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Evefile.exe will no longer work (launcher bypass disabled)

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Paranoid Loyd
#21 - 2015-05-29 15:53:47 UTC
Shederov Blood wrote:
Paranoid Loyd wrote:
This is hilarious, but not in a good way. Straight
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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#22 - 2015-05-29 15:54:00 UTC
Dominous Nolen wrote:
I'll just be over here sharpening my pitchfork for the inevitable sh*t storm this going to cause.

Just to repeat CCP Logibro's previous statement: logging into EVE via the exefile.exe will still work after the Carnyx release as long as the exefile has been updated to the correct version (which might involve a few manual steps in some cases).

Please continue to be patient a little more while we compile the proper information and instructions.

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Favonius85
Hideaway Hunters
#23 - 2015-05-29 15:56:30 UTC
CCP Phantom wrote:
Dominous Nolen wrote:
I'll just be over here sharpening my pitchfork for the inevitable sh*t storm this going to cause.

Just to repeat CCP Logibro's previous statement: logging into EVE via the exefile.exe will still work after the Carnyx release as long as the exefile has been updated to the correct version (which might involve a few manual steps in some cases).

Please continue to be patient a little more while we compile the proper information and instructions.


Talk about playing with fire Lol
Kerena Alabel
Rabble Inc.
Northern Coalition.
#24 - 2015-05-29 16:02:34 UTC
CCP Phantom wrote:
Dominous Nolen wrote:
I'll just be over here sharpening my pitchfork for the inevitable sh*t storm this going to cause.

Just to repeat CCP Logibro's previous statement: logging into EVE via the exefile.exe will still work after the Carnyx release as long as the exefile has been updated to the correct version (which might involve a few manual steps in some cases).

Please continue to be patient a little more while we compile the proper information and instructions.


But I already bought a T3 pitchfork...
Tappits
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
#25 - 2015-05-29 16:04:14 UTC  |  Edited by: Tappits
CCP Phantom wrote:
(which might involve a few manual steps in some cases).


Or I don’t know you could maybe do it all on your end so you’re paying customers don’t hate you more than they already do over this **** way to announce changes no one wants…..

I am fully expecting a JF range nerf or something to hit the patch notes on patch day. Because its not like it would not be the first time you have put changes in like that before without telling people.
Dominous Nolen
Anomalous Existence
Spatial Instability
#26 - 2015-05-29 16:09:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Dominous Nolen
Alundil wrote:

RIP announcement DOA
http://i.imgur.com/p5d4goN.png


That was the fastest I've seen an article get removed. went to link it for corp mates and *poof* it was gone.

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CCP Logibro
C C P
C C P Alliance
#27 - 2015-05-29 16:10:13 UTC
Please see this news article for details on what is happening with the Carnyx release: http://community.eveonline.com/news/news-channels/eve-online-news/update-using-repair-tool-may-fail

CCP Logibro // EVE Universe Community Team // Distributor of Nanites // Patron Saint of Logistics

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EmceeW
An Eye For An Eye
Phoebe Freeport Republic
#28 - 2015-05-29 16:10:27 UTC  |  Edited by: EmceeW
"With Carnyx coming to Tranquility it will no longer be possible to launch EVE Online using the exefile.exe file from EVE/bin/ folder. If you are using this method due to the issue with your launcher where PLAY button remains gray after downloading an update, please pay close attention to the information provided in this article.

If you still have other issues launching the game, please contact our Customer Support team."


There is absolutely ZERO excuse for an article like this to be announced by your staff without some kind of approval. You have to know by now that a vast majority of your remaining player base hates the launcher. It's clunky, buggy, doesn't always work as intended and has unintuitive layouts and commands. Basically it is the worst game launcher in comparison to the rest of the market and I'm including Origin in that list and it's absolute crap.

If you want your player base to use your launcher then you need to make it work as intended. You're so good about listening to community feedback that it baffles me that nothing has been done in this area. People have been whining about it since its inception with several people giving good and constructive feedback.

