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Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

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Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein cover
Muse Software
Release dates
PC booter 1985
DOS June 28, 2004[1]
Monetization Freeware
Series Wolfenstein
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
PC booter
Official website
Semi-official source port with bug fixes.

Game data

Save game data location

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.


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
120+ FPS


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
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 support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller types


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Game plays too fast

Although it is possible to use DOSBox's cycle throttler to slow it down, playing the free version seems to be the best solution as it contains bug fixes.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA Supports both RGB and composite.

System requirements

PC booter
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 KB
Video card (GPU) CGA


  1. Beyond Castle Wolfenstein project - readme.txt