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The bestselling winSPWW2

Price: $39.95

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 Computer Game: Windows
 Genre: Wargame
 Type: Turn based
 Maximum Players: 2
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 Developer: Camo Workshop
 Designers: Andrew Gailey and Don  Goodbrand

While the stage was set in 1918, the grand symphony of destruction began in earnest in 1939, though overtures were first heard in the Far East during the early '30s. The chief conductor and architect of aggression, Adolf Hitler, plunged the world into a danse macabre that would shatter nations and consume tens of millions of lives. This was the Second World War.

From the first machine-gun armed tanks that crossed the Polish border in '39, to the mammoth armored creatures that defended a dying Reich, the Second World War is often remembered for its machines of war. While these machines varied from tanks, to half-tracks, to ground attack aircraft, they all shared in common the fact that they were the pinnacle of man's ingenious schemes to create mass slaughter. While many were first seen in the First World War, it would not be until the Second World War that they would truly dominate. This was also a time that the theories of such strategists like J.F.C. Fuller were put to the test.

Fuller's theories, that of a pure armored breakthrough, were shown to be just that, speculation. The reality was the war was carried by the art of combined warfare, as you will experience in winSPWW2 from The Camo Workshop./span>

winSPWW2, a game of Combined Arms Tactical Combat 1930-1946, is the latest and greatest version of what began as a classic super-mod for the classic SSI title, Steel Panthers 2: Modern Battles. Now completely updated to take advantage of the Windows operating system, winSPWW2 completely sheds its DOS roots and brings tactical turn-based strategy gamers one of the most rewarding and engrossing titles they'll ever play.

Besides the OS shift winSPWW2 features a fusillade of new features. Some examples include higher resolutions, re-organized game screens, new terrains and redone terrain tiles, a revised game palette, rail lines, smart vehicle reversing, and much more! Additional scenarios, maps, photos, and long campaigns are also included.

winSPWW2 is available as either a free download or as an enhanced edition available as a download. The core game remains the same in either version, but the enhanced edition provides a wealth of additional enhancements designed to improve your overall game experience, such as secure tournament play and a more robust map editor. Serious wargamers will definitely appreciate all the bonuses that the enhanced edition has to offer, but with hundreds of scenarios and a strong community, you can't go wrong with either edition.

winSPWW2, with its amazing amount of historical detail, massive amounts of gameplay, and an extreme dosage of the fun factor, is the game that should be on every tactical fan's hard drive. Find out why a game whose roots date back to the mid-90s is still being enjoyed on a daily basis worldwide.

"While the sheer scope of game is impressive, the amount of time you can spend without repeating the same scenarios is almost mind boggling - there are well over three hundred distinct scenarios, nine full campaigns."
-- Andrew, Bovine Conspiracy

"So, did the community of developers that worked on this think of everything? Well considering the mature game engine, the extensive and comprehensive unit encyclopedia and battles covering nearly every ground war aspect of that mid 20th century global struggle, you might easily say so. But add to that the fact that they've included "non-historic" alternate flags for the German armies in case of sensitivities and/or compliance with current German law forbidding the exhibition of certain banned symbology and you might have to conclude: absolutely." -- Gamezilla

winSPWW2 Free Download Edition features:

♦  Tactical single and multi-player gameplay of combined arms combat from 1930 thru 1946.

♦  Based on the classic Steel Panthers game, although winSPWW2 is a total reworking, both inside and out, of the game system.

♦  Fully Windows compatible, with a complete removal of all DOS problems. All sound and mouse routines are now up to Windows 8 compliant.

♦  Full screen or windowed, using either DirectX or Windows GDI based graphics.

♦  Game resolution can be raised to 800x600 (original was fixed at 640x480), with even higher resolutions available with the enhanced version (see below).

♦  There are 6 map zoom levels in the basic game and 9 in the enhanced version. Maps made in either winSPWW2 or winSPMBT will work in either game.

♦  As of the Version 14 release (2021) the game includes 872 scenarios, 34 campaigns, 456 custom maps and nearly 8,400 photographs.

♦  Thirty-three (33) nations are represented in the game along with 3 "generic" OOB's and one for R&D work. Those OOB's contain a total of 13,017 unit entries, 7,080 formation entries and 4,983 weapon entries.

♦  Scripted long campaigns for 14 nations.

♦  97 terrain files representing 62 terrain types.

♦  Custom OOBs can be easily loaded.

♦  Intelligent map generator. Railways are occasionally generated, and barbed wire is added for defensive battles.

