Return to Castle Wolfenstein

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Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Return to Castle Wolfenstein Cover.png
Developers
Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
November 19, 2001
Linux
March 16, 2002
OS X
April 2002
Return to Castle Wolfenstein at Steam Charts
Return to Castle Wolfenstein at SteamDB
 Return to Castle Wolfenstein at Wikipedia
Wolfenstein
Castle Wolfenstein 1981
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein 1984
Wolfenstein 3D 1992
Spear of Destiny 1992
Mission 2: Return to Danger
Mission 3: Ultimate Challenge
Return to Castle Wolfenstein 2001
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory 2003
Wolfenstein 2009
Wolfenstein: The New Order 2014

Key points

Information Master servers for the multiplayer were shut down in February 2012. A mod S4NDMoD solves this problem, by making a game use fans' master server.

General information

More information Official Wolfenstein series site
More information Wolfenstein Wiki - A detailed wiki for every Wolfenstein game made.
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail DRM details are not known
Steam Steamicon.png Windows only

Essential improvements[edit]

Unofficial Patch[edit]

Advantage A patch by Knightmare[1] that fixes various crashes and adds native widescreen support.

S4NDMoD[edit]

A mod that focuses on fixing exploits and adding necessary features to RTCW multiplayer. A list of features can be found here. Due to master server being down, this mod is the best solution to make server browser work, again. Mod can be downloaded, here.

Game data[edit]

In-game HUD settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\Main\*.cfg
OS X
Linux
Information wolfconfig.cfg contains single player settings.
Information wolfconfig_mp.cfg contains multiplayer settings.

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\Main\save
OS X
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Hackable WSGF WS Gold.svg See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor Hackable WSGF MM Bronze.svg
Ultra-widescreen Hackable WSGF UW Gold.svg
4K Ultra HD Hackable WSGF 4K Gold.svg
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Impossible r_ext_texture_filter_anisotropic doesn't seem to work.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Hackable See High frame rate.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Information The Unofficial Patch should already add support for common resolutions in the in-game options.

Fix Using console commandsLink

  1. Launch the game and open the console with ~ or \.
  2. Use these console commands in the following order, replace the width and height with your resolution.
\r_customwidth 2048
\r_customheight 1152
\r_mode -1
\vid_restart

Notes

Information In order to change the FOV see Field of view (FOV) for more information.
Information This solution works for both the Singleplayer and Multiplayer modes.

Fix Manually through a config fileLink

  1. Open wolfconfig.cfg with a text editor.
  2. Use Ctrl+F in order to find these lines easily, replace the width and height with your resolution.
seta r_customwidth "2048"
seta r_customheight "1152"
seta r_mode "-1"

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Fix Changing FOV (Single-player, with config file)Link

  1. Open wolfconfig.cfg with a text editor.
  2. Modify the line seta cg_fov "90" with your desired value.

Fix Changing FOV (Single-player, with console command)Link

  1. Launch game with +set sv_cheats 1 parameter.
  2. Start a new game or load a a previous save.
  3. Open console, by pressing ~ and type in: cg_fov X where X is your horizontal FOV value.

Fix Changing FOV (Multi-player)Link

  1. Create or join a server.
  2. Open console, by pressing ~ and type in: cg_fov X where X is your horizontal FOV value.

Notes

Information It is recommended, not to launch multiplayer game with sv_cheats 1 attribute. This can be problematic, when using Steam version, since it doesn't allow to specify separate launch attributes for singleplayer and multiplayer.

High frame rate[edit]

Fix Edit wolfconfig.cfgLink

  1. Open wolfconfig.cfg with a text editor.
  2. Modify the line seta com_maxfps "85" with your desired value.

Input settings[edit]

In-game general control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Native Disabled by default. Smoothing can be toggled in Controls menu. Acceleration can be activated via console with cl_mouseAccel 1
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Impossible

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Impossible Stereo output only[2]
Subtitles Impossible
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Impossible
French Native Unknown Unknown
German Native Unknown Unknown
Italian Native Unknown Unknown
Spanish Native Unknown Unknown

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Native
Online play Native

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Impossible
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Native
Self-hosting Native
Direct IP Native Use connect [IP address here] in the console.

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 28960
UDP (outbound) 27960

Issues fixed[edit]

Enlarged Upper Left Corner of Screen[edit]

Increasing the game resolution above 800x600 causes the upper left corner of the game to take up the entire screen. One reason is that game detects a 3dfx driver (possibly caused by nGlide).

Fix Edit wolfconfig.cfg[3]Link

  1. Open wolfconfig.cfg with a text editor.
  2. Search for the line seta r_glIgnoreWicked3D "0"
  3. Change "0" to "1"
  4. Save the changes.

Other information[edit]

Disable view bob[edit]

Fix Edit wolfconfig.cfgLink

  1. Open wolfconfig.cfg with a text editor.
  2. Find the lines:
seta cg_bobup "0.005"
seta cg_bobpitch "0.002"
seta cg_bobroll "0.002"
and change their values to "0".

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU)
AMD Athlon
Intel Pentium II 400 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
1.1 GB
Video card (GPU)
16 MB of VRAM
OpenGL compatible
DirectX 8.0a compatible
Information Supported chipsets: 3dfx Voodoo 3 or higher, ATI Rage 128/128 Pro, ATI Radeon, Matrox G400, Nvidia Riva TNT and TNT2, all Nvidia GeForce chips

References

  1. KMQuake II - Unofficial Patch
  2. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  3. SOLVED: Can't run the game above 800x600. Upper left corner of the screen enlarged - Steam Community Discussions