The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed game Act of War: Direct Action picks up where the techno-thriller left off. On the eve of the U.S. Presidential elections, simultaneous terrorist attacks hit both candidates. Clues point to corrupt elements within the U.S.
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Release Date: May 30, 2006
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May 26

New Update for Increased Compatibility Coming Soon - Backup your Saved Games Now!

Dear Act of War: High Treason Fans,

We are pleased to announce we will soon (next 24-48 hours) be releasing an update to this game that we believe will increase compatibility on more modern Operating Systems.

Please note, although we do not anticipate any issues with Saved Games at this time, you should as a precaution backup your Saved Games before updating the game. We strongly urge all players to backup their saved games, now, in anticipation of this update. We suggest creating a backup of the entire AOW Saved Game directory (listed below).

Saved games, for most players, can be found at the following location on your computer:

For 32-bit WIndows:
c:\program files\steam\steamapps\common\Act of War High Treason\AOW

For 64-bit Windows:
c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\Act of War High Treason\AOW

Cheers,
Atari

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About This Game

The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed game Act of War: Direct Action picks up where the techno-thriller left off. On the eve of the U.S. Presidential elections, simultaneous terrorist attacks hit both candidates. Clues point to corrupt elements within the U.S. military, but also to the shadowy organization known as the Consortium.
You take on the role of U.S. Army Brigadier General Jason Richter, a career soldier and former commander of the 1st Special Forces (Delta Force) who has been given control of an elite new anti-terrorist unit: Task Force TALON. From massive enemy assaults to delicate hostage extractions, from classified spy missions to search-and-destroy onslaughts, Task Force TALON is deployed to engage the enemy in hotspots around the globe. Using near-future weaponry, Richter's men will be pushed to their mental and physical limits to contain a powerful unpredictable enemy bent on toppling the governments of the world.


  • Ultra-realistic modern military RTS with massive new features for both single and multiplayer
  • Over 50 new multiplayer maps and new single player campaign
  • Three new online multiplayer modes and customization options
  • Naval combat with advanced water physics and expanded technologies
  • Nine different mercenaries to expand the gameplay experience
  • Over 50 new ships, tanks, planes, soldiers, and upgrades
  • Enhanced A.I., graphics, artillery and aircraft handling, and much more!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz CPU or better
    • RAM: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB video RAM with full hardware T&L support
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® 9.0c (included) or higher
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB free HD space
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
In Window 7 or vista, this game need some patch.

here is download url.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/5pic10815orr794/Act of War DA & HT GOOD Fix.rar

unzip this file, and put dll file in Act of war directiory. this patch works with Direct Action and High Treason.

Oh, don't forget to run games in Compatability mode xp3 and run as admin. you will get runtime error without it.
ENJOY!

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hey guys! sadly, link is dead. but don't worry. this is new link in moddb.

http://www.moddb.com/downloads/proper-windows-7-fix-for-act-of-war

good luck


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listen, you got still runtime error? that case, you should be hi-tech computer. especially, you must limit ram if you have ram 8gb and over. go to 'msconfig', and setting ram capacity. after reboot, you can play this game.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
+ Good graphics.
+ Challenging AI.
+ No redundant units.
+ Does not require the original Direct Action to play.

- Campaign not as good as Direct Action.
- Online multiplayer requires 3rd-party software (Hamachi or GameRanger)
- AI does not support all game modes.

The Good
We'll start with the graphics: very good considering this game came out in 2006. The stock maps just as detailed as Direct Action, but with far more variety - Aside from the usual desert and urban maps, you can now play on more forest and jungle theatres.

Infantry play a prominent role right up until the late game. Act of War focuses less on tank rushing and requires the player to think a bit more. Well placed infantry, for example, can ambush a tank convoy from trees/tall grass and gain a x2 damage bonus. Likewise, artillery could be used to clear out forests and potential ambush zones. It's nice to play an RTS where infantry are more than just cannon fodder.

There are some very interesting game mechanics here too. While oil is your main source of income, it is still a finite resource and will run dry eventually. You can take and hold banks to acquire funds, or you can even take wounded enemies as hostages for ransom.

