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Barry Christian became publicly active as a Wolfer in the heady year of 1998: the internet was beginning to take off, Brian Lowe started his excellent yellow "Mr. Lowe's" web site, Activision re-released Wolfenstein 3-D, and Chris Chokan produced the first changed EXE file for Wolfenstein, opening up a world of new possibilities, and inspiring others such as Gary Ragland and Barry himself.

 

Barry's sets tended to stick close to the original Wolfenstein in appearance and atmosphere, and he emphasized the key-seeking, puzzly aspect of the game. His designs were well-made and were packed with levels. Although overshadowed a bit by others' flashy new graphics or source code changes, Barry's mods are very enjoyable for those who like "old-school" mods. TSDT and Armageddon's EXE's were hex-edited in a way similar to Assassinate Hitler and Schabbs 2000; The Road to Neuschwanstein and Domination SE had "compiled" EXE changes, the former featuring 4 keys.

 

Barry hosted an excellent web site, "The Wolfenstein 3D Vault", which won a Spear of Destiny Fan Club "Spear Of Excellence Award" in July 2001. The site was pretty popular, and featured a poll where you could vote for the best add-on, amongst other things. The 2001 Wolfenstein 3-D Awards were based on the Vault's poll results. After Barry "retired", Jack Ryerson maintained the site for awhile, but today The Vault no longer exists.

 

Andy Nonymous.

 

Barry Christian's Releases

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WLF3D_60

03/16/98

latest update 03/19/01

60

Maps, Vswap

Wolf 3D Reg 1.4

Bosses galore, and this extremely difficult 60 level set is near impossible to beat. Just a few changed graphics.

The Lost Fortress

05/10/98

updated 08/10/98

21

Maps

Reg Spear

Style is similar to the originals, but possibly more difficult to play at times. (Mainly due to appearances by bosses). Barry Christian's 2nd set.

Domination

08/21/98

60

Maps, Vswap

Wolf 3D Reg 1.4

Well designed levels and mostly original graphics. Layout similar to the registered game, but more difficult to play.

The Six Depths Of Terrorism

The Six Depths of Terrorism SDL

10/08/98

latest update v1.2 06/17/99, aka TSDT

60

All

None

Well designed seamless levels. Modified graphics. Looks like a real tough set, but a helpful hint file is included.

Armageddon

Armageddon SDL

06/12/99

60

All

None

Seamless levels, split into several distinct sections. High quality.

The Road To Neuschwanstein

The Road to Neuschwanstein SDL

05/27/00

60

All

None

Seamless levels which are well designed. Some source code changes, but the original game atmosphere is closely followed.

Domination (Special Edition)

Domination SE SDL

03/31/01

28

All

None

TC version of Barry's 3rd set. Seamless levels, a changed music order and a new title screen. Well designed levels.

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