A downloadable game for Windows

W.W.II Operations: Desert Front is a World War 2 first-person shooter that takes place during the Western Desert Campaign (1940-1943)

- American Campaign: You will play as soldiers from the 9th Infantry Division of the U.S Army, sent to Rabat during Operation Torch, 1942. Your mission is to liberate the country from Vichy French occupation, fight alongside with your platoon and help them get through the toughest of situations. These characters include:

- Sergeant James Andrew Hawkins, 21 years old, 1st Platoon 2nd-in-command, Baker Squad.

- Private Jim Becker, 20 years old, Baker Squad.

- Sergeant Joe Ryder, 25 years old, 1st Platoon Leader, Able Squad.

Start from the shores of Morocco to Vichy-occupied villages and Special Operations Afrika Korps bases, experience the Invasion of Rabat like never before!

Official Soundtrack by Karam Bharj (Aurvandil): 

New Campaigns coming soon. Italian Campaign in development under the new name: Lions on The Desert Front.

If you want to have a chat with us join through this link! https://discord.gg/Uza6ReV


W.W.II Operations: Desert Front  - Top 100 Indies of IndieDB 2020

List of gameplay videos: Warlines' YouTube Playlist

Updated 13 days ago
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorWarlines Studios™
Tagscall-of-duty, First-Person, FPS, medal-of-honor, PSX (PlayStation), Retro, Singleplayer, War, World War II, ww2
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller

Install instructions

Just download the dfsetup.exe right below, run the setup, and enjoy the game!

.Release Notes Version 1.0

So, Desert Front has completed development after 1 year, and the game will still receive updates in the future (There definitely will be) to add more missions to the game, enhance gameplay and graphics and more. We are sorry if you encounter any glitches in-game, those are inevitable, and will be fixed in newer updates.

Game Crash Fix: If the game doesn't start up or crash after the first loading screen, turn off Post Processing in the Options. 

.Release Notes Version 1.3: https://warlines.itch.io/wwii-operations-desert-front/devlog/125616/desert-front-13


WWII Operations: Desert Front 1.3 Setup 541 MB
WWII Operations: Desert Front 1.9 Setup 579 MB

Development log


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Hey this is pretty amazing! Definitely gives me old school Call of Duty vibes. I think that there is certainly some rough edges to work out, but for what is presented I think you did a phenomenal job! Campaign, gunplay, setting, I think it all works well together and sells the idea pretty good. Love the work and can't wait to see what else you bring to the table!


Thank you so much for the detailed review! We promise you that the next installment of the series would be even better with bug fixes & graphical improvements along with a more authentic setting for the campaign :Đ


Nice game


Thank you so much, sir.


this game makes me think of BATTLEFIELD1942

the only difference is that ——you can't use Tanks

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This gives me FPS Creator vibes... I don't know if I like it or not

Edit: It is. It is made with FPS Creator

It's all fine, sir, we all have different views on video games.

We're sorry if this game didn't meet your expectations :(


One of the best indie WWII games. It has such a great retro vibe. Loved it.

Thank you so much for giving our game a try! Excuse us for the troublesome glitches you've encountered, you shall not see 'em in the franchise's later installments ;D


Hey there again! I know I played like a month ago, but your game made it for my Top best games for this past month of October! Congrats!


Thank you so much Zakaria!

It is such an honor to be featured in your October Top 3 :>


Your Indiegala freebies page disabled the downloads. Apparently the file was corrupt? It wasn't up long enough for me to ever claim.

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I am so sorry, the download on Indiegala got corrupted for some reason, our team is figuring out how to solve this
Hopefully Desert Front will be available again on the site soon :>


Hey there Warlines Studios, I had many thing to take care of and it has been slow for me working on these videos lately. I would love for a little bit of support like subscribing to my YouTube channel. I do say it is a good game and you will probably have some boost in the upcoming days for this one (I hope so). Some stuff need to be fixed here and there, but most important one is the loading and saving time (It lags and freezes the game for a bit each time). Here is the video for your game:


Glad you enjoyed it, thanks a whole bunch for the boost too c:
We'll be supporting your channel!


It is a really good game. Well done guys and thank you so much for the support.


Hola! Tengo un problema con el juego y es que no me deja abrirlo. presiono el botón "Play" pero no ocurre nada. saben como arreglarlo?

