eXtendable WAD Editor

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eXtendable WAD Editor
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Painful Evil being opened in XWE

Developer(s) Csabo
Initial release 1.00 (2001-05-23, 23 years ago)
Latest release 1.16 (2006-02-12, 18 years ago)
Development status Inactive
Written in Delphi 5
Target Platform Windows
License GPL-3.0
Website https://www.doomworld.com/xwe/
Source Repository



The eXtendable WAD editor (abbreviated as XWE, previously EXWE) is an editor written by Csabo. The name comes from the fact that the editor is designed to be extensible. It is internally based around a system called XWE script which is similar to WadC. To this end, it supports not only Doom and other Doom engine games (Heretic, Hexen, Strife) but also other games such as Blake Stone, Wolfenstein 3D, Quake and Duke Nukem 3D.

The latest version of XWE, 1.16, was released on February 12, 2006, and the program was made open source on May 5, 2009. XWE is no longer maintained, resulting in leftover bugs and requiring editing the source and data files to work on newer systems. For a more up to date lump editor, see SLADE 3.


  • Lump management
  • Create/merge/clean WAD files
  • Import/export graphics, sounds and lumps
  • Map editor
  • Image editor
  • Texture editor
  • Palette editor
  • Colormap editor
  • ENDOOM editor
  • Script editor/compiler
  • Wave editor
  • Music viewer


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  • The very first beta release of the utility happened on January 9, 2001.
  • v1.00 was released on May 23, 2001. It is the first full release. The utility was renamed to XWE.
  • v1.01 was released on June 13, 2001.
  • v1.02 was released on June 28, 2001.
  • v1.03 was released on August 20, 2001.
  • v1.04 was released on August 24, 2001.
  • v1.05 was released on August 31, 2001.
  • v1.06 was released on September 21, 2001.
  • v1.07 was released on October 19, 2001.
  • v1.08 was released on October 26, 2001.
  • v1.09 was released on November 9, 2001.
  • v1.10 was released on June 6, 2002.
  • v1.11 was released on February 21, 2003.
  • v1.12 was released on January 23, 2004.
  • v1.14 was released on November 8, 2004.
  • v1.15 was released on November 15, 2004.
  • v1.16 was released on February 12, 2006. It is the last release.
  • XWE source code was released on May 5, 2009.

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