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Old 05-07-2008, 10:41 AM   #1
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Wolfenstein 3D is 16
We don't know if you realized it, but Monday was the sixteenth anniversary of Wolfenstein 3D. Released by Apogee back on May 5, 1992, this game by all accounts was one of the all time most influential titles, well.. EVER! Originally created by id Software, and released by us (under our then name Apogee Software), this title laid the groundwork for a lot of things that have come since.

Since it is Wolf's birthday, we wanted to bring you a few small tidbits to mark the anniversary. First up is a recreation of the Episode 3 Boss battle with Adolf Hitler from the game. The unique thing here is that it was done in Lego! There is a current craze in doing things (especially games) in Lego, so why not recreate a classic game? This was done by Wolf fan Ciamoslaw Ciamek. Here is a screen capture below - make sure and check out all of his Wolf3D Lego pictures.


Second up is an old piece of video. It's a TV interview from 1992 by Byron Harris for NBR with Scott Miller & George Broussard of Apogee as well as John Romero (then of id ). It talks about the two companies, and shows some of the background development of Wolf3D. We originally posted this video back in the summer of 1998, you can read that old news story for some background on the video.

(Embedded video not possible in forum posts, see website news story for video).

Wolfenstein 3D is still an item we sell 16 years later. The game has been ported from its PC original to a ton of platforms, including the 3DO, Super Nintendo, the Game Boy Advance, the Macintosh, the Atari Jaguar, and the good old Apple IIgs.

Here's a few links for Wolfenstein 3D for you to check out:
If you're one of the two people left who have never played Wolfenstein 3D, hit our Wolf3D page to grab yourself a copy of the shareware game.

Thanks to John Romero for the Lego story. John, it's time for YOU to go down the *)*$%)$ stairs!
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:51 AM   #2
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Jeez I missed it. Oh well. Happy birthday Wolfenstein3D.

P.S. Wolf3D is now at it's drinking age! Toast!
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:53 AM   #3
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Nice end remark! I loved this game when I was a kid, and still do.

I hope the next installment in Wolfenstein series isn't far off.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:02 AM   #4
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You know i loved the clip , wolfenstein 3d did set the trend in manys , and cudos to scott and george for their part in it , they must feel pretty awesome about being a part of that. Can someone fill me in on the final remark , im curious as heck to know
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:45 PM   #5
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P.S. Wolf3D is now at it's drinking age! Toast!
Not in North America it's not (and looking at Wiki, not in many places at all)! But hey, happy birthday Wolf 3D .
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:22 PM   #6
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Well it is here so.... Toast!

Minors please toast with non-alcoholic beverages.
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:36 PM   #7
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Wow, happy birthday Wolf 3d.

Here's a link to WolfGl for the people who want to play Wolf 3d, with all it's pixalated goodness, in glide:
http://wolfgl.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 05-07-2008, 06:34 PM   #8
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Happy birthday to WOLF3D. -DIET PEPSI RAISED TO THE SKY-

One of the first computer games I ever laid eyes on. What a trip that was for my little mind.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:53 PM   #9
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Happy birthday to WOLF3D. -DIET PEPSI RAISED TO THE SKY-

One of the first computer games I ever laid eyes on. What a trip that was for my little mind.
As I've stated before on these forums, Wolf3D pretty much got me my job here, or at least I credit it for that.

I was an Apogee customer (I'm still in the old databases) for buying Keen, Cosmo, buch of stuff from that era, but Wolfenstein 3D just blew me away. I started up a conversation with Scott Miller at the time, and ended up becoming a beta tester, and then eventually getting hired by Apogee all in the same year.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:01 PM   #10
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As I've stated before on these forums, Wolf3D pretty much got me my job here, or at least I credit it for that.

I was an Apogee customer (I'm still in the old databases) for buying Keen, Cosmo, buch of stuff from that era, but Wolfenstein 3D just blew me away. I started up a conversation with Scott Miller at the time, and ended up becoming a beta tester, and then eventually getting hired by Apogee all in the same year.
Its pretty amazing how those rare opportunities can just pop up and totally change your life. Or in this case, career.

I think I was five years old when I first saw the game, in 1993, my cousin was playing it on his computer and I was just sitting there watching. I Started bugging him to let me play it. He was fairly patient with me nagging him. I sucked completely at it of course but still... From that point on I was a gamer to the core! Duke, DooM, and Wolf all got me interested in game design,and for awhile that was my primary choice for a career.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:20 PM   #11
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It can get its driver's permit to get away from its annoying younger brothers, DOOM and Quake.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:35 PM   #12
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Granddaddy of FPS is 16.

