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Crouchy Eagle
02-02-2005, 07:38 PM
After installed and played PF as Stand Alone for few weeks, I just picked up FB Gold Pack. How do I get these two games working together? What is the installation guide to get them in sync? Please help.

Crouchy Eagle
02-02-2005, 07:38 PM
After installed and played PF as Stand Alone for few weeks, I just picked up FB Gold Pack. How do I get these two games working together? What is the installation guide to get them in sync? Please help.

dieg777
02-02-2005, 08:47 PM
I think its possible to run standdalone Pf and FB+ACES+PF if you wish and have the harddrive space.
Tully has put together this guide http://www.airwarfare.com/guides/multivers.htm

I think you will just have to install your gold pack as per manual then install PF again but selecting merged install as your option. .
you should then have two folders PF for Pacific fighters stand alone and IL2FB for merged. You will then need to install the merged version of the latest patch e.g pf_patch303m.exe into this il2FB directory

Alternativly just uninstall PF and UBI.com then follow the above instructions i.e install IL2FB then aces then PF then the merged patch


If you have problems trying to install then there are fixes in the User fixes thread to remove some hidden entries that sometimes cause problems

Perhaps Tully will confirm the above.

good luck

Crouchy Eagle
02-02-2005, 10:02 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. The advise from Tully and 'Tech Pages Luckyboy's Guide For Complete Users' from http://www.airwarfare.com/tech/tech_lbguide.htm were excellent.

Again, I really appreciate your reply.

Bearcat99
02-02-2005, 10:05 PM
You will notice pretty quick responses to requests for help here.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Tully__
02-03-2005, 03:02 AM
LOL, I keep finding my posts all over the internet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Maple_Tiger
02-03-2005, 07:06 AM
Hey Bear, are War Bonds still available to purchase?

Crouchy Eagle
02-03-2005, 12:18 PM
Hi Tully,

I break down your installation in several steps. Here are my questions:

- Do I need to do Step 2, 4, 6 and 7 or they are optional in case I want to retain those versions for playing off-line?

- Is it OK to do just Step 1, 3 and 5 (install PF as merging pack with FB/AEP) and then run pf_patch303m.exe?

Thanks

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1- Install FB.
2- Copy the entire game folder to another location and patch the copied version to the required FB version. Create a new desktop or start menu icon for this version & rename it appropriately.

3-Install AEP over the unpatched FB installation (it should find that install automatically).

4-Copy the combined AEP/FB installation folder to a new location and patch the copied version to the required AEP version. Create a new desktop/start menu icon for this version & rename it appropriately.

5-Install PF over the unpatched FB/AEP installation.

6- If you want to have both 3.01 and 3.02b installed, copy your combined FB/AEP/PF installation to a new location. Patch one location to 3.01 and the other location to 3.01 + 3.02bm. Create a new desktop/start menu icon for the copied folder version and rename it appropriately.

7- Restore your backed up folders & files to your FB/AEP/PF installation. You may also want to copy applicable skins and missions from there to one of the earlier installs and you'll certainly want your key assignments, found in the Users/<pilot name> folder in the settings.ini file.

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Tully__
02-03-2005, 07:05 PM
1. No need, it's optional. The guide was originally aimed at those who wanted multiple versions installed.

2. Yes, provided you use the big 3.0 to 3.03m patch, not the small 3.02bm - 3.03m patch.

Crouchy Eagle
02-03-2005, 07:46 PM
Since there are problems with uninstall and reinstall process, I'm afraid to make mistake. Please let me know with patch should I use to patch the unpatched FP/AEP/PF. I found 4 patches:

- pf_v303, pf_v304, pf_303m and pf_v303m_to_v304m

Thanks

dieg777
02-03-2005, 08:34 PM
this one the m is for merged

http://www.3dgamers.com/dlselect/games/pacificfighters/pf_patch303m.exe.html

Crouchy Eagle
02-03-2005, 09:14 PM
I finally got FB/AEP/PF working. Will take a day off and go hunting. Thanks so much for your help. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif