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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:52 pm    Post subject: Step by Step SDOE Install Instructions with links to files Reply with quote

WWII On-Line Standard For Basic and Expanded WWII Installs

SDOE WWII Install order with links to the files:

Please Note: These instructions work best with a fresh install from your original Fighter Squadron: SDOE Game Disk.

EDITED Oct 6 2006 @ 1120hrs (CST) by Major Hippie

EDITED September 17 2011 @ 1230hrs (CST) by ArgonV

1. Install Fighter Squadron from you original Game Disk and run the game once before proceeding to step 2*.
(If you get a "No CD" or "Please Insert Disk" Error when trying to run the game once,
install the v1.0 Patch to correct the issue and run the game once.)


3. Install Unofficial Patch v1.6.0.6* (or higher)
(This will install the shortcuts you will want to use to play the sim.
This will need to be installed in it's own folder and NOT to the Fighter Squadron Root Folder.)


4. Install Nations v3.5* (or higher)
(Required Core Files - Adds more Nationalities to the sim.)

5. Install SGU v4.0* (or higher)
(Required Core Files - Adds more Ground Units to the sim.)

6. Install SDOE Terrain Mod v1.4* (or higher)
(Required Core Files - Corrects terrain issues in the sim.)

7. Install the latest Base Pack*, and the Base Pack Update v3.1 at ModDB*
(Required Core Aircraft Files - Required for Basic Online Play)

8. Install Ground Pack 3* (or higher) and the Ground Pack 3 Patch v1.1* (or higher)
(Required Core Files - Adds playable Ground Units to the sim.)

9. Install the latest Expansion Plane Packs and Legacy Plane Packs (including LDOR)**
(Optional Files - Required for Expanded Online Play,
Recommended for Single Player missions - Adds large number of Aircraft to the sim.)


Last Days of the Reich

Last Days Of the Reich Legacy PlanePack v1.0

Allied Legacy PlanePack v4

Axis Legacy PlanePack v4

British Expansion PlanePack v2

British and Common Wealth Legacy PlanePack v5

Finnish Expansion PlanePack v2

French Expansion PlanePack v2

German Expansion PlanePack v2

Italian Expansion PlanePack v2

Japanese Expansion PlanePack v2

Other Nations Expansion PlanePack v2

US Expansion PlanePack v2

USSR Expansion PlanePack v2

Plane Pack 6.1 Legacy Pack v4

10. Install Terrains*
(Required Files - Additional Terrains for the sim.)

3 in 1 Russia Terrain v1.1

Albert Beta

Bavaria

Berlin Terrain v1.0

Dover40

Dover Repaint

Iwo Jima v2

Mediterranean v1.0

Murmansk

Pacific Terrain

Rhineland Sunshine

Rhineland Winter Terrain

Smolensk

Somme and Snowy Somme v3

Snowy Dover

Tobruk Terrain

Wake Patched

11. Install optional Mission Sets***
(Optional Files - Adds more Single Player campaigns and missions to the sim.)

Action Pack v1

Africa Campaign by Jeeves

Bombing The Reich v2.1

Base Pack B-17 Campaign

Heroes of France v2

hip63's A Warm Cold War

LDOR-Normandy

Sweet La Rhonda v1.7

Zerstorer-Pilot Campaign


12. Install optional Skin Packs*** (Recommended)
(Optional Files - Adds easily Switchable Skin Packs to the sim.)


Reverse Lend-Lease SkinPack v1.0

RAAF SkinPack v1.0

British Pacific Fleet SkinPack v1.0

Desert Skin Pack

Med Skin Pack v1.0

Invasion Skin Pack v1.0

Interim Pacific Skin Pack v1.2


13. Install optional Sound Packs***
(Optional Files - Adds improved Aircraft Sounds for many of the Aircraft in the sim.)

