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.

For more information visit our Homepage at www.cold-war-crisis.de where you can get snips of information and brand new pics and downloads.

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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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What a great day to celebrate!

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On April 20th, 2004 CWC was released to the public, which happens to be exactly 9 years ago today. That's a great reason to celebrate, if you ask us...

Add-on galore: New units, maps and a mission!

Add-on galore: New units, maps and a mission!

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We proudly present the first official add-on for Cold War Crisis: "Get Rolling!" created by long-time supporters emperor, Batja, maximka123 and sukhoi...

Happy CWC Day

Happy CWC Day

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Patch 473 including the brand-new Leopard 2A4 (added to the "Distant Thunder" Mission) has been released.

New patches available for Cold War Crisis! Check them out now!

New patches available for Cold War Crisis! Check them out now!

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New patches were recently released, fixing some minor bugs and improving the overall balance of the game.

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

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

Full Version 13 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

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

Full Version 122 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

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

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

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
sirjake

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

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CommanderFoxhound
CommanderFoxhound

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

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lex33
lex33

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
GeneralSadeg

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
Andro558

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 Creator
[CWC]Widowmaker

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

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ZeroBits
ZeroBits

where do you get 469?

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DerKommissar
DerKommissar

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
^Namaekeks

For me it worked :P

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Blittzz
Blittzz

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
Alekseipz

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
^Namaekeks

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
Mr_Green

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
Blittzz

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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Highest Rated (12 agree) 10/10

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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