.DEH File Extension

DeHackEd Patch

Developer Greg Lewis
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What is a DEH file?

A DEH file is a patch that can be applied to the original version of Doom using DeHackEd, a DOS-based Doom editor. It contains binary or text data that is used to modify Doom's gameplay. DEH files are now most commonly used to create custom .WAD files, which are also used to modify Doom.

More Information

Doom is a popular first-person shooter video game that was released in 1993. In Doom's infancy, developer Greg Lewis created the DeHackEd editor, which allowed players to modify Doom's gameplay. DeHackEd users created patches, saved in DEH files, that they then applied to Doom's executable file. This created a custom executable named doomhack.exe, which players could launch to play their custom version of Doom.

Over the years, Doom modders have developed easier and more flexible methods of modifying Doom's gameplay. As a result, most current Doom modders do not use DeHackEd or DEH files. However, some modders continue to enjoy the challenge and nostalgia of using DEH-based mods, so some Doom modding programs still support DEH files. For example, the GZDoom modding platform allows players to import DEH files and save them as custom WAD files.

How to open a DEH file

The easiest way to use a DEH file as a Doom mod is to save it as part of a custom WAD file. You can load a DEH file and save it as part of a WAD file in GZDoom (cross-platform) and SLADE (cross-platform). After you've created your custom WAD file, you can use GZDoom to apply the file to Doom.

If you need to modify a DEH file, you can do so using WhackEd4 (Windows).

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