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 Post subject: Installing BOBII 2.10
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:14 pm 
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Here is an answer I posted for a question but other players may want to review it. Here is the answer concerning installing BOBII 2.11:

Yes, you can run the 2.10 and MultiSkin Self-installers over your old BOBII install (be sure and back-up your 2dGauge file first so you can restore it as it was in your old install).

I usually like to (and I do recommend it) do a very fresh install for a new BOBII version like 2.11 (kinda like spring cleaning your BOBII folder of old unused files).

If you do decide to do a fresh BOBII install then here is the procedure that I recommend and I use myself:

Each Step is Important
1. back up your "Bdg.txt, savegame, 2dGauge, and keyboard" file/folders (these are the files you need to save all your setting and joystick buttons/settings)
2. download the 2.11 self installer
3. Uninstall old version or BoBII
4. Defrag hard drive (if you have time and harddisk performance is important)
5. Delete all files from the BoBII folder (leave none). [IMPORTANT: These old files left by the uninstaller can cause issues with the new EXE.]
6. Run a registry cleaner (like CC cleaner - a free program) as you had an old install of BobII
7. Reinstall BoBII game CD or Download version
8. Run (execute) the 2.10 the Multiskin self- installers (only 2.10 and MultiSkin)
9. Paste the saved "Bdg.txt, savegame, 2dGauge,and keyboard file/folders" into your BOBII folder (this restores all your settings and joystick buttons you had)
10. JUST BEFORE PLAYING GAME, turn OFF Anti-virus, Spyware, and other unnecessary background programs as they can slow the game down and prevent files from loading (CTD), interrupt BoBII with pop-ups (etc,) and cause a CTD.

Since I recommended you to save the "savegame" folder so that your old setting will be restrored, the following should be clearly understood about the old savegame folder:

Campaign SaveGames problems.

When you step up to a new BOBII Update (like 2.09, 2.10,etc.) , the EXE has changed (a code change) and references to the BOBII data in an old savegame (base on the old EXE base code) will have changed.

I "do not" recommend you running an old campaign savegame with a new updated EXE (new code). The new code can be uncompatible with the old savegame.

Running an old savegame with a new update code base is invalid and should not be done. You may/will experience problem (CTD, or other strange and unpredictable as the code trys to execute against an old savegame).

You should delete all your savegames ( named .bSL and .bSR, and Auto_Save.BSL and Auto_Save.BSR), and start a new campaign to prevent having CTD and other significant problems..

I would "always" start a new campaign when changing to a new code base and delete all the old savegames...................

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:40 am 
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Buddye, I notice this is sliding down the list and may be missed when 2.10 is finally released - as it's vital information and applies to all new releases, would it pay to make it a sticky?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:09 am 
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:) I too think this a very important post so i will copy it onto word or something for future reference.Bumped up as well :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:00 am 
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Thanks for the info in case of reinstall!

I'v just a question:You tell that when we reinstall BOB2 from cd or download and next install the 2.10 direct after...that to tell the 2.10 contain all the patchs from the begining (included the firsts from shockwave?)...no need to patch the game before installing 2.10?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:02 am 
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emcom1 wrote:
Thanks for the info in case of reinstall!

I'v just a question:You tell that when we reinstall BOB2 from cd or download and next install the 2.10 direct after...that to tell the 2.10 contain all the patchs from the begining (included the firsts from shockwave?)...no need to patch the game before installing 2.10?

Thanks

Install the game from the cd or down load and then 2.10,it is all inclusive of other patches.
I did keep my old keyboard folder and the 2 d gauges and my bdg txt BUT i have redone my bdg txt to suit me as installing my old one seemed to cause a clash.Probably definitely all my fault but a nice clean install does well :)
Sorry simple answer 2.10 is all inclusive :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:22 pm 
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There is no need for any other patches.

All you need to install the 2.10 update is (install in this order):

1. BOBII CD or Download
2. the 2.10 self installer
3. the 2.10 Multi Skin (optional)

You need nothing else ("no" other patches).

