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 where you can get snips of information and brand new pics and downloads.

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10 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 114 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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cola27 Jun 15 2013, 11:02pm says:

hm.. i wonder i'em still able to steal enemey's general center & useing they's units agients them?

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Thelord444 May 31 2013, 5:01am says:

Awesome mod but too much detail my computer gets very slow specially on USA

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Anarchy856 Apr 29 2013, 7:19pm says:

The only thing I don't like is the tech tree. I would at least want 1 jet and helicopter for the airfield

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dhannemon13 May 7 2013, 8:20am replied:

Then keep playin' straight, dude. Until level 3.

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nodfan64 Apr 25 2013, 8:20pm says:

Alright keep it up with this mod.

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Claine Apr 23 2013, 5:17pm says:

WHATT THE HELL its like slapping my face CWC comes back to life!!!! are you guys resuming this mod? i dont care about The GENESIS Project ATM,

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DerKommissar Apr 20 2013, 5:43pm says:

Does anyone know where the documentation for the Genesis generator is? I couldn't find on anything on how to install and use it properly.

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Deuce_Savage Apr 22 2013, 7:53am replied:

Put it directly into your CWC folder & click on the Generator.exe. It comes with a CWC.exe as well.

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[CWC]SHADOW Apr 21 2013, 6:59am replied:

To install it, simply extract the content of the RAR archive into a new folder and specify the path to your ZH instalaltion if it cannot be found automatically.

Further documentations about templates etc. can be found here:

I hope this helps.

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DerKommissar Apr 22 2013, 12:43pm replied:

Thanks for the replies, but for some reason, it crashes when I select options. Do I need the Map Development kit for this to work?

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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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