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Installing the downloader almost works. It fails to start the service. The files still remain, however attempting to run the Launcher or other apps causes .NET issues with hard coded applications.
Turns out, even on windows you MUST install all the launcher/patcher files on the C: drive - I didn't try changing the directory on C:, however I assume something is hard coded. Submitted a bug report to Hi-Rez team.
Due to resent updates, I no can't even get the launcher to install - once I am able to, I'll be rebooting to see if that clears the issue, then try installing the game again on "c:"
What does not
The launcher and Updater.
What was not tested
At this point it appears the updater and launcher which is required to install the full game is written in .NET - This under Linux requires MONO to run and has some missing dependencies.
I'm currently updating a Windows VM to install the game with, then will continue to test the game once I've gotten that far.
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by Reed on Saturday March 10th 2012, 1:22
Installs now, but never successfully patches.
I tried copying over a successful install from Windows and running TribesAscend.exe directly (skipping the launcher), but it fails to run, looking for DX11 dlls - d3dx11_43, X3DAudio1_7, XPAOFX1_5. This happens copying an up to date install from Windows 7 or Windows XP.
As a side note I also tried to run the game in VirtualBox, but it doesn't run because Virtualbox doesn't support Shader Model 3.0 yet.
Attempting to install on the "c:" drive still yields a "Failed to start the Hi-Rez Studios Authenticate and Update Service" error. Which ends with a complete un-install of the application due to the error. This is probably due to the fact that the "service" is a .NET application.
I am currently copying a VM based install to Linux to see if a workaround is possible.