Launchpad 4 Rollout Today — Really!

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Expansion News, Game Updates & Maintenance

Last week you heard that all the old Launchpads including the original EQ2.exe that came in the retail box for EQ2, as well as the Station Launcher and Launchpad 3 (both regular and Streaming) were being replaced with Launchpad 4. Well, for whatever reason that didn’t quite happen.

Today, December 6th, with the introduction of Age of Discovery and the merger of EQ2 and EQ2X, the new launcher is being rolled out to everyone, including EQ2X players. If you have any trouble, just download the appropriate launcher below and make sure to point it to your EQ2 directory.

CAUTION

If you don’t point the new Launchpad 4 installer to your current EQ2 folder, the entire 14GB game will be re-downloaded. Read the Tutorial

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Comments (15)

  • Necromancer

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    The Station Launcher still works.

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  • minibang

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    Yeah it did and now it dosent i hate streaming luncher!!!!!!!!

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  • Demerzel

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    I thought all the launchers were supposed to automagically update to the new one..?

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  • minibang

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    well it wont let me use Station Luncher any more only streaming luncher wich sucks alot of lagg and i can never get profit UI to work with it.

    if they toon Station luncher i prob just quit not about to play in dble the lagg with crappy @%X streaming luncher.

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  • Swagems

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    IS there a reason why mine is downloading 14 .5 gigs of info what did i do wrong
    Thanks

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  • Swagems

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    Ok first time I i used the stream launch it said 14.5 gigs i stoped
    and then used Full downloader and it said 2.5 gigs

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  • speedycerv

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    Pointed LP4 to LP1 directory, and it didn’t update it, the launchpad.exe still launches the old one.

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  • Swagems

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    hey why did the new LP4 uninstall everquest2.exe

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  • Shepherd

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    Thanks for these links, my launcher stopped working alltogether and I was a bit annoyed about it all.

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  • Eventh

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    This info saved my day. Thanks!!

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  • Katzilla

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    Mine patched to 97.7% last night (UK) with the new LP and then bombed out- something about a .vpk file not being the one it expected to see.??? WTF??? Could not even GET to the character screen as it said client version different to sever when I ran the .exe file. After that it stopped patching completely. When I re tried it this morning it decided to re downlod the entire 14 GB again despite it having patched 97% of it last night in the correct place. Ended up copying a backup of the game files I made in May this year. Got as far as 85% installed but then real life work time kicked in and I had to leave it….
    ANGRY ANNOYED FRUSTRATED!!!!
    Boy am I glad I made that backup…. and the moral is… if you can at least GET to the toon screen make a backup of your game files somewhere BEFORE you do ANYTHING else and before the launcher screws them over again!

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  • Trev

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    When I try to launch the Live game, after a long delay a retro looking Station launchpad appears, a kind of robot-grunge looking thing. It has a Station News box which is so small you cannot read anything in it. It invites me to play Cosmic Rift, Tanarus or Infantry. Very odd.

    When I launch the EQ2x game (separate folder with separate launcher), the new launcher loads (the same as the image in this article). This is saying I have 880Mb to download.

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  • Trev

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    Does anyone know:

    Will this mean EQ2x and EQ2 will run as a single app? Currently my EQ2x folder is 19Gb and my EQ2 folder is 15Gb. I am hoping this change will mean a single 15Gb folder.

    Does the new launch support running twice one a single PC (i.e. two-boxing). The last change they made, the launchpad would only open once, so a work-around had to be used for two-boxing.

    Thank you!

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  • videll

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    my patcher wont update past 59% anyone know whats wrong and how to fix it

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  • Katzilla

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    Videll, try this Go into the advanced options by clicking the little tool symbol on the bottom right of the launcher and select “view files updated” section: are you getting any error messages as the patcher runs? (scroll up to my post about “”unexpected .vpk file”"
    If so delete the file from your game directory-::!!! take care to get the right one-:!! Log out and close the launcher. Re log in and this time, use the “Validate all game files” option from the advanced menu. This is the same as the old FULL SCAN option on the old launch pad. It will scan all your files, see you have one missing and then (hopefully) replace it with the correct file version. The patch SHOULD now continue. If not its a mail/call to tech support. It worked for me. Hope it helps:^^

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