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War Diary

Game information

Category: Real-Time Strategy
Year: 1996
More details: MobyGames
Game added by: MrFlibble
Violence: !This game includes violence
Part of group:
DOSBox: Supported (show details)

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File File type File size
includes installer
executable: wardiary.exe
3,584 kB
(3.50 MB)


1. Unpack the contents of into a temporary folder DOSBox will recognize.
2. Start DOSBox and run wardiary.exe.

For basic instructions on how to set up and use DOSBox, please refer to this guide.

The shareware version includes the first two missions from the full game's campaign.


  • Title/ main menu screen (image by MrFlibble)
  • Attacking a Japanese castle (image by MrFlibble)
  • Peasants chop wood like in WarCraft games (image by MrFlibble)
  • You also need to tend to the farmland to get food for your troops (image by MrFlibble)
  • Instead of simply mining for gold, the game has the player trade raw materials for cash (image by MrFlibble)
  • You need to manufacture weapons before you can equip your troops (image by MrFlibble)
  • Exploring the area - minimized interface mode (image by MrFlibble)
  • Destroying the undefended Japanese headquarters (image by MrFlibble)
  • Each mission briefing has its own unique background image (image by MrFlibble)

Description (by MrFlibble)

War Diary is a real-time strategy game set in the late 16 century, during the Japanese invasion of Korea. As a commander of Korean forces, the player must help defend their land and repel the Japanese invaders.

War Diary shares many similarities with WarCraft: Orcs & Humans, but also has unique features that set it apart from other games in the genre. For example, there is a day/night cycle and weather effects like rain and lightning. The game places a greater emphasis on production and economy management, with the necessity to trade for gold and raw materials, and manufacture weapons and equipment for the soldiers.


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Game screenshot

War Diary



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