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]
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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood 2015
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Wolfenstein: Youngblood 2019
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Wolfenstein III TBA


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
PC booter
Official website
Semi-official source port with bug fixes.

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]

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

Input settings[edit]

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).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Game plays too fast[edit]

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[edit]


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

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 8088 or compatible
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) Original: game is booter and runs off disk
Free version: less than 150kb
Video card (GPU) CGA


  1. Beyond Castle Wolfenstein project - readme.txt