Arc Integration General Discussion/Feedback

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  • Conanedogawa - Lost City
    Conanedogawa - Lost City Posts: 13 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    mandi12 wrote: »
    i cant use arc when i install arc after when i open it my internet connection get lost my router lights be off what should i do 2 play pwi now ? b:surrender

    Goto patcher directory on your pc and check the stringtab.file. Any past line 170 is forcing you to get arc, which means: Simply delete lines 171ff or copy stringtab from launcher to patcher directory. CAUTION: IT ONLY WORKS UNTIL GAME VERSION 779 b:shocked 780v might ignore the stringtab and force you to arc again. But as long there are anticipants (and there are alot) there will be a way to play regular, w/o arc...

    b:cute NOTE:b:cute

    Perfectworlds ARC is simply spelled **** backwards.

    b:dirty
    Behold, the undead will be unleashed b:laugh

    100 2ndrb Sage Sin, 101 1strb Demon Sin, 101 no-rb Demon Cleric, 102 no-rb Demon Psy, 98 no-rb Sage Seeker, 95 no-rb Demon Cleric, 90 no-rb Sage Barb, 89 1strb Sage Cleric, 87 1strb Sage Psy, 84 no-rb Wiz, 82 2ndrb Sage Veno, 81 no-rb Ea, 80 no-rb Myst, 78 2nd rb Demon Bm
  • brandenheat84
    brandenheat84 Posts: 1 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    as far as i am concerned PWI's implementation of this program is absolutley ridiculous, it's like selling a car with no engine in it and expecting everyone to buy and use it to go to work in. Make sure the ****** things works properly 1st and then release it, rather than put bits and bobs together and pray it works. but then again GM's are suppossed to monitor servers everyday yet i have yet to even see one on Dreamweaver where this gold scammer has been for over a ****** month, so what hope has anyone got that they give a flying *** about game play or the programs to run them.
  • linspector
    linspector Posts: 1 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    PWI truly gave tools for non cashers grow in this game, as a matter of having members logged and fulling its servers, the facilities and opportunities any kind of player could find here was what attracted me to this game from other PW owned by LUG.. I wonder if ARC it's gonna force my new migration. Put the god damn DQ rewards back before you loose more players.. It's simple like that don't change what was working and change what obviously didn't work like the lack if not zero GMs online to help players with constant server issues.
  • Beneno - Heavens Tear
    Beneno - Heavens Tear Posts: 3 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    So now I'm being "forced" to download ARC after playing PWI for 5 years or more.

    I'm sorry, but I will not download ARC and will no longer play PWI if that is the only choice I have.

    I have enough problems with other application trying to put junk apps, tool bars, etc. on my system and I will not tolerate it.

    Good bye PWI, it was fun while it lasted.
  • SylenThunder - Twilight Temple
    SylenThunder - Twilight Temple Supprot Guru Posts: 7,908
    edited April 2014
    So now I'm being "forced" to download ARC after playing PWI for 5 years or more.

    I'm sorry, but I will not download ARC and will no longer play PWI if that is the only choice I have.

    I have enough problems with other application trying to put junk apps, tool bars, etc. on my system and I will not tolerate it.

    Good bye PWI, it was fun while it lasted.
    You're not forced to do any of it if you're too lazy to read the threads.

    Don't let the door hit you in the tail on the way out.

    I've posted workarounds several times, and have even had my post linked in sparkies sticky post. Not to mention the many others who have also posted other workarounds. All you need to do is find one of the several methods posted and use it.

    Or, you can whine like a baby and run away. That works too.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • bentley1
    bentley1 Posts: 1 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    You're not forced to do any of it if you're too lazy to read the threads.

    Don't let the door hit you in the tail on the way out.

    I've posted workarounds several times, and have even had my post linked in sparkies sticky post. Not to mention the many others who have also posted other workarounds. All you need to do is find one of the several methods posted and use it.

    Or, you can whine like a baby and run away. That works too.
    'WORK AROUND"? LOL seriously. so how did you work around no blessings for some chars in random servers? Its not about working around something that is supposed to work by it self but HAVING to download and use a broken system (after 5 years of dealing with problems with pwi already) that has multiplied inconveniences and lack of usage to the point of not being able to even continue with game normally. Maybe you have the spare time to work around issues. not everyone is so lucky
  • Conanedogawa - Lost City
    Conanedogawa - Lost City Posts: 13 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    bentley1 wrote: »
    'WORK AROUND"? LOL seriously. so how did you work around no blessings for some chars in random servers? Its not about working around something that is supposed to work by it self but HAVING to download and use a broken system (after 5 years of dealing with problems with pwi already) that has multiplied inconveniences and lack of usage to the point of not being able to even continue with game normally. Maybe you have the spare time to work around issues. not everyone is so lucky

    You get blessing FOR ALL running servers. But with arc some chars cannot get blessing.

