# Special Aircraft Service

## Individual Mod Downloads for IL-2 1946 => SAS Essentials / Basic Mods => Topic started by: SAS~CirX on September 29, 2009, 07:15:20 PM

Title: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games [4.09] [4.10]
Post by: SAS~CirX on September 29, 2009, 07:15:20 PM
(http://storebror.it.cx/sas/archive/sas/tools/ilexe.jpg)

There are many reasons one may want to play the original unmodified IL2. And also many reasons you may want to protect your installation DVD. Especially if you are stuck donw here in South Africa where you will NOT get a replacement if your DVD drive eats it.

(And apart from that , I am of the school of thought that anti-piracy software, measures and restrictions do 0% to stop piracy, and only punishes legitmate users)

So, here is a exe file that replaces the installation stock one, and makes you able to run the unmodded game without the DVD. It works for all DVD versions as far as I know, at least 4.05 and later.

The modded game of course has always run without DVD, but that is a whole different story, isnt it?

So, this is not a mod, as much as a crack. Use it like an adult, use it at your own risk.
I have been using it for years. This no cd crack works with 4.09m .

Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: Schatten on September 29, 2009, 10:18:26 PM
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(And apart from that , I am of the school of thought that anti-piracy software, measures and restrictions do 0% to stop piracy, and only punishes legitmate users)

Agreed, Silent Hunter III cost me around $150 when all was said and done,$45 for the game itself, the rest for a new DVD drive when Starforce decided to destroy mine after it decided one day that my DVD drive was evil and must be destroyed, so destroyed it.  :-\

Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: SAS~Malone on September 30, 2009, 12:38:17 AM
Starforce, hmmm.....one of the most insidious, evil little pieces of software I have ever come across.... >:( :D
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: 13/JG5_Max on September 30, 2009, 08:48:10 AM
great thanks.
as far as i can tell you can get Il2 Sturmovik 1946 for 10 € here in germany on standard versin 4.07 and the 4.08 patch is already on the dvd available. also there is already a no-dvd-crack installed by oleg.

Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: FlyingShark on October 09, 2009, 12:21:29 PM
Starforce, hmmm.....one of the most insidious, evil little pieces of software I have ever come across.... >:( :D
At least it's still not as bad as needing a constant internet connection even for offline flying like a certain WWI sim I know.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: SEE47 on June 25, 2010, 03:13:43 PM
How do you install the file?   It has a S7 extension to the file (IL2fb.S7) and I cannot get it to be recognised when I drop it into the folder as suggested in the first post.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: SAS~CirX on June 25, 2010, 08:36:58 PM
are you sure it is not a ".7z" extention?
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: Messcaster on June 26, 2010, 12:49:33 AM
Thanks, Great stuff!
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: Sassenach on July 03, 2010, 02:49:42 PM
SAS~CirX,
Thanks, this .exe works like a dream. I have 2 copies of Il-2 1946 (one for daily use, and one as a back-up in case the first one gets damaged), but this is very convenient (no need to put in the dvd anymore and no noise from the spinning dvd-drive).

SEE47,
All you need to do is to 'unzip' the downloaded file with 7-Zip (it's a free program, search the internet). Once you have unzipped the file you get a replacement file for your original il2fb.exe. Save your original somewhere (or rename it) and put the new il2fb.exe in the main folder of Il-2 1946. Then you can make a link to your desktop and you're ready to go ...

Regards,
Sassenach
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: philip.ed on July 04, 2010, 06:56:22 AM
Never saw this before, so thanks a bunch for this :D
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: Salamander on July 17, 2010, 12:27:26 AM
I don't see why you made this. The stock game runs without CD anyway ???
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: philip.ed on July 17, 2010, 01:18:07 AM
I don't see why you made this. The stock game runs without CD anyway ???

Not on all PC's/windows-versions ;)
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: SAS~CirX on July 17, 2010, 01:18:38 AM
not the ones we get in South Africa, so probably in a few other countries as well.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: Salamander on July 17, 2010, 02:00:59 PM
I learn something new everyday! ;D
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: moriaantje on August 08, 2010, 04:45:37 AM
Can you use the original rts.dll or do you have to have a no-cd'ed one? As in: For the 1.2 patch you had to replace the rts.dll instead of the il2fb.exe...

