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Splitwolf by Team Raycast


2-4 player splitscreen Wolfenstein with new game modes and full gamepad support!


For RetroPie-specific Splitwolf support and questions (RetroPie installation, game files, etc), post on the RetroPie forums.

For general Splitwolf support and questions (how to build, support for other platforms, map packs, etc), post on the Team Raycast forums.

If you already have Splitwolf up and running and you've found a bug (glitch with the game, crash while playing, etc), please report it using the Splitwolf issue tracker.

If you've found a bug with the RetroPie Setup installer, please report it using the RetroPie-Setup issue tracker.




Before compilation, make sure you have libsdl2-dev and libsd2-mixer-dev installed.


brew install sdl2 sdl2_mixer


sudo apt-get install libsdl2-dev libsdl2-mixer-dev


To build populate the bin/ folder with binaries for all supported Wolfenstein releases, simply run:

make each

The default data directory is /usr/local/share/games/wolf3d/. If you would like to specify a custom data directory, do the following (./ means use the current directory, but any path can be placed here):

make each DATADIR="./"


First, ensure you have the latest art files downloaded:

cd bin/

Splitwolf supports Wolf3D, Spear of Destiny, and both of the Spear of Destiny Mission Packs. Place all of your data files in /usr/local/share/games/wolf3d/, then use the following commands:

cd bin/
./splitwolf-sodmp --mission 2
./splitwolf-sodmp --mission 3

Vanilla map packs are supported as well.


Splitscreen gameplay

That's right, you can frag Nazis with up to 4 of your friends on the big screen.

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Full game controller support

Splitwolf has been moved to SDL2 and has support for multiple game controllers, including:

  • Modern FPS controls (strafe/move with left stick, rotate with right stick)
  • Smooth gamepad controls let you strafe, turn, and creep up slowly behind your enemies
  • Support for SDL_GameControllerDB with controller mappings for all known game controllers
  • Ability to remap all 13 supported gamepad buttons
  • Ability to map pause to button on gamepad
  • Ability to map change player color key on gamepad
  • Ability to map show/hide minimap on gamepad
  • Ability to map strafe left / right buttons on gamepad
  • Ability to map turn left / right buttons on gamepad
  • Ability to zoom minimap with gamepad right stick Y axis
  • Ability to set per-gamepad sensitivity settings (so you can turn faster without pressing run)


Enhanced keyboard and mouse controls

  • Support enabling/disabling moving with mouse (player 1 only)
  • Support mapping strafe left/right and weapon prev/next to keyboard keys



New game modes

In addition to co-op classic Wolfenstein 3D gameplay, Splitwolf brings 9 new game modes:

  1. Instagib You have only one life, but your weapons only take one shot to kill. Watch out, because so do the enemy's weapons!

  2. Defuse the bomb A bomb is spawned somewhere in the level, players must find and defuse it before time runs out, only then will the elevator unlock!

  3. Carry the Flag One player must carry the flag to the end of the level before the time runs out. You can't shoot when you have the flag, but you can impale Nazis with it or pass it to your friend with the use key!

  4. Vampire Drink the blood of your enemies to survive! Spawn with all weapons and infinite ammo and try to finish the level before your blood bar drains.

  5. Harvester Harvester pillars are placed randomly around the level, and after each kill, a skull is spawned on the pillars. You must find a pillar and collect the skull before the countdown ends to stay alive!

  6. Mutant BJ All of your enemies are zombie BJs with random weapons!

  7. Rampage Put your dukes up and knock your enemies out with fists of fury! Keep your adrenaline up to instagib enemies with one punch.

  8. Zombie Nazi zombies are attacking! Kill them by ganging up on them with shots from multiple players, otherwise they reanimate!

  9. Zombie Harvester Just like harvester, but with Nazi zombies that reanimate for an added challenge.

New weapons

Splitwolf brings the pain with an armored vehicle equipped with a mounted gatling gun!


There's also a deployable MG42 machine gun so you can splatter Nazis like it's going out of style.


Tons of new art

From 8-way boss sprites to gib animations, Splitwolf brings a ton of new art that fits perfectly with the existing look of the game.




None of this would be possible without the hard work of the following people:

Multiplayer framework, new game modes: LinuxWolf

Gamepad support, configuration UI, and RetroPie implementation: lazd

Additional art: DoomJedi, Untrustable, Atina, PSTrooper, ArmanAhmadi

Title Screen: Atina

Title Screen Font: Tormentor667

SDL Port: Moritz "Ripper" Kroll (

Original Wolfenstein 3D: id Software (