Men of War

Men of War takes place in Europe and North Africa during the height of World War II, the story unfolding across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers. Each campaign has its own scenario and structured timeline bringing a different story of the war to life.

The main Soviet campaign sees two student comrades, Smirnov and Kuznetzov, join the army and quickly become brothers in arms as they rise through the ranks and experience the rigours of war. The whole story unfolds across three campaigns, with five German and five Allied misssions completing the trilogy, each telling a different story of WWII spanning across Russia, North Africa, Ukraine, Greece, Germany, Italy and the Pacific.

Men of War will feature no less than twenty new units to play with, including new designs on tanks, APCs and heavy guns. Dynamic in-game video enhances the single player missions, while the sounds of war have been given new range with over one hundred new sound effects of weapons and combat gear, recorded under real operating conditions. The single player campaign will also feature a fully customisable user interface, so players are able to have their command layout just as they please.

In addition to the in-depth single player experience, Men of War also unleashes all new multiplayer maps along with new ‘capture the flag’ and ‘high-value cargo’ modes, all faithfully recreated with stunning graphics and refined AI. A new rating system has also been introduced to ensure a fair fight in online multiplayer battles.

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  • Three evolving storylines in the Soviet, Allied and German armies, comprising 19 missions in 3 campaigns
  • 5 bonus missions for different sides of the conflict
  • More than 50 new units to use in multiplayer mode
  • Realistic models of armament and military equipment recreated in accordance with design drawings and historical documents
  • System of ratings and statistics for every participant in multiplayer mode
  • New nation in multiplayer mode - Japan (comes with a free patch)
  • Revised controls interface – customizable and easier to use
  • New multiplayer maps and 2 new game modes
  • Highly detailed WWII environments and characters faithfully recreated with a cutting-edge graphics engine
  • Direct control system. Take over the control of every single soldier, or drive tanks and other vehicles, set up ambushes with antitank guns and blow your enemies up with precise and deadly aimed shots at their weak spots

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows XP (service pack 1)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2,6 GHz (Athlon 3000+)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon 9600 (128 MB)
  • Sound card: DirectX 9.0c
  • Hard disc: 5 GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows XP (service pack 1)/Vista
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2,33 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 MB)
  • Hard disc: 5 GB

Known Problems

Q: While launching the game the following error message appears: "Exception String Expected (esdlreader.cpp,287)  >> main > file "@/profiles/."
A: It seems, that some of your profile files got corrupted during the crash. Delete the "profiles" catalogue located - in Windows Vista / Windows 7: C:\Users\your account\Documents\My Games\Men of War - in Windows XP: C:\Documents and settings\your account\My Documents\My Games\Men of War

Q: While launching the game, an error message appears that a "d3dx9_XX.dll" file is missing.
A: Your DirectX is not fully updated. To launch the game, you have to download the DirectX Web Installer from Microfoft's website, run the file and let it do the update. You can find it right here:

Q: I do not know why I am given the following error during launching the game: "[0x5daaa0][EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION][noncontinuable 1]>main".
A: Probably your desktop resolution is lower than 1024x768. "Men of War" needs at least 1024x768 to run.

Q: I forgot my multiplayer account details. What can I do now?
A: Please, try to use this Best Way's support site: Using it, you can obtain your login. You can obtain your password, requesting it from GameSpy to your email using "I forgot my password" feature at GameSpy’s website:

Q: I cannot create a new account. The “Incorrect Password (cd: 514)” error appears all the time.
A: Most probably your e-mail address was not validated (it might have a lot of “_” symbols or similar). Please, create a new e-mail address (e.g. Gmail) and use it during multiplayer account creation.

Q: How to recover/change password on Gamespy?
A: Password recovery\change: 1) Open a browser and go to the address 2) Click I forgot my password! 3) Next, enter the email address you used when you created your account and click Send 4) On the specified mailbox sent a confirmation email - what is written in the window, click Close Window 5) In the mailbox, we find the email with the subject GameSpyID Password Reset Initiated and pass issued by the link 6) At this point, set your new password in the game account and click Reset GS 7) The next screen confirms the successful change password 8) Now run the Internet game, we enter a new password, press Enter

Q: Why does the game always ask for a CD-KEY?
A: 1. Search for Man of War *.exe file on your harddisk (can be found in the game folder) 2. right click the mouse button 3. select start "as Administrator" 4. enter CD-Key 5. Exit the game 6. Start the game and see if it helped.

Q: The game doesn't start. I'm using Windows 7 64bit, what's wrong?
A: Your operating system isn't supported for this game. You can check the requirements for the game under: You can try to run the game with Administrator rights and compatibility mode. Run as administrator" option (right-click the game exe and choose this option).