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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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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Wolfram Patch 1.1 Logo

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?

  • 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 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?

Wolfram Released!

Wolfram Released!

3 years ago News 57 comments

Wolfram, the modern Wolfenstein 3D remake, is out. Come and get it to plunge into the total flashback! No sprites - only the real, immersive 3D!

Main achievements - mane achievements!

Main achievements - mane achievements!

3 years ago News 7 comments

Main achievements in Wolfram are "mane achievements"! Just kidding. These achievements are not so important, but I hope some people would be pleased...

Wolfram: Achievements

Wolfram: Achievements

3 years ago Feature 7 comments

A complete list of Wolfram achievements is published. Now you know what to do in the game, except regular running-n-shooting. Some achievements are easy...

Wolfram Patch 1.1 (English Version)

Wolfram Patch 1.1 (English Version)

3 years ago Patch 26 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)

3 years ago Patch 1 comment

Это обновление Wolfram до версии 1.1. Исправлены некоторые баги, внесены изменения и улучшения...

Wolfram (Russian Version)

Wolfram (Russian Version)

3 years ago Full Version 7 comments

Вольфрам - это современный ремейк игры Wolfenstein 3D, созданной студией id Software в далёком...

Wolfram (US Version)

Wolfram (US Version)

3 years ago Full Version 54 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)

3 years ago Full Version 20 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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Guest Sep 23 2015 says:

I have to say this is a totally awesome update of the original game. two thumbs up! great job you guys! I played this game over and over when it came out, still play it to this day. As others have said it would be so awesome if you guys could finish the entire game this way but like others said understandable. Thanks for such great work in remastering one of the best FPS games ever. I would purchase the whole game if ever done hands down. keep up the good work guys. Thanks again!! Scott G. from Ohio

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Gunstar39 Aug 28 2015 says:

Please tell me how to activate cheat mode?

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ubertarded Jun 19 2015 says:

First I just wanted to start by saying outstanding job you've put great effort into this remake. Also an artist, I appreciate the attention to detail and the sometimes tedious labor of getting something not just good enough, but just right. That takes time; and if its fueled by a passion it's a labor of love. When I finally realized I had developed a drive and a passion for learning how to make music, one of the first ideas I had for a project was to create a track that would pay respect to the game that started it all back in 1992.
Wolfenstien 3D.
With my limited knowledge of making music several years ago, creating the sound I wanted proved to be very tedious and difficult. I often found myself frustrated because I just couldn't bring the song to life like I had imagined it in my mind. So I abandoned the idea and began other projects ranging from house to hip-hop. Each track being better then the last with something new being learned and applied each time; over and over again.
Now, quite a few years and dedicated hours later, I have once again set out to finish what I started. As it stands right now it is easy for me to recognize that I've made significant progress in so many areas.
In closing, I will say all that to say this, I noticed at the intro you had the 8bit midi Main Theme playing as well as the actual Horst Wessel Lied. It's taken quite a bit of effort and it's still not complete but I'd like you to hear what I've started. I will attach the Wav Audio File to an email. It will be titled DOS Wolf-3D. I hope you give it a listen :)
-Much Respect for the enthusiasm.

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zachiggins Jun 22 2015 replied:

Hello, this is very interesting timing; I see you posted this just a few days ago.

I'm actually in the middle of making a Doom mod which aims to recreate Wolf3D with an emphasis on gameplay, style, and presentation. This thing you said about getting your work not just good enough, but just right (does perfect sound too insane? =P) resonates with me, and it's a chief goal here. It won't be done until it's done correctly. And one of the things I'm searching for is improved music!

There have already been a few Wolf3D music re-workings I've come across. The one I'm using current is... good enough :)


And actually, in finding this link I noticed this is a different version than the ones I'm using, which I found in the resources of another mod, but I can locate those for you as well if you're interested.

But I'm writing because I'm interested in hearing your work and perhaps implementing it in my mod, with your permission.

I have a good deal of work already done but I'm not quite ready to put it on moddb or 'announce' it officially yet. However, I have no problem showing you some progress either in screenshots or as playable files :)

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ubertarded Aug 21 2015 replied:

Sorry it's taken me some time to get back to you! Wasn't really keeping a close eye on this forum because the comments prior to mine were several years old. It would be an honor and a privilege to share what I've made thus far. I've put about 80 hours into it thus far. If you'd like I can send it direct to your email in .wav. This is what I posted on SoundCloud. Enjoy :)


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ubertarded Jun 20 2015 replied:

Also, I forgot to mention, I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit, Intel Core i7 CPU @ 2.40GHz, 8.0GB RAM On my Toshiba laptop. All I have video-wise is whatever was built into it when I bought it which wasn't much. Without a graphics card, I can't run the game without it crashing?
Everytime I open a certain door, right in the beginning of the first level, the game engine stops responding.

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XaeroX Creator
XaeroX Aug 10 2015 replied:

If you run something like Intel HD 4000, you should set r_allowGLSL "0" in the config.cfg. Hth.

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Mariogamer1231 Mar 27 2015 says:

It's sad not to see all the levels remade from the original, but I understand. Good job BTW.

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Argoon Mar 20 2015 says:

I get a virus warning from Avast and he puts the .exe on the quarantine, so i can't play the game, do i need to worry about it or is it a false positive?

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XaeroX Creator
XaeroX Mar 25 2015 replied:

Well, it's up to you whether you trust Russians or not. :)

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Argoon Jul 20 2015 replied:

With that reply you certainly aren't giving me much confidence. ;p

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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 by zwitt95

Lowest Rated (4 agree) 1/10

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

Aug 19 2014 by Joebama

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