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myrstdr
11-30-2004, 03:58 PM
I have the downloaded game IL 2 Forgotten battles from direct to drive. I installed it and it works great. When I try to install the AEP I get a message:
IL 2 Forgotten Battles NOT FOUND
Does any one have any ideas how I can get this expansion pack to work

steve_v
11-30-2004, 04:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by myrstdr:
I have the downloaded game IL 2 Forgotten battles from direct to drive. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Difficult to answer unless you provide details on install of FB.

F0_Dark_P
11-30-2004, 09:24 PM
are you sure that you install it on the same place as fb?, it have to be inthe same directory, otherwise i dont know what can be wrong http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

bird_brain
11-30-2004, 10:54 PM
If you DL'ed the demo or have the original IL2 Sturmovik installed, the ACE expansion will not work. It is for Forgotten Battles which is a different & upgraded version of the same game. You have to install FB 1st. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

MaxMhz
11-30-2004, 11:29 PM
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Troll2k
12-01-2004, 12:54 AM
A while back I read some forum threads about people that paid for Fb electronicly and were provided a key to download the game.It worked fine but there was a problem with getting the patches to work.Mybe the same type of deal.I do not recall if they ever solved the problem.

I know aep installs only to the default path.Maybe something there also.

Tully__
12-01-2004, 05:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Troll2k:
A while back I read some forum threads about people that paid for Fb electronicly and were provided a key to download the game.It worked fine but there was a problem with getting the patches to work.Mybe the same type of deal.I do not recall if they ever solved the problem.

I know aep installs only to the default path.Maybe something there also. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, a common complaint from those that made an electronic purchase of FB. The installer used by the electronic distributer doesn't make the registry entries that AEP looks for and the AEP installer consequently refuses to accept that FB is already installed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

sikira_SG
12-01-2004, 11:26 AM
Howdy Myrstdr S!

I had a similar or pretty much the same problem as you when I tried to install AEP over FB a while back.

I found the text below in the il-2 help forum,and it did work for me.Follow the
instructions.

"When installing the Ace Expansion Pack the installer won´t find the installation of the IL2-FB original game. This seems to be a problem that occur as the installer is not able to determine diffrent installation-languages. To solve the problem do like this, it worked for me:
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"First open regedit go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE "SOFTWARE" ubisoft IL_2sturmovik forgotten battles .Then right click on IL_2sturmovick forgotten battles and select new string value Then type in
"language" as the new string value. hit enter then right click on language then select modify and enter "en_us" close regedit"

Credit goes to "Helonwhls86"

After this is done u will be able to install the expansion."
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Hope it works and good luck :-)

JV44Sikira