This screenshot foretells the coming of Gozer, and a rather unfortunate crossing of the streams.
Image provided by Cloudrat
: Over 100 players (and I have personally witnessed this
) have seen Launchpad 4 switch to Streaming mode, and then trash the “Paks
” folder forcing a 13+GB redownload.
We strongly urge all players to make a backup of their \EverQuest II\paks
folder to another part of their hard drive until this problem is resolved.
Crossing the Streams
EverQuest II players have long had a love-hate relationship with the Streaming launcher
. For new players, it is a fantastic way to hop into EQ2 after a brief download and try out the game prior to committing to an 8-12 hour download. But for existing players, the 10-15 minute waits between new zones, not to mention missing geometry, enemies, and even clothing tends to wear on the nerves after a while.
In the past, we’ve been able to steer clear of the Streaming
launcher, sticking with a Full Install
of the game via a purpose-built launcher. However in the past few days, the unified Launchpad 4
has been spazzing out for some players, switching unaided from Full Download to Streaming.
However what is of grave concern is some players are reporting that Launchpad 4, after slipping into Streaming mode, is DELETING the Full Download “Paks” folder
, necessitating an 8-12 hour download of the entire game (13GB
of data). This has the potential to cost players on prepaid and fixed bandwidth plans serious dollars.
Switching back to Full Download isn’t complicated. Here’s the procedure:
- Click on “Advanced Options” (the crossed wrench and hammer icon)
- Click on “Game Verson”
- Check the “Full Version” box.
- Close the Launcher and restart it.
The problem is the change isn’t “sticking”.