I managed to get FRUA running last year when I joined and played a few modules but I did something to the files and could no longer get FRUA to run. I gave up playing and moved on but I'm back and would again like some help getting FRUA to run.
1. I have download zipped files of FRUA, UAShell, and FRUA patch 1.2
2. I have unzipped FRUA to my desktop.
3. I have unzipped FRUA patch 1.2 to the desktop.
4. I think this is where I mess up. I don't know how to update my FRUA to patch 1.2. I don't understand in the help me file it says to "change to the drive and directory that contains the installed game". I'm probably missing something obvious. I'm not sure what is meant by change drives in windows. Can I just move the 1.2 patch files to the proper location by dragging them to my FRUA file?
There's an easier way, but it's been so long, I forget. Something like running FRUAPTCH.exe and then running UPDATE.bat, I think, but I forget from what directory you do that in...
Anyways, if you haven't installed UAShell, yet, yes, you can move the patch files to the proper directories/folders manually. For example, the patch "Script.glb" would overwrite the old one in the "Disk 3" folder.
Now, if you have already installed UAShell, there is a small problem that must be dealt with. Upon starting UAShell, it creates a new folder called "Default.dsn" in which it stores backups of all your original UA files. It uses these files when, after playing a "hacked mod," you wish to go back to normal UA or "apply" a different hacked mod. The problem would then arise that UAShell upon its restarting would treat your patched files like temporary changes from a hacked mod and re-overwrite them with the original's backups. --
So, if you have already installed UAShell and you see there is a folder called "Default.dsn" in your UA folder, delete that "Default.dsn" folder before you overwrite your v.1 files, and don't run UAShell until you've overwritten them all.
I know I'm bad at wording instructions, so keep asking questions on any points you aren't clear on, until we get you up and running.