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Doug_Dread
04-04-2004, 09:41 AM
I have both IL2 FB and Ace on my PC so that I can play either one online, during the transition to Ace. However, the path to FB was the default and I couldn't change to Ace, now after a recent UBI patch, Ace is the default and I can't change back to FB.

The path to the game is not editable (no response). How to I switch between the 2 games?

Doug_Dread
04-04-2004, 09:41 AM
I have both IL2 FB and Ace on my PC so that I can play either one online, during the transition to Ace. However, the path to FB was the default and I couldn't change to Ace, now after a recent UBI patch, Ace is the default and I can't change back to FB.

The path to the game is not editable (no response). How to I switch between the 2 games?

lil_labbit
04-04-2004, 09:52 AM
The original folder name is "c:/program files/UBI Soft/IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles/"

Now lets say that's ACE, then rename it to "...Soft/IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten BattlesACE/"
And rename the FB1.22 version to "...Battles122/"
All you have to do now is when you want to play one or the other then rename that folder back to the original name...

You must have both v1.22 and ACE installed though...

And the foldername is editable in RegEdit - you have to know what you are doing though...

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xTHRUDx
04-04-2004, 12:52 PM
this is what i have done to play both the 2.0 version and the 1.22 version.

i had to do a fresh install to get my AEP to work and i lost my 1.22 version. So i asked buddy who still had his 1.22 to send me the 3 needed files

files.SFS
il2_core.dll
mg_snd.dll

i made 2 folders on my desktop, 1 called v2.0 and another called v1.22. i backed up my current 3 files into the v2.0 folder and added the 3 files my buddy gave to the v1.22 folder. Now i just keep overwriting the 3 files from which ever version i want to play by dragging them from that version's folder.

doug.d
04-04-2004, 02:24 PM
Both versions are working 100% but I can't figure out what process UBI lobby uses to trace the game. It defaulted to FB which I had copied to a folder C:\games\Forgotten Battles V1.22\ i.e. not the original folder but UBI found it anyway.

Since a UBI auto patch, it managed to find Aces in a folder I created: C:\games\Forgotten Battles Aces\. However, I can't change it back to FB.

All Seeing Eye and Hyperlobby allow you to change the path to the game but not UBI, I don't understand why, unless it's just a bug in their software. In the 'help' section it tells you there is a button in the game path dialogue box which lets you browse for the game .exe file, but this button doesn't exist.

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IKP_Hawk
04-04-2004, 02:55 PM
Hi doug.d! Go to Community Support/User fixes that may help others and scroll down read and setup so you can play both.

Cheers,
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lil_labbit
04-04-2004, 03:01 PM
You could try using regedit
BE VERY CAREFULL - its case sensitive and you could crash windows if you do funny stuff there....
goto windows start - run - type regedit and execute it

In the left column you see maps, goto by pressing +
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
Ubi Soft
IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles

To the right you will see the path to il2 FB V1.22

same goes for
IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles AEP

If you change those paths - the game will run OK - independant of AEP or FB1.22 running I think...

Close Regedit

done.

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