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EVE Launcher issues and workarounds

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Quaz244
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#21 - 2012-04-05 02:02:51 UTC
tried going to this link someone posted here,, doesnt work

http://cdn1.eveonline.com/356901/evepremiumpatch356901.exe

Results in :

ERROR
The requested URL could not be retrieved

While trying to retrieve the URL: http://cdn1.eveonline.com/356901/evepremiumpatch356901.exe

The following error was encountered:

Connection to 8.26.196.251 Failed

The system returned:

(110) Connection timed out

The remote host or network may be down. Please try the request again.

Your cache administrator is webmaster.
Generated Thu, 05 Apr 2012 01:47:56 GMT by google.com (squid/2.7.STABLE6)


The launcher was failing also saying "No connection could be made to the content server. "
The repair tool failed many times.

So finally I decided to uninstall the game, download the full client and do a fresh install,, however at the download link below

http://community.eveonline.com/download/?fallback=1

Download the three files below, the executable plus the two payload files. Once you have completed the downloads, make sure all three files are located in the same directory. Find the executable and run it. The installer should start installing Eve Online from the downloaded payload files.

Executable <-- downloads ok
Payload 1 <-- fails, downloads with a file size of 0 bytes
Payload 2 <-- fails, downloads with a file size of 0 bytes

So I'm not even able to download what I need for a full fresh install, totally stuck here ~~




bp920091
Black Aces
Goonswarm Federation
#22 - 2012-04-05 10:31:48 UTC
just do what i have been doing for the past 2-3 weeks now. Download the patches individually and apply them to your eve-client

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=1077119#post1077119

^^^^^ Link to the Download Megathread started by numerous people. Dunno if it will help you, considering that they are patches to x64 bit windows OSs (at least for me). If nothing else, you tried another method.

Look, i like the direction that CCP is going, but please, dont rely on the community to keep uploading patches for YOUR game,
just have these downloadable on your website (not by going through the launcher, we need ANOTHER method as backup).

Proper deployment method is simple, when you have a new product, keep OFFICIAL support for the OLD product until Major problems are solved.

Well, off to go grind some more stations...

-bp920091
GM Retrofire
Game Masters
C C P Alliance
#23 - 2012-04-05 15:58:41 UTC
We've gathered information on patches and their links and put up a forum sticky for it here:
https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=92005&find=unread

If you are still having problems patching go to the forum link to download the necessary patches for you.

GM Retrofire| Senior Game Master

Jita Jolene
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#24 - 2012-04-09 22:43:42 UTC
There is an issue that is likely intended, but does not make sense from my perspective.

I can maximize the launcher window from the task bar by clicking the taskbar icon. I click a second time, but unlike a normal program, it will not then minimize.

Why does the launcher need to be like an over-staying guest? Why not click once to maximize, click a second time to minimize.

I am glad the minimize button works on the window itself, but why does it behave the normal way from the task bar?
silverfoxarran Gengod
Doomheim
#25 - 2012-04-10 06:02:37 UTC
my game wont launch in general it just says unexpected error occurred run repair toll but it does nothing
ItchyJuffoWup
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#26 - 2012-04-10 20:48:25 UTC
Launcher not opening. it runs some window and encounters an error. then tells me to run repair.exe. i run it and it says error occured see repair.exe.doc or something. any ideas?

"Insert witty quote from some old dead poet here"

Pipalmighty
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#27 - 2012-04-11 19:04:44 UTC
I've got the same issue as Itchy, but My PC went to a BSOD when I tried to log in via the launcher, and after I restarted it, I started getting the "Please run repair.exe" message, but it's still broken.

is there a quick way to try to re-install the game without having to re-download the whole thing?
KanashiiKami
#28 - 2012-04-12 17:38:37 UTC  |  Edited by: KanashiiKami
o man here we go again ... launcher jams

ok guys if update doesnt work ....

i ran repair 11 times n it fixed it

WUT ???

Saul Caris
#29 - 2012-04-13 15:00:35 UTC
Posting to say I'd also like the Steam overlay problem fixed! Any thoughts CCP?
Pax Gemeny
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#30 - 2012-04-14 13:45:08 UTC  |  Edited by: Pax Gemeny
KanashiiKami wrote:
Roccus wrote:
Turning off the virus and/or firewall is NOT an option for me! i am not going to walk any risk just becouse they fail to make the launcher work like intended. All games i have that uses launchers or websites run just fine also does eve when i start it by bypassing the launcher with exefile.exe in the bin directory (this only works if u got a fresh installation from the latest version).

