Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

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Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein cover
Developers
Muse Software
Release dates
PC booter 1985
DOS June 28, 2004[1]
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein at Wikipedia
Wolfenstein
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Key points

Although not covered on this article, this game was also available for Apple II, Commodore 64 and Atari 8-bit; very old non-Microsoft PC platforms. If purchasing used be sure you acquire the correct version for the platform you are using/emulating.
Distributed for free & Source Code released (DOS version only).[2]

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
PC booter
Official website
DRM-free
Semi-official Source port with bug fixes. Run in DOSBox
DOS

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
PC booter <path-to-game>\BWC.COM
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.BCW
Only the freeware source port version has separate save files. Original version had them embedded in its executable, BWC.COM.

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Keyboard only menus.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Game plays too fast[edit]

Although you could use DOSBox's cycle throttler to slow it down, perhaps the easiest method it to just use the Free Version. It has this issue fixed.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA Supports both RGB & Composite
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 8088 or compatible
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) For original - N/A: game is booter and runs off disk.
For free version - unspecified, files take up less than 150kb though
Video card (GPU) CGA

References

  1. http://www.oldskool.org/pc/BCW/readme.txt Beyond Castle Wolfenstein project - readme.txt
  2. The BTW Project - FAQ