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Old 01-23-2018, 01:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation 1.5.8 and 2.2.0 to 2.5 transition Discussion

Gentlemen, here is some explanations how your current 1.5 (and/or 2.2) will be converted to 2.5, please take a look the attached diagram. Transition will be made in 2 stages:

Stage 1
: 2.5.0 Open Beta. The 1.5.8 Open Beta will be updated to the 2.5.0 Open Beta. The updater will check for 2.2.0 (Open Alpha) and add necessary modules from 2.2.0 to 2.5.0 to avoid unnecessary downloads.

The 2.2.0 Open Alpha and 1.5.8 Release will remain at this stage so you can continue to play online with those still using 1.5.8 or 1.2.2.

Over the next one to two weeks, we will be carefully monitoring 2.5.0 Open Beta reports in order to move to Stage 2.

Stage 2: 2.5.0 Release. The 1.5.8 Release version will be updated to the 2.5.0 Release version. You will be prompted before updating to 2.5.0, and you will have an option to save a 1.5.8 Final version to a separate directory.

The 2.2.0 Open Alpha will no longer be supported. The 2.2.0 Open Alpha will be updated to the 2.5.0 Release version.

Modules from 2.2.0 Open Alpha (or 2.5.0 Open Beta - see Stage 1) will be used during the 2.5.0 Release installation, after which, version 2.2.0 will be uninstalled after prompting you.

The 2.2.0 Open Alpha will no longer be supported. If you only have the 2.2.0 Open Alpha, the updater will suggest that you download the 2.5.0 installer - it will then install the 2.5.0 Release version and remove the 2.2.0 Open Alpha.

Home Folders (Saved Games\DCS) will remain in the same location (Saved Games\DCS and Saved Games\DCS.openbeta). New Saved Games\DCS.release_1_5 will be created for the 1.5.8 Final version and all its content will be copied into it from Saved Games\DCS. We also strongly suggest that you remove the Saved Games\DCS\Config\options.lua file and set up your graphics settings from scratch, given the significant differences between 1.5.8 and 2.5.0.

Old Caucasus will be updated to new one automatically.

Activations. All activation keys are saved in the Windows Registry and NO additional activation will be required.

1.5.8 Final version installer will be available on DCS site.

Transition planned in January 2018.
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:19 PM   #2
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This is really coming, great! Could we have an estimation about what remain to download, I mean the file size?
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:21 PM   #3
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Aaarrrggghhhh. I just uninstalled my 1.5.8 OB to make way for 2.5 and for more disk space!! I should have realised the OB would be first to change. Ahh, well, what’s another couple of weeks?
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Could we have an estimation about what remain to download, I mean the file size?
Of course, as usual you can see in in Updater window.
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:34 PM   #5
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so if i just have 2.2 installed,
should i deactivate the modules?
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:37 PM   #6
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No. In any stage you shouldn't deactivate modules. All activation saved in Windows Registry and NO additional activation needed.
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:47 PM   #7
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is there a way to force update? nothing is happening for me.
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is there a way to force update? nothing is happening for me.
not released yet
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Can we update from release to 2.5 openbeta trough cmd (dcs_updater.exe update @openbeta)?
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Great explanation, cant wait for the release
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