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Asas_Portuga1
03-13-2008, 11:13 AM
Hi all,


I śm going to upgrade my PC, and therefore I will need to backup my IL2, right? My Q. is, being a bit of a unskilled http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif, as far as PC handling concerns, how do I make the backup?
I guess, not as easily as copy/paste on the icon of the il2 game .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Sorry, guys but I really don't know.


Thanks in advance http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Cheers.

ASAS

Asas_Portuga1
03-13-2008, 11:13 AM
Hi all,


I śm going to upgrade my PC, and therefore I will need to backup my IL2, right? My Q. is, being a bit of a unskilled http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif, as far as PC handling concerns, how do I make the backup?
I guess, not as easily as copy/paste on the icon of the il2 game .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Sorry, guys but I really don't know.


Thanks in advance http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Cheers.

ASAS

Choctaw111
03-13-2008, 11:27 AM
You want to back up your "Users" folder to save your pilot and button and key settings. Also make a backup of your "Conf.ini"
You may also back up your "Missions"(if you have any downloaded or created missions in there), "Records"(where your saved movie track files are), and the "Paint Schemes" folder (where all of your pilot and aircraft skins are). If you haven't downloaded anything and put them into these folders than the only thing you really need to back up is the "Users" folder and your "conf.ini" file.

Oh...did you download the new DLL's? If you did , you can put them in a safe place also. That way you can put them back in later when you put Il2 on your new machine. This step isn't really a big deal, as these files are small and easily DL and put back in. The steps in the first paragraph are the biggies.

As far as how to do it. Open a window to the CD drive that you are putting the files on. Then open the Il2 game folder and go to the files and folders I have mentioned. Drag and drop those things into the CD window. That should be all there is to it. A message might come up or something similar asking if you want to burn the CD with the stuff you just put in the window from the Il2 folder.

blairgowrie
03-13-2008, 11:35 AM
If you are upgrading your PC that would mean a complete reformat and reinstall of your Windows software right?

You should back up all the files already mentioned by Choctaw111. Best to do that with a CD or DVD. Just go into your game files and copy and paste the files you need. You can probably do that with your CD software. Post back if you need more help.

crucislancer
03-13-2008, 11:36 AM
In the IL-2 root directory, you will need to make a backup of the following folders and files:

Missions folder: If you downloaded any 3rd party campaigns or single missions, or if you have a Dgen campaign that you are working on.

Pilots folder: So you don't lose your pilots and the campaigns you have running, and also any custom button settings.

PaintSchemes folder: If you have downloaded any skins or pilots files that you want to keep, then you should back this up.

Records folder: For any tracks that you made, they will be in this folder.

Samples Folder: If you downloaded campaigns that have sound files, like pilot chatter, or new music files, you will need to back this up.

DGen folder: If you have any add-on DGen campaigns, like the Enjoyr patches or Battle Over Europe, you will need to back this up.

conf.ini file: I would back this up just in case, but if you are installing on a new computer with a new video card, it seems like a good idea to just let the program install a new one. If you have a custom joystick sensitivity, you can copy that section of the conf.ini file from the old to the new one.

I think that's about it. I may have missed something, though.

Yellow_Sub
03-13-2008, 12:19 PM
If you have a DVD burner you can simply copy the directory to a DVD.

If you have more than 1 partition on your HDD all other partitions except the OS partition should survive the reinstall without a problem. Works for me, at least with XP (not sure about Vista). So if your OS is on C:\ and the Games on D:\ they are safe.

Asas_Portuga1
03-14-2008, 04:27 AM
hi all,

hi wish to thank u all for your helpful posts. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
i'll try to do has u guys tip me.

If i do have problems, and i guess i problably will, i'll post u for help .

thanks a lot.


cheers

ASAS

M_Gunz
03-14-2008, 06:55 AM
ASAS, you do have good 1946 DVD? Just checking.

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-14-2008, 07:48 AM
I do as Choctaw and backup these folders:

users
conf.ini
Paintschemes

I don't usually backup my "records" folder for a new install because I save the relevant ones regularly anyway.

After doing a full install and patching up to 4.08m, Launch the game to make sure it starts and runs properly then simply overwrite these three folders with the ones you've copied and you should be back in the sky.

crucislancer
03-14-2008, 08:22 AM
ASAS,

Are you upgrading your hard drive as well?

The reason I ask is that I just upgraded my main hard drive recently. Instead of going though the long process of burning CDs full of backup info, I installed my old hard drive as the D drive, and didn't reformat it. Then, after I reintalled XP and all my other software on the new drive, I installed IL-2 '46, patched it up to current and then copied over the files that I needed from the old hard drive. It takes less time to do, and you don't wind up with a bunch of burned CD or DVDs that may be out of date at some point. Certainly removable media is important for critical data, but provided that your old hard drive isn't failure prone, it should be a fairly safe place to leave stuff like game backups.

Asas_Portuga1
03-14-2008, 08:50 AM
I Gunz,

it's a copy, dl from the net.

asas

Asas_Portuga1
03-14-2008, 08:57 AM
Hi,

no. i'm keeping the ol one.
tkanks for the tip, very helpful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ASAS

RxMan
03-14-2008, 01:31 PM
Copy the whole Ubisoft directory, soooo much easier.

M_Gunz
03-14-2008, 03:39 PM
As long as you have a data image to install from it should work.
I guess it was someone else who was having trouble with their 1946 DVD then.

ffb
03-14-2008, 05:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RxMan:
Copy the whole Ubisoft directory, soooo much easier. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yes....copy the entire ubisoft folder to a partition....or burn it onto a DVD...then put it back into the new one

there isn't any need to actually re-install the 1946 program...just make a short-cut to the il2.exe wherever your Ubi folder has gone to

Asas_Portuga1
03-14-2008, 05:16 PM
Rxman and FFB, Thats a realy good tip. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

thanks a lot.

thks to the other guys also.

asas