The Champions Online
has the promised update
on issues with the launch of
beta testing of Cryptic's MMORPG from Bill "Chronomancer" Roper. The first part
of the update outlines the problems users experienced and what caused them,
while the second part describes how things stand right now:
now a new build of the installer at
fileplanet.com that addresses the incorrect file placement and patch
size, as well as a known Windows 64 Bit issue. We tried to keep the new install
a simple single-file .exe autoextract, but those can't be bigger than 2GB in
size. This requires players to do a second ~300MB patch after newly installing
the game. If you previously downloaded the game from fileplanet.com, you do not
need to do so again. The latest version of our patcher will move the incorrectly
installed files and not require the previously massive patch.
Some players are currently experiencing issues where the Patcher can “freeze.”
The main problem is we’re delivering a 400 MB patch to ~20,000 people
simultaneously. At the current speed, the patching crush should clear up in
about six hours. We are also currently working with our hosting partner to
deploy more patch servers.
We appreciate the patience of our testers and hope that you’ll all stick in
there as we go through our first day of getting the huge number of moving parts
that is putting an MMO out there meshing together.