CWC is a C&C Generals Zero Hour Total Conversion and also works with "The First Decade". It takes place from 1980-1989 and it 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 have a lot of infantry in the game, not all of them are just cannon fodder. So engaging a T-80UK with a US Rifleman won't be a good idea. Other infantry units can be a real pain in the ass to armoured units though. We want the players to use more infantry than in regular Generals, where infantry wasn't the big deal. In CWC Infantry can be very useful, even against tanks if you have LAW/RPG-Soldiers.

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13 comments by [CWC]Widowmaker on Apr 20th, 2014

Ten years ago the Cold War Crisis Mod for C&C Generals Zero Hour was revealed to the public. How did you like the first decade of Cold War Crisis. Tell us your greatest Cold War Crisis stories in the comments below.

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Cold War Crisis v1.5 build 477 (Mac Version)

Cold War Crisis v1.5 build 477 (Mac Version)

Sep 18, 2009 Full Version 12 comments

Mac version of Cold War Crisis v1.5, build 477, ported & packaged by super_kev. It comes with the installer & launchers to allow the mod to be...

Map Development Kit 1.4 Update

Map Development Kit 1.4 Update

Aug 14, 2009 Mapping Tool 2 comments

Map.ini and map.str files for the secondary objective introduced in version 1.3.

Cold War Crisis v1.5 Final

Cold War Crisis v1.5 Final

Aug 3, 2009 Full Version 117 comments

The final version of CWC including all twenty patches since our original 2008 v1.0 release and the 2005 demo mission now re-packed as v1.5! Still requires...

Map Development Kit 1.3 Update

Map Development Kit 1.3 Update

Mar 20, 2009 Mapping Tool 3 comments

This is the v1.3 update for the Map Development Kit (MDK) for CWC. It adds scripts for another type of secondary objectives.

Map Development Kit 1.2 Update

Map Development Kit 1.2 Update

Nov 5, 2008 Patch 4 comments

This is the v1.2 update for the Map Development Kit (MDK) for CWC. This update is REQUIRED and must be applied to the original MDK as well as to maps...

Map Development Kit 1.1 Update

Map Development Kit 1.1 Update

Aug 16, 2008 Mapping Tool 2 comments

This is the v1.1 update for the Map Development Kit (MDK) for CWC. This update is REQUIRED and must be applied to the original MDK as well as to maps...

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sirjake Apr 17 2014 says:

i downloaded the mod and when i try launching it it says " missing required file: ssleay32.dll."

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CommanderFoxhound May 30 2014 replied:

Did you ever get a response or find a solution to this issue?

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lex33 Jun 8 2014 replied:

Try to download the ssleay32.dll (google it!) and put the dll inside the CWC folder, together with the launcher (ColdWarCrisis.exe).

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GeneralSadeg Apr 5 2014 says:

Actually this Mod of the most powerful versions of the game and I really congratulate the designers of this wonderful Mod .
But I have minor problems in the game may have sent to you via messages I hope to consider my request simple .

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Andro558 Feb 10 2014 says:

Could somebody help, I have all patches(till 499)in the right folder but the mod still works only on version 480. Has it something to do with my Win 7 64bit or that the entire game is on the D disk (with the mod). And the updater doesn't work. Thanks for any reply.

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[CWC]Widowmaker Mar 7 2014 replied:

the versionnumbers are backwards, so 480 is newer than 499. the lates version is 469.

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ZeroBits Mar 31 2014 replied:

where do you get 469?

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DerKommissar Jan 30 2014 says:

Did anyone get the map generator(Genesis) working? I tried following the instructions, but it always crashes for me, I think I am doing something wrong.

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^Namaekeks Mar 29 2014 replied:

For me it worked :P

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Blittzz Jan 27 2014 says:

I don't understand one thing: tooltip in the description says, that F-15 has x4 medium range missiles and x4 short range missiles. But why it launches it's so called "medium" missiles from distance, comparable to Su-27's long ranged ones? Bug?

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Alekseipz Jan 6 2014 says:

Could there be an European NATO faction?
this mod reminds me of WIC and I'd really appreciate to see the French, the Brits, and the German, and any European NATO nations on the go!

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^Namaekeks Mar 29 2014 replied:

Originally there was supposed to be an European Alliance, that faction got cancelled all its left is the Leopard Tank in one of the missions

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Mr_Green Feb 3 2014 replied:

try Wargame airland battle, it's a similar cold war rts with all nato/warsaw pact european nations. learning curve's pretty steep, but it's good.

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Blittzz Jan 27 2014 replied:

This mod is completed, unfortunately and there will be no additions to the mod. At least with original team. But I doubt that CWC-team will provide someone permission to continue their work.

By the way, I have a request from myself: can someone drag stats of all units in the Notepad? I will really appreciate it, because can't do the same due to Mac OS limitations.

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This mod is how Generals should have been. The quality of the work done in CWC is remarkable. I followed this mod ever since I first saw it in 2005, the first things that caught my eye was BMPs floating on water, just like in real life. The only game I had seen that in was Operation Flashpoint. So began a long wait, I visited the CWC website every week looking for updates, and every time there was an update it gave me a smile. I eventually registered at the CWC forums and posted a few posts. My…

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Very bad!!!

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