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Dev blog: Testing a new EVE Launcher

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Raphendyr Nardieu
Avanto
Hole Control
#381 - 2015-10-20 07:54:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Raphendyr Nardieu
Slappy Andven wrote:
Logins to various test servers: If I have already entered my account information for TQ, why do I have to redo it for SISI or Duality? Couldn't it save just the credentials, and when I log into one of the other test servers, make profiles or whatever it does for each account?


From FAQ on second post:

CCP raRaRa wrote:

Switching between servers does not maintain a list of accounts. This is intended as each server has its own SSO. The tokens supplied for Tranquility may therefore not be valid for other servers.
CCP Snorlax
C C P
C C P Alliance
#382 - 2015-10-20 09:33:37 UTC
Maximus Aerelius wrote:
For transferring\copying EVE settings from Normal Launcher to BETA please view:



Hey CCP Snorlax, can we get this stickied\added to the the OP at all?

We┬┤re working on proper migration of settings, expect an update soon!

CCP Snorlax - Software Architect - Team RnB - @CCP_Snorlax - http://ccpsnorlax.blogspot.is/

Sgt Ocker
What Corp is it
#383 - 2015-10-20 11:16:51 UTC
Server went down 7 minutes ago - As expected - Launcher is still saying; Online, 12100 players, same as it did when the server went down.

10 mins down - Close Launcher, reopen launcher, still saying, Online 12,100 players. Can't connect, Getting connection failed blah blah message.

14 mins.. Launcher server status remained unchanged - Says TQ was online with 12,100 players - After restarting it again was able to connect.

Probably no big issue, just wanted to let someone know it is not showing when TQ is down, even after restarting the launcher several times.

My opinions are mine.

  If you don't like them or disagree with me that's OK.- - - - - - Just don't bother Hating - I don't care

It really is getting harder and harder to justify $23 a month for each sub.

Dare TheDarkness
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#384 - 2015-10-20 17:04:48 UTC
There's an error - crash window appears if you try to start the game while patch is downloading. Warning about missing files. That should be fixed by not allowing the game to start while patching. When patching is completed, game works and no problems whatsoever.

Ajunta Pal
Sith Wannabies Annonymous
#385 - 2015-10-21 08:11:36 UTC
Don't know if anyone has mentioned yet (don't want to read through 20+ pages) but you "can" get the new launcher to work with steam.

Step:
1) install new launcher
2) navigate to the steam install folder for eve
3) rename the launcher folder so you can undo things
4) copy the new launcher to the eve directory, should be in the "launcher" directory
5) inside the launcher directory, rename evelauncher.exe to launcher.exe

steam should launch the new launcher and when you get in game the steam overlay should still work - it works for me
Raphendyr Nardieu
Avanto
Hole Control
#386 - 2015-10-21 08:19:03 UTC
Launcher didn't update the game after yesterdays patch. I'll reinstall it today, if it doesn't start working otherwise.

Of course I tried refresh and restarting the launcher.
Kalfar Chillar
Resilience.
Initiative Mercenaries
#387 - 2015-10-21 13:49:56 UTC
The launcher seems to be stuck trying to download version 972915...

Also I am running it in the Developer release

http://i.imgur.com/XyUKYZx.png
CCP Snorlax
C C P
C C P Alliance
#388 - 2015-10-21 13:56:16 UTC
Kalfar Chillar wrote:
The launcher seems to be stuck trying to download version 972915...

Also I am running it in the Developer release

http://i.imgur.com/XyUKYZx.png

Yes, the previous version is broken. This is the risk you take with the development version...

CCP Snorlax - Software Architect - Team RnB - @CCP_Snorlax - http://ccpsnorlax.blogspot.is/

Anatta Buddhas
Point Of Union
Mental Compatibility
#389 - 2015-10-21 14:05:14 UTC
haven't tested a lot, but from 1st steps that block me to explore it(New Launcher) more profound :
*too slow reaction on text input(it takes 30 - 45 sec from moment text been typed > to appear);
*task bar - if icon is clicked twice = it launches 2 Launchers ( with actual launcher >> n-clicks =always 1 Launcher);
.. so more haven't tried yet Ugh

.. while in motion ~ be without going & coming, ..

