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Return to Castle Wolfenstein

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MD5: aa3ea56e8569d3f6ded353a89bbdb437
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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RtCW_141beta.sit (16.19 MB)
MD5: 5e593b9e62254f287708f188dd331ebb
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (6.81 MB)
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (47.87 MB)
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
WolfET.2.60d.dmg (257.08 MB)
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
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The breakthrough first-person shooter, Wolfenstein 3D, is reincarnated with turn-of-the-millennium production values.

[Top DL]: Zipped .iso image of Return to Castle Wolfenstein v1.1 for Macintosh
MD5 checksum & filename: aa3ea56e8569d3f6ded353a89bbdb437 *

[2nd DL]: RtCW Update 1.41, updates RtCW to v1.33 [SP] and v1.41 [MP]
MD5 checksum & filename: 5e593b9e62254f287708f188dd331ebb *RtCW_141beta.sit

External link
Download from Mega.Co.Nz

Return to Castle Wolfenstein is set during World War II, somewhere in Germany. It blends warfare and the occult mixed in with science fiction, bringing together battles waged between opposing regular armies, mummies, undead warriors, demon bosses and mutant horrors. This makes for some very exciting & interesting game play. Single & Multiplayer games to choose from:

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Intel:Mac)

Although the system requirements are as above, I am able to play RtCW on a beige G3 running Mac OS 9.1, specs; 300 MHz, 384 MB RAM & 16MB ATI Rage Pro video (ex PCI G4 tower). - It's slow to load, but the game play is smooth & without stuttering.

The last two downloads are Enemy Territory (RtCW's standalone multiplayer expansion) and its PunkBuster update. Note that despite being a free game, its user keys are no longer being generated for new players. To get around this you have to generate a key at


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by dr.zeissler - 2020, March 24 - 9:18pm

It worked, but the framerates are really low on that. 25-31fps on mini i7 2011 (HD3000) 10.7.5

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by Chips Otoole - 2017, October 11 - 3:42pm

This is awesome. I followed your instructions and played through the first section and it worked flawlessly on 10.11.6 on a i7 PowerBook.

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by 3371-Alpha - 2017, September 3 - 4:46am

I've found a better way to play this on both PPC and intel Macs! Grab the latest ioRTCW here:
Download both the Mac UB and Patch Data 141. Unarchive both zips. Form the 141 file you only want the included pk3 files (we're Mac users, we don't use dlls) and scripts, ect. Also take the punk buster (located in the included "pb" folder, you could slim it's size by deleting the included dll/so files). Now copy these to the Mac UB folder you unzipped earlier. Now download the game from this site, it's in iso format at the moment. Mount the image and copy the contents from the "Main" directory into the "Main" directory of the Mac UB folder, DO NOT OVERWRIGHT ANYTHING! If the Mac UB already has that file, it's likely newer and already patched. Now launch it!
If someone can confirm if this works on intel Macs (or even other PowerMacs) I'll integrate these instructions into the body above.

Edit: I decided to upload Enemy Territory, the standalone multiplayer expansion. I known it's freeware and still readily downloadable even now, but I thought what the heck. They're not going to host it forever. Also it has it's own source port here:

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by Big Mac - 2017, April 23 - 5:25pm

Sweeeet! Thank you MikeTomTom!
For some oddball reason I had to go with 1280x768, even though my display claims 1024x768 max. Go figure...

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, April 23 - 4:44am

@Big Mac: What kind of resolution does it display? As in wide-screen like 16:9 or earlier 4x3 kind?

This game is pretty old and defaults to a 4x3 display ratio. But it is possible to force wide-screen mode. For example; if you want to play RtCW on a 1080p display:

Start a game and write in the console (tap the "~" tilde key to show the console) and use your keyboard Enter key after entering each of the following lines:

r_mode -1
r_customheight 1080
r_customwidth 1920

The above is what works for me, but I haven't tried it on a VGA screen, so YMMV.

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by Big Mac - 2017, April 23 - 4:18am

I tried starting with alt but it only gave me the option to change refresh rate, nothing else. I did finally get the game running, and at "proper" resolution, but it runs in a square, with the right quarter of my monitor black. Is this normal?
Note: I've got my PM G5 hooked up to an old flatscreen vga monitor, could that be the problem?

