Hello everyone. I posted this same message on the old message board, but figured I'd better do it here also since everything will be shifting over here soon...
Where do I begin? Just want to say thank you for keeping this great sim alive. I was able to get the PURE application working okay, but I'm having trouble with SP 9.4 and MiniPro Platinum. I'll just ask about Mini Pro for now.
From the beginning. After purchasing my download pass, I received an email from GK which included a download link. I went to the download site in the email, and there were files available for SP 9.4 and MiniPro Platinum. I downloaded all of them. There were three files available for MiniPro, one application and two RAR files, named 1, 2 and 3 respectively. I noticed the #1 file (the application) and the #2 file (an RAR file) were exactly the same size. Anyway, I ran the #1 file and pointed to "E:\usaf minipro platinum" (this is the only thing on this drive). Everything seemed to go well, even though I noticed during the install everything was in German. The install created the Jane's Combat Simulations folder, and everything that goes with it. Another thing I noticed is that there were alot of applications loaded into E:\usaf minipro platinum\Jane's Combat Simulations. I continued with the #2 file, and extracted it to the same directory, but it asked if I wanted to overwrite files. I said yes since it appeared to be identical to the #1 installation file. After that I extracted the #3 file to the same directory. After that finished I copied the entire Terrain folder into "E:\usaf minipro platinum\Jane's Combat Simulations\Resource". Then I right clicked on "E:\usaf minipro platinum\Jane's Combat Simulations\USAF Mini Pro PLATINUM.exe" and created a shortcut on the desktop. When I clicked on the shortcut, a box popped up with the following message:
MiniPro Tools V4.5.0
System Error &H8007007E (-2147024770). The specified module could not be found.
I've seen references to a Mini Pro Launcher and Mini Pro Pilot Editor, but can't find those anywhere. But I think there's other things I need to get right before I worry about those. Update, I did find some Mini Pro tools to download on the new website, but I don't have a download button showing up.
Whew...okay, I'm done...any help would be greatly appreciated