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ParrotPatrol
06-20-2008, 08:54 AM
Same as title. I can't figure it out. I am using Hyper Lobby but the program can't find my bloody .exe.

Monterey13
06-20-2008, 09:01 AM
http://hyperfighter.sk/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=1#7

Urufu_Shinjiro
06-20-2008, 09:05 AM
Make sure in hyperlobby that you have the il2 Forggoten Battles room selected before you search for the .exe.

JG52Uther
06-20-2008, 09:07 AM
And check out this fun thread:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/8091053766

ParrotPatrol
06-20-2008, 11:09 AM
I just noticed that my version is at 4.07m, is there any reason steam didn't bother to release the 4.08m version? Do you figure its safe for me to install the manual patch?

Talroth
06-20-2008, 02:20 PM
I installed the patch the other night from the Steam Install. Threw me for a loop too not having steam auto update everything. That is the reason why I buy stuff off steam and not order boxed copies.

But everything works fine with it.

K_Freddie
06-20-2008, 04:30 PM
Girls...
Do not... I repeat..
Do not mix this game with Steam
Steam is the end of individualism (and your PC privacy) in the gaming community !!!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

ParrotPatrol
06-21-2008, 12:22 PM
You go ahead and keep your individuality, I'll keep my fantastic prices and auto-updates.

JG52Uther
06-21-2008, 04:36 PM
So how much was your steam install '46 version? Less than the 10 my disc cost me?
And strangely enough the disc worked first time,without coming here to ask for help.

skarden
06-21-2008, 05:00 PM
yeah parrot install the manual patch,it should be no prob at all.once it's installed direct hyper lobby to the exe. and your all good,one thing though make sure your joining the "forgotten battles" group in hyper lobby and not the IL-2 group(which was the first game) and you should be ready to jump online and start learnin how to survive http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

dont mind some of these guys,they're good ppl in generall they're just not big steam fans,I'v never had any problems with steam myself so I'm not sure what they dont like but it's really not worth worring about either way.

any more questions just ask mate ~S~ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

ParrotPatrol
06-21-2008, 10:32 PM
It seems my problem was just selecting Forgotten Battles anyway. Ho har. I am surprised the IL2 room is even there anymore, does anyone actually still play the orig IL2? It seems like anyone serious enough to play it would have bought the expansions.

I got my copy off Steam for 17 bucks. This saves me the trouble of trying to find a place in town that would have it (No one would) or finding a place online that would ship in, in which case, most likely the only place I would find a copy for less than 17 bucks plus shipping would be from someone who sells used PC games, and then I would be hosed on the CD Key.

skarden
06-22-2008, 01:10 AM
I think it's one of those things that it's easier to leave it there rather then remove it and ya never know some ppl might want to take a trip down memory lane online style sometimes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

sounds like ya got a good deal to me,especially since the game wasnt avalible where you live easly,good score http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

hopefully see you online sometime http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ~S~

K_Freddie
06-22-2008, 03:20 AM
I have steam 'controlled' games (got them for my kid), and will always select the CD over the shelf compared to online installs.
How long this will last.. well, when people find they no longer control their own PC's, THERE WILL BE REBELLION.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

deepo_HP
06-22-2008, 03:58 AM
Originally posted by ParrotPatrol:
I got my copy off Steam for 17 bucks. This saves me the trouble of trying to find a place in town that would have it (No one would) or finding a place online that would ship in, in which case, most likely the only place I would find a copy for less than 17 bucks plus shipping would be from someone who sells used PC games, and then I would be hosed on the CD Key.

well, a short search at 'ebay' only shows a some sotfware-sellers offering the brand-new game for ~9 € (shipping overseas 5 €).
furthermore it doesn't matter, if the game is used or not, the cd-key is still the cd-key (at least was for me) - online registration is a feature of 'steam'...
then again, patches were all free, as far as i remember. nothing exclusive by 'steam'.

'steam' is by far the worst game-distribution system, i have seen so far.
the product one buys is never one's property, it stays at 'steam'... no reselling, no multiple installations etc. uninstalling 'steam' leaves also some fancy traces.
'steam' doesn't give any insight in the information they get from a players computer. whih they are allowed to as soon as one installs the client. it is known (and not denied by 'valve'), that data is not all handled anonymously, beyond whih are information of the users browser, office-applications, firewalls, defragmentation-rhythm and -software and more. ah yes, like 'valve' collects non-anonymous data about crashes, including reason and time-out (even if error-send and remote-control are disabled - the program they use is not known yet)
as soon as their servers stumble, the fun has a rest. in general: no internet, no play. and they have lots of download servers, but only one (!) auth-server.
'steam' insists on automatic update, including 'exclusive' game-updates like advertisingon level-walls - older game-versions are impossible to get and play.
adult or not, if a country got restrictions, one will only get the 'no blood'-versions ('wolfenstein') or none at all. however, if the game is rated 'adult only', that is not a problem, because they just ask (by click) about over-13 on registration.
win98 users can easily throw their 'steam'-games away. since 2007 no support, no auth, no update... some can still play offline though (well, as said above, noone 'owns' 'steam'-games, it's only an abonnement.
and then no gameplay for asian imports - well, might be reasonable, but the again, who had the brillant idea to sell the 'orange-box' then? sure, 'valve'!

the main-idea of 'steam' was not that bad, as it offers less distribution-cost for developers.
just how it shows off is highly questionable by jurisdiction (at least in europe they have permanent problems).
but i guess, using 'steam' is up to everyone himself (or herself, of course).

VMF-214_HaVoK
06-22-2008, 08:12 AM
Although I prefer Hyperlobby, Xfire works great as well. www.xfire.com (http://www.xfire.com)

S!