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# 11
08-15-2013, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by arnthebard View Post
Sorry to throw cold water on your theories but after 3&1/2 years of this I know it isn't my computer or my ISP [otherwise other programs on my PC would be affected]. What it more likely is the fact they are trying to force people to run ARC and all the bloatware that comes with it. My launcher had worked perfectly until seaon 7. Now It's Dead Jim like Spock said when you have ruled out the logical then what remains no matter how improbable must be the truth. So it must be on the Cryptic PWE side.
Well, after 25+ years (and a programming degree), I know that if a mass delivered product is working on 95%+ of the devices it's delivered to, but not on mine; there's probably some compatibility issue with my particular device that doesn't exist on the other 95%.

Further, unless the company feels that 5% is worth recapturing (and the 5% aren't sending/looking/including any info about their hardware or software configuration, chances are, the issue won't get resolved.

(BTW - haven't experienced a patcher issue directly since beta; and not using/nor will I ever use ARC; thus if your theory is, they somehow are forcing ARC on everyone all of a sudden - I can tell you that hasn't been the case with my setup.)

Lastly, if you're in the IT field, the LAST thing you should do is automatically assume something CAN'T be a cause without honestly checking the possibility out to the best of your ability. And honestly, if you are still wanting to play STO, I hope you do find the cause (be it local on your end, or on Cryptic's end); and get it resolved.
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 12
08-15-2013, 12:03 PM
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Yes I am still typing the correct passwords otherwise I would not be able to log in on this forum and complain.
Well, I'm always logged into the forum/website so I couldn't tell you the last time I had to type in a password just to post something.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.
Career Officer
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 290
# 13
08-17-2013, 12:57 AM
FYI**** I finally got a tech who admitted it is on the patch server. He said it has something to do with Verizon. The reason being my laptop still launches but my pc doesn't and they're on the same modem. The PC has the latest patch while my laptop has a June update as the most recent patch.
Ensign
Join Date: May 2013
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# 14
08-17-2013, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by arnthebard View Post
FYI**** I finally got a tech who admitted it is on the patch server. He said it has something to do with Verizon. The reason being my laptop still launches but my pc doesn't and they're on the same modem. The PC has the latest patch while my laptop has a June update as the most recent patch.
As satisfying as that answer might be, I have the same problem on CenturyLink. The issues that have been plaguing STO recently are independent of who your Tier 1 ISP is.
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# 15
08-17-2013, 10:23 PM
You know with all the resources and bright people who play STO there has to be a permanent solution to this launcher debacle. Hey Cryptic come clean and tell us what the problem is chances are we can fix it better than your team has. Really someone here would do it for free just so they can play the game.
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