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WAD and IWAD files are the original format that Doom used to store data files (such as sound, graphic patches, textures, palettes and level information).

IWADs are complete sets of game data (such as DOOM2.WAD).

Where can I get DOOM2.WAD or other official IWADs?

From the original game retail diskettes, CDs and electronic download retail products (from Steam,, or id Software online store).

Shareware versions of these games can be acquired from

Where to put WAD files so that Doomsday can find them?

WAD Editors

See also

guide/wad.txt · Last modified: 2018-10-20 10:57 by skyjake