Sound and Effects Pack v2.0

14. Install the latest version of the Updated Property Files*
(INSTALL THESE FILES LAST, VERY IMPORTANT!!)
(Required Core Files, SDOE Game Engine Files updated for features required by various add-ons and terrains.
As new add-ons for Fighter Squadron are released, these files will occasionally need updating)


15. Play Fighter Squadron: Screamin' Demons Over Europe!
(and over the Med, Russia, Tobruk, the Pacific, ect. ect. ect.)

Notes:

* - Required for Basic Online Standard, Required Core Files
** - Required for the Expanded Online Standard, Recommended for Single Player
*** - Not A Requirement, Player's Preference, Recommended for Single Player


Settings and Tweaks:

Some of the listed Add-Ons require activation in-game under the Options>Openplane Menu

Windows XP Users will need to set 'Windows 98 Compatibility Mode' by right clicking the SDOE Icon and clicking 'Properties' and the 'Compatibility' Tab

The Unofficial Patch v1.6.0.6 Patch (or higher) contains a utililty called "FSSDOEJoystick.exe" which can be useful in setting up your Joystick for the sim.

The SDemons.ini File, located in your Unofficial Patch v1.6.0.6 (or Higher) Folder, can be opened with Notepad to tweaked for the best performance for your machine.

ArgonV has put together a document which will help you tweak SDOE for your system. You can find it here: Getting the Best


SDOE References:

A reference for the "Stock" and attitional Key Commands can be downloaded HERE

A reference for the crew posistions in various aircraft can be downloaded HERE

You can also edit your keyboard.inp, located in the Unofficial Patch v1.6.0.6 folder, with Notepad to suit your own personal preferences.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK Guys, look it over, test it out and let me know of any changes that need to be made.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know something which ought to be mentioned, if I can express it cogently: after installing the latest Unofficial Patch, a new top-level folder "SDOE Patch 1.6.0.6" (or later) will have been created, and the exe's in that folder will be the ones used to launch the game, and the mission editor. However, all add-on terrains and vehicles will be installed under the original "Fighter Squadron" folder.

Actually, thinking about this, as it is an install guide, we might as well also mention that the "SDOE Patch 1.6.0.X" folder (AKA "patch folder") contains a utility to help test and identify axis names on your joystick, called "FSSDOEJoystick.exe". And that a text file here http://site.openplanesim.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&op=getit&lid=121
provides the default values for all new key-commands covering WWII addon features; the contents of this file can be cutnpasted into the keyboard.inp file of the patch folder, which is also the file where information about joystick configuration gleaned from running "FSSDOEJoystick.exe" can be entered, following the instructions found in the keyboard.inp file.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, all I need now is the hi res Base Pack Hi-res Skins Pack.. Any ideas?

All of the links at the top can be clicked for a direct download.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then you should update the SGU to the new v4 which was just released on Wednesday, and you will find the link a couple of posts down from this one...

...sorry, can't help with the skin pack. I mean, I have a copy, as do most folk here, I imagine, but as it's 20MB I have no easy way of transfering it.

Oh, and by the way, any answer to my enquiry on the site dev forum - can we close down the hacked sections to get rid of the hackers' self promotions?
Or do you think that would encourage them to do more/worse?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, done with the SGU.

I don't have access to the main page login anymore to delete the hackar spam BS. It has all been disabled. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok I think that's everything! Can people check to be sure?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doing a full reinstall and I downloaded all the files this sticky linked to.
Just one question - is this sticky fully upp to date? Or are there additional files I better install? I guess I have downloaded just about everything för the last 7 or 8 years but it is all spread out on lots of CDs and DVDs so I figured starting from scratch would be the best.
Any suggestions? Happy Happy Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Complete DVD install that was put together by an unnamed person is very easy and should let you very close to the best install.

http://www.ausgamers.com/files/details/html/30874,

did not test the link but it is alive

2 patchees came out after and WWI as been revamped.


Have fun!

I have the 2 small patches... just say the word!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Blind Faith - I have tried it a couple o f times, and it worked well. But now I can´t make it work, and I have tried three different downloads. I only get a CTD when trying to run it the first time. Tried different video settings etc, so I decided to have a try the old way to have better control over the installation process.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blind Faith, which 2 small patches?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool

2 little fixes needed for multi player that came as testing foudr something wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they hosted anywhere?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just tried sending them to your listed email....

for some reason they triggered my AV

???
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