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Spear of Destiny - DOS


Game is con­trol­led by the same keys that are used to playing un­der MS DOS. For full­screen press 'Right Alt' + 'En­ter'.


If the game e­mu­la­ti­on spe­ed is low, you can try to in­cre­a­se it by re­lo­a­ding this pa­ge with­out a­ds or cho­o­se a­no­ther e­mu­la­tor from this table.

Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)

Game info:
Spear of Destiny - box cover
box cover
Game title: Spear of Destiny
Platform: MS-DOS
Author (released): id Software (1992)
Genre: Action, Shooter Mode: Single-player
Design: John Carmack, John Romero, Adrian Carmack
Music: Robert Prince
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

3894 kB
Download: not available (stream only)

Game size:

1612 kB
Recommended emulator: DOSBox

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Spear of Destiny, often also called Spear, Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny or just SoD, is a 1992 first-person shooter computer game developed by id Software and published by FormGen Corporation, and is the prequel to id Software's Wolfenstein 3D.
Spear of Destiny (DOS)
Spear of Destiny (DOS)
As in Wolfenstein 3D, the player assumes the role of allied spy William 'B.J.' Blazkowicz, on a mission trying to recapture the Spear of Destiny from the Nazis after it was stolen from Versailles.
   It used the Wolfenstein 3D game engine, with some slight improvements and modifications. It uses the most of the original's resources, and adds new textures, music, objects, enemies, and bosses. The game itself consists of 21 levels, including two secret ones and a boss level. Two mission packs, serving as sequels and total conversions for the game, were released later.
   In his desire to master occult powers, Adolf Hitler captures the legendary Spear of Destiny from Versailles, sending it off to Castle Nuremberg. In order to stop Hitler, B.J. Blazkowicz is sent to interfere, marking his first chronological mission in the original series (but probably not the first in his career). B.J. enters the castle only to encounter heavy resistance by Nazi personnel. He also encounters Dr. Schabbs's mutants for the first time - necessitating Schabbs's assassination in the future.
   B.J. defeats Trans Grösse, the first member of the heavy-armored Grösse family, then Barnacle Wilhelm, the castle's jailor, the Übermutant, Dr. Schabbs' masterpiece, and the Death Knight, a heavy-armored castle commander and final protector of the Spear. Upon capturing the Spear, however, B.J. is immediately sucked into Hell, where the Angel of Death awaits to challenge him to find out if he is worthy of wielding the Spear of Destiny.

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Game controls:

All DOS games were controlled directly from the PC keyboard. Some newer DOS games also used a mouse or other more advanced game peripherals for control. However, each game was controlled by different keys. You can find a detailed description of how to control this version of Spear of Destiny in the attached game manual. An overview of basic keyboard commands and keyboard shortcuts to control this game is summarized in the following table:


Walk forwards / walk backwards

Turn left / turn right



Enter + or

Run forwards or backwards

Alt + or

Strafe (move sideways left or right)


Open doors, activate switches, etc ...

1 2 3 4

Weapon selection (knife / pistol / machine gun / chaingun)


Go to the Main Menu


This ver­sion of Spear of Destiny was de­sig­ned for per­so­nal com­pu­ters with o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem MS-DOS (Mi­cro­soft Disk O­pe­ra­ting Sys­tem), which was o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem de­ve­lo­ped by Mi­cro­soft in 1981. It was the most wi­de­ly-used o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was sup­plied with most of the IBM com­pu­ters that pur­cha­sed a li­cen­se from Mi­cro­soft. Af­ter 1995, it was pu­s­hed out by a gra­phi­cal­ly mo­re ad­van­ced sys­tem - Win­dows and its de­ve­lop­ment was ce­a­sed in 2000. At the ti­me of its grea­test fa­me, se­ve­ral thou­sand ga­mes de­sig­ned spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for com­pu­ters with this sys­tem we­re cre­a­ted. To­day, its de­ve­lop­ment is no lon­ger con­ti­nue and for e­mu­la­tion the free DOSBox e­mu­la­tor is most of­ten used. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about MS-DOS operating system can be found here.

Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for Spear of Destiny. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Spear of Destiny are summarized in the following table:

Emulator Technology Multiplayer Fullscreen Touchscreen Speed
Archive.org JavaScript YES NO NO fast
js-dos JavaScript YES YES NO fast
js-dos 6.22 JavaScript YES YES NO fast
jsDosBox JavaScript YES NO NO slow
jDosBox Java applet YES YES NO fast

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