To just be cliché enough CCPlease :/

P.S. ; THIS http://community.eveonline.com/news/news-channels/eve-online-news/update-using-repair-tool-may-fail?_ga=1.238414981.448403328.1426770409

Is NOTHING like the original post and now I have even more questions as to what the hell is going on in your offices.
Altrue
Exploration Frontier inc
Tactical-Retreat
#29 - 2015-05-29 16:21:08 UTC
I have no issue with CCP forcing players to patch things using their launcher instead of the repair tool...

But I hope you never remove the possibility to launch the game through the .exe, its so much simpler, faster, reliable... And convenient if you're using simlinks and the like.

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DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#30 - 2015-05-29 16:28:00 UTC
Altrue wrote:
I have no issue with CCP forcing players to patch things using their launcher instead of the repair tool...

But I hope you never remove the possibility to launch the game through the .exe, its so much simpler, faster, reliable... And convenient if you're using simlinks and the like.



oh they will. My gues sis eventually the aluncher will add valk and possibly legion to it. so you will use that to pick which game you want. But the launcher has a LONG way to go before that happens

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Bagrat Skalski
Koinuun Kotei
#31 - 2015-05-29 16:28:03 UTC
If I use launcher, I have to wait 1min 14 s to see character screen.
Using exe it was 36 s to see it. less than half minute of my life watching black screen. If you want people to use launcher and be thankfull for it, it have to be something like 40 s optimal logon time, and without grayed out buttons, "offlining" launchers and other "I am almost having a fun time" experiences.
Elenahina
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#32 - 2015-05-29 16:32:42 UTC
CCP Logibro wrote:
The exefile will still work with the next patch.

We'll be republishing a news article soon to clarify what is actually happening with the patch next week.
UPDATE: See this news item for details.


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Phoenix Jones
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#33 - 2015-05-29 16:51:58 UTC
We are going to have to come up with a "launcher improvement committee" to fix the issues with the launcher and improve its viability. Evefile.exe does bypass the improved security measures that CCP is trying to implement, and they will have to disable it eventually. If I had the flexibility of deploying multiple Eve clients through a single launcher click, I would.

Just about every modern mmo uses a launcher. Just about everybody hates them. It hits harder for us because we typically use multiple clients. there is also the ddos issues, grey button issue, broken launcher issue, slow patch issue, it running issue, etc.

Pitchfork away for now.

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Whiskey Wagon
Doomheim
#34 - 2015-05-29 17:00:44 UTC
Damage done. I think I'm finished paying money to be trolled by CCP. I can get that for free elsewhere on the internet.
DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#35 - 2015-05-29 17:01:16 UTC
I use the launcher for my 4 clients, i don;t really have many issues. but the slowness of it, is rather annoying. Esp on first log in. I do like that i cna easily alt with the launcher, as long as my last login was the account i want to alt.

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Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#36 - 2015-05-29 17:01:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Chribba
I welcome this (pardon my upcoming language) ******* change - IF! you actually implement a way to keep separate settings folders/stores!

Until you do, I couldn't care less about your 2FA changes. You screwing up my two-digit settings for a fail 2FA is not worth it. I survived 12 years without so I will survive another year or so until you sort things out.

also edit/did you even consult CSM in this case?! I think at least a few would have raised a few concern about this change...

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DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#37 - 2015-05-29 17:02:14 UTC
Whiskey Wagon wrote:
Damage done. I think I'm finished paying money to be trolled by CCP. I can get that for free elsewhere on the internet.



if thats the case, i'll be happy to take your stuff, just contract it to me i'll keep it safe for you =)

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Sturmwolke
#38 - 2015-05-29 17:13:14 UTC
Needs a tactical nukelar arty instead of pitchfork if they went ahead with it.
The Scylla DoD changes has inherent issues that I don't think they will ever resolve ... just like the wonderful launcher.
Seven Koskanaiken
Guerillas in the Mist
Outlanders United
#39 - 2015-05-29 17:32:29 UTC
Backpeddling V
SilentAsTheGrave
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#40 - 2015-05-29 17:35:59 UTC
Whiskey Wagon wrote:
Damage done. I think I'm finished paying money to be trolled by CCP. I can get that for free elsewhere on the internet.

Ok you are really exaggerating here.