Command And Conquer Generals Zero Hour 12 Medals

Command And Conquer Generals Zero Hour

Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour is an expansion pack for a popular game published by Electronic Arts, Aspyr, and MacSoft Games. Initially released on the 22nd of September 2003, this expansion pack have brought us a more thrilling game play by adding specializations to the in-game teams / factions.

Before this expansion, there are only 3 main teams / factions. China, GLA (Global Liberation Army), and USA. The Zero Hour expansion has brought us these teams and characters:

  • China
    • China Infantry General:
      Along with his group of war-shocked infantries, "Anvil" Shin Fai also known as the China Infantry general, is on a mission to pulverize invaders with his group Jet Li wannabees.

    • China Nuke General:
      General Tsing Shi Tao heads this Chinese Division. This general is addicted to the wonderful glow of his nuclear weapons causing a total meltdown to whatever it hits.

    • China Tank General:
      Headed by General Ta Hun Kwai, the tank freak general. His group of battle tanks has some unimaginable upgrades in the game. Tanks... More tanks...

  • GLA (Global Liberation Army)
    • GLA Demolitions General:
      Bombings here, bombings there. Such would only be the work of Rodhall "Demo" Juhziz, who leads the GLA Demolitions faction. He has bomb trucks and suicide bombers everywhere. Even his peasants are ready to detonate themselves for their cause.

    • GLA Stealth General:
      Headed by no other than the charismatic Prince Kassad who is well known for his ambush, camouflage, and guerrilla tactics. The GLA Stealth faction has a nasty habit of showing up in your base from out of nowhere.

    • GLA Toxin General:
      Run by the dreaded terrorist who has utter disregard for human life. Doctor Thrax has his own special brew of Anthrax that will make your men glow in the dark. Nothing will stop him from delivering his packages to your doorsteps.

  • USA (United States of America)
    • USA Air Force General:
      Headed by the arrogant Malcolm "Ace" Granger, a Vietnam War veteran. This team relies mainly on air superiority. Talk about Combat Chinook, King Raptor, and that "cannot be shut down while on a bombing run" Aurora; Mister Granger has them all to blast you back to the stone age.

    • USA Laser General:
      This division is headed by a general who takes in the word "precision" seriously. With laser tanks and other laser-fitted gadgets at his disposal, General "Pinpoint" Townes is sure to hit you wherever you hide.

    • USA Super Weapons General:
      Say you need weapons of mass destruction!? Well, that is what General Alexis Alexander is keeping in a base that has a classified location. She has got efficient Cold Fusion Reactors to feed her power hungry but dreaded Particle Beam Cannon that can precisely toast anyone who gets in her way.


Unlocking The 12 Medals

My addiction to this game was paramount when it was first released that I had to fiddle with game files like those ".big(s)" and whatnot. This article is just part of those trial and error days with this game.

  • China Campaign Honor
    Complete the China Campaign to earn this honor. Beat the campaign on hard difficulty to achieve the highest honor.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add: CHINACampaign_2 = 1 in your SkirmishStats.ini.

  • GLA Campaign Honor
    Complete the GLA Campaign to earn this honor. Beat the campaign on hard difficulty to achieve the highest honor.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add: GLACampaign_2 = 1 in your SkirmishStats.ini.

  • USA Campaign Honor
    Complete the USA Campaign to earn this honor. Beat the campaign on hard difficulty to achieve the highest honor.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add-> USACampaign_2 = 1 <-in your SkirmishStats.ini.

  • Challenge Campaign
    Complete te Generals campaign to earn this honor. Beat the campaign on hard difficulty to achieve the highest honor.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add: ChallengeCampaign1_2 = 1 in your SkirmishStats.ini.

  • Air Wing Honor
    Player has built 20+ aircraft in a solo or multiplayer online game.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add: Honors = 256 in your SkirmishStats.ini.
    --or--
    Just create 20+ MiG or any aircraft and beat your opponent. Easy, Normal, Hard mode doesn't matter anyway.

  • Battle Tank Honor
    Player has built 50+ tanks in a solo or multiplayer online game.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add: Honors = 128 in your SkirmishStats.ini.
    --or--
    Just create 50+ tanks->"cheap ones"<-and beat your opponent. Easy, Normal, Hard mode doesn't matter anyway.

  • Endurance Honor
    Beat every map to earn Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add all the "maps\....... .......\...............map_4 = #" that you will see below ("The "SkirmishStats.ini" File" portion).
    EXPLANATION:
    maps\twilight flame\twilight flame.map_4 = 7 for example, will mean that you have already conquered this 8-Player Map called Twilight Flame -> in it's Hard Mode -> with maximum number of opponents.

    Here's why:
    The "_4" after the ".map" would indicate "Hard Mode".
    The "_3" after the ".map" would indicate "Medium Mode".
    The "_2" after the ".map" would indicate "Easy Mode".


