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For PG2 fans - 11/26/2008 7:05:44 AM   
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Stumbled across this last night...I had no idea this old goat was still so popular!


About 1 Gig of downloads in this comprehensive mod.....including 50 custom campaigns.

PG2

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/26/2008 3:09:00 PM   
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I still play them all, with and without all the mods

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/26/2008 6:16:41 PM   
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Since when was PG2 declared freeware?

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/26/2008 8:13:46 PM   
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Thx Juggalo, but I have a fear that if I go back to that wonderful game, I will forget how great it is and see it, warts and all, through more experienced eyes.

It was my introduction to wargaming and I loved it...I don't want to kill that memory.

Long live Panzer General and Allied General (Pacific General was a step too far for me!)

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/26/2008 8:28:06 PM   
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the art direction in PG was quite extraordinary for the era and the genre.
Sweet looking, good memories :)


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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/26/2008 10:28:07 PM   
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Couldn't get it to work. Looked like my box was too fast for it.

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/26/2008 10:48:25 PM   
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I still play the vanilla version of Panzer General II from time to time on my dual-core PC running under Vista with hardly a problem. The only thing I've had to do was to Alt + Tab it a time or two when first starting a game to correct the mouseovers so they would read correctly.

The Panzer General series was a great one.

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/26/2008 11:59:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Juggalo

Stumbled across this last night...I had no idea this old goat was still so popular!


About 1 Gig of downloads in this comprehensive mod.....including 50 custom campaigns.

PG2


Yep, I've played quite a few of those campaigns. They're good, but on word of warning...some of them get DAMN hard.

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/27/2008 12:23:33 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Terminus

Couldn't get it to work. Looked like my box was too fast for it.


My box is in love with this game. they cohabitate perfectly

Vista home premium 32bit sp1
E8400 @ 3.00 Ghz
2gigs ram
not exactly slow, not exactly fast

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/27/2008 1:48:41 AM   
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Pacific General is my favorite still, but, I did get into Scorched Earth because of the leaders you could attach to units as it gave the game a more roleplaying experience. There's no doubting the PG series is a classic and will always be I think.

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/27/2008 2:17:10 AM   
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Pg2 was always my first wargame, but I was never able to get the new mods to work. Then I discovered Spwaw, its now number 1. Today I downloaded this new PG2 mod and it worked like a charm, one thing I noticed were some VERY NICE SOUNDS which could possibly used in SPwaw ?????? I will remain a  SPwaw fan but this PG2 mod really intrigues me.

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/27/2008 8:46:47 PM   
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Downloads don't seem to include digital manual. Is there one somewhere? Even though game plays much like Battle Isle 3 and Advanced Strategic Command, I need some more info about few things: how units are reinforced and resupplied? Can units get inside of towns (and out of the map) and/or inside of other units? Can purchased units be deployed elsewhere than next to HQ? How do I land my aircrafts? Are there support units like ammunition carriers? Is there any way at all to stack multiple units in same hex? What are terrain effects for attack/defend? How do I find out whether or not unit can move, attack, and move again in same turn?

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/27/2008 10:04:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Matti Kuokkanen

Downloads don't seem to include digital manual. Is there one somewhere? Even though game plays much like Battle Isle 3 and Advanced Strategic Command, I need some more info about few things: how units are reinforced and resupplied? Can units get inside of towns (and out of the map) and/or inside of other units? Can purchased units be deployed elsewhere than next to HQ? How do I land my aircrafts? Are there support units like ammunition carriers? Is there any way at all to stack multiple units in same hex? What are terrain effects for attack/defend? How do I find out whether or not unit can move, attack, and move again in same turn?


Was going to answer your queries, until I realized it's been long enough since I last played that I don't remember half the answers. Luckily, the PG2 manual is on Replacementdocs. Here's the link...

http://www.replacementdocs.com/download.php?view.732

None of the rules have been changed with the custom campaigns, so it still basically works the same.

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/27/2008 10:47:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Greybriar

I still play the vanilla version of Panzer General II from time to time on my dual-core PC running under Vista with hardly a problem. The only thing I've had to do was to Alt + Tab it a time or two when first starting a game to correct the mouseovers so they would read correctly.

The Panzer General series was a great one.