It seems they pushing patches like every day now so if you have the launcher problem your pretty screwed couse in my case i need to download the full client almost each freakin day install it and bypass the launcher as discribed above. This is getting to the point where i realy think if its worth my money. I realy like the new stuff ccp is doing but the launcher is killing my desire to play the game. If ALL other stuff works exept for the eve launcher (aka eve destroyer!) it's pretty obvious where the problem is....



u have to use repair.exe bro ... n not only just run it once

and if for some reason the repair always screws up? clear ur bulkdata n the C drive eve cache


My repair.exe usually locks up after the same amount of time the launcher does, which is at 15% to 25% (according to the launcher). REGARDLESS.
Running Repair repeatedly ... well, after about 20 attempts and no single completion of the program (and a day wasted) I tend to give up.

Another side-effect on my side with the launcher running default 5 threads is hogging -ALL- lan trafic. Can't even connect to my router after the launcher or repair tool locks up.
KanashiiKami
#31 - 2012-04-27 04:26:13 UTC
i wonder if we can vote to fire the CCP CEO ?

WUT ???

KanashiiKami
#32 - 2012-04-27 05:43:10 UTC
k solved

it is still using the same re-run repair till it fixes approach. it seems in my case, i had to upgrade ATI drivers and direct-X.

never used any launcher, launcher seems to be unfixing the program ...

WUT ???

botcher0
WYNX Industries
WYNX
#33 - 2012-04-27 16:20:13 UTC
The new Launcher/Updater makes trouble with personal Firewalls, because he always makes a random new directory inside \Temp\ and wants to start an internet connection from there.
Possible solution: Always use the same directory (best inside the Eve Game Dir). With this everybody can allow the setup program to connect to the internet without security issues.
ZyndeII
Legio Prima Victrix
#34 - 2012-04-30 16:20:30 UTC
Soo .. a new update again today, and - as usual - the patcher's screwed up again. Same compatibility error I always get after trying to patch. None of the wiki articles or notes about disabling NOD32 packet filtering or anything else helped, and I am STILL stuck with having to get one of my corp mates to rar his launcher folder and send it to me so that I can play.

We looking at a PROPER fix here anytime soon ??
Hactar 42
House of Sins
#35 - 2012-05-01 11:51:35 UTC
since a few days i have a new issue:

when i try to start a second instance of the client, the launcher says:

"the Eve-launcher cannot refresh a folder which is being used by other processes. please stop the following process: exefile.exe"

yay
Kumori Masurao
Rage Innovations
#36 - 2012-05-01 11:54:31 UTC
ZyndeII wrote:
Soo .. a new update again today, and - as usual - the patcher's screwed up again. Same compatibility error I always get after trying to patch. None of the wiki articles or notes about disabling NOD32 packet filtering or anything else helped, and I am STILL stuck with having to get one of my corp mates to rar his launcher folder and send it to me so that I can play.

We looking at a PROPER fix here anytime soon ??


I've had to ignore the launcher and just run the ExeFile.exe from the bin directory to run the client. No idea why CCP decided to have a launcher that patched to an incompatible version.

I tried the file that others have mentioned in the 64bit thread but the launcher just updated itself back to the incompatible version again.
Chatton
#37 - 2012-05-01 19:56:50 UTC
same issue as post #35. none of my pc's (laptop win7x64/pc vista home premium) will launch a SECOND client. this happens after latest patch of escalation on april 24th. never had issue launching multi-clients other than poor frame rate. (i dont own state of the art pc/laptop so...)
GM Grave
Game Masters
C C P Alliance
#38 - 2012-05-01 20:07:14 UTC
We are aware of an issue with the launcher, whereby opening multiple instances of the EVE client may display errors. While we are working to deploy a fix for this issue as soon as possible, in the mean time it is possible to work around this issue by running evefile.exe from your EVE installation directory.

I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Lead GM Grave | Senior Project Lead | CCP Customer Support | EVE Online | DUST 514

Hannott Thanos
Notorious Legion
SCRUBS.
#39 - 2012-05-01 20:08:19 UTC
GM Grave wrote:
We are aware of an issue with the launcher, whereby opening multiple instances of the EVE client may display errors. While we are working to deploy a fix for this issue as soon as possible, in the mean time it is possible to work around this issue by running evefile.exe from your EVE installation directory.

I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Or just don't close the launcher when you press play, and then press play again

while (CurrentSelectedTarget.Status == ShipStatus.Alive) {

     _myShip.FireAllGuns(CurrentSelectedTarget);

}

Chatton
#40 - 2012-05-01 21:00:32 UTC
Hannott Thanos wrote:
GM Grave wrote:
We are aware of an issue with the launcher, whereby opening multiple instances of the EVE client may display errors. While we are working to deploy a fix for this issue as soon as possible, in the mean time it is possible to work around this issue by running evefile.exe from your EVE installation directory.

I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Or just don't close the launcher when you press play, and then press play again

thx Hannott. Works for me for the time being. Big smile