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GreyBeast
03-15-2007, 01:16 PM
Basically, I have a complete clean install of 4.07 which I've patched to 4.08. I have a friend who keeps nagging me to install 4.05 so we can fly together.

I have bookmared a page that tells me how to, but I'm confused about the steps I need to take.

A reference to a program I can supposedly download at this French site doesn't direct me to the mentioned file.

Can anyone explain to me how to do it? I know how to make batch files, and I know DOS syntax, so that's not a problem, I just don't know what patch to download, and what files to copy from that patch into my existing install of 4.08.

Can anyone help? I appreciate it!

GreyBeast

WWSpinDry
03-15-2007, 01:21 PM
http://www.simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&...9&page=1#Post2132709 (http://www.simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2132709&page=1#Post2132709)

TheBandit_76
03-15-2007, 01:22 PM
I did this with a couple of 4.0x versions awhile back. At that time, it was WAY easy. I kept a folder on the desktop named 4.0x and 4.0x, and I simply moved 2 or 3 files into and out of these folders for which version I wanted.

Can't remember the file names though! The files were the only thing that differed between the versions and the older version just ignored the new content.

Horrible explanation, but it was very simple.

GreyBeast
03-15-2007, 01:28 PM
Bandit, I had the same thing going for me.

I basically had copied a specific handful of files from the "new, also-to-be-playable" patch content into my existing game folder, first renaming them. Then I had set up a batch file for each version I wanted to be able to access.

Depending on which version I wanted to run, I ran the batch file and IT renamed the files in such a way as to make the game recognize the appropriate ones for the version I wanted to fly.

Let me go off to read that thread SpinDry contributed.

Thanks, so far, keep 'em coming.

***INSERTED AFTER LOOKING AT THE SIMHQ THREAD***

Ooh, SpinDry, that's the thing!!! Thanks a lot, mate, didn't take you five minutes to answer.

Thanks, again.

WWSpinDry
03-15-2007, 01:32 PM
No Prob. It's the solution my whole squad standardized on; works great.

GreyBeast
03-16-2007, 03:57 AM
Once again, that is one bad-*** little invention. Thanks a bunch, I'm impressed. I should have come up with this myself, LOL.

THANKS!!!

BillyTheKid_22
03-16-2007, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by TheBandit_76:
I did this with a couple of 4.0x versions awhile back. At that time, it was WAY easy. I kept a folder on the desktop named 4.0x and 4.0x, and I simply moved 2 or 3 files into and out of these folders for which version I wanted.

Can't remember the file names though! The files were the only thing that differed between the versions and the older version just ignored the new content.

Horrible explanation, but it was very simple.



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Monterey13
03-25-2007, 08:42 PM
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