Wolfenstein 3D & Spear of Destiny

Customer Cheat
  • Pressing [I] [L] [M] all at the same time, will give you both keys, and will give you 100% health. It will also take your score to zero. This cheat will work in both the shareware and the registered version.
Debug Mode
  • The debug mode is activated with a different command line parameter depending on what version of the game you have.
  • v1.0 -> -next (Once in the game, press [ctrl] [tab] [enter] to activate)
  • v1.1+ -> -goobers (Once in the game, press [lshift] [alt] [backspace] to activate)
  • Spear of Destiny -> -debugmode (Once in the game, press [lshift] [alt] [backspace] to activate)

    Once activated, these are the keys you can use.

  • [tab] [Q] - Quit
  • [tab] [W] - Warp to level xx
  • [tab] [E] - Exit to next level
  • [tab] [T] - Debug info in memory
  • [tab] [I] - Free items
  • [tab] [O] - Map of level (only works in beta versions of Wolf3D)
  • [tab] [S] - Slow motion
  • [tab] [F] - Position info
  • [tab] [G] - God mode (no damage)
  • [tab] [H] - Hurt yourself
  • [tab] [X] - Extra stuff (???)
  • [tab] [C] - Statistics
  • [tab] [V] - Add extra VBLs (Vertical Blanking Signal -- this will do nothing for most users except maybe increase or decrease the game speed.)
  • [tab] [B] - Change border color
  • [tab] [M] - Memory map
  • [tab] [N] - No clipping (walk through walls) - (This works only in Wolf3D v1.0 shareware. This mode can cause really bad things to happen to the game, including corrupting itself, which is why it was taken out.) 
  • Hold down [M] when the game is starting to access a jukebox. It only brings up a few songs at a time; if you keep on doing this, it will randomly pick a separate list of songs for you to pick from.
Spear of Destiny Only
  • To get a Gang Screen, choose the window resize option, change the window size, press enter to confirm, then immediately hold down the [I] and [D] keys together.
  • If you do nothing in the game for 30 seconds, BJ will either cross his eyes or stick his tongue out at you. It happens quickly, so you have to watch carefully. You can repeat this as many times as you like.
  • God mode is accessible in Spear without the use of the -debugmode command line parameter. Simply hold [tab] [G] [F10] down together to toggle it.
Tech Support Command Line Parameters
  • HIDDENCARD - Disable checking for video card.
  • NOJOYS - Disable checking for joysticks.
  • NOMOUSE - Disable checking for mouse.
  • NOMAIN - Disable checking for main memory.
  • NOEMS - Disable checking for EMS memory.
  • NOXMS - Disable checking for XMS memory.
  • NOAL - Disable checking for Adlib.
  • NOSB - Disable checking for Sound Blaster.
  • NOPRO - Disable checking for Sound Blaster Pro.
  • NOSS - Disable checking for Sound Source.
  • SST - Disable checking for Tandy Sound Source.
  • SS1 - Disable checking for Sound Source on LPT1.
  • SS2 - Disable checking for Sound Source on LPT2.
  • SS3 - Disable checking for Sound Source on LPT3.
  • NO386 - Disable checking for 386.
  • The "NOWAIT" command line parameter will start the game directly from the main menu.
  • If you press [B] [A] [T] all at once, you'll get a message asking why you're trying to cheat, since this is the old Keen Galaxy cheat code.
  • For quite some time, Apogee distributed a v1.4 of Wolfenstein 3D without the cheat codes.  If you try these cheat codes, and they don't work, you have a "cheat codeless" version of Wolfenstein 3D.  In that case, contact customer support about a replacement.

  • "Customer Cheat" means it's the cheat given out with the registered version of the software.
  • "Debug Mode" means it's an unsupported cheat mode.
  • "Tech Parameter" means it's a code that does something, but really isn't a cheat, it's more or less there to help Apogee Customer Support.
  • "Misc Command Line Parameter" is the same type of thing as Tech Parameter.
Cheat keys are not officially supported by Apogee. If you use the debug keys, Apogee cannot provide any support, since this alters game performance to a state where our standard support comments and issues might not apply. In short, using cheat keys can cause the game to malfunction or crash. Use at your own risk!