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bruckm
08-05-2005, 09:02 PM
I have Il-2 and just bought PF. After installing it it tells me to insert the corrct cd-rom. Well, it doesn't matter which cd is in the drive, it elicits the same error message. This is followed by a message stating that the game failed to initialize.

Can anyone help with this problem?

bruckm
08-05-2005, 09:02 PM
I have Il-2 and just bought PF. After installing it it tells me to insert the corrct cd-rom. Well, it doesn't matter which cd is in the drive, it elicits the same error message. This is followed by a message stating that the game failed to initialize.

Can anyone help with this problem?

Wilburnator
08-05-2005, 10:45 PM
It actually works really well. What you describe is a known issue though, I suggest you take a look in the community help forum. If you don't see the relevant thread, ask. Someone will help you.

HotelBushranger
08-05-2005, 11:54 PM
Are you trying to install PF over Il-2? If so, that won't work, you'll need FB+AEP+PF combined install. If not, check the Community Help section. It's worth the work getting it to run.

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Tully__
08-06-2005, 12:55 AM
Click here (http://ubisoft.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ubisoft.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=10061) and download the rts.dll file (link under the "File Attachments" heading). Replace the rts.dll file in the game folder with the downloaded version.

Platypus_1.JaVA
08-06-2005, 05:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bruckm:
I have Il-2 and just bought PF. After installing it it tells me to insert the corrct cd-rom. Well, it doesn't matter which cd is in the drive, it elicits the same error message. This is followed by a message stating that the game failed to initialize.

Can anyone help with this problem? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nah... it never worked, for about 3+ years now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

bruckm
08-06-2005, 08:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tully__:
Click here (http://ubisoft.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ubisoft.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=10061) and download the rts.dll file (link under the "File Attachments" heading). Replace the rts.dll file in the game folder with the downloaded version. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Should I make this change prior to installing the patches which I found here? It is installed on the same computer with Il-2, is that a problem?
Thanks for the help.

bruckm
08-06-2005, 08:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
Are you trying to install PF over Il-2? If so, that won't work, you'll need FB+AEP+PF combined install. If not, check the Community Help section. It's worth the work getting it to run.

Welcome to the boards http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

(Aka UbiZoo http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I tried it without Il-2 on the computer and with Il-2 on the computer. I received the exact same error message each way.

bruckm
08-06-2005, 08:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tully__:
Click here (http://ubisoft.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ubisoft.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=10061) and download the rts.dll file (link under the "File Attachments" heading). Replace the rts.dll file in the game folder with the downloaded version. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I could save it in the 1st folder but, I don't have a ubi.com folder

VW-IceFire
08-06-2005, 08:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bruckm:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tully__:
Click here (http://ubisoft.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ubisoft.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=10061) and download the rts.dll file (link under the "File Attachments" heading). Replace the rts.dll file in the game folder with the downloaded version. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I could save it in the 1st folder but, I don't have a ubi.com folder </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thats fine...the UBI.com folder only appears if you elected to install the UBI.com service when you first did the installation. Its not necessary...

Just replace the RTS.dll file in the one location and you should be good as gold.

Bearcat99
08-06-2005, 08:38 AM
You dont need a UBI.com folder...

C:\Program Files\Ubi Soft\IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles

Also do yourself a favor and try to find Forgotten Battles and the Aces Expansion Pack (or FB GOLD which contains both in one box) ASAP. Here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/4591089933/r/4591089933#4591089933) is why. Also hit the Sturmovik Essentials thread in my sig.

bruckm
08-06-2005, 12:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
You dont need a UBI.com folder...

C:\Program Files\Ubi Soft\IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles

Also do yourself a favor and try to find Forgotten Battles and the Aces Expansion Pack (or FB GOLD which contains both in one box) ASAP. Here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/4591089933/r/4591089933#4591089933) is why. Also hit the Sturmovik Essentials thread in my sig. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I only have the original Il-2, not FB.

bruckm
08-06-2005, 12:07 PM
Well, the correct dll worked. It took me 5 tries to successfully take off from a carrier in an F4F and 3 in an F4U. 1 tries to land safely ina an F4U.

Began a career in the Dutch Air Force. Shot down a Betty on my first sortie. Engine overheat and quit. had to hit the silk! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Also lost my squadron commander in that sortie. Thank God it's only a game!

x__CRASH__x
08-06-2005, 12:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bruckm:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
You dont need a UBI.com folder...

C:\Program Files\Ubi Soft\IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles

Also do yourself a favor and try to find Forgotten Battles and the Aces Expansion Pack (or FB GOLD which contains both in one box) ASAP. Here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/4591089933/r/4591089933#4591089933) is why. Also hit the Sturmovik Essentials thread in my sig. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I only have the original Il-2, not FB. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Then you can install PF only. You must have IL-2 Forgotten Battles, and the Aces Expansion Pack in order to use PF as a merged install.

Tully__
08-06-2005, 04:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bruckm:
Well, the correct dll worked. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Glad to hear it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif