Game Title: Civil War Generals 2: Grant - Lee - Sherman
Release Date: xx-xx-1997
Release Number: 1
Previous Game in Series: Civil War Generals 1: Robert E. Lee
Series: Impressions

Description:  Civil War Generals 2 expanded on Impressions' earlier title, Robert E. Lee: Civil War General. CWG2 features turn-based play on a hex map and artwork by Mort Künstler.  Battle as the boys in blue or gray in the Mississippi Valley or on the Atlantic Coast. Play an individual battle, a mini-campaign or the entire war. Create your own customized battlefields with the new terrain editor, and challenge foes around the world to Internet, modem, or network war.  (From Mobygames description)




Civil War Generals 2 Box Spine

Roberta Williams, who designed Sierra's first game, Mystery House in 1980, felt it was time to write another murder mystery which lived up to the computer capabilities of the late eighties. Mystery House, which was put on public domain in 1988, was the first computer game ever with graphics, but it lacked colors, animation and sound. The Colonel's Bequest was developed, using EGA graphics, Sierra's SCI engine, sound and a music score, as well as featuring a deeper plot and more detailed character descriptions.

The game has a sequel, The Dagger of Amon Ra, which is also the last Laura Bow game. Both games are also included in the 1997 King's Quest Collection and the Roberta Williams Anthology. Although the original release of The Colonel's Bequest can still relatively easily be found on online auctions, a complete original game is considered as a true collector's item, as it contains many goodies which are often missing from second-hand sales, particularly the Laura Bow pen and notebook. The games copyright protection is also quite original: the gamer needs to use a magnifying glass (included in the box) to identify a fingerprint on the game screen.

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Posted by Gary on Sep 07, 2014, 05:35 PM EST
Ok I found a 4 year old post that addressed the missing file Quote" "If you get this error I am guessing that you are launching the application from its folder or from the start menu. I stopped getting this error when I created a shortcut to the executable on my desktop, modified the shortcut properties compatibility mode to windows 95 and launched it from there." I made the short cut then set the properties to compatibility with Win7 Now when I double click the CWG2 icon from the desktop I am told the Mss32.dll file is missing but the file is in the folder. I might need to delete everything and start over. hummmm
 
Posted by Gary on Sep 07, 2014, 05:22 PM EST
I have been working on trying to get CWG2 running in Win7. When I double click the CWG2.exe icon it tells me the file 'tileinfo.txt is missing..I checked the downloads and extracted files and there is no 'Tileinfo.txt file Anyone know where I can locate the missing file? I googled it and came up empty
 
Posted by JEB on Sep 06, 2014, 03:35 PM EST
Hi CWG2 fans! I need help with multiplayer...when I select IPX connection method, the "Host" and "Join" options are grayed-out. I haven't tried PBEM or Hot-Seat games, I'd like to play the game on my home LAN. Does anyone know the solution to this problem? Is there a patch, or do I need to tweak a file or something? Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks
 
Posted by BillyJack on Aug 23, 2014, 10:08 PM EST
Hello All--->I managed to get the game working on Windows8....but I cannot figure out how to run the Patch...When I try to click on it, I get the message "Cannot run this app"....can someone please help me? How can I run the patch? In the Grand Campaign, when I get to Kernstown, the game crashes to Desktop after the battle is over. Can someone please help me? Thanks in advance!
 
Posted by joe on Aug 19, 2014, 04:08 PM EST
my disc went bad. how do i download using old system xp or 7.
 
Posted by Unknown on Aug 15, 2014, 10:16 AM EST
michigan infantry here at Kali now! no problems cept finding opponents.
 
Posted by BillyJack on Aug 12, 2014, 12:52 PM EST
Hello All, I am a HUGE fan of CWG2....I think that it is amazing that a game that was released 17 years ago STILL is one of the best Civil War games ever! (Personally, it is my favorite!). I now have Windows 8--->Will I be able to play the game? I downloaded the folder and got to the part where I need to run WingDing...I got the error message saying that my computer cannot run the App (when I try to run the .exe file). Can someone be so kind to help me get this game installed? I must admit-->I am really bad when it comes to manually moving files and that sort of thing. I would LOVE to play this game again! I am so happy to see that there are still people playing it and that there are still online games on Kali going on! Thank you in advance to anyone who will help me...
 
