After some time not playing the game, I could not resist the urge to come back to it anymore. I’ve reinstalled the game, but unfortunately, the ClientPatcher does not allow me to launch it…
Basically, when I arrive on the ClientPatcher, I cannot do anything and the client directly goes into “Not responding” state. However, even if it is not responding, I know it actually does its job, as I could see the install folder growing and growing, and upon completion, I get the sound cue indicating that the game is ready to launch.
I had the luck to get it working once, which allowed me to play for a few hours, only increasing my desire to replay the entire game, but since then, I can’t get it to work. I’ve read a lot of topics in those forums about this issue, and none of the solutions (when one existed) did the job in my case.
I have: updated the graphics driver, rebooted multiple times the computer, reinstalled the game, reinstalled DirectX, closed every other application that could use a port, turn off the firewall, deleted cache files… Nothing is working.
Btw I am using the Steam version (I actually don’t know why, last time I played was not on Steam, but when I launched the game a few days ago it told me that it was a Steam account so… Why not.), but launching the Patcher myself or via Steam does not make a difference.
Being a bit desperate, I am now coming here, hoping that someone wisdom can get me out of this!
Aside from finding why is this happening, does anyone if it is possible to launch the game without the Patcher? Maybe some command-line argument, or a config file that would ask the Patcher to launch the game automatically after patching it?