    @Beneno...if after 5yrs you still just 95, y do you even complain?b:pleased


    b2t: yes its annoying that gms on forums keeps closing all other topics, while ingame there aint any gms anymore. however for now (I even recaped Thunders 'workaround' on this page) we still can bypass arc thingie.


    b:victory But I'm glad them immature babys run away cowardly b:thanks
    Behold, the undead will be unleashed b:laugh

    100 2ndrb Sage Sin, 101 1strb Demon Sin, 101 no-rb Demon Cleric, 102 no-rb Demon Psy, 98 no-rb Sage Seeker, 95 no-rb Demon Cleric, 90 no-rb Sage Barb, 89 1strb Sage Cleric, 87 1strb Sage Psy, 84 no-rb Wiz, 82 2ndrb Sage Veno, 81 no-rb Ea, 80 no-rb Myst, 78 2nd rb Demon Bm
  • Aurantiumina - Heavens Tear
    Aurantiumina - Heavens Tear Posts: 344 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    WHERE is the RegFix tool that used to be available on https://support.arcgames.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4275/related/1 ?

    Now the link is broken, I wanted to make Arc on my desktop recognize the game, so it doesn't force me to download it again, and I can't, the integrated repair tool didn't fix it...sooo please make the RegFix tool available again -.-
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "sorry i hate post like this,im not trolling it,Im freakin gargoyaling it." - OIdpop - Heavens Tear
    "You can't quit untill you try, you can't live untill you die; You can't learn to tell the truth untill you learn to lie
    You can't breathe untill you choke; You gotta laugh when you're the joke
    There's nothing like a funeral to make you feel ALIVE" - Lyrics (not mine obviously coz I'm dumbb:chuckle)
  • baarby
    baarby Posts: 1 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    why cant i open 2 clients?
    till that update i was able to, but now it seem that the client i open not from arc didnt get the update, that sucks
    any solution?
    ty
  • SylenThunder - Twilight Temple
    SylenThunder - Twilight Temple Supprot Guru Posts: 7,908
    edited April 2014
    bentley1 wrote: »
    'WORK AROUND"? LOL seriously. so how did you work around no blessings for some chars in random servers? Its not about working around something that is supposed to work by it self but HAVING to download and use a broken system (after 5 years of dealing with problems with pwi already) that has multiplied inconveniences and lack of usage to the point of not being able to even continue with game normally. Maybe you have the spare time to work around issues. not everyone is so lucky
    We played for a long time without them. It's not that hard.
    WHERE is the RegFix tool that used to be available on https://support.arcgames.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4275/related/1 ?

    Now the link is broken, I wanted to make Arc on my desktop recognize the game, so it doesn't force me to download it again, and I can't, the integrated repair tool didn't fix it...sooo please make the RegFix tool available again -.-
    I hosted it on my guide site here.
    baarby wrote: »
    why cant i open 2 clients?
    till that update i was able to, but now it seem that the client i open not from arc didnt get the update, that sucks
    any solution?
    ty
    You can. Same as always, use the "startbypatcher" argument. Nothing has changed.
    You have to start the patcher or manually update to get updates. That hasn't changed in over 5 years.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • JustA_Gigolo - Sanctuary
    JustA_Gigolo - Sanctuary Posts: 14 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    You can. Same as always, use the "startbypatcher" argument. Nothing has changed.
    You have to start the patcher or manually update to get updates. That hasn't changed in over 5 years.

    1 is true

    2 i will only work if u change the stringtab.txt which is in the same folder with patcher.exe

