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ommmm
09-10-2008, 07:32 PM
If I buy the IL2:46 DVD or download from ubisoft, will i have the option of only installing FB/AEP/PF and then patching to 4.04? Or will it install in one go all the way to 4.08...

ommmm
09-10-2008, 07:32 PM
If I buy the IL2:46 DVD or download from ubisoft, will i have the option of only installing FB/AEP/PF and then patching to 4.04? Or will it install in one go all the way to 4.08...

WTE_Galway
09-10-2008, 07:36 PM
You will end up with 4.07

Then you can patch up to 4.08


There is no option to go backwards to 4.04

Skycat_2
09-10-2008, 08:04 PM
If you want to regress to version 4.04m I think there is a switcher utility you can download. Check at Mission4Today.

Basically the switcher just swaps out the files.sfs in your game folder.

If you can't locate the utility as a ready made package, you can do-it-yourself fairly easily:

1) Make a backup copy of the files.sfs that installs from the 1946 DVD. (The 4.08 and 4.09 beta patches come with unique versions of files.sfs so you might want to make your upgrades before you do the backup.)

2) Download the 4.04m patch. Make an new folder and "install" the patch contents into it.

3) Take the files.sfs from the patch and put it into your game folder. Now the game thinks it is version 4.04m and won't recognize any of the post 4.04m new aircraft or maps.

This is a common method for maintaining multiplayer flexibility. I've never read of this causing FM/DM inconsistencies between players but I suppose it could be a possibility.

Monterey13
09-10-2008, 08:16 PM
True. I have a switcher that can switch between 4.04, 4.05, 4.07, 4.08 or 4.09b.

ommmm
09-11-2008, 09:05 PM
thanks a lot, guys! (especially you, skycat_2)

i've been wanting to make the jump to :1946 but it's good to know that i can still play with my friends who still just have fb+aep+pf.

Skycat_2
09-11-2008, 10:38 PM
Well here's another consideration to ease your mind: by default 1946 installs to a different folder than Forgotten Battles. You can have both versions of the game simultaneously without doing anything special, assuming you have harddrive space to spare of course.