BOTF All in One installer 1.0.1 (Released 6-12-2017)

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Re: BOTF All in One installer (Released 1-19-2017)

Post by Boar25 » Wed May 10, 2017 3:56 pm

Okay, so I'm having issues. I downloaded the "all in one" but when i try to pick the mods i want it keeps telling me that the ultimate mod 5 is already installed. But its not. I was hoping to just download it and ask me if i want to replace the existing file. And my ultimate dominion mod 3 keeps freezing. Never did this before on my old version. It is the ultimate mod 5 I am looking for, sorry for the confusion. As you can tell, I'm not very savy on a computer, but really enjoy the mods. Thanks

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Re: BOTF All in One installer (Released 1-19-2017)

Post by thunderchero » Wed May 10, 2017 4:04 pm

Boar25 wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 3:56 pm
but when i try to pick the mods i want it keeps telling me that the ultimate mod 5 is already installed. But its not.
you can not overwrite, you can not delete to uninstall, you must use the uninstaller the mods creates to completely uninstall.

but it sounds like it is too late at this point.
Boar25 wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 3:56 pm
I'm not very savy on a computer,
this may be difficult for you then, but just follow directions below.

open "regedit.exe" in C:\windows folder.

find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microprose\Star Trek: UM5 (64 Bit systems)

find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microprose\Star Trek: UM5 (32 Bit systems)

select the "Star Trek: UM5" folder on left and right click, from menu select delete and confirm deletion.

note; you may need to run regedit.exe as administrator

then all in one will install UM5

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Re: BOTF All in One installer (Released 1-19-2017)

Post by Malcolm » Sat May 20, 2017 7:06 pm

Hi all,

Just downloaded BOTF after watching Ben and Lewis of the Yogscast playing it on youtube. But the installer seemed to stop when the installation had completed and stayed that way for over half an hour. I closed it and although all the icons are there, the game never seems to launch...

What have I missed? Other than the probably obvious mistake of closing the installer.

Thanks,

Malcolm

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Re: BOTF All in One installer (Released 1-19-2017)

Post by thunderchero » Sat May 20, 2017 8:44 pm

please submit a support ticket so we can have more info to help you
viewforum.php?f=303

but yes, if you selected every option it may take a 1/2 hour or more depending on your system specs to completely install.

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Re: BOTF All in One installer (Released 1-19-2017)

Post by Rickardus1701 » Sun May 28, 2017 4:05 am

What do the DXwnd tools do? I can't get them to do anything, neither do i see the green circles like on yours? ... Does it provide a way to run some mods at the same time?

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Re: BOTF All in One installer (Released 1-19-2017)

Post by thunderchero » Sun May 28, 2017 7:11 am

DxWnd is a helper tools to allow 16bit gaming on newer operating system.

to use it must be installed before or at same time as mods. if you have no green dots mods were installed before dxwnd

nothing will allow mods to run at same time.

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Re: BOTF All in One installer (Released 1-19-2017)

Post by thunderchero » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:57 pm

Hi Everyone,

After a member contacted me with an issue, I found a minor syntax error. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

The issue is when installed to a non default location (C:\botf) the script will not edit the dxwnd.ini to the new install path.

So if you change install path you will need to edit DxWnd "path" and "launch" paths until replacement installer is created.

sorry for any inconvenience.

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Re: BOTF All in One installer (Released 1-19-2017)

Post by thunderchero » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:35 pm

Hi Everyone,

!!! NOTICE !!!!

If User changes default install path from "C:\botf", installer will not set the proper path for trek.exe in DxWnd.

The DxWnd path is easy to adjust, for more info read this post
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3179#p42272

I will try to get a replacement installer asap but I have many adjustments I need/want to make.

1. fix install path error
2. update all links to https://
3. add option to install anyway when registries are detected
4. add links in tools for "How to" pages for Ultimate Editor Basics, Large Map Generation Chart and tutorial for UE, How to lower the number of Palettes and Adding new models Using UE
5. change text in installer "full installation" to "Select Components to install" on component page
6. update to latest version of DxWnd
7. add QD's EdificePatcher for UnCivil War editing
8. update all the patches for QD's patcher, add missing descriptions, change links to https://, add new patches for more mods and add patch tweaks.

As you see this is a long list, so this may take some time.

You will notice no "game play" changes are planned, so if the current version is working for you, there will not be much of a reason to download newer version right away.

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Re: BOTF All in One installer (Released 1-19-2017)

Post by cpthooker » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:33 am

Installed this mod and left the directory as default, but when I try to run any of the mods, including vanilla I get this error, I am pretty sure I have followed the guide but I might have missed something. Can anyone help?
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Re: BOTF All in One installer (Released 1-19-2017)

Post by cpthooker » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:42 am

Never mind, I just found on another page that I didn't have directplay enabled DOH!
Works fine now lol

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Re: BOTF All in One installer 1.0.1 (Released 6-12-2017)

Post by thunderchero » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:15 pm

Hi Everyone,

Here is the "All in One" Birth of the Federation installer version 1.0.1
(Released 6-12-2017)

here is link to download page on AFC
All in One 1.0.1 zip

Changes in version 1.0.1
1. fix install path error
2. update all links to https://
3. add option to "continue anyway" when components are already installed.
4. add links in tools for "How to" pages for Ultimate Editor Basics, Large Map Generation Chart and tutorial for UE, How to lower the number of Palettes and Adding new models Using UE
5. change text in installer "Full installation" to "Select Components to install" on component page
6. change text in installer on final install page, "Finishing installation...." to "NOTICE: Compressing Files to stbof.res, this may take 1-3 minutes per mod selected."
7. update to latest version of DxWnd (v2.04.32)
8. add QD's EdificePatcher for UnCivil War editing
9. update all the patches for QD's patcher, add missing descriptions, change links to https://, add new patches for more mods.
10. added new patch folders for UM5 and Balance of Power
11. Added batch file to enable Directplay on Windows 8/8.1/10

enjoy

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Re: BOTF All in One installer 1.0.1 (Released 6-12-2017)

Post by Martok » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:01 pm

Awesome. Thanks tc!
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 1.0.1 (Released 6-12-2017)

Post by Trader_jones » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:46 am

it asks me for a login and then won't accept mine.

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Re: BOTF All in One installer 1.0.1 (Released 6-12-2017)

Post by thunderchero » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:12 am

Trader_jones wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:46 am
it asks me for a login and then won't accept mine.
what is asking for login? the installer never has asked for login.

only download from this page.

All in One 1.0.1 zip

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Re: BOTF All in One installer 1.0.1 (Released 6-12-2017)

Post by Slarty420 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:08 pm

I am having the same issue as above. When i follow the link, it sends me to an armadafleetcommand login page that does not accept the login i created. Funnily enough, also installing this because of the yogscast video lol.

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