    original
    0 Operation fails to transfer file from %s to %s
    1 Operation fails to copy file from %s to %s
    2 Network error:
    3 URL analysis error
    4 Unable to analyze server address
    5 Overwrite file
    6 Unable to create new file
    7 Request rejected
    8 Network connection error
    9 Unknown error
    10 Unknown error 2
    11 Renewing listed files error
    12 Update listed files error
    13 Verifying files...
    14 Verified files=
    15 Verify files fails
    16 Downloading files...
    17 Download files=
    18 Decompress files fails
    19 Begin copying files
    20 Copying files...
    21 Copy files=
    22 Downloading listed files...
    23 Updating listed files...
    24 Connecting to server...
    25 Server not available
    26 Update server connection fails
    27 Wrong patch server
    28 Begin  verification...
    29 Verification interrupted
    30 Verification completed
    31 Skip existing files=
    32 Continue file transfer=
    33 Download file=
    34 Updating files...
    35 Deleting files...
    36 Files delete=
    37 Connecting to server...
    38 Version Mismatch
    39 Initializing version verification
    40 Update interrupted
    41 Update completed
    42 Start
    43 Preparing to update process...
    44 Unable to close update process
    45 Updating process interrupt
    46 Update program running, upgrade failed!
    48 Perfect World new patch
    49 Unable to close the patcher of progressing, update interrupted
    50 Low remaining disk space
    51 Reading files from the patcher:
    52 Low remaining disk space
    53 Continuing the update may result in error
    54 Verifying may result in error
    55 Whether continue the progress?
    56 Yes
    57 No
    58 Update interrupted
    59 Verification interrupted
    60 Game version was updated
    61 Restart version verification
    62 File download appear error
    63 Retry?
    64 Try again
    65 Stop update
    66 Auto retry in %d seconds
    67 Verifying may take
    68 a while. Proceed?
    69 Verification terminated
    70 Verifying game version...
    71 Please try other update server
    72  
    73 Please try again later
    74 Unable to update
    75 Update setup
    76 Version verification interrupt
    77 Game version: %d
    78 File error
    79 Restarting download...
    80 Previous update interrupted
    81 Whether to continue?
    82 Continue
    83 Restart
    84 Start files update
    85 Closing the launcher...
    86 Unable to close the launcher
    87 Reading the new patch...
    88 Read new patch:
    89 New version found
    90 Update now?
    91 Yes
    92 No
    93 Yes
    94 Verify now?
    95 File folder corrupted
    96 Please select version verification
    97 
    98 Version: unknown
    99 Version error
    100 Patcher is up-to-date
    101 Updating
    102 Client needs to update
    103 Please select method
    104 Auto
    105 Cancel
    106 Please visit our official website
    107 New patch download to proceed upgrade
    108 Game update cancelled
    109 Game update terminated
    110 Checking patch files contents...
    111 Patch checking completed
    112 Sorting patch files...
    113 Please wait...
    114 Sorting complete
    115 Insufficient disk space
    116 File sorting failed
    117 Update complete
    118 Client running
    119 Unable to proceed update
    120 Enter game fails
    121 OS:  
    122 CPU: 
    123 RAM: 
    124 Display card: 
    125 Closing the update
    126 Folder closed successfully
    130 Update complete
    131 Update fails
    132 Server update error
    133 Resolution setup error
    134 Update listed files error, update failed!
    135 Update version incorrect. Please use an earlier version!
    136 Update files corrupted, update terminated!
    137 Please select an update server, then press confirm
    138 Client folder corrupted, unable to update, please proceed the verify to process version verification
    139 Update files corrupted. Unable update!
    140 Information of patch version error, unable to proceed update!
    141 The patch version update was lower than current version of client, update ended!
    142 Unknown client version, unable to proceed update!
    143 Version and client are same, update not required
    145 Updates complete. Please click the confirm and restart the update for confirm was the client version updated
    146 The window mode resolution must be lower than desktop resolution!
    147 The version of patcher error 
    148 Fail to download the MD5 file of the patcher!
    149 The patcher and the client are not match!
    150 Verifying client version
    151 Closing the files folder
    152 Confirm
    157 Current version is unable to update
    158 Please log in official website
    159 Download patch pack and update manually
    160 Cancel
    161  
    162 This game requires: 
    163 DirectX 9.0c
    164 Please update by yourself
    165 Perfect World Entertainment\Perfect World International EN
    166 Current progress:
    167 Whole progress
    168 Version.txt error
    169 Please try later
    170 Please choose the server with faster connection: 
    174 You need to install Arc
    175 To start the game
    176 Install
    177 Quit
    

    edit
    100 Patcher is up-to-date
    101 Updating
    102 Client needs to update
    103 Please select method
    104 Auto
    105 Cancel
    106 Please visit our official website
    107 New patch download to proceed upgrade
    108 Game update cancelled
    109 Game update terminated
    110 Checking patch files contents...
    111 Patch checking completed
    112 Sorting patch files...
    113 Please wait...
    114 Sorting complete
    115 Insufficient disk space
    116 File sorting failed
    117 Update complete
    118 Client running
    119 Unable to proceed update
    120 Enter game fails
    121 OS:  
    122 CPU: 
    123 RAM: 
    124 Display card: 
    125 Closing the update
    126 Folder closed successfully
    130 Update complete
    131 Update fails
    132 Server update error
    133 Resolution setup error
    134 Update listed files error, update failed!
    135 Update version incorrect. Please use an earlier version!
    136 Update files corrupted, update terminated!
    137 Please select an update server, then press confirm
    138 Client folder corrupted, unable to update, please proceed the verify to process version verification
    139 Update files corrupted. Unable update!
    140 Information of patch version error, unable to proceed update!
    141 The patch version update was lower than current version of client, update ended!
    142 Unknown client version, unable to proceed update!
    143 Version and client are same, update not required
    145 Updates complete. Please click the confirm and restart the update for confirm was the client version updated
    146 The window mode resolution must be lower than desktop resolution!
    147 The version of patcher error 
    148 Fail to download the MD5 file of the patcher!
    149 The patcher and the client are not match!
    150 Verifying client version
    151 Closing the files folder
    152 Confirm
    157 Current version is unable to update
    158 Please log in official website
    159 Download patch pack and update manually
    160 Cancel
    161  
    162 This game requires: 
    163 DirectX 9.0c
    164 Please update by yourself
    165 Perfect World Entertainment\Perfect World International EN
    166 Current progress:
    167 Whole progress
    168 Version.txt error
    169 Please try later
    170 Please choose the server with faster connection: 
    
