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Installaton, Patches and extras

Post by :FI:Sneaky_Russian » Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:56 am

Sturmovik '46 DVD for all versions on one disc *

latest patch 4.08m - DL

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For merged installs:-
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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

Megapatch 386mb

This will take you from PF CD install to 4.04m
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4.05 PE2
Download the patch here

PE2 Download

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
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Switching versions:-
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:-
DEL files.SFS
COPY files.404 files.sfs
Save as 404.bat in Il2 main folder.

Open a new Notepad doc and copy these lines to it.:-
DEL files.SFS
COPY files.405 files.sfs
Save as 405.bat in Il2 main folder.

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.
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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)
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Link here

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more info here:-
Info on patches @ UbiForum
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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

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Teamspeak and Hyperlobby

These are the two other essentials you will need to fly with the FI.

Squadron downloads page

Gurberlys Teamspeak Guide
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Complete guide to IL2 @ airwarfare.com
http://www.airwarfare.com/sturmovik_101 ... x.htm#1004
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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.
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* '46 stuff
Links provided ny Nellip and Macca:-

All your IL2 versions in one install:-

Switching versions

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.
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4.071

Note: Switcher DL now includes 4.071.
If you have the older (up ro 4.07) switcher read on:-
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4.071 and switcher.in 4 easy steps
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Important first step:-

switch to 4.07
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copy folder- "il2_ver07" and paste to desktop

it contains these files

files.SFS
il2_core.dll
il2_corep4.dll
il2fb.exe
mg_snd.dll
mg_snd_sse.dll


4.07 seems to be a "Dead Duck" now, no servers are running it.

Just check folders re-named as below.
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Install 4.071 patch

Rename "il2_ver07" to "il2_ver071" in main game folder.

copy from main game folder

files.sfs
il2_core.dll
il2_corep4.dll
il2fb.exe
mg_snd.dll
mg_snd_sse.dll

Paste to "il2_ver071" in main game folder.
copy folder- "il2_ver07" from desktop and paste to main game folder.
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right click on and edit "FB ver 07.bat" to:-

@echo OFF
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
exit

(Or whatever path you have 46 installed to
save as "FB ver 071.bat" and make desktop shortcut.
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congratulations you now have 4 versions active!
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(Let me know if you find any mistakes, out of date links etc. here)
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Post by :FI:Scott » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:04 pm

Thanks Sneaky,

My copy of 1946 is ordered !.
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'46

Post by :FI:Sneaky_Russian » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:01 pm

Securom problems:-

If you have a DVD/RW drive and are getting error 1000 try a firnware upgrade for the drive


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Post by :FI:Sneaky_Russian » Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:01 pm

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Post by The Killer » Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:08 am

anyone know where to find the PE-2 In AMERICAN DOLLARS?
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Post by :FI:Nellip » Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:16 pm

Killer

The Pe2 paid add on is a bit of a "dead duck" now.

That was game version 4.05 and most online play will be moving to 4.07 which is the new "46" version. The "46" DVD includes all previous game versions and therefore you get the 4.05 content as part of this.

I think Ubi are not doing a lot of distribution in the USA but some online retailers are stocking it.

Hope this helps.

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For what you'd pay...

Post by :FI:Heloego » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:52 am

...for the PE-2 add-on, you're better off to shell out the $49.95 for the Il2-1946 package from
http://www.gogamer.com.

It's the whole enchilada in one neat package on DVD and upgrades automatically to v4.07.

I just ordered it.

If I include the original Il-2 Sturmovik and all the time spent DLing the patches I spent over $300.00 on this series.

So $49.95 + shippping is a damned good deal!!!
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Post by :FI:Dr_Strangelove » Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:03 pm

OK wait.....

Do I need to uninstall 4.05 and then install the full DVD 4.07 or install 4.07 in a separate folder?

I am a bit confused as to how to install this incoming version of IL2 properly.
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Post by :FI:Gurberly » Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:52 pm

No need to uninstall it.

It actually installs it into a different default folder. Mine went into
C:\Program Files\Ubisoft

rather than the default location for the FB genre which went into
C:\Program Files\Ubi Soft

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Post by :FI:Dr_Strangelove » Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:54 pm

I see, so once I get all my settings and add-ons copied over, I can uninstall the old version of FB+PF etc?
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Yup...

Post by :FI:Fenian » Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:45 pm

but don't foget to move your favourite skins and pilots over ;)
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Post by Gurkesaft » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:34 am

:FI:Nellip wrote:Killer

The Pe2 paid add on is a bit of a "dead duck" now.

That was game version 4.05 and most online play will be moving to 4.07 which is the new "46" version. The "46" DVD includes all previous game versions and therefore you get the 4.05 content as part of this.

I think Ubi are not doing a lot of distribution in the USA but some online retailers are stocking it.

Hope this helps.

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Post by Gurkesaft » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:42 am

Hello,

I finally got everything up and running with the switcher and the latest patches. At this point it may be nice to edit the reference to PE-2 out of the initial post, since they're of similar availability and 1946 contains PE-2. I wonder if there's more people like The Killer who find PE-2 before they ask about it.

Also, sorry if it's there and I couldn't find it, but here's the info about the 4.071 patch:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/ ... 3231022815" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The links in this forum only appear if you hover your mouse over them! :shock: Crafty little buggers are hiding everywhere!

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Can't download the version switcher!

Post by :FI:Blue2 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:03 am

I checked all the links I could find, both here and at the SimHQ forums, and they all seem to have expired.

If anybody still has the latest version of the switcher download, kindly PM me. Finally trying to get all the techie stuff done!

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Well I'm either an idiot, or else Sneaky sneakily updated his link for the switcher up above.... hope it's the latter, but either way disregard what I wrote above! :D
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Switcher Addenda

Post by :FI:Heloego » Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:33 pm

For the benefit of those who have not yet installed Switcher...

After installation use it as follows:
1. Double-click the appropriate icon (4.04, 4.05, 4.07, 4.071). This runs the batch file to change the version ONLY. It wil NOT launch IL-2.
2. NOW click (or double-click) your Il-2 1946 icon. This one actually launches the version to which you just switched. You should see your selected version in the IL-2 Launch screen.
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