European Air War (Windows)

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European Air War

Windows - 1998

Alt name EAW
Year 1998
Platform Windows
Released in France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States (1998)
Germany (2000)
Australia, New Zealand (2002)
Worldwide (2021)
Worldwide (2022)
Worldwide (2023)
Genre Simulation
Theme Flight, Historical Battle (specific/exact), Regional differences, Vehicular Combat Simulator, World War II
Publisher Atari Interactive, Inc., Hasbro Interactive, Inc., Infogrames Interactive, Inc., MicroProse Software, Inc., Tommo Inc.
Developer MicroProse Software, Inc.
Perspectives 1st-Person, 3rd-Person
4.74 / 5 - 40 votes

Download extras files
Manual, patch and refcard available

Description of European Air War

European Air War (aka EAW) is a video game published in 1998 on Windows by MicroProse Software, Inc., Hasbro Interactive, Inc., Infogrames Interactive, Inc., Atari Interactive, Inc., Tommo Inc.. It's a simulation game, set in a flight, historical battle (specific/exact), world war ii, vehicular combat simulator and regional differences themes.

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Comments and reviews

Moggy 2023-08-29 0 point

For expansion patches to the GOG and Steam versions of EAW 1.2, to solve problems, and to find out about the latest EAW version 1.6, visit The Gen, home of the EAW Code Group.

danimalhanke 2021-10-07 1 point

This is one heavily modded game! And that's a good thing a very good thing. There used to be websites dedicated to this game. Now there's only av sim sites such as Sim HQ are just 2. Several years you could download dozens a total mods which changed everything. Half the fun of mods is finding them, then playing them.

Eh 2021-01-23 1 point

Can we get a link back to the game? It is not for sale!

admin 2020-06-15 5 points

This title is coming back to the stores very soon

jpaltman 2020-06-13 2 points

I can't find the game in the linked store. Perhaps it was removed and is abandonware again?

Alexandre 2020-03-28 -1 point


|DOS|Maj. Keel 2020-01-18 2 points

European Air War looks like it was updated by the community to version 160. Here is a link to the forum.

JettStorm 2020-01-17 -1 point

Also having trouble with wsprites.cdf ?

JettStorm 2020-01-17 1 point

Downloaded the base download and the patch. But it says I'm missing smackw32.dll

liguanen 2019-11-18 1 point

Thank You many many times

Johnny 2019-09-16 1 point

I had the original EAW and loved it.
Each episode had a beginning and end unlike some of the more modern air combat games.
Also the pilot had logical promotions in rank.

A VERY good air combat game!

david 2019-06-29 0 point

love it

Jim 2019-06-27 0 point

I've just successfully installed it on Windows 7 - and the img seemed fine.

miskuamakus 2019-06-08 0 point

works ok for Win7 & Win10:
unofficial patch 1.28 + nGlide.
We play on

gilly1878 2019-02-16 -5 points

so I have downloaded this. how do I install it

Alex Shults 2019-02-07 0 point

You should to use unofficial patch 1.28 + nGlide. On my Win7 and Win10 it works fine.

Raymond864 2019-01-26 2 points

Nostalgia! Thanks for the game. However I do have one problem:
I have installed the game. I tried running it but then it says I need a disc to play EAW. Can someone please help me? Thanks!

Vespirah 2018-12-05 2 points

2018 and i'm still rock'n WinXP Home img works fine for me :D Thanks MAW

PropBlast 2018-08-25 -2 points

Image file is corrupt. You can't play this game.... :(

VonBeerhofen 2018-06-12 1 point

EAW does run on all platforms but often requires a workaround. For help visit SimHQ

goatwind 2018-03-30 -3 points

It wont install on windows maybe 98?

Chek McCheckerson 2017-12-26 -3 points

Windows 10 is unable to mount the img file saying it is corrupted. Don't know if thats true or not

Wisnu 2017-12-03 -14 points

I'm using Windows 7, how can i run the EAW? which software i have to use?

Captain Tar 2017-07-26 -4 points

Fantastic flight simulator,works great, it's a lot of fun and very accurate to history, well worth your time.

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Game Extras and Resources

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ManualEnglish version 5 MB (Windows) PatchUnofficial Patch 1.28 English version 48 MB (Windows) RefcardEnglish version 453 KB (Windows)

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