It's a great day for all 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' fans as Wolfetplayer releases the latest version of his classic modification, 'RealRtCW'. Version 3.0 is, by far, his best release ever, with so much new top quality content for us all to enjoy.
1] New high-poly weapons models. This is the major highlight of this update. Almost every weapon model, aside from really rare ones, (like tesla,venom and snooper), were replaced with the new high poly model. Most of the models were taken from 'Day of Infamy'. So all credits are going to the New World Interactive.
2] New high-poly BJ's hands models. I was working on porting the new weapon models, with the close thought of replacing hands as well, because it would be a bad kind of contrast to see high poly weapons in the low-poly hands. Thanks to a good friend of mine - Maksim Gordeev, we were able to correctly pose the hands for each weapon in the game. It was tough but result is worth it.
3] Atmospheric effects (rain & snow). Thanks to Berserker, who shared his code, we now have atmospheric effects support in RealRTCW. This is something the community been asking about since the release of 2.0. Atmospheric effects were successfully implemented in vanilla maps. Mappers and modders are free to use them in their maps\mods now.
4] Real recoil mechanic. This feature was ported from Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory code. In Wolf: ET this mechanic applied only to pistols and Mobile MG42. In RealRTCW 3.0 this mechanic with some tuning and adjustments were apllied to all weapons. Its not something that will ruin the game, recoil here is not something you could see in military simulators, it's pretty low, but still helps you to really feel your gun. It's not just recoilless piece of plastic anymore.
5] New difficulty level - Realism mode. I must say, I had bigger plans for this mode, but it ended up like 'Death Incarnate' mode with no manual saves. There is only autosave on the start of every level, so if you die (and you probably will) go back to the start of the map. Also I lowered the player sprint value and increased moving speed of some NPCs.
6] New holdable items - Adrenaline and Bandages. This items were created as something to compensate for 50 HP cap on 'Death Incarnate'. Bandages act as health pack you can carry with yourself. While adrenaline will overheal you to the 125 HP and provides additional stamina, bandages can be found on any difficulty levels, while Adrenaline is something for higher difficulty levels.
7] New map - Training Day. The idea of the firing range level was haunting me since the release of RealRTCW 2.0, but I never got the time to create something worthy of a release. However, thanks to Yo$hik - a very talented mapper from Wolfmap.ru community, we have a 'Training Day map'. Here you can freely test all the new and old weapons.
8] New addons. Yep, addons list were updated with Ameland, Dark Matters, Alone at War and Mages Skulls. Older addons were adapted for RealRTCW 3.0 as well. Now there are 13 custom addons for you to play.
9] RealRTCW updated to the current iortcw engine. All credits are going to MAN-AT-ARMS, creator of iortcw engine. Almost 2000 code files were changed. Oof!
Installation process is quite simple now, thanks to the new automated installer. Just follow the installer instructions and install the mod into your Return to Castle Wolfenstein directory. Just as it were working in the previous versions of the mod - you must own legit Return to Castle Wolfenstein copy to play the mod. If it crashes on startup, there might be something wrong with your 'RtCW' installation - it is either not legit or broken.
I've been playing 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' since the day it was first released and I still play it to this day, 18 years later. It's definitely the best World War II singleplayer game ever made and the many mods and maps created by our Wolfenstein Community are testament to that fact. I've created this HD texture modification over the past 7 months and it's been very challenging, but also very rewarding. This is the most extensive retexturing of the game to date and I hope it adds to the enjoyment of playing this classic 'First Person Shooter' for all players, old and new.
I've used the best HD textures I can find, the majority of which I've created on my own, however, there's also some textures from other HD packs created for Return to Castle Wolfenstein included in this release and also some from the excellent work created by Sneakerman for 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory'. I've also retextured the game models. - Wolf Enstein
Wolf:ET mapper, ETc| OnkelBob of the "Extreme Terror Clan, has released a new version of his wonderful map, 'Battle of Monte Cassino'. This release takes artistic map design to another level, being in the same league as other epic creations such as, 'Dingenskirchen' and 'Praetoria Mission 3'. If you haven't played this superb map yet then you're definitely missing out on an excellent Wolfenstein experience.
