HEXEN.WAD

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This article gives technical information about the Hexen data file. For gameplay information and walkthroughs, see Hexen.

HEXEN.WAD is the IWAD used by Hexen.

Latest version of Hexen[edit]

Version 1.1 is 20,083,672 bytes in size, is dated 1996-03-14, and contains 4,270 entries. It has the following hashes:

Hash type Hash code
MD5 abb033caf81e26f12a2103e1fa25453f
SHA-1 4b53832f0733c1e29e5f1de2428e5475e891af29
CRC32 dca9114c

Older versions[edit]

Version File date Size (bytes) Entries MD5 SHA-1 CRC-32
Beta 1995-09-27 20,428,208 4,177 c88a2bb3d783e2ad7b599a8e301e099e ae797f5fdce845be24a7a24dd5bfc3e762a17bbe 5185684a
1.0 1996-10-13 20,128,392 4,219 b2543a03521365261d0a0f74d5dd90f0 ac129c4331bf26f0f080c4a56aaa40d64969c98a eece0236

Demo version[edit]

HEXEN.WAD is also the name of the IWAD of the demo version of Hexen, and the latest version is 1.0. It includes four levels from Hub 1: Seven Portals: Winnowing Hall, Seven Portals, Guardian of Ice and Guardian of Fire. It is 10,644,136 bytes in size, is dated 1995-10-18, and contains 2,856 entries. It has the following hashes:

Hash type Hash code
MD5 876a5a44c7b68f04b3bb9bc7a5bd69d6
SHA-1 fa89a2475855e43c7f7e3198d6e4c4bee23bfab9
CRC32 77cd26c4

Older versions[edit]

Version File date Size (bytes) Entries MD5 SHA-1 CRC-32
Beta 1995-10-02 10,615,976 2,762 9178a32a496ff5befebfe6c47dac106c f1015d659329733a237c00f2c6208243fa95e2f7 c0e5a448

Mac version[edit]

Top: STATBAR from the PC version. Bottom: STATBARL and STATBARR combined for the Mac

The Mac version of Hexen.WAD is 21,078,584 bytes in size and contains 4,567 entries. It has the following hashes:

Hash type Hash code
MD5 b68140a796f6fd7f3a5d3226a32b93be
SHA-1 4343fbe5aef905ef6d077a1517a50c919e5cc906
CRC32 d6379951

Differences[edit]

The Mac version appears to be based off version 1.1. The lumps GENMIDI and DMXGUS are not present in the Mac version and the lumps HELP1 and HELP2 have minor changes to account for the different controls. At the end of the WAD file are 299 extra lumps that contain higher resolution versions of various images and fonts. The remaining lumps are exactly the same as v1.1.

Mac demo[edit]

Hexen.WAD is also the name of the IWAD of the Mac demo version of Hexen, which includes two levels: Seven Portals and Guardian of Ice. It is 13,596,228 bytes in size and contains 3,500 entries. It has the following hashes:

Hash type Hash code
MD5 925f9f5000e17dc84b0a6a3bed3a6f31
SHA-1 c2338e52c06c3a4925b9a9fb2c720252fe917c08
CRC32 8929dbfa

See also[edit]