not sure what you mean by 'Windows 10 patch 2.13' since 2.13 has the 'CTD on quiting the 3d world' problem with Windows 10. the patch that seems to work with Windows 10 is Felizle's, which with an added fix is compatible with up to 2.06 and I believe has some 2.13 features tho not multiskin and is probably the best bet for Win 10 - unless you're wanting to try 2.13 in Win 10 for yourself and see how stable you can get it.
Anyway no you don't need any previous patches, per the 2.13 Installation Readme which I have cut and pasted at the bottom of this post.(less images). If you grab 2.13 here... https://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=51298
....then you should find the readme included.
If wanting instead to install Felizpe's update - which I see he describes as 'this is Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory Patch 2.13 files adapted over 2.01 exe made to run on Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 .' , I haven't tried this since I'm on Win 7 for BoBII and can only suggest following his own instructions from this thread: https://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=68917
Tho it says that this won't work for anyone starting with 2.06, there's a fix to get that working too, later in the thread.
[Felizpe's patch update instructions from the above post on A2A BoB2 forums]BOB2 WINDOWS 10 PATCH (RELEASED)
(Attention: This Patch requires BOB2 Original CD Release since it needs original registry. It will not work on BOB2 Matrix Games version since it comes with 2.06 Patch included. So if you installed any previous patched versions before uninstall it first and install old BOB2 Original CD Release again to restore registry)
1-Install original "Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory" game from CD
2-Install this "BOB2 Windows 10 Patch" over your bob2 game directory at: C:\Battle of Britain II
3-At the end of the installation a window will open and ask you to Install DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010). Install it since it's needed for BOB2 works on Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10
4-Always run "bob.exe" as Administrator and in Compatibility Mode "Windows XP" (Or else you may have mute radio chat sounds and other bugs)
5-On Game Main Menu go to Options / Menu / Controls / Key Mapping
And then Clear [Alt+X] command and replace it to another key of your choice like [End] for example, then click save. (It helps in case your Windows uses Alt+X for some system shortcut command causing the game to crash)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Battle of Britain II BDG v2.13 Installation
Battle of Britain II BDG v2.13 installation. The installation process is an easy one consisting in the following steps:
Download the v2.13 patch (BDG v2.13.7z)
Uncompress it to a temporary folder
Read the Release notes document.
Execute the file "BDG v2.13.exe"
NOTE: A previous "Battle of Britain II" installed version is required (any version will do from 1.0 to v2.12) PLEASE read this document thoroughly as it contains very important information about the v2.13 path.
1. Installation Notes ..................................................................................................................... 3
2. Installation explained ............................................................................................................... 5
1. Installation Notes
Please read through the following notes carefully before installation. There are several things to be aware of, particularly if you haven't done a patch update before. Note 1: This update will bring *any* previous version up to 2.13. You do not need any previous patches at all. Note 2: You will not be able to run (load) old campaigns with 2.13. If you are partway through a campaign, you may want to finish it before doing an installation. To run a v2.13 Campaign the SAVEGAME folder should be cleaned out completely except for these 3 files: DIR.DIR inputcfg.dat settings.cfg On a fresh CD install only these 3 files will be there. Note 3: You will need the latest DirectX 9.0c to run 2.13. Higher version numbers of DirectX do not include DX9.0c extensions - if you have DX10 and 11 you must still have the latest DX9.0c. You will get a missing .dll error if you do not. When the 2.13 installation update finishes, it will offer the opportunity of running the official online Microsoft DirectX installer (Internet connection needed). You may also update to DirectX9.0c (June version) by yourself. Unfortunately, there are multiple versions of 9.0c so if in any doubt, update. Note 4: The MultiSkin files needs a graphic card with at least 1GB RAM to be sure to run without issues. Note 5: How to manually back up your existing settings from earlier BoBII updates.
Buddye's installation guide in this thread Back up your file and folders: Bdg.txt (files) 2dGauge (folder) keyboard (folder) these files/folders contain all your settings and joystick buttons. Note 6: If you have a low end system and experience a crash once into 3D, go to your bdg.txt file and set LANDSCAPE_TEXTURE_SIZE = 1024 (the default is 2048). This will reduce the landscape texture resolution by a factor of 4 and should help users with low system memory.
Note 7: The minimum requirements for BoBII have changed very significantly since initial release. To run 2.13 successfully we recommend Win XP/7, 2Gb RAM, 1Gb Video card, strong Dual or Quad Core processor. Alas, BoBII is still unable to run reliably on Win8/8.1. It has been
reported that it works OK with Win10. Investigation of Win10 is ongoing, please check the forum, both General and Tech Supt, for the latest. Note 8: Vista and Windows 7 (and later) users may need to apply (or reapply) the 'Vista/Windows 7 fix' to your desktop shortcut as a fresh 2.13 install will overwrite the previous shortcut.
