Aaron Timbrell rounds up the software directory
Welcome to the first DiscWorld of volume 9. As you have no doubt seen by now, RISCWorld and Foundation RISC User have merged to create Foundation RISCworld. This means that we know have the opportunity to plunder the RISC User casket of goodies, accumulated over nearly 20 years. Our first dive into the box of delights reveals a full version of Wolfenstein 3D...
Wolfenstein 3D was the game that kickstarted modern 3D gaming. Way back in 1992 ID Software released this amazing (for the time) first person shooter. Although Wolfenstein was far from the first 3D game, Atari's Night Driver from 1978 is generally deemed to be the holder of that honour, Wolf3D had many of the elements that we still see in games today. Enemies that attack mercilessly, special end of level bosses, such as the syringe throwing doctor, different weapons to pick up on the way, health packs and more.
Although the graphics have aged, especially when compared to Doom, that arrived a mere 2 years later, the gameplay is as good as ever. The RISC OS version of Wolfenstein was developed by PowerSlave software's Eddie Edwards and was released in 1994. Unlike ports for other systems the RISC OS version was based on the full PC release and also included extra bonus levels, including the 2 level Christmas version and a host of other add-ons.
For the full instructions see the article in this issue, then fire it up and give those Nazi's what for...
The complete DiscWorld line up
As per usual we have our collections of the latest RISC OS applications, as well as support files for this issues articles:
A PDF of the original Acorn A440 product brochure.
Sample photos from the Fly SLT100 mobile phone.
Software featured in the Iyonix column.
Software covered in the letters column.
All the latest PD, shareware and freeware releases from the PD column.
Wakefield show photos.
Widescreen monitor MDF files.
Complete version of Wolfenstein 3D.
This contains two sets of Toolbox Modules. The Castle archive contains the latest 26/32 bit neutral system components, required if you want to run a lot of new software releases on 26bit machines. The RISCOS Ltd archive contains later and improved versions of a number of modules and is suitable for all versions of RISC OS from 3.1 onwards. We have also included copies of SharedUnixLib and UnixHome as these are needed by some programs.