Jaantrag
#390 - 2015-10-21 14:08:12 UTC
CCP Snorlax wrote:
Kalfar Chillar wrote:
The launcher seems to be stuck trying to download version 972915...

Also I am running it in the Developer release

http://i.imgur.com/XyUKYZx.png

Yes, the previous version is broken. This is the risk you take with the development version...


minimatar duck tape from the motd prolly broke ..

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Morwen Lagann
Tyrathlion Interstellar
#391 - 2015-10-21 14:28:49 UTC
The launcher appears to brick itself if it finds that it doesn't have enough disk space to complete an update.

I somehow ran out of disk space while I was asleep (not sure whether due to the launcher attempting to patch, or a steam download, or something) and the launcher basically sits completely non-responsive with this popup over it whenever I start it up - I can't do anything with it except kill the process through the task manager. The 'cancel' button does nothing, and the rest of the launcher doesn't respond to interaction.

I've tried renaming cache folders and nuking the individual client executables in its installation area, and I've tried logging out of my machine and back on, but nothing has managed to unstick the launcher.

The normal launcher ran clients just fine and didn't seem to think a patch was needed (or I just missed it because it was a quick one).

Morwen Lagann

CEO, Tyrathlion Interstellar

Coordinator, Arataka Research Consortium

Owner, The Golden Masque

Jaantrag
#392 - 2015-10-21 14:31:31 UTC
Morwen Lagann wrote:
The launcher appears to brick itself if it finds that it doesn't have enough disk space to complete an update.

I somehow ran out of disk space while I was asleep (not sure whether due to the launcher attempting to patch, or a steam download, or something) and the launcher basically sits completely non-responsive with this popup over it whenever I start it up - I can't do anything with it except kill the process through the task manager. The 'cancel' button does nothing, and the rest of the launcher doesn't respond to interaction.

I've tried renaming cache folders and nuking the individual client executables in its installation area, and I've tried logging out of my machine and back on, but nothing has managed to unstick the launcher.

The normal launcher ran clients just fine and didn't seem to think a patch was needed (or I just missed it because it was a quick one).


had the same issue prolly updated itself to a brick .. just reinstall the launcher

EVElopedia < add this to your sig to show u WANT it back

CCP Snorlax
C C P
C C P Alliance
#393 - 2015-10-21 14:41:37 UTC
Jaantrag wrote:
Morwen Lagann wrote:
The launcher appears to brick itself if it finds that it doesn't have enough disk space to complete an update.

I somehow ran out of disk space while I was asleep (not sure whether due to the launcher attempting to patch, or a steam download, or something) and the launcher basically sits completely non-responsive with this popup over it whenever I start it up - I can't do anything with it except kill the process through the task manager. The 'cancel' button does nothing, and the rest of the launcher doesn't respond to interaction.

I've tried renaming cache folders and nuking the individual client executables in its installation area, and I've tried logging out of my machine and back on, but nothing has managed to unstick the launcher.

The normal launcher ran clients just fine and didn't seem to think a patch was needed (or I just missed it because it was a quick one).


had the same issue prolly updated itself to a brick .. just reinstall the launcher

There is a reason you get a warning when you select the dev version...

CCP Snorlax - Software Architect - Team RnB - @CCP_Snorlax - http://ccpsnorlax.blogspot.is/

Mhowatt
Tradors'R'us
IChooseYou Holdings
#394 - 2015-10-21 16:09:59 UTC  |  Edited by: Mhowatt
Request for launcher and forgive me if been requested already....

It would be very helpful if the launcher would remember the position of the client window.

I run 3 clients and have them in windowed mode and move them around on my two monitors where I want them.

