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 a simple guide how to install DCG 3.5. I tried to make it as simple as possible

Posted by Strawberry_Lisa on Jun 13th, 2012
Basic Installers.

First of all I will be using the vanilla MoW. But its the same in Assault squad too :)

STEP 1
Secure the keys!

Make sure that you have Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 or newer installed on your computer.
But I'm pretty sure that most of us already have it.
So this probaly NOT necessary

The 32 bit version
or
The  64 bit version

And if you have Windows Vista or Windows 7 you already have it


STEP 2
Ascend from darkness!
 
You also need to have Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.1 installed, and I have notice this is a common error. Many just download the newest version of Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable.
That will NOT work with DCG. It MUST be Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.1

Microsoft.com

STEP 3
Rain Fire!

And at last, you also need to have Microsoft Visual J#® 2.0 Redistributable Package installed

The 32 bit version
or
The for 64 bit version

STEP 4
Unleash the Horde!

Find your save folder for Men of War

You will find it in;

My Documents\My Games\men of war\profiles\username\save\
Inside the save folder create a folder and name it result


STEP 5
Skewer the winged beast!

Locate your Men of War folder

Non-steam version, by default its:
C:\Program Files\1C\Men of War

And the Steam version, by default its:
C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Men of War
Inside the Men of War folder you need to have a folder named "mods". If you don't have one,
create one! :)

Do not close the Men of War window.


STEP 6
Wield a Fist of Iron!

Download the correct version of DCG for your Men of War.

open the archive with Winrar or Winzip.

Here you should find 5 folders

Drag or extract the folder "campaign" to your mods folder you created.
(not the campaign.exe but the whole campaign folder)

But hey, you are not done yet! :)

STEP 7
Raise Hell!

Download the correct hotfix for you Men of War.
Open it and you should see a single "campaign" folder,
copy that too (not the campaign.exe), to the mods folder, it will ask you if you want to replace the older campaign folder with new one. Press yes.
It will probaly also ask you if you want to replace or combine files. Chose to replace all files


STEP 8
Freedom!

You should now have a campaign folder here:
Non-steam version
C:\Program Files\1C\Men of War\mods\campaign

And the Steam version
C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Men of War/mods/campaign

Now launch the campaign.exe within the campaign folder
and a new window should pop up

If you have the Non-steam version you don't need to do 1 or 2

Steam users nust do all steps

Steam users press "..." beside number 1
and locate the Men of War folder
C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Men of War

Then press "..." beside number 2
and locate the campaign folder
C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Men of War/mods/campaign

And last press "..." beside number 3
and locate your result folder you created earlier
My Documents\My Games\men of war\profiles\username\save\result

Then press "Extract All Maps"
Wait abit

press DONE


//Lisa

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UnrustledJimmies
UnrustledJimmies Jun 14 2012, 5:37am says:

Thank you so much for this tut :D Works perfectly now with steam. Very happy.

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ThanatosFM
ThanatosFM Jun 14 2012, 3:14pm says:

Even if I don't need this (well done) tutorial for the installation, THANK YOU for all the hard work and time you (the whole team) put into this awesome Mod! I really appreciate your work!

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Strawberry_Lisa
Strawberry_Lisa Jun 14 2012, 3:29pm replied:

Thank you :)

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Nuitari
Nuitari Jun 20 2012, 9:34pm says:

I did this and am missing several maps. Help?

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Strawberry_Lisa
Strawberry_Lisa Jun 22 2012, 6:16pm replied:

It can be

1. you gave DCG the wrong path to the men of war folder or the Campaign folder

or

2. You haven't extracted all maps within DCG

//Lisa

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pirate99a
pirate99a Jun 22 2012, 11:49am says:

HELP i downloaded all the links to this and when i open the "campaign.exe" folder it opens with notepad
and ive tried searching for the downloads with "open with" what do i do

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pirate99a
pirate99a Jun 22 2012, 1:59pm replied:

i am dum dont help me i figured it out

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Curtis323
Curtis323 Oct 23 2012, 3:40pm replied:

Hey do u know ho to fix this problem
Hi, I'm having trouble with the set/environment file. it's just empty. i've tried reinstallation but i get the same problem. I downloaded all the 3 programs for it to work. : / I tried re-installing those as well.

