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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

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BOB2 Windows 10 Patch (V.4)
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Guest
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Excellent !

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Guest
Guest

I just bought a new Windows 10 computer and cannot get BoB2 to run. When I attempt to install DirectX 9.0C, I get a message that it is not compatible with the version of Windows I am running (Win10 Home). When I try to start the game in compatibility mode and as an administrator, there's a message about if I want this program to make changes to the computer, I click Yes, then nothing but Desktop.

Please advise.

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Felizpe Author
Felizpe

Hi the DirectX from CD installation doesn't work, you will always have this bug message cause it's not compatible, I have windows 8.1 and have this same message.

So you need to Download and Install "DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)" before installing the game from CD.

Microsoft.com

Then install this Windows 10 Patch over your game cause original game doesn't start since it would need a crack for the 2.0 exe runs, and this patch already comes with a No-CD 2.01 exe, so you can play without CD Rom.

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Guest
Guest

Thanks for such a prompt reply! I downloaded the DirectX file and it gives me a prompt asking for the location of where I want the extracted files. Where would that be, please?

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Felizpe Author
Felizpe

Hi you're welcome, you can extract anywhere but I recomend create a folder in your Desktop named whatever you want and extract there. Then enter inside this folder and click on "DXSETUP.exe" to install.

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Hurridale
Hurridale

Thanks again, Felizpe. I got DirectX to run, but it stopped when it said it was not compatible with my version of Windows (10 Home). The game never even gives me a splash screen -- just right to Desktop. Dxdiag says I am still running DirectX 12.

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Felizpe Author
Felizpe

Hi Hurridale, wich version of BOB2 are you installing? Original 2.0 Release from 2005 CD or Matrix Games 2.06 Version? Cause this Patch only works with Original 2005 CD Release since it needs the original 2.0 registry.

Now if you installed exactly this version so try installing the directX fix by Matrix Games so enter the following link and click on "DirectX d3dx9_31.dll Fix" at DOWNLOAD Section, so you will download an installer that will just add "d3dx9_31.dll" to your C:\Windows\System32

Matrixgames.com

Just one more note: On Windows 8/8.1/10 you need first to enable .NET Framework 3.5 feature for DirectX 9 works properly, so look at some forum how to do it for Windows 10.

Well, since I'm a Windows 8.1 user I can't help you with more info, so if you need more assistance please enter on A2A BOB2 Forum that you will find more help from many Windows 10 users that installed it without problems.

A2asimulations.com

Good Lucky!

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Hurridale
Hurridale

Thanks so much, Felizpe! I'll give all this a try.

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Sgprababicka
Sgprababicka

Hey there. Thx for this!!! Have one question. Dont you know why I dont have any 3D terrain buildings shown? like towns villages etc.

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Sgprababicka
Sgprababicka

Some is ok. Around airfileds, sometimes church in city, bridges, . But town houses are missing. London for example flat except some famous buildings.

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Felizpe Author
Felizpe

Hi thanks for the message. These new ground objects are not official and compatible with old 2.01 executable since it would need new codes inserted for the game reads the new shpbin objects and there is no coder skilled for this task at the moment. So unfortunately this patch is limited to use only the original ground objects.

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Sgprababicka
Sgprababicka

I was able to run this patch even on 2.06 version :-D. Well im running it only on this version. Installed matrix 2.06 game version, then installed your patch and running on win xp 3 compatibility as admin and Working. (Have Win 10)

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Felizpe Author
Felizpe

Hi it works but when instaled over 2.04 foward it will bug many things like invisible bullet trace and bugged france terrain so if you try to take off using German planes from any Luftwaffe France Airfields your plane will explode on ground.

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Sgprababicka
Sgprababicka

I wasnt able to find 2.01 version nowhere :-/ So with version what I have is possible to turn on houses somehow? or no chance?

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Felizpe Author
Felizpe

Hi BOB2 Windows 10 Patch is already 2.01 version with some 2.13 features but without new ground objects, so there is not a way to activate it due 2.01 executable that is limited to use only original ground objects. (Original game doesn't have houses and villages unfortunatelly)

You can find 2.01 Patch here:
Moddb.com

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Sgprababicka
Sgprababicka

Ok. thx for explanation.

