Angry Birds PC v1.6.2 Update Now Available!!!

The wait is finally over for PC users! The latest Angry Birds update (v1.6.2) is out now and includes the rest of Ham ‘Em High as well as chapter 15 and 16 of Mine and Dine. This should also mean you now have access to all 24 Golden Eggs!  This update comes about two weeks after the latest iOS and Android update, so there is no hence rehashing everything that’s included here, so please check out this post if you want to know more about v1.6.2.

Note, this update is available for those who purchased the standalone version via download.angrybirds.com. Unfortunately, we have no word on when the update might come to Intel AppUp.

A few tips regarding upgrading the standalone version:

  1. The in-game updated only checks for updates periodacally, so if you’re not getting prompted for an update and are in a hurry you can download a new installer from download.angrybirds.com.  Updating this way should maintain your progress just fine, but if you want to be safe backup you LUA files first.  Those files are typically found in your /user/AppData/Rovio/ folder, but that path can vary slightly depending on your version of Windows.
  2. If you update in-game it will download a new installer and overwrite the old one, so if your keen on keeping the older version (just in case you want to revert) backup the installer.  This is probably something most people don’t care too much about.

I’m really hoping that this release resolves some of the registration issues some users have been reporting.  Those issues include not being able to activate the game even though they are using a valid.  This usually happens when they tried to activate on more than one PC, which is not allowed.  The other issue is sometimes it activates fine, but for some reason a couple days or weeks later it will prompt you to activate again every time you launch the game.  If you experience these issues you can send an email to pcsupport@rovio.com or leave a comment here.  Be nice though, PC’s are notoriously difficult to troubleshoot.  If you experienced this bug and it is now gone that would be great to know as well!

A few helpful links:

A BIG THANKS to @amcmaciel for being the first to report this to us!

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Comments (103)

By kyrasantae

I just bought a second copy of AB yesterday just so I could be free of the AppUp platform :)

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Yeah, I’m afraid a lot of people will have to resort to that. I bought my first copy through AppUp and I couldn’t stand AppUp from the get go.

By Gregory Harris

Yeah, same thing happened to me, too. But can’t we download AB for free after our purchase got cancelled? There’s gotta be some way. :/

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By crazyhacker (@crazyhacker)

I emailed Rovio in June (when the game came out from download.angrybirds.com) my receipt from AppUp and requested a free key, already been two months and still no response :/

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I asked Rovio about that and they said it is a separate app so free keys are not available. On the other hand, they said that AppUp will continue to receive updates.

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By AWITFC (@awitfc)

your right i love angry birds but rovio are not good with there email stuff

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Rovio receives thousands of emails daily. I think they are doing a pretty good job, all things considered. Obviously after two moths that email will not be suddenly seen, so you should send a new email. However, Rovio has told me that NO free keys will be given to AppUp users, since their platform will still be updated.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

Just curious, since I haven’t needed to use it… What is it about AppUp that makes it so poisonous?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

It’s just an absolutely horrible program. It’s like it was built by entry level programmers and designers. Not something I’d expect from a company of their size. In their defense though, it was meant for Netbooks.

By Jcw

Really? I use a netbook and appup works perfectly for me.

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

You got me there. I edited my comment to remove the last line. I don’t have a netbook, so I was making an assumption. I’m glad it works well for you and appreciate the comment.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

I don’t have a netbook either, but I did do some poking around, and I agree, it is rather kludgy. Its not about stylistics with me, if they don’t interfere with function. Having said that, I’m not all that impressed with AppUp’s functionality either. In Intel’s defense, however, I think it’s fair to say that their core programming strength lies in chipset firmware, rather than website design, but that company has profits enough to hire some programming talent that could do far better.

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By amcmaciel (@amcmaciel)

About that registration issue, I sent an email to rovio asking if they recommend me to use the key for the third [and last] time, and if they’ve already fixed it with this new update. Anyway, I am still asked to re-register =/

This problem happened only with the original AB. AB Rio still works fine with me.

About AB Seasons, does anyone know when will it get to the PC?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Still no word, but from the trailer for Summer Pignic, I would think it will land before the next episode (September).

By justin

so pc gets another update while us mac users are left out once again???we haven’t received an update since beach volley that was a month overdue at the time on june 15th! so unfair. thank God i have received my refund sot both games from apple due rovios ignorance

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The Mac update should be out any day. PC has the distinct advantage that it does not need to be approved by Apple.

By pablo

Is the Mighty Eagle now available?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

No, not yet.

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By 411connor (@411connor)

I finally got it! At long last my life is almost complete! Ive been waiting for months! Everythings been going my way for the past week…all my desires have come true (not with just Angry Birds!)

