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A WAD is an archive file used in fifth generation era SCEE Cambridge Studio games. WADs were usually used to contain files such as MOFs and/or VLOs. WADs themselves also resided in an archive file, the MWD.[1]

Behind the scenes


The acronym WAD was coined during the development of Doom and stands for Where's All the Data?[2]


  1. Frogger File Information Megathread on Highway Frogs. Published May 13, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2023.
  2. Appendices; 5 Years of Doom on Doomworld. Retrieved November 3, 2023.