latest patch 4.08m - DL
For merged installs:-
Part 1) Installing the game
Install IL2FB CD and fly a test mission in Quick mission builder
Merged install of AEP CD and fly a test mission in Quick mission builder
Merged install of PF CD and fly a test mission in Quick mission builder
Download and extract to game folder
This will take you from PF CD install to 4.04m
Download the patch here
A note on "Boonty Box" :-
You should save your existing (4.04m) Il2FB.exe and IL2.exe files before updating to PE2.
Replace these when PE2 has been installed.
This will stop your system looking for "Boonty Box" every time you start FB
If you still want to be able to fly on 4.04m servers, Joint Ops flight school etc.do the following
In the Il2 game folder find "files.sfs", make a copy to a temporary folder and re-name it "files.404" before installing PE2 add on .
Install PE2 add on, copy the "files.sfs" after the install and paste that in the temp folder.
Rename as "files.405".
Open "Notepad" and copy these 2 lines to document:-
Save as 404.bat in Il2 main folder.DEL files.SFS
COPY files.404 files.sfs
Open a new Notepad doc and copy these lines to it.:-
Save as 405.bat in Il2 main folder.DEL files.SFS
COPY files.405 files.sfs
Now copy and paste the re-named files from the temp folder back to the main IL2 folder.
If you make desktop shortcuts to the "404.bat" and "405.bat" switching versions is just one click on the desktop.
Of course you could get the Complete DVD (Up to and including PE2)
Or from 17/11/06 the all inclusive "Sturmovik'46" (up to 4.07)
more info here:-
Info on patches @ UbiForum
No CD crack for 4.04m/4.05
http://www.ozma.be/download/rts.zip104Kb (check size of extracted dll)
Backup your "rts.dll" and replace it with this to run game without CD in drive.
For '46 use:-
No DVD exe file for '46
Teamspeak and Hyperlobby
These are the two other essentials you will need to fly with the FI.
Squadron downloads page
Gurberlys Teamspeak Guide
Complete guide to IL2 @ airwarfare.com
http://www.airwarfare.com/sturmovik_101 ... x.htm#1004
Better safe than sorry
It is always a good Idea to have a backup copy of "conf.ini"
"User" folder is worth backing up too as this will have your Pilot profiles
and key assigns stored.
* '46 stuff
Links provided ny Nellip and Macca:-
All your IL2 versions in one install:-
4.04m/4.05/4.07 version switcher
No DVD patch
No DVD exe file for '46
If youre also using the version switcher extract to (example):-
C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver07
As this is where the 4.07 exe file is copied from.
Otherwise the .exe will revert to the original 4.07 next time you switch versions.
Note: Switcher DL now includes 4.071.
If you have the older (up ro 4.07) switcher read on:-
4.071 and switcher.in 4 easy steps
Important first step:-
switch to 4.07
copy folder- "il2_ver07" and paste to desktop
it contains these files
4.07 seems to be a "Dead Duck" now, no servers are running it.
Just check folders re-named as below.
Install 4.071 patch
Rename "il2_ver07" to "il2_ver071" in main game folder.
copy from main game folder
Paste to "il2_ver071" in main game folder.
copy folder- "il2_ver07" from desktop and paste to main game folder.
right click on and edit "FB ver 07.bat" to:-
cd C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver071
xcopy *.* "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\" /Y
cd C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946
(Or whatever path you have 46 installed to
save as "FB ver 071.bat" and make desktop shortcut.
congratulations you now have 4 versions active!
(Let me know if you find any mistakes, out of date links etc. here)