♦  Infantry squads will display up to 19 men (such as pre-war Polish units), instead of the previous limit of 13.

♦  Includes a map generator that allows you to easily fine tune and generate random maps.

♦  AI opfire and reaction fire routines have been totally re-written for more selective, and smarter, target acquisition.

♦  A new retire function allows troop carriers to fall back after unloading passengers.

♦  Empty carriers at the scenario start will now search for disembarked units to load automatically.

♦  In depth historical accuracy.

♦  Easy to learn, but a challenge to master!

♦  A thriving community, with continually generated fan content!

♦  Too many more details to list that make this one of the greatest tactical games ever seen on your PC!

winSPWW2 Enhanced Edition features everything as above, including of course the FREE game, and:

♦  Higher resolutions! Play at up to 1600x1200, in either full screen or windowed and widescreen support with "Desktop" mode that , when set, automatically adjusts the game to fit your computer's current resolution.

♦  Separate map editor with cut and paste function. Has twelve levels of undo/redo and the cut and paste function allows users to create one large campaign map and then cut areas out and paste to create multiple scenarios within the same area.

♦  Encrypted, secure tournament play. A tournament organizer can create a scenario and send out temporary passwords that allow the players to only play their turn, and will not allow them to load the game into the editor for a sneak peek.

♦  Encyclopedic sorting ability.

♦  ScenHack utility: Delete, move, copy, repair, and edit scenarios. Available in read-only mode in the free download version.

♦  Opfire filtering.

♦  PBEM campaign capability.

♦  Show/Hide Formation IDs.

♦  Ground Height/ Obstacle Height/ (Combined Height) and terrain Density reporting.

♦  General Support and Direct Support off-map artillery.

♦  Timed objectives.

♦  Wreck display- ON/OFF to better see the map during a battle.

♦   CampaignHack utility: Convert old DOS based campaigns to work with winSPWW2, including renumbering the existing campaigns. The enhanced edition also allows extraction of a campaigns scenarios into the main scenario menu.

Operating systems:
♦  Windows

General minimum requirements:
♦  Pentium II 500 MHz
♦  128 MB RAM
♦  Windows 95 and above
♦  Minimum 709 MB HDD Space
♦  DirectX 8.1 or better
♦  3D Accelerator with 32 MB RAM
♦  Windows Compatible Sound Card
♦  Windows Compatible Mouse

This is the free version of winSPWW2 for the Windows platform. If you are purchasing the Enhanced Version, we have included this file so that you do not need to download it here. The 'Features' section will allow you to check out the differences between the two versions.

Please NOTE: After installing the free download game please check your version number at the bottom of the main game screen then click here and check if there are any patches that you can download.

Windows Free: 156.6 MB Download

We hope you enjoy your winSPWW2 free experience. Please contact customer service if you have any problems with this version.

Now more than ever, you should consider the Enhanced version. More features and content are being added each year that are not part of free version. You can purchase the Enhanced version here.

winSPWW2 V17 Consolidation Upgrade (2024):
The V17 Patch updates any version of winSPWW2 version 9 and up to version 17

Windows v.17: 174 MB Download

winSPWW2 V16 Upgrade (2023):
The V16 Patch updates winSPWW2 Version 15 to Version 16

Windows v.16: 8.9 MB Download

winSPWW2 V15 Upgrade (2022):
The V15 Patch updates winSPWW2 Version 9 and up to Version 15

Windows v.15: 164 MB Download

winSPWW2 V9b Consolidation Upgrade (2016):
The 2016 Patch updates winSPWW2 Ver. 5, Ver. 6, Ver. 7 and Ver 8.1 to Version 9.0 ( April 2016)

Windows v.9.0b: 76.0 MB Download

winSPWW2 Consolidation Patch:
The Consolidation Patch updates winSPWW2 to version 5.0.

Windows v.5.0: 49.2 MB Download

Please contact customer service if you have any problems with the patches.

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"Back when SPI was first released, I bought and enjoyed the game for a few years. I've just come back to it a month ago. I never had any idea of just how deep this game design really is.

The Camo Workshop team have done wonderful things, Andy. Thanks very much. "

"I haven't found a game more deserving of my historical war gaming time. If you aren't playing winSPWW2 regularly, then you are missing an experience that is just as fulfilling now as it was originally."

"I won't rest until I have played every scenario..."

"Again, many thanks to Don and Andy for their tireless efforts to make the world's best wargame even better."

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winSPWW2 is published by Shrapnel Games, Inc.

Shrapnel Games, Inc.
Publisher of Premier War & Strategy Games