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What should I download in what order for PEG 2.0?
One People's General question I get a lot is "What should I download and in what order?" So here is an attempt at a brief guide. The ideal setup (People's General 2.0 / PEG 2.0) is as follows.
- People's General game, if you don't already have it. You can get it from the Underdogs and other places.
- (Optional, but highly recommended) Jeff Varnes's 2.0 No Alliances Game Patch from below.
- (Required for most new campaigns and scenarios) The latest 5 Star Equipment File (currently v.2.9) from below.
- You'll also need the Modgen.dat from below. That has the new icons.
That's it! Everything is optional. You can add them once you get the hang of things. You can add things such as:
- SSI Campaign Patch v.1.1
- More campaigns
- More maps
- Scenario Editors, and much more...
Mark Kirby (PEG WW2), Robert Mary (PEG WW2) and Robert Devore (Red Danger) have all done substantial modifications to the game as well. I would recommend you set up People's General separately for each of their systems. Red Danger, PEG WW2 or PEG 2.0, then maybe do it on separate installs of the game.
If you want to develop campaigns, equipment files, icons, maps or whatever for People's General, then see PEOPLE'S GENERAL DEVELOPER UTILITIES
People's General Downloads
|PEOPLE'S GENERAL GAME
|People's General Game - 60 mb . You'll need the game, if you don't already have it, before any of what is below is of any use to you.
|5 Star Equipment File v.2.9 - 60 kb; updated 05/01/03. By Narayan Sengupta, Mark Kiby, SSI - 5 Star Equipment File v.2.9 is a wonderful enhancement to the stock SSI People's General game. Make sure you also grab the Modgen.zip icon upgrade (see below a way down) or the equipment file won't display units properly. This equipment file has about 680 new units (1000 units total), innumerable tweaks, lots of air units, new tanks, new countries, aircraft carriers, submarines and other naval units and utilizes about 140 new People's General icons by Michel Linlaud and others. It is not fully compatible with scenarios using Vietnam, Mongolia, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia and Kazakstan as primary countries. [IDEA: To play all of the stock scenarios and campaigns, just keep your existing equipment file for that as a backup.] But it does add a few units for Israel, India, Italy, Iraq, Iran and Sweden and others. Some of the new units include:
|This People's General 2.0 Expansion Pack download is the end result of countless (literally) hours spent slaving away to create all of the campaigns listed in the section below. People have said this is easily worth $80, but I have kept the price low to allow more people to be able to afford and enjoy it. This campaign pack also improves several of the campaigns which came with the stock People's General released by SSI. These campaigns also incorporate many more units and icons than the stock game. Finally, the 9 stock campaigns are all improved as well. It also includes the fabulous PEG v.2.9 equipment file which I have spent hundreds of hours improving. Please see the extended description below for more details. NOTE: The money from your purchase goes to keeping this site up and making the other downloads available to you for free. Also note that this is FREE to any active members of JP's Panzers Forum or Redball's Forum. Just shoot me an e-mail once you are registered there. "I have been playing the People's General campaign pack and have been enjoying it thoroughly." - Terry Masterson. "This mod has an amazing level of research and detail, numerous and varied new units, well written and designed scenarios and engrossing and addictive campaigns (can't stop playing Russia Resurgent). Between the re-vamped old campaigns and the new ones, the replay value of this expansion pack is enormous," writes Greg Veler.
|People's General 2.0 Expansion Pack - 5 Great New Campaigns!!! Patches stock SSI campaigns.
|$19.95 (FREE to active JP's Panzers or Redball's Members)
|This "what if?" war in the year 2015 is between Israel and Iran-Iraq and assumes that Saddam is alive and that he was never attacked by USA. Michael's first campaign. Please give him feedback. Try it today! Note: If you want the entire campaign plus the game, you can get it directly from Michael's site. It is 51 mb: http://www.musikkurse-nowak.de/Peg2.0IsraelIrancampaign.zip.
|Narayan Sengupta/Michael Linlaud, etc.
|Required. This is the Modgen containing all of the icons required for People's General equipment file upgrades by Narayan Sengupta. You must download it to get the 2.7 and newer versions of the equipment file to work. However, you should only have to download it once. The People's General Modgen.dat file download is free and fast. No registration required.