My life would be complete when Angry Birds Seasons FINALLY comes out for PC!

By Javier

is an update same than RIO’s update? or I have to download from the official page of AB?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

This update is for the original PC app, available at download.angrybirds.com. The original game is completely separate from Rio.

By Javier

I mean if this update is like RIO, that u have to update from the game, or u have to download again in the website

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Should be an in-game update.

By Javier

ok thanks

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By dGhost (@dghost)

Birdleader,
On the tips regarding the standalone version, you wrote “but if you want to be save backup you LUA files first.” It should be “safe” not “save.” Sorry if I seem like a smartypants or something :)

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Fixed. Thank you!

By hello222

The three Facebook levels aren’t available.

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By dGhost (@dghost)

I don’t think the PC version will even have the Facebook levels… Shame. 3 levels might not seem like much, but can still give you a lot’a fun.

By lamia

so the golden egg can’t be found in pc, right?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It can. The directions for PC/Mac are listed above.

By lamia

where? i’m dumb…can you give direct link?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

If you’re referring to directions to find the Golden Eggs check out our Complete Golden Eggs Guide. Finding most of the Golden Eggs on the PC/Mac is the same as on mobile devices. Where there are differences look for notes next to the directions.

By anonymous

that means PC version dont have facebook level right??

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Right. PC does not have the Facebook levels, but do not need them for the 3-star egg in Ham ‘em High.

By steven

On download.angrybirds.com just click on “Free Demo” and download the update installer. It will update itself. It’s kill pig time!

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By Eddie (@angrybirdiscool)

It is for chrome also? If not,do you guys know when it is out for chrome? Please reply.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No, this does not apply to Chrome Beta. I believe “The Mighty Hoax” will be the next (48) levels to be release for Chrome — along with a few more Chrome Dimension levels — in the next month or so.

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By Eddie (@angrybirdiscool)

Please send the email to rovio to know when it is out for chrome please oh please!

By Gregory Harris

Are we allowed to purchase Angry Birds for free again after we cancel that purchase that was for free? Hey, it had technical problems, so it’s not my fault that happened.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I don’t quite understand. Are you saying you originally “purchased” the AB-PC app through AppUp during the free promotion, and now want to re-download? If you go to buy the standalone version, you will have to pay the $4.95.

On the other hand, Rovio has said that AppUp will continue to receive updates, so take that however you wish.

By Gregory Harris

It was during the free promotion, and I want to re-download it for free.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

If you are using the same account as originally, I would think the game is stored in your existing downloads. If you are using a different account or anything of the sort, AppUp no longer offers the app for free. This question, however, is probably better directed towards Intel and their AppUp support. Be sure to include your account ID and order number, if available.

By Gregory Harris

But if I’m in my account all the time, how will I be able to install/download AB for free ever again?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

I agree with AMslimfordy, I think this is something you’re going to have to contact Intel AppUp support about. I don’t think this is really an issue we can solve. Sorry. I would love to know what they say however, so please report back when you get a response.

By Gregory Harris

Well, Intel Appup support said that I have to purchase AB for $4.99, not for free, unless I create a new account. Oh, and when I create a new one, I need a new email address for it, not the same one. I hope everyone feels my pain the same way I do. :(

By birds addict

go to the Angry Birds online shop (not AppUp), pay the friggin’ $4.99 and quit squawking about it. Gawd.

By hello222

Once you get golden egg 21 and beat it the music stops playing. If you go on any level you will hear sound but if you go back no music. If you close out of it the re-open it the music will play! What’s with that?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Sounds like a small glitch to me.

By hello222

Another glitch is that on golden egg 17, I got the star once and now I cannot get it again.

By lamia

Hey been 2 hours , no in game update. I have updater.exe file. Why?
If i download again,will it require key?

By lamia

And, i have saved my lua file. By this, if i copy it to demo file, will it still require key? My key expired. Used 3 times due to pc crash

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Yes, I still think you’ll need a key, but it should open up all your levels and work until the demo expires. I would email pcsupport@rovio.com and explain your situation.

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

You can download and install to update. No new key required if you already have one.

By Steve

Just updated Birds PC. Can’t seem to open up chapter 14 in hang em high. Reinstalled. Nada. Anyone else having this problem?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The advice that seems to work is to replay (and re-beat) level 13-15.

By Sue

Urgh! Seriously?!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Seems like a small price to pay…. Re-beat one level to unlock 15?

By Sue

Maybe I’m misunderstanding. Do I have to beat all the levels in 13 – 15, or just one?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I mean level 15 in Chapter 13

By Ana

Hi! My Angry Birds updated itself, but the Ham ‘Em High final episode is still blocked!!! The “Coming Soon” sign has disappered, but the all the levels have a lock, even the first one! Do you know if it is a bug?

