These forums have been archived and are now read-only.

The new forums are live and can be found at https://forums.eveonline.com/

EVE General Discussion

 
  • Topic is locked indefinitely.
 

RIP Login Screen

Author
Indahmawar Fazmarai
#21 - 2013-05-21 22:26:04 UTC
Darkness Assasin wrote:
Indahmawar Fazmarai wrote:
March rabbit wrote:
just found for myself that you can switch chars (inside one account) faster than before:
- switch to launcher, press "Launch"

current client will close and you have new select char screen. No need to relogin and all this stuff.

looks like good improvement for me


Swithcing to deskotp breaks my keyboard layout and i had the launcher configured to close after laucnhing as otherwise it woulnd't close even after exiting EVE.

And why did they remove the login screen without a warning? Who do they think they are these noob developers, messing with our game like that?


Using the method i posted above,you can log off too.Like the old days!


Will try when I can update to build 538542. Certainly gonna skip the launcher if it is what I saw on Sisi.
Sentamon
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#22 - 2013-05-21 22:28:56 UTC
Chribba wrote:
but unlikely that one will remain for a long time...

/c


Lets hope not. That would be terrible.

~ Professional Forum Alt  ~

Pertuabo Enkidgan
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#23 - 2013-05-21 22:33:05 UTC
Darkness Assasin wrote:
What are you all talking about ?
The login screen is still here.Go and launch EVE from here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\CCP\EVE\bin\exefile.exe

If you have multiple folders for multiple accounts do the same for each one.
I am not sure what's going to happen if there is patch available.You might have to use the launcher to update.
Log off works too!

Did that work for you ? Blink

Ok, now show me the part in which they're making a new theme for Odyssey.

Nex Killer
Perkone
Caldari State
#24 - 2013-05-21 22:33:29 UTC
Warpshade wrote:
Nex Killer wrote:
Chribba wrote:
At least (for now) you can bypass the launcher using exefile.exe, but unlikely that one will remain for a long time...

The SSO login is pretty bad for those that have multiple clients.

/c


It's so bad for multiple clients or if you want to switch characters you have to reopen the launcher each time. The Log Off button was removed.


Yea I noticed this too, whilst I think logging in from the launcher is a good idea, I didn't think it also warranted removal of the old log off button whilst ingame. Overall the efficiency of the old way vs the new probably isn't that much of a difference, just a matter of adapting to the new. However lets face it, this new method is probably more financial decision since the company no longer has to spend money on making new login screens or composing new login music, call me sentimental.


The main reason I liked the old log off button was it would restart the client automatically and all I had to do was retype the password. Now I multibox 4 clients with ISBoxer and have to change our my PI about every 2 days. The old log off had it so much easier when I changed characters. Now if they add in a switch character button I wouldn't be so eeeeh about this new launcher.

Darkness Assasin wrote:
What are you all talking about ?
The login screen is still here.Go and launch EVE from here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\CCP\EVE\bin\exefile.exe

If you have multiple folders for multiple accounts do the same for each one.
I am not sure what's going to happen if there is patch available.You might have to use the launcher to update.
Log off works too!

Did that work for you ? Blink


They already said their removing the client login screen soon. But for right now it's going to stay.
Joxxy
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#25 - 2013-05-21 22:33:48 UTC
I will miss the old launcher come new expansion.

Something tells me they will kill alternative ways of logging to EVE some summer expansion.

The new launcher is a useless resource hog for us with slower comps that brings NOTHING to the game.

I will miss you old launcher. New one sucks.
Anyura
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#26 - 2013-05-21 23:05:02 UTC
Warpshade wrote:
I will miss the new Login music with each expansion =(

p.s Apocrypha was my favourite login music theme.


WHAT?! No new login themes?

CryCryCryCry
Shanerous Lorenthien
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#27 - 2013-05-21 23:07:24 UTC
Caroline Grace
Retrostellar Boulevard
#28 - 2013-05-21 23:09:02 UTC
I'm greatly disturbed by removal of login screens.

I do not approve this.

