PilgrimB Oct 10, 2012 @ 12:29pm
Crashes on launch
Every time I run the game it is says wolfsp.exe has stoped running, anybody have any idea why?
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cerealkeller Oct 21, 2012 @ 8:35pm 
Mine does it too, except it's only in offline mode. When I'm online it launches and plays fine. But if I'm set to be offline, it crashes immediately. I too am asking if anyone has a fix for this.
Nuclearpoweredturtle Dec 16, 2012 @ 6:59am 
You need to go to your wolfentsien folder on your computer, go to main file and delete it and other wolfenstien folders saved there. What this does is reset the game to its original format. DO NOT change your screen resolution, loads of people, including me, reported it crashes the game, which then you need to delete the files
artem.yazkov Dec 23, 2012 @ 3:00am 
Last edited by artem.yazkov; Dec 23, 2012 @ 3:02am
kimarvidsson Dec 23, 2012 @ 11:48am 
Mine just does this and nothing else. I tried the various unofficial patches also, but nothings helps??

I have win 7 Ultimate x64, HD5770 4GB RAM and Intel E8600 CPU. I just bought RTCW for my steam today so is never played before. I got fully updated system drivers, that I have also checked.
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Wolf 1.42a win-x86 Apr 7 2012
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Return to Castle Wolfenstein\main\sp_pak4.pk3 (16 files)
D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Return to Castle Wolfenstein\main\sp_pak4 - Copy.pk3 (21 files)
D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Return to Castle Wolfenstein\main\sp_pak3.pk3 (14 files)
D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Return to Castle Wolfenstein\main\sp_pak2.pk3 (232 files)
D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Return to Castle Wolfenstein\main\sp_pak1.pk3 (1342 files)
D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Return to Castle Wolfenstein\main\pak0.pk3 (4775 files)
D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Return to Castle Wolfenstein/main

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6400 files in pk3 files
execing default.cfg
couldn't exec language.cfg
couldn't exec wolfconfig.cfg
execing autoexec.cfg
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok
...detecting CPU, found Intel Pentium III
Bypassing CD checks
----- Client Initialization -----
Cmd_AddCommand: map_restart already defined
----- Initializing Renderer ----
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----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----
Initializing OpenGL subsystem
...assuming 'gl/openglv5.dll' is a standalone driver
...initializing QGL
...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\Windows\system32\gl/openglv5.dll.dll' ): succeeded
...setting mode 3: 640 480 FS
...using desktop display depth of 32
...calling CDS: ok
...registered window class
...created window@0,0 (640x480)
Initializing OpenGL driver
...getting DC: succeeded
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 8 )
...1 PFDs found
...hardware acceleration found
...PIXELFORMAT 1 selected
...creating GL context: failed
...failed hard
...restoring display settings
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
...shutting down QGL
...unloading OpenGL DLL
...assuming '3dfxvgl' is a standalone driver
...initializing QGL
...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\Windows\system32\3dfxvgl.dll' ): failed
...shutting down QGL
...initializing QGL
...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\Windows\system32\opengl32.dll' ): succeeded
...setting mode 3: 640 480 FS
...using desktop display depth of 32
...calling CDS: ok
...created window@0,0 (640x480)
Initializing OpenGL driver
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
Shutting down OpenGL subsystem
...wglMakeCurrent( NULL, NULL ): failed
...releasing DC: failed
...destroying window
...resetting display
...shutting down QGL
...unloading OpenGL DLL
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Q_strncpyz: NULL src
Last edited by kimarvidsson; Dec 23, 2012 @ 11:48am
Bytex666 Jan 3, 2013 @ 3:24pm 
And there lies your problem. This is a game from 2003. Your hardware is from the future when it was released :) It wants to use drivers that don't exist anymore.
wtf??? Jan 13, 2013 @ 4:39pm 
go into your rtcw folder then go to main and delete wolfconfig_mp also wolfconfig_sp i would alaso delete your auto exec files try mine if youd like you can message me on steam or add me ill be more then happy to help

after the files are deleted and you join it will start a new cfg files you should be able to run this how ever you want i run at 1400x900 or 1280x1024 on win 7 with fm2 socket cpu np
Last edited by wtf???; Jan 13, 2013 @ 4:41pm
BlackRayPlayer Jan 15, 2013 @ 4:53am 
You have a intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.4GHz. The game only requires only 400MHz, and 128MB of RAM. I don't really see how you have a problem, especially for those low requirments and I can run the game with my intel Core 2nd Gen i3-2350M 2.3GHz processor (6GB DDR3 SDRAM). Try erasing you configs, and then validate you game, that helped me when the game stop launching.
Master Chill Mar 3, 2013 @ 2:33am 
Hey all,

I just spend a good 10€ on this game out of nostalgic reasons, only to find a huge dissapointement on my screen, similar to the topic here. I'm not a very familiar with Steam, so had no clue about this forum even, before all this.

Been searching for these config-files previously mentioned above but couldn't seem to find them at all in the steam-folder. My computer is up to date, so that's not the problem (should anyone wonder). It's prob like Bitexion says, because I have a computer with drivers from the future.

Any advice from you folks?
Master Chill Mar 3, 2013 @ 3:29am 
EDIT PREVIOUS POST; Should anyone ever in the future come across this problem again, I found the solution through a good friend who directed me to this site http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2979733

Download the patches and install them in the map Steam > Steamapps > common > Return to Castle Wolfenstein and you should be fine.

Good luck and happy gaming!
kimarvidsson Mar 9, 2013 @ 6:16am 
for me this issue is resolved by playing on a 32bit windows 7 system.
Il_Padrino Mar 9, 2013 @ 4:27pm 
Master_Chill thank you! Worked like a charm!
Master Chill Mar 18, 2013 @ 4:48pm 
Originally posted by Il_Padrino:
Master_Chill thank you! Worked like a charm!
You're welcome ;)
HRENZ May 4, 2013 @ 12:34pm 
I'm still on WinXP SP3, game crashes at launch (SP and MP), can't even get to title screen.
Reinstall didn't help as well (total delete then redownload)

Is it possible to play it via STEAM?
dromedary32 Mar 22, 2014 @ 6:28pm 
Originally posted by Bytex666:
And there lies your problem. This is a game from 2003. Your hardware is from the future when it was released :) It wants to use drivers that don't exist anymore.
Not true. I played this about a year ago and it worked perfectly. Started it this year, crashes.
ZeroSafe Mar 22, 2014 @ 10:39pm 
-snip- Never mind, I just had to delete the "gl" folder that was created. Game works great at 1920x1080 now!
Last edited by ZeroSafe; Mar 22, 2014 @ 11:36pm
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