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hamselv2
12-16-2006, 03:48 AM
This post describes how to setup your game to be able to easily switch between game version 4.04m, 4.05m and 4.07m.
The method uses the 'bat file principle', and has been delivered to me on a silver platter by PE_Tihi.

To make this work you will need:

a) working installation of 4.05m, with 4.04m files available.

b) working installation of 4.07m.

I will remind you that you should ALWAYS make a backup of all your files/installation folders before doing something like this !


Below is PE_Tihi's own description, with my very small editions/additions:


Copy from your 4.07m installation:

files.sfs
il2fb.exe
mg_snd_sse.dll
mg_snd.dll
il2_corep4.dll
il2_core.dll

and change extensions to .407 ;now move them into your old 4.04/4.05 installation.

Copy the above named files out of the version 405, and change the extension to .405

You need this file, too:

files.sfs

out of the version 404
Change the extension to .404

Now copy without any changes from 4.07m installation:

fb_3do16.SFS
fb_3do16p.SFS
fb_3do17.SFS
fb_maps12.SFS
fb_maps12p.SFS
fb_maps13.SFS

as well as all folders, except the folder Users, to your old 4.04m/4.05m install. Only overwrite User folder if you backup of your keyassignment.

Now you will need 3 bat files.
Open Notepad or Wordpad and make txt files named:

404.txt
405.txt
407.txt


Copy these lines into the 404.txt file:

DEL files.SFS
DEL il2fb.exe
DEL mg_snd_sse.dll
DEL mg_snd.dll
DEL il2_corep4.dll
DEL il2_core.dll
COPY files.404 files.sfs
COPY il2fb.405 il2fb.exe
COPY mg_snd_sse.405 mg_snd_sse.dll
COPY mg_snd.405 mg_snd.dll
COPY il2_corep4.405 il2_corep4.dll
COPY il2_core.405 il2_core.dll



Copy these lines into the 405.txt file:

DEL files.SFS
DEL il2fb.exe
DEL mg_snd_sse.dll
DEL mg_snd.dll
DEL il2_corep4.dll
DEL il2_core.dll
COPY files.405 files.sfs
COPY il2fb.405 il2fb.exe
COPY mg_snd_sse.405 mg_snd_sse.dll
COPY mg_snd.405 mg_snd.dll
COPY il2_corep4.405 il2_corep4.dll
COPY il2_core.405 il2_core.dll



Copy these lines into the 407.txt file:

DEL files.SFS
DEL il2fb.exe
DEL mg_snd_sse.dll
DEL mg_snd.dll
DEL il2_corep4.dll
DEL il2_core.dll
COPY files.407 files.sfs
COPY il2fb.407 il2fb.exe
COPY mg_snd_sse.407 mg_snd_sse.dll
COPY mg_snd.407 mg_snd.dll
COPY il2_corep4.407 il2_corep4.dll
COPY il2_core.407 il2_core.dll



Change the file extension to bat (instead of txt) for all files so that you now have these 3 files:

404.bat
405.bat
407.bat



Put all 3 bat files into your 4.04m/4.05m game folder.

Create a shortcut on your desktop to all 3 bat files, click on one of the shortcuts to choose game version, click your normal game shortcut - and off you go.

Jaws2002
12-16-2006, 05:45 AM
Great job as allways Hamselv and Tihi. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Thank you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
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hamselv2
12-16-2006, 09:29 AM
All credit goes to Tihi.

Jaws2002
12-16-2006, 10:06 AM
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AH_BlueKestral
12-16-2006, 04:45 PM
S!
IL2 SWITCHER 404/ 4.05 4.07 par 1 JG2 MIKE

http://www.france-simulation.com/index.php?op=edito

You must direct the installer to the game drive.
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major_setback
12-16-2006, 07:25 PM
Originally posted by AH_BlueKestral:
S!
IL2 SWITCHER 404/ 4.05 4.07 par 1 JG2 MIKE

http://www.france-simulation.com/index.php?op=edito

You must direct the installer to the game drive.
S!

Will this work even if I hav'nt got my old files saved? I am running 4.07 now.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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AH_BlueKestral
12-16-2006, 08:45 PM
S!
Here is a link to the SIM HQ Forums. (http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=144;t=007335)

My request
S! Tromplamort
Could you post How you installed the 46 DVD.
Did you do a fresh install?
Installed 46 over 4.05?
If you have both 4.04sfs and 4.05sfs and Il2 loader what did you do?
I am waiting for my 46 DVD. Thank you in advance.
Do you have a readme. I did not see one and my french is lousy.

From Tromplamort

Mmm sorry for my late answer but I was flying online..

Well if you need this utility it is supposed you already have the 1946 DVD or at least a 4.05m version and you would like to have the possibility to reverse to 4.04m...

Concerning my installation of 1946 I did a fresh install aside the 4.05m and the 4.04m. That mean that before this utility I had 3 installations...<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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AH_BlueKestral
12-16-2006, 08:57 PM
S!
On the French site there is a forum
http://france-simulation.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=4358


Frightening!
That functions with wonder!
Finished installation does not triple it now I do not have any more but only one install 1946!
More need to duplicate the files paintschemes, to configure the same keys in the three install to find the same adjustments graphic in the three install?
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Feathered_IV
12-16-2006, 09:13 PM
When running 407, don't leave your old 405 disc in your second drive. It causes a lot of stuttering in-game. Just something to add to the knowledge base http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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major_setback
12-17-2006, 07:13 AM
Originally posted by AH_BlueKestral:
S!
IL2 SWITCHER 404/ 4.05 4.07 par 1 JG2 MIKE

http://www.france-simulation.com/index.php?op=edito

You must direct the installer to the game drive.
S!

This is fantastic (fantastique)!
It even puts icons on your desktop to switch to the different versions, then after that all you have to do is join Hyperlobby and straight into a server.

Thanks to the author! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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PF_Coastie
12-17-2006, 07:15 AM
Nice work!

Maybe I will get to try it soon.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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major_setback
12-17-2006, 07:22 AM
Originally posted by major_setback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AH_BlueKestral:
S!
IL2 SWITCHER 404/ 4.05 4.07 par 1 JG2 MIKE

http://www.france-simulation.com/index.php?op=edito

You must direct the installer to the game drive.
S!

This is fantastic (fantastique)!
It even puts icons on your desktop to switch to the different versions, then after that all you have to do is join Hyperlobby and straight into a server.

Thanks to the author! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here's a link to the download.

http://www.simulation-france-magazine.com/download.php?op=mydown&did=1032<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Duff4r
12-29-2006, 10:20 AM
Bump http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Skoshi Tiger
02-26-2007, 12:59 AM
I don't have the pe-2 (4.05) game but I do have he Pacfic fighters(4.04m) and 1946(4.08). Will this procedure work so that I can swap between pacific fighters and 1946?

Thanks in advance