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« Reply #160 on: August 17, 2009, 10:10:39 PM »

It seems to be downloading OK now.  I haven't had any freezes recently.
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« Reply #161 on: August 17, 2009, 10:14:57 PM »

If someone (even closed beta testers who updated seem to be having problems), anyone, can actually patch up and play, please post a screenshot or a flare or something. I'm hitting the road home in a bit.
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« Reply #162 on: August 17, 2009, 10:16:06 PM »

New patcher still freezes on me every 20mb or so.
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« Reply #163 on: August 17, 2009, 10:25:46 PM »

OH F ME! JUST F ME!!! Firefox crashed..the bastard..now I have to start over...it was 80% done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
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« Reply #164 on: August 17, 2009, 10:29:24 PM »

Restarted my patch around 4pm MST and got to as far as 44% at which point it just stalled out. Waited about 10 minutes with no activity so closed the client and restarted now when I sign in to the client it says "Patching" but never actually starts the patch process. Thinking I will wait a few days and check it out then. Aion is looking like a better prospect at the moment  ninja
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« Reply #165 on: August 17, 2009, 10:30:29 PM »

If you're using Fileplanet's Download Manager, it can usually resume where you left off.  icon_smile

I've seen some posts that Fileplanet updated its open beta client at some point to something more recent, so some people are starting over and downloading that version. I don't know if it's the thing to do or not, here's one of the threads on it.
http://forums.champions-online.com/showthread.php?t=31053
Something about looking for a file marked 8/15 instead of one marked 7/27

I'm omw home and I'll see how screwed up it is for me.  icon_razz
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« Reply #166 on: August 17, 2009, 10:33:00 PM »

Is this a case of servers not handling the traffic or something screwed up in the file directories\download?

I think I tend to agree with a post over on the O-forums.........."why not just take the patcher down until they've fixed it?"
You have alot of people fudging with things in an attempt to fix the problem(s) the less knowledgable are getting frustrated and wondering if they're doing something wrong, etc.
Just shut it down till you fix it.
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« Reply #167 on: August 17, 2009, 10:37:59 PM »

Gametrailers has a new travel power video up for anyone just sitting around waiting.

...and some new Starcraft 2 videos as well (I think), just in case you are REALLY bored.

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« Reply #168 on: August 17, 2009, 10:41:53 PM »

Had to restart mine again as well, but now its flying. I'm at 45% already.
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« Reply #169 on: August 17, 2009, 10:46:09 PM »

Getting 1.5MB/sec... Lookin good  thumbsup
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« Reply #170 on: August 17, 2009, 10:47:47 PM »

Mine keeps dying, and here I was hoping to get some time in tonight...bah!
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« Reply #171 on: August 17, 2009, 11:00:36 PM »

Im not using Vileplanet's download manager.
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« Reply #172 on: August 17, 2009, 11:23:29 PM »

My folder's definitely 7/27, not 8/15, so I'm thinking of deleting pre-load and trying to snare the latest version, if that's really the case.

OK I'm just going to use my 7/27 and we'll see what happens or doesn't happens.  icon_razz
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« Reply #173 on: August 17, 2009, 11:25:05 PM »

I posted in either this thread or another that I updated to 8-15 this morning.
Still having the same issues you are all having. So not sure if it helps, but I guess it can't hurt.
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« Reply #174 on: August 17, 2009, 11:28:26 PM »

I wonder if they've taken the patcher down. I can't even get it to load to the starting screen now?
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« Reply #175 on: August 17, 2009, 11:28:39 PM »

Cryptics launcher still will not patch, Im running version _08_17_13_50. I can sign in and it says "patching" but the file/s never start to download. I have tryed restarting several times. I am now hearing there's a newer version up on Fileplanet but the line to download it is ridiculous as well. Think Im done for the evening. I wonder if other hobbyists have to endure this sort of thing.
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« Reply #176 on: August 17, 2009, 11:33:34 PM »

Quote from: Abaddon on August 17, 2009, 11:28:39 PM

Cryptics launcher still will not patch, Im running version _08_17_13_50. I can sign in and it says "patching" but the file/s never start to download. I have tryed restarting several times. I am now hearing there's a newer version up on Fileplanet but the line to download it is ridiculous as well. Think Im done for the evening. I wonder if other hobbyists have to endure this sort of thing.

