SWAT: Elite Force is a massive overhaul of SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate, making it into a more realistic tactical police simulator.

Post tutorial RSS How to install SWAT: Elite Force

Detailed instructions on how to install the mod correctly to avoid bugs.

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Installing the mod is a very simple, drag and drop process.

To install the mod, copy the SEF folder into your SWAT 4 folder. Copy the whole folder! You should not be overwriting anything! Your SWAT 4 folder is where the game is installed to and contains "Content" and "ContentExpansion"

If your SWAT 4 directory looks something like this, the Mod has been installed correctly.



Now inside the SEF folder, you have the following contents:

  • Dedicated Server.bat : Double click to launch a dedicated server to play with your friends on. Note that you can set up options such as maps for e.g. inside the Host Game menu
  • LaunchSEF.bat : Double click to launch SWAT: Elite Force. You will know it's working correctly when a new splash screen appears and a modified title graphic appears on the main menu.
  • LaunchSwatEd.bat : Double click to launch the Editor. The SwatEd editor allows you to create maps. Here is a tutorial about that that I can personally recommend.

Updating to new version.

Updating versions is as simple as installing the mod is. Make sure you're updating to correct versions or you'll get problems! Simply copy the whole SEF folder over again. This time, you'll definitely be overwriting stuff as it's replacing it with new content.

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Jugurtha
Jugurtha

make video how to install please

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Jonathanjpowell
Jonathanjpowell

If you need a video to install this..

You need to leave.

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TheBelgianWaffle
TheBelgianWaffle

dude it's not our fault, the thing doesn't launch even after going over the instructions over and over

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eezstreet Author
eezstreet

Make sure that you have the Stetchkov Syndicate expansion, otherwise it won't launch.

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42nd
42nd

I have the same issue, despite having both the main game and the expansion installed, then using the LaunchSEF.bat to launch. A small window comes up for a split second before disappearing. Any idea why?

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BOOsteDRL4
BOOsteDRL4

Whats wrong with asking for help? the author needs people enjoying the mod and people are intending on helping him, why do u need to act like a jerk to them?

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ActoCZ
ActoCZ

M8 just open Swat folder and drop it in xD

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TheBelgianWaffle
TheBelgianWaffle

but it doesnt launch :p

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Guest
Guest

You don't use the SWAT 4 exe, you use the LaunchSEF.bat file in your main SWAT 4 folder. Just make a shortcut to it on your desktop and put the old exe in a folder somewhere to be very soon forgotten once you successfully launch this amazing mod/remake...

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ctt123
ctt123

you open swat folder and drag sef in swat folder and done!

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Kisaraji
Kisaraji

Why not just place a readme in the file?

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eezstreet Author
eezstreet

There is one. People just don't read it. ;)

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Strogglet15
Strogglet15

eezstreet, can you make a tutorial on how to host a server for Elite Force?

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Guest
Guest

It doesn't work for me. My directory doesn't have the ContentExpansion folder, is it the issue?

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ctt123
ctt123

it means u don't have the dlc buy it or download it

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IrocFamily
IrocFamily

yes because that means you dont have the dlc installed thats required

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Guest
Guest

i get the error message 'no disc detected' which is annoying as i have purchased it from gog and have no disc
any way to run it without one?

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Guest
Guest

i got the GOG version so i was a bit confused where to place it

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eezstreet Author
eezstreet

The location where you installed it, with the GOG.com installer.

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Guest
Guest

Says missing ini file when I try to run it.

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eezstreet Author
eezstreet

Make sure that you're not installing a patch. Install a base version, and then a patch.

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GhostHunterPRO
GhostHunterPRO

I have no audio in game and also if I change the screen resolution there aren't any tipe of writing

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eezstreet Author
eezstreet

Hi, some resolutions are bugged and there is sometimes an engine bug where the audio doesn't work - just restart the game if you encounter it.

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Guest
Guest

Hi I have that bug with the audio. If i open teamspeak, the game don't have audio. If I launch swat 4 then teamspeak, swat take control of the audio system then teamspeak can't see the audio driver

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Guest
Guest

it says theres no startup.ini for me and ive done what it says

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eezstreet Author
eezstreet

Make sure you install a base version and then a patch, and not just a patch.

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ctt123
ctt123

omg i did this wrong all the time so that's why something just wasn't working damit >:(

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Guest
Guest

I got an error missing start up ini why?

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eezstreet Author
eezstreet

Make sure you install a base version and a patch, not just a patch.

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Guest
Guest

So is the Stetchkov DLC needed for this?

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lacus_veris
lacus_veris

Yes

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Guest
Guest

whare do you find the SDF file

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Guest
Guest

I am so confused can someone tell me what to do i tried and nothing.

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Guest
Guest

install base version V6 for example
then install a patch version V6.1 Example

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Guest
Guest

Hi, how can we host an elite force server?

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eezstreet Author
eezstreet

This is explained in the README.md file.

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Guest
Guest

When I open the app I getting an "Access violation caused general protection fault!"

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eezstreet Author
eezstreet

Can you give the exact error text?

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Guest
Guest

When I start the LaunchSEF SWAT4 splash pops up and then nothing it stopped working, got Stechkov and I did as tutorial. :/

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rianrio
rianrio

"System cannot find path specified", any way to fix this?

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Guest
Guest

cmd only flash once on my desktop and that's all. Tried to run it as Admin, no change. I was putting the updates one by another. Nothing helped.

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Guest
Guest

Where i have my swat folder -,-?

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Guest
Guest

LaunchSEF.bat says "Wrong disc inserted", I tried it with all .iso files, or it says "No disc inserted" if I disable them. It just won't start.

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eezstreet Author
eezstreet

Sorry, I don't know. Check and make sure the vanilla game works first.

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Guest
Guest

can i play it on Lan ?

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eezstreet Author
eezstreet

Yes, it functions on LAN.

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Guest
Guest

my directory does not look like that

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BigPoppa24
BigPoppa24

Everytime I try to launch LaunchSEF.bat, the new splash screen appears with a CMD box saying "Loading SWAT Elite Force..." and after 5 seconds, the game (or loading process) crashes with a dialog box detailing the crash with the reason stating "Can't bind to native class SwatGame.SwatGameEngine". Any help on this? I have retried and read the instructions three times now, everything seems right.

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Guest
Guest

I want to know how to change weapons skins.

Can anyone help me?

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