Filename Extensions
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Details of extension .wad

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .wad file?
  • Which program can create the .wad file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .wad format?
  • What can convert .wad files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .wad extension?

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

.wad
Doom Data File .wad file icon

Doom Data File

WAD file is a Doom Data File. This file containing video, player level, and other information for game. WAD is a simple ZIP compressed archive.
Category: Game Data files
Application: Doom
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Links:
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Related extensions:
Quake Engine Data
ZIP Archive
Quake 3 Engine Data File
Project Snowblind Game Data
Warcraft 3 Map
CoD2 Game Data
CoD2 Fast File
Warcraft 3 Replay
Video Game Data

Other types of files may also use the .wad file extension. If you have helpful information about .wad extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Windows Media Audio Redirector
Artweaver Document
AWARD BIOS Firmware Update
Microsoft Fax Image
Ability Draw Document
Windows Waveform Sound
Broadcast Wave Format Audio
Atlantis Word Processor Document Backup
RemObjects Delphi Data Abstract Driver

The .wad filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

wax (18), awd (16), wav (14), aad (12), dad (11), waf (10), war (10), ad (9), wd (8), wzd (8), wac (7), wa (6), wwd (6), sad (5), wxd (4)

Can't open a .wad file?

If you want to open a .wad file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .wad association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.wad

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

If you don't know how to set the .wad file association, check the FAQ.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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