Act of War: Direct Action

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Act of War: Direct Action
Act of War: Direct Action cover
Eugen Systems
Release dates
Windows March 15, 2005
Act of War
Act of War: Direct Action 2005
Act of War: High Treason 2006

Key points

Online multiplayer has stopped working due to GameSpy services being shut down.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Includes Act of War: High Treason.
Singleplayer (US, EU) and multiplayer demo versions are available

Essential improvements[edit]


Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\AOW\Save\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Hex edit game .exe[citation needed]

See instructions to manually apply fix or see notes below for download links.

Steam version:

  1. Open <path-to-game>\ACTOFWAR.EXE with a hex editor
  2. Change 83 C4 F4 89 54 24 04 with B0 01 C3 89 54 24 04
  3. Save changes version:

  1. Open <path-to-game>\ACTOFWAR.EXE with a hex editor
  2. Find the bytes 83 C4 F4 close to Offset 0x5AE3F0 and replace them with B0 01 C3.
  3. Save changes


Patched Executable for Disc version.
Patched Executable for Steam version.
Patched Executable for verison.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound Effects have separate sliders
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy master server has been shut down.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 12222
UDP (outbound) 12222

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)