Castle Wolfenstein

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Castle Wolfenstein
Castle Wolfenstein cover
Muse Software
Release dates
DOS 1981
Castle Wolfenstein guide at StrategyWiki
Castle Wolfenstein at Wikipedia
Castle Wolfenstein 1981
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein 1984
Wolfenstein 3D 1992
Spear of Destiny 1992
Return to Castle Wolfenstein 2001
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory 2003
Wolfenstein 2009
Wolfenstein: The New Order 2014
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood 2015
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 2017
Wolfenstein: Youngblood 2019
Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot 2019


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Improve performances in DOSBox[edit]

Edit DOSBox configuration file
  1. Set machine=svga_s3 to machine=tandy or pcjr.
  2. Set memsize=16 to memsize=00.
  3. Set xms, ems and umb to false.
  4. Set cycles=auto to cycles=100.
Exact cycle amount may vary from computer to computer. For more info see 4.77 MHz, DOSBox wiki.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\ctrls

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\CASTLE
CASTLE contains rank & castle progress.
CW.EXE contains inventory and map location.
Pressing Esc returns you to the main menu and saves your inventory and location. Terminating the game process while playing will reset both data (similar to being caught or dying). Rank and castle are not affected by this.

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Only able to switch between two control types.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Keyboard only menus.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Joysticks only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, Tandy
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 1.1 2.1
Processor (CPU) 8088 or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 64 kB
Hard disk drive (HDD) N/A: game is booter and runs off disk
Video card (GPU) CGA