A simple mod for Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour which adds more player colors and possible starting cash to the game, along with other simple edits to bring the user a better experience overall.
This edits the files slightly for a better shot at the challenge.
Ok, so I only managed to beat an Easy A.I. like this so far.
To play the challenge, replace the Player Template file in your Zero Hour directory's Data/INI folder.
Follow this route:
Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour/Data/INI
Place the PlayerTemplate from the archive there after removing the old one. Put the old one somewhere you can find it, maybe a file named "Colors Mod - Normal" would help organize it. But make sure it's out of the directory completely. Then you're done!
Boot up Generals and launch a Skirmish match against an A.I. of your choice with $1000 as the starting money.
What makes this file special is the fact that each faction starts with a Chinese Hacker in order to generate some kind of income.
When you want to play normal colors again without each faction starting with a hacker, simply take the PlayerTemplate file out and put the old one back in. Pretty straightforward, huh?
I beat an Easy A.I. with the Superweapon General. I found that selling your Command Center can help, and capturing Oil Derricks are essential. Build a Barracks first, is what I would say if you asked for advice.