credomane wrote:Haven't played in a few months. Just updated the launcher to 0.3.1 but it won't update the game to 1.3 I'm stuck at "Median 2017 188.8.131.52". I click update the download bar flashes on the screen then it update changes to restart. Click restart and the launcher relaunches. I can repeat this over and over and over. Nothing ever changes or happens. Looking at the d2 install folder the launcher is creating a 2MB file named "17.6.0.update" and modifies d2gfx.dll to be 76KB in size.
There is never a log file made to see what it going on either. Doesn't seem to be any update issues mentioned anywhere on the forums or the internet at large. What can i do to fix this or at the very least provide more info to get this resolved?
Finally managed to find a page that mentions that with the update to the 0.3.1 launcher you are required to manually delete patch_d2.dll. No offense but that is kinda big step backwards in terms of ability and purpose of the updater don't you think? Shouldn't the updater be able to handle updating the game without help?
It was not required to delete patch_d2.mpq with update to the 0.3.1 launcher, I did both updates simultaneously using launcher, first launcher update from 0.3.0 to 0.3.1 using green Restart popup and then game from MXL 1.3.1 to 1.3.2 patch using Update without problems. The thing is that launcher 0.3.1 was released after MXL 1.3 patch so most people who was updating to 1.3.2 had 1.3.x actually, it was highly unlikely that problems with updating from 1.1 and 1.2 versions using launcher 0.3.1 will be found. Ofc I tested that now and 0.3.1 not updating from 1.1.3 and 184.108.40.206 patches (had no other versions on disc to test).
All im saying is that we all here are testers and helping Quirinus with reports and troubleshooting to make this app perfect before Sigma release and we shouldnt be upset because some error occured.
Good credomane that you learned that patch_d2.mpq is main mod file and when you download mod manually from ModDB https://get.median-xl.com/
you can find all files necessary to go, that file can get corrupted during DL, update etc. so your first guess when similar thing happen is that you should replace that file or delete and let launcher update it from scratch.
@Quirinus, I dont know if anyone else in future will face problem that credomane had but you can add info to main thread (temporary till new release) that Launcher 0.3.1 will not update MXL patch from versions 1.1 and 1.2, which require deleting patch_d2.mpq to start updating.