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Wolfenstein 3D/Spear of Destiny/Super 3D Noah’s Ark (ECWolf) WIP

Background

ECWolf is a port of the Wolfenstein 3D engine based of Wolf4SDL. It combines the original Wolfenstein 3D engine with the user experience of ZDoom to create the most user and mod author friendly Wolf3D source port.

Like ZDoom, ECWolf aims to support all games which use the Wolfenstein 3D engine including Blake Stone (coming in ECWolf 3.0), Corridor 7, Operation Body Count, Rise of the Triad, and Super 3D Noah's Ark. ECWolf will also support Macintosh Wolfenstein 3D along with all of its user created missions (coming in ECWolf 2.0).

  • phcoder

The ECWolf core is licensed under

A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores can be found here.

  • Single binary runs all supported games. (Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny, ...)
  • Full support for high resolution modes with aspect ratio correction including wide screen support.
  • Modern control schemes (WASD + mouse).
  • Mac Wolf/S3DNA/ROTT style automap.
  • Unlimited save slots.
  • This is actually based on the Wolf3D engine instead of a recreation or forcing into a more modern engine.
  • Software rendered using the same 8-bit ray casting.

Extensions

Content that can be loaded by the ECWolf core have the following file extensions:

  • wl6
  • n3d
  • sod
  • sdm
  • wl1
  • pk3
  • exe

Databases

RetroArch database(s) that are associated with the ECWolf core:

BIOS

ECWolf does require BIOS (bootrom) files to work.

  • ecwolf.pk3

Features

Feature Supported
Restart
Screenshots
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay
Core Options
RetroAchievements
RetroArch Cheats
Native Cheats
Controls
Remapping
Multi-Mouse
Rumble
Sensors
Camera
Location
Subsystem
Softpatching
Disk Control
Username
Crop Overscan (in RetroArch's Video settings)

Directories

The TIC-80 core's internal core name is ecwolf.

Core provided aspect ratio

ECWolf's core provided aspect ratio is 16:10.

Core options

Controllers

Device types

The ECWolf core supports the following device type(s) in the controls menu, bolded device types are the default for the specified user(s):

User 1 - 1 device types

  • None - Input disabled.
  • RetroPad - Joypad
  • RetroPad w/Analog - Joypad - There is no reason to switch to this.

Controller tables

Joypad and analog device type table

RetroPad Inputs User 1 - 5 input descriptors
Z
X
D-Pad Up
D-Pad Down
D-Pad Left
D-Pad Right

Last update: 2022-03-27