  • SylenThunder - Twilight Temple
    SylenThunder - Twilight Temple Supprot Guru Posts: 7,908
    edited April 2014
    1 is true

    2 i will only work if u change the stringtab.txt which is in the same folder with patcher.exe

    original
    0 Operation fails to transfer file from %s to %s
    1 Operation fails to copy file from %s to %s
    2 Network error:
    3 URL analysis error
    4 Unable to analyze server address
    5 Overwrite file
    6 Unable to create new file
    7 Request rejected
    8 Network connection error
    9 Unknown error
    10 Unknown error 2
    11 Renewing listed files error
    12 Update listed files error
    13 Verifying files...
    14 Verified files=
    15 Verify files fails
    16 Downloading files...
    17 Download files=
    18 Decompress files fails
    19 Begin copying files
    20 Copying files...
    21 Copy files=
    22 Downloading listed files...
    23 Updating listed files...
    24 Connecting to server...
    25 Server not available
    26 Update server connection fails
    27 Wrong patch server
    28 Begin  verification...
    29 Verification interrupted
    30 Verification completed
    31 Skip existing files=
    32 Continue file transfer=
    33 Download file=
    34 Updating files...
    35 Deleting files...
    36 Files delete=
    37 Connecting to server...
    38 Version Mismatch
    39 Initializing version verification
    40 Update interrupted
    41 Update completed
    42 Start
    43 Preparing to update process...
    44 Unable to close update process
    45 Updating process interrupt
    46 Update program running, upgrade failed!
    48 Perfect World new patch
    49 Unable to close the patcher of progressing, update interrupted
    50 Low remaining disk space
    51 Reading files from the patcher:
    52 Low remaining disk space
    53 Continuing the update may result in error
    54 Verifying may result in error
    55 Whether continue the progress?
    56 Yes
    57 No
    58 Update interrupted
    59 Verification interrupted
    60 Game version was updated
    61 Restart version verification
    62 File download appear error
    63 Retry?
    64 Try again
    65 Stop update
    66 Auto retry in %d seconds
    67 Verifying may take
    68 a while. Proceed?
    69 Verification terminated
    70 Verifying game version...
    71 Please try other update server
    72  
    73 Please try again later
    74 Unable to update
    75 Update setup
    76 Version verification interrupt
    77 Game version: %d
    78 File error
    79 Restarting download...
    80 Previous update interrupted
    81 Whether to continue?
    82 Continue
    83 Restart
    84 Start files update
    85 Closing the launcher...
    86 Unable to close the launcher
    87 Reading the new patch...
    88 Read new patch:
    89 New version found
    90 Update now?
    91 Yes
    92 No
    93 Yes
    94 Verify now?
    95 File folder corrupted
    96 Please select version verification
    97 
    98 Version: unknown
    99 Version error
    100 Patcher is up-to-date
    101 Updating
    102 Client needs to update
    103 Please select method
    104 Auto
    105 Cancel
    106 Please visit our official website
    107 New patch download to proceed upgrade
    108 Game update cancelled
    109 Game update terminated
    110 Checking patch files contents...
    111 Patch checking completed
    112 Sorting patch files...
    113 Please wait...
    114 Sorting complete
    115 Insufficient disk space
    116 File sorting failed
    117 Update complete
    118 Client running
    119 Unable to proceed update
    120 Enter game fails
    121 OS:  
    122 CPU: 
    123 RAM: 
    124 Display card: 
    125 Closing the update
    126 Folder closed successfully
    130 Update complete
    131 Update fails
    132 Server update error
    133 Resolution setup error
    134 Update listed files error, update failed!
    135 Update version incorrect. Please use an earlier version!
    136 Update files corrupted, update terminated!
    137 Please select an update server, then press confirm
    138 Client folder corrupted, unable to update, please proceed the verify to process version verification
    139 Update files corrupted. Unable update!
    140 Information of patch version error, unable to proceed update!
    141 The patch version update was lower than current version of client, update ended!
    142 Unknown client version, unable to proceed update!
    143 Version and client are same, update not required
    145 Updates complete. Please click the confirm and restart the update for confirm was the client version updated
    146 The window mode resolution must be lower than desktop resolution!
    147 The version of patcher error 
    148 Fail to download the MD5 file of the patcher!
    149 The patcher and the client are not match!
    150 Verifying client version
    151 Closing the files folder
    152 Confirm
    157 Current version is unable to update
    158 Please log in official website
    159 Download patch pack and update manually
    160 Cancel
    161  
    162 This game requires: 
    163 DirectX 9.0c
    164 Please update by yourself
    165 Perfect World Entertainment\Perfect World International EN
    166 Current progress:
    167 Whole progress
    168 Version.txt error
    169 Please try later
    170 Please choose the server with faster connection: 
    174 You need to install Arc
    175 To start the game
    176 Install
    177 Quit
    

