No Requests Ashes Cricket 2019 Mod - Official Downloads Topic

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  1. AshesCricket2019 Club Captain

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    This is the Official Downloads Topic for: Ashes Cricket 2019 Mod - A 10-Year Anniversary Project - Official Topic[
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    Easy Installation
    This is the recommended method of installing the Ashes Cricket 2019 Mod. It's nearly automatic and much, much easier than the manual installation method documented in the post below. I've spent a lot of hours creating Installers that will Patch your game with the full Mod as well as coding Logic into the Installers to make Patches cross-compatible and to handle various other tasks for you automatically.

    Remember to always backup any of your own files you have edited before inserting mine. My recommendation is that you simply copy your entire "Documents\My Games\Codemasters" folder as well as the game installation folder (mine is "E:\Games\Codemasters\Ashes Cricket 2009" for example) and paste in place or to your usual backup location.

    - Instructions -

    Please do me and yourselves a favour to save us all time by reading the Instructions for each Numbered Step carefully and in full before you begin. It's going to be a quick Installation anyway but if you try to rush too much you will probably mess up something that is really very simple.
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    1: I Recommend you start with a clean installation of the game (this is only necessary if you have modified your async.big.w32 file before though). Now Install the Open Beta 1 and then the Open Beta 2 Patches before you begin installing this Mod. So you don't have to go hunting for the Patches I've uploaded them for you:

    Download -> Open Beta 1
    Download -> Open Beta 2
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    2: Pick one of the following Files to replace your USER.DAT File located (on an installation of Windows to the C:\ Drive) here:
    "C:\Users\YourUserName\Documents\My Games\Codemasters\Ashes Cricket 2009\USER.DAT" on newer versions of Windows
    and here: "
    My Documents\My Games\Codemasters\Ashes Cricket 2009\USER.DAT" on older versions.

    Download -> USER.DAT :eng: (If You Are Playing with England)
    Download -> USER.DAT :aus: (If You Are Playing with Australia)
    Download -> USER.DAT :aus: (If You Are Playing with Australia and want Anderson to Bowl against you)

    The Files have been specially prepared to ensure that the AI only picks the real Bowlers that featured in the Ashes 2019 Series. In order to do so some of the players on the opposing team that are not Bowlers have had their Bowling Abilities zeroed and their Bowling Type set to Off Spin - this is the only way to stop the AI from picking strange Bowling choices at times. The second USER.DAT File will allow Anderson to be in the England squad for the 1st Test but the AI will not select him as a Bowler. Broad, Woakes, Stokes, Ali & Denly will be selected instead - this is the closest we can get to simulating Anderson's injury that happened in the real 1st Test and meant he only bowled 4 Overs in the entire Series.

    Copy this new USER.DAT file you just downloaded and Paste it into whichever of the two directories ("...\Documents\My Games\Codemasters\Ashes Cricket 2009" or "...\My Documents\My Games\Codemasters\Ashes Cricket 2009") where you found your old existing USER.DAT and accept/confirm if you are asked whether you want to replace/overwrite it.

    If you already had the game installed and want to clear your old achievements/unlocks and start fresh then you should delete USRSTAT.DAT from the same directory where you updated the USER.DAT file.
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    3: Now we're ready to Download the Main Ashes Cricket 2019 Mod Setup! You simply need to decide whether you would like to have the Radar On or Off.

    Download -> Ashes2019Mod.exe (RADAR OFF)
    OR
    Download -> Ashes2019Mod.exe (RADAR ON)
    Don't worry if you are not sure, if you want to swap after trying one you can simply Download the other version and run it, the Setup will handle the Patching to swap from 'Radar Off' to 'Radar On' or vice-versa.

    Once you have Downloaded the version of your choice, run the Ashes2019Mod.exe File - you will see a Window like (or very similar) to this one:
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    There are detailed Instructions that you can read inside the Setup if you get stuck. However, If you did not Install the game to "C:\Program Files (x86)Codemasters\Ashes Cricket 2009" then you simply need to Click 'Browse' and Navigate to the Directory called "final" inside your main Ashes Cricket 2009 Installation Location. Once you have selected your: "...\Codemasters\Ashes Cricket 2009\final" Directory you will see:

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    Followed by:

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    Now Click 'Start' at the bottom-left corner of the Setup Window. Only Click Once and Wait - It will show: "Detecting Version... Please wait..." again because it's verifying that there have been no changes to the files it's about to Patch since the initial check, shortly after the Patch will begin and you can follow the On-Screen Instructions to completion.

    Once the Patching has finished successfully you can close the Setup Window. You're now ready to play - Launch your game and enjoy! Unless you want to install the Hardcore Batting Mod, in which case you need to continue to Step 4.
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    4: This Step is optional. Make sure you have completed Steps 1-3 first!
    If you would like to Install the Hardcore Batting Patch then proceed with the following Instructions - otherwise you can skip them and go play!

