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Zman_411Sq
08-08-2005, 09:31 PM
Mr. Maddox, or one of the developers...help. I cannot get into the marianas map..I keep getting ini loading error. All help so far has been things I've done...unload, reload, re-download patches...etc. Is there something you can do so I can force this map into my game/machine? I spend more time un9installing /reinstalling than I do flying.

Zman_411Sq
08-08-2005, 09:31 PM
Mr. Maddox, or one of the developers...help. I cannot get into the marianas map..I keep getting ini loading error. All help so far has been things I've done...unload, reload, re-download patches...etc. Is there something you can do so I can force this map into my game/machine? I spend more time un9installing /reinstalling than I do flying.

LEXX_Luthor
08-09-2005, 02:10 AM
Bad CD, or corrupted data on CD?

Zman_411Sq
08-11-2005, 08:35 PM
I really can't tell, since I had access to this map before....I've done everything I have read about with no success....

hamselv2
08-13-2005, 09:26 AM
Perhaps you should try what was suggested here:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/4881053643

Zman_411Sq
08-15-2005, 10:54 PM
I did all that...I scrubbed the system after uninstall...I loaded one thing at a time, and defragged after each loading/install, and then rebooted after each one....nothing works...what do I have to do to get this thing to work?

VW-IceFire
08-15-2005, 11:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Zman_411Sq:
I did all that...I scrubbed the system after uninstall...I loaded one thing at a time, and defragged after each loading/install, and then rebooted after each one....nothing works...what do I have to do to get this thing to work? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Read back to us your oder of patching and which patches you used including the file sizes of each please.

The defragging between installations was pretty unnecessary so don't worry about that too much. Overkill by a long shot.

I think we've got a bad patch somewhere...you might need to re-download it. Its probably your 3.03m patch...BUT...as I said...before you do more. File sizes (down to the bytes if possible), names, and install order please.

hamselv2
08-16-2005, 12:14 AM
I have never experienced any patching problem myself, but I suggest that you try this:

Uninstall the game, and make sure that you delete all game folders

Reboot

Install IL2 Forgotten Battles
If you want help to install and patch the game look here: http://airwarfare.com/mediawiki-1.4.5/index.php?title=M...llation_and_Patching (http://airwarfare.com/mediawiki-1.4.5/index.php?title=Main_Page#Installation_and_Patchin g)

Reboot

Install Ace Expansion Pack

Reboot

Install Pacific Fighters

Download patch 3.03m here (100 MB): http://patches.ubi.com/pacific_fighters/
Make SURE that you download the correct version (i.e. NOT the non-merged version, and NOT the dedicated server version). File name: pf_v303m.exe

Install patch 3.03m

Try to start the game. Make sure that the version is 3.03m

Download patch 4.01m here (141 MB): http://patches.ubi.com/pacific_fighters/
File name: pf_v401m.exe

Install patch 4.01m

Try to start the game. Make sure that the version is 4.01m

.... and hopefully your problem will be solved

PS: When you extract/install the patches: make SURE that you point the patch exe to the correct file folder

hamselv2
08-16-2005, 12:14 AM
I think you may have a patching problem, although someone has earlier suggested a driver problem:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m...411063123#9411063123 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/9411063123/r/9411063123#9411063123)

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m...161041662#8161041662 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/8161041662/r/8161041662#8161041662)

Patching order:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/1521079433

Zman_411Sq
08-16-2005, 12:14 AM
thank you for your answer/effort...nothing is working here in terms of overcoming this loading error....really frustrated.

Zman_411Sq
08-16-2005, 12:14 AM
Please see my other post...I have done all this...what else can I do? No retailer is gonna take this thing back!

Hoarmurath
08-16-2005, 02:14 AM
are you sure he is installing FB+AEP+PF?

VT-51_Razor
08-16-2005, 06:20 AM
Zman, forgive me if this is too obvious a question but, whjat exactly do you mean by "...I can't access the Marianas map" Are you saying you can't get it to load in the FMB? All the other maps will load up fine in the FMB, but not the Marianas, correct?

I'm only asking to see if you're not talking about the QMB.

Zman_411Sq
08-18-2005, 08:12 PM
I have a screenprint of the error message...If I knew how to display it here I would...I can send it as a attachment in a email...here are a list of the patches and the order they were put in...(don't know what FMB or QMB mean:il2_fb_v1.0_to_v1.22.exe (116MB) this was loaded right after installing IL-2 Forgotten battles; il2_fb_aep_v2.01.exe (102MB)and then il2_fb_aep_v2.04.exe (19.6MB)...right after installing AEP. Then, in order, after installing PF were: pf_v301m_to_v303m.exe (57.6MB); pf_v303m_to_v304m.exe (18.8MB);PF_patch400m.exe (140MB); and finally, PF_patch401m.exe (140MB).Did a defrag and reboot after each one....exasperated.

Hoarmurath
08-19-2005, 04:29 AM
Wrong patchs applied.

You didn't do as indicated in Tully post.

download the 3.03m patch

http://www.3dgamers.com/dlselect/games/pacificfighters/pf_patch303m.exe.html

then apply it, and after that apply the patch 4.01m again. all the others patches were unnecessary.

Zman_411Sq
08-20-2005, 12:30 AM
I have done as you said and I'll see....but I'm confused...didn't I have the 303m patch in the other TWO patches I loaded...301 to 303 and 303 to 304?

Hoarmurath
08-20-2005, 12:57 AM
by using all the individual patches, you missed the 3.00m to 3.01m patch.

the link i provided is for 3.00m to 3.03m patch.

Tully__
08-24-2005, 05:30 PM
For merged Forgotten Battles/Ace Expansion Pack/Pacific Fighters:

Install FB
Install AEP
Install PF
Install patch pf_patch303m.exe (100MB)
Install patch pf_patch401m.exe (141MB)

You can get the correct patches at: http://www.3dgamers.com/games/pacificfighters/downloads/
Note that the standalone patches do not have "m" in the file name and the merged patches do.

DO NOT INSTALL the intermediate patches 1.22, 2.01, 2.04. Some users have problems with a full merged install if it is not made with unpatched versions at each stage until the after the Pacific Fighters install. Use only those patches listed in this post.

Note carefully the file sizes. If the file sizes aren't the same or within a couple of MB, you have downloaded the wrong patches.

Zman_411Sq
08-28-2005, 08:59 PM
well, I did as you said...I'm not sure which is the marainas map...but since I did what you told me I have not been stopped entering any game....I hope this holds up and thank you much for your info...I'll check back in later to give feedback....thanks again...

Zman_411Sq
09-10-2005, 06:37 PM
OK folks...my problem seems to be resolved...I have not been kept from joining any game or map...I'd like to thank those of you who offered assistance....you were correct in your diagnosis of the patches, and I thank all of you very much...