Boa asked me to translate Badmad's German instructions for installing Wb 2.77 under Windows Vista / 7 into English, so here it is. NOTE: Since the original instructions were written by Badmad and I'm merely the translator, 'I', 'me' and 'my' obviously refer to him, not to me. 1. Download wb277r3full.exe and FHLInstall_167R2.zip from this location. 2. First install wb277r3full.exe, then FHLInstall_167R2.zip. 3. I've bundled up the following bug fixes / addons into one coherent all-in-one package: Vista / Win 7 keyboard fix all available cockpits (640x480 and 1024x768) Wbmed3 Terrain (Map) Available from this location http://www.elite-gaming.eu/downloads/All_in_One.rar 4. Unzip All_in_One.rar into a directory of your choice and then copy the entire content into C:\iEntertainment Network\Warbirds\. You will be prompted for whether to overwrite any existing files. Respond with "Yes"! 5. The following step is necessary to avoid a CTD (crash to desktop) when switching planes. Go to Control panel--->System--->Advanced System Settings and, under Performance, click Settings. Scroll all the way down and make sure the Slide open combo boxes checkbox is unticked. Don't forget to save your changes by clicking "Apply". 6. Click the Go Online Symbol in FreeHost Launcher. This should bring up a small window. In that window, click Using Ip, which in turn brings up another window. Go to Add Ip and enter the following IP address: 126.96.36.199. Confirm by clicking Ok. 7. Next click Options. Under WarBirds Video Mod, switch from 2D to 3D, then press Ok. 8. Double-click the WarBirds (Direct 3D) icon in your iEntertainment Network directory. This opens the Warbirds start window. Press Setup, go to Video and change your screen resolution to 1024x768 if you wish to use the HIres Cockpits. You will have to download wbart3support.exe from this location http://www.wbfree.net/download.php and install it if you want to use HIres Cockpits. 9. Right-click the warbirds(2d) or the wbd3d icon and select Properties. Make sure the "Run this program in compatibility mode for" checkbox is ticked and select "Windows 98 / Windows ME" from the dropdown menu. Click "Apply" to confirm your changes. 10. Now fill the Name and Password text edits to your heart's content. If the nick you specified isn't taken yet, you will find yourself in the Warbirds game lobby a few seconds later. Once there, you'll find the following arenas Old Wbmed Arena - this is the main arena Ta Old Wbmed Arena - this is the training arena You are now (hopefully) ready to play. Enjoy. NOTE: In the German original, Badmad posted his contact info and offered to assist anyone who's having trouble with these instructions. Icq: 382538962 Mail:Badmad666@hotmail.de I do not know whether he speaks English, but I suspect that he probably does. If you find any grammar / spelling mistakes in this post, you can keep them.