Dynamic Campaign Generator (DCG) is a mod for the games "Men of War" and "Men of War: Assault Squad" that randomly generates skirmish missions and lets you keep your surviving forces from one battle to another. Some people find this mod tricky to install the first time - please read the readme.txt carefully and ask for help (if you need it) on our forums here on this site, or at the game developer's site.

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This is an installation and setup guide for the Dynamic Campaign Generator mod (DCG)

Posted by Jason1_ on Jul 8th, 2011
Basic Installers.

Men of War Dynamic Campaign Generator Setup Instructions


Preparation

You must install and run Men of War successfully before installing this mod.

  • It may help avoid confusion if you have also saved a single player game before installing this mod.
  • Make sure Men of War is not currently running the first time you install and run this mod.
  • Users of Windows Vista, Windows 7 or 8 will find installation much easier if Men of War is not installed in the C:\Program Files\ folder (Microsoft has made C:\Program Files\ a protected portion of the file system in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8, which prevents DCG from writing things like new mission files there).
  • If you are playing the original Men of War, you must have Men of War Patch 1.17.5.1 (Hotfix 1.17.5.1) installed in order for this program to function properly.
  • If you are playing Men of War: Assault Squad, you must have Men of War: Assault Squad Patch 2.05.15 installed in order for this program to function properly.

You must have Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package or later installed in order for this program to function properly.

  • Note that the .NET Framework 2.0 is included as an OS component on Windows Vista and the .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0) is included as an OS component on Windows 7, so this step is not necessary in those operating systems.
  • If you are using Windows XP, use Windows Update to obtain the latest .NET Framework.
  • If you are using Windows 8, you may need to enable .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0),
    which you can do by following these directions on Microsoft's website:

    instructions for enabling .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 8

You must also have Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.1 installed in order for this program to function properly.

  • Note that if you have a later version of XNA installed (e.g. XNA 4.0) you still need to install this version as well.
  • This download is available for free from Microsoft's website.
  • You can find it here:

    download for both 32 and 64 bit versions

You must also have Microsoft Visual J#® 2.0 Redistributable Package – Second Edition installed in order for this program to function properly.

  • (You may be prompted to uninstall a previous version of the Visual J# 2.0 Redistributable Package before you can install this)
  • This download is available for free from Microsoft's website.
  • You can find it here:

    download for 32 bit version

  • If you have a 64 bit version of Windows, you should use the following link
    instead:

    download for 64 bit version

Installation and Configuration

  1. Erase all previous versions of the mod, if present.
  2. Unzip the contents of the archive into your \Men of War\mods folder.
  3. Run Campaign.exe in the Campaign folder.
  4. A settings window will appear with some long text boxes and buttons for selecting the folders where the missions and the saved games reside. Use these boxes and buttons to configure the folders.
  5. Verify or alter the location of the Men of War game folder (by default: C:\Program Files\1C\Men of War\).
  6. Verify or alter the location of the DCG mod folder (by default: C:\Program Files\1C\Men of
    War\mods\Campaign).
  7. Select the corresponding save game folder for that mission (by default in Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\{yourloginname}\My Documents\My Games\men of
    war\profiles\{yourprofilename}\save\{yoursavegamename}). Note that the name of
    the folder must be the same as the name used to save the game. Also note that
    the player's profile name is part of the folder path. If you have never saved a
    game before in Men of War, you need to use the "Make New Folder" button in the
    folder browser popup to make the {yoursavegamename} folder and remember that
    name for when you save the result of the battle in DCG later.
  8. Click the "Extract All Maps" button and wait for a message box
    indicating that it has completed.
  9. Close the settings window when done.

Additional Setup Considerations for Users of Steam, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or 8

Installing and running DCG for the first time can be tricky, especially if you are using Steam, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or 8.  In that case, paying careful attention to the installation folder can be important:

  • Users of Windows Vista, Windows 7 or 8 must have administrator privileges to run this mod if Men of War is installed in the C:\Program Files\ folder.
  • It is highly recommended that users of this mod install Men of War in another folder (eg. C:\Games\) by selecting the "advanced" button in the Men of War installer.
  • Steam users should note that Steam installs itself and any games you purchase through Steam in the C:\Program Files\ folder by default.

