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WAD File Format

Large file for Doom game containing video, player level, and other information

WAD is a file extension for a game archive file format, originally used with the Doom series of games. WAD stands for Where's All the Data.

WAD files can contain graphics, levels, maps and other game data. A WAD file can also be edited to create a modified version of a video game. WAD files have 2 separate types, IWADS (containing the game data) and PWADS (containing characters, maps and levels).


MIME type: application/octet-stream

Learn more about .WAD files:
Visit the Doom Wiki.
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This was last updated in August 2010
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