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#2894891 - 11/05/09 02:09 PM Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download!  
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I have packaged and uploaded LB2 'installed', for those of you who have Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32-Bit and 64-Bit) and can't even install LB2 because of errors.

Download, install and see the readme for usage info.

LB2-WinVista-7-Fix.exe (237.78 MB)
* from RapidShare: https://rapidshare.com/files/449369593/LB2-WinVista-7-Fix.exe

Now available in .zip format as some users have reported issues with the fix installer .exe requiring 'missing' files. Thanks to IamFritz for bringing the issue to my attention.

LB2-WinVista-7-Fix.zip (261.88 MB)
* from RapidShare: https://rapidshare.com/files/2574507330/LB2-WinVista-7-Fix.zip

Note that you still need the LB2 CDs or images to play.

Changes:
* Added new RapidShare link for the .zip version of the fix.
* Removed previous GameFront mirror link as the file has been removed by the site.

Thanks for everyone's feedback and support with this fix. Unfortunately the GameFront (previously FileFront) website removed the fix so the original mirror no longer works and has been removed here, therefore I don't have a final download count for that location. But I am sure that it was over 1300 downloads the last time I was able to check. However, I can be sure that since the .exe version was uploaded to RapidShare on 23.02.2011 - there have now been just over 1000 downloads! I'm sure the new .zip version will do well too, as it may offer more compatbility in use but obviously lacks the fancy-pants installer that I made for the .exe version!

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#2899287 - 11/12/09 08:55 AM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Flyboy]  
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Thankx smile


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#2899555 - 11/12/09 04:55 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Doggie]  
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Thanks Flyboy, works great.

#2900067 - 11/13/09 02:15 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: tahoman]  
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What does this mean?

"This install is intended to be used with the Daemon-Tools (or similar) CD image mounting procedure."

And, why can't I find LB2.exe in the folder /Jane's/Longbow 2 after running this install program?


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#2900142 - 11/13/09 04:14 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Subguru]  
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Originally Posted By: Subguru
What does this mean?

"This install is intended to be used with the Daemon-Tools (or similar) CD image mounting procedure."

And, why can't I find LB2.exe in the folder /Jane's/Longbow 2 after running this install program?



It means that most people will find it more beneficial to use a CD image mounting process, as this cuts down terrain map load times and means that you don't have to keep using the CDs. Daemon-Tools is the most popular tool to use to mount CD images.

Your LB2.exe file was probably quarantined or removed by your anti-virus program. This file is known to have a false-positive virus (meaning it is in fact not harmful) that AV programs still keep picking up on.

#2900549 - 11/14/09 05:05 AM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Flyboy]  
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Originally Posted By: Flyboy
Originally Posted By: Subguru
What does this mean?

"This install is intended to be used with the Daemon-Tools (or similar) CD image mounting procedure."

And, why can't I find LB2.exe in the folder /Jane's/Longbow 2 after running this install program?



It means that most people will find it more beneficial to use a CD image mounting process, as this cuts down terrain map load times and means that you don't have to keep using the CDs. Daemon-Tools is the most popular tool to use to mount CD images.

Your LB2.exe file was probably quarantined or removed by your anti-virus program. This file is known to have a false-positive virus (meaning it is in fact not harmful) that AV programs still keep picking up on.


True. AVG will kill any LB2 install. I went out and purchased Panda Security just so I could fly Longbow 2.


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#2901466 - 11/15/09 11:34 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Flyboy]  
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Thanks. Now if only I can get McAfee to stop sending the .exe to quarantine... without turning off the bloody realtime virus scan frown

#2902134 - 11/16/09 11:07 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Subguru]  
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I hate McAfee, I got it pre-installed with my new laptop. It automatically removed 'suspicious' files, even from within .zip files - without even notifying me. I swiftly uninstalled it and replaced it with Avira.

#2903908 - 11/19/09 04:38 AM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Flyboy]  
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Flyboy, I just dl'd this. Instead of just near perfect, this sim runs as flawlessly as when I first bought it. How did you manage this? It's awesome dude, and thx!

#2904080 - 11/19/09 02:02 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Phoenix]  
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Well I'm very happy to hear that it works for you Phoenix. It' no big secret how I did it. I just installed the sim on to my old WinXP system (hell, we are moving fast if I can call XP 'old'), patched it, fixed it and then just put it in the installer. No magic, just old fashioned common sense (and a lot of input from guys on here in the past!)

