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    Method for installing 5 alongside previous versions for Boo and 1lokos

    Hi,

    Boo and 1lokos, see your comments in the method for Blitz,
    I dont want to muddle this by replying with proposed same method for v5 after a lengthy method thread for Blitz v4,
    which is at:- https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.c...803#post297803

    I wish to do as I did with Blitz, but for v5

    I currently have:-

    3 folders:-
    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover
    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover - MOD
    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover_Vanilla

    the uppermost one is what gets created after renaming suffix the original to vanilla and the v4 to MOD

    and on my D drive at root level. (an internal separate drive for all my data (never ever save data to C)
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_0_original
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_3.01
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_4.0
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_4.3
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_4.312

    not sure if the install gave the suffix Blitz or me !

    Desktop shortcuts to the versions:-
    Blitz shortcut address steam://rungameid/754530
    4.312 shortcut target "D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_4.312\Launcher.exe"
    3.01 shortcut target "D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_3.01\Launcher.exe"

    Interesting to see Blitz targets an url, I have steam online disabled , I launch steam then click continue as not online, then run blitz and it runs.

    so my plan is to rename as follows :-
    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover rename to C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover_Blitz4

    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz rename to D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz4

    then install Blitz5 which wont alter those folders as I renamed them !

    So the big question is, will it create new folders named as follows...
    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover
    and
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz

    or would it be on D drive, being unsure if I added the word Blitz...
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover

    BOBC

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    Re: Method for installing 5 alongside previous versions for Boo and 1lokos

    Quote Originally Posted by BOBC View Post
    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover
    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover - MOD
    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover_Vanilla

    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_0_original
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_3.01
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_4.0
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_4.3
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_4.312

    C
    What a confusion... delete all this and leave only Blitz - good or bad is what we have.

    Anyway, clicking in the Launcher of this two folders

    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_0_original

    Will read missions, skins the files from this folder:

    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover

    And in the Launcher of any of these:

    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_3.01
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_4.0
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_4.3
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover_4.312

    Will read missions, skins from this folder.

    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover - MOD


    Folders in Documents\... with different names, example:

    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover_Vanilla

    Will be ignored.
    Last edited by 1lokos; Jan-10-2021 at 10:51.

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    Re: Method for installing 5 alongside previous versions for Boo and 1lokos

    Hi,
    they are all staying, CoD runs as such, and I can look back if I spy something that is wrong to see when it went wrong ! and let the team know, or fly that one if I need that before it went wrong !
    I normally fly Blitz, I hated the frosty surfaces that were supposed to represent reflections and a paler colour but looked like UK hoar frost instead., and used the earlier ones to get better views. Blitz seems perhaps to have lessened the effect now.

    I can run any version by double clicking the desktop shortcut, no renaming of folders needed, simple and it works.
    So to continue to do this with a new shortcut for V5.

    I still need to know.
    with the addresses as shown, if I install v5 and rename the folder:-
    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover rename to C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover_Blitz4

    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz rename to D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz4

    then install Blitz5 which wont alter those folders as I renamed them !

    will it create new folders named as follows...

    C:\Users\Steve\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover
    and
    D:\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz

    I dont want to alter contents of existing folders at all, so will this work ?

    BOBC

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