List of commercial compilations


Cover of D·1000, a typical compilation disc.

This article is a list of known commercial compilations of PWADs, shareware programs, level editors, and other utilities, which were popular in the early to mid-1990's as a result of the scarcity and cost of home Internet connections. Some of the more notable of these collections have their own articles which are linked by the compilation's name. Many of these discs can be downloaded from the Internet (see the links below). A gallery of cover art and media for these and other items can be found at shovelware cover art.


  • No. PWADs: This may be an approximation or a number created by the publisher for marketing purposes. The actual number of PWAD files and levels may vary significantly.
  • Extras: Known to include level editors, other utilities, custom graphics or sounds, FAQs and editing guides, and other bonuses.
  • Exclusives: Known to include exclusive content (PWADs, IWADs, or game resources) created by or for the publisher.
  • Shareware: Known to include the shareware version of Doom or Heretic.
Title Refs Publisher Date Supported games No. PWADs Pack-in Launcher Packaging Extras Exclusives Shareware
1000+ Great Games [notes 1] VALUSoft 1997 Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen 616 Y N Y
1001 Nights of Doom Wicked Sensations 1995
3D Game Alchemy [1] Sams Publishing 1996 Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen Book Y
3D Super CD Gaming [notes 2] Software Solutions 1995 Doom 0 N N Y
4-Ever Doomed Cypress Software 1994
Absolute Mayhem [notes 3] Quantum Axcess 1994 Doom 51 Y N Y
Boom Classic Power Pack Lutz Schulze 1995 Doom, Doom II 2000 Y N
Boom Classic Power Pack 2 Lutz Schulze Doom, Doom II 1000
CD Game Box Volume 1 [notes 4] CDRI 1996 Doom, Doom II, Heretic Y N N
Cobra Doom Utilities Doom 350
Cobra Doom Utilities for Doom and Doom II Doom, Doom 2 1200
Cobra Doom II Episodes Volumes I and II Doom 2 60
Complete 3D-Action Accessory Pack, The Modern Microware 1995 Doom, Doom II, Heretic Y N Y
Complete Doom Accessory Pack, The (Vols. I-IV) Modern Microware 1995
D!MATCH [2] WizardWorks 1995 Doom, Doom II 500 D! Box
D!MATCH 150 WizardWorks Doom, Doom II 150 D!
D!ZONE [3] WizardWorks 1995 Doom, Doom II 900 D!
D!ZONE 150 [4] WizardWorks 1995 Doom, Doom II 111 D! N N
D!ZONE 2 [5] WizardWorks 1995 Doom, Doom II 1000 D! Y N
D!ZONE 2 150 [6] WizardWorks 1995 Doom, Doom II 150 D! Box
D!ZONE 3 [7] WizardWorks 1996 Doom, Doom II 1069 D! Box
D!ZONE Gold [8] WizardWorks 1996 Doom, Doom II 3000 D! Box Y Y
D!ZONE MAC WizardWorks 1995 Doom for Mac 2000 D!MAC
D!ZONE v1.3 WizardWorks 1994 Doom, Doom II 75 D! N
Death Match: The Ultimate Game Player's Kit [notes 5] Micro Star Software 1996 Doom, Doom II 7000 DOOM-IT Y N N
Deathday Collection [9] Microforum International 1995 Doom, Doom II Deathday Y
DeathMatch 2 for Doom 2 [10] Simitar Entertainment 1995 Doom II
DeathMatch for Doom 1 & 2 Simitar Entertainment 1994 Doom, Doom II
Demon Gate Mega Collection [11] Laser Magic 1995 Doom, Doom II 6000 MegaEZ
Demon Gate: 666 New Levels for Doom & Doom II [12] Laser Magic 1995 Doom, Doom II 666 EasyWAD N N
Demon Gate: Over 600 New Levels for Doom & Doom II Laser Magic Doom, Doom II 600 EasyWAD N N
Demon Gate: Over 600 New Levels for Doom II Laser Magic Doom II for Mac 600 N N
Digital Warfare MIS:Press 1996 Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen Book DoomShell Y N N