    edit
    100 Patcher is up-to-date
    101 Updating
    102 Client needs to update
    103 Please select method
    104 Auto
    105 Cancel
    106 Please visit our official website
    107 New patch download to proceed upgrade
    108 Game update cancelled
    109 Game update terminated
    110 Checking patch files contents...
    111 Patch checking completed
    112 Sorting patch files...
    113 Please wait...
    114 Sorting complete
    115 Insufficient disk space
    116 File sorting failed
    117 Update complete
    118 Client running
    119 Unable to proceed update
    120 Enter game fails
    121 OS:  
    122 CPU: 
    123 RAM: 
    124 Display card: 
    125 Closing the update
    126 Folder closed successfully
    130 Update complete
    131 Update fails
    132 Server update error
    133 Resolution setup error
    134 Update listed files error, update failed!
    135 Update version incorrect. Please use an earlier version!
    136 Update files corrupted, update terminated!
    137 Please select an update server, then press confirm
    138 Client folder corrupted, unable to update, please proceed the verify to process version verification
    139 Update files corrupted. Unable update!
    140 Information of patch version error, unable to proceed update!
    141 The patch version update was lower than current version of client, update ended!
    142 Unknown client version, unable to proceed update!
    143 Version and client are same, update not required
    145 Updates complete. Please click the confirm and restart the update for confirm was the client version updated
    146 The window mode resolution must be lower than desktop resolution!
    147 The version of patcher error 
    148 Fail to download the MD5 file of the patcher!
    149 The patcher and the client are not match!
    150 Verifying client version
    151 Closing the files folder
    152 Confirm
    157 Current version is unable to update
    158 Please log in official website
    159 Download patch pack and update manually
    160 Cancel
    161  
    162 This game requires: 
    163 DirectX 9.0c
    164 Please update by yourself
    165 Perfect World Entertainment\Perfect World International EN
    166 Current progress:
    167 Whole progress
    168 Version.txt error
    169 Please try later
    170 Please choose the server with faster connection: 
    
    You can also just remove/rename the arcsdk.dll from the launcher folder
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Beneno - Heavens Tear
    Beneno - Heavens Tear Posts: 3 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Yes, I've played about 5 years and yes my max toons in only 95. Its because of butt-headed responses that I keep away from these forums. I also have 6 toons and play many other games, and currently 6 maxed out toons in Neverwinter which is now the primary one I play online. I pretty much stopped playing PW back when they killed the DQ system and only rarely return to give free stuff out to newbies.

    And yes, I've already used the 'workaround' to avoid ARC for now, but I will assume PWI will fine a way to force it upon us.

    Those that responded to me in a flaming fashion, yes you are butt-heads. I follow the old axiom that if you can't say something nice, don't say it at all. Types like you are why I don't miss playing this game.
  • Conanedogawa - Lost City
    Conanedogawa - Lost City Posts: 13 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    the arcsdk.dll you need to remove before every use (well v779 you had to), editing stringtab didnt changed even trough this current update (v783)

    And butt-heads like me, won't be missing such inactive cryiing baby, if you play else why even bother?

    b:cuteDQ still works lol. why would a newbie get alot free stuff, thy didnt get either back 5yrs ago. but to compare back than 1-30 was few hours, now its only 2hrs max.b:chuckle
    Behold, the undead will be unleashed b:laugh

    100 2ndrb Sage Sin, 101 1strb Demon Sin, 101 no-rb Demon Cleric, 102 no-rb Demon Psy, 98 no-rb Sage Seeker, 95 no-rb Demon Cleric, 90 no-rb Sage Barb, 89 1strb Sage Cleric, 87 1strb Sage Psy, 84 no-rb Wiz, 82 2ndrb Sage Veno, 81 no-rb Ea, 80 no-rb Myst, 78 2nd rb Demon Bm
  • SylenThunder - Twilight Temple
    SylenThunder - Twilight Temple Supprot Guru Posts: 7,908
    edited April 2014
    ....
    b:cuteDQ still works lol. why would a newbie get alot free stuff, thy didnt get either back 5yrs ago. but to compare back than 1-30 was few hours, now its only 2hrs max.b:chuckle

    And you get decent free gear while you're at it too. Way back when, it was about 12-14 hours to get to level 20 if you played straight through and didn't fuss around. Around level 37 you would actually run into a bit of a void with quests and would have to grind for about half an hour or so to level up. Level 30 was achievable in about 20 hours easy.