Thanks
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: SAS~CirX on August 08, 2010, 04:50:39 AM
no, you dont need anything else, just replace your old .exe with this one. Note: this is only for use with il21946, and only for stock unmodded games.

Modded games already does not require the CD.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: moriaantje on August 08, 2010, 05:01:43 AM
Yes i have the unmodded one. I installed it again cause of a new computer. So original rts.dll and then the new .exe?

Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: SAS~CirX on August 08, 2010, 05:03:40 AM
yup, and my pleasure.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: LuseKofte on August 08, 2010, 05:05:15 AM
Shit so i got my cd in for nothing :-\ Is there just one sec in this site i does not learn anything?
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: Ectoflyer on December 24, 2010, 06:13:45 PM
Very, very useful tool when you must reinstall Il2 and the f***ed Securom's virus
makes you crazy
Thank you Big Boss!!! :)
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: WhoDatNotSayin on February 21, 2011, 06:52:57 AM
I can confirm the No-CD exe works with 4.101, as expected.  8)
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: PDelaney on February 21, 2011, 09:22:36 AM
Thanks for this!

I've lost the one I had!

I've always used the NoCD crack since I also got my first IL2 Forgotten Battles for nothing (in the days when they used to bundle it with a new computer)...

:)
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: santobr on March 04, 2011, 09:06:50 AM
Just to know... :)

I purchased mine from Steam, and I couldn't play it without login on Steam (I don't know why).
So I copied the entire folder of IL-2 from Steam to C:\ and I copied this file into it.
It's working like a charm. 8)

Without the file, it was opening the Steam when I was clicking on IL2fb.exe.

santobr.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: 361st_Hoss on January 12, 2012, 07:30:56 PM
Are we going to get one of these for 4.11?..................  or will the other one work?

Guess I'll try it and see what happens.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: Goanna on January 12, 2012, 08:35:38 PM
Works with 4.11 here (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a266/smeefarkya/thumbsup.jpg)
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: AntEater on January 13, 2012, 01:33:02 PM
Oddly enough, for me it doesn't :(

Did you all patch an existing original Il-2 with the no cd exe allready replacing the old one to 4.11?
Because I patched to 4.11 and THEN applied the no cd.

In my previous install with 4.101 stock the no cd exe worked.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: Mission_bug on January 13, 2012, 03:42:17 PM
Works great for me with 4.11, CD back in the box again. ;) 8)

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: AntEater on January 13, 2012, 03:52:30 PM
NVM, was my own stupidity and conf.ini that led to the non working of the exe.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: fabianfred on October 03, 2012, 03:20:03 PM
This must have been the very first crack/patch/mod to ever come out....way before the mods.

and after installing 1946 fresh...and then adding the big super all-in-one pack from the banana forum to take me right up to 4.11.1 .....it still requested the DVD !!!!!!!??????

WTF!!!!!  just how far have we come....?
Don't tell me all those mod-haters are still using their DVD's and faithfully replacing them every year when they wear out????

OMG
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: max_thehitman on October 03, 2012, 04:07:02 PM
This must have been the very first crack/patch/mod to ever come out....way before the mods.

and after installing 1946 fresh...and then adding the big super all-in-one pack from the banana forum to take me right up to 4.11.1 .....it still requested the DVD !!!!!!!??????

WTF!!!!!  just how far have we come....?
Don't tell me all those mod-haters are still using their DVD's and faithfully replacing them every year when they wear out????

OMG

say What? ... Are you serious?  ???
Anyone that NEVER installed a Mod to their game is still
using their original IL-2-1946 DVD-game in the computer?
No  ???   This cannot be real.
LMAO!

.... I can still hear an echo from the distant past... with people screaming and all those "mod-haters" in
the Banana forum shouting...  "You can´t Mod this game, you will ruin it forever!"

AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! :))

Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: alotef on October 26, 2012, 01:31:55 AM
::)
The game is obviously ruined. SAS is just a bunch of hackers and pirates. Truly, truly disgraceful.

