crash report system in case there will be found more problems. Besides we tried to take into consideration complaints about the balance.

So, what's new in Wolfram version 1.1?

NEW FEATURES AND MODIFICATIONS
  • Added CrashRpt system for automated crash report generation and submission.
  • Added "Level statistics" item to the Controls menu.
  • Flashlight range increased.
  • MP-40 bullet damage increased.
  • Luger reload time decreased.
  • MG-42 accuracy increased a bit in an IronSight mode for a crouched player.
FIXED BUGS
  • Fixed bug with software sound which led to a crash.
  • Fixed bug with "Bloodlust" achievement, when it was enough to kill 3 enemies instead of 50.
  • Fixed a minor problem in a loopback network code.
  • Ragdoll intertia decreased.
US|EU Wolfram Patch 1.1 (English Version)
RU Wolfram Patch 1.1 (Russian Version)

Please note that the patch 1.1 must be installed over the proper release version. English patch is for US and European versions; russian patch is for the Russian version.

For those who still doubt whether to download and play Wolfram, we publish several new screenshots from E1M3 and E1M6 levels. Have you got psyched already?


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Wolfram Patch 1.1 (English Version)

Wolfram Patch 1.1 (English Version)

Jun 16, 2012 Patch 22 comments

This is an update for Wolfram to version 1.1. There are several bug fixes, modifications and balance tweaks. This patch should be applied to either US...

Wolfram Patch 1.1 (Russian Version)

Wolfram Patch 1.1 (Russian Version)

Jun 16, 2012 Patch 0 comments

Это обновление Wolfram до версии 1.1. Исправлены некоторые баги, внесены изменения и улучшения баланса. Этот патч предназначен для русской версии Wolfram...

Wolfram (Russian Version)

Wolfram (Russian Version)

Jun 10, 2012 Full Version 6 comments

Вольфрам - это современный ремейк игры Wolfenstein 3D, созданной студией id Software в далёком 1992 году. Ремейк демонстрирует современные графические...

Wolfram (US Version)

Wolfram (US Version)

Jun 10, 2012 Full Version 47 comments

Wolfram is a modern remake of Wolfenstein 3D which was created by id Software in the distant 1992. It features modern graphics including per-pixel lighting...

Wolfram (European Version)

Wolfram (European Version)

Jun 10, 2012 Full Version 18 comments

Wolfram is a modern remake of Wolfenstein 3D which was created by id Software in the distant 1992. It features modern graphics including per-pixel lighting...

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Trar
Trar Sep 18 2014, 5:05am says:

Hey, just thought I should let you know, Hans Grosse is not possible to beat. He fires too fast and accurate, and has too much HP to kill before he whittles you down. Freeaiming just makes it harder, because now you have to line up the shot, by which time Hans is already killing you. Having only six health packs to heal with doesn't help. I've given up trying to beat him without cheats, but I don't even know how to activate those.

It's a disappointing end to an otherwise good remake.

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XaeroX
XaeroX Aug 12 2014, 7:09am replied:

Today we all are expecting for the new version of the engine Wolfram was created on. This will help to improve performance, fix crashes and finally add good multiplayer support. Then we could think of new episodes and stuff. :)

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mrjoshdacs
mrjoshdacs Aug 6 2014, 6:08am says:

Ok, so I fixed the crashing problem. But one thing that bugs me with the game, is that its very... repetitive. Don't get me wrong, I love the mod, but maybe some added textures and tables and chairs here and there. As a lover of Wolf3D, I thank you for this. <3

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Marceloxtreme14
Marceloxtreme14 Jul 21 2014, 6:12pm says:

amazing work bro

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XaeroX
XaeroX Jul 21 2014, 3:14am replied:

This is a way to "release" viruses, not sound tracks.
Avoid it.

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mrjoshdacs
mrjoshdacs Aug 6 2014, 6:12am replied:

Don't even bother, I tested it on my other PC. It's a ******* virus.

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Batterymandark
Batterymandark Jul 22 2014, 8:15pm replied:

then i'm sorry if you find it that way, but have you ever try'd to download it? its defently not a virus, its a PhP script inside a exe, acting like a web installer

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Batterymandark
Batterymandark Jul 22 2014, 8:27pm replied:

I'm not sure what you mean, but are you pointing out that the way i relese it, is often related to virus releses?

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XaeroX
XaeroX Jul 24 2014, 3:27pm replied:

Why not just pack music into a zip archive?
Nowadays even hundreds of megabytes are not a problem to either upload or download.

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Wolfram
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Developer & Publisher
Chain Studios
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Volatile3D II
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Released Jun 9, 2012
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Highest Rated (3 agree) 9/10

Wolfram essentially is a graphical update to the original Wolfenstein 3D created by id software. Splendidly, the game stays extraordinarily close to the original material; the updated graphics and animations enhance rather than hinder the experience.It is a pleasure to re-live nostalgic moments through HD glasses.

Although it is neither a mod nor a remake, this 'update' to Wolfenstein 3D is still fun to play and fun to look at.

Much thanks to the creator of Wolfram.

Jun 10 2012, 10:13am by zwitt95

Lowest Rated (2 agree) 1/10

Looks absolutely shit. Nothing was upgraded. Go play the original through a source port or something.

Aug 19 2014, 12:26am by Joebama

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