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Crash195x2

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Revival SP modification installation guide
« on: Nov 07, 2009; 12:13 AM »
So I figured I would post a short yet informative tutorial on how to install the revival SP mods for all the people who are having problems. It has probably been posted somewhere else already but this should be the last draw.  If you follow this guide completely and correctly you should have no install issues at all.  I will lay it all out in a step by step process that is easy to follow.  So lets get started.

First off you will need your original Hellgate CD or a downloaded one.

**If you already have Hellgate installed and have problems or errors while trying to install the MODS then your best bet is to uninstall and then reinstall the game, start from scratch**

Step 1
Install Hellgate london, I suggest you install the game to the default location of "C:Program FileFlagship StudiosHellgate London" You do not have to install to this location, you can install the game anywhere you like.  This just makes it easier for me to reference where you are installing to when you need help.
 
Step 2
After installing, grab the 1.2 SP patch.  run and Install it.
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Step 3
Once the original Hellgate 1.2 SP patch is installed run the game.  Thats right run Hellgate and skip the intro to the main menu, Create a new Char and load into the game, run around Russel Square a bit and kill and few Zombies, then Exit the game..  DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

Step 4
Now download the  Revival installer/Launcher.Create a folder on your C: drive called "Revival", Unpack the files to that folder.  Remember where this folder is so you can easily find it.
Where ever you create this folder and put the installer.exe file into it remember to be sure there are no special characters in the path name.(Spaces, Commas, Periods, Slashes) It's best to put it right on the C Drive in it's own folder.

Step 5
Now download the Revival 1.2.1 Patch and then also download the Optional Package that includes Normal/Elite mode, Superior Quests, and Zomper model.   Do not unzip these files.  Place both of these files in the same Revival folder you put the installer/launcher in.

Step 6
Run the "install.exe" file in the Revival directory.  You will be prompted with a message that says the launcher is not currently running from the Hellgate path would you like to install to that directory, Click YES.  It will now copy the needed files to the directory.

Step 7
You will now see the Revival launcher/installer on the screen playing it's kick ass music.  Click on Options and goto Program settings. In the program settings window that comes up click the tick box that says Enable Expert Mode then I would also advice you to click the "force DX9" bubble, (there have been problems with DX10 and single player), now click OK.  Now click "Install Mod Package"  It will check your files to be sure they are patched with the clean 1.2 SP hellgate patch, If your files are correct you will get a message saying Hellgate Looks "Good to Go".  Press the Next Button

Step 8
Click SELECT PACKAGE and browse to the Revival folder on your C: Drive.  Choose the "revival_sp_1_2_1.mod.zip" file first.  Press the next button after selecting.


Step 9
Be sure the Revival SP modification is checked off to the left side you will see a large green check mark.  Once checked off click next and the installation will begin.  When finished you will get a message box that says installed successfully.


Step 10
With the Revival launcher/Installer still open click "Install mod package" again it will check your files and assure you that are good to go.  Click next once again.  Click select package and this time choose the "optional_1_2_0.mod.zip".  Click next.  Check off elite for normal mode and superior quests.  I would advise to also check off the Zomper option also, its a cool looking skin that Tirex implemented for zombies.  Click next and the install will start. You will once again get a message the mod has installed successfully.

Now click Unleash Hell! and enjoy your newly modded Hellgate Fun.

If at any point you get a message that your files are incorrect you either have not installed the original 1.2 SP patch, the 1.2 patch you do have installed  is incorrect (USE DOWNLOAD LINK ABOVE IN STEP 2) or you did not start the game and create a char and run around/kill some zombies, before installing the revival patch, it is a must that you do that step or you will have problems.  Also if you get any warning while trying to install the optional package about "are you sure you want to do this" just say yes.  It's merely the installer warning you that changes are going to be made.

Hope this helps guys.  Let me know if I missed anything and if anyone still has issues post a reply and I will help the best I can.
« Last Edit: Sep 30, 2012; 01:28 PM by Bryan »
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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #1 on: Nov 07, 2009; 08:18 AM »
tyvm, your instructions were great  :D
now i am off to hell  :twisted: ,
and i will install a few mods like arclight camo, mancer's swords, and a few others 8-)
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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #2 on: Nov 07, 2009; 08:21 AM »
Quote from: "belhawk"
tyvm, your instructions were great  :D
now i am off to hell  :twisted: ,
and i will install a few mods like arclight camo, mancer's swords, and a few others 8-)
Glad to hear it man!
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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #3 on: Nov 13, 2009; 01:05 PM »
i get an error, how to fix it, i have already installed the 1.2 and my directory is not in the default C: is in E:, how can i fix it ?

this is the error i get:
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Logfile created 11/13/2009 19:08:12
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Preflight checks
INI file = E:playableHellgateRevivalNewLauncher.ini

Hellgate path override = E:playableHellgate
Hellgate path detected/used = E:playableHellgate
Directory is valid.

