At the risk of seeming unusually dense, does this mean, in general, that the next official patch should be added to a clean install? The only alterations that I've made to the program apart from this (and possibly another?) beta patch are official patches (i.e. no editing or coding mods). Can't say that I've played it enough to have any problems, but that will change after the next patch comes out.
[When I first started to write this I was in a panic that I wouldn't be able to find my copy of WIA, but then realized that the reason I didn't know where to find it was because it was practically in front of my face, sitting three inches from my left hand. I'd forgotten what it looked like, and am impressed with how attractive the actual cd is -- mine has a picture of the Everglades portion of Florida from the game map. And having just wasted six hours installing, uninstalling, and reinstalling Silent Hunter III half a dozen times because it was unclear what belonged to the installation code and what didn't, I'm very pleased to note that at least my version of the security code for WIA doesn't look like it will give rise to any weird confusions (no O's and 0's that look alike).]