Set in a fortress above the small town of Cassino in Italy, the Allies and Axis are set on a collision course, it's a fight to the death. The mighty Fortress Monte Cassino on the Axis Gustav Line has repeatedly stopped the Allies from making their way to Rome.
They must get their hands on the Axis secret map of this vitally strategic combat area, in order to obtain the Information they require to win the war. The Axis troops must protect the secret map at all costs, as the information contained in it can decide the fate of this turning point in history.
Loffy has released an updated version of his excellent 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' singleplayer puzzle-orientated map, 'RtCW Elude'. The reason for this new release was due to feedback from our Wolfenstein Community, informing Loffy that some players couldn't see some map models, such as the grand piano.
The WWII military conflict rages on and you are fighting for the Allies as a United States Ranger-trained agent for the Allied Office of Secret Actions, 'OSA', your mission is of outmost importance. You must track down and assassinate Oberstgruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Strasse, aka, "Deathshead".
Can you solve all the puzzles and complete all the tasks in order to successfully complete your mission?
Loffy has released his new singleplayer mission for 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' and it has a rather unique playing style. The map contains 7 maps that are set out in a puzzle-solving environment which are challenging to complete, but also lots of fun to play.
Can you solve all the puzzles and conquer the tasks ahead in order to complete the mission?
It's been a while since we heard anything from the 'ReBorn to Castle Wolfenstein' team, so we're glad to report that they have just released a new video to highlight the progress they're making with this 'RtCW' modification. The level being featured hear is 'Kugelstadt'.
This is the latest release of Yo$hik's classic 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' singleplayer adventure, 'RtCW Vendetta'. There's new level design, upgraded textures, the artwork was redrawn, a complete sound over-haul has been performed and many other new things too. This release runs on the 'ioRtCW' engine and also contains many elements from the 'RealRtCW' modification.
This release is also available in two seperate formats. There's the standard release that works in conjunction with the 'CD' version of the game and also with the 'RtCW Steam' version. However, there is also an excellent 'standalone' version of the mission which can also be enjoyed by those who don't own a copy of 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein'.
Also note, for English-speaking players, that there's an English translation file provided for you in the download.
The Allied Intelligence Agency has learned that German scientists and engineers are developing a new air apparatus, known as the "Helicopter", with combat prototypes already being operational. These deadly new aircraft can destroy armoured vehicles and infantry with ease.
Your mission is to seek out and assassinate all important persons of the Third Reich who are associated with this project, obtain any secret documentation pertaining to its development and steal a prototype of the new aircraft, if possible.
Hellbaron has released a video that highlights his excellent specular shader feature in 'RtCW Venom Mod 6.5' . This is a feature you won't truly get to appreciate by merely looking at in-game screenshots, so watch the video and enjoy the superb visual 'eye candy'.
More great news for all 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' singleplayer fans, as Yo$hik releases news of an update for his classic mission, 'RtCW Vendetta'. The entire project has been upgraded, with a new, over-all design, including new character voices, models, textures, artwork and sound quality.
This new version will be based on the modern 'ioRtCW' engine and will also contain the 'RealRtCW' weapons mod.
This is the updated version of my HD Pack for 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory'. There are now two files in the download, however, the larger file is not downloaded by the players joining the server, only the small 14MB file is downloaded directly. - Wolf Enstein
Mod Installation for Server-Admins:
Put the '.pk3' files into the 'etmain' folder only and the small file will be downloaded by players joining your server. They'll have to go to Wolffiles.de in order to download and use the main HD texture pack.
To uninstall this mod just delete the file.
Installation for Players:
Put the '.pk3' files into your 'etmain' folder. If it's also in the 'etmain' folder of a gameserver you join you will see the HD-textures, weapons and uniforms in-game.
Apparently, this version of our 'Wolf: ET' HD Pack is still having to be downloaded from the servers when players, who don't already have the file, connect to them. This is my fault, I made a last minute change to the beta 2.5 version, just prior to releasing it. The file isn't huge, about half a gigabyte in size, but some servers still have slow download speeds, even in today's modern internet world. My apologies to all of the folk who helped me in creating the HD Pack.
An updated version is already being worked on and we'll notify you all when this is completed. My apologies to anyone who has been inconvenienced by this unexpected development. - Wolf Enstein