    Download -> Ashes2019ModHardcore.exe (RADAR OFF)
    OR
    Download -> Ashes2019ModHardcore.exe (RADAR ON)
    You can pick any combination of 'Radar Off' and 'Radar On'. I've programmed the Setup Applications to handle all combinations of Patches. That means; it doesn't matter whether you installed the Base Mod (Ashes2019Mod.exe) with Radar On or Off, the Patch Logic will take care of it all for you. So you can Bowl and Bat with the Radar On for both if you like, or Off for both. Or you can have it On for Batting and Off for Bowling, or otherwise Off for Batting and On for Bowling, just to be clear, every combination is possible, just pick which Patch you want. If you want to change it after, download the other Radar version and run the Setup again.

    Download the version you want and run the Ashes2019ModHardcore.exe File. You will be presented with another Setup Window like you saw in the previous Step:

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    If you don't see the "Detected: Ready to Patch!" line then Click 'Browse' and Navigate to the Directory called "final" inside your main Ashes Cricket 2009 Installation Location. Once you have selected your: "...\Codemasters\Ashes Cricket 2009\final" Directory you will see "Detected: Ready to Patch!".

    Now Click 'Start' at the bottom-left corner of the Setup Window. Only Click Once and Wait - It will show: "Detecting Version... Please wait..." again because it's verifying that there have been no changes to the files it's about to Patch since the initial check, shortly after the Patch will begin and you can follow the On-Screen Instructions to completion.

    Once Patching is complete the Setup Application will install a File called: "batting-bowling-switcher.bat" into your: "...\Codemasters\Ashes Cricket 2009\final" Directory then it will attempt to create a Desktop Shortcut to it.
    Once you have successfully completed the Patch and Installation, close the Setup Application. Now you can simply run this batting-bowling-switcher.bat File or the Shortcut to it in order to easily swap between Bowling with the Reticle and Batting with the Hardcore Mode (Late Pitch Point & No Bowling Reticle). Each time you run this File it will swap them and you'll see a message alerting you to which mode is currently enabled.

    That's it - Now go enjoy the game!
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    If you are not sure what this Topic is about and/or you would like more information then please head to: Ashes Cricket 2019 Mod - A 10-Year Anniversary Project - Official Topic
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  2. AshesCricket2019 Club Captain

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    Manual Installation
    The only time anyone should try to install this Mod manually is if for some reason the Patches above don't work for you or if you wish to try and install this Mod or a part of it on top of your existing modifications - Note: I don't recommend trying to install this Mod on anything but a clean installation of the game so if you choose to do otherwise and have trouble I'll be unable to provide you any support. If you still wish to proceed with the manual installation then I recommend you grab a cup of Coffee, Tea or a Beer first - it will take the average user about 1 hour to fully install, I managed to do it in 30 minutes but I'm fast and used to working with these files, better take your time to make sure you don't make any errors and read/follow my instructions carefully!

    - Downloads -
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    The Manual Installation Section is currently unavailable because it needs to be updated.
     
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  3. Toby County Cricketer

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    Can someone post downloads with tutorial any better than that ? Great mate ! I will try it today finally ! :cheers
     
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    :cheers

    I'll try to get the other files you need up as soon as possible, there will be quite a lot to update manually unfortunately.
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    Love you buddy, you are working really hard, I know :(
     
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    It's better like this though, I mean, I never kept good track of the many files I have modified, I wish I had documented them as I went along, something to remember for the future I guess. It helps if you actually know you are planning on releasing something from the start though which I never did. At least this way I know exactly what I need to include in any patches by going through all of the individual files first, I don't want to end up bundling together other files in a patch that are random things I downloaded in the past.
     
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    Faces are up!
     
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  8. ImLucifer School Cricketer

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    OMG! that's phenomenal
    Great work brother
    Hope you continue modding
     
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  9. ImLucifer School Cricketer

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    Hey, can you make some ODI kits?
     
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  10. AshesCricket2019 Club Captain

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    No, you've clearly misunderstood the purpose of this Mod and as indicated in the Topic Title:
    No Requests
     
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    Kits are up, installation instructions on the way - I'm struggling to find who the original creator of this Australia Test Kit was:
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    As far as I remember I only added the "2019 Ashes Tour of England" text. I've spent 2 hours searching the Forum :( Does anybody know?

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    Nevermind, it was: rohitmaharana58 !
     
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  13. AshesCricket2019 Club Captain

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    Could be but it looks like his Australia Test kit is a little different, it has black lines down the side not yellow I think. Not sure if Kuldip even logs in here anymore so we may not get an answer from him. Well hopefully we can figure it out so they can receive the credit for doing most of it.

    I just figured out who it was: @rohitmaharana58 ! Original Post: https://www.planetcricket.org/forum...orts-overlay-logos.89264/page-35#post-2966031
     
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  14. ImLucifer School Cricketer

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    Well i think it's not 2019 ASHES KIT brother because it has different PATTERN than current
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    I think it's the closest Australian Test Kit I've seen / been able to find on here:
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    Also, we can't do anything about the yellow on the collar because it's on the inside of the collar, as far as I know it's only possible to show the outside of the collar. It looks like the only real difference is that the yellow line should run underneath the armpits and not down to the side? For me it's good enough, I've reached the point where I've just had enough of all this stuff and want to get it completed now :( If somebody wants to make perfect kits to be included in this mod and the patch then it will need to be very soon because I'll be making the patcher in the next week or two probably.
     
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