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Hello,

 

I'm new to this forum and see that this is a truly committed community with excellent mods. I flew my way from falcon, dcs, il2 to strike fighters. I was grounded for several years due to professional reasons. Now, with limited time available, I want more flying and less reading (manuals). I found strike fighters the perfect match! And, I must say...it feels really immersive! It is the perfect combination between realism and playability. I enjoy it! Altough I see it as an early jet era sim. The lesser extend of complexity of those jets are perfect for these kind of sims. That's were it's suited for the most in my opinion.

 

But...I must say that I found the way sf2 works, especially the way it can be modded confusing.

 

I succeded in installing the rends europe enhancement mod, eventually. It is truly great work! However, the Israël mod by Stary is a mistery for me.

 

Maybe I have to explain that I installed both of the games on a different location on Win 7 machine( asus i5 laptop). On my d drive instead of my c drive. For WOE, i could find all the folders, including the so. called mod folders.

 

But for wings over Israel... There is no folder such as the modfolder like there is for WOE! I can't find it! Apart from the original install folder on my d drive. I did what was decribed. Opened the game ones, searched in user/saved games/ etc... I find the folder for WoE but no Israel folder!

 

So, I have no place to put the folders in... I don't understand.

 

HELP! Can anyone help me?

 

Thanks in advance.

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You have SF2I & SF2E I presume not the first gen WOI & WOE - because there is a big difference.

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Welcome to CA

These games really are designed to be installed together (merged)......... then inside your mod folder you will have folders for SF2E and another for SF2I into which you can put all your mods. I actually run most of all my mods just through SF2E that way everything is accessible through one exe. file.......exept for total conversions like ODS or Vietnam with the expansion pack.

You might want to have a good look through the knowledge base http://combatace.com/forum/268-thirdwire-strike-fighters-2-series-knowledge-base/

Hope that helps

Cheers

Romflyer

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Hey,

 

Thanks for the quick replies! I do have woe2 and Woi2. And, i ran the israel exe first. At least that's what i think. I presume that since i played it before that must have been the case, right? Or is there another 'hidden' exe file? I clicked on the exe file in the installation folder so....

 

The funny thing is that i managed to create the mod folders of woe. Now, woi... Seems to be a different story... They don't appear anywhere... Probably me doing something wrong or? Any advice would be much appreciated.

 

Any possibility it might has something to do with the different (vs default) location of the installed game? D drive instead of c drive?

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A lot of people get the location of where mods are installed and the games are installed mixed up because the Strike Fighters games (SF2 series) use a different location for mods that than the Wings Over games (SF1 series) did. You are not alone in having to work through this issue.

 

You should read this. What is the "Mod Folder"? it should answer you issue on where mods go.

Edited by KJakker

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and DO try to keep the terminology straight ..

 

WoI2 and WoE2 are things that do NOT exist... this is part of the confusion created

 

SF2:I - isreal

SF2:E - Europe

 

everything in the "NextGens" is SF2 ** (name of wherever).  So, keeping the names straight helps us in trying to figure out your problem.

 

and DO read the threads in the Knowledge Base. While things in SF2 do set up the same, folder structure wise, as mentioned they ARE in different locations.

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I strongly suggest that you un-install SF2I and then re-install it into the default location, you will then have the correct mod folders all in one convenient spot as they are supposed to be.

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Oh shit...I realise I created quite a confusion. I might have confused myself the most though. I'm sorry for that. But, I think I know what's going on... Now I have to find the courage to tell you all this...way to make a first impression... Ok here ot goes.

 

I own SF2 Europe. I bought and downloaded this last week. And I have ... Wings over Israel! So that's were it all went wrong! I bought this a couple of years ago, and redownloaded this. I figured it was the last version. Why? Well, because the older 'wings over Israel' is not suppose to work on a win7 machine! But I've been playing it this week without any problems at all. In addition I always thought I had the latest SF 2 version. It is until now that I realize I have the older version! I've read somewere that the older series don't use the modgolder. That explains a lot

 

I want to add that I really do not rush to post for some help. I did all the reading in advance about the mod folder etc. But it was so confusing for me that I didn't found any of the folders for my Israel game while my SF2 europe was the way I read about. Now I know why! I hope you understand.

 

Again thank you all, you guys surely helped me to see the light!

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