A dwd file extension is related to the DoomEd, a level editor for Doom video game. A dwd file contains map in ASCII map format.

There are 2 other file types using
the DWD file extension!

dwd icon.dwd - DiamondWare digitized file

empty icon.dwd - Davka Writer file

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Software that works with dwd file extension

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DWD file - Doom ASCII map format

What is dwd file? How to open dwd files?

File type specification:

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The dwd file extension is associated with the DoomEd, a map editing program for NEXTStep operating system and computers, written in Objective-C programming language, developed by id Software and used to create maps for Doom and Doom 2.

The dwd file contains map written in ASCII text file format. When the map is finished it can be compiled to wad binary file format with DoomBSP tool.

DWD map format was created by John Carmack and John Romero.

It is also used to interchange WADs in text file format.

The community successor of DWD format is called WIF developed by Tom Neff.

The default software associated to dwd file type:

Doom icon

id Software LLC logoDoom  Microsoft MS-DOS software

Company or developer:
id Software LLC

Doom is legendary first person shooter computer game created by the id software released in 1993 for MS-DOS. Doom contains 24 levels divided to the three episodes. The first episode is distributed as a shareware and it is available to download for free.

Doom II icon

id Software LLC logoDoom II  Microsoft MS-DOS software

Company or developer:
id Software LLC

Doom 2 is a successor of legendary first person shooter computer game called Doom released in 1994. Doom 2 contains 30 new levels. Gamers can play Doom 2 solo, with two people over a modem, or with up to four players over a LAN (supporting IPX protocol).

Help how to open:

Use DoomEd, or any text editor to view content of *.dwd files. If you want to play *.dwd map in Doom, at first compile it to wad with DoomBSP.

How to convert:

DoomBSP tool exports *.dwd files to *.wad files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .dwd file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dwd file, edit dwd file, convert dwd file, view dwd file, play dwd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with dwd file - Doom ASCII map format

Click on the software link for more information about Doom. Doom uses dwd file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft MS-DOS:

Main software associated with dwd file by default:
Doom small icon Doom
Doom II small icon Doom II

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