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Inspired by Chris Chokan's breakthrough hex-editing of the Wolf3d EXE in 1998's "Chokage", and assisted by Chris himself, Gary Ragland arguably became the community's best overall addon maker of 1999. "Assassinate Hitler" v1.2 and "Schabbs 2000" became classics of fine level design and appealing EXE changes, accomplished before anyone had yet figured out how to successfully edit and re-compile the Wolfenstein source code.

 

His levels tended to be a bit cramped, though his last two mods had maps that pretty much filled the 64 x 64 grid. Regardless of level size, his addons were all very challenging, well-designed, and just plain fun to play.

 

Gary seemed to run out of inspiration after "Schabbs 2000"; the planned sequel was released over 3 years later in a much scaled-back form. A set of levels for episode 4 appeared in the interim.

 

A short series of posts in early 2004 at the DieHardWolfers forums was the last word from Gary. Or was it?

 

Andy Nonymous.

 

Gary Ragland's Releases

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new 30

11/27/97

*Vswap supplied by Paal Olstad.

30

Maps, Vswap*

Wolf 3D Reg 1.4

Layout and style are similar to the original game, though it's probably a little more difficult. Well designed.

Assassinate Hitler

Assassinate Hitler SDL

02/02/99

version 1.2

20

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None

Very good interesting and varied layout. Hex editor changes. Seamless levels.

Schabbs 2000

Schabbs 2000 SDL

03/10/99

50

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Seamless levels, split into several distinct units. (Each unit has a different theme and objective). Mostly modified graphics, with good varied layouts. Quite difficult

Episode Four

Episode Four SDL

11/19/01

10

Maps

Wolf 3D Reg 1.4

Gary's first set for some time, but the magic is still there! Maps replace episode Four.

Countdown To Disaster

Countdown to Disaster SDL

04/23/02

16

Maps, Vswap, Exe

Wolf 3D Reg 1.4

Same storyline as 'Wolf 3D - Episode Six - Confrontation'. All levels are high quality and extensive. Many imported 'Spear' graphics, a new music order and two new keys. Very good overall.

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