Many ask where to get vintage EAW? Here!
Complete EAW 128e Full Version installation as a .zip downloadhttp://www.mediafire.com/file/4lna3upu82o1k26/eaw1.28efullversion-3-1-2017.zip
- 465.14 MB
The eaw1.28efullversion-3-1-2017.zip contains ALL the needed EAW 1.28e files.
It is a 'standalone package'.
You do not need any other download. It is complete with ETO, Sounds and Planes setup.
All you need is download,unzip the folder and then run the eaw.exe once.
That will create the eaw.ini file and set up your configuration such as joystick, graphics, etc.
An example eaw.ini named example-joy-eaw.ini in the folder.
It should be noted that "Full Version" is simply what this package is called but it is a bit of a misnomer since even more can be added to increase EAW 1.28e.
That includes using tools and the Dirset file to point to additions to EAW1.28e as well as the OAWSelect program for EAW128.
Also Mrjelly has additional theatre packages / campaigns made for EAW1.2 - 1.28 era that are adjusted for EAW 1.28e use. These include most all the classic threatres such as DAW, SAW,
also there is FAW, SPAW, and a number of others.
They are available from the 128esu_addons shared by "MarkEAW" - folder however; the addons are a bit hard to find. thus I post the links below;
You can add these scenarios directly to the EAW1.28eFullversion since it contains all the Files, Planes, ETO Folders.
------------- 128esu_addons ---------------
(note these .exe files downloads are actually self extracting zip type archives that can be extracted in Windows or with 7-zip etc. or on Linux Mint by archive manager etc.)
You will need the DSPBasic.
DSP Basic has the DirSetPicker.exe a tool to make dirset files that point to the addon scenario to be loaded by eaw *(see below)http://www.mediafire.com/file/qks7osw0cwctebu/DSPBasic.exe/file
DesertAir War scenario for 1.28ehttp://www.mediafire.com/file/a2uxf3tid215ov2/DAW.exe/file
Finnish Air War scenario ** packed for 1.28ehttp://www.mediafire.com/file/45a96pp1l387w39/FAW.exe/file
MALTA scenario ** addon for 1.28ehttp://www.mediafire.com/file/u4dah4zwn7n9297/MALTA.exe/file
Battle of Britain scenario ** addon for 1.28ehttp://www.mediafire.com/file/hpxd02wkhsyv25y/ModSquadBoB.exe/file
Spanish Air War scenario ** addon for 1.28ehttp://www.mediafire.com/file/abnd1d1i4s8wx6d/SAW.exe/file
South Pacifc Air War scenario ** addon for 1.28ehttp://www.mediafire.com/file/767z2kt06jksd5n/SPAW.exe/file
Secret Weapons of The Luftwaffe scenario ** addon for 1.28ehttp://www.mediafire.com/file/24c1cpccjn7htia/SWOTL.exe/file
** files may differ from original 1.x series release
- EAWonLinux EAW pagehttps://eawonlinux.neocities.org/eoleaw128ewine.html
- How To get and use EAW 1.28e version in Wine on Linux
(same download works on Windows any version also)
A copy of the extended and final Infogrames - Atari Interactive, inc. Renewal of Good Faith agreement .pdf can be found online here https://eawonlinux.neocities.org/Atari%20-%20Simhq%20&%20%20European%20Air%20War.pdfEuropean Air War Help Site and Archive
* explaination to understand what the Dir.set system is:
What the "DirSet Picker" and "DirSetExeManager" (another tool made for later eaw versions) both do is to copy a file selected from the list, and paste it into the EAW folder but renamed as "Dir.set" so that the eaw.exe reads it.
background of dirset system by Jel ...
With the commercially released version of EAW and the patches provided as an update such as 1.1 and 1.2 the eaw.exe looks for any file it needs in just two places.
The first place is in the EAW folder.
If the file is not there it looks in the appropriate CDF file, so if it needs the "p38h.flt" file it reads the one packed in the FLT.CDF file.
This system allowed modding, because the eaw.exe would use a "p38h.flt" file that is in the EAW folder in preference to the one in the FLT.CDF file.
So, modding put hundreds of files in the root folder, and file managers such as OAW moved them in and out of the root folder as required.
It worked well, but the continuous file movement caused disk fragmentation to accelerate and this could become a problem. It got worse when multiskins arrived.
As a result we came up with a new system in the 1.28 series when we programmed the exe to check for a "Dir.set" file in the EAW folder, and read it if it found one.
A "Dir.set" file contains the name of a folder and a list of subfolders to look for files in.
The one for ETO01 reads
If this particular file is in the EAW folder then the eaw.exe looks for any game file it needs it looks in the EAW folder first.
If it is not there it looks in the ETO_01 folder, then in the PIC sub folder.
If it is not there then it looks in the appropriate CDF file.
NULL is always added to the list to indicate the end of the list.
So this "Dir.set" system gives the 1.28 series of exes other places to look for the game files in addition to the EAW folder and the CDFs. It reduces the movement of files in and out of the EAW folder to a bare minumum thereby fixing the disk fragmentation problem.
1.28eSU Install Instructions
by: Jel (4-16-2009)
Edited by: MarkEAW (11-20-2017)
(+ by FsFOOT 8-2019)
(++++++++++++++++ if you have the EAW1.28eFullversion download you won't need these:
(updated "cdf" files etc).
(updated "cdf" files etc).
Folders. they are included already)
1.28E Upgrade Installer (Updates the 1.28E Standalone build) or a fresh clean install of EAWv1.2.
The following four (4) files listed below are all required.
Files.exe - 103MB: Single files
(updated "cdf" files etc).
Planes.exe - 129MB: Planes folder.
ETO.exe - 30.1MB: ETO_01 folder (Europe theater).
Folders.exe - 14.1MB: Other folders
(Miscellaneous folders; Music, savedata etc).
*Download them to a working EAW 1.28e EAW128E game folder, (preferably with your latest "eaw.ini" file in it.)
If your doing a fresh install and do not have a existing EAW128E folder to copy the four files into, then make a new folder named "EAW128E".
*Copy the old original "cdf" files from the EAW CD-ROM and paste them into the new game folder.
*Download the four 7-zip self extracting files, move them to the "EAW128E" folder, and run each one, and allow existing files to be overwritten - (Note: There are many new versions of the EAW "cdf" files in the package that will overwrite some of the stock 'cdf' files).
The DirSet Picker, and old EAW scenarios Section
. All the files to download are 7-zip self installers which need to be run in your "EAW128E" folder.
DSPBasic.exe - 141KB: DirSet Picker Frontend
This first file will install the DirSet Picker frontend program and the DirSets folder containing the ETO_01 dir.set file (Note: The full ETO_01 addon folder itself is prevously installed when 1.28E is made.)
The following add-ons will just have the scenario, plus a DirSets folder containing the file for that scenario. As the downloads are installed the files in the DirSets folder will increase.
Download an add-on:
Older campaigns and scenarios adapted; reworked and converted to run with EAWv1.28EUG install.
This download gives you both SPAW and SPAW 1945