Chokage is a mod for registered Wolfenstein, made by Chris Chokan. It was released on August 27, 1998.
The first mod to alter the Wolfenstein source code, the mod features a bizarre universe created by Chokan, featuring off-beat humor and surrealistic sprites and actors. Many new graphics and sounds are featured, though the original Wolfenstein feel is definitely not lost.
The mod featured a brand new EXE which also allowed for playback of several other mods. One function, Krazzy Chokage, featured a different keyboard setup which made playback quite difficult and bizarre.
Though overtly silly in nature, the mod still featured some clever map design, and the very fact that the source code had been altered significantly is also noteworthy.
Earlier versions did exist and were for a while available on Herc's Super Chokage page, including Chokage 96 and Chokage v1.0. Chokage v1.0 features only the map files and a new VSWAP, and is thus playable in SDL.
The mod is still only available in DOS. Efforts to get Chokan to re-release the mod in SDL have proved futile, with the first of many attempts being by Andy Nonymous and Thomas Weiling in 2013 to coincide with the mod's 15th anniversary.
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For a time, Chokage also acted as a mother EXE to a number of mods. For instance, Gary Ragland's early mods Assassinate Hitler and Schabbs 2000 first fluctuated as Chokage add-ons, named Hitler20 and Doctor50, respectively. These differed slightly in content when compared with the final DOS versions/SDL ports.
Other add-ons for Chokage included:
- Pots n' Pans - by Joel and Pat Potvin
- Commiestein 3-D - by Brendan Gordon
- Trilogy - a collection of shareware set ports
- Jennystein - by Jenny Chokan
- H.K. Rules - by Paul Mailloux
- Download Chokage at The Wolfenstein 3D Vault
- Download Chokage 96 at DropBox (hosted by Thomas Weiling; thanks to Arielus for locating the file)
- Download Chokage v1.0 at DropBox (hosted by Thomas Weiling)
- Download an early alpha version from a suspicious Dropbox account
- Poll at DieHard Wolfers
- News at the Dome: MAR/APR 2001