FYI: Repair any VU without Full Re-installation

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Entropiauniverse has a self repair installation starting from version 10.8.1.

There are two parts for this instruction, one is using self repair that comes with the ClientLoader and the second part is manually install patches.

Part 1

If you can start the ClientLoader then you can use the build in self repaired.

Let's start.

1: Click on Tools from the ClientLoader



2: Click Repair tab and click Start



3: If it finds some errors then click Yes to start repairing(it will start to download the corrupt/missing files)



4: Downloading corrupt/missing files, just wait.



5: it starts scanning again for corrupt/missing files.



6: If it finds unexpected files, you can click Yes to delete or No to keep them.



7: Repair is done.





Part 2


This instruction should also be called; How to re-run MA patches when patches failed for any reason or install patches manually.

There is a changed the way MA is patching since VU 11.
ClientLoader has to run as Administrator before it can download patches.
And version.txt is deleted when patch is canceled.


Let's start..

1: List of VU Number since 10.3.0.36270

10.4.0.36604
10.4.2.37033
10.5.0.38121
10.5.1.38212
10.5.2.38477
10.6.0.38841
10.6.1.38964
10.6.2.39088
10.6.2.39119
10.6.3.39166
10.6.4.39182
10.6.5.39532
10.6.6.39790
10.7.0.40449
10.7.1.40575
10.7.2.40969
10.8.0.42477
10.8.1.42850
10.8.2.43641
10.8.3.43941
10.8.4.43999
10.9.0.44378
10.9.1.44517
10.9.2.45050
11.0.0.45848
11.0.1.45891
11.0.2.46046
11.0.3.47275
11.0.4.47694
11.0.5.47824
11.0.6.48272
11.0.7.48670
11.0.8.49004
11.0.9.49875
11.1.0.51168
11.1.1.51229
11.1.2.51247
11.1.3.51617
11.2.0.52969
11.2.0.53148
11.2.2.53823
11.2.3.54304
11.2.4.55012
11.2.5.55331

To fix the current VU.(presume current version is 11.0.4.47694)

a: open version.txt in entropia folder(default is at C:\Program Files\Entropia Universe)

b: you will see the second line in version.txt read like this..

CurrentVersion=11.0.4.47694

2: Change the current vu number to the previous vu number in version.txt and save.

In this example the previous vu would be 11.0.3.47275 using the vu list on section 2 and it will look like this in version.txt

CurrentVersion=11.0.3.47275

3: Make a copy/backup of the version.txt.

4: Now run ClientLoader.exe as Administrator

The client will download required vu and when it has finished it will try to run VU files; click Cancel.



You should now have an Update file in the same folder as version.txt and it should have a name like this.

update_11.0.3.47275-11.0.4.47694.exe

5: Now copy your backup of version.txt to the Entropia folder.

6: Run the Update*.exe in the sequence order as Administrator.

How many Update*.exe you have depending on from what vu you want to fix from.

You can skip from step 3 to 5 if you download patches manually from the link below.(I try to make this up to date as possible)

Here is the list of vu file since 10.3.0.36270
You can download them individually here.


