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See UA's own FAQ for up to date information and links: Moddb.com




Step by step, and including New Factions! FAQ below.

1. Have Dawn of War: Soulstorm installed. Having it on Steam or from a disk makes no difference.
2. Download and run the UA THB installer: Moddb.com
3. Download and run the UA 1.8.2 patch: Moddb.com
4. Done. Launch Soulstorm and select "UA: The Hunt Begins" from the Game Manager on the main menu to play UA.

5. To get "UA: THB - New Factions" functional, you also need the respective factions' race mods. Listed below with download links for each:
- Inquisition: Filesmelt.com or Mega.co.nz or Mediafire.com
- Daemons: Mediafire.com or Mega.co.nz or Moddb.com
- Tyranids: Moddb.com
Installing them is simple:
Inquisition: Extract to a folder, move the inquisition_daemonhunt folder and inquisition_daemonhunt_SS.module to your Soulstorm directory. Do not move the Objective Points included with it, it's very outdated and will make your strategic points into pink boxes.
Daemons: Extract to your Soulstorm directory. Failing that, use the same process as with the Inquisition mod.
Tyranids: Run its installer.

On a final note, if you get pink boxes on strategic points (on any mod), install this as well: Mediafire.com


Some Frequently Asked Questions, and their answers:
Q. Do I need to uninstall previous versions of UA to install THB?
A. No. THB was purposely made so it can be installed alongside older versions of UA.

Q. I installed the mods in a different order. Will things still work A-OK?
A. Yes. As long as you install the 1.8.2 patch after the main THB release it patches, you're fine.

Q. I downloaded the UA THB/patch .exe installer and it says the data is damaged! What to do?
A. Re-download it. Your download got damaged, the best way to approach this problem is to download again.

Q. I've re-downloaded but it still says it's damaged. What should I do?
A. If you were using Internet Explorer (particularly an old version of it), try with a different browser or updating IE. Also, if you were using a 3rd party download manager, try disabling it.

Q. Is there a way to know for certain if X file downloaded correctly?
A. Yes there is! You can do a MD5 hash check on them to easily confirm data integrity. For this, you'll need a hashing app. There's a lot of them and about any of 'em will get the job done. If you don't have any, here's one: Softpedia.com
This one's particularly easy to use. Run it, drag and drop the file to compare into it and click 'Hash'.
Here are the reference MD5 hashes for:
Ultimate Apocalypse - The Hunt Begins.exe - 72243ACF8038603CD4A313AA030957CF
Ultimate Apocalypse - THB Patch v1.8.2.exe - A6CEDF7E7F9DCEBAA8F994ED8E43DFF8
idh_beta2_ss.rar (the Inquisition mod) - 0168B0A737F877E566FD640F03ECDB39
Daemons_Mod_Complete_-_1.6.7z - 6CF80A9F9EC9C1F677F3680CA498A06C
Tyranid_Mod_0.5b2_Installer.exe - 7EA35B2D32609EE5E27C785C34E4949C

Q. ModDB download is not available/I don't want to download from ModDB. What options do I have?
A. Click that "read more +" on the description of both the UA THB main release and its patch. There's plenty of download mirrors. About the Tyranid mod... I dunno.

Q. Is the UA map pack included?
A. Yes. Plus a few more, too.

Q. X thing doesn't work. Should I reinstall Soulstorm?
A. No. Unless your unmodded game is messed up for some reason, you do not need to reinstall Soulstorm.

Q. X thing doesn't work. Should I uninstall [other mod]?
A. No. Dawn of War mods load as modular, separate components, they do not interfere with each other.

Q. I did everything exactly as instructed and THB/New Factions doesn't work, what do?
A. I hate when people ask this If you did install exactly as instructed here, then it would be working. Re-check your installation process.

Q. I'm 99.98% sure I got stuff installed properly but THB/New Factions fails to load when selected from the game manager. What to do?
A. I would just tell you to re-install everything, but to be nice, I can pinpoint which mod needs reinstall if you send me a log file from your end (heck, you should be able to spot the mod name in the log, too).
To do so:
- Launch Soulstorm, try loading THB/New Factions (triggering the error), then close Soulstorm.
- Navigate to your Soulstorm directory, and locate a file named "Warnings.log"
- Open it with notepad, copy all of its contents and paste them in Pastebin.com
- When done, link your results back here.

