Sounds like your Fileplanet download has more corrupt files than just the Setup.exe. Delete the files that it downloaded and try the downloader again or pick a different source for the Open Beta Client from the download page.
Well, no luck with deleting the downloaded files and then restoring them from the recycle bin. So, now I'll delete the setup.exe file and try to download again (from Fileplanet). Sigh, in a queue for 60 minutes just to get back in.
wow so the only solution to this is another 5 hour download that might not work? any dev think they might be able to come up with a better solution than that? my ultimate respect to you guys cause im sure there are alot of issues going with this. as would be expected with any game this large. would just love if these two months of waiting could be resolved with more than just a "maybey" solution. this seems to be a larger problem if it is happening repeatedly. has any solution been found? im going nuts over here waiting and would love to join my fleet in this open beta time to see your great creations:p
ok i found a solution for us already guys. delete just the exe. file download just the exe. file from the torrent that they have for us. it took me ten minutes and poof! now im patching!!!! hope this helps you all
there had to be something corrupt in that file from our download sites. this worked great!
1. Vista and 7 act similarly with installing new programs. What you want to do in both is run setup.exe as an admin. It is essential that you do this, because it just won't work otherwise. There should be no compatibility issues, as the game is certified for XP, Vista, and 7 (apparently) 32- and 64-bit.
2. FilePlanet, as I am sure other sites do, has you download a zipped folder. What you must do it unzip the folder by right-clicking on the folder itself and pressing unzip (or something to that effect). It will take a long time, but it worked for me on 7 x64. The featureless icon for setup.exe should then change in the new folder to the STO icon. It doesn't matter where you put this new folder, because setup just creates another folder in your C:\ drive. You usually can't run programs in a zipped folder, because the zipping compresses the folder for transfer between computers.
Best of luck to you with your issues! I hope this helps!