DM-2 Magic for Doom II MicrobossGermany Doom II, 270 Y N N
Doom I/11 Collection Softkey Doom, Doom 2 Y N Y
DOOM + Accessories Artimage, Inc 1994 Doom 250 Y N Y
Doom 1 & 2 Add-On Levels (Special Edition) Explore The World Of Software Inc. 1995 Doom, Doom II Easy Menu System N N
Doom Explosion Red Hot 1200
Doom 2 Explosion Red Hot 1995 Doom II
Doom Add-On Levels Volume 2 [13] Arcade International 1994 Doom 70 N N N
Doom Companion CD-ROM [notes 6] Limelight Media Inc. 1994 Doom 0 Y Y
Doom Companion Edition [14] [notes 6] Laser Magic 1995 Doom 0 Y Y
Doom Construction Kit, The Waite Group 1995 30 Book Y
Doom Extras Software Solutions 1995 Doom 354 Multiple Y Y
Doom Fever Maple Media, Inc. 1995 Doom, Doom II 500 Y N Y
Doom Game Editor CD-ROM, The Wiley Publishing 1995 Doom Book Y Y
Doom Hacker's Guide, The [15] [notes 7] MIS:Press 1995 Doom, Doom II Book Y Y
Doom Heaven II Most Significant Bits 1995 Doom II 2000 Y
Doom II Extras: Down & Dirty Doom II Y N
Doom II Mania!!! [notes 8][16] Tech Express 1995 Doom II 432 DOOM II Control Center Y N N
Doom Mania!!! [17] Tech Express 1994 Doom 525 Y N Y
Doom Univers Parallèls Sybex Doom, Doom II Y N Y
DoomWare Developers Network CD - Occurrence I Cytech Codehouse 1994 Y
D·1000 Gametek 1995 Doom 1000 D! Box N N
Gaminator DP Tool Club 1994 Doom, Doom II 1390 WADGOD Y Y
H!ZONE [notes 9] WizardWorks 1996 Heretic, Hexen 262 D! Box Y Y
Hell on CD-ROM: Developers' Network CD Occurrence Two [notes 10] Cytech Codehouse 1995 Doom II Y N
Heresies: Developer's Network CD Occurrence Three [notes 11] Cytech Codehouse 1995 Heretic 133[notes 12] APCi Game Client Box N N N
Home Edutainment Collection Volume IV, The Aztech 1995 Doom, Doom II, Heretic 1200 Y N Y
Level Master II [notes 13] Macmillan Digital Publishing USA 1996 Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen 2400 Book DoomShell 5 Y Y
Magic & Mayhem for Heretic [18] [notes 14] Laser Magic 1995 Heretic 1500 DOOM-IT N
Maximum Death for Doom II [notes 15] Quality Multimedia 1996 Doom II 2400 Maximum Death Y
Maximum Death for Heretic [19] [notes 16] Quality Multimedia Heretic 1600 Maximum Death Y
Maximum Doom id Software 1995 Doom, Doom II, Heretic 1830 DOOM-IT
MegaDoom Adventures Pacific Media WorX 1994 Doom 300 Unknown Y
MegaDoom II Pacific Media WorX 1995 Doom, Doom II, Heretic 1500 UltraLaunch Y N
PC Gamer Disc 2.5 PC Gamer 1996 Doom II, Heretic, Hexen 6 Magazine N N N
PC Gamer Disc 2.8 PC Gamer 1996 Doom II, Hexen 5 Magazine N N N
PC Zone CD Edition Dennis Publishing 1995 Doom, Doom II, Heretic 1000 Magazine Y
SUPERDEAD [notes 17] Microboss 1996 Hexen Y N N
Supergames Volume 2 MediaProducts 1995 Doom 20 Y N Y
TOOM Parade, The CDV Software GmbH 1994 Doom, Doom II 150
Total Ruin Pacific Media WorX 1995 Doom, Doom II, Heretic UltraLaunch Y
Time of Reckoning [notes 18][20] Weird Science 1998 Doom II 500 Y N N
Tricks of the Doom Gurus Sams Publishing 1995 Doom, Doom II, Heretic 266 Book DoomMenu, Doom-It Y Y N
Ultimate Add On Collection for Doom & Doom II, The [notes 19] SoftKey 1995 Doom, Doom II Deathday Y N
Ultimate Add-On's Tournament Edition Cybercore Publishing 1995 Doom, Doom II, Heretic UltraLaunch Y N Y
Ultimate DOOM Companion [notes 20] Powersource Multimedia 1995 Doom, Doom II, Heretic 3600 Y N N
Wads of Wads [21] CD ROM User Group (UK) Y
ZONE Sampler [notes 21] WizardWorks 1995 Doom, Doom II 50 D! N N N


