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Old 07-30-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Lightbulb New Lineage II Game Launcher

We’re simplifying and streamlining the way Lineage II updates with a new launcher. The new launcher will deliver Lineage II-specific updates and expedite the game launching process.

OLD LAUNCHER


NEW LAUNCHER


HOW TO UPDATE

Updating to the new launcher is easy. Start up the NCSOFT Launcher as you always do and you’ll notice Lineage II requires an update. You must update before you can get in game.



After you click UPDATE, you will be notified that an individual launcher is being installed. Click OK to continue.



The new launcher has been installed. Click OK to check for updates.



Click UPDATE to run a file check. Note: This process make take several minutes to complete depending on your system hardware. It is a one-time process.



After the file check is complete, Lineage II will automatically launch.

For future launches of the game, just double-click on the Lineage II shortcut on your Desktop.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the NCSOFT Game Launcher?

A: The NCSOFT Game Launcher is a standalone, streamlined game launcher for Lineage II.

Q: What’s the different between the NCSOFT Game Launcher and the NCSOFT Launcher?

A: Pando Media Booster will no longer be required to install Lineage II. Instead, players will have the option to enable or disable a peer-to-peer torrent installation. Peer-to-Peer is currently disabled until further notice.

While the NCSOFT Game Launcher is required to install, update, and play Lineage II, there will be no more launcher interface to go through before starting the game. Players will have to launch Lineage II directly from its respective shortcut.

The NCSOFT Game Launcher no longer requires .NET Framework 2.0 to run.

Q: Do I need to install the NCSOFT Game Launcher to play Lineage II?

A: Yes. The NCSOFT launcher is required to install, update, and play Lineage II now.

Q: Can I just use the NCSOFT Launcher instead?

A: Yes and No. The original NCSOFT Launcher will not be used to install, patch, or launch Lineage II anymore. To facilitate this change upon launching Lineage II, the NCSOFT Launcher will prompt you to begin the transition from the NCSOFT Launcher to the NCSOFT Game Launcher.

Q: The file check has been on the same percentage for a few minutes now, is it stuck?

A: No, the file check process may take several minutes depending on your system hardware.

Q: Do I have to run a complete file check often?

A: No, only the first time you update to the new launcher.

If you have any issues updating to our new game launcher please contact our Tech Support immediately.

Otherwise if you have any questions please feel free to post them here.

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:49 AM   #2
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ty for the news although i dont see a big benefit from a new launcher
but hey the picture is really nice
edit: im right if i assume i can uninstall the old non-functioning launcher now? and btw why i cant change the install path of the new one
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1 hour at 6%........

0 bytes/ second.

time remaining: Approx 10 mins

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Some news about when L2 will be compatible with windows 8?
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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ty for the news although i dont see a big benefit from a new launcher
but hey the picture is really nice
edit: im right if i assume i can uninstall the old non-functioning launcher now? and btw why i cant change the install path of the new one
Yes you can uninstall the old launcher.

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1 hour at 6%........

0 bytes/ second.

time remaining: Approx 10 mins

wtf?
Was it a fresh install or just the update? Has it progressed?
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1 hour at 6%........

0 bytes/ second.

time remaining: Approx 10 mins

wtf?
Turn off Pando.

Thanks for the new launcher... we have all been waiting far too long for this advancement in client technology. Once again NCSoft has surpassed our expectations and delivered a rich environment of gaming and social interaction. Keep up the great work, I can't wait to see what is next!
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:04 PM   #7
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ty for the news although i dont see a big benefit from a new launcher
but hey the picture is really nice
edit: im right if i assume i can uninstall the old non-functioning launcher now? and btw why i cant change the install path of the new one
BTW only a fresh install can edit the install path. When the launcher transitions, it uses the current install path.
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Turn off Pando.
We're no longer using Pando.
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BTW only a fresh install can edit the install path. When the launcher transitions, it uses the current install path.
yes i saw after ty
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Funny, I must have caught period when it was just deployed as on one computer there was no prompt and the other one launched few minutes later just asked for an update

Is this launcher dedicated to L2 only? Other games still use the old one? Can I uninstall it if no longer used and I don't play other games? What about Pando, does it use Pando?
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Pando Media Booster will no longer be required to install Lineage II. Instead, players will have the option to enable or disable a peer-to-peer torrent installation. Peer-to-Peer is on by default.
Smells like Pando, looks like Pando and taste like Pando. We even have to turn it off like Pando. How do we turn off the non-Pando Peer-to-Peer tool? Can't find anything under settings.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:23 PM   #13
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Funny, I must have caught period when it was just deployed as on one computer there was no prompt and the other one launched few minutes later just asked for an update

Is this launcher dedicated to L2 only? Other games still use the old one? Can I uninstall it if no longer used and I don't play other games? What about Pando, does it use Pando?
Yes this launcher is specifically for Lineage II. Aion will use the same technology but it won't show up on the same launcher like the old one. Yes you can uninstall the old launcher. No it doesn't use Pando. It uses Peer-to-Peer tech.
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How do we turn off the non-Pando Peer-to-Peer tool? Can't find anything under settings.
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Wow, I only have two words to say.....

big deal

With all the problems here you decide to give players a new launcher, yay....
Thought you went to the EU PS


While waiting for the install to finish, will we need to enable the option to launch more instances of the game?
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Is it possible to make the launcher auto close after launching the game? Right now there's always a small window remaining and sometimes a tray icon with only "exit" as its use.
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is... launcher update or game full?
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How do we turn off the non-Pando Peer-to-Peer tool? Can't find anything under settings.
Peer-to-Peer is disable for the time being. That's why there's no option to disable it.
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is... launcher update or game full?
If you already have the game installed then it's just a launcher update.
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