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BOUNDL3SS Aug 21, 2013 @ 3:51pm
"Downloading launcher update please wait" HELP!
Hello,
the game won't launch from the game launcher, only from directory folder "Aces.exe".
It is really anoying.
Anybody here experiencing this and how to solve this?
I would like to launch the game through the launcher
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- Captain Virginity - Aug 21, 2013 @ 5:12pm 
Same problem here.
mustangace Aug 21, 2013 @ 5:30pm 
Originally posted by BOUNDL3SS:
Hello,
the game won't launch from the game launcher, only from directory folder "Aces.exe".
It is really anoying.
Anybody here experiencing this and how to solve this?
I would like to launch the game through the launcher

See Game Won't Load topic (third one) above this one for a possible solution.
Last edited by mustangace; Aug 21, 2013 @ 5:31pm
BOUNDL3SS Aug 21, 2013 @ 6:25pm 
Originally posted by mustangace:
Originally posted by BOUNDL3SS:
Hello,
the game won't launch from the game launcher, only from directory folder "Aces.exe".
It is really anoying.
Anybody here experiencing this and how to solve this?
I would like to launch the game through the launcher

See Game Won't Load topic (third one) above this one for a possible solution.


Thanks for your reply but my game loads and everything but ONLY from "Aces.exe" inside my War thunder directory.
If I try to launch the game from steam that takes me to the game launcher I am unable to click "PLAY" because it displayes the following message: "Downloading launcher update please wait".

Other than that I can play the game online but NOT through the launcher.
BOUNDL3SS Aug 21, 2013 @ 7:28pm 
BUMP
mustangace Aug 22, 2013 @ 12:56pm 
Originally posted by BOUNDL3SS:
Originally posted by mustangace:

See Game Won't Load topic (third one) above this one for a possible solution.


Thanks for your reply but my game loads and everything but ONLY from "Aces.exe" inside my War thunder directory.
If I try to launch the game from steam that takes me to the game launcher I am unable to click "PLAY" because it displayes the following message: "Downloading launcher update please wait".

Other than that I can play the game online but NOT through the launcher.

Have you considered letting it update the launcher, say, when you're doing something else?

Did it launch from Steam before? If so and letting it update the launcher doesn't work, you might consider uninstalling Steam, rebooting your computer and then re-installing it again. I know this will take some time, but might just solve the problem.

Yes, you can always go directly to the Aces.exe application itself, the game, but it will avoid Steam then altogether. When I installed Steam after having played War Thunder for a long time, I still had to allow Steam to re-download the game so that it would load through it.

Last edited by mustangace; Aug 22, 2013 @ 1:00pm
Alda Bergr Aug 22, 2013 @ 1:09pm 
Launch it as Administrator.
mustangace Aug 22, 2013 @ 1:34pm 
Originally posted by Alda Bergr:
Launch it as Administrator.

I never have to do that to launch War Thunder via Steam, but it might work for him. Don't know unless he tries. I have had games in Win Vista where I had to do that, but so far not in Win 8.
Last edited by mustangace; Aug 22, 2013 @ 1:34pm
BOUNDL3SS Aug 23, 2013 @ 2:33pm 
Originally posted by mustangac:




Have you considered letting it update the launcher, say, when you're doing something else?

Did it launch from Steam before? If so and letting it update the launcher doesn't work, you might consider uninstalling Steam, rebooting your computer and then re-installing it again. I know this will take some time, but might just solve the problem.

Yes, you can always go directly to the Aces.exe application itself, the game, but it will avoid Steam then altogether. When I installed Steam after having played War Thunder for a long time, I still had to allow Steam to re-download the game so that it would load through it.



Yea the launcher is NOT updating my game...I guess.
Its showing 0 connectivity in the launcher.
Now that I want to play through "Aces.exe" I get an error saying it needs updation, although I was playing just last night.

I might consider re installing but would not want to.

Everything is set up to run as admin. still.

Last edited by BOUNDL3SS; Aug 23, 2013 @ 2:34pm
BOUNDL3SS Aug 23, 2013 @ 2:35pm 
it never launched through steam because of the launcher issue as described above, just through Aces.exe.
Alda Bergr Aug 23, 2013 @ 2:41pm 
Try to deactivate write-protection for the folder. If it doesn't work, you might want to try to download the installer/launcher from their website and update the game with it instead.
Look into the SteamApps -> Common -> War Thunder -> .launcher_log, and see if you can find what is causing your problem.
Last edited by Alda Bergr; Aug 23, 2013 @ 2:43pm
BOUNDL3SS Aug 23, 2013 @ 2:58pm 
so...
Found out that it was my anti-virus doing all the trouble well they were doing their job but suffice to say I got it working now fully operational.

I am also glad for the support! :)
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