Sierra's Red Baron 3D WWI flight simulation is available as a free download. The download from Sierra is currently in German only and for the original Red Baron II version of the game. Once you have the game installed you can then download a free upgrade and automatically convert to the full Red Baron 3D version of the game from Sierra in English.
The installation of Red Baron 3D will require the following downloads:
Red Baron II (268 MB)
Red Baron 3D Super Patch (11.3 MB)
Red Baron II/3D Patch (127 MB)
The Red Baron II/3D Patch includes updated graphics files for Red Baron 3D, such as detailed planes, objects, and terrain.
Download and install Red Baron II, the Red Baron Super Patch, and the Red Baron II/3D Patch, in the order that they appear. If you are using Windows XP you will also need the sound patch which is included in the Red Baron 3D First Aid Kit:
Red Baron 3D First Aid Kit (2.34 MB)
For more detailed installation instructions please read on.
|Red Baron II Installation
The original Red Baron II comes in a compressed file called rb2_DE.zip. To download the original Red Baron II Click here: Red Baron II
To install Red Baron II create a file folder and extract the contents of the rb2_DE.zip file into the folder that you created. For this example I will be using a file folder named "RBII" in the Program Files directory.
Once you have extracted the contents of the rb2_DE.zip file into the file folder that you created, run the SETUP.EXE file. When you run the setup.exe file installation will begin and you will hear the sound of an engine starting. Then, you will see a screen that looks like this:
Click "Yes" to confirm that you heard the sound and the installation will continue. You will then see a screen that looks like this:
Click on "Weiter" to continue the installation ("Weiter" is German for "Further", or in the context of the installation, "Continue").
Once you have confirmed that you want to continue the installation you will see a screen that looks like this:
Select "GroÃŸe Installation" and click "Weiter" to continue ("GroÃŸe" is German for "Large"). Once you have confirmed that you would like the large installation by clicking "Weiter" you will then see a screen that looks like this:
This screen is to confirm the folder that you want the program to be installed in. The default is C:\SIERRA\RedBaronII. This is the folder where you will want to install the program. Select "Weiter" to continue.
Once you have selected "Weiter" (above) the Red Baron II setup program will begin the installation routine. This will take several minutes. While Red Baron II is being installed you will see a screen that looks like this:
When the installation routine is complete you will see a screen that looks like this:
Select "OK" to confirm installation of the "Indeo Video Interactive" program. The "Indeo Video Interactive" program is required to play the video within the Red Baron II game.
Once you have installed the "Indeo Video Interactive" program you will see a screen that looks like this:
This part of the installation routine is asking if you would like to bookmark the Sierra web site in your internet browser. It is recommended that you do not bookmark the site as the address has changed. Select "KEINE Lesezeichen einrichten" for no bookmarks.
Now that you have confirmed that you do not want to bookmark the Sierra web site you will see a screen that looks like this:
You have successfully installed Red Baron II. Select "Beenden" to exit the installation program. You may now delete the folder that you created and unzipped the contents of the rb2_DE.zip file into (in my example, it is the "RBII" folder).
For detailed instructions for converting Red Baron II to Red Baron 3D in English, click here: Convert to Red Baron 3D
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