Posted by Andrew on Aug 08, 2014, 03:42 PM EST
Hey, Bre. Go here http://legroom.net/software/uniextract and use the recommended download a little ways down the page. After it downloads, right click on the patch and find the "UniExtract File" option. Click it, and manually extract the patch. Go to where you extracted the patch, then open each folder, one by one, matching them with the folders where you installed CWG2. Copy and paste them over, selecting the "copy and replace" button when the choice pops up. The files will overwrite the original game files. I had your problem, and this fixed it. Haven't crashed since. Good luck, and I'll check back here to see if you still need help.
 
Posted by Bre on Aug 04, 2014, 03:05 PM EST
What do I do with the patch? It has issues on windows 7, and I'm stuck in my grand campaign with it crashing after Antietam. I already replayed the battle and it continues to crash. I got the game to work with the info here but I don't think I'm getting the patch to correctly install. Any help would be appreciated!
 
Posted by Andrew on Jul 31, 2014, 08:56 PM EST
Alright. I got it to work. Thanks, guys. Reading through the comments was helpful. Now my question is, where do I find the downloads for the mods people ran on this game? The site they used to be on is no longer in service.
 
Posted by Andrew on Jul 31, 2014, 06:05 PM EST
Hey, guys. I got the wing32 business over to syswow64 or whatever, but now that I want to install the patch, I'm having the compatibility issue again. Now, though, I can't just unzip it where I want it, because the patch is a .exe file. So I can't install 1.04 where it needs to go, and I can't find a zipped version of the patch anywhere. Am I stuck without the patch? The game will be nearly unplayable this way.
 
Posted by Unknown on Jul 30, 2014, 10:18 PM EST
I keep getting a TerrFX.TX "File Not Found" pop up when I try and run on Windows 7. It can't find the disc. Can anyone help?
 
Posted by Unknown on Jul 07, 2014, 04:59 PM EST
I downloaded this after my disk decided to no longer read, and installed it, but after playing one level the game says next level not found. I'm not sure how to fix this.
 
Posted by Tim on Jul 06, 2014, 12:58 PM EST
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?wing32 See instructions below on dealing with Windows 7. The usual problem seems to be that this file goes into the 64 bit windows folder.
 
Posted by swhunter on Jun 21, 2014, 07:11 PM EST
Hi, i have windows 7 now. And my CWG2 doesn't work. Can i get some help? Thanks.
 
Posted by moondawggie on Jun 15, 2014, 07:25 PM EST
Where did you find a working copy of the wing32.dll file? I can't find one that works. Thanks!
 
Posted by bucnut87 on May 01, 2014, 09:44 PM EST
Thanks for the info on getting CWG2 to work on Windows 7! Downloading Wing32.dll worked like a charm.
 
Posted by jjpettigrew on Apr 19, 2014, 06:54 AM EST
To All Cwg2 online veterans and those interested. It appears kali may be operational. A note refers to some working out of kinks upon loading kali and the only people anywhere on the entire site were on the descent server. No one responded to me when I clicked in over there. I was trying to get some updated kali news. Getting in touch with another CWG2 vet to meet there to see if game loads smoothly and turn a few on a battle to confirm its all running ok would be good.
 
Posted by Unknown on Mar 25, 2014, 07:54 AM EST
There's also an expansion floating around that lets you play Seven Years War and Napoleonic war scenarios.
 
Posted by Eli on Mar 24, 2014, 03:54 AM EST
You can download the game safely at http://www.cwg2.org/ I've been playing it for over 15 years, it is loads of fun! Enjoy!
 
Posted by Brandon on Mar 23, 2014, 11:30 AM EST
Anyone have suggestions on where to go to download Civil War Generals 2 for Windows 8? I still have the old CD from when I played it in the past, but can't get it to work. Thanks for any tips. Or if there's a d/l link anyone can provide, that'd be good, too. Love the series! Wish they'd remake it!
 
Posted by Unknown on Mar 19, 2014, 10:42 AM EST
I continue to play this game using Windows 7 and have had no problems. One thing I was hoping to find is if there is a way to COPY units when setting up scenarios. It's very tedious to have to manually type in all of the data that goes into building large armies; I'm hoping that I may just be missing a trick that lets you create units more efficiently.
 
Posted by Unknown on Mar 14, 2014, 10:46 PM EST
I'm playing it on Windows 8, so I don't know why it couldn't be played on Windows 7.
 