Just follow "exactly" these 10 steps for a clean install of 2.10:

Each Step is Important
1. back up (copy and paste into a folder) your "Bdg.txt, savegame, 2dGauge, and keyboard" file/folders (these are the files you need to save all your setting and joystick buttons/settings)
2. download the 2.10 self installer
3. Uninstall old version or BoBII
4. Defrag hard drive (if you have time and harddisk performance is important)
5. Delete all files from the BoBII folder (leave none). [IMPORTANT: These old files left by the uninstaller can cause issues with the new EXE.]
6. Run a registry cleaner (like CC cleaner - a free program) as you had an old install of BobII
7. Reinstall BoBII game CD or Download version
8. Run (execute) the 2.10 the Multiskin self- installers (only 2.10 and MultiSkin)
9. Paste the saved "Bdg.txt, savegame, 2dGauge,and keyboard file/folders" into your BOBII folder (this restores all your settings and joystick buttons you had)
10. JUST BEFORE PLAYING GAME, turn OFF Anti-virus, Spyware, and other unnecessary background programs as they can slow the game down and prevent files from loading (CTD), interrupt BoBII with pop-ups (etc,) and cause a CTD.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:21 am 
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Buddye wrote:
There is no need for any other patches.

All you need to install the 2.10 update is (install in this order):

1. BOBII CD or Download
2. the 2.10 self installer
3. the 2.10 Multi Skin (optional)

You need nothing else ("no" other patches).

Just follow "exactly" these 10 steps for a clean install of 2.10:

Each Step is Important
1. back up (copy and paste into a folder) your "Bdg.txt, savegame, 2dGauge, and keyboard" file/folders (these are the files you need to save all your setting and joystick buttons/settings)
2. download the 2.10 self installer
3. Uninstall old version or BoBII
4. Defrag hard drive (if you have time and harddisk performance is important)
5. Delete all files from the BoBII folder (leave none). [IMPORTANT: These old files left by the uninstaller can cause issues with the new EXE.]
6. Run a registry cleaner (like CC cleaner - a free program) as you had an old install of BobII
7. Reinstall BoBII game CD or Download version
8. Run (execute) the 2.10 the Multiskin self- installers (only 2.10 and MultiSkin)
9. Paste the saved "Bdg.txt, savegame, 2dGauge,and keyboard file/folders" into your BOBII folder (this restores all your settings and joystick buttons you had)
10. JUST BEFORE PLAYING GAME, turn OFF Anti-virus, Spyware, and other unnecessary background programs as they can slow the game down and prevent files from loading (CTD), interrupt BoBII with pop-ups (etc,) and cause a CTD.

Buddye.
It might be handy to include in NO.10,to turn off your Modem(internet)whilst playing,so you dont get any viruses whilst
your anti-virus is stopped.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:40 am 
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Where can I download 2.10? You guys sound like if it was already released, but I can't find it anywhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:22 pm 
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Sorry, we are close but not ready yet. We need the International self-installer and the Gamershell links.

Should be out is a few days depending on peoples RL schedules.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:22 am 
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Call me awkward does anyone know the registry items to remove or change rather than being required to use CC cleaner?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:08 am 
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tipsypo wrote:
Call me awkward does anyone know the registry items to remove or change rather than being required to use CC cleaner?


tipsypo

As long as you know how to get in registry,and delete things,it's okay.I'm assuming you know how to get into the registry.

Get rid of BOB2 in "ADD and REMOVE" then double click on your hdd(which is usally C drive)then you will find a folder called Battle of Britain 2,get rid of that as well.

Then go into the Registry> view>find,then type in "Battle of Britain",you will then see the folders come up,get rid of them,keep seaching for more,until it finds no more.
When it finds no more,search again,and type in "Rowans software" get rid of that folder to,until it finds no more,then you are done,get back to desktop,and re-install BOB2.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:02 pm 
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Holy Schmokes! I fought 3 BOB2 campaigns, lived to tell about it, rebuilt my PC with a new video card, and now I am axed .. go into the registry and yadda yadda.

I miss my old 420G Jag with no computers, two tanks, and no nuttin' gimmicks with paper road maps I miss my old record player, I miss radio drama shows ...

This computer stuff is killing me! mooooohooooohhahahhaaha


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:54 am 
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Yep i feel for you.I miss my old Vauxhall Cavalier,you could do anything to that,now new cars - -computer [ecu] says no and thats it ,big bill just to diagnose.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:31 pm 
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Here is the cockpit I flew in ...

http://www.baynards.com/htm/jag420g.htm

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:33 pm 
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PappyCain wrote:
Holy Schmokes! I fought 3 BOB2 campaigns, lived to tell about it, rebuilt my PC with a new video card, and now I am axed .. go into the registry and yadda yadda.

I miss my old 420G Jag with no computers, two tanks, and no nuttin' gimmicks with paper road maps I miss my old record player, I miss radio drama shows ...

This computer stuff is killing me! mooooohooooohhahahhaaha


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Your are FAR from the only one pal. :x


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