|Jeff Varnes People's General 2.0 Game Patch allows you to play each country by itself! Recommended for all but the Vietnam campaign. This does not overwrite your existing Peoples.exe, so you can switch back and forth whenever you wish, even during a campaign or scenario. Do me a favor and download this patch and then start the game. You won't have to restart. Nor will it overwrite your existing game in any way, so if you don't like it, you can simply save (or not) and go back to the regular Peoples.exe. With this patch, you will only be able to buy equipment from the nation that is the primary nation in each scenario (sometimes USA, sometimes China, sometimes France, sometimes Britain, sometimes Germany, etc.), though you can upgrade all of your units to other units within that nation's roster.
|2.0 Game Patch
|Optional, but highly recommended.
|Redball's People's General 2.7a release can be installed within your existing People's General folder. It won't replace any existing files. PeG 2.7 enhances game play in various ways including:
|People's General 2.7a
|Michel Linlaud/Michael Nowak
|Michel's first campaign. Please give him feedback. Try it today! Includes campaign and scenarios files, also the special e-file for the campaign. You will need six PG2 converted maps, Alexandria, Beirut, Damascus, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Golan Heights. The campaign also includes a new sixth scenario by Michael Nowak.
|Improved versions of the stock scenarios. Includes three campaigns and a new equipment file.
|Western Campaign Recount
|A great Read!
|Great description (58 pages!) of the Long Western Campaign.
|People's General 2.0 Expansion Pack by Narayan Sengupta
|2008-2012 Germany, France and UK vs. China
|18 Scenarios. Jeroen Van Kassel and Narayan Sengupta have updated the US long campaign and Europeanized it and taken advantage of some of the new Chinese equipment too. Requires PEG 5 Star General Equipment File v.2.7 or better. Jeff Varne's People's General No Alliances patch is strongly recommended (which you can get here), though you can play this campaign without it. No additional maps or any other downloads are needed. This campaign uses stock PEG maps only.
|2003-2020 Russia vs. the World
|Due Nov. 2003.
|Railroaded v. 1.2
|UN vs. China
|6 Scen. 6 Max
|UN vs. China. More fun, more prestige, than original v.1.0. Works with stock SSI Equipment file, but much more fun with the PEG 2.0 one.
|The Dragon vs. The Eagle v.1.1
|18 Scen. 13 Max
|Requires v. 1.6 + v. 1.7 of Equipment File or better.
|SSI Campaign Patch v.1.1
|All Orig. Campaigns
|SSI / N Sengupta
|Fixes major bugs (preventing completion!) in two SSI campaigns, and tweaks the other seven. No more losing a campaign without any campaign score screen. Works with stock SSI Equipment file, but much more fun with the PEG 2.0 one.
|Falcon's Gambit v. 2.5
|2001 Korean War
|v. 2.0, but longer and adds SSI Taiwan map and scenario.
|PG2 to PEG Map Converter
|This will convert any of the first PG2 500 maps (numbers 0 to 499) created and will convert all of them to PEG very quickly. It's easy. Just run one batch file. (So far only about 340 maps exist either stock from SSI or custom made by various authors, so this should cover you for a while). You can get the PG2 maps from several places: Your PG2 CD as well as from this page: PG2 Custom Maps and other Great Map Sites.
|These are the generic map installation instructions.
|Terrain and Movement Table v.2.0
|Red Danger/PEG WWII/PEG 2.0 Launcher
|This is a game launcher utility to launch PeG for people that have multiple instance of it installed (i.e. Red Danger, PG2:WWII and PEG 2.0.
|PEG to PG2 Map Renumberer
|Jeroen Van Kassel
|Excellent tool that lets you renumber your PEG maps to PG2 compliant standards.
|SSI PEG *.map files
|Download these in case you need the stock *.map files to play your stock campaigns. Trust me, it's easier than reinstalling the game. Back up any existing *.map files, however. Extract the contents of this zip file to your SCENARIO folder.
|Stock SSI PEG Equipment files
|Download these in case you need the stock equipment files to play your stock campaigns. Trust me, it's easier than reinstalling the game. Extract the contents of this zip file to your People's General folder.
|PEG Campaign Editor
|Jeroen van Kessel
|Great new Campaign Editor from Jeroen.
