WinSPWW2 is a hex-based tactical war game set in the WWII era from 1930-1946. 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, 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.
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 800×600 (original was fixed at 640×480), 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 1600×1200, 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.
WinSPWW2 1.1 is a turn based strategy war game built around the World War 2 scenario. The game has tactical single and multi-player game play of combined arms combat. It is based on the classic Steel Panthers game. It could be played in full screen or windowed mode, using either DirectX or Windows GDI based graphics. The game resolution could be raised to 800×600, with even higher resolutions available with the enhanced CD version. It also has a new zoom-in level and a revised game palette. The game has 332 scenarios out of which 66 are totally new than its predecessor. It also consists of 60 new maps and 275 new photos. WinSPWW2 has six new nations: Slovak Republic, Manchukuo, Italian Social Republic, Vichy France, Polish Communists, and Chinese Communists. It features 500+ new and revised vehicle/aircraft icons along with scripted long campaigns added for France, Chinese Nationalists, and Chinese Communists. It also features new terrains such as Bare Earth, Red Earth, Brick Cobblestones, Stone Cobblestones, Beach Sand, Sparse Grass, Grass (Variant), Leaves (Forest Groundcover), Autumn Trees, Autumn Orchards. The game allows the user to hook up in a tactical turn-based game which is one of the most rewarding and engrossing titles they’ll ever play.
Description (by MrFlibble)
SPWW2 is a tactical level wargame based on the source code of Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles which covers the time period of 1930-1949. It features improved graphics and game mechanics, hundreds of scenarios, more unit and weapons types, enhanced AI, a random map and random campaign generator.
This full version of the WinSPWW2 game gives you full access to all content including hundreds of scenarios.
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
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.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 CD edition.
The core game remains the same in either version, but the CD 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
CD edition has to offer, but with hundreds of scenarios and a strong community,
you can’t go wrong with either edition.