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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.
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Installing custom maps
Easiest way installing custom zombie maps is using downloads from: http://www.zombiemodding.com/
Or using UGX Map Manager app:
http://ugx-mods.com/forum/index.php?sid=26d4f1c34337c4308d8138e813f3989b&topic=49

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!
F.A.Q
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?
http://www.zombiemodding.com/
http://ugx-mods.com/forum/index.php
http://www.mapmodnews.com/?topic=CoD-Maps
http://www.fileplanet.com/110214/0/section/Nazi-Zombie-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.
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Group935

256 Comments
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Saucy Life May 6 @ 4:39pm 
OMG thank you so much. I couldnt figure out why i couldnt manually install zombie mods but it was because I couldnt see all hidden folders.
Matuzz  [author] May 2 @ 3:01am 
As long as you have the game installed you should have Activision folder. You are probably looking from the wrong place. Make sure to enable the hidden folders as said in this guide.
ruulis May 2 @ 2:26am 
I dont have activision folder so how do I get it?
TheMightySpoon Apr 21 @ 11:32am 
Thanks man
Private Blabarb Derp Apr 13 @ 11:23am 
how does this say anything about controller support... stupid steam
Matuzz  [author] Apr 13 @ 7:58am 
Links should work now.
DangerDog Apr 12 @ 11:44am 
none of the links work. anyone have a secure website to download maps? please share
Tree Hugger™ Apr 5 @ 6:05pm 
Oh. I feel dumb now. Thanks for the help.
Matuzz  [author] Apr 5 @ 2:29pm 
Read the F.A.Q
Tree Hugger™ Apr 5 @ 11:00am 
I can't find the "mods" file after the "CoDWaW" file. Any help?