The expansion also adds naval warfare, which actually works rather well once you get the knack for it. Each faction has it's own unique variety of ships with different play styles.

Another interesting mechanic introduced to High Treason is the addition of mercenary units. These are expensive, but very effective specialist units that excel in what they do. For example, you can hire a specialist team of medics to provide a heal radius around wounded infantry - or call in the Rawhide artillery team and level an enemy base with rockets from afar.

The Bad
The AI does not work in naval warfare, which means you're up against humans whether you like it or not. Only a minor complaint, but sometimes it's nice to practice against the AI and hone your skills.

The campaign is brutally hard compared to Direct Action. Some veteran players might be okay with the tougher AI, but I personally struggled. Also the lack of live-action cut-scenes was also a disappointment.

The Ugly
Compatibility issues lie with Windows Vista, Win7 and Win8. There is a Win7 compatibility patch on ModDB which works perfectly - you can get it here

Final Thoughts
Despite the initial compatibility issues, this game has proven to be a very underrated RTS. It's what C&C Generals should have been.

VERDICT: Highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2014
Once you deal with the whole exceeds 2gbs of ram ordeal, its one of the best rts' i've played. It runs very smoothly and each faction is very unique yet very simple to use. There's cool mechanics like hiding in trees and proning to become hidden. It's like a prettier, more detailed version of command and conquer generals....but better. That's saying alot.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2014
i fixed it! it was esay i dident have to download anything! :D
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Finally seems to be stable after all these years. A great RTS with a great air strike system.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
i really love this game i expected this type of play from c&c
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2013
A fix on the Steam Froums finally allows this game to work. It's basically an improved Command and Conquer Generals, with an intricate infantry building garrisoning system, including the ability to breach enemy held buildings WHY THE ♥♥♥♥ HAS NO ONE ELSE DONE THIS AGAIN? It also works on Airstrikes like World In Conflict, except you can have your planes shoot down other planes trying to strike.The game itself is pretty solid, you can't play with naval units with AI though, which sux. Pick it up during a steam sale, it's definitely worth the $5.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
not compatitable with windows 8 dumb as hell...... the requirements to run it, such as changing your boot options is BS..
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2011
Does NOT run on x64 properly, has issues with more than 2Gb RAM. Is a good game though if you're still running an old OS on a low-end PC.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2010
Pre-Release Review
Act of War: High Treason is a fairly good expansion to the original Act of War: Direct Action. The game play feels different with the incorporation of a few espionage and techno-thriller missions. Since this is an expansion, expect the graphics to be the same if not better than Direct Action. The explosion animations/graphics are also very satisfying. The only gripe I have with this game is that some missions are obscenely hard. Like super meat boy level 200+ hard, it’s nothing a veteran RTS player can’t handle, but if you’re new to RTS you will probably cry from the difficulty. Also be warned this game takes up a lot of HDD space for a 4 year old game. It is about 8 gigabytes in size.
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4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2014
C&C Generals 3
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5 of 21 people (24%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2014
cannot make it run... my computer is completely capabable... horrible support... was a childhood game...
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5 of 23 people (22%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
This game is buggy, you need to go thru hell to even get it to work. and when you do get it to work it's not even worth it.

DO NOT BUY. SERIOUSLY!

Shame on you, Atari!

In depth about the game.

They flash about the addition of naval warfare, but its hardly even there. In Multiplayer there are some specific maps you need to play to get naval units.

Textures on units are FUBAR and reused alot, they look good all zoomed out but at closer inspection they are just a sad excuse.

Interface looks bad and not very professional at all, alot of clutter in it (like a news ticker nobody cares about).

Some mission wont even load, game is full with bugs.

Gameplay isen't that great to begin with (and this is the expansion pack).

Multiplayer is none existant because people hardly have the energy to get the game running.

I can go on and on but i wont. It's not worth it and to be honest this game dosen't deserve to be on steam. That, or it needs a major remake... or atleast make it work fine on modern OS (Like Vista/Win 7)
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6.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2012
This game is unplayable on systems over windows xp so don't bother buying it you won't get you money back.
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1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2011
Pre-Release Review
beached as bro
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7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2011
good game but depends against who you are playing
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