Return to Castle Wolfenstein mapper and modder, Ronboy (aka Mike Smith), has recently announced that due to commitments in every-day life, he has had to, unfortunately, call it a day in regards to creating any more maps and mods for Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
As far as we here at Wolffiles and Splatterladder are concerned, Mike is and always will be, one of the best promoters of and contributers to Return to Castle Wolfenstein mapping and modding. We wish him the very best for the future, he'll always have our admiration and thanks for all his hard work and dedication to our Wolfenstein Community over many years.
Here is what Mike had to say about this latest news:
This is a sad decision that I didn't want to reach, but real life is very important to me. However, I'm not trashing all the hard work that I've done thus far. I'll post download links to my mapping content, i.e. custom sounds, models, music, textures and of course, the source .map files for everything that I've collected.
This means that if someone wants to finish Castle Wewelsberg or my unfinished Christmas-themed map, Jerry Christmas, then they can complete these mapping projects. I won't make the mistake of keeping my mapping content hidden away to be lost forever, like some other mappers have done with their abandoned projects.
If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me. - Mike Smith
Yes, Wolfenstein Community, you read that headline correctly, RealRtCW mod is coming to Steam! Wolfetplayer has been working on this project for a long time, but finally RealRtCW has its own Steam Store page.
What does it mean for the future of the mod?
Steam is an amazing platform for both users and developers. Steam can provide constant and more frequent updates and it will be much more convenient for you to download them! However, don't worry, Wolfetplayer is planning to maintain both Steam and ModDB versions of the mod.
Steam Workshop and Steam Cloud
Wolfetplayer is planning to take a full advantage of the Steam Workshop feature. All custom maps addons are going to be uploaded there for easy download and access. Steam cloud is also supported. Now your saves and configs are going to be in sync with cloud drive.
The Steam version of RealRtCW is going to be released this year. We can't tell you the exact week or month, but it's coming when it's ready. RealRtCW still requires more polishing and bugfixing to proper represent our RtCW modding community in Steam.
William Faure has released his much-anticipated, updated version of his classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein modification, The Dark Army Uprising - Remastered. Here is what William had to say about this latest version:
Finally, after 3 years of development, the overhaul of The Dark Army Uprising is complete and after a total of 7 years, the mod is at last what it was always supposed to be. I hope you'll like it. - William Faure
New playable levels
Deeper storytelling (new cutscenes, new dialogues...)
Vicpas has released a new version of his amazing Return to Castle Wolfenstein singleplayer adventure, entitled, RtCW Age of Horror. There's 18 maps to play, plus a special bonus map too, with each level being an excellent challenge for all players, new or old.
What makes this new version even better? It's due to it now being compatible with the superb RealRtCW, created by Wolfetplayer.
Yo$hik has released an updated version of his classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein adventure, RtCW Vendetta.
The Allied Intelligence Agency has received reports that German scientists are developing a new air apparatus known as the Helicopter. These combat prototypes can destroy armored vehicles and infantry.
As an Allied agent, you must infiltrate the German facility and eliminate all high-ranking personnel associated with this project and obtain all relevant information and documentation of the project before these deadly prototypes are deployed in the battlefield.
- fully synchronised with latest RealRTCW 3.0 mod build with all features (recoil mechanic, new weapons and hand models, new difficulty level Realism mode, etc) - new holdable items - Morphine - fixed bugs reported via community - bring back old render for low systems (but remember about visual difference about rend2 and old) - now all cvars are unlocked, you can make setups the you want them. - better work for AI dog - new AI Nurse and Hospital porter - minor changes in level design for better fps optimisation
This is a small RtCW combat map converted by Vicpas for use in RealRtCW. The map features many enemies to fight and three objectives to complete. However, the mission will fail if Captain Hiperon is killed, so make sure that he stays alive as you complete your map objectives.
On behalf of all the Fearless Assassins we invite you to join us for a "Throwback Sunday Gameday", featuring Fearless-Assassins' original maps server! Lets take a break from our comfort zones and come together to kick it Old School on our 'Classic Map' server!
This is an excellent 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' singleplayer adventure, created by sd2009, which features a completely new environment and atmosphere. The mission contains four maps, where you must hunt down Feldmarschall Erwin Rommel and his French Vichy generals. You then head to Munich to assassinate General Heinz Guderian.
It was 17 years ago that 'Splash Damage' released their first ever game, 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory'. This classic World War II 'FPS' shooter went on to become a huge success and has continued to be played right up to this very day.
Happy birthday, 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory', may you run for many more years to come!
William Faure has released a video update for his 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory - Singleplayer' project. Here's what William had to say:
"Work is still ongoing, and the project is progressing as expected - so, don't you worry, keeping you in the dark really was intended, especially since I don't want to show too much before you get your hands on the full thing. Please note that this video showcases footage of the current development stage (Pre-Alpha). It's still a work-in-progress, as stated in the beginning.
I'd also like to highlight the fact that the level featured here, Gold Rush, is what I call a "hybrid" mission, since the first half is total-stealth, and the other half is total-action. This gameplay premiere shows glimpses of the first half, the stealth part. The other half, the action part, features elements such as a tank and a few allied characters, which do not appear in the first part showcased here.
Hellbaron has released an updated version of his 'RtCW Venom Mod'. This modification for 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' incorporates both singleplayer and multiplayer game modes and is a definite 'must have' for all fans of this classic World War II shooter.
William Faure from '85 Productions' has announced the renaming of his Wolfenstein-focused company and provided us with an update on his projects in development. Here's what he had to say:
You may ask yourself the reason for the name change. Well, this is a tribute to 'Gray Matter Interactive', the defunct company behind the development of Return to Castle Wolfenstein, which was founded on March 25, 1993, by Drew Markham and Barry Dempsey. In 2018, founder Drew Markham passed away at the age of 59. Without him, Return to Castle Wolfenstein wouldn't have seen the light of day and I have decided to pay him tribute in many ways ever since.
As you previously read, instead of the anatomic title, 'Gray matter', I've chosen to go with the physical cosmology-styled title of, "Dark matter". Let me explain. Gray Matter Interactive may have opted to use 'Gray matter', a major component of the central nervous system, due to the fact that playing video games leads to brain stimulation. I've chosen 'Dark matter' for 'Dark Matter Productions' as a way to refer to what started, nearly a decade ago for the company, its very own 'big bang', 'The Dark Army'.
Thus, I can only hope that all of you will like this new 'signature' and the reasoning behind it. Also, expect a huge status update regarding our mods on May 28th, the day of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory's 17th anniversary: