Downloads for the Deer Hunter Series & Trophy Hunter
Downloads for TH2003:
Patch Map Editor
Downloads for DH2004:
Patch Map Editor
Vanish's 1.3 Mod -
(DH2004) Make a
temporary folder on your desktop. Save this download to the temporary
folder on your desktop. Double click the file in the temporary folder.
Read the Readme first.txt file for installation instructions. If you need
help or have any questions, please email
Downloads for DH2005:
Patch Map Editor
Setting Up DH2007 So You Still Have DH2004
(You may want to print these
instructions to refer to as you install.)
Download the dh04isv.zip file to your desktop you will use it later.
Get it here.
In My Computer go to your Atari folder and make a new folder called
Vanish DH2007 in it. (To make the new folder click on File at the
top, move the mouse to New, then Folder, click on Folder, and then type
Vanish DH2007 and hit enter) you will see something like what is below:
Right click on the Deer Hunter 2004 folder and then left click on Copy,
then right click on the new Vanish DH2007 folder and left click on
Double left click on the Vanish DH2007 folder and in the next window
change the name of the folder Deer Hunter 2004 to Deer Hunter 2007.
(Do this by right clicking on the Deer Hunter 2004 folder and then left
click on Rename and then type Deer Hunter 2007 and hit Enter).
Double left click on the Deer Hunter 2007 folder you just renamed, and
then double left click on the Game folder and delete all the maps in
that folder. (Do this by left clicking on each map once and it
will turn blue and then hit the Delete button on your keyboard and then
left click on yes. Do this for all the maps. Then delete the
files in the screenshots, Trophies, Rec, and Scout folders. Double
left click on the folder and once it opens left click on Edit at the top
and then left click on Select All, then hit the Delete key on your
keyboard and then left click on yes. Do this for the above-listed
folders. When you are done, close the window.
Whatever you use to open .zip files you will need to use it on the
dh04isv.zip file you downloaded to get to the Deer Hunter 2004 ISV
folder were the mod files are. Once you have the unzipped Deer
Hunter 2004 ISV folder, double left click on it, then left click on Edit
at the top, and then on Select All. Then, left click on Edit again and
left click on Copy. Now, use My Computer to go to the C:\Program
Files\Atari\Vanish DH 2007\Deer Hunter 2007 folder and right click on it
and then left click on Paste. Left click on yes to all when prompted.
Step 7 (Last step)
Double left click on the Deer Hunter 2007 folder and then create an Icon
on your desktop for the DH2007.exe file. (Do this by putting the
mouse over the file and press and hold the right mouse button while
dragging to an open spot on your desktop and then when you let go, left
click on Create Shortcut Here. When you want to play the game just
use that shortcut. When
you play the game DO NOT pick one of the maps at the top that have
Whitetail, Blacktail, or Mule deer as it will corrupt the game.
PLEASE NOTE: The first time you
want to look at an exported trophy, open the Trophy Viewer in the Deer Hunter
2007 main folder and open the trophy from there. After that, you will
be able to just click on your exported trophy files and the right viewer will
open them. Also, in the Trophy Room Red deer will be listed under
Whitetail, Pere David will be listed under Blacktail, and Fallow will be
listed under Mule.
Here is an article written
by Clem that will be very helpful for all of you hunters out there that have
DH Series in
All hunting games presently played in the
ACL tournaments were made before the advent of Windows Vista.
Therefore, in order to be able to play those games on a Vista computer,
the following information must be taken into consideration. This
information applies to DH2005, but to a large extent it also applies to
DH2004 and to TH2003. Note that those three games may react
differently in Vista.
Install DH2005 from the CD. Also, before
playing (opening) the game, install all the patches for the game. For
DH2004, install Vanish's Mods at this time. Links to all the patches
and Vanish’s Mods can be found on the ACL Homepage. You may also
at this time install the DH2005 Map Editor as certain Custom Maps may
require it in the future.
Vista Filing System for DH2005 is different than in Windows XP. For
example, go to c:\Program Files\Atari\Deer Hunter 2005\game\screenshots
(yours could be in a different location), you will notice a tab called
“Compatibility Files” in the toolbar at the top of the screen.
see a list of all the “Compatibility Files” folders used in the game:
when in the “Game” folder, click on “Compatibility Files.” This is
the location where files like hunter profiles, screenshots, trophies,
etc. are kept in Vista. For example, the folder “Screenshots” will
display “This folder is empty” but the actual screenshots will be
available when you click on “Compatibility Files.”
Creating a Hunter
When opening the game for the first time, a
new hunter will be listed; i.e., John. At this point, you can create
your own new hunter or you can transfer one of your previously saved
profiles, if you have any. Create your new hunter as usual and delete
John. However, even if you deleted John, his name may reappear the next
time you open the game and/or the name of your newly created hunter may
be added again to the list each time the game is started. To
prevent that, go to the profiles folder; i.e., C:\Program
Files\Atari\Deer Hunter 2005\game\profiles, and if you see John’s
profile on the list, delete it. In addition, if you see your newly
created hunter’s name in that folder, move it into the “Compatibility
Files” folder under Profiles. Also, if John’s profile is listed in the
“Compatibility Files” folder, delete it. The profiles for all the
hunters you may use in the game must be located in the “Compatibility
Files” folder in the Profiles folder. You may add a previously
saved profile to the game. To do so, just ensure that it is copied to
the “Compatibility Files” folder in the Profiles folder.
