THE PANZERSTEF PG2 SITE :
THE TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS (T.I.) ABOUT PG2

=>Version =>Language =>Equipment =>Bugs
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1) Introduction:
PG2 Technical Informations (TI) like Version, Language, Equipment are important...Check yours and ask your opponent.
Read Carefully the BUGS Section...mostly if your game crashes or say 'incorrect password'....
"Panzer General 2" is also known as "Operation Panzer" (French) ou "Panzer General 3D" (German)


2) Language :
There is 4 differents language versions : American (USA), English (UK), French (Fr) or German (Ger).
If the game (texts, voices..) is in French or in German. Then you simply have the French or German version.
The American or the English one? How to know? I don't know yet, but it's not important.(Tell me if you know)
If you have the FRENCH version or are playing with someone who has the FRENCH version, YOU NEED TO READ CARREFULLY THE BUGS SECTION (and the COMPATIBILITY BUG)


3) Version :
The version number is on the top left corner on the PG2 menu page --->
To this date, you can read either V1.00, V1.01 or V1.02.

If your version is 1.00 or 1.01, you need to download the patch V1.02 
Choose your link to get the correct patch:

The version number is here!
Click on this picture to see the location of the version number
Version 1.02 (USA) Version 1.02 (UK) Version 1.02 (German) Version 1.02 (French)
REM : French Patch 1.02 is said to have a BIG BUG with Campaigns Games so use it only for Email Games.
Please report me any new patchs for the Different PG2 Games.


4) Equipment:
PLEASE DO NOT USE any Modified or New Equipment Roster for IWC EMAIL Games. WHY ?
First, it is NOT OFFICIAL and not supported by SSI (and IWC Club) and maybe not supported by your opponent.
Second, some Bugs and Crashs may appear which may results in you being considered as A CHEATER.
Modified Equipment should be used ONLY for games against the computer or against players who have the same Equipment.
I suggest you install PG2 twice, 1 for IWC Email Games (no modifs) and 1 for Other Games (with New Equipment, New Campaigns...).


5) Bugs : 
Here are the main bugs you may encounter when playing PG2 Email Games.
NAME OF BUG WHAT HAPPEN ? WHY ? WHAT TO DO ?
The Name The Problem The Explanation The Solution
CD BUG You can't see the Map.
It is totally black.You can only see the units over a black Map.
The computer can't locate exactly the maps (some are located on the PG2 CDROM) Simply put your PG2 CD in the CDROM drive.
You probably forget it. Oops!
PASSWORD
BUG
You have received the first turn of a new game from your opponent.
The message "INCORRECT PASSWORD" appear each time you want to choose your own Password.
Your opponent has probably loaded another game before he started the new game.
The computer keep in memory the second password (used in the loaded game) and use it as second password in the new game (instead of letting it Blank)
Your opponent need to restart his first turn but he need to quit PG2 and run PG2 before starting the new game. 
ALWAYS QUIT PG2 AND RUN PG2 AGAIN BEFORE STARTING A NEW GAME
COMPATIBI-
-LITY BUG
You have received the first turn of a new game from your opponent but the game always CRASHES when you try to load his first turn. Your opponent is playing with the French PG2, but not you. Some Scenarios started with French PG2 can't be played with non-French PG2.
Because the names of the scenarios and  names of cities have been translated using french accentuation (not used in english).
Download my special Patch

and unzip into "scenario" folder.
ONLY FOR FRENCH PG2

END OF GAME BUG You can't save the game after achieving victory because the computer return immediately to the Menu Screen and do not allow you to save the game.
How to prove the victory to your opponent ?
This is the same bug as PG (even it is no more in AG) : There is no way to save the game after victory, so no Replay..
Too bad SSI let this happen.
Be sure to know when you win.
Save the game just before your last move ...Just move around the final objective with one unit..
Send the turn to your opponent telling him you won but stopped just before the end to show him the replay