ID Tech & Map Editing

Found here on this page are specific detail or notes about the ID Tech engines that are used in game development and some of the newest and best game map editors for these engines available today.

 

Games & Specific Engines

DOOM / DOOM2 / HERETIC / HEXEN / STRIFE – Doom Engine (ID Tech 1)
QUAKE – Quake Engine (ID Tech 2)
HEXEN2 / HERETIC2 – Modified Quake engine (ID Tech 2)
QUAKE2 – Quake 2 Engine (ID Tech 2)
QUAKE3 – Quake 3 Engine (ID Tech 3)

 

Map Editor

Slade3 and Doom Builder 2 – the map editors of choice for Doom, Doom2, Heretic, and Hexen maps.
JackHammer – for Quake, Quake2, Half-Life, and Volatile 3D 2 maps.
Sledge – for Half-Life (GoldSource Engine) and, in the near future, Source engine maps.

Doomsday – the map player of choice for map WADs and PWADs in Doom, Doom2, Heretic, Hexen, Strife, Hacx, and Chex Quest.

 

(Map level naming convention inside the WAD or PWAD.)

DOOM / HERETIC – E1M1
DOOM2 / HEXEN – MAP01

 

(Example.WAD map Entry and or section labels, “Slade3” image.)