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Aces of the Deep

DOS - 1994

Alt names Command: Aces of the Deep, Asse der Tiefe
Year 1994
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, United States (1994)
United States (1996)
Genre Simulation
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Naval, Submarine, World War II
Publisher Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Developer Dynamix, Inc.
Dosbox support Supported on 0.72 (works best on 0.70)
4.34 / 5 - 64 votes

Description of Aces of the Deep

Here is the video game “Aces of the Deep”! Released in 1994 on DOS, it's still available and playable with some tinkering. It's a simulation game, set in a historical battle (specific/exact), naval, submarine and world war ii themes.

Aces of the Deep has an addon available: Aces of the Deep: Expansion Disk, don't miss it!

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How to play Aces of the Deep

If you want to play this game on modern systems - watch this guide by SubSim community, files can be found here. Alternatively, you can use DOSBox installer created by Mr Abandonware, it includes DOSBox with full CD version of the game & Expansion Pack.

Also, don't forget to check this New Graphic & Sound Mod by Andreas86

Captures and Snapshots

Comments and reviews

Andreas86 2024-05-02 0 point

Version 2.0 of the mod is available!

person 2022-06-29 0 point

I'm looking to install it on my DELL HP laptop, windows 10, and it keeps saying it cannot install due to the version, whatever that means, and I'm really wanting to play it, if anybody has suggestions, I'm free and open to them

Andreas86 2022-04-07 3 points

A large graphic and sound mod is available for Aces of the Deep! You can find all info on the mod and download in this thread at

? 2021-11-03 0 point

Which key is it to drop a bomb/torpedo?

turric4n 2019-04-20 2 points

Does anyone know which files are needed to play the game in "german" language? I own the original CD of the game. I play with dosbox on Linux.

Carolus 2018-08-12 0 point

What remembers ¡¡

seawolf21 2018-02-03 2 points

i'm nearing 60 back then i was hooked on it. aod command took it to a whole new level (note the nickname.) Thank god Hitler was a fool type XXI was a brain child in 39-40 as hydrogen-peroxide driven boat. I will once again rule the ocean. lol Next louenbrauw on me.

GoGaredicks 2016-11-23 2 points

The Silent hunter 3 of its generation. Dynamix produced some quality sims back then from the immensely enjoyable Red Baron to this and more. Nothing was more satisfying than stalking allied convoys, sending merchantmen to the bottom of the ocean then evading the escorts and praying that boom isn't the depth charge that ends your patrol early. Doesn't really stand up to Silent Hunter 3 now, but still a game worth its place on any Submariner fans playlist.

Patrick 2016-05-28 0 point

Had this game on floppy back then and loved it the foldout map and everything. started looking for the new release with expansion with supposedly better graphics and more boats. anyways dosbox handles it fine in win 7. would like the later cd version with expansion and all.

Nostalgic 2016-04-06 2 points

For some reason in Linux with DOSBox 0.74, you can not record during navigation at sea. After nearly a year researching I found the solution. We must create the "SAVE" folder inside the folder SIM.

Por alguna razon en Linux con Dosbox 0.74, no se puede grabar durante la navegación en alta mar. Después de casi un año investigando he dado con la solución. Hay que crear la carpeta "SAVE" dentro de la carpeta SIM.

Nostalgic 2015-09-25 0 point

i didn't play this game in its day and now I'm hooked, playing every weekend.

Really good. Somebody should adapt it to Android. In my tablet it will look great!!

wolfenz 2015-06-29 0 point DOS version

I played this for hours! at night ! great game before Silent Hunter I & II came Around !

Humpmaster 2015-02-16 1 point DOS version

Happy birthday to me! big 50! over the hill and the brakes are failing! gonna be a rough ride to the bottom of the hill! (hope they put some pillows in the hole because I'm gonna hit hard!)

Humpmaster 2015-02-16 -1 point DOS version

Ok! I scanned it all and sent it in! so they should have it all posted soon!, maybe try and get some more screen shots!
can anyone tell me about the expansion disk?
do i need to upload it as well? was this a supplement to the original?
or a complete software package by itself?
Please explain.

humpmaster 2014-12-13 -3 points DOS version

I am Jacked! I got it to work! I followed your link and downloaded the defend re loader or whatever, drug the file from my downloads and dropped it in the defend program and whala!
I'm out in the ocean looking for merchant ships!
super cool! thanks guys, I had a floppy with some of my old saved games, anybody know how to upload them?? my email is if you have any info for me that would be great and visa versa, I have all the original documentation that came with the game.
Thank you so much for bringing back a quality game that I used to love to play! and now I can enjoy it again! good job!

humpmaster 2014-12-13 -1 point DOS version

I just downloaded but it wont install! I have the original on floppy but it is for a 32 bit system, how do I run it on a 64 bit or will it even work?
I want to play this again! it was awesome!
please help!

subi 2014-04-29 0 point DOS version

oh cool

damson 2014-03-24 2 points DOS version

If you have trouble saving the game during patrol (corrupted saves) remember that the game autosaves every 10 minutes in the 20th save slot - just enter load game screen and scroll all the way down ;)

Gurud@ge 2014-02-26 2 points DOS version

My father gave me this game in 1995; my PC was barely able to run it and often game crashed while attacking enemy convoys.
Realism and longevity were wonderful; graphics not bad (for its time).
Unfortunately I can not save while at sea too. Pleas help!!

stef 2014-01-10 1 point DOS version

the best

Jegas 2014-01-01 0 point DOS version

DosBox 0.74 + Win7 64 bit - Works Great.

Lostness 2013-09-20 0 point DOS version

Undoubtedly the best subsim of its time. A challenging game (specially when you try to do a patrol without saving/reloading when you get pounded by the escorts) with lots of replayability to it. Certainly a game that deserved a graphics update without touching the game-play.

Captain Fritz Hauser 2013-07-03 0 point DOS version

I've managed to sunk a 11 000 ton troop transport ship! But damn, I had some hard time getting away from the escorts... This game's awesome!

Sergey 2013-05-27 1 point DOS version

Works out of the box. Thank you

Mahoney 2013-04-29 0 point DOS version

Man, I must've sunk hundreds of hours into this game when I was a kid. Still the best submarine sim game ever. So excited to play this one again!

Anonymous 2013-04-03 0 point DOS version

GET IT! GET IT NOW! It's really worth it! Quite easy to learn, hard to master, atmospheric, enjoyable, relatively nice graphics for that time, I say GET IT!!!

the Liquidator 2013-03-11 1 point DOS version

This is great for fans of the film "Das Boot"

ESwann 2012-06-12 -1 point DOS version

Can't save while at sea. Any ideas on how to fix that?

Otherwise, this is a really enjoyable sim that I'm sad to say I missed the first time around. Glad to have a chance to try it out now!

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DOS Version

DownloadCD version English version 296 MB DownloadDisc Image of floppy version in IMA format English version 7 MB DownloadFloppy version English version 6 MB DownloadThe game with DOSBox installer by Mr Abandonware English version 309 MB ManualManual + HD Map + RefCard English version 22 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Aces of the Deep, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

ManualManual for CD version English version 32 MB PatchPatch v1.1 for floppy version English version 229 KB PatchPatch v1.2
Install on floppy version 1.1 or CD version English version 844 KB

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