AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

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AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by congo » Mon May 18, 2020 6:50 am

There are a lot of patch files with this AA2 update, could someone please advise what we need and the order of install please?
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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by janjansen » Mon May 18, 2020 8:05 am

If you use condor-club updater, just select the aa 0.6 -> 0.7 patch, click install, done.

If you want to do it manually, download the 0.6 -> 0.7 patch, unpack the 7z archive to (yourdrive)\Condor2\landscapes\AA2\
overwriting the existing files.

Feel free to make a backup of AA scenery if you have enough space.

Note to NK 2020 participants: do not install this update yet. Wait until after the NK or until the organisation tells you to install it. For now the NK uses v0.6

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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by congo » Mon May 18, 2020 9:08 am

Thanks very much, I see the way clearly now :)
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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by BOD1 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:48 am

Don't forget the 8 textures patch too.
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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by congo » Mon May 18, 2020 7:03 pm

I'm seeing a lot of blank texture files in the update, are these fillers or is there an issue, because the same texture on the older version is not blank?

See t0511.dds please.
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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by BOD1 » Mon May 18, 2020 7:21 pm

This textures is present in AA2_v07_part3.7z (or in AA2_patch-0.7_textures_part1.7z if you downloaded only patch).
Looks perfect to me (some water).
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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by dgtfer » Mon May 18, 2020 7:50 pm

congo wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:03 pm
I'm seeing a lot of blank texture files in the update, are these fillers or is there an issue, because the same texture on the older version is not blank?

See t0511.dds please.
There are 1251 very small textures (6kb). These are water textures, and I had to put them here to overwrite the previous ones, but you can delete them after install, the empty.dds is enough. But t0511.dds is not one of them, there are 2 tiny islands there...
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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by congo » Tue May 19, 2020 5:09 am

Yes, t0511.dds has two tiny islands on the old textures, but after patching I see a transparent texture.
I see a lot of transparent textures..... strange.

This is super annoying, I spent the entire day yesterday downloading the patches,
and I used up most of my allocated monthly download allowance, and I had to
delete the zip files after I unzipped them all manually to save hard disk space,
now I'm going to have to download it all again somehow.

Please don't say to use the Condor Updater, it rarely works on our slow Australian connections,
we just drop out and get download errors.

There were no errors in the unzipping process either, and I got all the overwrite warnings so I know it
was unzipping the files.
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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by congo » Tue May 19, 2020 6:58 am

BOD1 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:21 pm
This textures is present in AA2_v07_part3.7z (or in AA2_patch-0.7_textures_part1.7z if you downloaded only patch).
Looks perfect to me (some water).
Thanks BOD1,

I re-downloaded that part of the patch and the texture t0511.dds is good now, I might have to re-download the whole patch now to make sure all is right, thanks.
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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by griffo » Mon May 25, 2020 11:48 pm

I'm kind of like you Congo. Missing textures.

Except instead of missing, they are replaced with water. EVERYTHING is water.

Taking off at Varese, the airport is covered in water. Moving water. The mountains are all covered with water.

Do I need to do what Congo did? I updated my install using the Condor updater but oh my god it is slooow. It always times out.

Edit: I just saw on Condor Updater that there is a small patch for AA2 0.7 so I downloaded and installed it.
Scenery now refuses to load. I get a blue screen of death saying there has been an exception and Condor has prevented access.
I'm now doing a full restart to see if that helps.

Edit 2: Nope. No blue screen of death after the reboot but I still have a twinkling water effect over top of everything and all the mountains are still blue. I hope I don't have to do a clean install because it takes forever to download the files.
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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by BOD1 » Tue May 26, 2020 12:01 am

I guess you defined "Server install" in settings?
What the full size of the AA2 directory?
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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by griffo » Tue May 26, 2020 6:04 am

It says 28 Gig for the directory.

41,791 files in 49 folders.

Is that correct?
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Post by BOD1 » Tue May 26, 2020 9:20 am

The landscape is 49GiB, so a large part is missing!
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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by dgtfer » Tue May 26, 2020 9:31 am

you're missing half the textures and you have too many folders...
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Re: AA2 v0.7 patching guide ?

Post by BOD1 » Tue May 26, 2020 9:46 am

That's approximatively the size of the patch 0.7 only. Are you sure you used Condor Updater to download and install the landscape? Maybe you installed previous version in server mode (or downloaded only the 1st file) then switched back to normal install and applied the patch?
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