;D
~Mike
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: HotelAlpha on December 14, 2012, 07:20:47 PM
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I don't see why you made this. The stock game runs without CD anyway

It's made for pirates who are too lazy to buy the game or just pirates that want a nice crack for the pirate version.

Yea, some Windows/PC's can't run it with out the crack, as said by Mr. Churchill.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: Ectoflyer on January 09, 2013, 04:57:04 AM
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I don't see why you made this. The stock game runs without CD anyway

It's made for pirates who are too lazy to buy the game or just pirates that want a nice crack for the pirate version.

Yea, some Windows/PC's can't run it with out the crack, as said by Mr. Churchill.

The stock game runs without CD anyway ??
wtf are you talking about?   I have the european Dvd-rom version of 1946 and Il2 NEVER STARTED without cd
and when I desinstalled and reinstalled the sim, it won't run any more because of the f****d anti-copy Securom's software that is installed with the game which showed a ***** message of conflict any time I tried to start Il2
So, even if I had the original, I was obliged to use this no-cd exe version if I wanted to run the stock one
-search the web for Securom problems and see before talking of piracy
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: Verhängnis on January 09, 2013, 05:11:30 AM
As ectoflyer said, and Buchon, if you even bothered to read the thread first you would seen the reasons already stated.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: HotelAlpha on January 12, 2013, 08:45:33 PM
Well I know about these problems.  The US version that I have (cheaper) is not subject to these problems so piracy is my only idea as to why this happens with the no CD problems.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: santobr on January 12, 2013, 09:31:10 PM
Well, somebody calling friends of pirates is not so cute, don't you think?
I also need this file to run IL-2 without Steam. :(

santobr.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: SAS~Boomer on January 13, 2013, 06:13:21 AM
I also need this file to run IL-2 without Steam. :(
santobr.

If you have problem trying to get the file from the first post,
I would host a mediafire link if that would help
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: santobr on January 13, 2013, 06:35:58 AM
Thank you so much, Boomer, but I already have it. ;)

santobr.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: SAS~Boomer on January 13, 2013, 07:02:18 AM
Ok,Cool  8)
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: CrisGer on January 14, 2013, 01:16:47 AM
Ah thank goodness we can be protected from All that is Evil in Starforce. That one piece of malignant sofware has beached more DVD players than all the reefs and shoals of the Pacific. Thank you to whomever the kind soul was who created this.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: HotelAlpha on January 14, 2013, 05:01:40 PM
CrisGer, Hello and welcome to SAS ;D

Looked up this Starforce thing and found out about it's horrible traits. I thought this EXE was for pirates or something! But yes, software can bring bad luck to us all ;)
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: Lee on January 15, 2013, 05:50:04 AM
Just recently, I had to deal with Starforce. It came from Blitzkreig Anthology or Panzers:Phase One that I picked up at Goodwill.
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: FlukeLSX on December 22, 2013, 08:42:39 PM

Thank you very much, I tried every single fix I could find to get IL246 to run on win7 x64.  This EXE fixed the issue.

I guess I had the US version of the EXE file without the securom stuff and/or CD crack.

It works with 4.12.2
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: Stoof23 on January 03, 2014, 09:52:21 PM
I'm new here. What exactly is Starforce.     Stoof
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: BravoFxTrt on January 03, 2014, 10:05:11 PM
Stoof, read this:  http://www.star-force.com/support/drivers/    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StarForce   IT SUCKS thats what it is :D
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games
Post by: FL2070 on October 10, 2016, 04:05:24 PM
Should there not also be icons for 4.11, 4.12, and 4.13, because don't all games use the same executable?
Title: Re: IL2 No-CD exe , for unmodded games [4.09] [4.10]
Post by: GT182 on January 02, 2017, 05:53:37 PM
Correct, back before the newest updates the No CD Crack was needed. And there was no Steam back then. We used Hyper Lobby or connected directly with our Squadron Leader to fly missions. Anyone here from Bombs-Away.net would remember that.

Gary - vonSpinmeister JG-53