Topic: Unable to start client

Well,

this morning, when I tried to login for the first time, the client terminated itself.
I tried to restart it, but now only an empty cmd windows appears for a 1 or 2 sec and the game terminates itself.
According to the main site the server status in online.
What is going on ?

Last edited by Reiss Wolf (2010-10-30 07:10:31)

Re: Unable to start client

Have you not been able to get it to run at all?

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Re: Unable to start client

Update (it works again, sigh):
I made a second installation in another directory.
That runs perfectly.
Then I compared the two directories and found a discrepancy:
The working Perpetuum.gbf has a size of 812KB, while the buggy one has a size of 807 KB
Now after I had overwritten the buggy .gbf and .exe the game works again...

Speculation:
May be I accidently started the same perpetuum installation twice and both processes tried to patch simultaneously and this corrupted the game files...

Re: Unable to start client

Reiss Wolf wrote:

Update (it works again, sigh):
I made a second installation in another directory.
That runs perfectly.
Then I compared the two directories and found a discrepancy:
The working Perpetuum.gbf has a size of 812KB, while the buggy one has a size of 807 KB
Now after I had overwritten the buggy .gbf and .exe the game works again...

Speculation:
May be I accidently started the same perpetuum installation twice and both processes tried to patch simultaneously and this corrupted the game files...

Okay, glad you got it sorted. Yes, I have had read about a couple people having to do this also. If you remove the Perpetuum.gbf file and start the client it will download it again.

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Re: Unable to start client

Delete the GBF file. The client will redownload the game files. Make sure the client has administrator permissions if it's placed within the program files directly or any other directly other than the users account directory. Something about a program can't create files in anything else without admin rights.

It sound directory based rather than an EXE corruption if copying and pasting worked. Copying and pasting a file will increase the file size usually but it shouldn't be more than a megabyte for a file of that size.