Play Chasm: The Rift with PanzerChasm

Chasm: The Rift on Windows 10.Released in 1997 for DOS, Chasm was kind of an unknown first person shooter. It looks a lot like Quake, its enemies have more details than those of Quake, but Chasm misses a true 3D environment. Although the game plays just fine with DOSBox, there's also a source port for Windows available called PanzerChasm, which allows you to play Chasm: The Rift on Windows 10 or Windows 11. However, the CD music seems not to be working, and the OpenGL rendering option is quite buggy. Nevertheless, it allows you to play Chasm: The Rift in super high resolutions on Windows 11 and Windows 10 and older.

Download and install Chasm: The Rift with PanzerChasm

  • Download PanzerChasm
  • Copy the contents from the downloaded zip file into an empty folder of choice, for example d:\games\chasm
  • Install or download the Chasm: The Rift game
  • Copy the CSM.BIN file from the original game into the folder you've created, in this example you'll end up with d:\games\chasm\CSM.BIN
  • Run the game by double clicking PanzerChasm.exe

Configure and play the game

  • In the main menu, select options
    • At controls... you can set up the keys to use in the game
    • At video... you can set the resolution and switch to full screen
    • At Graphics... you can switch the renderer to OpenGL (which is buggy) and set up OpenGL settings
  • To play the game, go to the main menu and select New
  • Enjoy!

Play Chasm: The Rift, the EASY way

If you don't own the game or you simply don't want to mess around with the source port mentioned above, well, you can always go to and download Chasm: The Rift for a humble fee. It works instantly on modern windows, and it supports high resolutions up to 4K out of the box.

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