  1. Shareware game compilation that includes directories dedicated to Doom & Doom II PWADs, Heretic & Hexen PWADs, and also contains the shareware edition of Heretic.
  2. Shareware disc focused on 3D games. Includes both v1.2 and v1.666 of shareware Doom, and also an unauthorized IWAD hack using Wolfenstein 3-D sprites and sounds.
  3. Shareware disc with 12 action games including shareware Doom v1.2. The Doom section also includes the Doom FAQ and a selection of PWADs and utilities.
  4. Collection of various game shareware, info and add-on files targeted to BBS operators. Includes dedicated Doom and Doom 2 directories as well as a scattering of Doom and Heretic related files in the DOS games directories.
  5. Two-CD compilation with Doom PWADs on the first disc and the Doom 2 PWADs on the second. Many of the Doom 2 levels are conversions.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Laser Magic Doom Companion Edition is an alternate, later version of Limelight Media's Doom Companion CD-ROM. Slight updates were made to the frontend and the readme text files but the contents were otherwise not changed.
  7. Also published as Hank Leukart's Hacker's Guide to Doom.
  8. Some executables on the Doom II Mania disc are infected with the Tai-Pan.666 / Doom2Death virus.
  9. H!ZONE includes twelve custom exclusive episodes.
  10. Contains the following utilities: LMP Player, WadFest II, CDGofer 2.0.
  11. Contains a patch to upgrade Heretic 1.0 registered to 1.2.
  12. Not counting the duplicates. One of these is actually a Doom II deathmatch PWAD.
  13. This is a release of the 3D Game Alchemy book and disc in packaging resembling a game box. Often also referred to as Instant Doom Levels.
  14. Contains Heretic conversions of levels that were designed for Doom; no textfiles.
  15. Contains some WADs for the original Doom, but the launcher supports Doom II only and will attempt to convert them before play.
  16. Interface software developed by Head Games.
  17. Variety pack of game add-ons. Non-Doom-engine games featured include Descent 1 & 2, Duke Nukem 3D, Quake and Warcraft 2.
  18. Also features add-ons for Quake and Duke Nukem 3D.
  19. A re-release of Deathday with trivial changes to the CD-ROM's contents; play-wise they are identical.
  20. Not to be confused with the much more common Doom Companion Edition from Laser Magic. There are two versions of the jewel case front insert illustration, one shows the official DOOM logo and a cacodemon flanked by two demons; the other says "DOOM" in a different font with a larger scene of a spaceship. The CD-ROM contents are 100% identical in both versions. There is also a folder titled "heretic" that includes not only Heretic files, but also ones related to Wolfenstein 3-D, Descent and Rise of the Triad.
  21. A sampler disc containing a reduced selection of PWADs from D!ZONE and a reduced selection of files for SimCity 2000 from S!ZONE.

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  1.  (8 February 2012). "3D Game Alchemy: Free Download." Internet Archive. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  13. reveilleun (29 October 2018). "Doom Add-On Levels" A compilation floppy disc of WAD's I found in my dads attic. Doomworld forums.
  19. Bloodshedder (9 October 2007). "Maximum Death" for Heretic. Doomworld forums.
  20. Archived website
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