From: Ontario, Canada
Well after about 7 installs and uninstalls I FINALLY figured it out! Now I am sure that this may not be the "official" way to install it but it worked for me and I am no computer expert, just a little OCD and won't quit before I try everything.
The trick for me and hopefully for others is after installing the Main Game, patch it with the "op_star_game_update_eng_v577" simply install it in the same Folder as the Vanilla Game, launch the game directly and check the version you have (upper right corner).
After, install the op_star_game_update_v580_eng_v2 again in the exact same folder as the Vanilla Game. Now more then likely this is where we had trouble as our game won't launch, simply install k43t_apos_patch_may12_eng_v3 next. Launch your game and you should see version 5.80 and May 12th on the upper right of the screen.
At one point but can't remember exactly at which patch: The Computer will tell you it needs to a re-start/reboot. Do so as this had never happened in previous installs.Once rebooted, launch the game.
Unzip k43t_apos_upd_dist_taran_rakit_may12_eng in a folder on your desktop (call it Panzer Star if you wish).
Launch the game and once in the game menu click on Update go to install and direct it to the Folder you just unzipped the patch too and choose desc.addpack file. You should see a small Clock box with an installation banner.
I was finally even able to install both add-ons (Summer 42 and Sokolovo 43) the exact same way as the last patch.
This is what you need to DL from Gamersgate, I did not install the other small patches as I finally had everything working and did not want to take any chances!!!
(form another thread)
Download following items:
(this is the actual patch that changes content of the game like mods)
(this updates the game engine to be compatible with the new patch - install first)
(this updates taranovka and rakitnoe maps: some changes and new look - optional, but recommended)
Good Luck and hopefully I did not forget a step in my very primitive and non-computer-expert explanation.
< Message edited by radic202 -- 6/22/2012 1:53:17 AM >