Update_10.3.0.36270-10.4.0.36604.exe
Update_10.4.0.36604-10.4.2.37033.exe
Update_10.4.2.37033-10.5.0.38121.exe
Update_10.5.0.38121-10.5.1.38212.exe
Update_10.5.1.38212-10.5.2.38477.exe
Update_10.5.2.38477-10.6.0.38841.exe
Update_10.6.0.38841-10.6.1.38964.exe
Update_10.6.1.38964-10.6.2.39088.exe
Update_10.6.2.39088-10.6.2.39119.exe
Update_10.6.2.39119-10.6.3.39166.exe
Update_10.6.3.39166-10.6.4.39182.exe
Update_10.6.4.39182-10.6.5.39532.exe
Update_10.6.5.39532-10.6.6.39790.exe
Update_10.6.6.39790-10.7.0.40449.exe
Update_10.7.0.40449-10.7.1.40575.exe
Update_10.7.1.40575-10.7.2.40969.exe
Update_10.7.2.40969-10.8.0.42477.exe
Update_10.8.0.42477-10.8.1.42850.exe
Update_10.8.1.42850-10.8.2.43641.exe
Update_10.8.2.43641-10.8.3.43941.exe
Update_10.8.3.43941-10.8.4.43999.exe
Update_10.8.4.43999-10.9.0.44378.exe
Update_10.9.0.44378-10.9.1.44517.exe
Update_10.9.1.44517-10.9.2.45050.exe
Update_10.9.2.45050-11.0.0.45848.exe
Update_11.0.0.45848-11.0.1.45891.exe
Update_11.0.1.45891-11.0.2.46046.exe
Update_11.0.2.46046-11.0.3.47275.exe
Update_11.0.3.47275-11.0.4.47694.exe
Update_11.0.4.47694-11.0.5.47824.exe
Update_11.0.5.47824-11.0.6.48272.exe
Update_11.0.6.48272-11.0.7.48670.exe
Update_11.0.7.48670-11.0.8.49004.exe
Update_11.0.8.49004-11.0.9.49875.exe
Update_11.0.9.49875-11.1.0.51168.exe - 27.5MB - 2010/06/03
Update_11.1.0.51168-11.1.1.51229.exe - 8.3MB - 2010/06/03
Update_11.1.1.51229-11.1.2.51247.exe - 8.3MB - 2010/06/03
Update_11.1.2.51247-11.1.3.51617.exe - 11.5MB - 2010/06/09
Update_11.1.3.51617-11.2.0.52969.exe - 198.4MB - 2010/06/21
Update_11.2.0.52969-11.2.0.53148.exe - 17.2MB - 2010/06/23
Update_11.2.0.53148-11.2.2.53823.exe - 457MB - 2010/06/30
Update_11.2.2.53823-11.2.3.54304.exe - 44.9MB - 2010/07/07
Update_11.2.3.54304-11.2.4.55012.exe - 8.9MB - 2010/08/10
Update_11.2.4.55012-11.2.5.55331.exe - 65.1MB - 2010/08/16

You can browse all patches at:
(may not have the latest VU)
http://download.entropiauniverse.com/updates/

If you change CurrentVersion=10.3.0.36270 in section 3 then all the above files will be downloaded.


That's all.


What about if you follow this procedure and still fail?

It is important that a good full installation for repairing any vu to be successful.

If your first time full installation has a corrupt file; any vu after that will not fix it.

Cut to the chase; here how to get the latest installation file.

First download the latest full installation with a good download program; don't use your browser(I know it has a resume feature but not good enough)

Latest Full Installation File Version:
Multiple setup files:

entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.exe 650MB
entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.2 650MB
entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.3 650MB
entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.4 650MB
entropia_universe_setup_11.2.3.54304.5 650MB
entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.6 650MB
entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.7 359MB

You can browse all setup files here in case this instruction isn't up to date.
http://download.entropiauniverse.com/install/

(PS: FULL INSTALLATION DOWNLOAD ISN'T AVAILABLE NOW, I WILL LOOK IF THERE IS AN OTHER WAY)

Here the program I use when file is big: wget

1: get wget. download two zip files below and unzip them.

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gnuwin32/wget-1.11.4-1-bin.zip
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gnuwin32/wget-1.11.4-1-dep.zip

