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Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 64
11-23-2012, 11:12 AM
Originally Posted by mridentical View Post
Giving it a shot as we speak
After using STO successfully for several days, I had the same problem with the launcher reporting "Unable to establish connection to Patch Server", and I too could see that data was downloading, yhis was at my maximum internet bandwidth (which is 0.5 mb).

After browsing the forums I saw a solution that fixed it for me. It looks as if there is a default 60 second timeout and if the download hasn't finished in 60 seconds it reports the error and fails.

Changing the target on the short cut to set a different timeout fixed the problem, and the patch downloaded. The amended line for the target is:
"C:\Users\Public\Games\Cryptic Studios\Star Trek Online.exe" -autopatchtimeout 1000

I think the paramater is in seconds i.e. 1000 seconds. The patch then downloaded in 65 seconds at my very poor broadband speed. So if you have a low connection speed then add the parameter - or get a faster connection. I did both - I now have an 18 mb broadband speed and don't have the problem