    Now, it's stupid, you level so fast you miss all the content. A lot of those quest lines are actually rather interesting.

    Now, if I don't cheat with FCC and just spend money earned, in 20 hours I can be level 70 and backlogged on about 80% of the quests in the game.

    If I decide to cheat with hypers and still not use FCC, I can hit 80 in about 4-6 hours. (Before Level 80, buying FCC exp room runs actually takes longer.)

    Also consider this.....
    Way back when, the community was nice. We worked together to achieve our goals. Everyone know how to play as a team too.

    Now, the community is a refuse heap. You pretty much stick to your friends and faction, and even then you can't always rely on the assistance you need sometimes.



    Arc just takes the frustration many of us already feel because of the crappy community and poor support from China, and then dumps even more refuse on top.

    Whoever decided to force an unfinished product on people, needs to be taken out and shot.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • oshysangel
    oshysangel Posts: 1 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Just a curious question from a past player, but how is Arc affecting the game population-wise now? Not a "game is dead" post, but I've noticed some threads on the front page were last posted in up to 2-3 days ago. I'm not sure if you guys realize, but that's rather bad. Is ingame any better off? The front page on the main forums of the mmo I'm playing atm goes back maybe up to 4 hours, and it's a lot older than PWI.

    I actually wouldn't like to see PWI just die off. If the population does drop enough they might be forced to take action. It is still quite possible to bring players back in.



    We all used to call Archosaur 'Lagasaur'.. its not quite so laggy anymore. I think they HAVE lost players, a lot of them, since the forced use of Arc. I know I only get on about 2 or 3 times a week now, I'm happier playing one of the other games I play where broken programs aren't forced on players.
  • leemore
    leemore Posts: 4
    edited April 2014
    I've been using ARC since its been implemented earlier this month. I dont have any problems with it, it doesnt seem to hog any resources. I understand its use, but there is one major drawback with it.

    ARCwas down yesterday afternoon for the rest of the night for me. I have used the workaround to get into PWI, but i dont have any work arounds for the other games on there. If you plan to publish a multitude of games thru ARC, it must run flawlessly or you're going to have people leaving because not only can they not play a game thru it, they can play ANY of the games thru it.

    Not only could i not get into PWI thru ARC I also could not get into N-winter. Now to do research to see if there is a workaround for this one.

    This is the main reason I did NOT want ARC pushed out too soon. So by ARC being down is stopping ALOT of gameplay if it isnt fixed. Luckily TR isnt associated with ARC.

    ARC i hope isnt put on a backburner and get few updates as time goes on.
  • Vvoornth - Archosaur
    Vvoornth - Archosaur Posts: 12 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Thought for a moment I was going to have to re download the game...Seems like Arc have solved this problem with the latest game update. Also, for those whinging about multi-clienting, I read that they are trying to find a way around this b:pleased
  • LuckingFoco - Raging Tide
    LuckingFoco - Raging Tide Posts: 712 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    I really haven't had any issues with Arc. Initially I didn't want it, and I know its unfinished, but it downloads game updates a lot faster, you get some decent freebies from it, I have noticed no increase in lag since it was implemented, I DC far less than I used to before Arc, and I can still run two clients without issue.

    So, I'm not sure why people are having so many problems. Maybe older archaic computers or laptops are one of the main problems? I built my computer a year and a half ago for the sole purpose of playing highly detailed games, and PWI being an older game barely scratches the surface of what my computer is capable of playing.
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  • heero200
    heero200 🇭elper 🇪xtraordinary 🐲💯 Posts: 4,483 Community Moderator
    edited April 2014
    Thought for a moment I was going to have to re download the game...Seems like Arc have solved this problem with the latest game update. Also, for those whinging about multi-clienting, I read that they are trying to find a way around this b:pleased

    This has now been Fixed so you can multi-client as well now. I still use an argument in my startup line. I will most probably continue to do this until I cant or ARC has features i will use other than to start the Client.

