A NEWER VERSION OF POWER&GLORY IS OUT (P&G V3) AND THE FOLLOWING NO LONGER APPLIES!
Power&Glory uses two titles, GTR2 (for the P&G installation) and GT-Legends (for the CD-Check during the P&G installation only), so make sure you have both these racing simulation games prior to anything.
There are other "P&G installation guides" around (seen at least a handfull of them), some are good and reliable, others manage to complicate things, by getting people downloading extra stuff that either clashes with the mod or is already included in it.
...all should be valid one way or the other, but the one below might be the method that better garantees sucess and avoids problems, if installing P&G for the first time.
Next, we'll try to make a thorough guide, atempting to help not just newcomers to P&G, but also those that may have never installed GTR2 before.
...now, lets go:
1)- Install a new, fresh and clean GTR2 installation.
NOTE : in case you have already an installation of GTR2, so that you don't loose that one (you might have other mods and such in there), and once the GTR2 CD/DVD is placed and recognized on the tray, just go to "My Computer", right mouse click on the GTR2 CD/DVD, then select "Explore".... a folder will pop-up and you double click the "SETUP.EXE" in there, so that a new, separate GTR2 installation will start...
...make the installation path different to the one you have for your old GTR2 one (for example, instead of the default "C:\GTR2", choose a different path in your harddrive, for instances, something like "C:\PnG").
NOTE-2 : if you have a digital distribution version of GTR2 (game purchased via download), you may also wish to take a look at this other P&G v2.1 install guide by JJC1.
2)- Once installed, patch that new GTR2 installation with the correct official 188.8.131.52 patch for your version.
(this means EURO patch for the EURO version of the game, US patch for the US version of the game, and Distribution patch for those who have a downloaded purchased copy)
- >> Download GTR2 EURO patch 184.108.40.206 <<
- >> Download GTR2 US patch 220.127.116.11 <<
- >> Download GTR2 Digital Distribution patch 18.104.22.168 <<
...we also recommend using the GTR2 22.214.171.124 NO-CD fix (see HERE!), it works with both US and EURO versions of the game.
Please notice that this "NO-CD fix" is absolutely necessary to make the game run under WINDOWS-7 operative systems!!!
NOTE : There is no need to delete nor change any files from here on, in this new GTR2 installation, before installing P&G, as the v2.0 installer will clean all of the unnecessary GTR2 original content.
NOTE-2 : if you really prefer to go the extreme safe way, check and confirm that this new, fresh and fully original installation of GTR2 is working and patched to 126.96.36.199 before installing P&G (take the time and create a new player profile, or you can also use an old one). Once that's confirmed, exit the game.
3)- >> Download Power&Glory v2.0 << (scroll down once in there)
NOTE : in case you have downloaded the three parts download version, place the three .RAR files in the same folder/directory. You just need to UNRAR the first part (it will unrar all three parts automatically that way), resulting in one big file (1.07GB), which is the installer of P&G v2.
...don't forget to place the GT-Legends CD/DVD in the tray before installing P&G v2.0...
You can now run the P&G v2.0 installer and follow the installation options that are given to you.
We recommend option # 2 for installation type, not only for being the most reliable but because it's certainly the most correct for this guide.
Next, you'll need to select the path (browse to) to the main folder of the new, fresh and clean GTR2 installation which you've created just for P&G v2... click next... let it run (loads of files installing then)...
...choose your prefered language (to be used on P&G game menus), etc, and after this, if prompted for it, you may wish to apply the FFB patcher (we do recommend it but you can skip this and do it sometime later).
...P&G v2.0 will then be finalizing the installment.
Once finished, take a breath... we're almost there, just not yet!
4)- >> Download the Power&Glory v2.1 Updater <<
Run the v2.1 Updater and select (browse to) the folder/directory where you've installed P&G v2... click OK/next... here we go!
...let it finish and... *ding* ...Power&Glory is now patched to v2.1! ROCK & ROLL!
Time to get it running, adjust game options and enjoy it!
NOTE : we suggest applying the FFB-patch (aimed for wheel-controllers that support FFB, but usefull as also provides many PLR tweaks for game improvements), it's not 'necessary', but really recommended (P&G was developped with it in mind afterall).
For that, and if you haven't done it before (during the installation of P&G v2.0), in your windows "start" menu, under programs / power&glory V2.1 menu, you will find an application link in there called "P&GPatcher".
It can be also found in the main folder of the GTR2+P&Gv2 installation.
...run the PGPatcher, then just click the "..." button and browse to the folder where you have installed P&G v2.
...now apply the Force Feedback patch, select the folder with your player name (double click it), and double click again in the file appearing next with your player name (it's the PLR file)....... it's done!
We're certain that the improvements with this will be noticed and enjoyed.
If any doubts, problems or issues whatsoever occur, just lets us know in the forums so we can assist you.
Edited by DucFreak, Dec 27 2012 - 02:11 PM.