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Call of Duty 4: Version 1.7 Manual Patch

July 1st, 2008 · 4 Comments · Printer Friendly Version


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The Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 1.7 patch was released today. It fixes a few problem from the 1.6 patch. I don’t know why, but I can never get the “official” patches to install right. I’ve put together a manual patch which should eliminate the problem. This patch will also work if you have a downloaded version of the game (from Direct2Drive) and get an error when trying to install the regular patch.

You must have the 1.6 patch isntalled before installing this patch.

If you are having similar problems, you can install the patch manually by following these steps:

  1. This patch is dependent upon the 1.6 patch. Make sure your CoD4 installation has been patched to version 1.6 before doing the following.  See this post for more details on 1.6.
  2. Download this self extracting ZIP (mirror) file which contains the updated files extracted from the patch installer.
  3. Double click on the downloaded file.
  4. Ensure the displayed “Unzip to folder:” is pointing to the folder where Call of Duty 4 is installed.
  5. Confirm “Overwrite files without prompting” is checked.
  6. Press “Unzip.”
  7. You will receive confirmation when the patched files have finished being copied. Exit out of the unzip program.

That’s it. You should be good to go. Fire up Call of Duty 4 multiplayer and see if it reports a 1.75 version in the lower right corner.

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jose // Jul 16, 2008 at 10:41 PM

    Is there a similar manual patch for 1.6?

  • 2 Ryan Adams // Jul 16, 2008 at 10:54 PM

    @Jose: Here is a direct link to the Call of Duty 4 version 1.6 patch: https://blog.ryantadams.com/2008/06/06/cod4-16-manual-patch-and-fix-for-the-code_post_gfx_mpff-error/

    You can also see all of the pathes I have “fixed” here: https://blog.ryantadams.com/?s=call+of+duty

  • 3 Jose // Jul 17, 2008 at 7:40 AM

    Ok, I tried this since the regular 1.6 patch doesn’t work for me (I get an error… everytime I try to install it) and I tried afterwards installing the 1.7 with the regular installer, and it told me 1.6 wasn’t installed, so I’m going to download the 1.7 patch from here…. Just one question, will I be able to play 1.7 multiplayer with these two patches?

  • 4 Ryan Adams // Jul 17, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    @Jose: These patches contain the same files as the “official” patches so there in no problem with multiplayer.

  • 5 Allan // Jan 21, 2009 at 1:32 AM

    Do you have a PC version of this?

  • 6 Ryan Adams // Jan 21, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    @Allan: This is the PC version…

  • 7 Rick // Apr 28, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    thanks heaps for these =)