Right click on shortcut and go to properties.
Go to the compatibility tab.
Check "disable desktop composition" and check the privilege level, run this program as an administrator.
Note 9: Currently, Windows screen text size must be set to 96 DPI. We will try to address this for 2.14. (in Win7 this is found under Screen Resolution by right clicking the desktop background, or under Control Panel>Display) Note 10: Forcing VSync with ATI card
There is a known issue with some (most?) ATI cards and VSync. See this thread. In short, you need to right click your ATI tray icon and enable through that (Wait for vertical refresh -> Always on). Note 11: Framerates over densely populated areas of 3D objects. Object rendering is not as efficient as we hope to make it in the future. Be prepared to check your Ground Object Density settings in densely populated urban areas. See below.
Note 12: To run 2.13 with max settings you will need minimum of 3Gb RAM (ideally 4Gb). Players with 32 bit Windows7 will need to enable the "/3GB switch" to their system. See this thread. You will also require a fairly muscular video card, with at least 1Gb of Video RAM.
Note 13: To see in-menu videos with Win7, see this thread. or install the Indeo codecs: Note 14: Your newly patched install contains a full manual describing everything you might possibly want to know about Battle of Britain II, in pdf form in the Docs\ folder, along with several other useful files. This sim is intended to be as fully user-configurable as possible. You can run it as it comes "out of the box" or you can spend as much time and effort as you are inclined, to modify its behavior to your liking. The user definable options extend far beyond what is apparent in the in-game GUI, via the configuration file bdg.txt, fully described in the manual.
2. Installation explained
These are the steps you should go when executing the installation file "BDG v2.13 .exe"
This is the first screen you will see after launching the v2.13 update. Nothing to do here, just click on the "Next" button to continue the process.
The installer will try to detect your "Battle of Britain II" installation from windows registry and the found directory as the default destination. If the installer can´t find your "Battle of Britain II" installed directory, the "C:\Battle of Britain" will be used as default. The installation directory can be changed using the "Browse..." button. After verifying the destination folded click on the "Next" button to continue the process.
This window will remind you that the selected directory is NOT empty and the contents will be updated. It´s just a reminder, press "Yes" button to continue.
Now it´s time to select the components you´d like to install. You have two options, install the v2.13 files and/or install the Multiskin v2.13 files. Select one or both options and click "Next" button to continue.
Choose the desired ingame language to be used. By default the English language is installed. Change the default language if you want to and click "Next" button to continue. NOTE: The BDG group hasn´t got the knowledge to update the German, French and Italian languages. Only the English and Spanish ones are completely updated to v2.13. The other three languages will work but are not as accurate as the English and Spanish ones. Please keep in touch with the BDG group if you wish to update the German, French or Italian languages.
These are the installation options you may change:
Preserve current settings. If you have a previous installed version and wish to keep your current install settings preserved, leave this option checked.
The backed up files will be saved in a directory named "BACKUP.<Date Time>" within BoB II installation directory (Battle of Britain II) NOTE: See the note 5 from previous chapter for a list of the files to be preserved using this option.
Default BDG.txt file. Also, If you have a previous installed version and wish to keep your bdg.txt modified file, uncheck this option.
IMPORTANT: If you don´t know anything about this file or want to start with a new default one leave this option checked. NOTE: In the Docs folder you will find an incredible "Battle of Britain" pdf manual with all the game options explained including this file.
Choose type of effects?. Change the game effects from realistic ones to more visual ("Hollywood") ones.
Realistic option is more historically accurate. Hollywood is more visual stunning. Change the options to your likings and click "Next" button to continue.
This is a "review" screen with all the selected options before the update is installed. You may go back ("Back") to change the selected options if you need to. Click "Install" button to continue.
Just an information window showing the installation process. Click "Cancel" button to abort.
The installation is over!. Click "Finish" button and enjoy with the "Batlle Of Britain II" simulator. Select "DirectX v9.0c online installation" option and click the "Finish" button if you´d like to launch the online Microsoft DirectX installer. This program needs an Internet connection to work properly. You may install DirectX v9.0c by any other method you´d prefer but remember that the simulator needs DirectX v9.0c to be installed.
Just follow the installer if you´d like to install/update your DirectX or press "Cancel" button to install DirectX by yourself.
The BDG will be happy to see you again in v2.14 update! Meanwhile go to the BDG forum to keep in contact and stay up to date.