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
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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
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Keyboard only menus.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

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