Return to Castle Wolfenstein

Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a first person shooter video game published by Activision and originally released on November 19, 2001 for Windows. The single player game was developed by Gray Matter Interactive and Nerve Software developed its multiplayer mode. Id Software, the creators of Wolfenstein 3D, oversaw the development and were credited as executive producers. The multiplayer side eventually became the most popular part of the game, and was influential in the genre. Splash Damage, an independently-owned game developer in London, created some of the maps for the Game of the Year edition. A sequel, titled Wolfenstein, was released on August 18, 2009.

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Support summary
Screen change: 
Hor+

Widescreen Method: 
Hud Stretch: 
  • None

Multi-monitor Method: 
Multi-monitor HUD: 
  • Position Affects Gameplay

Ultra-Widescreen Method: 
  • Hack
Ultra-Widescreen HUD: 
  • Optimized

4k UHD Method: 
Hack
4k UHD HUD: 
Optimized

Rendered cut-scenes: 
FMV cut-scenes: 
Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Monday, 19 November, 2001
Tested Version: 
1.41->1.42c

Setting: 
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Genre: 
Play styles: 
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Developer feedback: 
Steam ID's: 
9010, , , ,
Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • 16:10 Screenshot
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • 16:9 Screenshot
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • 21:9 Screenshot
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

New Solution: Download this MOD RTCW VENOM MOD. It includes the Widescreen patch 1.42c by Knightmare and much much more HD Content - See WSGF Links.

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OLD Way:
The easiest way to play RTCW in widescreen is to install unofficial patch.
As of now, the latest is 1.42c http://www.markshan.com/knightmare/downloads/rtcw-sp-1.42c-win32-bin.zip
After installing the patch you can choose desired resolution from the in-game menu.
FMV is anamorphic, Rendered cut-scenes are hor+... everything seems to be working perfect (no problems with fov and cut-scenes).




Ultra-Widescreen (21:9) Specific Solution & Issues

Download this MOD RTCW VENOM MOD. It includes the Widescreen patch 1.42c by Knightmare and much much more HD Content - See WSGF Links.

For 3440x1440 go to --> ...\Return to Castle Wolfenstein\Main\wolfconfig.cfg edit r_customheight & r_customwidth. In Game under Video Options select CUSTOM.




Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues

Download this MOD RTCW VENOM MOD. It includes the Widescreen patch 1.42c by Knightmare and much much more HD Content - See WSGF Links.

For other Resolutions go to --> ...\Return to Castle Wolfenstein\Main\wolfconfig.cfg edit r_customheight & r_customwidth. In Game under Video Options select CUSTOM.

Issues: HUD is not centerd.




4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues



Stereoscopic-3D Solution & Issues

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