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Installing patches and DLC's
Posted by Andreas - on 09 November 2012 12:46 PM

This game got notorious problems with patching and adding DLC's. We have really tried to get a better solution from the developers, but they dont seem to see the same problem we do, and as you as a customer most likely do.

Here is a step-by-step found and provided by a customer(THANK YOU czar1111):



czar1111's guide to installing, patching and adding DLC to

ACHTUNG PANZER: OPERATION STAR as available on Gamer's Gate November 2012

under the WINDOWS 7 operating system.

*Note: this is what worked for me after several failed attempts.There 
may be other ways to do this?

It is VERY IMPORTANT to read these instructions carefully before you start.

Firstly, Achtung Panzer: Operation Star SHOULD NOT be installed in the 
default folder that the Gamers Gate Installer attempts to install it in!

If you have already installed the game and it is in either C:\Program 
Files orC:\Program Files (x86) then this is WRONG and PATCHES WILL NOT 
WORK.I don't know why.

If the game has installed here you need to completely uninstall it.

Use the Uninstaller in the Start Menu then go to the Control Panel > 
Programs and Features and use the Uninstall option there.Then just for 
good measure – go to the C:\ drive yourself and make sure all the 
folders are deleted.

This simply eliminates any further confusion about which folder the game 
is installed in.

Installing

1/ When the Gamers Gate installer begins and prompts you for the folder 
to install the game in DO NOT ALLOW THE GAME TO INSTALL IN THE DEFAULT 
FOLDER!

If you allow the game to install itself it will install in “C:\Program 
Files (x86)” and for some reason this does not work properly.The game 
will run unpatched – but then you will not be able to patch it.

My suggestion is to put it in a new folder like C:\Graviteam\Achtung 
Panzer Operation Star

Then Install.

When you start the game and get to the main menu look to the top right 
of the screen and you should see the version installed “version 5.75 (1379)”

2/ Next step is to download BUT NOT RUN!!! the two patch files you need.

You need both files to patch successfully and they need to have the 
correct file extensions for this to work.

Download the files

k43t_apos_patch_aug12_eng 
<http://patches.gamersgate.com/DD-APOS/k43t_apos_patch_aug12_eng.zip>

op_star_game_update_v581_eng 
<http://patches.gamersgate.com/DD-APOS/op_star_game_update_v581_eng.exe>

from Gamers Gate

3/ Now you need to change the file extension on 
“k43t_apos_patch_aug12_eng” to “k43t_apos_patch_aug12_eng.gt2extension”

In Windows 7 put this file in a folder and then “ORGANIZE” this folder's 
contents.

Select “Folder and Search options”

Select the “view” tab

UNCHECK “hide extensions for known file types”

APPLY

OK

Now you can see the file is “k43t_apos_patch_aug12_eng.zip” and you can 
rename it to

“k43t_apos_patch_aug12_eng.gt2extension” and remember where the file is 
or drop it on the Desktop (you will need it soon)

4/ Updating.

Double Click (or whatever you do) run the 
“op_star_game_update_v581_eng.exe” file.

It will run and ask where to install? (Destination Folder)

Put it where you installed the game.

“C:\Graviteam\Achtung Panzer Operation Star” in my case (from step 1)

It will run and then the Installer window will pop up.

Now you need to Click on “Install” and find the file 
“k43t_apos_patch_aug12_eng.gt2extension”

REMEMBER to change the file type next to the “File name” window to 
“Addons (packed)*.gt2extension” or you wont be able to find the file!

A clock will appear while it is being installed then you will end up 
back at the installer window...

Click “Save and Play”

When you get to the main menu look to the top right of the screen and 
you should see the version installed “version 5.81 (1980) Update: aug.12”

If you mouse over this text it should highlight and if you click on it 
you will get the installer window pop up – it should show:

“Game update version 3.09”

Well done if you got that far! Achievement Unlocked! “Master Updater!”

5/ Installing the Map Update

NOTE THIS FILE IS OPTIONAL (but if you got this far... why the hell not?)

Download the file “k43t_apos_upd_dist_taran_rakit_may12_eng.exe” from 
Gamers Gate.

Create a folder on the desktop so you will know where to find things!

This is a self extracting exe file – just to keep everyone on their toes!

Double Click on the file to extract it to the folder you just created.

Start the game and at the main menu DO NOT SELECT THE UPDATE OPTION

(apparently this causes problems...???)

Look to the top right of the screen and you should see the version 
installed “version 5.81 (1980) Update: aug.12”

If you mouse over this text it should highlight and if you click on it 
you will get the installer window pop up – it should show:

“Game update version 3.09”

Now you need to Click on “Install” and find the folder you just unzipped 
everything to and find the folder called “CORE”

REMEMBER to change the file type next to the “File name” window to 
“Addons*.addpack” or you wont be able to find the file!

Find the file “desc.addpack” and open that.

It will install.

When finished you will get back to the installer window which will now show:

“Game update version 3.09”

“District update version 1.03”

Save and Play.

Really well done! Achievements Unlocked! “Pitfall Avoider!” and 
“Graviteam beater-er!”

6/ Installing DLC

If you got this far – you probably can do the rest yourself.But, just in 
case:

Create new folders for each update where you can find them (on the desktop)

Download the update and unzip the files to the new folders.

Look to the top right of the screen and you should see the version 
installed “version 5.81 (1980) Update: aug.12”

If you mouse over this text it should highlight and if you click on it 
you will get the installer window pop up – it should show:

“Game update version 3.09”

Now you need to Click on “Install” and find the folder you just unzipped 
everything to and find the folder called “CORE”

REMEMBER to change the file type next to the “File name” window to 
“Addons*.addpack” or you wont be able to find the file!

Find the file “desc.addpack” and open that.

It will install then click Save and Play.

As at 9^th Nov 2012 the updates are

Engine: 5.81 version(1980)
Game update: 3.09 version
District update: 1.03 version
Addon Sokolovo 1943: 1.07 version
Addon Blau 1942: 1.09 version
Addon Krasnaya Polyana 1943: 1.01 version

I would like to thank TXEMA from the Graviteam forums for the thread here

http://graviteam.com/forum/index.php?topic=10884.0 which helped me find 
all the issues and eventually get the game running!

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