    Most probably, there will be no "_1" or "_2" unless someone changed some inner configuration settings by editing some of those ".big" files.
    The 7 would indicate the number of team of opponents that you conquered. Since Twilight Flame is an 8-Player Map; 7 teams + your team = 8 players.
    What if, your team had 1 ally while conquering this map. Then, the computer will not consider your ally as opponent. Thus, it will only register 6 in the .ini file.
    --or--
    Do it the hard way, which is pretty much self-explanatory.

  • Apocalypse Honor
    Player has built the Particle Canon, Nuclear Missile, and SCUD Storm in a solo or multiplayer online game.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add: Honors = 131072 in your SkirmishStats.ini.
    Add the following too:
    Nuke = 1
    PPC = 1
    SCUD = 1
    --or--
    Play a solo game with 4 opponents (Easy, Normal, Hard - it doesn't really matter). Say, you're playing as a GLA, fight 2 USA, and 2 China teams. Capture at least 1 USA and 1 China team to be able to create 3 different superweapons.
    Twilight Flame would be the best if you're quite unsure of beating 4 AIs.

  • Blitz Honor
    Beat opponent(s) in 5 minutes or less to earn this medal.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add: Honors = 49152 in your SkirmishStats.ini.

    Beat opponent(s) in 10 minutes or less to earn this medal.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add: Honors = 32768 in your SkirmishStats.ini.
    --or--
    Play a solo game with 1 opponent (Easy, Normal, Hard - it doesn't really matter). Then "RUSH" your opponent. First 3 or 4 dozers/workers proceed as fast as they could towards opponent's base vicinity. Then randomly build defense structures and so on inside or within the vicinity of the oppossing team's base; while also making your base stronger.
    A small 2-player map is the most preferred here.

  • Streak Honor
    Player has won 3 Skirmish games in a row. Earn a new medal for every 3, 10, 25, 100, 500, & 1000 consecutive wins.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add: BestWinstreak = ## in your SkirmishStats.ini.
    Add: Winstreak = ## in your SkirmishStats.ini.

    Note: These two need not be of the same value. BestWinstreak will always be of greater value theoretically; unless in the process of being changed. BestWinstreak will be the highest winstreak you'll have overall. Winstreak will be the current value of your consecutive wins.
    If you don't have any Losses, then your BestWinstreak, Winstreak, and Wins must have the same value.
    --or--
    Do it the hard way, which is pretty much self-explanatory. You don't really want to play this game 1000x in just one seating, unless you're a freak!!!

  • Domination Honor
    Player has won over 1,000 Skirmish games. Earn a new medal for 100, 500, 1000 and 10000 lifetime wins.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add: Wins = 1000 in your SkirmishStats.ini.
    --or--
    Do it the hard way, which is pretty much self-explanatory. You don't really want to play this game 10000x and not drop dead out of supreme boredom.

  • Ultimate Honor
    Beat every Skirmish map against maximum number of opponents to earn this medal.
    HOW-TO-UNLOCK:
    Add all the "maps\....... .......\...............map_4 = #" that you will see below ("The "SkirmishStats.ini" File" portion).
    EXPLANATION:
    maps\twilight flame\twilight flame.map_4 = 7 for example, will mean that you have already conquered this 8-Player Map called Twilight Flame -> in it's Hard Mode -> with maximum number of opponents.

    Here's why:
    The "_4" after the ".map" would indicate "Hard Mode".
    The "_3" after the ".map" would indicate "Medium Mode".
    The "_2" after the ".map" would indicate "Easy Mode".

    Most probably, there will be no "_1" or "_2" unless someone changed some inner configuration settings by editing some of those ".big" files.
    The 7 would indicate the number of team of opponents that you conquered. Since Twilight Flame is an 8-Player Map; 7 teams + your team = 8 players.
    What if, your team had 1 ally while conquering this map. Then, the computer will not consider your ally as opponent. Thus, it will only register 6 in the .ini file.
    --or--
    Do it the hard way, which is pretty much self-explanatory.


The "SkirmishStats.ini" File

Now that we have some insights on how to unlock the 12 Medals, the next task is to look for the file called "SkirmishStats.ini" in your computer. You may want to use the Everything Search App from voidtools to search for this file.
Once located (and if you want to unlock these 12 medals in just one snap), open it with your favorite text editor such as Notepad or Notepad++ and edit it. Below is a sample that you can just copy and paste on your "SkirmishStats.ini" file.

