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CCP Phantom
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C C P Alliance
#1 - 2012-03-12 14:58:22 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
As announced earlier, we will install the new EVE Launcher with EVE Online: Crucible 1.5 on Tuesday, March 13.

You will be asked to download a small patch on Tuesday which will contain the Launcher. When that is done, the EVE Launcher will start and automatically update your client to the correct version and download the required data.

The EVE Launcher has several advantages over our previous approach. It saves the download progress in case of crash so you do not need to download the whole patch again, it displays useful information while updating your client, it easily allows patching of multiple clients in different folders although manual patches outside the launcher are no longer supported and, most importantly, it allows us to improve the login mechanism drastically in the future.

More information about the EVE Launcher is available in this devblog and on this EVElopedia page.

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#2 - 2012-03-12 15:01:43 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Cascade
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As of 01:40 GMT (14th March) we released a new Launcher and a new repair tool to resolve some issues that players have been experiencing during the initial deployment of Crucible 1.5.

Those of you experiencing issues with the Launcher or updating the game, please follow these steps:

1. Reboot the computer.
2. Navigate to the EVE client install folder.
3. Run the Repair tool until it finshes.
4. Run eve.exe from the same folder

We ask people to reboot their computer to make sure that there are no locked files or other processes running while running the repair tool. This would otherwise interfere with the repair tool and prevent the client from updating.

Please let us know if this resolves the issues you are experiencing.

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Texty
State War Academy
Caldari State
#3 - 2012-03-12 19:27:01 UTC  |  Edited by: Texty
The Evelopedea page doesn't seem to have any line breaks within each sentence. It's really wideBig smile
(WinXP sp3, Firefox 10.0.2)
I Love Boobies
All Hail Boobies
#4 - 2012-03-12 21:12:44 UTC
So, we will have to do NTFS Junction points to run multiple characters, or install multiple clients for each character? I am not sure if I am technically reliable enough to do the junction points listed, nor do I want to eat up that much drive space installing extra clients just to play multiple characters. If this is the case, then I am afraid I might have to kiss EVE goodbye.
Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#5 - 2012-03-12 22:40:56 UTC
Does anybody know how big the patch/update to 1.5 is?
Some of us with limited download (4G) need to know. Cool


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CCP Cascade
#6 - 2012-03-12 23:45:28 UTC
I Love Boobies wrote:
So, we will have to do NTFS Junction points to run multiple characters, or install multiple clients for each character?


No. You can launch multiple instances of the same install, just like you can today. The Launcher does not change that.

What did you read to make you think you would have to install multiple clients to run multiple characters at the same time? I want to know so that I can fix that up so that others don't follow to the same misguided conclusion.

Associate Technical Producer - Core Technology Group

Jace Errata
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#7 - 2012-03-13 00:58:29 UTC
Texty wrote:
The Evelopedea page doesn't seem to have any line breaks within each sentence. It's really wideBig smile
(WinXP sp3, Firefox 10.0.2)

This. Except I have FF 3.6.27. (I am aware it's outdated, but I'm pretty sure the update would find some way to cripple my netbook. Luckily this isn't my EVE PC...)

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#8 - 2012-03-13 01:29:23 UTC
CCP Cascade wrote:
I Love Boobies wrote:
So, we will have to do NTFS Junction points to run multiple characters, or install multiple clients for each character?


No. You can launch multiple instances of the same install, just like you can today. The Launcher does not change that.

What did you read to make you think you would have to install multiple clients to run multiple characters at the same time? I want to know so that I can fix that up so that others don't follow to the same misguided conclusion.



In the FAQ section of the EVElopedia on the new new installer, towards the bottom. I probably misread the meaning, but when I read it, it made me believe you wouldn't be able to run multiple characters with the same install. Here is the text I was talking about:

"To avoid having to install multiple clients on the same machine, you can use NTFS Junction Points. More information can be found here: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Multiple_clients"
Marcus Caspius
#9 - 2012-03-13 01:39:37 UTC
Here are some suggested improvements that could make starting up EvE way easier.

AttentionAttentionhttps://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=80229&find=unread

Grammatical error and spelling mistakes are included for your entertainment!

Ibeau Renoir
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2012-03-13 02:12:36 UTC
Say you have PuTTY make an SSH tunnel that points to TQ, then you tell the client to connect to localhost (and PuTTY forwards the connection to TQ). Since the client thinks it's connecting to a server other than TQ, it makes a new settings and cache folder with all the defaults and any changes you make go away when you connect directly. But if you make a junction point for the "localhost" server pointing to the one for TQ, then magically the settings you use when you happen to be connecting via a tunnel are shared with the ones you use when you connect directly. I gather Vista and Win7 (and of course Mac OS and Linux) also let you use symlinks to do the same thing.

