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KampferAs
02-06-2007, 03:09 PM
You may like to make a copy of your IL-2 folder before you start just to be sure... you call...

I have the default install folder that the DVD uses, so if you installed into a different folder than standard, you'll need to edit the path accordingly...

Step 1:

create two folders in your IL2 folder:

C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver071m

&

C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver08

Step 2:

copy the file called files.sfs that is in your main C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\ folder to

C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver071m

Step 3:

Apply the 4.08m patch

Step 4:

Run IL-2 to confirm that 4.08m installed correctly, if so go to setup 5.

Step 4a:

If it still says 4.071m on startup screen than patch again and double check install folder is correct, then repeat Step 4

Step 5:

copy the file called files.sfs that is in your main C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\ folder to

C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver08m

Step 6:

Create a new file called FB_ver_08.bat in
C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\
*Note* To do this make a new text file then rename .txt to .bat

&

Create a new file called FB_ver_071m.bat in
C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\

Step 7:

Right click on FB_ver_071m.bat and click edit

Cut & Paste the following text in to FB_ver_071m.bat and save & exit

@echo OFF
cd C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver071m
xcopy *.* "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\" /Y
cd C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946
exit

Step 8:

Right click on FB_ver_071m.bat and click edit

Cut & Paste the following text in to FB_ver_08m.bat and save & exit

@echo OFF
cd C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver08m
xcopy *.* "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\" /Y
cd C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946
exit

Step 9:

Create shortcuts to both FB_ver_071m.bat & FB_ver_08m.bat and put on your desktop for ease of use.

Step 10:

To play version 4.071m double click the shortcut to FB_ver_071m.bat then run game or join server.

To play version 4.08m double click the shortcut to FB_ver_08m.bat then run game or join server.

You're all done.

KampferAs
02-06-2007, 03:09 PM
You may like to make a copy of your IL-2 folder before you start just to be sure... you call...

I have the default install folder that the DVD uses, so if you installed into a different folder than standard, you'll need to edit the path accordingly...

Step 1:

create two folders in your IL2 folder:

C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver071m

&

C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver08

Step 2:

copy the file called files.sfs that is in your main C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\ folder to

C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver071m

Step 3:

Apply the 4.08m patch

Step 4:

Run IL-2 to confirm that 4.08m installed correctly, if so go to setup 5.

Step 4a:

If it still says 4.071m on startup screen than patch again and double check install folder is correct, then repeat Step 4

Step 5:

copy the file called files.sfs that is in your main C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\ folder to

C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver08m

Step 6:

Create a new file called FB_ver_08.bat in
C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\
*Note* To do this make a new text file then rename .txt to .bat

&

Create a new file called FB_ver_071m.bat in
C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\

Step 7:

Right click on FB_ver_071m.bat and click edit

Cut & Paste the following text in to FB_ver_071m.bat and save & exit

@echo OFF
cd C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver071m
xcopy *.* "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\" /Y
cd C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946
exit

Step 8:

Right click on FB_ver_071m.bat and click edit

Cut & Paste the following text in to FB_ver_08m.bat and save & exit

@echo OFF
cd C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2_ver08m
xcopy *.* "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\" /Y
cd C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946
exit

Step 9:

Create shortcuts to both FB_ver_071m.bat & FB_ver_08m.bat and put on your desktop for ease of use.

Step 10:

To play version 4.071m double click the shortcut to FB_ver_071m.bat then run game or join server.

To play version 4.08m double click the shortcut to FB_ver_08m.bat then run game or join server.

You're all done.

RxMan
02-06-2007, 05:57 PM
A file named fb_3do18.SFS also changed between 4071 and 408.
Not just the files.SFS one.

JG52Karaya-X
02-07-2007, 05:30 AM
Yes but that file can just lie around there with no problem, its an archive file for game content and doesnt make a difference when switching versions. A 404m files.sfs will not make any use of it and a 4.08m files .sfs will automatically access it.

RS_Spray
02-07-2007, 07:27 PM
I've already made an addon to the 'Switcher' that's available to download, all the work is done. I made it an hour after the 408 patch was released. Contains 2 folders with the necessary files and a batch file, they just need putting in the main IL-2 1946 folder. The only work you need to do is make a shortcut to the batch file on your desktop.
Here you go... http://savefile.com/files/469833

It'll allow you to switch between 404-405-407-408. It's 42mb and takes about 8mins to D/L. If anyone wants to host it themselves you're welcome to. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

~S~
Spray

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j163/RS_Spray/RSspraysig1.jpg

RxMan
02-08-2007, 06:46 AM
I was thinking of 4.071 and 4.08. That file (same name) is different in these two versions. There are still quite a few 4.071 games in HL, I'm sure it won't last long though. Pretty soon only 4.04 and 4.08/4.09 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif (with a very few 4.05) games will be running.

papotex
02-10-2007, 02:26 PM
i am mainly an offliner

i have a a question

is it possible to bring the new maps of 8.0 to
4.71? OR bring the FM of 4.71 to 4.8?

i like the flight model of 7.41 better

KampferAs
02-10-2007, 06:17 PM
i believe not, sorry...

Bearcat99
10-04-2009, 11:44 AM
A timely bump...