CWC is a C&C Generals Zero Hour Total Conversion and also works with "The First Decade". It takes place from 1980-1989 and features realistic units from the 80's. We want CWC to be a mixture of realism and fun. CWC is more realistic than vanilla Generals, with real life weapon systems and side specific characteristics. CWC offers 2 factions: Russia and USA. The Russians tend to use tanks and artillery (for example: T-72 / T-80, BM-21, 2S1 only to mention a few) while the USA rely on aircraft and high tech units (for example: F-15, F-16, F-117, A-10 etc.). Also we we have a lot of infantry in the game, not all of them are just cannon fodder.

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The final version v1.0 of CWC, with the fully finished USA and USSR factions! Requires Zero Hour v1.04 and .NET Framework v2.0 or newer.

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Kriegsherr Jul 28 2008, 9:22am says:

downloading now
and FIRST !!!! =P

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BigPoppaAl Jul 3 2009, 12:36pm replied:

i do i get ussr and usa ai in skirmish map i a made?it added the original generals for zero hour.

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XAttus Jul 28 2008, 10:57am says:

Doneeee!!! YEEE! After the long waiting the CWC mod is done!

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thehelghast Jul 28 2008, 11:17am says:

does anyone also get an error when trying to start trthe mod ? i've already tried reinstalling generals & zero hour but nothing works :(

plz help

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[CWC]Widowmaker Creator
[CWC]Widowmaker Jul 28 2008, 1:17pm replied:

did you install the ZH patch 1.04? cuz you need to patch ZH first

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Iosif Jul 28 2008, 4:40pm replied:

What error appears?

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squall0085 Jul 28 2008, 1:21pm says:

I LOVE the INTRO...very classic...KEEP IT UP!!!!
the BEST intro ever....

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[CWC]Widowmaker Creator
[CWC]Widowmaker Jul 28 2008, 1:29pm replied:

THX ;)

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Gorybanshee Jul 28 2008, 4:15pm says:

Hura,Hura for this mod , why this :"did you install the ZH patch 1.04? cuz you need to patch ZH first" if u buy CNC Generals deluxe u do not have problem:)

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[CWC]SHADOW Jul 28 2008, 4:19pm replied:

Well, then you don't. But most users probbaly have the regular, unpatched, ZH ;)

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Mrsmall Jul 28 2008, 5:51pm says:

the only way to stop the error is to cheack that zerohour works without the mod if it dose then its the mod if it dosent the you my have to reboot the computer not saying do it but i hade to do it and it did work

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bob3211 Jul 28 2008, 9:09pm says:

I just got it, but the initial flash screen does a verification and says there is a new version available (2.84 MB or so) I don't have any of he demos, so do I download it or is this a glitch. I tried the game and I got into he training campain. I also have the latest verssions of C&C:ZH Sugestions? yes I am a newbie

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[IBKW]Lucious Jul 29 2008, 4:58am says:

where do you install if you use the c&c first decade version of C&C gernals zero hour ?

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[CWC]SHADOW Jul 29 2008, 7:22am replied:

Pls read the Manual for an install-guide for TFD.

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freredarme Jul 29 2008, 5:18am says:

Downloading now !

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[IBKW]Lucious Jul 29 2008, 5:20am says:

i fixed it by changing the install path to the general sub folder your installer does not auto negotiate zero hour path for those using c7c decade.

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[CWC]SHADOW Jul 29 2008, 7:23am says:

Yepp, that's also written in the Manual ;)

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[CWC]SHADOW Jul 29 2008, 7:27am says:

@bob3211: No, our auto-updater will ensure you always have the most recent version of CWC. THe small patch fixed the Manual and a small bug.
You can also check our Homepage ( for the latest version. On the left side of our Portal is a small box that shows the most-recent Version of CWC (the version number decreases (!) with every patch! Don't get confused by that, but it's needed so our Updater works properly). The Version v1.0 you have Downloaded has the internal number v498, our Patch updates it to v497, so get it ;)

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shin92 Jul 29 2008, 11:09am says:

i cant play... i have patached vr1.4..... it says technical dificulties..... nd i dont know wat to do... help me!!!!!!
do i reinstall the zh??? or the whole cnc????? pls help me.. i install corectly!!!!!

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afiqhanifah May 22 2009, 3:26pm replied:

maybe game.dat problems...

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2312222 Creator
2312222 Jul 29 2008, 11:43am says:

Check out the troubleshooting suggestions mentioned here:

Try to install CWC the way it is described in the "Perfectly installing CWC" thread.

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shin92 Jul 30 2008, 8:09am replied:

tnx men!!!

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Zarrowe Jul 29 2008, 3:22pm says:

Congradulations to the team for making the mod. A quick question though... Can anyone confirm that the mod works with Microsoft Vista?

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2312222 Creator
2312222 Jul 29 2008, 4:24pm says:

CWC works on Vista. Simply execute the CWC starter (ColdWarCrisis.exe) with admin rights/privileges.

