Ultimate Support

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This page guides you through the process of efficiently downloading, extracting, and maintaining a copy of Flashpoint Ultimate.

Download Options

You can download the Ultimate file archive either directly from the internet or through a torrent. Both methods have their advantages, although the torrent is typically more reliable.

If you choose the direct download, we highly recommend using a download manager such as Motrix, rather than downloading the file directly through your browser.

If you choose the torrent, you will need a torrent client such as qBittorrent or PicoTorrent to initiate the download.

We recommend downloading and extracting Ultimate on a drive that has available space greater than or equal to double the extracted size. This ensures that the drive will not reach maximum capacity.

Extraction Process

The Ultimate file archive uses the zstd compression algorithm, which is significantly faster than the .zip and .7z formats but is relatively uncommon. The ideal method of extracting Ultimate is through the tar command-line tool.

Starting with Windows 11, you can extract the archive without downloading any third-party software using the following command: tar --zstd -xvf FlashpointUltimate12.tar.zst

The tar utility is also available in Windows 10 builds 17063 and later, but zstd support needs to be added manually by downloading zstd.exe from here and placing it in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Afterwards, you'll be able to run the above command.

In earlier Windows versions, the tar utility is not included by default. You will need to download Cygwin or MSYS2 with the tar and zstd packages, and add the bin directory to your PATH environment variable before you can run the above command.

Post-Extraction Issues

When trying to play an entry using a fresh copy of Ultimate, you will receive an error about components that need updating. This is because of a configuration file that was accidentally left in the Ultimate download. To fix this issue, simply delete Manager\fpm.cfg from your Flashpoint folder.

Updating Your Copy

If you ever need to update your copy of Ultimate, you can do so using the Ultimate Updater. It will only download new or updated files, which saves time and bandwidth.