BestWinStreak = 1060
Challenge = 10000
ChallengeCampaign1_2 = 1
ChallengeCampaign2_2 = 1
ChallengeCampaign3_2 = 1
ChallengeCampaign4_2 = 1
ChallengeCampaign5_2 = 1
ChallengeCampaign6_2 = 1
ChallengeCampaign7_2 = 1
ChallengeCampaign8_2 = 1
ChallengeCampaign9_2 = 1
CHINACampaign_2 = 1
GLACampaign_2 = 1
Honors = 1239426
LastHouse = GLAToxinGeneral
Losses = 1
LoyalGames = 1055
Nuke = 1
PPC = 1
SCUD = 1
USACampaign_2 = 1
WinStreak = 0
Wins = 1060
maps\alpine assault\alpine assault.map_4 = 1
maps\barrenbadlands\barrenbadlands.map_4 = 1
maps\bear town beatdown\bear town beatdown.map_4 = 3
maps\bitter winter\bitter winter.map_4 = 1
maps\bombardment beach\bombardment beach.map_4 = 1
maps\cairo commandos\cairo commandos.map_4 = 2
maps\dark mountain\dark mountain.map_4 = 3
maps\dark night\dark night.map_4 = 3
maps\death valley\death valley.map_4 = 7
maps\defcon6\defcon6.map_4 = 5
maps\desert fury\desert fury.map_4 = 1
maps\destruction station\destruction station.map_4 = 7
maps\dogsofwar\dogsofwar.map_4 = 3
maps\dust devil\dust devil.map_4 = 1
maps\eastern everglades\eastern everglades.map_4 = 3
maps\el scorcho\el scorcho.map_4 = 3
maps\fallen empire\fallen empire.map_4 = 3
maps\final crusade\final crusade.map_4 = 1
maps\flash effect\flash effect.map_4 = 2
maps\flash fire\flash fire.map_4 = 1
maps\floodedplains\floodedplains.map_4 = 3
maps\forgottenforestzh\forgottenforestzh.map_4 = 1
maps\fortress avalanche\fortress avalanche.map_4 = 7
maps\free fire zone\free fire zone.map_4 = 5
maps\golden oasis\golden oasis.map_4 = 3
maps\green pastures\green pastures.map_4 = 5
maps\heartland shield\heartland shield.map_4 = 1
maps\homeland alliance\homeland alliance.map_4 = 3
maps\hostile dawn\hostile dawn.map_4 = 5
maps\iron dragon\iron dragon.map_4 = 7
maps\killing fields\killing fields.map_4 = 1
maps\leipzig lowlands\leipzig lowlands.map_4 = 1
maps\lights out\lights out.map_4 = 3
maps\lone eagle\lone eagle.map_4 = 3
maps\manic aggression\manic aggression.map_4 = 3
maps\mountain guns\mountain guns.map_4 = 4
maps\mountainfox\mountainfox.map_4 = 3
maps\northamerica\northamerica.map_4 = 1
maps\overland\overland.map_4 = 3
maps\red rock\red rock.map_4 = 5
maps\rocky rampage\rocky rampage.map_4 = 3
maps\rogue agent\rogue agent.map_4 = 3
maps\sand serpent\sand serpent.map_4 = 1
maps\seaside mutiny\seaside mutiny.map_4 = 1
maps\silent river\silent river.map_4 = 1
maps\thefrontline\thefrontline.map_4 = 1
maps\tournament city\tournament city.map_4 = 5
maps\tournament continent\tournament continent.map_4 = 3
maps\tournament desert\tournament desert.map_4 = 1
maps\tournament island\tournament island.map_4 = 3
maps\tournament lake\tournament lake.map_4 = 3
maps\tournament plains\tournament plains.map_4 = 1
maps\tournament tundra\tournament tundra.map_4 = 3
maps\tournament urban\tournament urban.map_4 = 3
maps\tournamenta\tournamenta.map_4 = 3
maps\tournamentb\tournamentb.map_4 = 3
maps\twilight flame\twilight flame.map_4 = 7
maps\victory valley\victory valley.map_4 = 3
maps\wasteland warlords\wasteland warlords.map_4 = 1
maps\whiteout\whiteout.map_4 = 7
maps\winding river\winding river.map_4 = 1
maps\winter wolf\winter wolf.map_4 = 1

More Details

  • Just remove the Losses entry. We just include it for explanation purposes.

  • The Challenge entry is something that I still have to dig-on further. Even if you remove this entry, effect(s) will be unnoticeable (as far as I know).

  • Not all the values for the Honors entry are listed here. You will notice a drastic change in it's value as you play more often.

  • Just a quick recap (of important figures we needed):
    • If we add all these figures it will give us 213376. Replacing the Honors entry value with this will give us these medals.
    • You can just choose if you want it less than 5 or 10 minutes.
    • The less than 5 minutes will be the medal if you choose both.
      Honors = 49152 : less than 5 minutes
      Honors = 32768 : less than 10 minutes
      Honors = 256 : 20+ Aircraft
      Honors = 128 : 50+ Tanks
      Honors = 131072 : Apocalypse Honor
      ------------------------------------
      Honors = 213376 ===> All these abovementioned medals

  • LastHouse will be the last team that you've used and actually finished one game round.

  • The LoyalGames entry will be the number of instance(s) that you've been using only one team. Like you've been using the GLAToxinGeneral for 1055 times.

Bug!?

I have heard that the official 1.04 patch has some minor bugs showing the Endurance and the Ultimate Honor medals.


Reference(s) / Test Environment(s):

  1. The Non-Technical Technical Support Admin.
  2. Tested on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
    Should work on Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour initial version and patch 1.04.



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