Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War

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How to install and play custom zombie maps + other tips.
By Matuzz
This guide will help you in installing custom zombie maps as well as introduce you to binding simple console commands.
Installing custom maps
The easiest way of installing custom zombie maps is using downloads from Zombie Modding or using UGX Map Manager app:

Their downloads come with an installer that you run and that's it. But if you are downloading from somewhere else you might have to place the custom map files to your mod folder manually. To find the mod folder in the first place you need to set your computer to show hidden folders and files.

Follow these steps to display hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

Click the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

Where to find the mods folder:

You should find the mods folder following this folder path:
C:\Users\Your Name\AppData\Local\Activision\CoDWaW\mods

If you have trouble finding that location click the windows start button and search: %appdata%.
Open the roaming folder. Then from the top of the window where it shows you the folder path click the AppData. After that open the Local folder and from there you should find the Activision folder.

Starting to play the mod:

Start World at War and in the main menu choose MODS. This will show all the mods correctly placed on your mods folder.
Load the map you want to play from the list that will show up.
With new maps, the main menu should now have option to start the map right away.
But if you are playing some older custom zombie maps you have to load the map trough console.

Enabling developer console and loading the map:
In the main menu go to options/controls, then select Game options and from there you can enable your console.

When that is done, press ~ on your keyboard to bring up the console.
Type into the console /devmap *and here the map name*
For example if you load mod called nazi_zombie_death from the MODS section. Then you need to open your console and type in: /devmap nazi_zombie_death
Press enter and the map should load!
How to bind helpful shouts
For example, Pressing 5 will automatically say: Max ammo, reload! in the chat.

To bind keys you need to open the console. Check Enabling developer console from the previous section if you haven't already.

Open console and type in: /bind
After that press space and add the key you want to bind, in this example we will use 5.
So it will look like this: /bind 5

Next press space again and add say.
It will look like this: /bind 5 say

Last step is to add the message you want. In this case Max ammo, reload!
So in the end you will have: /bind 5 say Max ammo, reload!
Press enter and your bind is done!
Q: There is no mods folder in CoDWaW folder?
-If there is no mods folder you need to create a new folder and simply name it mods.

Q: Where to download maps?

Those are the most popular sites.

Q: How to find games/people to play with?
-Best way is to make friends to play Custom maps with. I have made steam group that has plenty of zombie players. Be free to contact people and gather friends for some Co-Op games.

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rich.tyson57 Sep 2 @ 11:32am 
wheres the best place to download winrar
Matuzz  [author] Aug 23 @ 8:29am 
Try to validate the game files trough Steam. Right click on the game in your Steam library. Option to validate the files should be there.
soo347 Aug 21 @ 2:37am 
I got a weird error when trying to download maps, it keeps saying that i have a script error. Is there a way to fix this problem?
WhiteGlove Aug 7 @ 3:36pm 
i got a server script error and i cant play any maps. please help!
eaglesoar69 Jul 29 @ 7:58pm 
eaglesoar69 Jul 29 @ 7:58pm 
i need to ask my family
daily_potassium Jul 16 @ 8:00am 
how to i uninstall it after?? because it was .exe it i dont have a mod folder for some reason and i cant find it
raelarial Jul 9 @ 11:03am 
nothing happens i have followed every instruction on the internet and my games mods folder ingame is always blank
quickscoper750 Jun 27 @ 4:01pm 
and when we switch to it war file it still wouldnt showing anything in the mods menu in waw
quickscoper750 Jun 27 @ 3:59pm 
when we download it, it dosent come up as a war file. it just has you install it right there.