EUROPEAN AIR WAR
"New Life for European Air War, MicroProse's long-lived
World War II
Combat Flight Simulator / Arcade Style Game"
This site and the EAW Mediafire file archive are designed for newcomers and
old-timers alike. To help them technically by getting their EAW PC game up
and running. To improve and maintain their interest in the game by providing
shared resources and help. By cutting down on the amount of work and research
one has to do to not only play it, but to customize it as well.
HELP DOCUMENTS |
PATCHES and MODIFICATIONS |
DOWNLOADS and FILES
Forum PM Contact | Credit
DISCLAIMER and LEGAL
This section is for Help Documents.
General Help Documents
These help documents are typical for Stock EAW; v1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and
the FXEXE (see the Patch Help Document in the next section)
How to quickly install the game into Windows, patch and run it, with Troubleshooting
Joystick and Remappable
- Troubleshooting and learn how to best setup your Joystick and
Pedals, as well as to assign your key functions to buttons.
Help Guide - Troubleshooting help and almost everything sound related to
Inside The eaw.ini - Very detailed notes about the various
settings inside the eaw.ini file.
- Information on How Add-ons work with Multiplayer and Host
Getting To You? -
How to tweak the behavior of the A.I. by way of Update Rate,
Make the A.I. smarter. Also, How to get
Wingmen to listen to your Commands with improved results.
- 1.1 AND 1.2
- Details of the advantages and disadvantages of using one version over the other,
along with tips. Also included is other ways to help make the game harder or
Flight Testing and Training - Very basic suggestions you can
try or should know about flying in EAW.
and Feature Ideas - Focusing on bugs that where there in v1.0,
1.1 and v1.2. Also Known Video Problems
are included that are basically the result of old hardware code
in the game. From incompatibility with newer hardware to
performance rating of the game. A detailed bug and featured list
Code Group Source Coded Independent Versions
These help documents are typically showcasing the new
abilities and features in the topic title area,
For v1.28 and above. You should review the standard General Help
Documents above for more help.
The web pages that support this game. Includes where to find Wrapper, Controller
and OS support programs for use in
This section is for the game, source coded and modified types,
which includes the official and independent game patches.
- A very rich and detailed review with specifications of this
great game. Incorporated into the review are the changes from
the two official MPS patches.
Patches - A reprint and reformat of the list of changes of
the only two official
MPS EAW Team patches, the list contains most of the changes
there where actually made in v1.1 and v1.2.
Patches - Some of the various hex edited eaw.exe's
that fix problems and some that introduce some features,
typically based on v1.2. A few are based on v1.1.
FXEXE Patches -
An independent build of the game. This help document contains
the details on this fascinating special
effects version of the EAW game. Not only is the exe modified,
but game data as well. Includes self contained additional help
Patches - An other independent game. This help document
outlines many of the changes done through their closed source code. Full of details,
but unfortunately lacking some of the changes and versions.
This section is for the primary downloads.
My EAW MediaFire File Archive: (Go here
to browse and download files I have maintained for EAW) - I don't have
any of the
source coded nor the manipulated FXEXE downloads available on my web site as they change
frequently with exe test versions and game data updates. If you have
any further questions, please see my contact section further down on
A little history;
I started this archive back in 1999 to 2002 as a personal project.
Then I drifted away from EAW after that. 12 years later when I was
using Windows 7, I decided
to see if EAW would run on it, the answer to that is yes it does. So
since May 2015 I have been re-archiving what the EAW community had and has to offer, using existing web sites,
the wayback machine, what pilots send me and Sandbagger's Tally-Ho stored EAW community
web sites and files that he saved over the years since 2002, fondly called "The EAW
Grail" by some of the old timers.
(You will find 85% of the files I have are from Tally-Ho but in different forms; such as
archive size, file name and location.)
I decided at some point to combine all these sources and post them online
in a newly organize format ever since. Below is a link to a page
that links folders on Mediafire, those folders contain the files.
Community Addons and Files - A descriptive list of a vast amount of Add-ons, Mods
and Tools available to read about and download. Includes some add-on
installation help and
Note: I'm looking for ANY EAW archived files to add here; Can you find it with in you to search for your old EAW files
from back in the day? I'm in desperate need of any EAW files
that old EAW pilots have sitting on there HD or backup CDs to
fill this Shared Resource before those files and the EAW players
are no longer available. Please contact me to let me know where
I can obtain your files. Thanks in advance.
Here are some of my more recent file contributions:
You may contact me with any help, feedback or questions.
People of the past and present EAW Community who helped with new information and files
JACKSPRAT, VBH, Jel, Moggy, Wheels, Weird_Crapolla, Nick
B., Col.Gibbon, MKSheppard, Crashin' Jack, Neal O., FsFOOT, Modred
For more Credits, please see the top of each page on this site. I
try to include the names of people that I have read forum post from,
notes, or been contacted by. That information is then inserted into
my documents, either in one form or another. Sometimes I expand or
correct the information given, if needed and if possible.
This archive is dedicate to my friend; my Dad, who influenced me in aviation in
the first place, who I love and enjoyed playing
simulations with. Thanks Dad! (That one "got to me" he said).
Also in dedication to the World Wide Community of European Air War (EAW)
who have kept improving this WWII Air Combat Simulator even without
having the games source code (at the time) and even so learning that after market pressure
forced the original developers to reluctantly move on to other
The content of this archive is for a flight-simulator game and is a fan website
It is non-political and is not intended as an endorsement of any political or
Not endorsed by any official developer or publishers and their affiliates.
This Site in its structure and design
(Started Feb 2016) and The Mediafire EAW folder file archive
(Started: May 2015), are done by me.
This archive and site can not be used for personal gain. It can not be sold.
MICROPROSE is a registered trademark and European Air War is a
trademark of MicroProse Software, Inc. under Hasbro. MICROPROSE was
a wholly owned subsidiary of Hasbro Interactive, Inc.
then publisher Infogrames, then publisher Atari, now publisher
All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
Uses Smacker Video Technology, Copyright © 1994-1996 by RAD Game
Tools, Inc. 3D models in Intro, AutoPlay screen and Hangars by REM
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