From: Stratford, Connecticut
Yes: Please see the "Fresh Install" post directly below yours.
FYI: there is a readme file(s) -- in both pdf and MS word w/the same info -- that is placed in the UV folder after you unzip the patch and then double-click its folder. The file describes what's fixed for versions 2.5, 2.4222 (?) and 2.41.
It also says the following: "Please delete uv.prfs file, before applying patch".
I have no idea what that means -- does anyone else? I don't even know what a prfs extention is!
However, after a fresh install -- 2.5 directly on 2.0 w/no other patches applied, I've played through 4 scenarios of various lengths -- Coral sea, Green Hell, 4 Weeks of Hell, Turning Tide -- as the Allies and have not experienced any of the problems I had when I patched on top of 2.3. In fact, I haven't really had any problems at all, except when I was beaten by the AI-- Jap marginal victory -- in the 4 weeks game!
After looking at the readme files for 2.5, you would think you should patch over 2.3 despite 2.5 being a comprehensive patch. One word: don't.