Installation FAQ for NOLF 1.006
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Game installation:
Install Nolf v1.001 from CD
Install Nolf v1.004 GOTY from CD
  
Needed unofficial updates:
Update to 1.006 - Modernizer
Custom Map Pack
Known Issues:
Invalid Cshell.dll File
NolfRevival version will not work online
NolfRevival version will not load 1.006 - Modernizer
Nolf will not run in windows 10
Nolf couldn't set D3D Emulation mode
Nolf keeps showing graphical errors (flickering)

 

 

 

 

 

Install Nolf 1.001
Install Nolf 1.001
If you have this cover, then you're the "lucky" owner of a 1.001 version of the game. First of all... a common advice when installing a older game on a newer operating sytstem such as Windows 10, is to avoid installing it into the Program Files directory or the 'C: drive' if you have a second option such as 'drive D:'. These areas may be more protected from older "Unknown" game coding and may prevent them from running at all. Microsoft does not seem to care all that much for older games.

 

 

You may run into several problems when installing this version when using windows 7, 8 or 10 due to a old and unsupported windows 98 16bit installer.
The "work around" method for this is a 32bit NSIS installers made by BuckoA51.

 

 

  Install_NOLF.zip

 

 

This installer will allow you to install the game from cd
(I lost my first edition of NOLF and have not tried installing with this program myself)

 

After downloading, unzip the installer and run it: Insert nolf cd1 and hit Agree

 

 

You can choose if you want the installer to create a desktop shortcut here then hit Next

 

 

Click Browse if you want to choose a different install location, hit Next

 

 

Installer will create a start menu folder,hit Next

 

 

Then installation is running and you will have to swap to cd2 when the installer asks for it
This is as far as I got since I don't have the earlier versions of the game anymore

 

 

 

After the installer completes, you'll need to update to v1.003
Update from v1.001 to v1.003
This installer have the same problem as the game installer, so another "Work around" was deviced.

 

 

  Install-NOLFUpdate003.exe

 

 

This installer contains the update in English, French, German, Spanish and Swedish language
THis installer will search for nolf.exe and find the game folder by its own (tested)
Here we go again, click I Agree to begin

 

 

My nolf installation is located on G:\NOLF, so that is correct.

 

 

And we're installing the update

 

 

Done

 

 

I fooled the installer a litte and extracted the update to a different folder to see what it unpacked
Files are the original english nolf 1.003 update and the other languages are located in folders
To install these copy everything in the desired folder and paste the files inside the nolf base folder to replace

 

The guy who made the installer forgot to remove a few files it seems. NoOneLivesForever-patch1.nsi is the actual installer script, it doesn't add anything it shouldn't add
All the files that are red can safely be removed

 

 

The installer is complete, v1.004 next...

 

Update from v1.003 to v1.004 (Game of the year edition)

 

Tired of updating yet? don't worry. We'll get there

 

The official update actually work with newer versions of windows, so no problems here

 

 

  nolf_1003to1004.exe

 

 

Download and run the update and click Ok

 

 

And we're installing

 

 

Since I don't have a older version of the game anymore, I cannot complete this installation, but it should just install and be done

 

Test the game

 

At this point I highly doubt that you will ever be able to run the game from cd, so a no cd patch is the next step

 

 

  Nolf_1004_english_No-CD.zip

 

 

Download and extract the file called nolf.exe. Then copy this file into the nolf base folder and replace the one that is there.

 

 

Do a test run and see if it works!.

 

Installing GOTY maps and Official Map Packs

 

First of all, lets download the GOTY Map Pack...

 

 

  NOLFGOTY.zip

 

 

Unzip this file and place NOLFGOTY.REZ inside the Custom folder in nolf's base folder,
if there is no existing folder called Custom, create it
This package contains the 2 previously released official map packs as well as the GOTY maps

 

This is it, you are done with installing and every official update!

 

Loading GOTY / Offical Map pack

 

Everything you put in the Custom Folder needs to be loaded into the game
Start the game launcher.

 

Click Advanced

 

 

Click the Customize button

 

 

Double click NOLFGOTY.rez to make it show up the the other windows as well.
You should also check the Always load these rez file checkbox

 

 

The game should now run all Game of the year content

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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