BJ Blazkowicz has been assigned an important mission from the Office of Secret Actions (OSA). The Nazis have apparently been performing unspeakable acts of horror at a place called Castle Wewelsburg. What terrible things await BJ at this castle?

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Hello everyone. You read that title right; today marks the 1 year anniversary for my WIP standalone mod called Castle Wewelsburg! 1 year ago today was when I made the first public announcement about the mod here on Mod DB. To celebrate this occasion, I've got another news update regarding the project (no new screenshots unfortunately).

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Hello everyone. You read that title right; today marks the 1 year anniversary for my WIP standalone mod called Castle Wewelsburg! 1 year ago today was when I made the first public announcement about the mod here on Mod DB. To celebrate this occasion, I've got another news update regarding the project (no new screenshots unfortunately).

First, you may have already noticed the official logo (thanks for making it Titeuf!) on the mod's official page here on Mod DB. If you haven't noticed it yet, then here you go:

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Second, I want to mention some things that you can expect from each level of Castle Wewelsburg. I've already mentioned some of these in the previous update here, but at least it will serve as a reminder.

  • All levels will have at least 1 secret area/treasure to find.
  • All levels will use a lot of custom content (textures, sounds, music, models).
  • You can expect the zombies to make an appearance, since this mod will be horror-themed. I will try to make them more threatening by using a skin that makes them appear almost invisible (these skins were used in the Rtcw SP mod called Pharaoh's Curse for some zombies) as well as making them move faster (see this video from the WIP mod called Runaway Mod):

  • Some levels (but not all) will have 2 exits that you can choose to go to. Each exit will take you to a different level. This is being done to minimize linearity and to make the mod more appealing to players (and maybe convince some MP players to give the mod a try) ;)
  • All levels will have some enemies that spawn in random locations. This can be seen in the original game, where some enemies have random spawn points such as in the crypt1 and xlabs levels. Once again, this is being done to minimize linearity.
  • Some levels will have Easter Eggs. These will contain various treats ranging from interesting information to secret playable levels. While some may be easy to find, others will be difficult.
  • Each level will be as atmospheric as possible. The tone of this mod is meant to be creepy and disturbing.
  • All cutscenes will have the option to be skipped, if you don't want to watch them. I've never done this before on any of my previous Rtcw SP releases, but I've discovered that it's very easy to implement.
  • The playable levels will begin with a rather easy difficulty, then become tougher as you progress.
  • You WILL NOT be able to use cheats. They have been disabled, as I've already stated in the previous update here.

As you can see, Castle Wewelsburg is quickly becoming the most ambitious project that I've ever done for Rtcw SP. It's going to take at least another year (probably longer) before this project is even close to being released. But to make up for that, I'll occasionally post updates such as this one when I have new information or screenshots to share. I don't intend for this project to continue development for years without any news, like some other projects have unfortunately done.

Third, I want to post the updated list of voice actors for the mod.

  • Jack Stone - Max Huggins (TheRenegadist)
  • The Director - Michael Kennedy
  • Higgs and Murphy - Cody Fleming (Crazy Man Cody)

At least 2 more actors will be added later, so keep that in mind.

Lastly, I want to remind you all that Ronboy Productions is still hiring. If you think that you could contribute to the development of Castle Wewelsburg in any way, then don't hesitate to let me know! You can contact me here on Mod DB or send me an email.

That's all for this update. Thanks for your interest, and please continue to look forward to Castle Wewelsburg!

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TITEUF-85
TITEUF-85

Looking forward to this for sure! The idea of having each map leading to two different ones, and so on, is a promising one! Can't wait! :D

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ronboy Author
ronboy

Yep, this is being done to minimize linearity. Thanks for your support!

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dibdob
dibdob

Logo looks cool.

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ronboy Author
ronboy

dibdob, thanks for your support! This logo was made by Titeuf-85, who actually commented above. =D

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Halfli
Halfli

Ranboy, i think your mod is going to be amazing, also i will like to sugest an idea, take it if you want but it will be cool if this plot is set after RTCW but before Wolfenstein 2009, you know since Wolf The Dark Army is set after wolf 09 but before Wolf The Old Blood, anyways good luck guys.

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ronboy Author
ronboy

Thanks for the suggestion, Halfi. I was wanting to use a character from "Wolfenstein 2009" in this project, but maybe I will reconsider, since BJ would not have met any characters from "Wolfenstein 2009" before that game's events took place.

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Halfli
Halfli

It's all right you do what you think is best for the mod, but if you do set it before "Wolfenstein 2009" it will be nice to bring "Erik Engle" that some how bj first meet him or hear a referance or something, also that this is the when bj first dye his hair black for a mission or something, anyways good luck & take your time.

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ronboy Author
ronboy

Actually, BJ never met Erik Engle before the events of "Wolfenstein 2009" took place, Halfi. They first met in the train station mission, so they've definitely not met until then.

About BJ's hair color, it could be possible to change it, but I don't see a reason to. This is because another mod that takes place after the events of "Wolfenstein 2009", called "The Dark Army: Uprising", has BJ looking like he did in the original "Rtcw" campaign, instead of how he looks in "Wolfenstein 2009".

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