If I were to completely uninstall my game and reinstall later on and use these files would it allow me to go from retail version to 1.2 or would I need to hunt down some of the old version binaries to build up to that version?
You wouldn't happen to have the 1.2 patch notes would you?
I am a bit confused with these patches. According to the notes I found for Patch 1.2 they are the same for a previous patch I had before that covers 126.96.36.19920 . In my guide the last Single Player patch I updated to was the official patch called 0.7 to 1.2 Patch. The game version stayed at 188.8.131.5220 from Patch 0.6
I assume your patch has to be something different than what I currently have installed since it goes from 184.108.40.20620 to 1.18074.70.4256 but I don't see how it would be Patch 1.2 when there was another one that patched from 0.7 to 1.2 already. Wouldn't this one be 1.3 or something like that?
Maybe I just don't understand how the patching order goes.
This is the complete to bring your retail Single-Player up to version 1.2
All the upgrade paths have been incorporated into this. Version 1.3 is Multi-Player only and region-specific (thank you Flagship for completely Asia) so there's no point, since us poor schnooks in Asia only went up to 0.6 without even being allowed to subscribe before the game's death.