Do I have to install Arc.. Can I just use a different way to install the game??
Try this, you should read the first post of any topic.
Originally Posted by stnate
After struggling with my launcher not updating after what seemed like every update (and trying everything from port forwarding to getting a new ip), it dawned on me to try tethering my phone to my computer and update the launcher through there, and it worked. So I will try my hardest to keep this updated with the newest launcher every time mine fails to update through my home internet. Therefore I will know when there is a problem of the launcher not auto-updating, and I will also have a way to get a launcher that will work.
Latest Star Trek Online.exe as of: This link should be auto-updated
I'm attempting to download this game on Steam (thank-you so much for allowing Steam to share this game!!). I tried the Arc route and Arc simply refuses to work at all. Downloaded and installed perfectly fine but would not update/patch the client itself at all. And I could find no official download for STO aside from this very thread. However, I saw word a page back about using Steam, which cheered me up quite a bit, as I've used Steam for years and never encountered a problem.
Anyway, this Trekkie is glad to be back in the game (or at least soon will be, once Steam finishes). Last time I played I was not a Trekkie at all. Now I am. ^_^ I think it will be a whole new experience for me.
I didn't want to scan through 58+ pages so here it goes:
Using this launcher places a lot of icons for STO on my desktop. This is the only current way for me to access / run the game as Arc displays nothing but a black "Loading - Please stand by" screen that does nothing but sit there...
Anyway to get all these icons off my desktop...I did try removing them but the launcher would not work after that.
ok I am getting p*ssed off now. I have tried numerous times to update sto since yesterday. for some reason the launcher want even connect since I uninstalled the game and reinstalled it. so I cant update the launcher, no launcher means no game update, no game update means I cant play. I tried downloading on steam and that seams to have been timed perfectly with a downtime in their servers cause I cant even get into my steam program now. the annoying thing is the launcher for champions online does still work on my computer (weird as its the same launcher as sto) with the option on to show other cryptic games in the same launcher I can get sto to patch, the problem is it keeps saying it needs to patch, I have now "Patched" the game 4 times and still cant get into it. is there a way I can manually setup sto so I can get back into it or do I have to give up forever? all the patches in the last 2 years that I have been a player I have never had this problem, and the fact the game worked fine right up till I logged out 30 mins before the downtime for the new patch leads me to belive that whatever happened was due to the patch itself.
ok the "latest" version of the launcher wont connect as it is trying to update. this has now spread to my chmpions online launcher which updated late yesterday and now will not connect, oh and neverwinter too. i downloaded the latest launcher from the link on post 1 here, however it still goes auto update, tried connecting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 times. failed to connect. what must i do. pwe support basically said, the servers where down try now. yeah great that works if the launcher does and the servers wheer not down when i tried before. and just alittle bonus. trying to install sto on steam completely killed my steam app. i have had to unistall it and re install it (along eith every game i had on it hich is not 1. do you have any idea how long that is going to take?) in short i am completely locked out of any cryptic game. i cannot update, or launch, or play or do anything. however the pwe games (neverwinter aside as it uses cryptic) works perfectly fine. is it something to do with my laptop being a windows 8.1? anyway i guess this is goodbye i have nothing else left to try.
i just figured out what might have been causing me some of my problems. anyone with windows 8.1 should be aware of this. windows updates it seams are tno the only ones that will cause your system to switch your internet connection to a metered one. it appears that cryptic updates are able to do it too. (how i have no idea but this has been the case for me) i now have to hope that this has resolved my issue however i am unable to test it at this exact moment as i am still reinstalling sto (again). i will update if it works.
Just bought a new computer with Windows 8, installed ARC and STO and can't get into the game. Cryptic launcher autoupdate window pops up, starts a countdown update from 21 MB and when it hits 0 the process restart, seeming to be in a loop. Any solutions please?
You are not alone, sorry to say. Exactly the same thing happening to me. Must have downloaded that same 21MB about 100 times now with no effect. It just loops over and over. This is via Arc and Steam too so it's cryptic that has messed up, not the host programs or our computers at least
Just got to ride out the storm until they pull their act together