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#1 Jason_Williams

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 18:54

Attention Pilots,

1.019 is coming in the near future and it is a big update. AS A PRECAUTION WE HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR 1.018 ROF FOLDER. Save it to some other storage media like an external hard drive or a flash drive or even the same internal hard-disk and just rename it.

As I learned during a recent hard drive failure you can never have enough copies of your favorite stuff.

We suggest this only because this is a big update and sometimes the update download doesn't work as planned due to internet hiccup or something and we don't want you to get upset if your only 1.018 install gets corrupted. Yes, we have a Recovery feature, but a simple backup is even easier.

Just copy the whole ROF folder with all your skins and missions etc. and save it until you have 1.019 safely updated and working as designed.

Jason and the ROF Team
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#2 FlyingShark

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 18:59

Thanks for the heads up.

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#3 ST_Agent86

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 19:01

Great advice !
I recently had a system crash and lost all data. Purchased a 1T ext drive and did a complete sys backup.
Adding an ROF 1.018 backup now! :D :S!:
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#4 159th_Jester

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 19:46

Thanks for the advice, Jason.


How did the recovery on your failed HDD go? Hope they managed to save most of your diles.
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#5 MP_CDN

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 19:57

really good idea! It is good to see the DEV looking out for us.
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#6 ThomasH

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 20:13

Copied RoF to my second HD, I'm all rock & roll… :x
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#7 Elem_Klimov

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 20:25

Thanks for the tip off Jason :S!:
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#8 Mogster

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 20:35

Makes sense, done.
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#9 NewGuy_

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 20:36

bump
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#10 SYN_Mike77

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 20:40

backed up to external HD
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#11 NewGuy_

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 20:43

Son of Bump
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#12 NewGuy_

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 20:44

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#13 CaptBackasswards

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 20:47

Bumpidy bump.
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#14 JamesMcCudden

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 20:53

Thanks Jason :S!:
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#15 Jason_Williams

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 21:00

I got most of my files back after 2 weeks in the shop. Was not pretty.

Tell your friends to back ROF up just in case. Better safe than sorry guys. :x

Jason
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#16 Rivet

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 21:30

All done. Thanks for the heads up Jason :S!:
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#17 Millst0ne

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 21:56

If you have a disc, instead of backing up the ROF files, Can you simply re install ROF from the disc in the event of failure during the download?
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#18 ImPeRaToR

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 21:57

Yes but if it's an old disc you will have to download tons of updates, so making a current backup is way faster and causes less traffic.
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#19 Millst0ne

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 22:10

Yes but if it's an old disc you will have to download tons of updates, so making a current backup is way faster and causes less traffic.


????
Huh? My disc is 1.013. When I recently did a re-install I only had to update once (1.018) :?
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#20 Pip2

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 22:11

Cant seem to find My rise of flight folder….. Oh no…… Ill just reinstall the disk and/or do recovery if it fails :D
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#21 ImPeRaToR

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 22:25

Yes but if it's an old disc you will have to download tons of updates, so making a current backup is way faster and causes less traffic.


????
Huh? My disc is 1.013. When I recently did a re-install I only had to update once (1.018) :?


Yes but it will still have to download everything that was changed since. Since it's a clever system it will skip all the previous changes that were changed again, i.e. only download the most recent versions of each file, but it will still take longer than updating from for example 1.017 to 1.018.
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#22 Millst0ne

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 22:30

Yes but if it's an old disc you will have to download tons of updates, so making a current backup is way faster and causes less traffic.


????
Huh? My disc is 1.013. When I recently did a re-install I only had to update once (1.018) :?


Yes but it will still have to download everything that was changed since. Since it's a clever system it will skip all the previous changes that were changed again, i.e. only download the most recent versions of each file, but it will still take longer than updating from for example 1.017 to 1.018.

Rgr! Thanks Imp! That said, I'll take my chances with failure. I'm getting a new PC soon anyway :x :S!:
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#23 Jason_Williams

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 22:55

Cant seem to find My rise of flight folder….. Oh no…… Ill just reinstall the disk and/or do recovery if it fails :D

Just look at the properties of your ROF shortcut to see what folder it points to. Easy.

An update from 1.013 on the disk to 1.019 will be a big download. Better to back up 1.018.

Jason
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#24 Seany

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 00:03

Thanks for the tip, all backed up and ready for the patch!
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#25 kirock777

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 00:49

Rgr! Thanks Imp! That said, I'll take my chances with failure. I'm getting a new PC soon anyway :x :S!:

Good for you, Andrew!!!!!
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#26 klynn55

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:09

Ok………I'm going to ask a stupid question here. Where do I find the 1.018 folder to back it up? I downloaded the game online and have no disks, I assume everything is up to date with the updates, but, I'm not sure about that. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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#27 O_Taipan

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:29

Right click then properties on the rise of flight shortcut and you'll find the path in there.


As for backups, I backup every update and clear the tracks out. Then I can still watch my old tracks on the old versions
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#28 Retro-Burn

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:36

me too
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#29 sleipnir1981

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 02:15

Ready to rock'n'roll… Bring it on!
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#30 Stickgrip

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 03:01

I'm not so attach to 1.018. So I will go for the 1.019.
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#31 Dutch2

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:52

AND DO NOT MAKE A COMPRESSION, LIKE .ZIP FROM YOUR BACKUP, JUST 1:1 COPY PASTE. If your compression failed without notification, like I had, your files are lost. Believe me no .ZIP repair software [used 5 on that] can bring this back to life.

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#32 von_Semmel

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:00

Thx
Ill do that
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#33 J.j.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:03

Well, this announcement is a little prematured, no?
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#34 Tactician93612

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:21

Super info!!! I learned that backing up data is always #1! =)
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#35 CAFulcrum

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 14:01

Uh, how big will the update be?

Backing up the whole program folder though, just to be safe.
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#36 roberbega

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 16:03

thanks from the basque country
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#37 Jason_Williams

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 18:40

Gonna be at least a couple hundred MBs maybe more. I need to get a final count.

Jason
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#38 Stick-95

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 19:08

Looking forward to it!

Stick
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#39 DidNotFinish

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 19:39

Gonna be at least a couple hundred MBs maybe more. I need to get a final count.

Jason

Better hurry seeing as it's coming tomorrow. :P Haha, I hope!!!
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#40 FokkerH

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 20:48

when release???. Thanks
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