Q. Will you make a tutorial/demonstrative video on how to install THB?
A. No. THB is without exaggeration, the easiest-to-install UA release, ever. Only way I could make it any easier would be with Steam Workshop support. Just look at the instruction count for zog's sake. You shouldn't need a video for 4-5 steps.

Q. EXPLOSIONS?
A. That's not the question, but the answer.

Q. I have a question that isn't on this FAQ. Can I has answer?
A. Of course. This FAQ isn't absolute, it just covers what I remembered about when I made it.


I might give this fancier a format, proper big titles and such when I feel like fiddling with ModDB's infuriatingly bad system for editing blog entries. It'll likely take a loooooong time.

Comments
R3PT0R
R3PT0R

Once upon a time you directed me to a file which allows binding the removal of the HUD for taking of better screenshots to a key. Could you once again provide me with this? :)

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Excogitatoris-Logica Author
Excogitatoris-Logica

Here it is! Mediafire.com
I'll update the FAQ with it and more details... later.
On a related note, Shift+F7 toggles the HUD.

Additionally, if running on -dev mode, Shift+F9 sets an AI in control of your army, useful for testing and self-played epic battles.
While in this mode, Shift+F1-6 set the game speed.

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R3PT0R
R3PT0R

Thank you old friend!

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bmwalsh15
bmwalsh15

both the installer and the patch do no work, no matter what I do. My computer said that "the publisher of this program couldn't be verified". the type of file for both the installer and the patch is just called "file", not ".exe". I feel like I'm back to square 1... can you tell me what to? I've tried to zip up and unzip the files. I don't know if there's anything else I need to do...

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bmwalsh15
bmwalsh15

I think I figured out the problem. thank you so much for helping me through my utter cluelessness.

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bmwalsh15
bmwalsh15

nevermind, still problems. couldn't get the new races to load... you said link to pastebin.com, so here is a link: Pastebin.com

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Excogitatoris-Logica Author
Excogitatoris-Logica

I never got that "Publisher could not be verified" excuse for an error though, can you tell me how you worked around it so I add that to the FAQ?
As to getting New Factions to load, you need the three race mods installed. That's it. There's no hidden tricks or anything.
I could help you more accurately but the pastebin link you've posted is private, I can't see it :p

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bmwalsh15
bmwalsh15

Ok, now it's working. Thank you again so much!

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Corenth
Corenth

in properties allow it or add .exe to it to fix this issue

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Jerkakame
Jerkakame

Me and my friend got sync errors when we tried to play, but putting in the objective_points_SS.module from IDH removed the sync errors and we could play.

But we didnt see any Pink Boxes in any of the matches we played.

Spooky game

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Excogitatoris-Logica Author
Excogitatoris-Logica

That's because UA THB runs its own instance of Objective Points. If you leave things as they are, on other mods (or older versions of UA) you will most likely get pink box strats.

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Guest
Guest

Hi, I have installed all mods and THB properly, everything works fine, but I can't make teams, the box responsible for that in menu is gone.

Any ideas why?

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Excogitatoris-Logica Author
Excogitatoris-Logica

The box for each player to individually select what they they're in or the box selecting which kind of teams the battle will have?
If the 1st, it disappears when "Free for All" and other modes than "Player Select Teams" are selected on the 2dn. If the 2nd is missing to begin with... I have no idea what to do, that would be a new one.

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jglee7788
jglee7788

So ive been trying for awhile now to get this mod going. Downloaded from different mirrors, uninstalled and reinstalled over and over. Im not trying to use new races just the hunt begins mod. I get this error so here is a link to pastebin. Pastebin.com

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Excogitatoris-Logica Author
Excogitatoris-Logica

@ Guest & jglee7788: Re-download and re-install the 1.8.2 patch, it... kinda had an attribute files issue and only loaded New Factions. This has has now been corrected and a revised patch uploaded instead, which will also fix your mod if you've installed 1.8.2 before.