2: copy files in wget-1.11.4-1-dep\bin TO wget-1.11.4-1-bin\bin

3: copy the command line below to a Notepad and save it as a batch file to get-1.11.4-1-bin\bin (the file name; eg pe.bat and do the same with other setup files)

wget.exe -N --tries=88 --waitretry=180 --continue --read-timeout=44 http://download.entropiauniverse.com/install/entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.exe

wget.exe -N --tries=88 --waitretry=180 --continue --read-timeout=44 http://download.entropiauniverse.com/install/entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.2

wget.exe -N --tries=88 --waitretry=180 --continue --read-timeout=44 http://download.entropiauniverse.com/install/entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.3

wget.exe -N --tries=88 --waitretry=180 --continue --read-timeout=44 http://download.entropiauniverse.com/install/entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.4

wget.exe -N --tries=88 --waitretry=180 --continue --read-timeout=44 http://download.entropiauniverse.com/install/entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.5

wget.exe -N --tries=88 --waitretry=180 --continue --read-timeout=44 http://download.entropiauniverse.com/install/entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.6

wget.exe -N --tries=88 --waitretry=180 --continue --read-timeout=44 http://download.entropiauniverse.com/install/entropia_universe_setup_11.2.5.55331.7

for download from a proxy:
Add the proxy setting first and change proxy.testing.com.au:80 to your proxy name and port then add the list of download files below it.

set http_proxy=proxy.testing.com.au:80




You can download my full working wget with working examples(as I combined two zip files above):

PE_full_11_and_Patches.zip ... 20 Aug 2010
md5: a0f630d7e3514e69ee05245c167bb442

Batch files include with the above zip:

PE_Full_11.bat will download full 3.9GB installation file.(Multiple setup files)
PE_11_Patches.bat will download all patches after the full.


cheer


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Other threads I created that may be useful for some:

Firewall settings for Entropia

Solution for Black Screen after a VU

Solution for lags for Nvidia users
 
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ty much better fix as other guy suggested

(keep 2 entropia folders and restore from backup if install fails)
 

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Yo

I have posted a few instructions already but they were not in the main thread.

1: Change the Windows User to a normal user(NOT Administrator or Power User) - Temporary or permanently.

2: Find from what VU Number you like to fix.

List of VU Number since 10.3.0.36270

10.4.0.36604
10.4.2.37033
10.5.0.38121
10.5.1.38212
10.5.2.38477
10.6.0.38841
10.6.1.38964
10.6.2.39088
10.6.2.39119
10.6.3.39166
10.6.4.39182
10.6.5.39532
10.6.6.39790
10.7.0.40449
10.7.1.40575

To fix the current VU.(presume current version is 10.7.1.40575

a: open version.txt in entropia folder(default is at C:\Program Files\Entropia Universe)

b: you will see the second line in version.txt read like this..

CurrentVersion=10.7.1.40575

3: Change the current vu number to the previous vu number in version.txt and save.

In this example the previous vu would be 10.7.0.40449 using the vu list on section 2 and it will look like this in version.txt

CurrentVersion=10.7.0.40449

4: Now run Entropia normally(run ClientLoader.exe)

The client will download required vu and when it has finished it will try to run VU files; then you will see message below; click Cancel.



You should now have an Update file in the same folder as version.txt and it should have a name like this.

Update_10.7.0.40449-10.7.1.40575.exe

5: Run the Update*.exe in the sequence order under an Administrator user(you can change your current user account temporary or use an other Admin account)

How many Update*.exe you have depending on from what vu you want to fix from.

Here is the list of vu file since 10.3.0.36270

Update_10.3.0.36270-10.4.0.36604.exe
Update_10.4.0.36604-10.4.2.37033.exe
Update_10.4.2.37033-10.5.0.38121.exe
Update_10.5.0.38121-10.5.1.38212.exe
Update_10.5.1.38212-10.5.2.38477.exe
Update_10.5.2.38477-10.6.0.38841.exe
Update_10.6.0.38841-10.6.1.38964.exe
Update_10.6.1.38964-10.6.2.39088.exe
Update_10.6.2.39088-10.6.2.39119.exe
Update_10.6.2.39119-10.6.3.39166.exe
Update_10.6.3.39166-10.6.4.39182.exe
Update_10.6.4.39182-10.6.5.39532.exe
Update_10.6.5.39532-10.6.6.39790.exe
Update_10.6.6.39790-10.7.0.40449.exe
Update_10.7.0.40449-10.7.1.40575.exe

If you change CurrentVersion=10.3.0.36270 in section 3 then all the above files will be downloaded.


