I wiped off all my old IL2/FB/AEP/Pacific Fighters (up to version 4.04m) off my HDD.
It ran perfect for the last 6 years.
I had nothing on my HDD when I did the vanilla 1946 install.
I installed the IL2 1946 disc onto my C: /games flight' a folder I just made up.
Did not install it in programs file.
I'm using WinXP.
It gave me the opening screen, I exited.
I booted the OS, hit the icon on my desktop it created, began to load the game, got to an intro, and got the BSOD.
So I installed the patch....mega patch.
Then I hit the .exe in the game file, and.....nothing.
So I installed the next patch to 4.11.1 with the hot fix.
Booted the OS.
Hit the icon in the game files....it said I needed the rts.dll
So I put an old rts.dll from my old game saves in there...still nothing.
Game won't run, just....nothing.
So what's wrong?
Lian-Li PC65b blk Alumn Case
Corsair 550w PSU
ASUS P4P800 Deluxe MOBO - 865PE Chipset
PIV - 3.0 GHz/oc 3.4 GHz - 800FSB Hyperthreading
2GB of 'matched' Patriot SDRAM 3200LL DDR 400
NVIDIA XFX 7900GS DDR3 AGP 4X/8X
Santa Cruz - Turtle Beach sound card
40 GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
(I have 15GB's left, on my 40GB HDD)
Tuesday I'll boot my new system for the first time, I bought it to run this game.
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CASE Cooler Master HAF 932 RC-932-KKN5-GP R
PSU CORSAIR HX750 750W RT
Intel CPU i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) 77W Quad-Core HD Graphics
MEM CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP SLI Support
2 - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM SATA 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Black SATA Model
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Cooler
MNTR SMSNG LED 23.6" 2MS HDMI
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
I spent a lot of $ to run this game.....hope I didn't waste it....
Gotta be something I missed.
Maybe run the game 'before' booting, the first time it installs?