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Guide to getting your IL2 modded
« on: March 02, 2010, 02:22:09 PM »

*This is a guide for guys who want to manually mod their games. If you want to install a pack, visit the UltraPack site.
 


So, you have IL2 1946 installed on your computer, and you found this website, and  now you want all them new airplanes immediately.

So you download some stuff and stuff up your game.

What did you do wrong, and what SHOULD you have done?

Shed no more tears, because here is the …
IDIOT’S guide to modding your IL2 game, written especially just for YOU. :)

Ingredients:

Make sure you have downloaded the following:


1)   A installed copy of 7Zip, or alternative Unzipping app of your choice: http://www.7-zip.org/
2)   The latest SAS Modactivator for Clean Installs: http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/board,176.0.html

What you need to already have:

3)   A Working Installation of IL2 1946 patched to the latest version required by your modactivator http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,8528.0.html

TIP: It is advisable to do this mod thing on a fresh install, but it is even better to also make a copy of your entire IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 folder. Keep one for mods and the other as a clean install. Read about having multiple copies of IL2 here:
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,19.0.html

Don’t worry, you can have as many instances of IL2 on your computer as you like.

MODDING IT:

To make your game capable of seeing and using modded additions, you will need to install an SAS Modactivator

Follow the instructions in its thread to install it, and read all the readme’s included.

Then immediately Download and install our latest Buttons File: http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,97.0.html

You are now ready to go into the SAS forums and find the planes, sounds, effects, reskins, cockpits and much much more and add it to your game. For how to install mods and avoid some pitfalls, also read these threads:

Installing a New Plane
5%, 60% & 70% crash Troubleshooters
The BUTTONS file demystified
 
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Re: an Idiot's guide to getting your IL2 modded
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 07:21:06 PM »

Excellent teaching guide should help the new people. You put it plain English that anybody can understand. 
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Re: an Idiot's guide to getting your IL2 modded
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 08:14:12 PM »

thank you very much great site!
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Re: an Idiot's guide to getting your IL2 modded
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 01:49:49 PM »

Hello. 

It's a perfect tutorial,  BUT:))  I have ultra pack installed and I absolutely love it and I am terified of screwing it up.  Will the mod activator affect it.  To be quite honest I spent days trying to get the UP to work and I finaly did, but I have know idea of what the sequence of events were to finaly get it to work:))

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Re: an Idiot's guide to getting your IL2 modded
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2010, 04:22:38 PM »

LOL:))  Hey I'm trying
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Re: an Idiot's guide to getting your IL2 modded
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2010, 05:02:27 AM »

I hate to be ignorant, but I have 4.09, I downloaded 7zip, the latest modactivator and buttons, put the files for the new airplanes in the right place, wrote the stuff in the air.ini, weapons.ru and plane.ru, made skin folders and my planes still aren't showing up. Do I need to have skins in the skin folder for those aircraft? Should my mod folder be in the SASMODACTIVATOR folder? Please help me, I read all the forums and I have tried multiple times. This is getting tedious.


EDIT: I think I figured out what to do, do I just take all the folders from the modactivator folder and paste them in my IL2 folder?
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Re: an Idiot's guide to getting your IL2 modded
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2010, 09:44:50 AM »

Yes just overwrite into the main IL2 Folder.
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Re: an Idiot's guide to getting your IL2 modded
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2010, 05:03:27 AM »

  Ok, after a week, I give up.  The idiots guide dont help so I dont blame you if you dont want to try to explain this.  I have 4.9 ready for Ultra Pack.  I have been chasing my tail trying to figure out how to UP it.  It seems like there is a 1.8UP and a patch from 2.0 to 2.1 but where is 2.0 complete? 

  I read this:  http://ultrapack.tuttovola.org/index.php/topic,1904.0.html

  and this:  http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,2652.0.html

But I am still lost.  What is the order?  Where are the downloads?  It I pull my grey hair out, will it grow back:-?

Help

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Re: an Idiot's guide to getting your IL2 modded
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2010, 05:55:16 AM »

  Ok, after a week, I give up.  The idiots guide dont help so I dont blame you if you dont want to try to explain this.  I have 4.9 ready for Ultra Pack.  I have been chasing my tail trying to figure out how to UP it.  It seems like there is a 1.8UP and a patch from 2.0 to 2.1 but where is 2.0 complete? 

  I read this:  http://ultrapack.tuttovola.org/index.php/topic,1904.0.html

  and this:  http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,2652.0.html

But I am still lost.  What is the order?  Where are the downloads?  It I pull my grey hair out, will it grow back:-?

Help

Maico


OK, here are the easy steps. Dont do anythings else, dont stray from this path:

Make sure you have stock game 4.09m working.

Then download UP2.01 here http://ultrapack.tuttovola.org/index.php/topic,1536.0.html
(download Part 1 to 9, found where it says:

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UP 2.01 Full web downloads at Filefront *FIXED-UPDATED!*.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9

Download them all into a folder, then run the exe and follow the instructions.

Then IF you want to mod your IL2 even more, Go here: http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,7949.0.html


That is all. :) let us know how it goes.
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Re: an Idiot's guide to getting your IL2 modded
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2010, 07:48:22 AM »

  Really appreciate you going all out.  I beleive you gave me the "idiots sidekick" guide to modding.  I will stay true, I will not stray.
  Report will be written.   ;D

Thanks

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Re: an Idiot's guide to getting your IL2 modded
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2010, 05:45:44 AM »

  I guess some people are not meant to have UP.  Well, at least not me.  I am having issues with my installs.  I downloaded the nine parts of UP on to a folder I made on my desktop.  I then found my backup of plain vanilla IL2 plus 4.8 and 4.9.  I installed it in the same Ubi soft folder as my IL21946HSFX.  It looked like this.  C/Program Files/Ubisoft/IL21946  and IL21946HSFX/  So I started the UP install by clicking on the setup file.  And now I have neither HSFX nor UP.  I have to start from scratch.
  All I can say is Fuck my Life.   :o
  I am sure it has nothing to do with UP.  The PC somehow ruined both copies of IL2.  This is just a stumbling block as I have the disks and all the patches.  I just need to vent cos I somhow ruined my most played game at the moment. 
  I will give it a whirl again this weekend and keep you all posted.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP.  8) My incompetence is noone's fault but my own  :P

Cheers.

Maico
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