COMPLETE Guide to Installing America's Army 2.7 63 replies

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#11 13 years ago

So you need 2.6 to play?




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#12 13 years ago

No, 2.7 is a full download. They decided not to release a 2.6 --> 2.7 patch, so you will have to download 2.7 and delete your 2.6 before installing.




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#13 13 years ago

So you need to make the AA folder yourself?




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#14 13 years ago

Possibly, would be best for you L_E_O

To make AA folder:

1. Go to, C:\Program files\

2. Then add new folder called: America's Army

3. Now you should have a EMPTY folder located at: C:\Program files\America's Army\

4. Now use 'BumFluff's' method using the C:\Program files\America's Army\ new folder you made, as the 'old 2.6 folder' bumfluff describes.

Hope that's simple enough for you ;)




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#15 13 years ago

sorry for double post but they are not related,

anyone know if bumfluff's method actually works, because every other website i've looked at says i must completely uninstall and manually delete all AA 2.6 files, whereas bumfluff just says you need to overwrite files.

Overwriting will leave some files that are in 2.6 but not in 2.7 meaning there will be some 2.6 files that will cause problems with 2.7?

Just want to know if anyone has been successful with the instructions posted here?




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#16 13 years ago

This guide will explain EXACTLY how to install and get started on AA 2.7, even if you didn't have AA 2.6.

Lets get started:

AA 2.7 Installation with 2 parts from filefront: 1) You should have 2 WinRar files, so make sure you have WinRar...you can download a 40 day free trial from download.com, click here to download 40 day free trial

2) Right click part 1 and choose 'Extract files to...' 3) Locate your 2.6 AA folder: C:\Program files\America's Army\

** NOTE ** If you did not have America's Army 2.6 you MUST create a new folder in C:\Program Files\ called EXACTLY:

America's Army

Once you have made this folder carry on with these processes: 4) Choose 'Extract'. The whole extraction process should take about 3-5 minutes for part 1. 5) Once it has finished extracting to the correct folder the dialogue box will close, nothing will happen, don't worry this is good news! 6) Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 for part 2 of your download, again nothing will happen once part 2 has finished extracting. 7) [COLOR=RED]IMPORTANT!!![/COLOR] GO TO C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA'S ARMY\SYSTEM, or in other words your America's Army system folder. There is a file in there called User.ini, DELETE IT! If you do not delete it, no vehicles for you! 8) Now go to where you start AA from (Desktop/QuickLaunch shortcut)

** NOTE ** If you didn't have America's Army 2.6 you will not have a shortcut to AA, don't worry, simple to make one! Go to C:\Program files\America's Army\System and find a executable file called ArmyOps.exe (Should have the America's Army symbol as the icon). Simply drag this file onto your desktop for a shortcut. 9) A (new) loading screen should appear, says something like 'The official US Army game, America's Army' 10) New version, bigger game, longer load folks! Leave it for a while, first time loading always the longest (or always seems like it is anyway!) 11) Short video clip should play and then you will be directed to where to log in, 2.7 is COMPLETELY different to 2.6 but it is very self explanatory so i'll leave you to work out how to load your account...However if nothing seems to happen, and it says Loading Account for over 30 seconds - 1 minute, minimize AA and check your firewall/antivirus program hasn't blocked America's Army from accessing the internet. There will probably be a little box asking you if you want to allow AA to access the internet, you must ACCEPT / ALLOW / YESSS!!! ** NOTE ** New America's Army users go to http://login.americasarmy.com to make a new account, you can then login with this account you make.

12) Once you're logged in, change the filter of the servers to GameSpy in the 'Settings' section, find a server with your desired map and PLAY!!! Hope this little guide helps you guys, if not try going to Bumfluffs guide, not quite as detailed, however maybe you pick something up from him :nodding:

** Disclaimer note ** In no way am i responsible for errors during installation this guide works perfectly if followed correctly, however if you find an error whilst installing check again, update all your software that you are using and CHECK THE MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR 2.7 THEY ARE DIFFERENT TO 2.6!

System Requirements (click to view)




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#17 13 years ago

I will merge this with the stickied thread and rename that thread.




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#18 13 years ago

would be easier for people to follow if my post was at the top of a topic rather than half way down, or even at the bottom...could make another sticky or move my 'post' up to be with bumfluff's




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#19 13 years ago

Hopefully people are aware of the invention called scrolling;)




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#20 13 years ago

lol ok ....... up to you :)