Wolfenstein 3D (MAC)
- This page is for the MAC game, for other platforms see Wolfenstein 3D.
Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter based off the Apple II game Escape from Castle Wolfenstein. You play B. J. Blazkowicz, a Nazi P.O.W. who must escape from the dreaded Castle Wolfenstein by blasting your way through several levels of Nazis.
The Macintosh port, like the 3DO port, of Wolfenstein 3D has several improvements from the original DOS version. The graphics are much better, especially in the huge bosses, the game features a useful automap, there is a rocket launcher, and resolutions greater than 320x200 are supported. There are also more levels in the Macintosh version: The levels from the console ports and the levels from the DOS version, however, some of the DOS levels have been slightly modified and Otto Giftmacher, Gretel Grosse and General Fettgesicht are replaced with Hans Grosse, Death Knight and Ubermutant. In General Fettgesicht's stage, Hans Grosse and the Death Knight are both the boss which gives them the unfair advantage. Another bad thing is the enemies. All the enemies say are Halt or Halten Sie and the bosses all say Guten Tag where in the DOS version all the enemies had their own phrase. When the enemies die, they make only one screaming sound where in the DOS version they had multiple death sounds. When the bosses die in the Mac version, you only hear them thud to the ground but no death phrase. Also, like the 3DO version, the enemies are always facing you, making it impossible to sneak up on them; a feature that was sorely missed from the DOS version.
The music from the Macintosh port has a much higher quality than the DOS version. It features heavy percussion, electric guitars, and bass. However, there are considerably fewer tracks, and each one is fast-paced. None of the eerie ambiance or military marches are carried over which is a shame. The 3DO version features similar music, but without the ill-fitting electric guitar.
The music was composed as MIDI files but programmed to use different samples rather than the General MIDI tones.
- Ripper: Phroggy
- Recorder: Doommaster1994, elbryan42
- Game Credits:
- Music composition and banjos: Brian Luzietti
- Sound Effects: Charles Deenen
- Sound Effects: Larry Peacock
- Music setup assistance: Bill Fisher
- Sound driver: Jim Nitchals
- Sound driver: Steve Hales
These tracks were ripped from the game using ResEdit (got it from here and here) and then the original instrument patches were replaced with standard to make it playable with General MIDI.
- mobygames.com/game/macintosh/wolfenstein-3d_ - MobyGames.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfenstein_3D - Wikipedia.