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Guest
Guest

Ive installed from disk and then the patch and it will not go past the attempt to load the video to start the campaign, res is 1920,1080 ran as admin, and xp mode (sp2 and sp3) ,also tired 7 and off, it crashes at the attmepting of loading the video, i disabled SLI but nothing

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Felizpe Author
Felizpe

Hi check if your CD version is 2.0 version. Only 2.0 / 2.01 / 2.02 / 2.03 version work with this Windows 10 Patch. From 2.04 CD Version forward it doesn't work (Matrix Games Version is 2.06 and doesn't work)

Another idea is disable the game videos. Inside your game folder open the file "bdg.txt" in Notepad and change the lines:

Change the line SKIP_QUICKVIDEOS=OFF to SKIP_QUICKVIDEOS=ON

Also change the line SKIP_VIDEOS=OFF to SKIP_VIDEOS=ON

Save the file and test the game.

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Felizpe Author
Felizpe

Or maybe your problem could be incompatible video resolution, so test the following. Go to game main menu and click at "Options" and test this setting:

Use Desktop Res (Recommended): Off

3D resolution: 1024x768x32

Campaign Resolution: 1024x768x32

(Always use the same resolution value for 3D Resolution and Campaign Resolution)

This is the Default Game Resolution in case the game doesn't accept your Desktop Widescreen Resolution.

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Felizpe Author
Felizpe

The last idea if the two above don't work is try running you game in windowed mode. Just open your "bdg.txt" file in Notepad and change the line:

FORCE_WINDOWED_MODE=OFF

to:

FORCE_WINDOWED_MODE=ON

Save the file and test the game.

If nothing above works this seems incompatible hardware. To make sure install original game without this Windows 10 Patch and test if the game works. You can do another test installing original game from CD then latest Patch 2.13 and try. Since bob2 runs in all Windows versions the only reason is incompabitle hardware.

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Guest
Guest

Thanks a lot, my frustration comes from these:

1) I'm running BOBII 1.00, the original one. Then I apply your patch, with old DirectX version. No luck

2) I have tested the windowed mode, with same results. I can just see the top-left corner of the menu, no access to the buttons. But in a window,

3) Unfortunately, I cannot get to the in-game options, I cannot even see the buttons in the menu. My big question is how to change resolution in some different way, some txt to edit maybe...

Anyway I have to test the SKIP_QUICKVIDEO line in bdg.txt.

By the way, I have it in D:. Should it affect? Yesterday, I had no success in C:\, so I decide to test the game in that HD.

Again, thanks a lot Felizpe. And congratulations for your work.

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Guest
Guest

No luck. Same error.

By the way, just under bdg.txt I can see one other file, called bdg_out.txt, with the following text:

Trying to configure device 2
D:\bob\SRC\MFC\..\MFC\MIG.cpp(1418): Configured device OK
Closing down. During this session, there was one or several warnings.
Message(s):

Can not open texture 'd:\Battle of Britain II\artwork\dial800\title.bmp', using a dummy instead. retval = 75ff46a0, DummyName = 'd:\Battle of Britain II\TextureMap\dummy.dds'

I could not open the file 'bdg.txt'
Trying to configure device 2
D:\bob\SRC\MFC\..\MFC\MIG.cpp(1418): Configured device OK


And that's all. Are these failures apearing in your working BOB2?

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Felizpe Author
Felizpe

Hi thanks for trying, maybe your CD is broken and installing corrupted files that can't be read I don't know. I never had these bugs in my Windows 8.1 and all Windows 10 users from A2A Comunity never had these bugs too.

If your CD is not broken but you still can't change your game resolution try changing your Desktop resolution, right mouse click in your Desktop and try find the Graphics Options to change desktop resolution. Try non widescreen resolutions like 1024x768 just for testing.

When you change your Desktop resolution, try testing all your desktop resolutions with the game using Windowed mode on and off.

If it doesn't work I recomend you to install Patch 2.13 cause this patch was made for x64 systems, old 2.0 and 2.01 just for x32. Maybe you could have more success with 2.13 Patch.

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Guest
Guest

Felizpe, my sim is installed in D:, do you think the problem may be there?

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Felizpe Author
Felizpe

Hi I don't know if the fact you installed in D: is the problem, but the ideal is always installing at default: C:\Battle of Britain II

My bdg_out.txt doesn't have these error messages so I don't if it's related to D: directory

It really looks like incompatible hardware, hope you find an alternative way to run it ;)

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