Posted by Tim on Mar 12, 2014, 02:47 PM EST
Ohio, I play using windows 7. There are some instructions below on how to do this. Trojan Killer is a good application to have if your worried about things sneaking in with a free download. Tim
 
Posted by Ohio on Mar 12, 2014, 10:39 AM EST
This absolutely fabulous game cannot be played on Windows7. Microsoft needs to provide a simple, safe wing32dll download. In the meantime, it's bizarre that some software company hasn't pursued an upgraded version of this same game.
 
Posted by jjpettigrew on Mar 08, 2014, 07:29 AM EST
was just over at kali.net on another periodic check to see what their status is. it seems something has been tinkered with, like whoever administers kali may not be buried out at La Brea afterall. anyone else been over their lately or know if that place is still workable. got a firewall/port type issue this morning which of course i couldnt sort out with my limited experience . will check it further later today and repost whether its new info or not.
 
Posted by Tim on Mar 07, 2014, 08:43 AM EST
There really hasn't been a good tactical Civil War game since CWG2. HPS Simulations tried and failed. I have slim hope that Slitherine Games' new version of Field of Glory will allow users to easily customize it so that it can be expanded into more than just ancient and medieval times.
 
Posted by Andy on Feb 13, 2014, 09:57 AM EST
Why no platform brings this back I cant understand. It was the best CW game. It could have been expanded to include revolutionary war or European theaters... so sad. I remember the first Empire Dos game... it was simple but an excellent strategy game. The company ruined it with Empire II. They changed the game completely... Sierra had something really good here with CWG2 and it sad to see it fade away. Can someone update this and bring it back without ruining it?
 
Posted by Unknown on Feb 11, 2014, 05:04 PM EST
It says I need the disk how do I get past that part and play the game?
 
Posted by Unknown on Feb 11, 2014, 09:21 AM EST
Can I do anything to make this game work on a Samsung Tab3 tablet? thanks Steve
 
Posted by General Simo Buford on Feb 06, 2014, 02:39 PM EST
Hi All - I just came across this and good to see there is still interest in this great game. Also good to see some familiar name like jj. I been playing the Total War series since the cwg2 days but have recently found matrix games which have a lot of great older games re done inc a new civil war 2 but based on blue and grey style game engine.
 
Posted by Tim on Feb 04, 2014, 04:47 PM EST
Anyone with CWG2 Windows issues, READ THIS! I am reposting this from a thread that I found on Armchair General. These instruction work. The trick is knowing where to install the wing32.dll file when you're running a 64bit machine. **** OK, to get CWG2 to run on Windows 7 you need wing32.dll. The wingding install provided by CWG2 sites doesn't work and you shouldn't need to run it since the game just requires wing32.dll. Apparently, in older operating systems games ran differently and it was replaced by DirectX. Wing32 was part of this older system. In order to get wing32.dll go to this site and download it. I tried placing this file in the CWG2 folder but the game didn't run. The dll file was installed in the wrong place. So I moved it to C:\Windows\System32. That didn't work either. My Win 7 is 64 bit so I moved wing32.dll to C:\Windows\SysWOW64. I started the game and it worked. I am not sure but I guess SysWOW64 is only on 64 bit Windows 7. If you have 32 bit Windows 7 wing32.dll will go in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The above will also probably work for Windows Vista 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems. When you start CWG2 it will not start in full screen but it will later on. Just press space to skip the video introduction (if you wish), wait for the credits to roll and menu to fully appear. http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113083
 
Posted by Unknown on Feb 01, 2014, 10:07 PM EST
Played this back in the day bought it brand new but I have windows 7 on my laptop if anyone knows how to get it to play plz plz plz email me at steveclark694@gmail.com very much appreciated
 
Posted by Unknown on Jan 19, 2014, 03:12 PM EST
CIVIL WAR GENERALS rulez, the best game ever to play:)
 
Posted by jjpettigrew on Jan 11, 2014, 10:13 PM EST
all the blood and gore shooter stuff kids play today explains plenty. this is a thinking game that required what it required. no wonder most of us were all older. i would like to play it again the way we used to.
 