Thanks!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It’s a mini-bug, but requires very little as a solution. If you re-defeat level 13-15, you should be all set.

By Steve

Worked. Thanks

By Ana

THANKS!!!

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

If you’ve previously passed all the levels and 14-1 is still locked you only have to pass 13-15 again (that’s a single level, chapter 13 – level 15). If you haven’t previously passed all the levels you have to do so before you can progress.

By Sue

Got it! THANKS!

By lamia

ok. downloaded and
ran….weird!!! it doesn’t
show demo… normal like
before just new level
added. how do i know it’s
demo?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

If it doesn’t say, “Activate Full Version” at the bottom of the main screen below the “Play” button I think you’re good.

By Lamia

Ah..then i’m good. No activate blah blah…yaypee

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By 411connor (@411connor)

I’d like to report a bug – on level 14-8, when I try to drop the bomb from the white bird, it bounces off the wood, and keeps bouncing until it reaches the ground. Also a few other minor bugs – pulling back to the slingshot requires more effort, and I always have to zoom all the way out to see the slingshot. It’s quite a hassle that I can live with. I haven’t seen any of these bugs on my laptop, though.

Note: the computer with the bug is a Windows 7 Home Premium. The laptop without the bug is a Windows Vista.

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By NeonCore (@neoncore)

By the way, I’ve discovered the Mighty Eagle is already in the game, but it’s not activated. :)
Just navigate to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Rovio\Angry Birds\data\images\pc_build” and open INGAME_BIRDS_2.png

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

True. The technology is there, but he has not been set free yet. I think we will see Mighty Eagle on Mac/PC once it is released for Android. Just speculation.

By hello222

And on the golden egg sheet 2 it shows a Intel egg.

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By NeonCore (@neoncore)

Maybe it has something to do with AppUp. Rovio might wanted to make something special for AppUp, but they might dumped the idea.

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By gag21 (@gag21)

there are 5 Intel levels three of them are available as golden eggs 24 25 and 26 other two cant be gotten

By hello222

It says on C:\Program Files (x86)\Rovio\Angry Birds\data\audio\sfx that there is a mighty mouse. Any Ideas?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

I think at one point they were going to introduce this as a character. Maybe they still will… I have no idea about the character itself.

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By SOMEONE IN THE WORLD (@mike1105)

Can anyone tell when Mine and Dine comes for Android users? I am very angry. Angrier than the birds. Also, I am not a normal Android. It’s a Samsung Galaxy S2.
Another angry thing is that I still don’t have Summer Pignic.
Third, when will phones except iOS will have the Mighty Eagle?
Last
Last, mine doesn’t have Chapter 8 on Rio nor the Golden Beachball.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

mike1105:

I’m an android guy, on a Motorola Xoom. I have all the levels from all the latest updates. If you can’t download them from your version of Android Market, then there is the Amazon appstore. That’s actually where I got my copies, as I wanted the ad-free versions, for obvious reasons.

I will admit, I’m still waiting on the Mighty Eagle, as the in-app purchase element for Android, the so-called Bad Piggy Bank, is not yet ready for rollout. Hopefully, it will be coming soon.

My advise: take a couple of deep breaths and relax. Things aren’t as bad as you seem to think.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I must also insist that you not post in caps-lock. No one on this site wants to be yelled at. I will edit your post to reduce it to normal sentence-case.

As TruckDriver said, Android both via Android Market and Amazon AppStore have every level you mention: 2 chapters of Mine and Dine, 4 chapters of Rio + Golden Beachball, and Summer Pignic.

We hear periodically from a user named Julien, who works on (and may be a lead dev on) the Bad Piggy Bank technology for Rovio. Progress is being made, but obviously the in-app purchase technology is a little difficult on Android. When operational, users will not only be able to purchase the Mighty Eagle, but also install the ad-free version of the games via the Market.

As said, both Android Market and Amazon AppStore are up to date.

And not to sound rude, but Android are free users (aside from Amazon), while Ovi users pay and are a bit behind on every app.

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By SOMEONE IN THE WORLD (@mike1105)

All right, but galaxy S2 is a little different, it is a Korean phone, so we don’t have both. Mine is called the T store, and the versions are old versions.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

That’s something far more specific. Maybe some of our Asian users can provide more insight, but you are better off contacting Rovio directly.