But... you don't need multiple installs to run multiple clients, never mind junction points. I do just fine with one.

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Alouette Bistrot
Sentinel Event
404 Alliance Not Found
#11 - 2012-03-13 04:53:46 UTC
I use a Mac and have been unable to connect to Sisi since the launch of the launcher.

I haven't seen any reliable way to do it and am convinced that when the update launches tomorrow I will also be unable to run multiple clients.

I haven't seen any updated accurate information addressing this, if this is the case, I see a lot of people pretty upset that they can't multiclient. I know a lot of people that pay to run clients simultaneously and losing the ability to do it will be game changing.

Can you take the time to spell out how to do this for PC and mac and update the posts that describe the old, broken methods?

Seems like such a little thing.

Misanth
RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE
#12 - 2012-03-13 10:00:40 UTC
I second what the guys posted above, EVE wiki's width is broken, using Firefox as well.

I've got a question as well:

Quote:
Q: How will I manage multiple installs?
A: If you currently have multiple clients installed on the same machine, you can use the Import/Export feature under the Patches tab in the settings menu. This also works between machines but only if you are updating both of them from, and to, the same version.


..does that affect settings in any way? I assume the settings is not affected by client updates, but it's vital for me to know. I run multiple installs just with the specific reason as to run different setups. Like how I have one setup with 'everything max' (graphics etc) used for PvP, and for multiboxing carebearing I have mid- and low-gfx installs.
This shouldn't be an issue I take it, but just want to confirm.

And if you can, it'd be nice if you updated the first post with how long you expect the extended d/t will be today.
Just an hour to go, and I went here to try find that info. Ingame popup just said "11:00 to 12:15", and I bet more than me would find it useful to have it posted on the forums.. P

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CCP Gangleri
C C P
C C P Alliance
#13 - 2012-03-13 11:35:36 UTC
Alouette Bistrot wrote:
I use a Mac and have been unable to connect to Sisi since the launch of the launcher.

I haven't seen any reliable way to do it and am convinced that when the update launches tomorrow I will also be unable to run multiple clients.

I haven't seen any updated accurate information addressing this, if this is the case, I see a lot of people pretty upset that they can't multiclient. I know a lot of people that pay to run clients simultaneously and losing the ability to do it will be game changing.

Can you take the time to spell out how to do this for PC and mac and update the posts that describe the old, broken methods?

Seems like such a little thing.



On Mac you can use the clone maker, I have just updated the link to the updated version that should work just fine with Crucible 1.5
http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Multiple_clients#Using_the_EVE_Clonemaker

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Amun Khonsu
Ice Fire Warriors
#14 - 2012-03-13 11:36:09 UTC
Dont you guys test this stuff before you release it?

Windows 7 Professional with a good PC to back it up and it wont update.

Keep getting message that the Launcher quit working.

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Amun Khonsu
Ice Fire Warriors
#15 - 2012-03-13 11:38:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Amun Khonsu
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TheSmokingHertog
Julia's Interstellar Trade Emperium
#16 - 2012-03-13 11:39:08 UTC
Wokring launcher, now downloading patches - Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

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Willl Adama
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#17 - 2012-03-13 11:40:11 UTC
Seems like a good upgrade, thanks for this

(logging in -> downloading patch -> closing client -> installing patch -> reopening client -> downloading another patch; never really seemed reasonable!)

Hi

Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2012-03-13 11:43:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Solstice Project
Launcher downloads the patch now. Slowly..

I'm missing a "x KB/sec, y MBytes of z MBytes already downloaded".
CCP Donut Golem
C C P
C C P Alliance
#19 - 2012-03-13 11:46:30 UTC
Amun Khonsu wrote:


Hi, would you mind uploading the contents of [EVE Directory]\launcher\cache\launcher.log to https://bugs.eveonline.com/ ? We'd love to get some more data regarding this. Thanks!
CCP Donut Golem
C C P
C C P Alliance
#20 - 2012-03-13 11:47:31 UTC
Solstice Project wrote:
Launcher downloads the patch now. Slowly..

I'm missing a "x KB/sec, y MBytes of z MBytes already downloaded".


This first run of the Launcher checksums your client directory for comparison. This will be cached for all future runs, so expect future patches to run much more quickly Smile.
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