And I bet there will be a huge outcry, 100 times bigger than for bringing back Jukebox. Oh my.

I'm Caroline Grace, and this is my favorite musical on the Citadel.

Anyura
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#29 - 2013-05-21 23:27:04 UTC
We've finally found out how the perpetual motion machine works. It's the old launcher doing 7200rpm in its grave. Evil
Anabella Rella
Gradient
Electus Matari
#30 - 2013-05-21 23:48:31 UTC
I suppose this new launcher will be better from a technology standpoint in the long term and I understand the reasons for it but, damn, I too will miss the login screen and new theme music with each expansion.

My favorite was Revelations II because that's when I started playing. Hearing the old music brought back pleasant memories from the days when I was a newbie and the Eve universe was huge and full of wonder. I really miss those days now that I've morphed into a jaded vet.

When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around.

Messoroz
AQUILA INC
Verge of Collapse
#31 - 2013-05-22 00:02:50 UTC
Nex Killer wrote:
Chribba wrote:
At least (for now) you can bypass the launcher using exefile.exe, but unlikely that one will remain for a long time...

The SSO login is pretty bad for those that have multiple clients.

/c


It's so bad for multiple clients or if you want to switch characters you have to reopen the launcher each time. The Log Off button was removed.


You can just map Ctrl-Q to logoff LOL.
Xavier Liche
ACME Mineral and Gas
#32 - 2013-05-22 00:09:00 UTC
Having multiple accounts with the new screen is horrible, guess they want to discourage that Roll
GreenSeed
#33 - 2013-05-22 00:44:18 UTC
i don't mind the new launcher, what i do mind is having accounts separated... can we please have a merge?


a good model is... *shrugs* blizzard's battle.net

you have only one log in, and then you can select which account to log in into. all with one password. ofc this requires authentication.

also, can we please have a proper character log in screen? been 10 years already...
Valari Nala Zena
Perkone
Caldari State
#34 - 2013-05-22 00:52:18 UTC
I'd forgive CCP, if only i could switch characters without logging completely the **** out (hint)
Shadow Lord77
Shadow Industries I
#35 - 2013-05-22 01:00:36 UTC
CCP's been boozing too much.
xarjin
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#36 - 2013-05-22 01:45:47 UTC
Shanerous Lorenthien wrote:


Several months later the Retribution login screen and music is still as magnificent as the first day i saw it. Gives me chills every single time i turn up the bass Cool
Minmatar Citizen160812
The LGBT Last Supper
#37 - 2013-05-22 01:45:47 UTC
Well...we are talking about the company that removed ship spinning...

They redo gate jump effects and undocking animations to get rid of blank loading screens...then they add one to the launching process. CCP at it's finest.
Vega Makutu
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#38 - 2013-05-22 01:54:25 UTC
I haven't yet tried the new login procedure.

Whatever the case may be, is it still possible to be logged in on multiple accounts at the same time, or are we limited to only one account?
xarjin
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#39 - 2013-05-22 01:59:45 UTC
Vega Makutu wrote:
I haven't yet tried the new login procedure.

Whatever the case may be, is it still possible to be logged in on multiple accounts at the same time, or are we limited to only one account?


You certainly can login multiple accounts with the new launcher login however the process is both clumsy and theres no glorious beautiful login screen to greet you.

When you currently sign in from the launcher your forced to skip past the animated login screen directly to character selection. The launcher has an option to change accounts you login with that doesn't shutdown running clients but it's still rather clumsy.
xarjin
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#40 - 2013-05-22 02:04:29 UTC  |  Edited by: xarjin
Minmatar Citizen160812 wrote:
Well...we are talking about the company that removed ship spinning...

They redo gate jump effects and undocking animations to get rid of blank loading screens...then they add one to the launching process. CCP at it's finest.


The new gate jump effect is awesome the first dozen times but it gets really tedious and annoying after a few hours. After spending a few hours on the test server and going back to Retribution on Tranquility I find myself enjoying the current jump effect more then the one everyone was cheering for at fanfest.

The new pod death transition effect on sisi is however pretty awesome.