Total Air War 2.0 (version 2.30)

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Total Air War 2.0 (version 2.30)

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Home Fries wrote:Total Air War 2.0 is a total conversion of F-22 Total Air War (TAW), and also includes the campaigns from F-22 Air Dominance Fighter (ADF) and the Red Sea Operations (RSO) expansion disc. The goal of TAW 2.0 is to provide a simulation experience that equals or surpasses your fond memories with the original ADF and TAW.

TAW 2.30 provides compatibility with newer operating systems without requiring Windows XP Compatibility Mode. Barring bugs or major breakthroughs, this is expected to the the last release for a while.

Total Air War 2.0 Features
  • Incorporated Head-Tracking (TrackIR and Freetrack)
  • Full Red Sea Operations (RSO) campaigns, 36 missions (also available in multiplayer)
  • 30 custom missions
  • 3 custom campaigns, 28 missions
  • Additional multiplayer missions, including three new head to head scenarios
  • Improved terrain and new color palettes completely redefine the look of TAW
  • Numerous improved selectable F-22 skins, to include the YF-22, the Nightstalker, and Woodland, Urban, and Desert camouflage patterns
  • Added Desert Flightsuit textures and improved in-cockpit textures
  • Improved, more realistic, and selectable default MFDs and HUD
  • Additional USAF tail flashes and custom tail logos
  • Formation lighting for low light F-22 skins
  • Improved MIDI support for Windows XP and more recent operating systems
  • Mod Management, Configuration, References, and the Mission Editor (TAWBC) are all accessible from a single integrated menu
  • Configuration now allows you to choose your renderer, resolution, and Glide wrapper (if applicable) from the menu
  • Fullscreen and Widescreen versions now selectable.
  • Full integration with TAW Battle Commander (TAWBC) provides slots with dynamic mission titles for your generated missions within the TAW mission menus
  • TAWBC Mission Enhancement Utility (TME) allows you to automatically enhance your TAWBC missions
  • Cloud enhancement and Weather Editor, including Overcast weather for Glide users
  • Ability to change between NVGs and natural light while zoomed into an MFD (Windows XP and later)
  • Enhanced Avionics functionality
  • Improved Level of Detail
  • Improved realistic Moon and Sun sizes
  • East/West palettes with Glide renderer allow for more natural light transitions during morning and twilight hours
  • Custom playlists available for in-game playback (includes EF2000 Soundtrack)
  • "Nostalgia Mod" brings the graphics, sounds, and HUD/Cockpit back to 1998 standards
  • Miscellaneous minor fixes and improvements

TAW 2.30 Full Installer (Choose a mirror)

Google Drive:…CQ0YA

Krishty (EU):

Optional Soundtracks (available for use with the Playlist Function)

TFX Soundtrack (Roland MT32)
MediaFire: ... _TAW20.exe
Google Drive:…raH5jw
Krishty (EU): ... _TAW20.exe

TFX Soundtrack (Soundblaster 16)
MediaFire: ... _TAW20.exe
Google Drive:…Zuf4A
Krishty (EU): ... _TAW20.exe

Known Issues

Antivirus False Positives:

The NVGTool by Eagle_Flight (that allows you to look at the MFDs while NVGs are enabled) was created by a game cheat tool, and because it performs "virus like behavior" (it intercepts and replaces values in RAM registers) it may get quarantined by your antivirus. This is a false positive, and you should create an exception for nvgtool.exe (located in your main TAW 2.0 folder). Likewise, if you choose not to use NVGTool, you can uncheck the appropriate checkbox on the Configuration menu in the TAW 2.0 Launcher.

Additionally, antivirus programs that use heuristic analysis (e.g. reputation by volume, certification, et al) are likely to flag or quarantine this download, at least until we can get a healthy dose of downloads to settle the heuristic algorithms.. Just please be aware of this if you see the download flagged by your antivirus.

Legacy Windows XP Compatibility Mode:

If you had a previously installed version of TAW 2.0, you likely had registry entries that set the TAW 2.0 Launcher to run in Windows XP Compatibility mode. This requirement has been removed with TAW 2.30 in order to ensure compatibility with Windows 8 and (hopefully) Windows 10. While the installer has instructions to remove any legacy registry entries, please check to see that the registry entries were removed.

To do this, right click on your TAW 2.0 icon, select Properties, then select the "Compatibility" tab. If the installer did its job properly you should see the following dialog with no boxes checked.


If XP Compatiblity mode is still checked, be sure to uncheck it. If it is checked and greyed out, you will need to click the "Change Settings for all users" button and uncheck it from within administrator mode.
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