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
Easiest way installing custom zombie maps is using downloads from:
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 have to place the custom map files to your mod folder manually. To find the mod folder in the first place you have 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:

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 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, in the main menu choose MODS.
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 first from the mods folder.
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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ScAfuddAmAx Sep 2 @ 11:05am 
There's a windows app that helps to manage mods. It's called CoD WaW Mod Manager and it is on youtube :-)
Thanks man! Appreaciate it!
LittleWolfButt Aug 13 @ 1:02pm 
Thanks Matuzz! it works.
romanschelsea Aug 12 @ 6:02pm 
hope so they look so cool
i will have to try them out sometime
Matuzz  [author] Aug 12 @ 1:59pm 
Yeah I beleive you can use the controller on WaW.
romanschelsea Aug 12 @ 1:36pm 
Massive help, many thanks
Just wanted to know s well if you can use the Xbox 360 controller with the custom maps
Matuzz  [author] Aug 12 @ 9:04am 
You need to use the actual file name of the map when you launch it from console. They usually start with nazi_zombie
LittleWolfButt Aug 11 @ 3:40pm 
The consol thing isn't working for me. Am I doing something wrong? I go to mods and launch it, then I go to the consol via "`" and type "devmap camping" but nothing happens when I press enter. Please help!
Matuzz  [author] Aug 6 @ 4:30am 
romanschelsea Aug 5 @ 9:21pm 
Can you use an Xbox 360 controller with the custom zombie maps?