IWAD

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An IWAD or Internal WAD houses information such as visual display and environment setup for the world. In order for any Doom based engine to work properly, it must have the proper assigned IWAD file. Furthermore, the table below will display all of the IWAD's that Zandronum can support. Keep in mind that the filename of the file does not truly matter, but the contents within the file is important. For example, 'DOOM.WAD' can be changed to 'UDooM.wad' or even 'Doomiwad.wad', Zandronum will still open the file regardless of its name. However, if the file was internally modified, Zandronum may not be able to detect the file properly.


Zandronum Compatible IWAD Files
Common Name
Long Name
File Name
Notes
Doom
Doom DOOM.WAD
Doom Demo Doom: Knee Deep in the Dead (Shareware) DOOM1.WAD
Ultimate Freedoom Ultimate Freedoom FREEDOOMU.WAD
Doom II
Doom 2 Doom II: Hell on Earth DOOM2.WAD
TNT (Final Doom) TNT: Evilution TNT.WAD
Usually referenced as 'Final Doom' and comes bundled with Plutonia.
  • Patching IWAD to the latest version available at: Doomworld
Plutonia (Final Doom) The Plutonia Experiment PLUTONIA.WAD
Usually referenced as 'Final Doom' and comes bundled with TNT.
  • Patching IWAD to the latest version available at: Doomworld
Freedoom Complete Freedoom FREEDOOM.WAD
FreeDM Freedoom Deathmatch FREEDM.WAD
Heretic
Heretic HERETIC.WAD
Heretic Demo Heretic: City of the Damned (Shareware) HERETIC1.WAD
Blasphemer Blasphemer blasphemer.wad
  • Free download available at: Blasphemer Project Page (Google Code)
  • Adjacent to FreeDoom, this also aims for free content and availability to play a Heretic based game without the retail version.
Hexen
Hexen Demo Hexen (Shareware) HEXEN.WAD
Hexen Hexen: Beyond Heretic HEXEN.WAD
Deathkings Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel HEXDD.WAD
  • Commercial product and available at: Steam
  • Patching IWAD to the latest version available at: Doomworld
Strife
Strife Demo Strife (Shareware) STRIFE0.WAD
Strife Strife: Quest for the Sigil
  • Commercial product and available at:Steam
  • Patching IWAD to the latest version available at: Doomworld

Note: ZDoom merely reverse engineers how Strife would have worked; thus, as a result of Zandronum being based on (G)ZDoom, playing Strife on these engines (not excluding Zandronum), may not be accurate as opposed to the native Strife engine.

Chex Quest
Chex Quest Chex Quest CHEX.WAD
  • Commercial product and not available for legal acquisition.
Chex Quest 3 Chex Quest 3 CHEX3.WAD
ZDoom IWAD's
Action Doom Action Doom 2: Urban Brawl ACTION2.WAD
Zandronum IWAD's
MM8BDM Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch MEGAGAME.WAD


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