|PEG Sound Upgrade
|Easily install 8 new sounds to overwrite existing ones.
|PeG Map Report
|Tells you how many map files you have.
|Upgrade to PG2 Graphics
|Upgrades certain graphics to Panzer2 graphics.
|PG2 to PEG Map Converter
|Excellent tool that lets you convert your PG2 maps to PEG maps. You must also own PG2.
|Map Names for PG2 and PEG
|Use with Luis' PEG Scenario Editor
|PG2 PeG DAT File Migration
|Upgrades Panzer2.dat to Modgen.dat (PG2 to PEG).
|Campaign Info Files
|Creates various text files for you in a snap!
|PG2 & PeG Map Migration 3.0
|Use to migrate PG2 maps to PeG. Requires PG2.
|High Score Reset File
|Allows you to reset the High Scores
|CAMPAIGN/EQUIPMENT FILE EDITORS and TOOLS
|Let's you add icons in a snap. This utility package is designed to let you make a conversion package for any PG2 icon pack you have to PeG format for use with PeG:WW2.
|PeG Movement Table
|Movement table and movement types.
|Blank Equipment File
|Blank equipment file so that you can create your own using Luis' or other editors.
|PEG 1.0 - 2.0 SCENARIOS
|NOTE that there is a bug which prevents custom user scenarios from launching properly when the People's General game is launched from the CD. Use Windows Explorer instead.
|Install / Submission Notes
|Information on Installation, Submission, Feedback, Bugs, etc.
|Return to Stalingrad is an update of existing scenario from Paolo Galibati. Uses v. 2.7 or better of the 5 Star Equipment File. "Since I like so much the new Equipment file, and also I like my scenario "Return to Stalingrad", I decided to update the Scenario to the possibility of the new Equipment file! Now the Scenario is fully compatible with the new e-file, and also benefits of a better balancing (needed since units stats changed a lot from e-file 1.9, used for my previous version!) and some minor tweaks!" 01/01/2011: After years of war, Western Forces finally have stopped Chinese Advance. Now, after 69 years, German and Italian Troops return to Stalingrad, this time to help their Russian Ally to repulse Chinese Army from Stalingrad. Russian Forces will directly assault the city from East, while German and Italian Troops from South will have to first annhilate Mongol stronghold on the Don-Volga Canal, an then reunite to Russians to launch the final attack to West Stalingrad.
|Return to Stalingrad v.2.7
|Mercs for Hire
|Try it today!
|Haifa Mid-East BETA
|Michel's first scenario. Please give him feedback. Try it today!
|Nigel's second scenario. Try it today!
|New scenario from Nigel Cloutt for the Mark Kirby's WWII package!
|Return to Stalingrad
|New scenario from Paolo Galibati. Uses v. 1.9 or better of equipment file.
|Siege of Sarajevo
|New 2 player scenario from Paolo Galibati.
|Demise of Osama
|Great new scenario from Robert McKee.
|Great new scenario from Paolo Galibati.
|Requires v. 1.9 or better e-file which you can get here.
|Enemy of My Enemy 2.0
|Vietnam vs. China
|NEW! From Brian Carpenter: France and Vietnam vs. China
|From Craig Lindemann, aka Seii Taisho Gun!
|SSI's Volokolamsk Highway
|Singapore Under Fire!
|Requires v. 1.6 or better e-file which you can get below.
|JP's People's General Forum
|Mark Kirby, Redball
|This is the world's only support forum for People's General. Please join us and contribute your ideas, suggestions, feedback and comments, game techniques and more!
|Luis Guzman's People's General Site
|Luis is one of the great contributors to this game. His tools have made a lot of the work the rest of us have done possible. You can get lots of great new tools for PG2 and PEG at his site.
|Robert Mary's PeG WW2 Site
|Robert has converted more campaigns than anyone else, making them accessible to all! Lots of great new downloads and PG2 to PEG campaign conversions.
|Support for many great games!
|PeG Brief Guide
|Brief Strategy Summary
|PeG Strategy Guide
|In depth Strategy Summary. Highly enjoyable and informative!
|PeG Game Review
|Review of Original Game
|PeG FAQs (Questions)
|Frequently Asked Questions about People's General
|Bullet point portfolios of your favorite developers