Mod installation wizard started (Expert mode)
Checking "E:playableHellgateSP_x86hellgate_sp_dx9_x86.exe"
Checking "E:playableHellgateSP_x86hellgate_sp_dx10_x86.exe"
Mod installation FAILURE, reason code 1
You don't seem to have the required .EXE files (game executables) from singleplayer patch 1.2. Please make sure you install/upgrade to a suitable version before attempting to "mod" HG:L.

Compatible versions are:
- Patch_NA_Europe_Germany_SP_1.2_(1.18074.

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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #4 on: Nov 13, 2009; 01:31 PM »
from what i can understand your using the wrong patch mate...here is the one i use
http://www.gamershell.com/download_25104.shtml?gr_i_ni

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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #5 on: Nov 13, 2009; 03:15 PM »
does it has to do with anything like saving it up to another drive ?!

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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #6 on: Nov 13, 2009; 04:04 PM »
Quote from: "Mvc9"
does it has to do with anything like saving it up to another drive ?!

as far as that goes i dont know...if you want you can ask for help in the support thread...probably get a quicker answer there...from someone with alot more experience than i

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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #7 on: Nov 13, 2009; 10:47 PM »
Looking at the error report it has the address of your hellgate as the E drive already and that it's a valid directory, so that all looks ok.

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Preflight checks
INI file = E:playableHellgateRevivalNewLauncher.ini

Hellgate path override = E:playableHellgate
Hellgate path detected/used = E:playableHellgate
Directory is valid.

I would take a guess that it's the wrong 1.2 patch as Pennywise1 mentioned, from the
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You don't seem to have the required .EXE files (game executables) from singleplayer patch 1.2
Just no guarantee..... ;)
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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #8 on: Nov 13, 2009; 10:54 PM »
just use the link i gave...it has worked for every single person i have given it to...if it does not work for you...well...you will be the first...and i will have nothing left to be able to help you...

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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #9 on: Nov 19, 2009; 10:15 AM »
I get similar errors with my attempt to get mods installed - Patch version (down to the final digit) matches exactly with what's displayed on the normal Hellgate menu.

Problem is, I think my Hellgate disc has been damaged. Last two times I attempted an install, it failed at a certain point. So I've been copying my Flagship Directory (which seems to work absolutely fine for Hellgate itself). That's going to make it difficult to re-patch, since it says I'm already up to date. Does anyone know how to deal with this?

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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #10 on: Nov 19, 2009; 10:53 AM »
This is a confirmed working version of the patch... http://www.hellgateaus.info/files/Patch_ ... 74.70.4256).exe

Even though the versions match, apparently there is another version that doesn't work.
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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #11 on: Nov 19, 2009; 01:47 PM »
Well, as I say, it's going to be difficult for me to repatch as I don't think I can get the disc to reinstall. I'll try it when I get home from work tonight - maybe a different version of the patch will apply to my already-patched install. We'll see I guess :)

Is the installer just md5sum-ing the EXE files? if so, I could probably try and extract them from the patch file you posted... not ideal, but then, I'm in a non-ideal situation already...

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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #12 on: Nov 19, 2009; 03:38 PM »
Quote from: "Gwmngilfen"
Is the installer just md5sum-ing the EXE files? if so, I could probably try and extract them from the patch file you posted... not ideal, but then, I'm in a non-ideal situation already...
Which patch installer? The Hgl patches replace the sp.exe, and ours doesn't touch the sp.exe at all.

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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #13 on: Nov 19, 2009; 03:52 PM »
What I mean is, does the Revival mod installer use some kind of checksum to determine if the SP EXE files are the ones from the 'approved' 1.2 Hellgate patch. If that's true, is it possible to extract the EXEs with the correct checksum and replace them in my installation....

All of this is, of course, horrendously hacky and prone to break things. I'm not going to go down this line until I've confirmed that my install disc is broken :)

EDIT to clarify: The fail is when attempting to load a mod, and the "Check files" Tools options provides logs which look suspiciously like checksums. Just got me thinking, that's all...

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Re: My 10 step tutorial on installing Revival SP Mods
« Reply #14 on: Nov 23, 2009; 10:21 AM »
I have updated my instructions in the first post to include newer links, you should have no problems if you follow them with the provided links.  The SP 1.2 patch the original post points to works fine I have used it myself numerous times.  Follow my 10 steps exactly and you should have no issues at all.  Unless of course your Hellgate CD is toasted...
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