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Visit the EAW Launchpad for online games with EAWPRO, have a chat with like minded or for help and guidance relating to v1.2 derivatives!

Teamspeak server details can be obtained via our (admission free) chatroom as it may change:

http://www.chatzy.com/251310437564

Just leave a message or e-mail adress in our chatroom and we'll get back to you ASAP.


Open all day ,no membership required, professional help or just a chat. And you can also have a look at my latest creations or just visit our screenshot gallery to get an impression of our games!

https://rabartel.home.xs4all.nl/test/Gallery/image/ 

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http://www.europeanairwar.net

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      Since the work on EAWPRO is a continuous effort I've decided an interim upgrade would be nice. Those who've kept their game updated can simply extract the upgrade into their EAWPRO gamefolder, allow overwrites and it should be good to go.
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