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Commander: Europe at War

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CommanderEaW.dmg (252.21 MB)
MD5: de0f89d8a52debb083e074e944521a42
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (1.53 MB)
MD5: f3507226dee96e1000ac157f4abffc35
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (220.33 MB)
MD5: f441ea4fbb255cfa9b783754db69b8ed
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
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Commander: Europe at War is a turn based strategy game taking place during World War II. The player can opt to play as the allies or axis forces in a game that spans the entire European chapter of the war. Or play one of the 6 included scenarios such as Operation Barbarossa, D Day or the Grand Campaign. The game is presented on a map of Europe, part of the US and Africa with a hexagonal grid. There are 12 different types of units and historical commanders that can be put in charge of certain units. The player can also put researchers to work on 50 different inventions that can give you an advantage in the war. The outcome of individual attacks is determined by a number parameters such as morale, supply lines, equipment and training. (MobyGames)

The publisher (Freeverse) and its registration servers no longer exist, so a crack is required to play the game beyond the 60 minute trial period. I have managed to strip out the DRM part of the application bundle to obtain what seems to be a working unrestricted copy of the game.

Download #1 is the official time-limited trial version of the game. This is v. 1.06, released in 2009. Note that the About Box still shows v. 1.0.1 even though the early splash page shows v. 1.06

Download #2 is an updater (Core patch). Applying the updater does not change the version number but you can view the list of changes in the patcher log.

Download #3 is an unlocked, unrestricted copy of the updated version of the game. You are given a choice of languages in which to play the game. If you just want to play the game then you only need this download.

See also: Commander: Napoleon at War

Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

1.4 GHz PPC/Intel
Mac OS X 10.4
512 MB RAM
300 MB hard drive space


HughMungus's picture
by HughMungus - 2019, May 5 - 3:26am

I've been mostly lurking on the Mac Garden for the past few years and not downloading much but I have to second Bolkonskij's comment. You are doing great work and it's much appreciated. I actually own this game on the PSP. It's pretty good but kind of weird to play on a handheld. Curious to see if there's more features on the mac version. It seems to run well so far on my 2.3 ghz iMac under El Capitan

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2019, May 4 - 1:40pm

Thank you, Bolkonskij. My pleasure.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2019, May 4 - 1:13pm

I know I've stated this before on occasion but - mrdav, thanks for all your efforts uploading stuff here. Truly outstanding. This upload is one perfect example of why our mission is important - to keep the old software archived and - fully - accessible.

On a side note: EaW runs fine (low graphics settings!) on my PowerMac G4 MDD (1.25 Ghz, 64MB Radeon 9000, 2 GB RAM), though I haven't played too much yet.