The Great War is a modification for Company of Heroes meant to bring the war two decades earlier. This mod focuses on the later years of the First World War. Currently the two teams will be the British Expeditionary Force against the German Empire, however with time the team will try and bring some more nations in, such as France and Austria-Hungary. This mod will focus or realism but keep the game balanced enough to make it enjoyable. Things to look for in the mod are the famous artillery strikes and the infamous gas attacks. Trenches will provide vital cover for infantry while tanks will roll over the battlefield and instil fear into the enemy troops.

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This will guide you through the process of installing The Great War 1918 modification for Company of Heroes.

Posted by don_durandal on Jun 9th, 2013
Basic Installers.

1) download the tgw1918_v1_0.exe

2) once the download is completed, double-click on tgw1918_v1_0.exe to start extraction of the mod files.
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2a) you will be asked for a destination folder; this must be your COMPANY OF HEROES directory! (i.e. that's where Company of Heroes is installed and RelicCoH.exe can be found)

+ The CoH directory for the new Steam version will look like this:
"C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Company of Heroes Relaunch"
+ The CoH directory for the old Steam version will look like this:
"C:\program files\steam\steamapps\common\company of heroes"
+ The CoH directory for the retail version will look like this:
"C:\program files\THQ\company of heroes"

2b) once you have entered your Company of Heroes directory under "Destination folder", click "Extract"

2c) if asked to, overwrite all files.
(otherwise you will end up with older versions of the mod files)
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3) once the extraction is finished, you can start playing by double clicking onThe Great War 1918 shortcut found on your desktop.
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Enjoy, and see you in no man's land!


For those with Steam's Company of Heroes relaunch version, you can install The Great War 1918 directly from the Steam store.
See here: Store.steampowered.com

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TheSoldier
TheSoldier Jun 9 2013, 6:07pm says:

Gosh darn it, don't get me excited like that!
;)

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swelund
swelund Jun 10 2013, 9:08am says:

More mods should make it this easy! Great job :)

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Scripty
Scripty Jun 10 2013, 11:05am says:

This mod works offline correct ever since the update with the new CoH? I remeber last time i tried to play i wasnt able to ever get it to play offline.

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M1GHTY.M4VS
M1GHTY.M4VS Jun 10 2013, 11:14am replied:

it works on the steam installations before relaunch, that you can play offline without problems, it just loads a dummy batch now that disables the relic server query. I wasn't able to get the retail working but haven't checked either, maybe there's a file to be changed that let's you bypass the server inquiry

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don_durandal Author
don_durandal Jun 10 2013, 11:21am replied:

It works fine offline with the retail version, as long as your still have your installation CD.

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Scripty
Scripty Jun 10 2013, 11:55am replied:

ah unfortunately mine is solely form steam. But thanks for the advise. If you can find a way like they did with eastern front to make the thing work id be ever grateful.

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skadthereaper
skadthereaper Jan 11 2014, 2:06pm replied:

I have the same :(

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don_durandal Author
don_durandal Aug 18 2013, 7:28am replied:

Any of the CoH games will suffice. Code-wise they are all exactly the same.
Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor are just keys to unlock content, they are not different games.

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OffizierTompson
OffizierTompson Sep 28 2013, 7:33am says:

Can u tell me, where the shortcut is located, because every time i start the game it works first. But after 2nd time the shortcut is broken. So i reinstall game every time before i can play. -,-

(still its great and sry for my english 8D )

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Luthre
Luthre Oct 2 2013, 9:32pm says:

It didnt do the overwrite all files thingy? I need help it doesnt let me play and this tutorial crap is really confusing

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don_durandal Author
don_durandal Feb 2 2014, 5:50am replied:

This has been fixed in version 1.1 of the mod.

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don_durandal Author
don_durandal Feb 2 2014, 5:51am replied:

If you're playing on the retail version of Company of Heroes (i.e. not on steam) you need to patch your game to 2.601 at least to play the mod.

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sirshady16333
sirshady16333 Feb 18 2014, 9:52am says:

why is it in russian
how do I change it to english

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Dahur.
Dahur. Feb 23 2014, 10:58am replied:

Mine is in russian too.
If you already find how to change tell me something.

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don_durandal Author
don_durandal Mar 29 2014, 4:41am replied:

It's in Russian because you are using a pirated copy of CoH.

Open the Locale.ini in your Company of Heroes installation folder. You'll see that it says "lang=Russian" instead of "lang=English".

Well if you've got a legitimate version, you can replace the files from "..\Company of Heroes\tgw\Locale\Russian" with those from "..\Company of Heroes\tgw\Locale\English" (replace ".English" with ".Russian").

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don_durandal Mar 29 2014, 4:42am replied:

ToV has all factions, and is already patched to the latest workable patch. So get that one.

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don_durandal Author
don_durandal Apr 12 2014, 11:16am replied:

Does this happen to the un-modded game too?

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Treeindy
Treeindy Jun 6 2014, 11:31pm replied:

Same here too!

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justinpatrick1011
justinpatrick1011 Apr 21 2014, 6:36am says:

Nevermind, i just visited the forums and i knew it now! Just add the -dev to the shortcut and your done!

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Treeindy
Treeindy Jun 6 2014, 9:16am says:

It says cannot verify media when I open the game, someone help!

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Treeindy
Treeindy Jun 6 2014, 11:30pm replied:

No comments on this goddamn moding website

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don_durandal Jun 21 2014, 3:03am replied:

The media can't be verified due to the old Relic servers being shut down. Install the steam relaunch version of Company of Heroes to fix this.
This page explains how to do that: Help.sega.com

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don_durandal Jun 21 2014, 2:59am replied:

You can have as many mods as you want as they do not interfere with each other. All mods (except the really old ones) call their files separately from the game and from each other.

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jonfinlay
jonfinlay Jul 3 2014, 11:05am says:

I'm interested in installing both this mod and the blitzkrieg-Mod, however I notice that this mod overwrites certain files. Is there any way I can use both mods? Do I have to copy the whole CoH folder (Steam) and just have separate versions?

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don_durandal Jul 23 2014, 2:43pm replied:

TGW1918 doesn't overwrite any files (unless you reinstall it, in which case it'll overwrite older files of this mod). You can install both this and Blitzkrieg on the same CoH installation without problems.

Blitzkrieg does change some of CoH's DLL files, but those don't affect TGW.

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scootmcgoot
scootmcgoot Aug 1 2014, 6:49pm says:

i followed the guide exactly, but when i open the game it only appears to be the base game and does not show the mod at all. Any suggestions would help as i would like to play this mod.

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scootmcgoot
scootmcgoot Aug 3 2014, 11:36am replied:

nvm i fixed it, best CoH mod I've played so far

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don_durandal Aug 16 2014, 3:33am replied:

You can still play vanilla CoH. The mod files are installed separately.

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