Posted by ancientgame man on Jan 02, 2014, 11:39 PM EST
You can run this on Windows 7! Open the game/CD as a file folder without installing it. "wing32.dll" is included on the disc. Copy wing32.dll to C:\Windows\SysWOW64. I started the game and it worked
 
Posted by Ironbrigade on Dec 30, 2013, 07:19 PM EST
gre5757@yahoo.com
 
Posted by Ironbrigade on Dec 30, 2013, 07:19 PM EST
I wish Windows 7 didn't break the game. It's nice seeing some familiar faces in this chat. I wish gog.com would pick this up and fix it, they've done similar things for other old games
 
Posted by john on Dec 14, 2013, 09:39 AM EST
Any chance there is a version for MAC. I played this a long time ago, but have switched to MAC.
 
Posted by vincent henry ned kelly on Nov 18, 2013, 04:15 AM EST
salute hi jj how's the nursing corps going ben dropped me a email the other day found a solution to win 7 home ed laptop not playing cwg2 changed the compatibillity mode to win 95 and booted up immediatly only problem its in a small screen and everything i do hasn't fixed that yet but i can play it once again keep in touch oh saw something about kali and the room or something number has changed am investigating this and will leave a message is there any other place that people could play besides kali have fun none of all you guys have ever been forgotten mainly cause i was beaten almost all the time lol still enjoyed playing ned and goats and now cows and sheep
 
Posted by jjpettigrew on Oct 28, 2013, 08:43 PM EST
email address rockingham1000@yahoo.com
 
Posted by jjpettigrew on Oct 28, 2013, 08:40 PM EST
have not forgotten this game. periodically cast about web for it. good to see people i know posted here recently. (Ned Ben 1SG) just attempted kali and continues to be problematic. do not know solution there. many good memories. will be in touch fellas. can be reached at email listed.
 
Posted by vincent henry on Oct 26, 2013, 01:10 AM EST
corpral ned kelly and goats from australia still waiting the call up for war...but everyone seems to have disappeared still playing {badly} by myself remember won and kali but no-ones there after awhile couldnt find the cwg2 room on kali so gave up still remember all generals i served under... contact me if you like having problems running cwg2 with win7 salute corp ned kelly and rabid goats calean29@mail.com
 
Posted by Welk, french modder on Oct 08, 2013, 03:03 PM EST
I convertes this fabulous game for the WW2 (East Front) and it works fine ! See here : http://www.leqg.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=13677&p=401047#p401047
 
Posted by 1SG Bergemann on Sep 13, 2013, 02:12 PM EST
I played this game for a very long time when it was on WON and KALI. Is anyone still playing on-line anymore?
 
Posted by 1SG Bergemann on Sep 13, 2013, 02:09 PM EST
I played this game for a very long time when it was on WON and KALI. Is anyone still playing on-line anymore?
 
Posted by SinjCeridan on Aug 27, 2013, 10:21 PM EST
Here you go Dean: To run on Win7 download wing.dll from this site: http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?wing32 If you are running 32bit unzip the file into the C:\Windows\System32 folder. For 64bit unzip into the C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder. Voila! Ready to play the game.
 
Posted by Dean Bonehill on Aug 11, 2013, 03:52 AM EST
Hi there I am Dean from the UK. I love playing Civil war generals 2 but I have just uprgraded to windows 7 and I have found the game I play the most does not work. Can anyone out there please tell how to get back in the saddle and play this fantastic game. Please feal free to e-mail me at bonehilldean@hotmail.com Oh one last thing I am not very good with computer tech so please can to provide a step by step guide. Many thanks Dean
 
Posted by Brad Sparks on Jun 10, 2013, 06:54 PM EST
How do you download a patch for Windows 7. It always says that the file is not compatible. Thanks! email me at cubsdolphinsfan@yahoo.com with the answer
 
Posted by Unknown on Mar 30, 2013, 01:51 PM EST
Does anyone know where I can find the Quick Reference Card for CWG2? My email is cgraffin68@gmail.com Thanks
 
Posted by Welk on Jan 29, 2013, 04:27 AM EST
I am creating a big mod for CWG2 : this game is excellent for Us Civil war, the best I think, but do you know that this gaùme may be adapted for the ww2 ? It works very perfectly in this way, after heavy modifications i am working on in graphs, spread files (under excel), etc : Take a look here with screen captures (french forum but you may post in english) http://www.lignesdebataille.org/t1526p120-vae-victis-se-mettrait-il-a-des-jeux-pc#30060 The name of the mod system is : "Command War General" (1944, US Army vs Wehrmacht, West front), playable vs human opponent or vs AI
 
Posted by Craven Morehead on Nov 02, 2012, 01:12 AM EST
This is how you install the game on windows 7: Download universal extractor and extract the install file manually. The setup exe is still 32 bit, but the installer for alot of these games is the old 16 bit. After I did this, it sintalled and worked perfectly in xp sp2 compatibility mode.
 
