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Title: Installation concerns
Post by: aj906 on December 27, 2011, 10:29:16 PM
Hi,

I just got a new rig which is running Windows 7. I want to install Il2 but having spent the last hour surfing the web on how to do it, I'm more confused now than before I started. I have the 1946 DVD. If there is a definitive install procesw already written up somewhere I'm sorry if I missed it and wasted time here.

I want to patch this up to whatever the latest ultra pack is (my old rig had UP 2.0) and was hoping someone could go through a step by step process on what I need to do. (I have downloaded but not used securom - whatever that is).

Please be as simple as possible - I wont be offended - because you have no idea how technologically incompetent and illiterate I am. Pot plants get it before I do.

Any help would be greatly welcomed
Title: Re: Installation concerns
Post by: aj906 on December 27, 2011, 11:54:33 PM
Thanks for that,

But the issue I have is when I put the DVD in I get as far as choice of language then nothing. If I go via the setup icon I get:
1607: Unable to install InstallShield scripting Runtime?

cheers

EDIT: I got it installed by renaming the InstallShield folder (I googled 1607 errors) - now the issue is that when I try and load It sits spinning its wheels for about 4 minutes with just a black screen and nothing else. Then it crashes.
Title: Re: Installation concerns
Post by: aj906 on December 28, 2011, 03:35:29 AM
Unfortunately, that doesn't work either. Thanks for the help - I will keep at it, though!
Title: Re: Installation concerns
Post by: santobr on December 28, 2011, 08:17:23 AM
You need to run the a.exe file, because setup.exe is no longer compatible with new OSs and their updates.



santobr.
Title: Re: Installation concerns
Post by: aj906 on December 28, 2011, 03:38:05 PM
Santobr,

That is the only .exe that I've been able to get to work. For some reason, I am now at the point where I can install the game but can't get it to launch.

Thanks all the same

Title: Re: Installation concerns
Post by: santobr on December 28, 2011, 06:13:38 PM
So, install it in any folder but "program files" (Ex: C:\IL-2 Sturmovik\) and run the il2fb.exe as administrator and/or compatibility mode (XP SP3).
But before it, try to run a.exe as administrator too.



santobr.
Title: Re: Installation concerns
Post by: aj906 on December 30, 2011, 03:49:18 PM
Thanks for the tip - I will try that when I get back home in a few days.