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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the game's release, Bethesda (which bought iD Software) is hosting a free in-browser version of Wolfenstein 3D. But I'm curious if this version is the exact version that was released in 1992. Are there any major gameplay changes? Are the graphics different? How about easter eggs?

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After a first try, it look faithful to my memories. –  DavRob60 May 10 '12 at 20:33
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I imagine that if they wanted to be less faithful, they could've enabled modern-style WASD moving and a mouse control that's not as awkward. –  badp May 11 '12 at 6:04
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Not available to German IPs. Because of the swastikas. Arrgggh –  Pekka 웃 Jun 4 '12 at 22:20
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This is almost the exact replica, it was one of the only games I did play, but let me see it seems it lacks the LIM cheat code¹. Thanks to the cheat I did not have to disassemble the code for a God mode.

¹ LIM cheat code - Pressing L, I, and M simultaneously at any time during gameplay wil give you 100% health, 99 ammo, all weapons, and both keys (even if there are no keys in your current level). However, doing this will also reset your score to 0, and you will not be eligible for the high score list.

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One of the first things I checked for too :) –  alex Jun 25 '12 at 7:18
    
The part of the code that sets the different debug flags is commented out in game.js (line 1236-1293). All interesting variables like ammo, weapon, score, health etc is stored in an object called currentGame. Unfortunately this object is stored in an internal variable in object Wolf.Game and I haven't found any external references so at first look it seams impossible to manipulate the flags. However, if you use Google Chrome and set a breakpoint at row 503 in game.js you could modify Local.player.flags to 16 (FL_GODMODE) and you become invincible! While you at it, set ammo to 10000! –  some Aug 23 '12 at 8:30
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I passed countless hours on this game 20 year ago and, apart of some change in the READ THIS! section, I did not notice any changes to the gameplay and graphics. I did not remember the music because I did not have a Sound-Blaster card back then. (Hello PC speaker sounds.)

Along with the release of this browser port there is a Wolfenstein 3D Director's Commentary with John Carmack. As specified in the beginning of this video, you can watch John Carmack playing some levels on the original DOS version. A comparison of this video and the game reveals that the browser port seems faithful to the original.

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+1 Agreed, my ingrained memories took over on the first level as I popped all the secrets and listened to the authentic nazi shouting! –  DavidYell May 11 '12 at 8:18
    
Mein Leben! The first episode was the very first game I beat without cheat codes. It was where I learned the phrase "Guten tag!" - which I can't really say normally without some effort. –  Wayne Werner Jun 6 '12 at 16:26
    
man, how much did you used to wish you had a Sound-Blaster card! –  TrewTzu Jul 3 '12 at 15:36
    
There was some remarkable creative use of PC speakers, how amazing was Star Control's digitized sound. –  invert Sep 1 '12 at 22:55
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