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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.

  • 352nd Fighter Group -
    They fly with custom 352nd group plane skins, which you can download. (re-activated in: 2016).
     
  • Flight Sim Mods -
    vonOben's site. Add-ons, skins, tools, terrain etc. (since 2002).
     
  • RAF Chattenden -
    Moggy's Site. Contains complete add-ons.
     
  • 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 File Downloads -
    Roy's files. Archive of EAW on Linux, and his many other important files used with EAW.
     
  • EAW Foundation Pack and CodeGroup Mediafire Downloads -
    MrJelly's and CodeGroup Files. 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 CD.
     
  • Aces Over Europe Mod -
    WIP , more work is put into a mod that was made for EAW back some 15 to 20 years ago. The new and more recent additions (2019) make for a more complete mod. It works with the newer EAW CodeGroup unofficial version (v1.28c MP02), included.

 

 

Many of these remaining sites are no longer updated.

 



ONLINE PLAY

Just a few places to play EAW online. (The game uses DirectPlay6.)

 



WRAPPER PROGRAMS

These programs (DirectX (DX); DirectDraw and Direct3D Wrappers). They translate the old DirectX6 game to newer DX or different API's. 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. Use with Win2000, WinXP and WinVista, some have possible 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.

 

  • 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.
     
  • w7ddpatcher / Updated Source Code -
    this one does very similar as the one above, but writes directly to the registry.

 

 


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 and when the source code 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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