I often have them in the same spots. it would be amazing if the launcher would remember the last spot it was in when closed and reopen it in that same spot unique for each of the 3 clients. Lol

Otherwise GREAT program ... cudos.
Raphendyr Nardieu
Avanto
Hole Control
#395 - 2015-10-21 18:03:25 UTC
Raphendyr Nardieu wrote:
Launcher didn't update the game after yesterdays patch. I'll reinstall it today, if it doesn't start working otherwise.

Of course I tried refresh and restarting the launcher.


Apparently the problem was permissons in files under
SharedCache/tq
. Interestingly though I haven't run any eve stuff as administrator (except the launcher installation to get it under program files). Also the SharedCache permissions seems to be correct.

There was one time that the launcher update required admin permissions. Could that have left the launcher with admin privileges and thus updating some files with wrong permissions?

Edit: fixed the problem by removing the tq and sisi folders.
Kal'Han
Kador Trade Company
#396 - 2015-10-21 20:23:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Kal'Han
Anatta Buddhas wrote:
haven't tested a lot, but from 1st steps that block me to explore it(New Launcher) more profound :
*too slow reaction on text input(it takes 30 - 45 sec from moment text been typed > to appear);
.. so more haven't tried yet Ugh


i think it's chrome related, in a post of this thread there was something abut : minutes to load launcher and slow input
(launcher is a fancy web page displayed by chromium)
if you never installed chrome, then congrats, it's a new issue



edit, first page https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6082558#post6082558
Sgt Ocker
What Corp is it
#397 - 2015-10-21 21:15:30 UTC
Launcher - Broke
This started some time after DT. no amount of forcing it to close and reopening it will see it actually update;
Downloading new version 973036 - broke the launcher

This is really starting to get annoying;
Fullscreen window mode always has a gap at the bottom on secondary monitors.

My opinions are mine.

  If you don't like them or disagree with me that's OK.- - - - - - Just don't bother Hating - I don't care

It really is getting harder and harder to justify $23 a month for each sub.

Kal'Han
Kador Trade Company
#398 - 2015-10-21 22:16:25 UTC
Sgt Ocker wrote:
Launcher - Broke
This started some time after DT. no amount of forcing it to close and reopening it will see it actually update;
Downloading new version 973036 - broke the launcher

This is really starting to get annoying;
Fullscreen window mode always has a gap at the bottom on secondary monitors.


1 - don't play with "Dev" launcher, now uninstall it and go back to original "BETA", the warning message was something like "unless a dev ask you to go there, don't go there". original DL is here https://binaries.eveonline.com/EveLauncher-969236.exe
I'm sure you can simply reinstall over it, if you can confirm as there is lots of complaints like this one, it could help others


2 - are you sure your second client has the right resolution set up? and again as I'm pretty sure this was stated a few pages ago, this has nothing to do with the launcher... just how you set up your game
(agreed, CCP needs to work on something as they gave numbers recently on how 1 person out of 2 is using multiple account. but for launcher testing and feedback, that's beside the point)
CCP Avalon
C C P
C C P Alliance
#399 - 2015-10-21 23:51:05 UTC
Sgt Ocker wrote:
Launcher - Broke
This started some time after DT. no amount of forcing it to close and reopening it will see it actually update;
Downloading new version 973036 - broke the launcher

This is really starting to get annoying;
Fullscreen window mode always has a gap at the bottom on secondary monitors.

One of the hazards of running the development version.
Solution: uninstall launcher & reinstall a stable version (Release)

Launcher versions (and what they mean):
Development (Oh look, I changed a thing and stuff broke. Lets try something different. Might have to reinstall launcher.)
Staging (Things are looking better, and nothing has exploded, lets push to next level for further testing)
Release (Things are looking good, and no fedos were harmed during testing, push to beta participants/end users)

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Jaantrag
#400 - 2015-10-22 07:36:26 UTC
Sgt Ocker wrote:


smells like ur actualy using "fixed window" with a little off window size ... just change the window size in settings to what your monitor uses ..

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