Here are some tips and explanations:

Explanation #1:
Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8 prevent DCG from running properly by
default if Men of War is installed in the folder C:\Program Files\ (or
equivalent). Installs in C:\Program Files\ are common if you run Steam since
this is Steam's default folder. If this describes your setup, try
one of these tips:

Tip #1:
(easiest)
Run DCG "as administrator". To do this, right click on the
campaign.exe file and select "Run as administrator" from the pop-up menu.
Alternatively, you can check "Run this program as an administrator" in the
"Compatibility" tab of the properties.

Tip #2: If tip #1 does not work, you can
reinstall Men of War in another folder outside of C:\Program Files\, for
example, C:\Games\.

Tip #3:
(hardest)
If you can not use tips #1 or #2 for some reason, you can
install DCG to the VirtualStore folder. Instructions for doing this are found
below. Note that trying this tip requires careful reading of the instructions
and some tech-savvy.

If and only if you do not wish to install Men of War outside the C:\Program Files\ folder, then you will need to do the following additional setup steps.

  • First, if it does not already exist, you must make a "mods" folder inside your system's VirtualStore folder that is named similarly to the one in your install folder. For example:
    C:\Users\{User Name}\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\{Install folder for your version: eg. 1C, Aspyr}\Men of War\mods\
  • Second, extract DCG inside this folder.
  • Third, you will need to adjust your modfolder setting in the settings window or the Settings.xml file to point to this folder - the modfolder setting should look similar to this: C:\Users\{User Name}\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\{Install folder for your version: eg. 1C, Aspyr}\Men of War\mods\Campaign
  • You should then run the DCG mod only from this folder.
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Franmar_The_Great
Franmar_The_Great Oct 16 2011, 2:45am says:

Thank you, I couldn't find XNA and visualJ

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Hydros
Hydros Nov 9 2011, 4:36pm says:

Hmmmmm the Campaign.exe stops running instantly after I double click :/

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coixuong
coixuong Mar 19 2014, 10:37am replied:

i met the same problem, how to solve it please

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[DRD]NINJA
[DRD]NINJA Jun 8 2014, 4:13pm replied:

i fixed it by downloading the stuff above hope it works for you!

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ShamrockSoldier
ShamrockSoldier Jan 20 2012, 8:53pm says:

When I click on extract all maps, is there a loading bar of some sort, if so I never got that, but I also never got an Error message

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ianhoran1
ianhoran1 Mar 22 2012, 7:22pm says:

I get an error when clicking extract maps can someone help?

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migzahoy
migzahoy Apr 14 2012, 9:06pm says:

wait guys anyone knows? where can i download the 1.17.5. patch for men of war assault squad?

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Jason1_
Jason1_ Apr 19 2012, 9:00pm says:

1.17.5 is only for vanilla MoW.
For AS you need patch 1.96.6.

We almost never check these comments, so it's better to post questions on the main screen or in the forums.

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pirate99a
pirate99a Jun 6 2012, 9:57pm says:

uh starting at part 5 i have no idea of what to do
can someone please help me

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Painmace
Painmace Aug 16 2012, 3:06pm says:

ater i "bought" my units i get to a black screen and i get this message "Error saving result image: C:\ Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\men of war\mods\Campaing\Save\situation.png
Can i download it or what do i need to do?

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shiimon
shiimon Dec 28 2013, 2:11pm says:

I get this error when i start the installer "unable to find the file: C:\Program Files\1C Company\ Men of War\resource\map.pak which is defined in settings.xml

And because of that I can't extract the maps.. Any ideas on how to solve the problem?

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Ty2903
Ty2903 Jan 12 2014, 9:41am replied:

Hi Shiimon, You probably missed something when setting up DCG. I'd recommend watching the video install tutorial. It has helped others see what they missed. Check it out here Moddb.com

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mogrim90
mogrim90 Mar 11 2014, 1:46am says:

Hello! I have installed all programs from "preparation phase". I'm using "Assault Squad 2.0.15" and when trying to extract maps getting error like "unable to find the file: X:\Games\Men Of War.Assault Squad.v 2.05.15 + 6 DLC\resource\game.pak". There is no file game.pak in my "X:\Games\Men Of War.Assault Squad.v 2.05.15 + 6 DLC\resource\" folder! There are "map.pak" ~570mb, "map_bonus" ~15mb, "dlc_skirmish_1" (and _2). How to extract maps?

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zakattack04
zakattack04 Jun 9 2014, 12:11am says:

So do we go into MOW:AS and enable the campaign mod and then start up the exe file or just go straight to the exe file?

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