By Shammy

I only have the first 4 levels that were out for PC in January. I’ve been trying to update through Intel Appup to get Mine and Dine and Ham ‘em High but the buttons aren’t doing anything. After it prompts me for my password the button says “downloading” then a few seconds later goes back to “download”. Nothing happens when I press the buttons. I contacted customer support and the sent me an automated message with a link to their faq section but there isn’t an answer there because I’m not getting error messages. I wish they would bother to help.

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

The update is not available through Intel AppUp yet. I imagine AppUp is going to lag behind a bit, but I would hope the update would be out soon. Your options are wait or purchase the standalone version from download.angrybirds.com.

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By banzaigtv (@banzaigtv)

Is it possible to download the standalone version for free if I have already purchased it through AppUp? I’m not waiting another six months for the update. If not, then I’ll just finish the new levels of Angry Birds Rio and abandon this game indefinitely.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You would have to contact Rovio directly, but my understanding is that there is no free “transfer”. On the other hand, Rovio has said that they will still update AppUp.

By christine

I have the AppUp version and I paid $4.95 for it. Is there an update coming out for this or do I need to download it from here and pay $4.95 again? it doesn’t appear that AppUp has any intention of updating Angry Birds. I don’t have Mine and Dine and I want it.

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Rovio has said that AppUp will still be updated, but it’s obviously lagging behind the standalone version.

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By banzaigtv (@banzaigtv)

Unfortunately, the update is not coming to AppUp. You have to purchase the standalone version. To be honest, the upgrade should be worth the 4.99 anyway. As soon as I finish the additional Angry Birds Rio levels, then I will go ahead and purchase the standalone version. This brings up a question: could I take the high scores lua file from the previous version and apply it to the standalone version?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

How do you know it’s not coming to AppUp? I have not confirmed this, nor seen an announcement from Rovio.

By Superalco

2 weeks from update and still nothing in appup?
Why you want to see announcements from rovio?

It’s not coming.

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

I don’t agree. AMslimfordy received word from Rovio that AppUp will be updated, but due to various factors it takes longer than the standalone version.

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By banzaigtv (@banzaigtv)

Follow this link to the ABN forum if you want the update now. I just purchased my updated standalone version. Now I don’t have to worry about waiting until 2012 to receive the next update. :D

Oh, and I just uninstalled Intel AppUp. Worthless piece of junk now.

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Yes, you can most definitely purchase the standalone version, but I understand that some people would prefer to wait until AppUp is updated. Fair warning, if you decide to purchase the standalone version it will overwrite the AppUp version. Your progress should remain intact, but you will likely not be able to access future updates via AppUp.

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By cillmylandlord (@cillmylandlord)

Cant get GE #20 (rio/football egg) Ive gone through all the levels and looked for all the eggs again. It is not on 13-12. Ive hit the hill everywhere 100 times. I have the other 23 eggs on the PC just no football. Any suggestions.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I can say the egg is definitely obtainable in v1.6.2. You can check out a recent comment of mine on this page.

By Oscar

Like a week ago I’ve sent an email to Rovio, about when the update will be on AppUp.
They wrote:

Hi Oscar,

and thanks for contacting us.

The update should be soon available in Intel AppUp. Furthermore, the updates for PC will be shown in Intel AppUp under “My Apps” (see attached photo). I know it’s worth the wait though.

Best regards,

Sami
Angry Birds Team

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By kathi17 (@kathi17)

Thanks for posting that Oscar!

By Oscar

You’re welcome kathi17, but I don’t get any wiser from this…

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By kathi17 (@kathi17)

At least it’s one more confirmation directly from Rovio that those of us who purchased AB from App Up aren’t going to have to purchase it again to upgrade.

(I have no problem with paying for apps, it’s the principle of AB for the PC only being released on App Up for so long, and those of us who purchased it early have to either wait so long for updates, or purchase it again).

By rjo

I just updated Angry Birds to 1.6.2 and made a copy of my LUA files on my desktop. When I opened up the game, my high scores were gone… the levels were available, but scores are not there. How do I get them back into the game. Not too computer literate .. just enough to get me in trouble! :)
thx

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

My guess is you moved the files to your desktop instead of copying them. All you should have to do is close AB then put the files back where they were before then relaunch AB.

By Jessica

Ok I’m a little confused. On Angry Birds Mine and Dine Chapter 17 says coming soon. Is this correct or do I need to update and if I need to update how do I so? Then on Angry Birds Rio how do i update that one? And what version should I have?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Current versions for PC are:

ABo v1.6.2 (Mine and Dine 16)
ABR v1.2.2 (Carnival Upheaval)

The post above says how you can update manually (“A few tips regarding upgrading the standalone version…”). The same method applies to Rio as ABo, with simple adjustments. (That is, whenever we say AB, change to ABR).

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