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Oh that a nice way of catching those darn install files... have to try it out once
 

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VU 10.7.2 update

Update to reflect VU 10.7.2


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Weeeeeee you rock :D

Fixed my update! Thanks!
 

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Why exactly do you exit admin mode ? (except for the fact that one should never be in admin mode.. )
 

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Why exactly do you exit admin mode ? (except for the fact that one should never be in admin mode.. )
to instal you need to say to windows (vista and win 7 only) that you allow to run in admin mode. Turning it off and it only downloads the files. Quiet a good idea from OP.
 

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I don't see why you have to switch back and forth...

change the version number in the text file and start downloading and updating form a previous version... why all the manual steps ?

Sorry I just don't get it ?
 

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I don't see why you have to switch back and forth...

change the version number in the text file and start downloading and updating form a previous version... why all the manual steps ?

Sorry I just don't get it ?
because if your install is corrupted you can tell the setup that you are using a old version. then it updates all the files again and you can manual save the files for future break downs.

this is a way to fix a corrupt game.
 

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This is pretty important, +rep for you :)
 

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I never had any update issue, so I cross my fingers but I'm curious... :rolleyes:

Does this thread mean that using the "Test" menu in the client does nothing more than testing and possibly saying "you're in the shit"? :confused:

Does it mean that in case of corrupted installation, there is no "MA-provided" feature to auto-fix? :scratch2:
Yes; PE has a file corruption/version checking program but no way to fix itself atm.


Why exactly do you exit admin mode ? (except for the fact that one should never be in admin mode.. )

I don't see why you have to switch back and forth...

change the version number in the text file and start downloading and updating form a previous version... why all the manual steps ?

Sorry I just don't get it ?

There are many reasons every one should be in a normal user to operate a PC.

Here is some reason for this situation.

1: To easily catch those patches and keep them there for re-patches again and again and again without download them again.

2: I believe some times patches fails because ClientLoader.exe. You see ClientLoader runs patches and patches update ClientLoader.

So run each patch manually cuts those circulation;) and patches can do a better job when no other programs running; especially ClientLoader.


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This works to fix a corrupted install? Or just a missed/aborted patch?

My understanding of the vpatcher, is that it is set up to do a delta between versions, so if the starting file is not what it expects, the result can be bad. Have you run the validations after a botched patch and this indeed can recover from that?
 

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This works to fix a corrupted install? Or just a missed/aborted patch?

My understanding of the vpatcher, is that it is set up to do a delta between versions, so if the starting file is not what it expects, the result can be bad. Have you run the validations after a botched patch and this indeed can recover from that?
Re-patch in this instruction can not repair or fix any corrupted/damaged files from a full installation.

This instruction is for only Version Update (Patches) from a good full installation.

Just like to add that Patch and Re-patch will not work if files that Patches try to access were damaged; eg from PC crashed.

Each *.pak file is a like a zip file contains many files in it. If a Pak file is damage then many files in it will be damaged as well and unlikely accessable.

In case of *.pak file damaged; a full re-installation is a must without knowing which Pak is damaged.

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Then to be honest I don't think this will be of much use, as most of the time when the version has been updated already, but the patch not completed it will have aborted part of the way through.

So I will keep working on making https://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/technical/174660-client-installation-repair-utility.html better I think.

Not really sure this should be stickied to be honest.

Not really; because when patches failed or abort; they don't damage *.Pak files. So you can re-run patches again without problems.


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When they abort they usually have left the files in an inconsistent state, especially the stl port dll and unfortunately the terran[01].pak files.

So not sure why you say they usually leave these files alone, as in working with a number of people to repair their installation I have found the opposite to be the case.
 

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Break PE then Fix PE

When they abort they usually have left the files in an inconsistent state, especially the stl port dll and unfortunately the terran[01].pak files.

So not sure why you say they usually leave these files alone, as in working with a number of people to repair their installation I have found the opposite to be the case.
I red your message; so I went to do some testing.

