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Pacific General

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Pacific General
Pacific General cover
Developers
Strategic Simulations Inc.
Publishers
Retail Strategic Simulations Inc.
Digital, original GOG.com
Digital, current SNEG
Release dates
Windows July 1997
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Point and select
Genres TBS, Strategy
Themes World War II
Series Panzer General
Pacific General on HowLongToBeat
Pacific General on MobyGames
Pacific General on Wikipedia
Panzer General
Panzer General 1994
Allied General 1995
Star General 1996
Fantasy General (series)
Pacific General 1997
Panzer General II 1997
People's General 1998
Panzer General 3D Assault 1999
Panzer General III: Scorched Earth 2000

Pacific General is a singleplayer and multiplayer top-down view TBS and strategy game in the Panzer General series.

General information

Released as Pazifik Admiral in Germany and Batailles du Pacifique in France.
Die PanzerLiga, a multiplayer community for Five-Star General, Panzer Corps and Strategic Command series
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with cnc-ddraw 4.4.4.0 (English version only; German is available but not updated).
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Pre-packaged with cnc-ddraw 4.4.4.0.
Windows

Demo

A free demo version is available from Archive.org.

Essential improvements

Patches

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\PREFS.DAT[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1741130/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1741130/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Controller types

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, unit movement, explosion and effects, ambient sounds
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German

Network

Multiplayer support requires DirectPlay.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Hot seat
LAN play
2 Versus
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer
Playing by email (PBEM)

Connection types

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw
Steam and English GOG.com versions use cnc-ddraw 4.4.4.0.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System 3.6B
Cutscenes Smacker Video Technology

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 3 compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM drive


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References