NCSoft Launcher

The NCSoft launcher will automatically update itself to the latest version on run.

This page is for the actual Launcher only.

Application Details:

Version: Latest
License: Free to use
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.20-staging

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Test Results

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What works

The Launcher can be installed and started, but only after installing dotnet20 via winetricks.

What does not

Anything beyond starting the Launcher.  It starts updating itself and fails with "Path not found".


What was not tested

The actual functionality of the Launcher, since it fails updating itself on startup.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I'm marking this as garbage level because not only do you need a working Windows install to get past the self-update issue, but (from what I read) you then need to use command line switches that basically bypass all the functionality of the program to skip the Launcher and jump straight to your game. That's garbage level functionality, since you might as well just call your game with the proper launcher-bypass command line switches.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 18.1Nov 19 20172.20-stagingYes Yes NoSilverJarl Gullberg 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 24 20121.5.3Yes No GarbageHugo Osvaldo Barrera 
CurrentUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 02 20111.3.29Yes No GarbageEvil 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 29 20101.2-rc2Yes Yes BronzePat 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 05 20101.1.43Yes Yes BronzePatrick 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
18643 NCSoft Launcher crashes after being run. CLOSED FIXED View
22929 "Path not found" error prevents NCLauncher from updating itself to latest CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Before installation, run "winetricks ie6 dotnet20 gdiplus".

The launcher fails to apply the downloaded update patch, and returns a "Path not found" error... but you can work around it by manually replacing the launcher with an updated one.

It's possible to run/update/install games through the launcher by using the "/LaunchGame=" parameter.


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