Congrats Wolf3d. ^_^
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:51 PM   #13
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16?! Wow, I was about 3 years old!
Imagine all the experience Wolf programmers have gained since then O=

In Mexico, the 15th anniversary is more special...
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:26 PM   #14
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Happy Birthday Wolf3D?
It's nice but its the first time I said that to anything that isn't animate.

Wolf3D was an awesome game, and I loved it.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:49 AM   #15
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Wolf3D was an awesome game, and I loved it.
It still is, man. One of teh best and most fun games EVER.
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:12 AM   #16
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Sweet - 16!
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:39 AM   #17
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Never been kissed?

Happy B'day to the legendary fps. May you never run out of ammo.
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Old 05-08-2008, 05:55 AM   #18
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Happy Birthday Wolf 3D
I never played it for myself but it is the classic of FPS indeed.

And the video featuring George and Scott is so cool. The vibes of the early 90's
now I know how old George and Scott are.
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Old 05-08-2008, 07:29 AM   #19
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...I never played it for myself...
HERESY!!!!!!


Anyway, happy B-Day, Wolf3D!
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Old 05-08-2008, 07:47 AM   #20
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How odd, without realising it was Wolf's birthday yesterday I got an strange desire to replay it. I couldn't find my copy though, luckily its on Steam so I was happily shooting away minutes later.

Happy B-day Wolfy!
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:29 AM   #21
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Happy Birthday Wolfenstein 3D..

16 Years since Wolf3D said: "Guten TAG" to the world.

How time flies
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:38 AM   #22
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Wow. 16 years, eh? That far back I was lucky to even have a computer to play it on
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:41 AM   #23
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Hah, when Wolf3D got released I'd been outside of my mom's womb for about 6 months or something.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:38 AM   #24
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I was 7 years old. Good times with that first episode. I remember we had the Wolf3D utilities and my dad was good with computer artwork and turned almost the entire game into Star Trek. Complete with phasers and a Klingon D'k Tahg dagger. Called it Trekster 3D. Never did finish it and lost all the source files . I do remember he had almost completely changed all of the animation frames of the brown guards into Borgs and changed the Nazi swastikas on the walls to the Borg symbol. We also had these Star Trek cards as kids so he also replaced the Hitler portrait with a Borg face. It was pretty fun to play.

He also removed all the blood from the game for when my brother and I played. Hitler looked like he melted into his suit when he died lol (was all brown instead of the red blood, guts and bones).
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:28 AM   #25
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Happy Birthday Wolfenstein 3D..!

That lego website, what a practical place to have around, i should add my Carmageddon Car over there
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:35 AM   #26
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Grats Wolf! You scared the shit out of me when I was a little kid! Good job!
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I hope Raven Software will unveil their Wolfenstein game this year.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:51 PM   #28
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big deal.... i rather have some news about duke nukem forever or a new wolfenstein game! who cares if this game is 16 years old?
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:49 PM   #29
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big deal.... i rather have some news about duke nukem forever or a new wolfenstein game! who cares if this game is 16 years old?
Hey, thats a great attitude you got there!

Seems like most of us "care" actually, you're the only one thus far in the thread to have an issue. Besides, if its not a big deal to you, why even bother posting at all? Seems kinda counter-productive.
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I hope Raven Software will unveil their Wolfenstein game this year.
I think it is more up to id Software to decide when and where, but of course it has influence if the game is near done or not - do they have anything to show.
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Wow.... now i wanna have Wolf 3D Remake in "LegoWolf 3D" make it happen!
 
Old 05-10-2008, 01:45 PM   #32
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Wow, 16. I was almost 1 year old when this came out
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:44 PM   #33
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Wow, 16. I was almost 1 year old when this came out
The original Duke Nukem is older than you then.
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This is making me feel very old
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"Originally released July 1, 1991." - DN1 Page

No it is not, Im May 24
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"Originally released July 1, 1991." - DN1 Page
So I was almost 2. Damn, it makes you think...
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:15 PM   #37
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"Originally released July 1, 1991." - DN1 Page
I wrote that. It likely was not July 1st. Back then we know what months games were released, but records from that area (basically before I started working here) aren't always the most accurate.
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I would've been 9 yrs old...
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I was born after the Duke
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People being born AFTER Duke really makes me fee old.
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