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ANARCHY87
ANARCHY87

i dont know if i installed incorrectly but my mutilators dont have a textures. they still look badass as hulk globs of pink on the battlefield though

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Excogitatoris-Logica Author
Excogitatoris-Logica

Actually... Mutilators also seem to be badass blobs of pink on our end too.
So, there's that :/

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Sega018
Sega018

I've done every step but i can only play with the THB but i can't play with the New factions. I think it's because the Daemon mod, it's the only race mod that i can't activated apart :/

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Excogitatoris-Logica Author
Excogitatoris-Logica

Manually delete Daemons and Daemons.module from your Soulstorm directory, then download and extract one of the following links onto your Soulstorm directory to fix your setup of the Daemons mod.
Mediafire.com or Mega.co.nz or Moddb.com

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Sega018
Sega018

i manually deleted the Daemons mod (folder and module) and try to reinstalled it with the 3 links and it still didn't work :/
Did i need a patch or something for the daemon mod?

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milonelion
milonelion

Pastebin.com

This is the contents of my warnings.log notepad. I can't launch the new factions. A little help, please?

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Excogitatoris-Logica Author
Excogitatoris-Logica

According to your Warnings.log, you're missing objective_points_UA, which is required for *both* THB and New Factions.
Fastest way to fix this would be (if you still have 'em) to run the THB installer then the 1.8.2r1 patch again.
If not, you'll have to re-download them :/

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DarthChaos
DarthChaos

What a spectacular mod! I have really enjoyed it when I have got to play it. I am having a reoccurring error however where after I install and play the next day after I boot up and run soul storm the UA splash comes up at loading but then the game is standard soul storm. It says UA THB build up in the left corner but no Apocalypse maps in skirmish and some of the races are not available.

I recently deleted all local content of Soulstorm and reinstalled fresh had everything working and loading and playing was happy then booted up today and standard soulstorm again although this time I had the Demons background but no apoc units. Is there something I need to do as a steam player that is different? I read up on it but did not see anything but might have missed it. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Excogitatoris-Logica Author
Excogitatoris-Logica

UA setup process is identical regardless of you having Soulstorm on Steam or not. The only difference is the game directory.
Can you tell me which files are you using to install?
You need just what's listed on this guide.
If you're using the Install Protocol, just get rid of it. It does not contain the mod data, heck I'm not even sure what it's supposed to do.

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DarthChaos
DarthChaos

I am using the files from the links above. First the THB install then the patch then copy over the Daemons/inquisition then install the Tyranid. All the files were downloaded a week ago and the THB and 1.8.2r1 patch were downloaded 5 days ago.

Tyranids 0.5b2 installer
Daemons Mod 1.6
idh_beta2_ss

those are the files for the add on races I have from the links above. I uninstalled everything but soulstorm yesterday, reinstalled, and was able to play, had the nids and all races working then again today booted up the daemons menu is in the background and no apocalypse maps available. I did try leaving the game last night and loading back in and THB was working fine it seems to go bad after I restart.

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Tuggernuts77
Tuggernuts77

I know you don't like to but if you could take a look at my log and see what the problem is, that would be great!

Pastebin.com

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Tuggernuts77
Tuggernuts77

Nevermind! I was actually able to fix this by looking through my own warning log. Thanks for the tutorial anyways, otherwise I would not have been able to do this.

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revan1801
revan1801

Hey there. I have tried installing it(UA:THB) but files whatsoever is being placed in my soulstorm main folder. Please help.

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cheekyjaybee
cheekyjaybee

Pastebin.com

Thanks admin,
I swear I'm only half stupid

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ErynesTheLeftHand
ErynesTheLeftHand

so I followed what you said a bit but I just cant get it to show up in my games manager (I know I installed and downloaded right using other links because mod dbs ones didn't work) and I couldn't get it to change to ultimate apocalypse only able to install ultimate apocalypse and the patch with the tyranid mod and it wont do anything but make a folder with a load of stuff and that about the mod so when I play my (disk version)(steam version has gone haywire)soulstorm it has nothing but dawn of war soulstorm in the ganes manager, How do I fix this?

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