#2909426 - 11/28/09 12:11 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Flyboy]  
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Hey Guys:

This might help with antivirus. not the best method but it works. Before installing LB2, manually create the folder. Then go to your antivirus and exclude this folder from it. Once installed, yu can select to exclude just the .exe file and remove the folder exclusion if you don't feel comfortable with that solution.

Hope this helps....

#2909655 - 11/28/09 08:37 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: The Punisher]  
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Punisher is correct, that strategy about pre-excluding the folder before install worked like a charm. Thanks for the suggestiona and many thanks to Flyboy for a great install!

The game runs well so far, but my screen flickers every second or so when I'm actually flying. Its like everything switches to a negative color view for a split-second. Is anyone else having this problem or know how to correct it?

#2917783 - 12/11/09 02:30 AM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Raptor9]  
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Do you still have to use a CPU slowdown utility to get accurate rockets? what about glide wrappers?

I'm using winThrottle and Zeckensack's glide wrapper and they work fine in XP. Anyone used them in Win7?


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#2918572 - 12/12/09 12:15 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: BirdDogICT]  
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Originally Posted By: BirdDogICT
Do you still have to use a CPU slowdown utility to get accurate rockets? what about glide wrappers?


Yes, you do still need those. They are what I would call 'add-ons', and in this install I have only included the 'bare minimum' install just so the sim actually works. I didn't want to infringe copyrights or whatever by including other people's programs. Some people may not even want/need to use the add-ons so I didn't want to over-complicate it either.

Originally Posted By: BirdDogICT
I'm using winThrottle and Zeckensack's glide wrapper and they work fine in XP. Anyone used them in Win7?


Never tried, so I don't know.

#2941089 - 01/17/10 06:01 AM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Flyboy]  
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How about the cpu slowdown utilities--like BirdDog says, did you still have to use these? Doesn't the sim run too fast under windows 7? The only way I was able to get it to work re timing and rocket, etc, was to install on an old win 98 computer.


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#2941289 - 01/17/10 05:16 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: SpyDoc]  
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SpyDoc - Read my reply to BirdDogICT above.

But just to expand on what I said - YES, you do most certainly need CPU slowdown programs, but even they aren't really enough for todays PCs. You may also want to turn off a core (if you've got a multi-core processor) and game stability in Windows 7 is questionable and a lot of people - me included - simply cannot get the game to run for any length of time before a game freeze or crash.

Rockets will no doubt still be a problem even if you slow down the sim enough for everything else to run properly. I personally don't use HE rockets anyhow. Can't you just hover and use MPSM rockets? You get a much better hit ratio as they have like a downward shotgun effect.

I should be doing an article for SimHQ sometime soon on LB2 with modern systems. Keep an eye out for that.

For now, further reading:
http://digitality.comyr.com/flyboy/lb2/setup/multi-core.html

#3017763 - 05/24/10 04:06 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Flyboy]  
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great dl and works on win7 with dgvoodoo set!

so lets state all probs on this from there we can be improve

-rocket problem
-inverted color problem
-game freezes

#3019033 - 05/26/10 11:40 AM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: flightsimer90s]  
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John - the game freeze is the main problem that I hoped you wouldn't encounter.

The rocket problem is an old problem we've had ever since CPU's got 'too' fast and the inverted color problem is probably a graphics card/driver issue.

Try this fix to see if the game freeze stops. You want to go down to the 'Phoenix's LB2 Final Solutions' and get that one.
http://digitality.comyr.com/flyboy/lb2/setup/setup.html

This is as far as we've ever got for Windows Vista/7 fixes. If that doesn't work, you're f*ck*d to be perfectly blunt, same as me.

#3019134 - 05/26/10 02:15 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Flyboy]  
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Originally Posted By: Flyboy
John - the game freeze is the main problem that I hoped you wouldn't encounter.

The rocket problem is an old problem we've had ever since CPU's got 'too' fast and the inverted color problem is probably a graphics card/driver issue.

Try this fix to see if the game freeze stops. You want to go down to the 'Phoenix's LB2 Final Solutions' and get that one.
http://digitality.comyr.com/flyboy/lb2/setup/setup.html

This is as far as we've ever got for Windows Vista/7 fixes. If that doesn't work, you're f*ck*d to be perfectly blunt, same as me.


I'm playing on windows 7 premium 64 bit system, there are always ways to improve, they will come.

#3019180 - 05/26/10 03:06 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: flightsimer90s]  
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Bunch of old longbow 2 mods/utilities still online
http://home.mindspring.com/~bobtull/LB2/

any good?

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