Well I know model airplane enthusiasts can't fly in Thunderstorms, and golfers have to be careful as well... icon_wink
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« Reply #177 on: August 17, 2009, 11:38:30 PM »

Holding my breath, crossing my fingers, etc., but right now the patch speed for me is very spry...


Someone probably pointed out at some point that it doesn't need to download 3.6GB of files - it needs to "patch" that amount of files. So I guess maybe that 952MB number is closer to the actual download. Alas, on cue, it's bogging down at about the 54-55% mark of the patch download itself, for me.  Roll Eyes Aaaaand it's frozen at 54%... Ah, ah it started up again... c'mon baby!
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« Reply #178 on: August 17, 2009, 11:50:20 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on August 17, 2009, 11:38:30 PM

Holding my breath, crossing my fingers, etc., but right now the patch speed for me is very spry...


Someone probably pointed out at some point that it doesn't need to download 3.6GB of files - it needs to "patch" that amount of files. So I guess maybe that 952MB number is closer to the actual download. Alas, on cue, it's bogging down at about the 54-55% mark of the patch download itself, for me.  Roll Eyes Aaaaand it's frozen at 54%... Ah, ah it started up again... c'mon baby!

I've been at this since 1:00...........you've gotten further in a half an hour than I have all day.
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« Reply #179 on: August 17, 2009, 11:51:06 PM »

Yeah I have 1917 MBs left to patch, but it just keeps dying.

This must be the mini-game they included. What a value.  icon_razz
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« Reply #180 on: August 17, 2009, 11:53:57 PM »

This reminds me of when I downloaded Bullfrog's Syndicate Wars on a 2400 baud dialup modem. I think it took about 2 1/2 days.  icon_razz

I have about 2,023 MBs to patch, myself. Come on baby! 56%!!! I assume closing and restarting the patcher has no effect?

Now it's kind of trickling consistently (like .1MB a pop) but at least it's steady. No. Dammit.  icon_razz
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« Reply #181 on: August 18, 2009, 12:05:03 AM »

I guess I'm alone, but I had no problem at all updating and getting in game right when it opened.  been playing for the last 7 hours.

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« Reply #182 on: August 18, 2009, 12:06:50 AM »

Well post some screenshots for crying out loud.  icon_smile Or, are you being sarcastic?  smirk

BTW, I've seen posts that holding down the "F9" key for a couple of seconds while the patcher's running will show you the files it's running through. Hold the F9 key again for a couple of seconds to make the screen go away (or, just click the corner X to close it like a regular window).
Like so:

Part of me wonders if the patcher would work better if it did things one at a time instead of what appears to be multitasking.

A lot of folks are getting stuck on certain files including the game client .exe file itself around the 90-99% range of finishing the patching process.
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« Reply #183 on: August 18, 2009, 12:07:19 AM »

Well, I have a very fast cable connection so I know its not my DL speed. Stop and starting gets me about 50kbs before it freezes again. I might be in beta by the time the X-pac is released... icon_wink
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« Reply #184 on: August 18, 2009, 12:11:48 AM »

To stop and start are people hitting cancel and starting over, or just closing the patcher window and restarting it that way?
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« Reply #185 on: August 18, 2009, 12:13:48 AM »

Because the red X works for me, I counsel using that over the cancel button.