Hola! Podría intentar ejecutar "df.exe" como administrador y en modo de compatibilidad con Windows 7 / XP?

can u play with controller like xbox or ps4 controllers

We implemented support for XBOX controllers, but sadly not for Playstation ones (Due to technical reasons, nothing personal)

You just need to go to Options -> Input when you open up the launcher, there will be an XBOX Controller option that is set to "No" by default,  you should change it to "Yes" then click "Accept", and enjoy the game! :D


if u have ps4 controller u can try ds4 its turns ur ps4 controller to xbox controller

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You're... not serious about that, right? :concern:


*visible concern*



i feel you bro





Jajjajaja que buen chiste

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mate wtf


Grate game

Thank you ;D

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man this is good

i will make a video review about this

heres the link of my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWmN-mmz4DfpWXgH09-xEmQ

edit : the review is taking longer to make than i expected, i am sorry for the inconvenience.

i will update this comment when i will make the review

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Thank you so much shovelav! We will definitely be watching it, yer got one new subscribe ;)

Edit: Oh it's fine sir, please take your time  :)

the fokin Adobe crashed mid project, and won't open the file(tried everything) . i promise to post the video, but  i'l need more time to remake it.

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Oh dang! That's very unfortunate.. we're sorry to hear that, hopefully Adobe fixes their issues.

And we wish you good luck with your video mate!

(Love the fact you included the 1999 MOH)


ok the review is finaly out

It's awesome! Thanks so much for the review sir c:


Premiere being premiere :( rip


Forgot to post it earlier. My full gameplay of that great game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp6OyL3rJlo


Thank you Galahad! d;


i read many positive comment so i gonna play this!

Thanks HALO12! We hope you enjoy Desert Front! 


love the game hope you will add more awesome update :D and i have idea with a shader just make particle more realistic :) thanks for this game what a really nice game remind me to my childhood ;Dcant wait for more game by you

Thank you for enjoying our little game, there will be another update to it which will upgrade graphics, fix some gameplay issues and add a new mission where you can fight the Vichy French! :D


i really happy to hear this :)


i have 1 request and i hope it will added and if you cant make it because it too hard just leave this idea i hope this game has a CO-OP mode :D


Hey yo. THE GAME IS AWESOME!!! I am trying the D DAY DLC now! Wish it has more levels too.

Thanks so much for liking the game! It will receive a new update quite soon!

Don't forget to check out Lions on The Desert Front, the next installment of the series, you won't be disappointed!

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I enjoyed it! it reminds of the old COD games. I haven't finished the entire game, funny thing though if I was born back then the first mission would have been on my birthday lol! A few things that could make the game better though:

  • Making sprinting a wee bit faster. To me it feels like sprinting doesn't do much.
  • I found a bug, not sure how it happened but I fell through the map. I was checking doors in the town and went up to a door in the level "Under Heavy Fire" (Level 4) and I just fell to my death.
  • Sometimes the AI doesn't detect me, are they only able to detect you if your in view?

That's all I can think of at the moment, but over all 4/5!

Edit: I finished the first part pretty good!


Hi there, thanks a lot for the review!

Desert Front will continue to receive updates, but unfortunately some of the listed glitches are issues related to the engine and might not get fixes soon. But worry not! It will receive a huge graphical and voice-overs update once Lions on The Desert Front gets a release date!




DX9? wow looks good for a DirectX 9 IMO 

btw do you mind checking out my game? like I like WW2 so I made a cheap low budget WW2 game xD



Thanks for the nice words!

And I will definitely try your game out, I'm quite interested.

- Dan

(If possible I'll also leave a smol review :D)


Np :D

Thanks hope you like my game!


Thanks for making this game, I had a lot of fun playing it.  I am looking forward to any of your guys upcoming games.  

Thanks for playing Ron! We assure you the new games will be even better!


Seems a fun game but I can't find a way to rebind the melee key in the options and I can't see anything in the configuration files either. Maybe you don't need it much but there's no way I can stick with using the alt key. Am I missing something?


We'll get it changed to "V"

The key can't be rebound unfortunately, kinda complicated to explain. 

But we're glad that you enjoyed the game!

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Ah cool, thanks. The game also crashes to the launcher menu when you melee while jumping, but still had fun playing this old school fps. I like the basic proto Return to Castle Wolfenstein feel. Did I hear a couple of RtCW sound effects sneaked in here? Ammo pickups? 

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This game took a lot of inspiration from those classic titles, sounds included :D But that's not the actual sound from RTCW, it just sounds the same


Ok games 

Thanks for the comment!

I have one problem, that at the start, with every interaction (for example talking I gotta save and reload so I can move, because after an interaction I cant move


If you're experience this in the first mission where you get guided through the tutorial, don't worry, the movement is locked for 2 seconds whenever you get instructions on how to play, so you just need to wait for around 2-3 seconds and then you can continue moving as normal :)


Ah, okay, thank you ^-^

I can't get it to start. I got the app to open, but can't get the game itself to launch.


You should try turning off Post Processing in the options. If that doesn't work, try opening a file in the game folder called "setup.ini" and copy paste this line into it, somewhere blank: "systemmemorycapoff=1"

Hello there! We found the problem, you need DirectX 9 installed on your computer to be able to play, sorry for the inconvenience!



Good old shooter))) But there are bugs. I wanted to go all the way, but I couldn't. Add hints. Well done!!!

Thank you! It seems that you got stuck in Mission 2, you actually came across the last door but you forgot to check it :D