Been playing Wolfenstein (2009) for the past two hours and IMHO it’s a pretty decent PC title. Only concern for many would be graphics, which are not as mind blowing as one would have expected from a Wolfenstein title. On the plus side the game is pretty fun to play – single player campaign is interesting (except maybe for the first 20 mins) and it has everything you’d expect from a shooter. Also,Wolfenstein has a lot of blood and gore and folks who like violent video games (like me) would enjoy this title a lot. The game seems to be fairly well optimized and runs fine on even mid-range hardware. Anyways here is our regular troubleshooting article which addresses several minor issues you might encounter with Wolfenstein 2009.
Note: This is by no means a complete article. It’s still a work in progress. More troubleshooting info will be added (including corrections, if any) as we come across more issues.
How to enable Anti-Aliasing (AA)?
Right now, there does not seem to be a way to enable Anti Aliasing in Wolfenstein. I’ve tried many techniques including forcing it from the video card control panel, manually editing the game config file, etc, but have had no success so far. If I come across anything new, this space will be updated.
How do I change the game settings manually by editing the configuration file?
As always, auto detected game settings are not always the best for your PC. And options presented on the in game menu are not always sufficient to satisfy power users who love to tweak the hell out of their games. You can edit the game configuration files manually and tweak a number of options that are otherwise unavailable from options menu. To do this browse to the directory C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\id Software\WolfSP\base\ and open wolf.cfg with a text editor such as notepad. (You might need to have ‘Show hidden files’ enabled in your OS)
Note: Always make a backup of your original cfg file before making any changes.
Where are the saved games located?
Wolfenstein saved games are located in the same directory as the configuration file. See above.
How do i change the menu, text and subtitles language of Wolfenstein to English?
Some players have reported getting non-English languages in their in game menu and audio. There are two methods you can try to get rid of this problem. You may try either one or both these methods:
- Open Control Panel, go to Regional and Language Options. In the ‘Formats’ tab selected current format to English (United States). Additionally in the ‘Location’ tab set current location to United States. Press Apply and close the Windows. Re-Launch the game.
- Use the in game console and enter the following commands
seta fontlang English
seta syslang English
Note: You can also try entering seta syslanguage English
(For help on how to open in game console, see below)
Note that these methods may or may not work. I did not get the language issue so I could not test the above solutions to be certain.
How do i enable the console in Wolfenstein 2009?
Create a shortcut on the desktop for the game executable. Edit the shortcut’s target field and append the following command to the end +set com_allowConsole 1. Save shortcut properties and launch the game using the shortcut. While in game press the ~ key to open the console.
How to get rid of the ‘Out of Range’ display error messages, blank or black screens and other display issues
Similar display related problems are known to be caused by the game running at a refresh rate that your monitor cannot handle (but this is not always the cause). For example if the max refresh rate your monitor supports is 60hz and the game defaults at 75hz, you wouldn’t see anything on the screen. Have no fear – you can edit the game configuration file manually and set the refresh rate to 60hz (we do not recommend setting it below 60hz). See above for help in editing the game config file manually.
How to minimize crash to desktop (CTD), crash at startup and other similar issues with Wolfenstein (2009)
As far as I know, Wolfenstein 2009 does not contain any showstopper bugs. However users may experience random crashes due to various reasons including hardware/software configuration, etc. For these type of cases, no preceise troubleshooting info can be given. However you can minimize overall issues with the game by following the steps mentioned below:
- Install Wolfenstein Patch 1 – Even though it’s only a day since the game has been released, a patch is already out. It mainly fixes issues with multiplayer component of the game. You can download Patch 1 from here or here.
- NVIDIA PhysX – Wolfenstein requires NVIDIA PhysX installed in order to run. If your display driver did not install PhysX automatically (some driver versions do not), you can manually download and install the PhysX system software from here. Note that some games require PhysX runtime software components – not having PhysX System Software would cause such titles to crash at startup, even if your video hardware is non NVIDIA.
- Updated version of DirectX – If you are using Windows XP, please update to the latest DirectX monthly runtime. This will get rid of all the ‘missing dll file’ errors and will reduce the possibility of in game crashes. Latest monthly runtime can be found here.
- Update Video card drivers – Both NVIDIA and ATI have recent video drivers out – you should always try updating to the latest official driver version available for your hardware for best performance. If anything goes wrong, the option to rollback to previous release is always there.
ATI Drivers: Download the latest ATI Catalyst drivers from this link: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx
NVIDIA Drivers: Download latest official NVIDIA drivers from this link: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
For Beta ATI/NVIDIA drivers for Windows 7, XP and Vista, check out this page: http://downloads.guru3d.com/. If you are having video issues with official drivers, do not hesitate to give beta drivers a go. They are not always evil as the sound like.
- Update sound card and motherboard drivers - Click Here to download 3DP Chip for Windows Vista/XP – This program will automatically detect your hardware and search for updated drivers for them.
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