FiF 2 Patch Installation
you do not follow these simple instructions you will have
difficulties. If you have difficulties, realize that the simple
solution is to read and follow the instructions step by step. There is nothing wrong with the
patches. They have been tested extensively.
You will need a copy of Red Baron
3D by Sierra/Dynamix. If you do not have a copy, post a request on the
and request a copy be sent to you or visit this link to download the
multi-player portion of the game.
If after following these instructions, you need
further help installing the Red Baron 3D
game or the FiF2 patch, simply register and post on the FiF2 forum found
on this site.
will first need a separate, clean and unmodified working copy of Red
Baron 3D with required upgrades available in the Red Baron First Aid
Difficulties typically begin to arise when pilots don't
begin with a clean, new and unmodified install of the game.
will also need a free program called Winzip
to 'unzip' the files into the appropriate folders.
Once you have a 'clean' working copy of the
game installed, simply download each file and unzip them into the
directory specified on the appropriate download page for
the campaign of interest to you.
you want to play in certain campaigns, such as the realistic Flanders in
Flames (FiF2), it is necessary to add campaign specific patches.
Learning to create multiple installs of the game will assist you in
patching the game for specific campaigns as well as reinstalling an
operational and functional basic copy of the game quickly and easily.
is an easy step by step instruction on how to create your multiple
installs of the game:
you are just beginning, you may want to learn to do this a little bit
later. Just get one copy of the game up and running with the above
patches; skip this.
by Step Instructions for Multiple Installs of Red Baron:
print out and follow these instructions exactly for success.
Click on "My Computer" and navigate to the Red Baron folder.
You will find it at C:/Sierra/RedBaron3D.
Rename the currently installed version of the game to C:/Sierra/OldRedBaron3D.
Now install another new clean copy of RB. It will create a new copy
of the game in a folder located at C:/Sierra/RedBaron3D.
Copy the "RedBaron3D folder of the version you just finished
installing in step #2. You'll find it at C:/Sierra/RedBaron3D.
Paste the copy of the RedBaron3D folder into C:/Sierra, right next to your
new install. It should automatically rename itself "Copy of
RedBaron3D". HINT: This is how you can make multiple installs
of the game.
You did it! Just a few important things left to do:
Rename "Copy of RedBaron3D" to "CleanRedBaron3D".
You will use this version to "copy" and "paste" other
installs of the game so you can play various types of campaigns using
various customized patches in the future.
Download and unzip the Red
Baron First Aid Kit into the
Run First Aid Kit (installs 1078 patch and XP fix etc as required).
NOTE: It is recommended that you select Direct Draw during the
You will always need to install the First Aid Kit into any
"install" of the game before you can access online servers etc.
Download and install your patches for FiF2 campaign you are going to fly
(be sure to install the .ini file on the downloads page in order to see
to campaigns page
After you have downloaded and installed the required FiF patches, rename
C:/Sierra/RedBaron3D to C:/Sierra/XXXRedBaron3D, where XXX are letters
representing the patches or campaign it contains (like FiF2RedBaron3D for
Flanders in Flames 2 install) or campaign.
Create a shortcut of the MMP.exe file residing in C:/Sierra/XXXRedBaron3D
and save it to your desktop (name it XXXRedBaron3D). Make sure it
points to the correct .exe file in XXXRedBaron3D by right clicking on the
shortcut and checking the path listed under properties.
various installs after installing and patching:
XXXRedBaron3D by double clicking the shortcut of preference that you made
above in Section 1, step 11.
the game asks you to insert the CD to start the game, simply double click
the upper right iron cross 6 times and the game will start.
the Preferences Tab
"Custom" under the aircraft textures heading.
entering an online FiF server (they are sometimes password protected) you will need to click on the "Change
Aircraft" button. If you have joined a unit that uses a
particular unit color scheme, enter the correct squadron number where it
us if you are having difficulty with these instructions or have any
suggestions on how to make them better.
to create additional copies of Red Baron 3D:
you need to have completed the steps in Section 1, steps 1-6, to proceed
to your "CleanRedBaron3D" copy. Remember, you'll find it
click on the CleanRedBaron3D folder, and paste it in right next to itself
(it should rename itself automatically to "Copy of
rename C:/Sierra/Copy of CleanRedBaron3D to C:/Sierra/RedBaron3D.
simply begin at step #7 in Section I and follow the rest of the
directions step by step.
Remember that if you get the
"No CD" error message when trying to start the game, simply
click on the upper right hand corner iron cross six times (yea I say
unto thee, not seven, but six and surely not five, but six times thou
shall click the icon) and the game will start right up without the CD.