There are 3 other file types using
the WAD file extension!

wad file icon.wad - Doom wad file

wad file icon.wad - WAD Manager Wii channel archive file

wad file icon.wad - Theme Park World game archive

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WAD file extension - Quake engine texture file

What is wad file? How to open wad files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

Game file type icon Game file type

wad file icon: wad filetype icon

The WAD file extension is also used related to Quake and other computer games based on id Tech 1 (not the same as id Tech 1 Doom engine) game engine. The *.wad file contains textures used by Quake engine (WAD - Wally Game Texture Archive) and it is located in the .pak Quake game archive.

It is different format than the original Doom WAD format.

The default software associated to wad file type:

Quake 2 icon

id Software LLC logo Quake 2  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  id Software LLC

Quake 2 is first person shooter computer game. Player must fight against alien surface through heavily fortified military installations, lower the city's defenses and shut down the enemy's war machine. Quake 2 is also very popular in multi-player battles.

Quake icon

id Software LLC logo Quake  Microsoft MS-DOS software

Company or developer:
  id Software LLC

Quake is legendary first person shooter computer game developed by id software based on id Tech 1 engine (also known as Quake Engine). The player takes the role of an unnamed protagonist sent into a portal in order to stop an enemy code-named Quake.

Help how to open WAD files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension WAD:

As far as we know, this .wad file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .wad file extension

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

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the wad files.

  • Open wad file
  • View wad file
  • Extract wad file
  • Others wad file

Software that open wad file - Quake engine texture file

Click on the link to get more information about Dragon UnPACKer for open wad file action.

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