Files that contain the .wad file extension are most commonly associated with compressed archive files that are used by a variety of computer gaming applications.
WAD files contain archive files of the game data that is used by the associated video game. This data can include information such as player levels, game maps, graphics, textures and other game details that enhance a user's gaming experience.
Popular computer games that are known to use the WAD file archive format include Half Life, Quake, Doom, Hexen and Heretic.
In some cases, experienced gamers will modify or create customized WAD files to create "mods" or added features for the games they play.
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