Sunday, March 13, 2016

Wolfenstein 3D

You are B.J. Blazkowicz, an all-American hero battling his way through the dreaded Castle Wolfenstein killing every baddie guy along the way. Yes, the classic ID game has been converted to the Atari ST (and Atari STe) by Reimund Dratwa (The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation). Rub your eyes in disbelief all you want because it really is happening - you are watching Wolfenstein 3D running on my humble 8Mhz Atari STe in the above animation.

The menu system is clean and concise with incredible details and colour.

Our version of this iconic game features 32 on-screen colours, authentic texture mapping and, best of all, it works on a standard 8MHz Atari ST. The graphical detail can be increased further by hitting asterisk on the numerical keypad, especially useful for faster Atari computers. Sound effects are superb and played through the DMA hardware on the Atari STe. Chip music is by Mathieu Stempell and thus truly outstanding as expected.

Please do remember that Wolf 3D is in "beta" and thus not every scenario is playable.

I still cannot quite believe we have such a polished version of Wolf 3D. Reimund tells me that he was up many nights coding until 5am and I'm 100% positive he has scraped together every last droplet of power from this old Motorola CPU for an unforgettable experience. Wolfenstein 3D for the Atari ST - take a moment to think about that.

Okay, 8BitChip has fixed a few of the bugs for the most complete download there is but you will need a hard disk or Ultrasatan as it's too big to fit onto a floppy disk. Update: I've since recorded a silly video for a laugh ;-)

I had to laugh at these drawings which are truly superb, especially the first one!!

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