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Sherman8r
08-03-2005, 01:50 AM
Hi all

My copy of FB + AEP finally arrived today, although still waiting on my joystick. Anyway i tried to install it three times before i was successful, and i eventially found out that my problem was that of patches. I tried following the texts with each patch, to no avial and now the only way i've got it running it without a patch. So what i need to know is in what order do i need to install the patches. I am sick of reinstalling it each time i get it wrong, so can someone please do me a BIG favour and spell it out for me. I'm starting from a box version, that's NO patches yet installed on it.

Thus i need the order and name of each patch to be able to play online. I'm hoping my Joystick arrives tomorrow so i can play online.

Thanks in advance
Sherm

LEXX_Luthor
08-03-2005, 01:57 AM
* First *

Make a backup game folder so you don't have to install again from CD.

I "forgot" the exact Pach sequence, naturally. But, with the FB+AEP you should start with a 2.xy number. Ignore any 1.xy Patches. AEP is basically version 2.00

plumps_
08-03-2005, 02:11 AM
Also ignore any 3.xx and 4.xx patches unless you own a copy of Pacific Fighters.

For FB + AEP the order is:
#1: 2.01
#2: 2.04

...

#3.: As your intention is to play online:
Forget about #1 and #2.
Buy and install PF instead!
#4: Install 3.03m (100 MB)
#5: Install 4.01m (140 MB)

Sherman8r
08-03-2005, 02:53 AM
i don't have PF, and don't intend on buying it any time soon, so what patches do i thus need? To play online that is...

B16Enk
08-03-2005, 03:12 AM
For patching guide, and good reading while you await your delivery (it may also change your opinion of 'buying it any time soon' re: PF) checkout:

Airwarfare (http://www.airwarfare.com/guides/patching.htm)

Limited number of servers online not using PF merged btw http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

strelnik_Sipi
08-03-2005, 03:15 AM
Well... no patch will help you play online just with FB+AEP. There is nobody who plays that. Most of the comunity plays FB+AEP+PF on 4.01 version and a few FP only players. So if you want to play online you need PF.

Sherman8r
08-03-2005, 05:18 AM
Ahh i c... well maybe i'll try and buy pacific fighters tomorrow... hope its not too expensive...

bird_brain
08-03-2005, 05:55 AM
As Bearcat is fond of saying, "Just consider it the best 5 disc WWII flight sim ever made" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Sherman8r
08-04-2005, 12:17 AM
AHHHH!!

I've now bought PF, so did a merged PF + FB + AEP installation, downloaded one patch and installed that one (303m) and am now downloading the last one 401m. While downloading i decided to see what it was like partly fully patched, so doubleclicked the shortcut to run. The game seems to launch correctly, the CD spinns and a launcher appears, showing the pic of the plane attacking the ship, etc. Then nothing. CD continues to spin but nothing else happens. After a few minins of this i kill it. Won't die either, short of restarting. WHAT'S GOING ON!!!

Hopefully the last patch will fix this, but i have my doubts.

someone plz help me i'm getting desperate!

Taylortony
08-04-2005, 01:06 AM
It can take a while to load, be patient http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif think how many discs there are and the information contained on them, that is all part of the game you are starting http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

B16Enk
08-04-2005, 02:01 AM
If it still doesn't run head over to community help and post your Dxdiag there.

Tully__
08-04-2005, 02:13 AM
If you haven't turned off the intro movie, it'll take up to 3 minutes before it does anything after the initial splash... this is the load time for the landscape and models used in the intro movie (a recording of a mission played in the game, not a CGI video).

Start the IL2Setup.exe utility in the game folder and uncheck the intro box if you want it to load faster.

Sherman8r
08-04-2005, 02:58 AM
Ahhh

Its working fine now.. (crosses fingures) Thanks a mill all...

Sherm

Taylortony
08-04-2005, 10:48 AM
Now go enjoy it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif