Is there a way to patch from a command prompt without using the launcher?
The launcher isn't needed to run the gameclient.exe, you can just log in from inside the game, but of course without patching there will be a version mismatch at the log in screen and you won't be able to play.
Yesterday (Sat March 1) I suddenly ran into this issue. After I start STO, the launcher tries to load, and then just gives this message:
There was an error loading the login page. Please restart the launcher and try again.
Error -118 when loading url /launcher_login
From what I can tell based on what I've found on the forums, it's some kind of connection issue to the game servers. My tracert and everything looks fine, although it does give >100ms for the nodes closest to the game server end of the connection.
The thing is though... I was able to log in without ANY issue over the last 9 months, up to last Thurs Feb 27. Suddenly this shows up last night and it still won't work. However, NOTHING has changed on my end, so I don't what they did with their network stuff but it won't let me connect onto STO.
I've submitted a ticket and I'm just hoping they'll take a look at it soon.
I too am affected by this mysterious problem I downloaded the new launcher from the link given in this post and that hasn't fixed it at all so at the moment I can't get in even after I login and the launcher tries to connect to the patch server the cryptic error report interface appears to inform me its crashed. I don't know what on earth has done this for me anyway its not my isp or my pc.
I'm at a complete loss at the moment in the past I haven't had problems updating to whatever patch they were applying to the holodeck. But me thinks tribbles have gotten into those servers or my launcher lol.
I have tried using Steam and the Arc client to get the game sorted and neither have in fact steam kept telling me two files were missing. this happened every time i log out of the game :/ thats if i get in at all :/