Edit: i also have the steam version of the game

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F22xSTEALTHx
F22xSTEALTHx Jun 27 2012, 8:40pm says:

does result have to be capitalized?

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Strawberry_Lisa
Strawberry_Lisa Jun 28 2012, 11:55pm replied:

You can name the save folder to whatever you want to :) for example to something short like "a" or something like that

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Marshmallow_Man
Marshmallow_Man Jul 16 2012, 9:49am says:

From steps 1-3 all those programs arnt listed as comparable with Windows 7 Ultimate 64x. So do I have to install them?

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Strawberry_Lisa
Strawberry_Lisa Aug 13 2012, 9:05pm replied:

Oh sorry, didn't see all these new comments here :/

If you are using Windows 7 you only need to install step 2 and 3 :)

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Woozle
Woozle Jul 26 2012, 10:59am says:

I laughed my *** off at the black ops references.

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ElectroEsper
ElectroEsper Aug 23 2012, 10:37pm says:

I can't find Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.0, the links given in the readmee are broken for me :/ Where do I get it now ?

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Strawberry_Lisa
Strawberry_Lisa Aug 24 2012, 7:21am says:

NOTE

For the people who is looking for XNA Framework Redistributable 3.0

Here you go
Mediafire.com

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One0nineR
One0nineR Sep 10 2012, 2:06am says:

STEP 7
Raise Hell!

Download the correct hotfix for you Men of War.
Open it and you should see a single "campaign" folder,
copy that too (not the campaign.exe), to the mods folder, it will ask you if you want to replace the older campaign folder with new one. Press yes.
It will probaly also ask you if you want to replace or combine files. Chose to replace all files

^^^^^^^^^
You lost me there. and this is the second to last step!
where exactly do i get this "hotfix" and what is it.... I know patches and cracks, but not hotfixes =(

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Strawberry_Lisa
Strawberry_Lisa Nov 22 2012, 11:39am replied:

Opps, I have checked it section for awhile now :/
To answer you question about the hotfix if you haven't fixed it. You should find the "hotfix" under "downloads". Chose your version of men of war

Hotfix for DCG v3.0 for Men of War: Vietnam

or

Hotfix for DCG v3.0 for Men of War: Assault Squad

Or

Hotfix for DCG v3.0 for Men of War

I hope that helped :)

//Lisa

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Curtis323
Curtis323 Oct 21 2012, 10:01pm says:

Im having trouble with these two steps

Steam users press "..." beside number 1
and locate the Men of War folder
C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Men of War

Then press "..." beside number 2
and locate the campaign folder
C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Men of War/mods/campaign

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Curtis323
Curtis323 Oct 21 2012, 10:04pm says:

I did all the rest like u said but these two im have problems with
it being a steam user

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Strawberry_Lisa
Strawberry_Lisa Nov 22 2012, 11:44am replied:

I don't have steam but iirc when you install a game from steam it will always be inside the steam folder.

Maybe you have installed it somewhere else? if so then you need to direct DCG do that folder/place

//Lisa

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Oddball2u
Oddball2u Dec 31 2012, 12:39am says:

I keep trying to install it but the campaign.exe.config file doesnt open.

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Oddball2u
Oddball2u Mar 11 2013, 9:15pm says:

I am also not getting any thing after "mission completed" comes up it just keeps goin and does nothing. when i (after saving) exit and go to dcg main screen the only "operation"s screen is the operation editor. How do I get to the operations screen that will get me to the battle prep and mission planning screen to do next mission?

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Vengefulnoob
Vengefulnoob Apr 1 2013, 1:17pm replied:

Are you saving with the right save-name? That might be part of the issue, because DCG should interrupt the game to inform you that the savegame is detected.

