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WAD file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .wad file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .wad file?
  • What program do I need to open a .wad file?
  • How can the .wad file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .wad files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

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

✅ Doom Data File

Doom Data File .wad file icon
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
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
WAD aliases:
WAD related links:
WAD 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

Tribes 2 Game Data

Other types of files may also use the .wad file extension.

🔄 .wad converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .wad files to other formats:


For example, using the softwares above, a .wad file can be converted into one of the following formats:

pmg, p64, wfx, lbm, uni, ppt, pcp, pg, tap, mod, art, pxa, afl, scr, dng

🚫 The .wad file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

aad, ad, awd, dad, ead, qad, sad, wa, wac, wae, waf, war, was, wav, wax

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

After Dark Screensaver
Windows Waveform Sound
WinAMP Component Plugin
Broadcast Wave Format Audio
RemObjects Delphi Data Abstract Driver
Sundahus WQ Data
DSM Application Diagram
Windows Media Audio Redirector
Web Alive Editor Compressed Project
EAD Document

🔴 Can't open a .wad file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

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

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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