Posted by Welk on Aug 08, 2012, 04:06 PM EST
Here is the correct link to the official Sierra page for patches : http://www.sierrahelp.com/Patches-Updates/Patches-Updates-Games/CivilWarGeneralsSeriesUpdates.html
 
Posted by Welk on Aug 08, 2012, 04:02 PM EST
Here is a link to the official Sierra page for patches : D:\Games\CWG2\Patches\Civil War Generals Series Updates - The Sierra Help Pages.mht
 
Posted by welk on Aug 08, 2012, 03:58 PM EST
One of the best PC wargame I never played. I am working on a special mod for the game, that give the game the look of the original old Kriegsspiel, for 19 Th century Links here : http://forum.kriegsspiel.org.uk/t336-free-modding-work-on-reisswitz-kriegsspiels#2551 http://www.cyberstratege.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=144&start=30
 
Posted by benhelm on Jul 24, 2012, 03:41 PM EST
Ronnie, you may contact me at this email for many cwg2 maps/scenarios that are more historical. heekin65@aol.com
 
Posted by Ronnie on Jul 19, 2012, 10:02 PM EST
I bought Civil War Generals 1 and enjoyed it. But, when CWG2 came out it bought it and still play it to this day (usually 3 to 4 nights a week). No other civil war game that I have come across even compares. Being a Civil War buff, I've used the game maps on visits to various real life sites and have found many of them pretty close to the correct terrain. Sorry to see it fade away (as well as Sierra). Thanks for many years of fun. By the way, Transport Tycoon was pretty good also.
 
Posted by Ronnie on Jul 19, 2012, 10:01 PM EST
I bought Civil War Generals 1 and enjoyed it. But, when CWG2 came out it bought it and still play it to this day (usually 3 to 4 nights a week). No other civil war game that I have come across even compares. Being a Civil War buff, I've used the game maps on visits to various real life sites and have found many of them pretty close to the correct terrain. Sorry to see it fade away (as well as Sierra). Thanks for many years of fun. By the way, Transport Tycoon was pretty good also.
 
Posted by Ron Crane on Jun 18, 2012, 04:33 PM EST
Having a major malcuntion with my copy of CWG II. Everything works but the DLL to start the whole affair. Original Discs were stolen so thank god I have the backups but the Install is screwed up.
 
Posted by Ron on Mar 22, 2012, 11:21 PM EST
Has there been any progress or is there anyway to run this game using Windows 7? I agree with other posts, this is the greatest Civil war sim game. But I have no computers left to run this on...Please help!!
 
Posted by Ohio on Nov 16, 2011, 08:21 PM EST
none of the "wing32dll" downloads work. Sierra needs to either have microsoft provide a reliable wing32dll download or update the currnet CWGenerals 2 version. This is a great game that shouldn't be allowed to die.
 
Posted by Unknown on Nov 13, 2011, 01:50 PM EST
Best Strategy game I ever played. Wish they would come out with a version that could be played on Windows 7 or even an Android This would sell huge. Window 95 unit's are hard to find which might spell the end for this awsome game!
 
Posted by jw on Oct 14, 2011, 04:12 PM EST
What a shame - everybody loves this game but you can't run it on any current operating systems. If #3 came out to run on Vista and Windows 7 it would fly off the shelves.
 
Posted by Unknown on Jul 19, 2011, 09:41 PM EST
Where can you buy this game without spending over 20 dollars and not from downloading it? Please help!
 
Posted by Nate on Nov 12, 2010, 10:38 PM EST
I''m a huge fan, but my computer runs Vista Home Premium. I can''t even get it to install in compatibility mode for Windows 95. I''d get VirtualPC but you need a Business level OS or above to use it. I''d so hoped to play this for 150th anniversary of the firing on Ft. Sumter. How lame is it that I''m actually considering running out and buying a new computer to play an OLD game? This is the greatest Civil War game ever made...
 
Posted by Alex on Apr 08, 2010, 07:32 PM EST
I absolutely love this game. I still play it a few hours every week.