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Corrupted pack file and disconnects

DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,537Member Uncommon

Let me preface this that I know that PoE is F2P, but that in my book does not give it any free passes as far as game stability or technical issues, I know that some posters feel like it if it's F2P it doesn't matter how crappy the service is, but I disagree.

 

1. The server disconnects.... happening far too often, not sure what the issue is, the game just got patched but it still happens a lot.

2. I zoned and the game crashed, then on restart I was getting "Fatal error: The pack file has corruption that can be fixed by running reclamation" - running packcheck.exe - same error.

You know what the only fix is? Downloading a 5GB Content.ggpk - worst game design decision EVER, to put so much stuff into a single large file that apparently can be easily corrupted.

I don't even remember the last time I had a corrupted file, seriously - maybe like mid 90s? 

Lesson learned folks - make a copy of your content.gppk file as it can get corrupted and then you have to download it again *5GB*, there is no other fix.

3. BSOD with Creative Labs sound cards (I have one of those sound cards and had a BSOD tonight) - another known issue - the fix is to add --noaudio after the PoE shortcut exe, check the link below for full details:

http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/51323

Comments

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,537Member Uncommon

    Apparently this is a known issue - and the whole "running reclamation" thing is not implemented yet - so yeah, ouch.

     

    Here's a response from Grinding Gear:

     

    "We don't have reclimation tech in the patcher yet, sadly! The only real solution is to delete the content.ggpk file and download it again. You can also grab a copy of this file off a friend, and I'd suggest making a backup of it if possible in case the same thing happens again!"

     

    http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/54457

  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXPosts: 2,226Member
    Originally posted by DMKano

    Let me preface this that I know that PoE is F2P, but 

     

     

    apparently don't know that it's beta.

    /fixed

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,537Member Uncommon

    I know that it's beta - heh, but having a patcher that can't fix a corrupted 5GB file is an *alpha* type problem, as well as a BSOD that I didn't know about until I found the fix for it.

    Also GGG is already taking money so to me that's production already, no matter what they call it.

  • MagnetiaMagnetia SydneyPosts: 1,029Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DMKano

    I know that it's beta - heh, but having a patcher that can't fix a corrupted 5GB file is an *alpha* type problem, as well as a BSOD that I didn't know about until I found the fix for it.

    Also the dev is already taking money so to me that's production already, no matter what they call it.

    Yeah because Blizzard patches test them in OHHHH WAIT

    Play for fun. Play to win. Play for perfection. Play with friends. Play in another world. Why do you play?

  • gorro187gorro187 Ofallon, MOPosts: 170Member Uncommon
    Well clearly that production money should be for your issue not any other issue. Your the boss.
  • CheboyganCheboygan charlotte, MIPosts: 36Member
    can't connect to log-in server at all so meh
  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXPosts: 2,226Member
    Originally posted by DMKano

    I know that it's beta - heh, but having a patcher that can't fix a corrupted 5GB file is an *alpha* type problem, as well as a BSOD that I didn't know about until I found the fix for it.

    Also GGG is already taking money so to me that's production already, no matter what they call it.

    Ok, do you know it is an indie company privately funded without the advantages of QA a AAA company would have?

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,537Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gorro187
    Well clearly that production money should be for your issue not any other issue. Your the boss.

    Its not my issue, look a the tech section on official forums, the problem is affecting many players. 

    I posted solutions so maybe it will be helpful to some. 

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,537Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zorgo
    Originally posted by DMKano

    I know that it's beta - heh, but having a patcher that can't fix a corrupted 5GB file is an *alpha* type problem, as well as a BSOD that I didn't know about until I found the fix for it.

    Also GGG is already taking money so to me that's production already, no matter what they call it.

    Ok, do you know it is an indie company privately funded without the advantages of QA a AAA company would have?

    Yes I know this as well, and I should give them slack for that, why?

    When a company releases an online game, they are competing with all other games in their genre, the product is what is judged, if it was developed by 3000 devs and a budget of $2 billion, or one guy with zero investment - the games still stand on their own as products and should be judged on their own merit.

     

  • gorro187gorro187 Ofallon, MOPosts: 170Member Uncommon
    This game is now in open beta. The money they have accepted is all donations and you get what you get as a return. It's not retail yet. beside's its a free game. You'r not forced to ever pay a cent. If you choose to you get the joy's of a game you didn't donate to. Just curious what game's did you yourself take part in actually making? Or is this like the fellow who watches football and keeps screaming at the coaches  saying how he would do this and that due to he know's better than the paid person running the team?
  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,943Member Uncommon
    Op this is a gaming forum, you should be reporting your issues to the devs as per what you should be doing for a game I beta.

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    Now playing GW2, AOW 3, ESO, LOTR, Elite D

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,537Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gorro187
    This game is now in open beta. The money they have accepted is all donations and you get what you get as a return. It's not retail yet. beside's its a free game. You'r not forced to ever pay a cent. If you choose to you get the joy's of a game you didn't donate to. Just curious what game's did you yourself take part in actually making? Or is this like the fellow who watches football and keeps screaming at the coaches  saying how he would do this and that due to he know's better than the paid person running the team?

    I agree with your points, I just don't see how its related to the technical issues with the beta.

    My personal experience or even views has no relevance regarding the technical bugs I brought up. I posted links that clearly show that these are issues affecting many players.

  • negacrowbarnegacrowbar Los Angeles, CAPosts: 149Member

    Gamers who complain about F2P betas remind me of homeless people who get upset that the free soup is cold and has no salt...

    The fact that POE has in-game moderators and is working well within a very mean community to release an indie game thatis already loved by the players who are trying to enjoy it speaks volumes...

    Ever try to get some customer support from Facebook....

    Free is free..period...you can't gripe over free...well you can..and you are..and this reserves you a special place in Hell right next to the hoarders and wasters....

  • RednecksithRednecksith Madison heights, MIPosts: 1,238Member
    Originally posted by gorro187
    This game is now in open beta. The money they have accepted is all donations and you get what you get as a return. It's not retail yet. beside's its a free game. You'r not forced to ever pay a cent. If you choose to you get the joy's of a game you didn't donate to. Just curious what game's did you yourself take part in actually making? Or is this like the fellow who watches football and keeps screaming at the coaches  saying how he would do this and that due to he know's better than the paid person running the team?

    By your logic, I can't complain about my car breaking down constantly because I haven't built a car. I can't complain about a movie I saw being bad because I haven't made a film. I can't complain about a meal I've eaten because I've never prepared the same dish. I can't criticize someone's artwork because I've never been an artist. I can't say that a certain author is terrible because I haven't written a book. I can't... well, you get the point. Where does it end?

    Sorry, but the whole, 'You can't complain about a game because you haven't made one!", argument is just idiotic.

    I will also point out that to those who bought founder's packs, the game wasn't exactly 'free' either.

     

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