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IL-2 Great Battles (aka "Battle of Stalingrad") => IL-2 Great Battles Tech Help => Topic started by: macgiver on December 01, 2019, 04:18:31 PM

Title: Unable to play without an internet connection ~ SOLVED
Post by: macgiver on December 01, 2019, 04:18:31 PM
If i launch the game without connection i get "update error" message and the only thing I can do is close the launcher:
(https://i.postimg.cc/hvjcd80k/BoX.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

But when I launch with connection I have nice and good indication that I can launch the game without connection:
(https://i.postimg.cc/L8fY5R5z/BoX-2.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Is there any way to configure the game for use without connection?
Title: Re: Unable to play without an internet connection
Post by: sniperton on December 01, 2019, 05:11:43 PM
If i launch the game without connection i get "update error" message and the only thing I can do is close the launcher:

The Launcher.exe checks if there are any updates, so it needs an internet connection to do so. Simply start the game with IL-2.exe (with the usual double-click), and you can play offline withouth the goodies on your second pic.

PS. Il-2.exe is located in [game]\bin\game\IL-2.exe. Make a shortcut to if it you don't have it yet. The game is best not placed under Windows (but can be anywhere, e.g. C:\games\BoX\...) and is best run with administrator privileges. Good luck and welcome on board!  :)
Title: Re: Unable to play without an internet connection
Post by: macgiver on December 01, 2019, 05:44:23 PM
Thank you very much, it works  :). I didn't even think there might be another "exe"    :-[
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The game is best not placed under Windows
I installed it on another partition, I don't use "C", for me it's just a system partition.
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best run with administrator privileges
Why?
Title: Re: Unable to play without an internet connection
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 01, 2019, 10:44:23 PM
best run with administrator privileges
Never heard of that and can't think of any good reason either.

Other than that, exactly what sniperton said.

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: Unable to play without an internet connection
Post by: sniperton on December 02, 2019, 02:46:43 AM
best run with administrator privileges
Never heard of that and can't think of any good reason either.

You're right, I involuntarily mixed up BoX with one of the associated applications such as vJoy or JoystickGremlin that may require administrator privileges if my memory doesn't deceive me this time.  :)