Cossacks: European Wars

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Cossacks: European Wars
Cossacks: European Wars cover
GSC Game World
Strategy First
cdv Software Entertainment
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2001
Cossacks: European Wars guide on StrategyWiki
Cossacks: European Wars on MobyGames
Cossacks: European Wars on Wikipedia


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
Cossacks: European Wars 2000
Cossacks: The Art of War 2002
Cossacks: Back to War 2002
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars 2005
Cossacks II: Battle for Europe 2006
Cossacks 3 2016

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Uses SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Includes The Art of War and Back to War expansions.
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Expansions sold separately.
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/4880/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.sav[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/4880/pfx/[Note 3]
Profile data is stored in <path-to-game>\Players

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Options menu
Options menu

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and SFX
Surround sound
No speech
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6 Versus
Online play
6 Versus
GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 2300-2400, 47624
UDP 2300-2400
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game running too fast/slow[edit]

Cossacks: European Wars features a unique engine timing system. While the games' speed is still dependent on the CPU clock, like many older titles, they offer a flexible speed setting in the options menu to enable the user to tweak the speed to his liking.
Running too fast[4]
  1. Go to the game settings.
  2. Choose "Slow Mode"
  3. Decrease the "Game speed" by approximately 10%.
  4. Save the settings and go play the game.


If the game is still fast, grab ACClock or CPUGrab.[5][6] If the game reverts back to fast mode, press Ctrl+D in-game.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 350 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/4880/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (4880) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.