New EVE Launcher Broken

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I must be one of the lucky ones then...haven't had a single problem with it, pre- or post-patch.Wonder if someone sits at a desk at CCP going through the forums reaping tears....they'd have been busy as hell today.
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Not having any issues, and neither is TEST or NCdotte bros; we've been brawling all morning.
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:ccp: Op Success
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For all o the strides CCP has made in the past 10 years, they still can not stop breaking their game in some spectacular fashion (like this) when they update or patch something. Its been TEN YEARS guys! You think you would have figured out how to properly test things before you implement them and force us to pay to be beta testers...
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I would shoot a monument, if only I could log in.
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well..running repair.exe two times and then start exefile.exe from the ./bin directory worked for me.
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Eve so hard you need to climb the cliff just to start the game.
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lol exactly what i was thinking.
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Was there a problem with the old launcher? How about instead of tinkering with launchers and nerfing Rifters they add some more content.I for one am going to miss the Log On screen.
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Y did they even feel the need to change the launcher was it broken did it have issues ?
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So it's still not time to come back to EVE yet?
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Sadly no. I wish they would leave the stuff alone that works as intended./edit: The new launcher is even slower than the old one. I will stick to starting the game with the exe file directly.
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CCP, destroying eve one ill-conceived change at a time
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funny as hell i normaly run with 3 diffrent clients on my computer (3 screens)anyway client 1 and 2 worked like a charm while client 3 didn't *lol* easy fix for me tho just copy / replace client 1 --> client 3 and login and fix the ui settings ....TY also CCP for your infinite wisdom of messing with the graphical settings in game.for example why if i got a good setting for my laptop do i have to redo it just because you updated the launcher? and once again forcing down CQ in my throat ... i do NOT want it and i do rather wana see ship spinning then my space barbie. it just slows down loadtimes inside stations (as shown multiple times)
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Yup-for once I havent had any trouble-not like the time I couldn't log in for a week! lol
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Honestly, whenever CCP make a major change it's always the smart play to just be patient while the inevitable initial bugs are worked out. It took me about 10 minutes to encounter the non-working launcher, read through the response thread, try the direct eveexe thing, have that fail, try running repair.exe, that worked, problem solved.Certain un-named corp members flipped out and raged on mumble, deleted their EVE installations, redownloaded the client and got logged in just in time to see the "OK now it's working, sorry about that" announcement.Let's put this in perspective: a few thousand people experienced mild inconvenience logging in to one video game for a few hours. This does not merit a monument-shoot.
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Same for SiSi and TQ, just go to eve/launcher/cache and run the updater.exe worked in both cases for me. and my flatmate.
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The problem is, there are, apart from the horrible initial quality, unfortunate implications.CCP stated they are going to get rid of the normal login screen method, so the unlauncher will be mandatory. For now using it breaks or severely hinder multiboxing (especially software-assisted multiboxing and linux multiboxing using wine virtual desktops), includes a multithread gridlock that doesn't let it correctly close on windows and eats 2 CPU cores on linux. And launching it triggers wild magic - you're never sure what's going to break next. Maybe the login frame will be corrupt, maybe it will verify files for 15 minutes, maybe it will forget your account, maybe it will welp your settings. When dealing with it becomes mandatory, even launching eve will become arcane art.
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Its sad with the new launcher I am going to miss the old log in screens.
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Login issues aside, does anyone else feel that the new launcher seems kinda cheap? I mean, they stated that its supposed to replace the animated in-game login screen, not just the old launcher. The old launcher made patching a lot easier than it was, but aside from that, why do we even need a launcher? I think Im gonna use the exefile.exe shortcut from now on, unfortunately I have a feeling they plan to remove the classic login alltogether...
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That's awesome that it works for you... repair.exe gives me an error.Maybe not so simple after all.:ccp:
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Should be is still a bit vague. How about CCP giving the following announcment:We are sorry we messed up your gaming time because we released a launcher that doesn´t work as it should. We certainly don´t expect our paying members to act as beta testers and therefore have extended the lost gaming time with x days ( fill in any number between 1 and 30 ). We will in the future test the launchers and patches before we release them.

CCP released a new EVE Online Launcher today. Oddly, the release was not accompanied by the traditional announcement dev blog. Instead, CCP Phantom released a news item and a forum feedback post. Unfortunately many players missed those, and were instead greeted by the recently upgraded launcher.

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This new launcher was first released to the test server about a month ago with the dev blog announcement taking place on the 8th of April.

Unfortunately, despite an eleven page long feedback thread, the launcher was still breaking in some situations as recently as three days ago.

Errors

The current crop of errors includes a mass local settings reset and not being able to connect to the server. Though CCP claims you can avoid the settings reset by restarting the launcher before playing the game, they admit that the connection errors are a result of a server side error.

 

Workarounds

There are several workarounds available to those intrepid enough to try them. However, no single workaround has proven itself to work for more than one or two of our staff.

The first is to simply run the EVE executable itself, ExeFile.exe, commonly located in C:\Program Files (x86)\CCP\EVE\bin. This will bypass the launcher and offer you the new patch from within the client. The second is detailed here.

A third option is detailed here.

We will update this post as more information becomes available.

 

Update: The launcher appears to be working once more, as of ~21:00 Evetime. 

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