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Old 07-11-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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One place for all your Station games...fast, simple, and ready to go any time!

Station Launcher is a simple, one-click application that securely delivers all of your Station games, friends and community news right to your desktop. Manage your Station gaming library like never before; it's fast, easy and secure.

With the Station Friends feature on Station Launcher, you'll be able to see whether your friends are online, what Station game they're playing, and if they're playing the character you've made friends with (if permitted by your friend's privacy preferences).

Your friends will display on the Launcher as the character you made friends with in-game. Double click their name to begin chatting with them, even if they're not playing that character right now!

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Old 07-12-2008, 05:43 AM   #2
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Yeah but Bugs which have been reported for more than 2 month are still not fixed ... it still looses your stationname and password over and over again and Scanning for UPdates gets stuck very often. So unless you're prepared for Alpha Testing you should wait until they fix at least some of the more serious bugs.Best regardsPijotre Kajek
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:52 AM   #3
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Although, I agree that the launcher still needs a bit of work; I enjoy it very much and have used it exclusively since the beta became available.
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:01 AM   #4
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It looks a nice app but when i tried it i couldnt log in to the euro servers so it made it a bit pointless to be honest
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:59 AM   #5
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Reading the users guide, I'm still not sure how it would work with more than one account on the same computer.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:54 AM   #6
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Once you have started the desired game you can just click logout in the upper right corner and then login with a different stationname and password ... your original game will still be running under the account you started the game with. Its really nice (or at least was until the patch that broke the statinname and password saving). And yes I agree with Spyder it is a nice app, but its just so frustrating to see them taking several kerran ages to fix an issue that worked before.
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:20 PM   #7
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dawy wrote:
It looks a nice app but when i tried it i couldnt log in to the euro servers so it made it a bit pointless to be honest
Options -> Languages -> , Your now on the EU servers.
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:21 PM   #8
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[email protected] DLere wrote:
Once you have started the desired game you can just click logout in the upper right corner and then login with a different stationname and password ... your original game will still be running under the account you started the game with. Its really nice (or at least was until the patch that broke the statinname and password saving). And yes I agree with Spyder it is a nice app, but its just so frustrating to see them taking several kerran ages to fix an issue that worked before.
There is a work around posted on the station launcher forum, but it does not work for everyone.As far as complaining about bugs in BETA.... well it is BETA.
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:21 PM   #9
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It looks a nice app but when i tried it i couldnt log in to the euro servers so it made it a bit pointless to be honest
Options -> Languages -> , Your now on the EU servers.
Tried that never worked..uninstalled till its fixed properly then i'll be more than happpy to use it.So i'll stick with the individual game lanuchers for now and lets be fair its been in beta about a year now its time to let it loose SMILEY
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:21 PM   #10
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dawy wrote:
So i'll stick with the individual game lanuchers for now and lets be fair its been in beta about a year now its time to let it loose SMILEY<img src=" />
Nah.. not quite yet. SMILEYStill has some post-patch/GU issues to work out. But, otherwise, its worked flawlessly for me. And, I really like that I can chat with people on my friends list, even if they aren't on the same server, outside of game as long as launcher is started. SMILEY
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:44 PM   #11
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I do love the concept of it Spyder just wish they'd get it done becuase as you rightly say its a great app just very buggy
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:12 AM   #12
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dawy wrote:
I do love the concept of it Spyder just wish they'd get it done becuase as you rightly say its a great app just very buggy
which is why it needs to stay in BETA and not be let loose as you stated in an earlier post.As for how long it's taking, I think it is do in part to the fact that this really is not a money making thing for SoE, so they most likely are did not higher new people to develop it. This means that they have to use existing resources to work on it. My guess is those resources come form the Platform Publishing group, which is basically the "back stage" crew that makes all the games work, but who's work is only noticed when it is not their. Stuff like the chat and e-mail servers... those types of things. Being that they have to keep everything up and running while putting the launch pad together it makes sense that it would take a long time. Just like it takes much longer to remodel a hotel while keeping it mostly occupied then it does to shut everything down and do it in one shot.
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:48 AM   #13
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There comes a time for any app,game or otherwise when and i'm using a qoute from Smed here "its just got to come out" SMILEY<img src=" /> and the fact that its been in beta for so long now makes me wonder if it'll ever come out of that stage and morph into a very useful app for us all to use.Because as i've said at this present time it serves me little to no use at all in its bugged state and that is a crying shame.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:19 AM   #14
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I am not sure what bugs other then losing your user name and Password every time you restart your computer, your talking about, but it works just fine for me(again other then the bug above). Also, I just now tried logging into the UK server via(using the procedure I posted above) the launchpad and got to the UK character select screen without a problem. Did this before logging into the games panel, then at the games panel I switched back to the US servers and logged back into character select and got the US screen, so EU players(at least the UK ones) can us the launchpad to get to their servers.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:03 AM   #15
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Well i just gave it another try and apart from it trying to D/L EQ2 again and not remembering my password it does seem better than when i last tried it back in march,but for now although its a sexy little app its not for me i just hope the next time i give it a go all will be well and i can get the clutter off my desktop SMILEY
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Well i just gave it another try and apart from it trying to D/L EQ2 again and not remembering my password it does seem better than when i last tried it back in march,but for now although its a sexy little app its not for me i just hope the next time i give it a go all will be well and i can get the clutter off my desktop SMILEY<img src=" />
Or if you keep using it, you can help collect data and get any remaining bugs taken care off more efficiently. SMILEYRemember.. its not yet a "replacement" for the existing launcher. When it begins to act up, such as after a new patch or game update, you can always launch the standard launcher instead. Like the test servers though, only a handful of people are actually using it for testing purposes and reporting back any issues. Which, in my opinion, is the reason that development is taking so long.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:31 PM   #17
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dawy wrote:
Well i just gave it another try and apart from it trying to D/L EQ2 again and not remembering my password it does seem better than when i last tried it back in march,but for now although its a sexy little app its not for me i just hope the next time i give it a go all will be well and i can get the clutter off my desktop SMILEY<img src=">
Or if you keep using it, you can help collect data and get any remaining bugs taken care off more efficiently. SMILEY<img src=" width="15" height="15" />Remember.. its not yet a "replacement" for the existing launcher. When it begins to act up, such as after a new patch or game update, you can always launch the standard launcher instead. Like the test servers though, only a handful of people are actually using it for testing purposes and reporting back any issues. Which, in my opinion, is the reason that development is taking so long.
I would post bugs I come across with it... if I found any(other then the known reset bug), so far it's worked very well for me, better in fact then the standard launcher. I also play multiple SoE games, so maybe that is why my experiance is so good.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:14 AM   #18
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I've been using this since it launched and love it to patch my favorite SOE games!  My only complaint, is that I wish there was more detail with the scanning/update progress; it really seems to go slower then the normal patcher.And when the Vivox system is on all servers, it'd be nice to have that integrated as well to be able to chat quickly without having to load up the game.
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