wolf4sdl - Man Page

An open-source port of id Software's classic first-person shooter


wolf4sdl [options]

wolf4sdl-wl6 [options]

wolf4sdl-wl6a [options]

wolf4sdl-wl6a1 [options]

wolf4sdl-wl1 [options]

wolf4sdl-sod [options]

wolf4sdl-sdm [options]


Wolf4SDL is an open-source port of id Software's classic first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D to the cross-plattform multimedia library Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) (http://www.libsdl.org). It is meant to keep the original feel while taking advantage of some improvements.

The wolf4sdl-wl6, wolf4sdl-wl6a, wolf4sdl-wl6a1, wolf4sdl-wl1, wolf4sdl-sod and wolf4sdl-sdm binaries start the Wolf3d Full v1.4 GT/ID/Activision, Wolf3d Full v1.4 Apogee (with ReadThis), Wolf3d Full v1.1 Apogee (with ReadThis), Wolf3d Shareware v1.4, Spear of Destiny Full and Mission Disks and Spear of Destiny Demo games, respectively. The wolf4sdl wrapper script automatically runs the engine that fits to the data files found in /usr/share/games/wolf3d.



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--tedlevel <level>

Starts the game in the given level


Sets the difficulty to baby for tedlevel


Sets the difficulty to easy for tedlevel


Sets the difficulty to normal for tedlevel


Sets the difficulty to hard for tedlevel


Skips intro screens


Starts the game in a window


Enables shading support


Suppresses vertical mouse movement


Shows a crosshair

--res <width> <height>

Sets the screen resolution (must be multiple of 320x200 or 320x240)

--resf <w> <h>

Sets any screen resolution >= 320x200 (which may result in graphic errors)

--bits <b>

Sets the screen color depth (use this when you have palette/fading problems allowed: 8, 16, 24, 32, default: "best" depth)

--joystick <index>

Use the index-th joystick if available (-1 to disable joystick, default: 0)

--joystickhat <index>

Enables movement with the given coolie hat

--samplerate <rate>

Sets the sound sample rate (given in Hz, default: 44100)

--audiobuffer <size>

Sets the size of the audio buffer (-> sound latency) (given in bytes, default: 2048 / (44100 / samplerate))


Ignores the number of chunks in VGAHEAD.* (may be useful for some broken mods)


Wolf4SDL v1.6 ($Revision: 232 $)

Ported by Chaos-Software (http://www.chaos-software.de.vu)

Original Wolfenstein 3D by id Software

This manual page was written by Fabian Greffrath <fabian+debian@greffrath.com> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

Referenced By

The man pages wolf4sdl-registered-apogee(6), wolf4sdl-registered-id(6), wolf4sdl-shareware(6), wolf4sdl-spear(6) and wolf4sdl-spear-demo(6) are aliases of wolf4sdl(6).

December 2010 1.6 Wolf4SDL