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robert31178

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4.12.2m megapatch questions....
« on: April 16, 2016, 10:24:43 AM »

Ok, I've been trying to drum up the answer to this for a few days lol....HELP!!

I have 4.12.2m, I also put HSFX 7 series in there as well. Two questions:

1) Is the SAS 4.12.2m megapatch the same as the patches I have already put into this game? I did NOT use the megapatch when I updated it, instead I used every single teeny tiny patch to bring my game up to the stock 4.12.2m

2) Can I install the CUP stuff over/into the same folder and run it out of the same JSGME, or would it be better for me to simply make a new copy of my game, patch it up and use CUP out of it?

Please, any and all help is appreciated. I apologize for being a little thick, I try reading all of the helpful info you all post in the forums and for the life of me just can't absorb it....I am more of a "show me how to do it and I got it now" kinda guy, so thank you in advance for being patient with the "weak link"!!

~S
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Re: 4.12.2m megapatch questions....
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 11:02:22 AM »

Robert

1. Yes, the mega patch consolidated all of the mini-patches to bring any early version of Il-2 to 4.12.2m standard. It allows you to do a one time upgrade which in turns reduces the risk of corrupt upgrades.

2.  Highly recommend you DO NOT put C.U.P. into the same game folder as HSFX.  Very high risk for corruption.

Recommend having multiple copies of Il-2 on your PC. On my computer I have 5 x Il-2 games and these are:

Il-2 1946 ver. 4.12.2 Clean
Il-2 C.U.P. for ver. 4.12.2
Il-2 HSFX 7.03 for ver. 4.12.2
Il-2 1946 VPMod for ver. 4.12.2
Il-2 1946 ver 4.13

I named them as such so I am able to easily see what game version is being used.

To have multiple copies of the game, simply install Il-2 and patch it to version 4.12.2.  This copy of the game is used as the base for all the other games (and when I screw things up enough I need to start over) so I titled it "clean." There are no mods, buttons, anything in this, only the base game.

Next I created folders and titled them according to the game version I will be using.  Once the folder(s) are created, go back to your "clean" Il-2 game folder, and select all of the contents inside the "clean" folder.  Select Copy then move to and select one of your new Il-2 folders and past the entire game into that folder.  Repeat for each version of the game you plan to have.

Each folder now has the exact same game inside though the game folders are named differently.  Then add your respective MODACT, MODs, etc to each of your game folders to bring that particular game version to the desire MOD.  Now you will have multiple Il-2 games available for your gaming pleasure.

This method does take up hard drive space but reduces the risk of interference among different MODs.

Was this the "show me how to do it" you were seeking?
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robert31178

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Re: 4.12.2m megapatch questions....
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2016, 09:39:36 AM »

I have multiple versions of the game as well, learning from mistakes back in UP 3.0 and earlier HSFX versions. I'll make another copy and apply CUP to it.

Thank you for the advice on CUP. As far as "where to start"...uh, where do I start? I see the post from 2015 showing CUP, but it says "outdated" and I am confused. Any way you'd be able to help me out with CUP? Like pointing me in the correct starting point?

~S
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Re: 4.12.2m megapatch questions....
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2016, 10:22:03 AM »

try this Robert - if you follow the instructions there will be no problems, most issues arise from people who 'think' they know it all deciding to install it 'their' way or because they just had to add their favourite mod.

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,47647.0.html
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robert31178

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Re: 4.12.2m megapatch questions....
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2016, 11:06:32 PM »

Yes, thank you for the help fellas!! I am up and running on CUP now!! WOOOOOT!!!! Love it.

Now...next question.....do I do a sep install for the Jet Age, or can I just put that in the same folder I made for my WAW?

~S
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Re: 4.12.2m megapatch questions....
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2016, 11:47:35 PM »

Yes, separate installs for each.....DOF TGA WAW JTW....don't mix your CUP's up..... :D

Cheers

Alfie
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Re: 4.12.2m megapatch questions....
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2016, 07:13:47 AM »

Yep, and you can spare at least a dozen gigs of HD if you 'copy' the core il2 SPS files as symbolic links to your other installs. It means that the other versions based on 4.12 will use the core files of your stock game install. This is a very handy tool: http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/linkshellextension.html
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Re: 4.12.2m megapatch questions....
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2016, 10:25:54 PM »

Man, you guys are the best. Sniper.....that sounds neato, but given my tech level I think I will just eat the dozen gigs and do it the long and easy way :P

~S and thank you all for the help!!
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