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Oddball2u
Oddball2u Apr 1 2013, 5:56pm replied:

Thanks for the help but thats what I had been doing wrong. Once I finally read the instructions r-e-a-l slowly I found what I had been doing wrong. Since then its worked fine on all 3 versions of the game

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Kimboslice1197
Kimboslice1197 Apr 7 2013, 11:40pm says:

I followed this to the letter, and when i start and operation, i get an error that says, Error when copying map files, and I'm not sure what to do. Please help

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Strawberry_Lisa
Strawberry_Lisa Apr 8 2013, 3:05am replied:

you probaly haven't pressed "extract all maps", check the step 8 picture. :)

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Kimboslice1197
Kimboslice1197 Apr 8 2013, 3:29pm says:

I did, though, that's the thing.I'll try again though

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Kimboslice1197
Kimboslice1197 Apr 8 2013, 11:39pm says:

I got it working, but i think i screwed up the save file. Should it look like

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Men of War Assault Squad\profiles\player\save\result

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Kimboslice1197
Kimboslice1197 Apr 9 2013, 4:19pm says:

good news, i got it working, but now when i start it, i get an exception
unexpected token(eresource.cpp, 75)
main mp.thread_single.exec
thread.exec
clockthread:onexecute
world: load map /map/single/00_dcg/dcgmission/map
file/map/single/00_dcg/dcgmission/map

then it says something about {Entity crate_one 0x835

What am I doing wrong?

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Strawberry_Lisa
Strawberry_Lisa Apr 9 2013, 5:25pm replied:

have you installed the programs from step 2 and 3?

if yes, then it can be that you did'nt pointed DCG to the right locations.

read step 5 again :)

Hm I don't know how steam handles the save files but it should be something like this;

My Documents\My Games\men of war\profiles\username\save\result

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Kimboslice1197
Kimboslice1197 Apr 10 2013, 7:16pm says:

I got it working, thanks!

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driveandkill
driveandkill Apr 19 2013, 11:26am says:

When I try to extract my maps it says file not found C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Men of War Assault Squad\resource\game.pak

After that I also get a program error o.O I installed all the required programs :/ the game also shouldnt be missing the game.pak file because if its required for the game to work because I can play normally. I installed the hotfix too.

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Strawberry_Lisa
Strawberry_Lisa Apr 20 2013, 11:05am replied:

Thats strange, it most be that you haven't set the right path to DCG. Have you pressed all the buttons as shown in the picture from step 8?

//Lisa

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Javierqb68
Javierqb68 Apr 22 2013, 8:01am says:

I did all the steps and started a campaign, but when I load of men of war assualt squad and go to load a game, I can't find it

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Javierqb68
Javierqb68 Apr 22 2013, 9:04am replied:

This is my save from step 4: C:\Users\Javier Duarte Jr\Documents\My Games\men of war - assault squad\profiles\player\save\result

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Pes123
Pes123 Jun 2 2013, 10:01pm says:

Well i have a problem too , i install all good but , when i open dcg says file not found . all the pak files not foumd , and when i open men of war its crashes , please help.

I have men of war assault squad 2.015

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Die_Fallschirmjager
Die_Fallschirmjager Jul 7 2013, 2:04am says:

My Men of War is installed on an external hard drive and my saved games are in a different location, how do I figure this out?

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Die_Fallschirmjager
Die_Fallschirmjager Jul 7 2013, 2:44am replied:

Nevermind, found it but cannot proceed onto next mission

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Strawberry_Lisa
Strawberry_Lisa Feb 7 2014, 6:20am replied:

From another DCG tutorial:

When you complete the Dynamic Campaign Mission in Men of War (whether you win,
lose, or simply decide to stop the mission to preserve your forces), simply save
the mission using the name that you specified in the DCG setup and you will be
returned to the beginning of this process to set up your next mission. :)

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Ushiri
Ushiri Nov 27 2013, 2:38pm says:

Thanks Lisa...Very nice logical guide! :D

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boundlesswar
boundlesswar Jan 18 2014, 10:40am says:

thanks for the instructions if it wasent for them i couldn't play your awesome mod

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razvanel122
razvanel122 Apr 10 2014, 6:26am says:

Unable to find the file D:/505games/1C/Men of War/1.pat which is defined in Settings.xml
And so on 2.pat,3.pat,4.pat,5.pat!
PLZ HELP

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Anxozt
Anxozt Aug 25 2014, 8:49am says:

Campains.exe has stoped working when i lauched it, repeatly

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Anxozt
Anxozt Aug 25 2014, 9:44am replied:

I fixed that problem
but there is another one
When i start MOW and add camapain game keep crashing help !

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