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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
01-12-2010, 04:16 PM
The launcher uses MS's Internet Explorer for a lot of functions. Luckily, it seems that you might not even need to touch the launcher if you can get the game patched. If the patch works, you can exit the launcher and run the GameClient.exe file directly, as the launcher just passes your login information along to that program, which does the real game login. The only uses of the launcher are patching and displaying shorter versions of the release notes. Unless it's patch day, I doubt I'll ever bother with the pointless extra step of running the launcher.