... the v1.1 does not want to load at all-- the same error as this afternoon when the servers were down.
So as a quick test, I tried v1.01, and it trundled a bit and gave me a "wrong client update" message. Okay-- hot patch and all that. (not unexpected).
What the heck? I tried the patch (still 1.01) option, and it trundled some more-- patching, etc. Then declared it was done. Closed the patch window, and 1.01 still running, of course. Tried the login again.
Here's the debug from when the encryption was still on:
2014-03-12 19:56:01 : ddolauncher.exe -s thelanis -g C:\Games\DDO\ Bob_of_QF -1
2014-03-12 19:56:04 : Login of Bob_of_QF failed. Wrong password?
And ... Success! I'm in with one of my toons.
I'll try 1.1 again, with unencrypted password, in a bit.
Okay, the unencrypted XML file loaded my toon just fine.
The debug for successful session (password edited, of course):
2014-03-12 20:01:51 : ddolauncher.exe -s thelanis -g C:\Games\DDO\ Bob_of_QF <mypassword>
<there was more, but it is long and technical-- I'll post it if needed>