    But lets face it ARC could have been a lot worse.
  • dougsenpai
    dougsenpai Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    I am trying to download PWI for the first time but am unable to because Arc is not working. I am becoming extremely frustrated as the Repair button for arc did nothing, I cannot send a ticket to their support as when I attempt to I get a message that says "unable to connect to server," and on top of all of that I am also not able to even visit their website to see if there's a FAQ or something. I am at my wit's end and have not even been able to begin the download for this game.
  • dougsenpai
    dougsenpai Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    I cannot even connect to the Game News portion of the PWI site. I can only view the forums as it is.
  • Thedarkrealm - Lost City
    Thedarkrealm - Lost City Posts: 265 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    I HATE being forced to have ARC with a burning fiery passion. O.K, it was one thing back when it was CORE and you could choose to use it or not, but to out right forcing this broken bugged out client on everyone including people that have pre arc clients is just messed up on levels of b:surrender I'm done... rant over...

    b:angry
  • SylenThunder - Twilight Temple
    SylenThunder - Twilight Temple Supprot Guru Posts: 7,908
    edited April 2014
    dougsenpai wrote: »
    I am trying to download PWI for the first time but am unable to because Arc is not working. I am becoming extremely frustrated as the Repair button for arc did nothing, I cannot send a ticket to their support as when I attempt to I get a message that says "unable to connect to server," and on top of all of that I am also not able to even visit their website to see if there's a FAQ or something. I am at my wit's end and have not even been able to begin the download for this game.
    Somethings wrong with your PC being able to run Arc then. Troubleshoot that and you'll be fine. I'll try to help if you take the time to start a thread in the right forum and post helpful information.
    dougsenpai wrote: »
    I cannot even connect to the Game News portion of the PWI site. I can only view the forums as it is.
    That's an issue with your browser, not the sites. Try clearing your cache and temp folder, or use a different browser.
    I HATE being forced to have ARC with a burning fiery passion. O.K, it was one thing back when it was CORE and you could choose to use it or not, but to out right forcing this broken bugged out client on everyone including people that have pre arc clients is just messed up on levels of b:surrender I'm done... rant over...

    b:angry
    If you bothered to look around instead of just stupidly QQing and quitting, there are several workarounds posted.
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  • PLC - Harshlands
    PLC - Harshlands Posts: 13 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    I have not installed arc and have no plans for this in the future.

    Nothing good has to be forced on anyone ever period.
    This operation indicates an agenda that is not good for the whole of the people involved or it indicates massive lack of logic and reason.
    Since money is involved i would tend to say the agenda thing is propable.

    So the pwi people force us to what is better in their mind, we the people that support pwi with the means to survive and prosper are regarded as stupid cattle, beasts of burden and steaks on the table by choice and conscent, so it seems to me.
    We need to vote with our money (or not^^) to show we are better than a herd of cattle that have no intellect.
    Never bite the hand that feeds you.

    Thanks for the respect we earned by supporting pwi a long time b:sad
  • NottLie - Dreamweaver
    NottLie - Dreamweaver Posts: 51 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    I'm quitting too, this game is already dead, archo is empty, nobody do nws anymore...game is boring and dead only the most addicted people still playing and one time they will get tired...just this....i hate arc i i will never install it
  • Vedovis - Lost City
    Vedovis - Lost City Posts: 942 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    I constantly get login errors with Arc - either "your information is incorrect!" when it isnt [lets me log into the website fine] or a timeout error when it apparently takes too long to connect. These happen at least ~4 times a week.

    So far I have solved the first issue on my own by making a secondary 'dummy' account which I can log in on, and logging out at the game screen. Very annoying however.
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  • amaleen
    amaleen Posts: 1 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    Thought for a moment I was going to have to re download the game...Seems like Arc have solved this problem with the latest game update. Also, for those whinging about multi-clienting, I read that they are trying to find a way around this b:pleased

    dude I just want to ask you one thing? DO you know the meaning of balance. 10 pets 10 fashion 10 mount = 1 character .

    please need to know your answer. I m not with multiclient. Im not against them.

    all I can think if there are so many pets , so many mounts, so many fashion why there should only be 1 character holding them . WHY even put 2 character there. if they cannot all have fashion and pet and can be online. WHAT is to you wearing all those with same character? Don't people show off?
    the balance to me is 1:1

    not 1:100

    make things good for people who play game not for the PWE. You are right why multi client. Why put load on server. Why are we wasting our electricity, why we wasting our latop for running something not worth it. Are they paying us ? is it a job we are doing leaving our real life? what are we getting putting multi client even ? are we getting some kind of pay from PWE server? I don't think so. IT is not even a job still people are using so many for WHO? and WHY?
    no one will ever think anyway. IF they make the situation 1:2 then they should do it our way. WE WANT ARC REMOVED . GETTING EEORRS AND ITS EATING MOMORY IS ENOUGH TO ME TO REMOVE IT. THANKSb:surrender
    I constantly get login errors with Arc - either "your information is incorrect!" when it isnt [lets me log into the website fine] or a timeout error when it apparently takes too long to connect. These happen at least ~4 times a week.