There is a bug with the DH2005 TrophyViewer
in Vista. If you try to see a trophy with the TrophyViewer, you
may get the error “TrophyViewer.exe has stopped working.” The only
known workaround for this bug is to temporarily move out any maps that
you may have in the CustomLevel folder, including the SampleLevel, and
move them back after you finish using the TrophyViewer. For that
purpose, on my laptop I have created a folder in the Game folder that I
called “CustomLevels Temp” where I can temporarily move the maps when I
want to use the TrophyViewer.
Depending on the computer you have, when
installing a game, Vista may not install all the screen resolutions that
would have been installed on a XP Computer. Try to find the best
resolutions for your computer. No workarounds have been found up
to now to correct that.
To better explain, I have prepared a page with
screen captures of the pertinent screens in DH2004. DH2005 works the
same except for the TrophyViewer which works correctly in DH2004.
I have stored that page on my website. Click
I hope the above information will help you
play your favorite games on a Vista computer. If you need additional
help, please do not hesitate to ask. You can email me
How to Submit an Entry for the ACL DH2005 Tourney
Export and Save a Trophy
While in the game, go to the
trophy room and find the trophy you want to submit. While viewing the
trophy, click on the export button. On the next screen, you can name the
file what you want to. If you don’t want to change the name, it will be the
type of animal-hunters name-date and time you bagged the animal, e.g.
WTNT_DHRifleman_10_14_2005_23_07, which would be a Whitetail, Non-Typical
deer that was bagged by DHRifleman on 10/14/05 at 11:07 p.m. Remember the
date and the time that shows will be your local time, and not necessarily Eastern
Time, which is what ACL goes by. Just because the trophy says it was bagged
before the date and time the entry is due by, the entry still needs to be in
by the deadline.
How to Take a Screen
Find it in DH2005
You can take a screenshot in DH2005 while hunting on a
map or in the trophy room. All you need to do is hit the F10 key on the
keyboard, and it will take a screen shot of whatever you see on the screen.
The screen shots will be saved in the C:\Program
Files\Atari\Deer Hunter 2005\Game\Screen shots folder. They will be in JPG
format so when emailing them they don’t need to be zipped because they are
To Send in an Entry
find the saved exported file in C:\Program Files\Atari\Deer Hunter
2005\Game\Trophies folder, if you installed the game to the default
location. To send in an entry, write an email to
Hunter Name DH2005 Entry” in the subject box and attach the saved
exported file, and the saved screen shot from the trophy room.
How to Download and Install Custom Maps
First, download the maps to a location
you can find later (desktop is always good). If the maps have an SPK
file extension, then they are in the correct format to be put right into
the game. If they are zipped, then you need to unzip* them first before
putting them into the game. The maps go into the C:\Program
files\Atari\Deer Hunter 2005\ Game\Customlevels folder. *Go to
www.winzip.com to get the
free WinZip download.
How to Change the Name of a Newly
First, click on New in the weapons
creation screen. Next, select the way you want your weapon set up (type
of weapon, scope, bullet, etc.). Then, double click on the name of the
weapon (New Weapon 1, New Weapon 2, etc.). You will get a flashing
cursor at the front of the name. Use the delete key to clear the name
and then type in the name you want. Then, hit the enter key. If you
don’t hit the enter key, the name will revert back to "New Weapon" when
you go to the selection screen.
How Do I Get the Office Web Components to View the Spreadsheets at ACL?
Print this page so you can look at it as
you do the downloads. Please read through this whole thing once before
This is the link to the first file you need:
This is the link to the file you need if you
have Vista (it is OWC11):
On the page you come to, scroll down to
where you see “Download MDAC 2.5 SP1 (2.51.5303.5).” Click on that and
download it to where you can find it, the desktop is a good place. Once it
is downloaded, click on it and it will install the first file you need. (If
you are using Windows ME or later, you may already have MDAC 2.5). After you download
and install the first file “mdac.exe”, look at this page again and click on this
Near the top you will see “download”,
click on that and it will download the Office Web Components. Again,
download to where you can find it, and once the download is complete, click
on the file “owc10.exe”, that will install the Office Web Components.
Set Up a Router and a Firewall for Online Hunting in
have a router, you will need to put the PC that you are using to host your
hunt into the DMZ of the router. Depending on the router, you have to
view the help files for the router to know how to do this. Putting your
PC into the DMZ will make your computer exposed to the internet as if the
router wasn’t there. You will have no hardware firewall protecting you
at this time. If you also run a software firewall like Norton, you will
need to put the IP’s of those that will be joining your hunt into safe zones. You will also have to configure the firewall to permit all for DH2005.exe
and Aphex.exe (Gamespy). After doing the above, you should be able to
host an MP game.
To join a
Gamespy hunt, you will need to configure your software firewall as above to permit
all for DH2005.exe and Aphex.exe (Gamespy), but you should not need the IP of
the game you are joining. If you are running through a router, you can
forward the ports to the PC you will be joining with that the Gamespy and
DH2005 servers use. You should not need to put the PC into the DMZ of
the router for this. The ports used are:
(Voice Chat Port)
(Master Server UDP Heartbeat)
(Master Server List Request)
(Custom UDP Pings)
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