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    Default launcher keeps downloading? here's the solution. Devs plz read this too

    The reason this happens is that the devs are using a file called DownloadFilesList.txt that lies in the game's directory to check version of splash screens against their current version.
    The problem is that they wrote the paths all wrong. They are using relative paths: "raw\en....."
    I'm a programmer and there are 2 things wrong here:
    you should never use "\" in paths strings. always use "/". that cause it to be cross platform.
    secondly, the dev forgot to add one more "\" at the beginning of the strings. so when they search they search for (for example):
    "c:\games\ddo" <--- game's directory
    "raw\en...." <--- relative path
    which when you concat them turns to: "c:\games\ddoraw\en"... which doesn't exist.
    This explanation, I hope, will make the devs finally fix that bug. In the meantime, for all your players out there do the following:
    go to that file i mentioned, delete all the files (including the corresponding opening <file> and enclosing </file> tags) for all languages you dont care for. leave the language you care for and add a "\" at the beginning of each file right before the word "raw" (if you are on mac add a "/" and not a "\").
    save
    right click on the file and mark "read-only".
    from now on ddo cannot touch that file and it will always make sure your relevant splash screens are up to date without annoying you each time you start the launcher.

    devs, it's easy to fix, plz do.

    going to post this in other forums so ppl can see this.

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    Worked like a charm.

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    I've looked at that XML layout dozens of times and never noticed it. Good catch!
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    Thumbs up

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    Thank you!

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    Very nice! Thanks!

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    +1, turbine give this man a job, or some TP at the very least.
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    Crowd sourced bug fixes. Now I have seen everything. +1
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    +1
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    worked great! thank you so much!!!!

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    Thanks, worked great!
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    $10 says they don't fix it. Downloading splash screens constantly is part of the enriching game experience. Just like having to log in twice EVERY. SINGLE. TIME...because they decided to put almost all game files into one single blobfile and the whole stupid thing has to load.
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    Great catch, thanks!
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    That moment when you realize every fix you've ever implemented for a DDO bug has been crowd-sourced from the community and not from Turbine.
    Honestly, I don't know what's worse, relying on your players to fix the bugs or not caring enough to fix it themselves.
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    You sir are a genius! Thanks a lot
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    Yep.. lets hope some dev will have a look at this and perhaps will tell the guy responsible for that.. (forum guys normally don't work with that sort of programming)

    anyways.. nice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golddragon87 View Post
    Crowd sourced bug fixes. Now I have seen everything. +1
    didn't you hear? DDO turned open-sourced LOL

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    Awesome! It was driving me crazy and I was considering stopping playing altogether.

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    good catch, +rep
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