Good to know that PG2 runs on a dual-core Vista machine. I picked a copy of it up years ago at a boot-sale but have never fired it up. Might remedy that this weekend.

Panzer General and Allied General were my introductions to computer wargaming. On the Playstation 1 no less

Spent many a happy hour with them whilst the wife was out working nights.

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/28/2008 12:56:59 AM   
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The only reason that I bought a 3DO gaming console, back in the day, was because one of their initial game releases was Panzer General!

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RE: For PG2 fans - 11/28/2008 5:01:30 AM   
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ORIGINAL: JudgeDredd

Thx Juggalo, but I have a fear that if I go back to that wonderful game, I will forget how great it is and see it, warts and all, through more experienced eyes.

It was my introduction to wargaming and I loved it...I don't want to kill that memory.

Long live Panzer General and Allied General (Pacific General was a step too far for me!)



I do not know Judge, but if you go over to the site and see the New Campaign list that is available for this version, you might be persuaded to rekindle your love affair...

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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/6/2008 6:25:06 PM   
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Is this legal?

The same link is over at BFC and no comment from them either.

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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/6/2008 7:56:30 PM   
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Probably isn't, no... Wonder who would hold the copyright today, now that SSI isn't with us any more.

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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/6/2008 8:04:56 PM   
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Anyone knows how to run PG2 in windowed mode?

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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/6/2008 11:12:26 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Terminus

Probably isn't, no... Wonder who would hold the copyright today, now that SSI isn't with us any more.


It appears to be Ubisoft.

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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/6/2008 11:35:52 PM   
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Crikey! I still have many of the older wargames in the loft and the PG series was my proper initiation into this amazing hobby. As I've never really had much luck with PG2 on XP, I'm going to grab this custom version to see if it works. Let's hope it still plays as well as my failing memory seems to think it used to.

Cheers for the linky

Jim

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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/6/2008 11:38:50 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Arctic Blast


quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

Probably isn't, no... Wonder who would hold the copyright today, now that SSI isn't with us any more.


It appears to be Ubisoft.


Perhaps there was a software copyright of only ten years? Who knows....

By the way, the Das Reich campaign is absolutely brilliant....

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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/7/2008 10:53:55 AM   
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Er... well... I never got to play PG2, so I think I am going to DL this. Of course, I have a huge backlog, JA2 that I was playing, EU: Rome - Vae Victus, Sacred 2...

Do the graphics still look pretty good? I recently played Fallout and Fallout 2 and was pleasantly surprised that the graphics still held up over all these years.

SoM


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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/7/2008 11:41:46 AM   
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Er, no... PG2's graphics are decidedly dated...

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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/7/2008 11:42:29 AM   
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BTW Montfort, isn't it time to consider changing your sig?

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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/7/2008 11:50:20 AM   
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Never got my german version Panzer General 3D (that is PG 2) to run on a modern OS. Now I realize that I can replay PG2 on my Linux Box with wine, looking forward to the wealth of mods. In Vista I also suffer from the wrong mouseover issues with my nvidia 88.


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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/7/2008 12:00:49 PM   
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I downloaded this last night and for anyone who's tried the original on XP without success (like me) try this modified version, it does work! I didn't bother downloading or installing music or videos. I'm running the game on XP SP2, Intel Quad Q6600, 3Gb DDR2 RAM and my screen res is 1680x1050. The graphics are a bit pixellated and fuzzy due to the high resolution and whenever there's an animation on screen, the mouse cursor lags for a second or two. Othe than that, it seems to be fine. Nice.

I think there are enough scenarios to keep me busy for months too. Hundreds!

Cheers,
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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/7/2008 1:30:21 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Terminus

BTW Montfort, isn't it time to consider changing your sig?


Better? And people wondered why I stayed out of the controversial Avatar conversations...

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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/7/2008 9:25:40 PM   
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OK so why can't i get it to work.
Get the pzg opening screen and the army list menu and then erm nothing.

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RE: For PG2 fans - 12/7/2008 9:45:36 PM   
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Do you mean you get to the main page? The one with the PG logo at the top and ten icons along the bottom of the page?

Assuming yes...If you hover the pointer over any of the icons, do you get text explaining what each does?

At what point does it fail and what can you see?


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