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Windows 7: IL 2 Sturmovik won't load

12 May 2009   #11

windows 7 rc 64bit and vista 32bit

your right on the money it uses a loader to select settings, that said it now makes sense.
i have a look for the game.exe if there is one ill try that to. what ever happens i'll let you know as ther might be another gamer trying to load it.

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12 May 2009   #12

windows 7 rc 64bit and vista 32bit

well i tried everything tried running in compatible modes from win 95 to vista tried the same as administrator, turned off windows 7 fire wall, tried it all again then with video settings and sound in safe mode unistalled reinstalled as administrator in compatible mode win xp serv pac 2 unistalled copied all dvd files to desktop reinstalled as per above disabled earo disabled earo peek disabled transparency unistaled avast antivirus installed bullguard beta 8.5 set an exception in the firewall lowered graphic settings.....still not running....the only thing i didn't do was stop the wall paper from changing in win seven how do i do that
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12 May 2009   #13

Windows 7 (x64)

If the game uses a 16 bit loader, then it will not run. 64 bit OS's do not support 16 bit operation.

What you can do is virtualize - if your hardware supports it... Or set up a dual boot.
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12 May 2009   #14


I'm not sure what you're doing wrong. Have you tried to install it to another directory altogether, ie not the default?

I actually have several installs of Il2 and they all work perfectly, no need to run as admin or compatibility settings. In fact, no need to install, just ran from old directory once new OS was installed.

Worked fine on 6954, 7000 & 7100, so I'm guessing it may not like being installed into the default directory.
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12 May 2009   #15

windows 7 rc 64bit and vista 32bit

Hi Novotny, Cap Zero & Scotteq,
Novotnythats great news,
are you saying that when the install Dialog box appears slelect another folder at the moment it goes to programms86 ubisoft il2fb do you want me to do something like c/il2..? Sorry mate if i'm vague i've not done this before.
where have yousent your installs to?
the game tries to load the dvd will spin up stop spinnup aain as per normal the cursor changes to spinning disk the hd's light up cpu fires up to 60% then nothing no splash screen no more processor usage task manager shows no proglam loading or running its like its hitting a block,

Scotteq the vista version i have is 32 bit so i see where your comming from. I already have a dual boot but was hoping to get rid of vista, as for Virtualize again that mey be beyond my capabilities my hardware will support it (2xhd4870 crossfired (not overclocked)creative fatality extreme,2x west Digi hdd's, intel quad core,asus pk5delux mobo, 3gig ddr3 ram)
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13 May 2009   #16


Hmm ok.

GameCopyWorld - IL-2 Sturmovik / IL2 Sturmovik / IL-2: Forgotten Battles - Forgotten Battles / Ace Expension Pack [Add-On] - NoCD No-CD No-DVD Trainers & Game Fixes[ENGLISH]%20No-CD/Fixed%20EXE

That's the no-cd for Il2. I'm fine with posting it as the creators of IL2 recommend using it.

First of all, put that file into the IL2 folder, replacing the original, and try running il2fb.exe.

If this doesn't work, then take your entire IL2 install and copy it somewhere else. ie, if your install is in C:\Program Files (x86)\IL2 Sturmovik, copy the IL2 folder and all it's contents to C:\New IL2. We're basically putting it somewhere other than the default location. IL2 doesn't need to be 'installed', it can run on any windows from any location.

My currently most used version is 'I:\Fresh IL2\Fresh Install 1946 - 409m Mods UI_11 - Current', though I have three versions of IL2 in that hard drive. I also have three other versions on a different drive - yes, I have 6 IL2s on my PC . Different levels of patch, different types of mods.
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13 May 2009   #17

windows 7 rc 64bit and vista 32bit

thanks Novotny
i'll try that tonight and see how i go, wish me luck if it does not work its me doing something wrong .....that may take some time to fix
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13 May 2009   #18
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

You get points for being determined as you are. Kudos.
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13 May 2009   #19


Aussiegreen - this link should help you too.
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13 May 2009   #20

windows 7 rc 64bit and vista 32bit

Morning Guys

thaks i'm detremined to get it working ....but
Arrived home yesterday to find my computer fried by an electric storm..even with UPS & surge protector.
so after several rums and lots of cable pulling card switching head scratching its off to the shop this morning for a post mortem.

thank you all for your support when and if my computer is fixable ill be back on the case.
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