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SLADE is a modern, open-source, cross-platform map editor (and, since version 3, also a WAD editor) for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux created and maintained by Simon Judd (with code contributions by Gez to version 3).


  • SLADE 1 stopped at version 1.13, released on 23 May 2006.
  • SLADE 2 reached beta on 7 June 2007, but was abandoned afterwards.
  • SLADE 3 is currently in development. It is a merging of SLADE and SLumpEd.
  • SLADE 3.1 was released on 20 June 2014, after over 3 years of development.
  • SLADE 3.1.1 was released on 28 February 2016.


SLADE 3[edit]

  • All SLumpEd features and more
  • Lump manipulation in WADs and ZIP (STORE and DEFLATE only at the moment)
  • Ability to open archives-within-archives
  • Ability to open many other game archive formats (Duke Nukem 3D GRP files, Blood RFF files, Shadowcaster DAT and LIB files, Quake PAK files, etc.)
  • Playback for many audio formats, including:
    • MUS, MIDI, HMI, HMP, XMI, played through FluidSynth
    • Doom's sound format (only extant utility able of handling correctly the padding bytes)
    • Doom's PC speaker sound effects
    • Several simple PCM formats used in games contemporary to Doom (Blood, Duke Nukem 3D, Rise of the Triad, Wolfenstein 3D, etc.)
    • Most streamed formats through SFML
    • Most common module formats through libmodplug
  • Support for many graphic picture formats, including:
  • Palette generation and modification
  • COLORMAP generation from palette
  • Support for editing TEXTUREx lumps, including the Alpha and Strife variants
  • Full support for ZDoom's TEXTURES
  • Support for editing the Boom lumps SWITCHES and ANIMATED, including the SMMU and ZDoom additions
  • Text editing of any lump
  • Hex viewing of any lump
  • A console
  • Support for Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen, Strife, Doom 64, Chex Quest/3, and Urban Brawl games
  • Support for Boom, Eternity and ZDoom source port advanced features
  • DECORATE parser
  • Support for embedding a custom configuration in an archive as a "SLADECFG" lump
  • Colour configurations
  • 3D editing mode (including translucent textures)
  • Easy line and shape drawing
  • Saving map preview images suitable for Map views

Map editing is not finished yet, but UDMF and Doom64 EX are supported in addition to the Doom and Hexen map formats.

Older versions[edit]

SLADE 1.13 or 2.00-beta have the following features:

  • Support for Doom, Doom II, Heretic and Hexen games
  • Support for Boom and ZDoom source port advanced features
  • DECORATE parser
  • Colour configurations
  • 3D editing mode (including slopes and translucent textures)
  • Easy line and rectangle drawing

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