I've been playing SFC3 for a while now (mostly on the singleplayer story and MP with friends) and I have recently started a game of Federation Conquest.
My question is how do you gain ranks in the Conquest campaigns? I'm tired of being listed as a Lieutenant when I have far more prestiege than all the AI captains. Since Command doesn't send you on any 'vital' missions, is it even possile to reach higher ranks?
It's possible, but it takes a while to get promoted.
Have you installed the Build 500 and Build 531 patches?
No, I haven't installed any patches or builds, except the DirectX 9 fix.
You'll need to download at least the Build 500 patch. It has the fix for the promotions. It also has the DirectX 9.0b fix incorporated. You will need to un-install SFCIII completely, and delete the folder that's left after un-install is done. Then you must have a fresh install of the game before you install the Build 500 patch. There is also a Build 531 patch that have fixes for other bugs, but if you decide to use it, it must be inatalled AFTER you have installed the Build 500 patch.
Thanks, I'll try that.