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.

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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

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

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swelund
swelund

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

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Scripty
Scripty

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

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

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

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Scripty
Scripty

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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Guest
Guest

I have done exactly as showen how to do it and than I have an error, cant find destination map. So that's nothing news for me, I had it earlier with BK mod and than I link the shortcut which could not finds its destination folder to the original CoH shortcut. And it workt. Now I did the same thing because of the same problem and it doesn't help this time. Now I have a new error: "no movies" Can someone help me out with this problem?

Regards,
Gijs Schot.

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skadthereaper
skadthereaper

I have the same :(

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Guest
Guest

Does it require CoH: Opposing Fronts to install

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don_durandal Author
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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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zetNad
zetNad

Do I need any patches to play this mod ? Or can I just install it without patching/updating anything ?

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OffizierTompson
OffizierTompson

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

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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Guest
Guest

Can anyone help me. I install the great war 1918, but when i start the game..after 5 second apperas " You have benn defeated". I can't play.

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don_durandal Author
don_durandal

This has been fixed in version 1.1 of the mod.

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Guest
Guest

help i can't play, i've already installed it but it still plays the original coh

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don_durandal Author
don_durandal

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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jimbai
jimbai

ive got the basic and OF, dont have tales, could you tell me a way where the hell can i download the patches between 2.301 and 2.601? it seems to be unavailable on the entire internet... oh and also just little question can i install these after i installed the TGW mod? is there an uninstall function just for tgw?
could you please be really nice if u have the english patches make available for download along with your mod here?
cheers

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sirshady16333
sirshady16333

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

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Dahur.
Dahur.

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

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don_durandal Author
don_durandal

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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ZeGermanzAreComing!
ZeGermanzAreComing!

by CoH installation folder, do you mean the folder with the setup to install the game in your pc?, if so there aren't any 'Locale.ini' in that folder and if I did manage to change the language from default russian to english do i need to reinstall the whole game? everytime I open the TgW mod it always has a russian language, can't I just delete the other files in the Locale of the Tgw mod..? ty

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Guest
Guest

Hi if i want to run this mod, is better to buy CoH:OF or ToV?

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

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Guest

It wont even let me start the game up. It says it can't verify the media and then either quits to the desktop or it minimizes only to keep the same message.

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don_durandal

Does this happen to the un-modded game too?

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Treeindy
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Same here too!

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justinpatrick1011
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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

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

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Treeindy
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No comments on this goddamn moding website

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don_durandal Author
don_durandal

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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Guest
Guest

can i have more mods z.b. blizkrieg mod

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don_durandal Author
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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

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 Author
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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

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

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Can you still play Company of heroes unmodded by just clicking the normal desktop shortcut, or do I need to uninstall the mod. In other worlds can I play both?

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

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