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by G4 User - 2017, April 21 - 7:46am

Maybe you should start the game by pressing the alt key, so that you may able to change the resolution.

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by Big Mac - 2017, April 21 - 5:24am

I got the game installed on my PowerMac G5 2.3DP, but the game runs in a tiny window and I can't get it to fit the screen even by fiddling with the resolution. Also, when I try to play I get an error that the game could not write to some file.
Anybody have any ideas how to make this thing work?

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by 3371-Alpha - 2016, March 20 - 11:40pm

A newer engine build can be found here:
Fair warning, the new build's a little glitchy in it's current state.
Another (intel only) build can be found here:

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by MadMac - 2015, July 13 - 9:42pm

Good one... this game really rocks. CD key, anyone? I was trying Enemy Territory, but that punkbuster stuff is outdated for macs (stil have some workarounds for wintels)

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by wilhelm16 - 2015, July 13 - 6:36pm

working on iMac G3 - 500 Mhz - Mac OS 9. My Favorite Wolfenstein installment. Spent many a good hour on mp_depot. Smile

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by Nicholas.f - 2014, September 7 - 3:21am

is this any good i like the wolfenstein games but sometimes you get a dud

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by MikeTomTom - 2013, January 20 - 9:56am

"I have this game on PC. Is there a app to launch the PC files on Mac?"

Here's how you can do it, using your PC's RtCW files:
[Updated Aug, 2014]:

  • A super simple method requiring very little effort:
    • Create a new folder on your Mac's hard drive, name it "Wolfenstein".
    • Copy the "Main" folder from your PC's RtCW install (approx. 700+ MB's), over into the new "Wolfenstein" folder on your Mac.
    • DL the Mac RtCW updater; "RtCW_141beta.sit" (16.19 MB), from 2nd DL above
    • Extract the updater and run it, directing it towards the new "Wolfenstein" folder;
      • It'll find the copied-over full version RtCW files in the "Main" folder and installs the necessary RtCW Mac libraries and apps into the "Wolfenstein" folder.
  • Before the 1st run:
    • Inside the copied over "Main" folder, delete the file named "wolfconfig.cfg" and the folder named "save", if it exists (these get recreated fresh).

This will give you an updated full Mac version of RtCW, good to go.

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by Kirtide - 2013, January 20 - 3:01am

I have this game on PC. Is there a app to launch the PC files on Mac?

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by GuyWithGuitars - 2012, September 25 - 6:30pm

Thanks for the upload. RTCW utterly flies on my 1.25ghz G4 eMac.

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by GGB-G4 - 2012, February 18 - 12:37am

Thanks for upload again!

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by j_damage•69 - 2011, December 29 - 11:40am

Meh, not quite HL standards I dont think. Thats aiming little high, its more realistic and sneaking round. Not to mention hard in some areas. Also less puzzles than HL, lots of mindless shooting lol.

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by TheComputerKid - 2011, December 29 - 12:23am

It's like any other first person game like Half-Life.

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by OSX2000 - 2011, August 21 - 8:58am

Fantastic game!! I still play this from time to time on my MacBook, which I refuse to update to 10.7, simply because this, and other PPC apps wouldn't work on it anymore.

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by SusanMX5 - 2011, August 20 - 8:23pm

Thanks Daxeria,I got it working now. Great game. Big smile

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by Daxeria - 2011, August 20 - 2:11am

I used Toast 5 to mount and install it. Just set Toast to Disc Image mode and drag the ISO file into the Toast window, then click Mount. The image does not need to be mounted to play.

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by SusanMX5 - 2011, August 19 - 11:15pm

How do i mount this disk image? I tried Toast and Disk Copy. Toast does nothing and Disk Copy sez it can,t mount. Anyone else have this problem?

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by j_damage•69 - 2011, August 19 - 2:17pm

Yeah GG! Smile

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by DarthTwitch - 2011, August 19 - 10:27am

First comment, woot!

Yeah, I just noticed this, must be a new upload. Good, about time! I effing love this game! And since I can only ever find the Enemy Territory download, this is good for me. Download this now! This is the best Wolfy game made ( the remake on the '360 sucked balls)