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_Balkans Theatre for Falcon 4______________

 

Introduction

Tired of the same old Korea theatre? Time for a change! The year was 2000 - and we all wanted a new theatre for Falcon 4. Thanks to a gazillion tools by Julian Onions, the leadership of a few and the tedious texture tiling of many, the Balkans "Powderkeg" theatre for Falcon 4 became reality.

Unfortunately, due to various issues (split development community, legal issues with the source code, licencing of Falcon to G2Interactive), support for the Balkans theatre waned and ceased after SuperPAK 3. Therefore, some additonal patching is needed to get it running under newer Falcon 4 releases.

This page is to support my HiTiles terrain textures and help my customers getting easy access to the Balkans theatre, so that they can enjoy the free Balkans HiTIles update made available spring 2005. Enjoy!

-Thomas "tom2" Wälti, HiTiles producer, Original Balkans tiling slave, SP series manual editor.

 

Balkans and SuperPAK 4.x (without BMS)

Make sure you have a working Falcon 4 SP4.x install. Then just run the Falcon4SP3BalkanTheater (available below) - ignore any errors during the installation process (one of the texture utilities used by this installer is outdated). Then launch Falcon, select the Theatre tab and switch to the Balkans theatre - enjoy!

Balkans and SuperPAK 4.x (with BMS 1.x or BMS 2.x)

Make sure you have a working Falcon 4 SP4.x install. Then run the Falcon4SP3BalkanTheater (available below) - ignore any errors during the installation process (one of the texture utilities used by this installer is outdated). Then run the SP3BalkansToSP4BMS converter (available below) to patch the theatre for BMS. Finally, launch Falcon, select the Theatre tab and switch to the Balkans theatre - enjoy!

Balkans and FreeFalcon

Make sure you have a working Falcon 4 FreeFalcon install. Then just run the Falcon4SP3BalkanTheater (available below) - ignore any errors during the installation process (one of the texture utilities used by this installer is outdated). Then run the "ALL-IN-1 Theater Patch" found in the /Utils subfolder, select the Balkans theatre checkbox and start the patching. Finally, launch Falcon, select the Theatre tab and switch to the Balkans theatre - enjoy!

 

Balkans HiTiles

I assume that you already bought and installed the original HiTiles. You can therefore get and download the free HiTiles Balkans upgrade. Run it once and it will install an archival copy of the HiTiles that will be available to all subsequent installs.

Now follow the directions above according to your current installation (I also assume that the original HiTiles are already installed). Once you have a running copy of the Balkans theatre ready, you can add the Balkans HiTiles as icing on the cake... For this, just get and run the HiTiles2Falcon4Balkans.exe available below. Have fun!

 

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