20 years of PadMod: World of PADMAN

20th Anniversary of the PadMod

It’s hard to believe, but 20 years ago today World of PADMAN was born as a modification for Quake 3 Arena, Happy Birthday! After two and a half years of hard development work, the first beta version was released on June 18th, 2004. It contained 11 maps, six player models with a total of 14 different skins, nine weapons, seven power-ups and the game modes Spray Your Color, Big Balloon and Last Pad Standing. World of PADMAN was subsequently voted Mod of the Week on planetquake.com and was published in international PC games magazines, sometimes with accompanying articles, as well as on DVD.

The real PadMod

2002-2005: The PadMod

From the PadMaps to the PadMod On January 1st, 2002, ENTE started the development of…

The development team was already facing big challenges at that time, and it is only thanks to ENTE and a hard core that the development did not die like other mod projects at that time. Without this commitment and passion, World of PADMAN would not exist as an independent game today. You can now read the whole story about the development of the PadMod in detail in our section The WoP Story.

If you want to experience the PadMod again and play it together, you are welcome to do so on Hectic’s server “PadMod | 20th Anniversary”. Instructions on how to get the PadMod running on modern systems can be found here. There you will also find a small patch that should make your life easier. Have fun reading, discovering and reminiscing!