My testing was to break Entropia by interrupt the latest patch before it was completed and to fix it by using my procedures.

My results with two tests: If Entropia is broken by a Patch it can be fixed by the Patch also.

It is interesting tho that I had two different errors; see pictures below; because I interrupted them at different states

How the tests were done:
Using my old back up PE with version 10.7.1.40575.

Interrupt patch by forcefully end task using Task Manager and then updated version.txt to the latest version. Then I used repair procedure in this thread to fix it.

It took several interrupt attempts for each test to break Entropia.

Broken PE Test 1:





Broken PE Test 2:



 

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Very nice work there!

Just a comment: The latest patch broke my installation due to accidental interruption. I ran the diagnosis tool and it confirmed that. My pragmatical solution was to delete the whole EU folder, restore previous day's backup and repatch. Took 1 min to activate, about 10 min waiting.

I recommend everyone to keep some kind of automated backup that runs on a daily schedule. It has helped me with corrupt game installations in other games too. (I am using Acronis TrueImage Home - since the windows version I have doesn't have full backup function - including system files).

Keep a complete fresh backup of your system.
 

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I red your message; so I went to do some testing.

My testing was to break Entropia by interrupt the latest patch before it was completed and to fix it by using my procedures.

My results with two tests: If Entropia is broken by a Patch it can be fixed by the Patch also.
That is interesting.... I wonder if that means if the patcher was simply changed to update the version number last if it would be easier for people to recover.

I did know it can leave bad files including .pak files, and seemed to refuse to run the patch again at that point. The patcher being able to reliable resume an aborted patch, that is good to know for sure.


Did you also happen to record what files where broken with the file verification checks that it was then able to recover?
 

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WELL HELL


wish i would have found this before last night, trying to DL the game for a second time since, fingers crossed, now prey!!!


Maybe i can log in by midnight id like to get my KILL on sometime soon...
 

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Everytime I try to DL the version that my client loader keeps getting stuck on, it tells me that no EU files can be found?? Any pointers on this matter? I'm stuck on a reinstall :( Version 10.7.0.40449 . Fails everytime after 2 hrs of DL with 1 hr left through the Client Loader
 

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download error for full installation

Everytime I try to DL the version that my client loader keeps getting stuck on, it tells me that no EU files can be found?? Any pointers on this matter? I'm stuck on a reinstall :( Version 10.7.0.40449 . Fails everytime after 2 hrs of DL with 1 hr left through the Client Loader
Quotes below may answer to your questions.


Hi


It is hard to get a full big installation without a good download program.

I use wget.exe to download any big files.

To fix your problem; first you must get an undamaged full installation file.

1: get wget. download two zip files below and unzip them.

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gnuwin32/wget-1.11.4-1-bin.zip
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gnuwin32/wget-1.11.4-1-dep.zip

2: copy files in wget-1.11.4-1-dep\bin TO wget-1.11.4-1-bin\bin

3: copy the command line below to Notepad and save it as a batch file to get-1.11.4-1-bin\bin

wget.exe --tries=88 --waitretry=180 --continue --read-timeout=44 http://dlmirror.entropiauniverse.co....7.1/entropia_universe_10.7.1.40575_setup.exe



4: Run the batch file(you run cancel and rerun it any time and it will resume download)

That should give you the latest full installation file.

GL


dandy

hope this helps

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DL'ing the mirror now.. hope it works!! Have the torrent going but gonna take like 15 more hrs so I'll pause that and give the mirror a shot.. If not I'll try ur way dandy :D thanks!!
 

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THANKS soooooooo much!!!!

The mirror dl worked :D :yay::yay::yay:

You effin rock Dandy!!!!:wtg::wtg:
 

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1: To easily catch those patches and keep them there for re-patches again and again and again without download them again.
Yes, especially for those who are on slow connection (still 3:44:36 to go, ffs...).
MA could easily add option to Save Patch File to tick before downloading update.
Gotta try copying the patch while it is being run - or will it be locked?
 
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