    So far I have solved the first issue on my own by making a secondary 'dummy' account which I can log in on, and logging out at the game screen. Very annoying however.

    I got dc going in base and I cant go into until I relog . I don't like this. b:angry
    ARC.exe
    ARCOSOVERLAY.
    ARC browser
    Why ??? I DONT NEED THEM . I NEVER USE browser playing im sure not all.
    They are all eating through momory on my pc.
    Somethings wrong with your PC being able to run Arc then. Troubleshoot that and you'll be fine. I'll try to help if you take the time to start a thread in the right forum and post helpful information.

    That's an issue with your browser, not the sites. Try clearing your cache and temp folder, or use a different browser.

    If you bothered to look around instead of just stupidly QQing and quitting, there are several workarounds posted.

    he is from PWE lol I can simply say that. 98% people are against ARC. The forum is not just getting over crowded with bogus comments. Dude you are 1 single person standing on one side of the river who want to dive in alone. So everything alone. YOu don't even seem to get along with the mob . Why you care? what you give suggestions to see even what others have problems. Haven't you know of problem when you use multiple browsers at same time. Same is going with arc we don't need anther browser now we ?
    as far as i am concerned PWI's implementation of this program is absolutley ridiculous, it's like selling a car with no engine in it and expecting everyone to buy and use it to go to work in. Make sure the ****** things works properly 1st and then release it, rather than put bits and bobs together and pray it works. but then again GM's are suppossed to monitor servers everyday yet i have yet to even see one on Dreamweaver where this gold scammer has been for over a ****** month, so what hope has anyone got that they give a flying *** about game play or the programs to run them.

    Im with you :)
    You are true they just want their DEAD car to run more miles when it is already breaking down. 90% of the car is dead and 10% wont matter till it is already down
  • SirensTears - Archosaur
    SirensTears - Archosaur Posts: 29 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    so when are all the bugs going to be worked out of the arc problem. arc crashes almost every day now causing server wide dc's and then ppl cant log on because arc is down. that with unlimited number of ppl who couldn't make the switch in the 1st place cuz arc just simply isn't compatible with their systems and the stupid number of constant virus attacks on our pcs now threw arc. We're losing more and more ppl every single day. Arch server will die soon if it continues and it doesn't look like your having any better luck on other servers either.
  • Sparafucile - Harshlands
    Sparafucile - Harshlands Posts: 456 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    Somethings wrong with your PC being able to run Arc then. Troubleshoot that and you'll be fine. I'll try to help if you take the time to start a thread in the right forum and post helpful information.

    That's an issue with your browser, not the sites. Try clearing your cache and temp folder, or use a different browser.

    If you bothered to look around instead of just stupidly QQing and quitting, there are several workarounds posted.
    amaleen wrote: »
    he is from PWE lol I can simply say that. 98% people are against ARC. The forum is not just getting over crowded with bogus comments. Dude you are 1 single person standing on one side of the river who want to dive in alone. So everything alone. YOu don't even seem to get along with the mob . Why you care? what you give suggestions to see even what others have problems. Haven't you know of problem when you use multiple browsers at same time. Same is going with arc we don't need anther browser now we ? b:angry

    Sylen is not an employee of pwe, and indeed he has been one of the most vocal opponents of arc implementation since it was first announced. He's quite capable of defending himself, but I don't like trolls, and I don't think he'll mind if I jump on you.

    98%? Don't think so. Certainly a majority of people posting on the forums have been against arc, myself included. But the reasons for our opposition are not all the same, and I suspect that the vast majority of pwi players never visit the forums and just dealt with the arc issue by installing it and getting on with it.

    Sylen cares because he is a nice guy; I expect he has helped more people with technical problems in these forums than you could count.

    I strongly object to being forced to use arc; I object on the basis I am being forced. I don't have a fancy pc, the specs on mine are basic indeed, but running STO with arc in the background causes me no issues at all; I can therefore reasonably conclude arc does not hog resources (STO is much more resource intensive than pwi).
    I currently use the "startbypatcher" argument on my elementclient exe to play pwi; if you are having issues, I suggest you do the same. I found it very easy to do using the information posted by Sylen and others in this thread.

    The issue of lack of proper GM supervision is another matter, particularly in-game, as I and many others have said on many many occasions; this is a decision of (presumably) pwe upper management and while sparkie and the forum mods can pass feedback on, they can't directly do anything about it, so qqing, flaming, or trolling them is utterly pointless.
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