Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis

Publishers Codemasters
Developers Bohemia Interactive Studio
Release date 2001
Genre Shooter
Game rating

Game Description

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis is a tactical shooter and battlefield simulator video game developed by Bohemia Interactive Studio and published by Codemasters in 2001. The game is considered to be a spiritual successor to Gravon: Real Virtuality (1995). The game uses the same engine, Real Virtuality, as the military simulator VBS1. It was released on June 22, 2001 in Europe and August 30, 2001 in North America.

Download Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis

We might have the game available for more than one platform. Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis is currently available on these platforms:

Windows (2001)

Operation_Flashpoint_Cold_War_Crisis_Win_Preinstalled_EN.zip (845 MB)

Operation_Flashpoint_Cold_War_Crisis_Win_Setup_EN.zip (700 MB)

How to play on Windows

  1. The game is already pre-installed so you just have to download it and then you can start playing straight away.
  2. Download the “Operation_Flashpoint_Cold_War_Crisis_Win_Preinstalled_EN.zip” file from the link above.
  3. Open the downloaded .zip file and extract the “Operation_Flashpoint_Cold_War_Crisis_Win_Preinstalled_EN” folder to your desktop. You will need to use a software such as WinRAR to do this.
  4. Open the extracted “Operation_Flashpoint_Cold_War_Crisis_Win_Preinstalled_EN” folder and then open the “Game Files” folder.
  5. Open the “Operation Flashpoint” and double-click on the file called “FLASHPOINTRESISTANCE.EXE”.
  6. Choose you preferred settings (e.g. your resolution) and then select “Start” – the game should now launch.
  7. Enjoy!

Additional files, patches and fixes

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis Windows Manual (English)

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis Screenshots


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  1. Followed instructions and get a message stating ‘Bad Serial Number given in Setup’.
    Tried the fix posted below and still no joy.
    Pretty bummed.

  2. On 28 May 2021
    I succesfully downloaded and played with no issue.

    Also to those who don’t know, this download contains
    Operation Flashpoint Resistance
    Operation Flashpoint Cold War
    Operation Flashpoint I forgot

    But all in all thank you mate for bringing back my childhood memory. Love ya

  3. FIX for “bad serial number”:

    For windows 10: Go to Operation_Flashpoint_Cold_War_Crisis_Win_Preinstalled_ENGame FilesOperation Flashpointmiscfiles
    There you should have a file named “Key”, right click, Edit. You have to change the file to this:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCodemastersOperation Flashpoint]
    “MAIN”=”C:\Program files\Codemasters\Operation Flashpoint”

    I added Wow6432Node, save the file and then double click it.

    If you have windows xp just doble click de Key file.

    Then run the game from the .exe file as normal.


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