How to install Hook4 a guide by Olaf Sand - September 14, 2016
This guide will show you how to install the latest version of Hook4, VERSION hook4 msvs07 - 11.01.2016.
This guide would not have been possible without the great help from OysterMug. Thank you so much.
I run Windows 10, so please keep that in mind when following the guide.
Some steps of the guide have been slightly rewritten and the required files have all been uploaded to MEGA.
This guide was written with V7.5 in mind, but should work with V10 as well. Please note that you don't need to follow steps 5, 6 and 7, since the Final memory patch is not compatible with V10. However, V10 has a 4gb patch option which is located in the Options Manager.
Rewrote some parts of the guide to add more details.
Added a screenshot to show you what your Binaries folder should look like after you've completed the guide.
Added one more step to the guide. Thanks to ddman2 for the heads up!
Added one more step and screenshot to the guide. Thanks to gamerkid1919 for the heads up!
Added a guide on how to uninstall Hook4. Thanks to applejacks for the suggestion!
Added an alternative option to step 12. Thanks to Morius for the heads up!
Added note about V10. Thanks to Codename-74 for the heads up!
Here we go!
Make a backup of your Binaries folder before you install Hook4. For example, you can copy the folder to your desktop.
Download hook4(3)_msvs7.zip, bumped_skin_fix.zip, Final memory patch.zip and DirectX 9.0C Addon - 1.10.06.0 (June 2010).zip from this link: https://mega.nz/folder/zpNkxLRS#WEeW6QKWmFbbHd9U8xBu4Q
Extract hook4(3)_msvs7.zip into your Binaries folder. You will now have a a new folder (hook_data) as well as two new files (d3d8.dll and main.fx) in your Binaries folder.
Extract bumped_skin_fix.zip into the hook_data folder. You will now be asked if you wish to replace bumped_skin.fx with a new version. Click Yes to accept.
Extract Final memory patch.zip to your desktop. You will now have a new folder (Final memory patch) which includes two files: SHW32.DLL and TK17-114.001.exe.
Move SHW32.DLL and TK17-114.001.exe into your Binaries folder. You will now be asked if you wish to replace TK17-114.001.exe with a new version. Click Yes to accept.
Extract DirectX 9.0C Addon - 1.10.06.0 (June 2010).zip to your desktop. You will now have a new folder, (DirectX 9.0C Addon - 1.10.06.0 (June 2010)) which includes one file: Setup.exe.
Run Setup.exe. It's in German, but just click through it without changing anything.
Restart your computer.
Start the game by double-clicking TK17_Launcher.exe in your Binaries folder. If you're experiencing game crashes after following this guide, another option is to start the game by doubleclicking TK17-114.001.exe in your Binaries folder. Hopefully that should fix it.
When the Start Menu appears, go to Options and set Renderer Type to DirectX. Click Save, go to Free game and click Start.
That should be it. Good luck! 😄
This is what your Binaries folder should look like after you've installed Hook4:
Note! The mainfx_errors text file will appear in your Binaries folder after you've run Hook4 for the first time.
This is what the Options section in your Start Menu should look like when you're ready to run Hook4:
How to uninstall Hook4
When you wish to uninstall Hook4, delete the Binaries folder that is currently in your TheKlub17 folder.
Remember that copied Binaries folder that you made in Step 1 of the How to Install Hook4 guide? Locate that folder and move it to your TheKlub17 folder.
This step only applies if you played the game with Renderer Type set to OpenGL before you installed Hook4:
Start the game. When the Start Menu appears, go to Options and set Renderer Type to OpenGL. Click Save, go to Free game and click Start.