WarBirds FreeHost - Download and Install
It is very easy to download and install WarBirds, just read the instructions on this page. If you encouter a problem, please visit our forum, maybe this question already was solved by someone else.
Download and Install
New
New FHLauncher release 1.67R2
New sites with cockpit sets
FAQ
Digits 1 and 3 at the end of cockpit file names are correspondingly for 640x480 and 1024x768 res
Download wb277r3min.exe (It's minimum installation package) or wb277r3full.exe (that includes all original planes' cockpits for 640x480). Or, if you have wb276 installed, you can download update only: wb277r3upd.exe.
You don't need to download iEN launcher. Instead of this, download current version of FHLauncher (FHLInstall*). Using this program you can connect to FH.
Install wb277r3min.exe (or wb277r3full.exe or wb277r3upd.exe).
Unpack and install FHLauncher.
Now to play online on FH or practice offline with all new planes execute "Goonline" or "Practiceoffline" in menu "Start/Programs/FreeHostLauncher".
Download and install (or unzip in wb directory) terrain maps:
Currently FreeHost uses by turns 3 terrains: wbmedrl2.trn, wbawt3.trn and wbmed3.trn. wbmedrl2.trn and wbawt3.trn should come with wb installation (you can check them in your wb directory).
Download and install (or unzip in wb cockpits directory) cockpits:
If you use 640x480, then you can install wb277full, and you will get all original cockpits and you will only need to download cockpits for new planes:
la51.zip, yak11.zip, pe21.zip, he1771.zip, ...
If you use 1024x768, then you'd better install wb277min. After this download and install wbart3support.exe (in order to get 1024x768 cockpit support). Then original cockpits you can get on ftp server:
ftp://lists.ient.com/pub/WarBirds/art/win95/art1024
And you will also need cockpits for new planes: la53.zip, yak13.zip, pe23.zip, he1773.zip, ...
In order to play on FH you don't need to register, just choose an account name and password then type a nick if it is available you'll get in the game. If it says that your password is incorrect then this account is probably already used.
If you are running Windows 2000 and want to be able to play in 3D you will probably need to remove a tick from "Display properties->Effects->Use transition effects for menus and tooltips", otherwise wb may crash when you change the plane.
If your FHLauncher freezes while connecting to FreeHost or you get "Can't resolve IP address of arena" message, save "hosts" file (right click) in your Windows folder (!)
When using Windows XP SP1 FHLauncher shows Error 6, when you connect to arena. In order to counter this you should tick Win98 compatibility in the shortcut
Please, notice: Lost passwords are not restored! Don't lose it.
Enjoy!
Name Servers
wb277r3full.exe /build2/ (48187790) wbfree
wb277r3min.exe /build2/ (21931111) wbfreeSKY
wb277r3upd.exe /build2/ (1928689) wbfreeSKY
FHLInstall_167R2.zip /v1.67R2 2009-03-30/ (6443868) www
FHSounds_Lite.exe (15650703) wbfreeSKY
FHSounds Full
americansounds () wbfree
russiansounds () wbfree
mainsounds () wbfree
japsounds () wbfree
germansounds () wbfree
britishsounds () wbfree
Cockpits
wbart3support.exe (2146KB) wbfreeSKY
cockpits (depends) wbfree
iEN cockpits pack 1024 (34392354) wbfreeiEN
new cockpits flyingbarans
new cockpits (with preview) site1 site2
Terrains
wbmedrl2.exe (3152KB) wbfreeiEN
wbawt3.exe (1011KB) wbfreeiEN
bobtrn.exe (2808KB) wbfreeiEN
wbmed3.zip (493757) wbfreeudmnet.ru
wbngs1 (586490) www
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