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Zarrowe Jul 29 2008, 5:21pm says:

Thanks a lot. I would not have been very happy if I waited for the download to find out that I can't play it. Again, congrats to the team, and I can't wait to play it.

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BigCheese256 Jul 29 2008, 6:11pm says:

lol Portsmouth, southern England thats where im from! XD

Is that mission set in the military base on Portsdown hill?

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2312222 Creator
2312222 Jul 31 2008, 2:41am replied:

I think it is, yes. I just used Wikipedia to find an appropriate base somewhere in Southern England :)

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BigCheese256 Aug 22 2008, 2:55pm replied:


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Hellmarch Aug 3 2008, 6:07am says:

Skirmish mode soooooo difficult.

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TVC15 Aug 5 2008, 7:20am says:

Congrats Widowmaker on the full CWC mod Excellent stuff and challenging gameplay it rocks!

Yet I find the maps that came with it are all too small - no matter my strategy I get boxed in real quick and get my head kicked in on each of the maps every time.

Think perhaps those AI grades of difficulty are not different enough or its just the small map size which makes it hard for me to turtle

Where can I find maps that cwc will support that are big enough for 6 or more playerrs - can anyone tell and give a link to such ?

Maybe there is some way to modify all the myriad ZH maps that exist, to work in skirmish in CWC and post them in some website

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[CWC]Widowmaker Creator
[CWC]Widowmaker Aug 5 2008, 7:51am replied:

THX TVC15! but don't thank me I'm the 2d artist, I'm resposible for the graphics (textures, cameos, icons, videos). You should thank the whole team, especially 2132222 and sgt.skleni. without these 2 guys we had nothing to release ;)

about the maps ... right now there are no 6 or more player maps for CWC. but there will be a mapping tutorial out soon that will explain everything needed to create or convert the maps you like for CWC.

and about the turteling...thats what we wanted to achive ;)


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TVC15 Aug 5 2008, 8:13am says:

Pls. pass on my thx. and congrats to Skleni and 2132222 and the others in the team
Am I right in thinking that theres some of your work Widow in CWC that I might have seen from other mods like conquer or die and blitzkrieg II?

BTW what do the team think about the possibility of transforming ZH old maps ?

I cant make any maps with my crappy old pc which has no graphics card

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[CWC]Widowmaker Creator
[CWC]Widowmaker Aug 5 2008, 6:22pm replied:

nope, I just spend my work on CWC. all CWC textures, icons, etc. were done by me for CWC. I'm not interessted to work for other mods and I never will ;).

that's not cuz I love CWC that much that I don't wanna work for other mods. It's simply that I don't care about other C&C projects that much and I will probably quit modding in the near future.

but I would like to know what stuff you've might seen from me for other mods!

about the maps ... we won't convert the old ZH maps, it's up to the community. and I think there will be a few guys who wants to convert the maps to CWC maps.

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TVC15 Aug 5 2008, 8:25pm says:

cool i hope those few guys are into that

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MCDT Aug 8 2008, 1:13am says:

Judging from the url, is this a mod made by germans? :D

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[CWC]SHADOW Aug 8 2008, 6:15am says:

Absolutly :D
Most of us are germans, except Skleni and AG who are from Austria.

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Roman_1995 Aug 9 2008, 2:21pm says:

when i traing to play it sayng: the aplication failed to initialize properly [0xc0000135].

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med1981608 Aug 11 2008, 10:20am says:

you did a great job,this came out when the wold may live a new cold wold era,weard hen

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shail3007b Aug 14 2008, 4:20pm says:

long live the revolution.......

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BigCheese256 Aug 22 2008, 2:56pm says:

its not that difficult i pawned a hard army no sweat on skirmish

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Cross_77 Sep 19 2008, 12:10am says:

Man, i just downloaded it and it wont works when i open the menu on the deskbar but when i click start then it looks like it tries to make it work then it says i got technical difficulties

i even downloaded the v.104 patch thing and still doesnt work

help please

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johnstar145 Oct 22 2008, 7:18pm says:

what happen when im done installing this mod? is my CNC generals zero hour gonna crash?

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Madness123 Oct 23 2008, 9:21am says:

I got same as Cross_77! **** sake i download and i installed i got technical Difficulties when i open what am i supposted to do pls anyone?

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severe_009 Oct 27 2008, 5:53am says:

does not work for me either same as the above when i try to start it, it says technical difficulties help please,

i have downloaded the CWC 1.0 final

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sam13114 Nov 23 2008, 8:11am says:

can someone help me, when i try to get patch 1.04 it sez "OLD FILE NOT FOUND"

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ttbdlord Dec 1 2008, 2:35pm says:

LOL i tried this mod a few months ago then i deleted it, now im downloading it again because is too meaty lol BEST MOD EVA!

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seano125 Dec 11 2008, 2:09pm says:

does this mod work with TFD?

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[CWC]SHADOW Dec 28 2008, 7:14am replied:


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Gundam-sama Dec 31 2008, 11:45pm says:

The link at Fileshack is dead. Anyone re-up please!!

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