LINKS   8-05-2022

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This help document lists the active and inactive web pages that support the EAW PC Game in some fashion. Includes helpful links to find Wrapper, Controller and OS support programs for use in game compatibility as well as game reviews and MPS Official patch downloads. Much More.

CONTENTS

SITES | ONLINE PLAY

WRAPPER PROGRAMS | WEIRD COLOR MENU REGISTRY FIXES

EMULATION

JOYSTICK / DEVICE COMBINERS | COMPATIBLE GAMES

REVIEWS | MISC INFO

FORUMS


SITES

These are generally active or maintained sites in the current EAW Community.
 

  • Flight Sim Mods -
    vonOben's site. Add-ons, skins, tools, terrain etc. (since 2002).
     
  • RAF Chattenden -
    Moggy's Site. Contains complete add-ons across several pages.
     
  • EAW LaunchPad (EAWPRO) -
    VBH's Home Site. Discover details about the new FXEXE / EAWPRO patch by viewing many effect examples in screenshots before you fly. This is a special effects build of the original EAW game.
     
  • EAW on Linux -
    Roy's site. Details to use EAW with Linux and much more important information about the game and use.
     
  • EAW Foundation Pack and CodeGroup Mediafire Downloads -
    Mr. Jelly's and the Code Group Files; the Universal Air War (UAW). Built upon the original EAW game with many planes and theaters of operations newly introduced. Includes the official MicroProse registered ETO theater gamedata files from the EAW patched CD files.
     
  • Aces Over Europe Mod -
    WIP , more work is put into a mod that was made for EAW back some 15 to 20 years ago (2005). The new and more recent additions (2022) make for a more complete mod. It works with the newer EAW CodeGroup unofficial version (v1.28c MP02), included.
     
  • EAW on GOG -
    Purchase a digital download copy of a re-release (3-27-2021) of EAW. The purchased version is based on the official MicroProse EAWv1.2 patched game, with just the eaw.exe specially modified to work with a DX wrapper. It comes with a GOG Custom DirectX (DirectDraw 1-7) wrapper that seems to be reqired to run this eaw.exe properly. If you want Glide 2.x support, a portable version of the nGlide Wrapper program is included. Also you get a PDF of the 266 page manual and a PDF of the back cover with the basic key reference card on it. This EAW runs on Win7/8/10/11, may work with WinXP. See the GOG site for more information. Read my 'GOG Patches Help Document' for further in depth reading.

  • EAW on Steam -
    Purchase a digital download. Same as the GOG release, listed above. This was released on (6-16-2022).

  • EAW on Retroism -
    Purchasable through this home site as well. Same as the Steam release, listed above.

 

 

Many of these remaining sites are no longer updated.

 



ONLINE PLAY

Just a few places to play EAW online. (The game uses DirectPlay6; IPX or TCP/IP)

 

  • Warroom - fly online -
    EAW Mod: VBH's FXEXE / EAWPRO
     
  • GameRanger - fly online -
    EAW Mod: CodeGroup's Un-official v1.28 and above.
     
  • KALI - fly online - Limited time use for free testing; setup and play. ($20 dollar one time fee after)
    EAW Mod: Any version and type of EAW, including the GoG re-released type.



WRAPPER PROGRAMS

These programs improve compatibility for the EAW game. They include (DirectX (DX); DirectDraw and Direct3D Wrappers). Some translate the old EAW DirectX6 game to a newer DX version or other graphical API's: like OpenGL or Vulkan, there are others as well.

This is good for correcting the weird colors within the menu screens of EAW.  They also allow you to avoid the 7217 EAW graphical error message and menu screen tearing. Direct Draw wrappers should allow Movie playback, but may limit your FPS. Use with Win2000, WinXP and WinVista, others are designed for use in Win7 and Win8.1/Win10.

 

 


WEIRD COLOR MENU SCREEN REGISTRY FIXES (No wrapper required)

If you only need to correct the messed up colored DirectDraw menu screens, these programs will help without having to use a Wrapper program. For WinVista and Win7 use ONLY.

 

  • DirectDraw Compatibility Tool -
    Creates a reg file based on specifications of the eaw.exe file you choose. You then install that reg file to create a DDRAW entry that Windows understands as a workaround. It will write directly to the registry or let you review it before installing it.
     
  • w7ddpatcher / Updated Source Code -
    This one does very similar as the one above, but writes directly to the registry only.

 

 


EMULATION


 

  • DOSBox Emulator -
    Run EAW community made DOS tools on Win2000, WinXP, VISTA, Win7/8.1/10.

 

 


JOYSTICK / DEVICE COMBINERS

These programs / drivers allow you to combine more than one controller into one Device ID, by way of a virtual device. Useful for EAW v1.0-v1.2, FXEXE/EAWPRO and when the UAW source coded modifications don't cooperate with your devices. Of course these programs do a lot more on top of just combining your controls.

 



COMPATIBLE GAMES

Some Elements of these Games are Compatible with EAW, primarily some of the 3DZ models and 'skins'. (EAW was built off of the 1942 PAW code.)

 



REVIEWS

These are (1998-1999) EAW game reviews.

 



MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Just some links that didn't fit anywhere else.

 



FORUMS

These are the forum locations for the EAW community.

 

 

 

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