Posted by RAF_Dumoulin (this page was updated July 2016)
Original author: Mr Jelly
For download the latest EAW versions visit this page:
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/dah5hl4v8252s/EAW_Downloads
Notes
The best EAW online games are at GameRanger:

http://www.gameranger.com
Teamspeak 3 channel:
50.31.100.7:8245


The following are old archives (links can be dead)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41230226/JDLP/128ESU.html
1.28E Upgrade Installer
The files are 7-zip self extractors. All four files are needed. Download them to a copy of a working EAW directory, preferably with your latest "eaw.ini" file in it.
Run each one, and allow existing files to be overwritten- there are many new versions of the EAW "cdf" files in the package.
1.28E Upgrade Installer
The files are 7-zip self extractors. All four files are needed. Download them to a copy of a working EAW directory, preferably with your latest "eaw.ini" file in it.
Run each one, and allow existing files to be overwritten- there are many new versions of the EAW "cdf" files in the package.
EAW single files (updated "cdf" files etc)- 106 MB: Single files
The "Planes" folder- 110 MB: Planes folder
The ETO_01 folder- 31MB: ETO_01 folder
Miscellaneous folders (Music, savedata etc)- 15MB: Other folders
Note:
If you do not have a working EAW folder to copy then make a new folder named "EAW128E".
Copy the old "cdf" files from the EAW installer CD (if you have it) and paste them into it.
The old CDF files
http://filecloud.io/35na680f

Download the four installer files, move them to the "EAW128E" folder, and run them in it.
EAW single files
File.EXE
http://filecloud.io/mbe20ad3
The ETO_01 folder- 31MB:
ETO.exe
http://filecloud.io/ty73zbwe
Miscellaneous folders (Music, savedata etc)- 15MB:
Folders.exe
http://filecloud.io/geq3ruot
The "Planes" folder- 110 MB:
Planes.exe
http://filecloud.io/q3fdxjmy
For those who need the Glide Wrapper (Nglide)
Infos:
http://www.zeus-software.com/downloads/nglide
nGlide102_setup
http://filecloud.io/5cp3xqsz

The DirSet Picker, and old EAW scenarios

Using the DirSet Picker

The "Dir.set" files for the original five scenarios (SPAW and SPAW45 count as two), plus one for the stock ETO_01 install are in the "DirSets" folder with appropriate names.

When one is selected (by double clicking) it is copied into the EAW folder as "Dir.set" to be used by the 1.28e eaw.exe.

Obviously there is no point of selecting "SWOTL" if you have not yet downloaded and installed the "SWOTL.exe" from the above link.

Clicking “No Dir.set” deletes any “Dir.set” file in the EAW folder so that 1.28e will run with just its default CDF files.

Clicking “FLY!” will close the picker then launch EAW.

The other scenario downloads install a “DirSets” folder with just the single file for the scenario. When prompted, during the install, adding and replacing will simply add the new file to the existing ones.
Mr Jelly:
This section is the material I made for the DirSet Picker- older scenarios reworked to run with EAW1.28E. All the files to download are 7-zip self installers which need to be run in your EAW (1.28E) folder.
The first file will install the DirSet Picker program and the DirSets folder containing the ETO_01 dir.set file
DSPBasic
http://filecloud.io/2jiumh35
The ETO_01 folder itself is installed when a full install of 1.28E is made.
The following ones will just have the scenario, plus a DirSets folder containing the file for that scenario
As they are installed the files in the DirSets folder will increase.
DAW
http://filecloud.io/qo452uvi
SAW
http://filecloud.io/q0c71mge
FAW
http://filecloud.io/9b1gktsn
MALTA
http://filecloud.io/5u6fbo4t
SWOTL
http://filecloud.io/ow0mb62y
SPAW (The SPAW download gives you both SPAW and SPAW 1945)
http://filecloud.io/w6xmflyu
ModSquadBOB
http://filecloud.io/e7a63hdc

OAW (Files Manager) and upgrades

OAW for 1.28E installer with runtime files
http://filecloud.io/bkvhdr4t

OLD OAW Tutorial (From AKA AngleOff The Gen member)

PDF Format
http://www.mediafire.com/?j1kj0ousb7d2g6u
OR
http://www.4shared.com/document/qjpFcxvJ/OAW_Tuto_2011_ROLLER.html

1.28E and F Upgrade Pack (17th August 2012)
http://filecloud.io/68ymehlz
SPAW Loadout Patch
http://filecloud.io/j56kqv3c
For 1.28F latest testing you need to have installed the 1.28E and F Upgrade pack and the following:
1.28F V28 public release with Train-barge support files
http://filecloud.io/b6nkaso5

The dedicated EAW SimhQ Forum
http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/forums/85/1/European_Air_War

Known Problems and Fixes


Windows 7 and Vista will CTD unless their “User Account Control (UAC)” is set to “off”. This
happens because the eaw.exe tries to update the “eaw.ini” file and is prevented from doing so by
the UAC. This is the only problem specific to Windows 7 and Vista.

No joystick.**
If you try to install and then run eaw1.28E without a joystick attached then a CTD
occurs because of a bug in the default “eaw.ini” file writing routine,
The default “eaw.ini” file sets force feedback to “on” with a value of “1” here:
================

[CONTROLS]
Force Feedback=1
It needs to be edited to read :
Force Feedback=0
The CTD occurs when the eaw.exe tries to turn feedback “on” with a non-existent joystick.

Post any problems you encounter in the EAW forum at SimHQ
Jel
Updated 22nd April, 2011

For Online play
The best EAW online games are at GameRanger:
http://www.gameranger.com/
Teamspeak 3 channel: 62.48.74.45:8769
http://www.teamspeak.com/
Jel
29th April 2011
Page updated the 01 December 2013