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« Reply #186 on: August 18, 2009, 12:16:19 AM »

Boy do I feel like a moron for uninstalling my CB client and letting the OB client from Fileplanet inflate and patch.  icon_cry

The patcher was going okay before I went out, but when I got back, it had stalled at maybe 2% further than when I left. Re-started it and it stalled again a little further long. Now it seems to have stalled at 49.8%

It does seem to be like a Turbine patcher in that it remembers what it already patched if you close it. It starts up where it left off.
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« Reply #187 on: August 18, 2009, 12:16:42 AM »

Quote from: Blackjack on August 18, 2009, 12:06:50 AM

Well post some screenshots for crying out loud.  icon_smile Or, are you being sarcastic?  smirk

BTW, I've seen posts that holding down the "F9" key for a couple of seconds while the patcher's running will show you the files it's running through. Hold the F9 key again for a couple of seconds to make the screen go away (or, just click the corner X to close it like a regular window).
Like so:

Part of me wonders if the patcher would work better if it did things one at a time instead of what appears to be multitasking.

A lot of folks are getting stuck on certain files including the game client .exe file itself around the 90-99% range of finishing the patching process.

I like that F9 thing, it let's see that it's actually doing something...
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« Reply #188 on: August 18, 2009, 12:18:14 AM »

It just froze... All bandwidth from F9 is now at 0. This is actually a handy feature and would be nice to just toggle on and off...
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« Reply #189 on: August 18, 2009, 12:22:45 AM »

Well, I restarted the patcher and now nothing comes up on the patch screen at all, I can't even get back to the patch screen. Sigh. Guess I should've left well enough alone.  disgust Or, maybe everyone has gone to zilch. Who knows? Maybe they wised up and shut the whole thing down to try to fix it, as folks have suggested.

For today, that's it for me. I'm gonna go play LOTRO and hope the powers that be figure out what the heck they're doing overnight.  icon_neutral
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« Reply #190 on: August 18, 2009, 12:40:24 AM »

well, here's my last character from the closed beta:




I just kept on hitting random for the costume and eventually got that one.


and huh.. took the dogs out and the patcher jumped to 51%.
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« Reply #191 on: August 18, 2009, 12:41:07 AM »

Yeah same thing happened to me. I figured I'd reboot to see if that changed anything like unlock a file.
Oh, well.
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« Reply #192 on: August 18, 2009, 12:48:04 AM »

Got it. Installing now.
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« Reply #193 on: August 18, 2009, 12:49:10 AM »

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« Reply #194 on: August 18, 2009, 12:55:26 AM »

I know some people who patched all morning and then played all day.  crybaby icon_cry
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« Reply #195 on: August 18, 2009, 01:20:44 AM »

and... I'M IN!  behold, Miss Tickle 2.0!





here outfit was pretty much made by clicking 'randomize', and I tweaked it a bit.
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« Reply #196 on: August 18, 2009, 01:34:43 AM »

The good news for me is I got back in (after completing a few LOTRO quests), and the amount of files to be patched is down to 1.6GB (so it did retain my progress-to-date I think?). But it's only patched about 280MB of that, and it's at the same glacial rate most are experiencing.

I've seen the occasional post at forums where someone says they got in and oh boy it's great, and everyone says they hate him.  icon_razz

On cue, I just lost my connection to the server.  disgust The amount of file MB to patch does keep going down on successive reconnects so I think I'm making some teeeeeeny weeeeeeny amount of progress here.
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« Reply #197 on: August 18, 2009, 01:39:13 AM »

I'm not posting screenshots because I'm too busy playin Tongue
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« Reply #198 on: August 18, 2009, 01:41:55 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on August 18, 2009, 01:39:13 AM

I'm not posting screenshots because I'm too busy playin Tongue

I've seen the starting area a few times to many, it's hard to build up the willpower to play all the way through.
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« Reply #199 on: August 18, 2009, 01:43:36 AM »

I keep having log-in timing out issues....I was in the CB, so I have been able to update with no problem. Just cannot get past the log-in screen now.
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