From: North Carolina
It is that time of year again.
WITP-AE is on Holiday sale right now. That means there may be some new players
showing up very soon asking many questions. Last season it was hard to keep
Ahead of the install questions on the forum. This is my preemptive strike.
Just my personal take on the install process I use.
First, new players, welcome to the game.
This game has been out for over ten years and it is still the “Queen of the Pacific”
But... be advised, this game is old and cranky like me. It has not been updated out of the box ever.
It needs some modifications to run right and getting it there takes some skill and patience.
When you try to run it “out of the box” you are in the old WITP-AE 2009 game universe
and not the modern computer universe; but you are not without resources.
This forum is here to help. Use it! There are many threads on this if you search for them.
As for me, in this thread I will describe how I would install the game.
In fact, this is exactly how I did installed the game when I set up my new Windows 10
Computer about 3 years ago.
To begin, I Install the Base Game on my computer. I’ve never had to turn off Virus Scan
or other background programs on my system first; but computer programs vary.
I have a Disk but you can install it as a download or from a disk it you have one.
I do not change any options at this stage unless I absolutely have to, I just let the game
Install where it wants and how it wants.
When the Base Game is installed it places a shortcut on my desktop that points to a
different execute from the one that really runs the game. It is pointing to an execute called autorun.exe
which was good in 2009 but not up to date anymore.
At this point I don’t click on that shortcut to open the game; I just let it sit there on my Desktop
because I know it is not ready to run the game the way I want out of the box.
Next, I go to the Product Page (Link Below) and find the Download for the Official Update.
About mid way down under download ……..[PC] Update v1.01.26a.
On the forum we generally call it the 1126a or just the 26a.
This is the update that I install first and foremost. It is comprehensive in that it incorporates
All the previous updates in one package. There is a Beta Patch and I’ll get to it later…..
I install the Beta Patch after I have installed the 1126a, I’m superstitious, this game will
make you superstitious if you play it long enough.
So, I download the 26a update and follow all the instructions to install it on my computer.
I don’t change any options, unless I have to, I just let it update the game.
After the update install I go back to the desktop shortcut but I don’t click on it to open
the game, I just let it sit there on my desktop and be a road map to the game folder.
Now, in Windows 10 the shortcut will lead me to the folder where the game is installed
and if I right click on the shortcut and choose the drop down: “Open File Location” it
will take me to the main game folder.
When I get to the game folder I minimize it and then…..
I Delete the shortcut on my desktop.
Then, I maximize the main game folder and look for and find the real game execute.
(War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe) (Picture below)
I Right click on it and from the drop down I create a new shortcut
for my desktop that points to it.
Once this new shortcut is on my desktop I have completed PART 1 of the install.
I Don’t click on the shortcut to open the game, I just let it sit there on my desktop.
If I open the game at this point it will run but I know I won’t be real happy with
how the game runs and I want to be real happy.
In another post below (Part 2) I’ll show you what I do next.
< Message edited by Trugrit -- 11/27/2020 12:23:15 PM >