Castle Wolfenstein Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

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First Download The Free
Game Castle Wolfenstein:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download unavailableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download availableXTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableMr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableThe House of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions

Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows:

Go To: > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)

Dosbox homepage
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\CastleWolf. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Next: Open the Games folder then the CastleWolf folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

Dosbox program
Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.

Creating the Castle Wolfenstein config file
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

Exit DOS command
Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.

Castle Wolfenstein game config
Next: Scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\castlewolf

Finally: Scroll to the section labeled [cpu]. In that section find the line "cycles=auto" and change it to "cycles=150". It should look like this:

CPU cycles 150
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract the Castle Wolfenstein Game Download:

First: Right click on the Castle Wolfenstein game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Castle Wolfenstein game download
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to save the extracted files, select "C:\Games\CastleWolf". When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip program

The One That Started It All:

Castle Wolfenstein screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\CastleWolf" folder and the game Castle Wolfenstein will launch, have fun!

The config file is missing what do I do?
The game won't run on Windows Vista. What should I do?
The game runs sluggish. Is there a way to improve this?
How do I make the game launch in fullscreen mode?
How do I change the amount of RAM available?
How do I mount a hard drive or CD-ROM drive in Dosbox?
How do I change my machine type in Dosbox?
How do I capture a screenshot during gameplay?
I can't download from Abandonia. What should I do?
How do I close or exit Dosbox?


AC said...

GLENN!!! Thank you so much for this guide. I played this game as a kid, and I'm thrilled to have it again on my PC. You have made my day. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glenn Scrima said...

Thanks AC, I'm glad these guides are helping get these classics back on more and more PC's and it's always great to hear from my readers. Have fun with the game!


matt said...

Strange, the game just moves in very fast motion. Im in windows xp. Any ideas? This is one of my all time favorite games.

matt said...

Oh, I figured it out. Thx. This is great

Anonymous said...

looks like Muse made them take it down, hmm, just my luck

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn, i try to download the game but not available. Is there a possibility to get it? Thank you in advance.
Greetings from Hannover/Germany


Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Michael, thanks for the message. I rewrote most of the guide so its now up to date and it links to XTC Abandonware which has the game online for download.