Created by CowboyLocust
Thanks to Bobfuria for helping to find bugs, you're doing a great job so far!
Thanks to Juggernut for the dropped weapons clearup console command, really helped with optimization!
Thanks to YOU, the GOW PC community for sticking by this game after all these years of it being left in the dust
Your Gears of War Installation MUST have the latest patch before installing this mod, make a backup of your Binaries folder just in case!
NOTE I RECOMMEND DELETING ANY PREVIOUS PW INSTALLATIONS BEFORE DOWNLOADING THIS!
This download has NO viruses although there has been a report of Avast being suspicious of the file (It's paranoid, probably because of the download component)
1- What is PW?
2- Optional Downloadable Content (It's free obviously!)
3- Contribute to Development!
4- Current Playlists
5- Known Issues
7- Installation instructions
 What is PW?
PW is a mod project developed for Gears of War PC. The idea is several different types of 'game modes' consisting of offline bot gameplay bundled into one mod. The mod is managed server-side & automatically updated so things are always kept fresh and improvements are always being made. The MOD is currently an evolving BETA which will be consistently be updated every couple of weeks and eventually evolve into a more polished and final product.
Use features to your advantage such as the overhead minimap to find enemies around corners, if you feel like taking a gamble then have a shot at the mystery box when it unlocks to see if you are rewarded. Beware though, the Box contains both good and bad things, you could end up with a useful explosives inventory pack or you could have your weapons removed completely!
PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME THINGS ARE UNFINISHED (Such as the ribbons)
Earn ribbons such as 'Bowman', where you have to headshot an enemy with the Torque Bow along the way as you play and then complete challenges to earn medals such as 'Archery Master', where you have to get 3 headshots with the torque bow in a match. Your ribbons & medals will be counted up at the end of the match and you are given the option to take a screenshot of your awards.
Optional Downloadable Content (It's free obviously)
You can download optional character packs and map packs to add to your PW experience! From this BETA onwards you can download the 'War Pigs' character pack which features several characters. The characters included in this pack are:
(Please note that the character materials in this pack are currently rough they will be patched at a later date)
 Contribute to Development!
PW is currently in BETA stage. This means there WILL be bugs. Is a weapon underpowered? Do bots have an overpowered weapon? Leave your feedback in a post on this forum and if sufficient data is evident that a change is needed then that change will be made over the air right away without you needing to do a thing. The new changes would take effect when GOW is next launched and you can then see the update notes in the Main Menu if it notifies you that new notes are there. Something not working as intended? Report it and I will immediately work on fixing the bug. Once a collection of fixes & improvements are made an update will be pushed out. PWbinaries allows me to automatically update the mod without you having to do a thing, if an update is available it will download upon launching Gears of War.
 Current Playlists:
- Team Deathmatch
- 'One Man'
- Hardcore TDM
- Hardcore 'One Man'
(These screenshots are from January 2012, more updated ones coming soon)
MAKE SURE UAC (USER ACCOUNT CONTROL) IS DISABLED BEFORE CONTINUING AS IT INTERFERES WITH PWBINARIES !
1. Download the PW Installer from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?xk2hs9apycenavm
2 Launch the file and within a few seconds you should see this screen:
Navigate to your Documents folder, click it then press OK. If you don't see this window try minimising some windows as it likes to hide sometimes!
3. A few seconds later you should see this screen:
Navigate to your GOW Installation's Binaries folder and press OK. This is NOT the one that is in Documents\My Games\Gears of War for Windows, it will be where your main GOW installation is in Program Files for example!
4. After you have pressed OK a few seconds later the PW Content Manager should load up as shown below (A shortcut to PW Content Manager will be placed on your desktop too):
Click the "Download PW" button at the bottom right, it will begin the PW download & installation process which is entirely automated.
5. Once the PW install process is complete (It will tell you on the Home tab under Download Information) go ahead and click the Map Packs tab, click BETA Map Pack and then click the Download Pack button at bottom right.
6. Launch Gears of War and you should be prompted with this screen:
Enter your forum username here or your Live Gamertag. This is for helping with tracking down bugs so if the PW client experiences an error it emails me an error report and I know what client had this error. This is also used to keep track of client's version of PW and for exclusive character content in the future!
7. Once you enter your forum ID and click OK, the program may lock up for a few seconds this is normal! The window will disappear and a few seconds later your Gears of War will launch!
8. Open the console and type "open wz_warmachine_k" without the quotes and enjoy!