Wolfenstein

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Wolfenstein
Wolfenstein cover
Developers
Raven Software
id Software
Multiplayer Endrant Studios
Blur Studios
Pi Studios
Publishers
Activision
Engines
id Tech 4
Release dates
Windows August 18, 2009
Wolfenstein at Wikipedia
Wolfenstein
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

This page is for the 2009 game. For the 1992 game, see Wolfenstein 3D.

General information

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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM v7.39.0006 DRM.
Windows
The game is no longer available digitally. While Bethesda owns the rights[1] and games based on id Software properties (such as Quake 4) are still on sale, despite Raven Software being owned by Activision, it's still unavailable for unknown reasons.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.2 (cumulative) is the latest version.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\SP\base\videos.
  2. Delete or rename bumper1.bik, bumper2.bik, bumper3.bik and id_logo.bik.

Enable quick save[edit]

Enable quick save[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open wolf.cfg.
  3. Add the following line.
    • bind F5 "spawn save_game_entity name quicksave; trigger quicksave; remove quicksave"
  4. Save the file and set it as read-only.

Notes

Press F5 in-game to save.
Do not quick save during boss fights as it might potentially interfere with the sequences, making it unable to progress.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\id Software\WolfSP\base\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\id Software\WolfSP\base\savegames\
The game creates a permanent archived autosave every time the game transitions to a new map. The game can archive approximately 40 or so concurrent autosaves in total, after which the oldest autosave will automatically be overwritten to create a new one.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Native for 16:10 and 16:9. See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
Use Widescreen Fixer (see the WSGF entry).
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
80° by default (60° for sprinting). See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS. See High frame rate.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Use Wolfenstein FOV Fix[3]
  1. Download Wolfenstein FOV Fix.
  2. Extract the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Open SP\base\fov.pk4 with a file archiver like 7-Zip.
  4. Open the def folder, extract player.def and open it with a text editor.
  5. Find "FOV" "90" (idle view) and "FOV" "80" (sprinting view) and change the values as needed.
  6. Save the file and add it back to the def folder to replace the original.
  7. Double-click on sp.bat to run the game.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Set resolution and borderless mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open wolf.cfg.
  3. Change seta r_fullscreen "1" to seta r_fullscreen "0"
  4. Change the seta r_customHeight and seta r_customWidth values to your desktop resolution.
  5. Run the game and use Borderless Gaming.

High frame rate[edit]

Edit wolf.cfg
  1. Open %LOCALAPPDATA%\id Software\WolfSP\base\wolf.cfg
  2. Add the line seta com_userCommandHz "144" (replace 144 with desired frame rate).

Notes

May have unintended gameplay effects, such as wrong or unsynchronized NPC movement timing and positioning, may cause the last boss fight to be unfinish-able.

Disable head bob[edit]

Edit configuration files[4]
  1. Download Wolfenstein FOV Fix.
  2. Extract the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Open SP\base\fov.pk4 with a file archiver like 7-Zip.
  4. Open the def folder, extract player.def and open it with a text editor.
  5. Set "CameraBobRotationSpring" "80" value to "0".
  6. Set "CameraBobRotationPower" "1" value to "0".
  7. Optionally, set "CameraBobLocationSpring" "100" to "0" to have the screen completely fixed when sprinting.
  8. Save the file and add it back to the def folder to replace the original.
  9. Double-click on sp.bat to run the game.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Enabled by default. See Mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
See Mouse sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Choose between button prompts in settings
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Needs a cracked executable to work fully with Steam Controller.[5]

Mouse acceleration[edit]

Disable mouse acceleration[6]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open wolf.cfg.
  3. Add the line: seta m_filter "0".
  4. Save the file.

Mouse sensitivity[edit]

Improve mouse sensitivity[6]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open wolf.cfg.
  3. Set seta m_yaw and seta m_pitch to equal values.
  4. Save the file.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, SFX, dialogue, music
Surround sound
Options for mono/stereo/2.1/4.0/5.1/7.1; 7.1 mode does not work properly (no side speaker output)[7]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Launch the game with +set sys_lang "english" parameter.
French
Launch the game with +set sys_lang "french" parameter.
German
Launch the game with +set sys_lang "german" parameter.
Italian
Launch the game with +set sys_lang "italian" parameter.
Polish
Launch the game with +set sys_lang "polish" parameter.
Spanish
Launch the game with +set sys_lang "spanish" parameter.
Russian
Launch the game with +set sys_lang "russian" parameter. Full russian version only on 1C copy.
Languages are set based on system language. To override the language you have to pass it as command-line parameter.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Wolfenstein(2009).
TriDef 3D
Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 Single-player only.[8][9]
OpenGL 2.1 Multiplayer only.[8]
64-bit executable

Unlock pre-order DLC[edit]

Without DLC the Flammenwerfer pre-order weapon will be available later in the campaign.[10]
Edit configuration files[10][11]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open wolf.cfg.
  3. Change line seta g_unlockedFlameDLC "0" to seta g_unlockedFlameDLC "1".
  4. Save the file.

Enable Screenshot[edit]

Enable Screenshot[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open wolf.cfg.
  3. Add the following line.
    • bind F12 "screenshot 1280 800 32"
  4. Save the file and set it as read-only.

Notes

Press F12 in-game to take a screenshot.
The first 2 numbers are your resolution & the last number(32)is color range.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT
ATI Radeon X800
256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL compatible
DirectX 9.0c compatible

References