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[Megathread] How to install Return of Reckoning

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[Megathread] How to install Return of Reckoning

Post#1 » Mon May 10, 2021 10:55 am

Hey everyone,

but first!




this is the extended “How to install” Return of Reckoning guide. Yes, it’s a long guide, but I want to explain really everything to avoid any possible issues.

What's your OS?

This guide will explain the install for windows operating system, if you are using Linux or Mac, please check these guides:
+ Linux viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35023
+ MacOS via Crossover viewtopic.php?f=4&t=43040
Mac users can use bootcamp aswell.

Different Install Guides

I also recommend to check these install guides:
+ Official Install Guide #1: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=31241
+ Official Install Guide #2: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16
+ Zarbix Install Guide video:

Click here to watch on YouTube

You have still questions or issues?

+ Join the official RoR discord: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=22044
+ Or check the Technical Advice forum: viewforum.php?f=4
Jump to the Install Troubleshooting post


How to Download

+ Recommend Torrent Tixati:
+ Download torrent file: ... 20.torrent

DO NOT USE “DOWNLOAD FULL GAME”! The installer is currently broken and it will end up in a broken install (if you’re able to get to that point at all, because sometimes you even can’t complete the install).

+ Disable your Antivirus, Firewall, or Malware detection programs. These can potentially interfere with an install. If you are using Kaspersky or a similar program, check also your Windows Defender, even if you think it’s disabled.
+ Open the Torrent and drag & drop the ReturnofReckoning-March2020.torrent file.


+ At the “Local Files Location” you can switch the destination of your download folder. If you press “Start” Tixati will start the download.
+ If you forgot the current destination of your download. Right click > Local Files >Open Folder will show your download.


+ Now wait until it's finished.
+ If it’s done stop your Torrent from seeding (close it, maybe check your task manager) THIS IS IMPORTANT OTHERWISE YOU WILL GET AN ERROR AND YOU CAN’T CONTINUE THE INSTALL.

How to Install

+ If you open the downloaded ReturnOfReckoning-March2020 folder you will find this:


dx90c is the required Directx9 version for RoR. Even if you already have Directx12 or so, you have to install it. Just open the folder and and run the DXSETUP.exe

VinyUI50 VinyUI is an Addon compilation. Viny modified some common Addons for his purpose so it comes with unique settings for all archetypes. If you need a simple plug & play Ui you can check his latest version here: viewtopic.php?f=66&t=6371

Warhammer Online - Return of Reckoning folder, where all the game files are.

Directory Rights
+ Move the Warhammer Online - Return of Reckoning folder outside the torrent folder ReturnofReckoning-March2020 and move it to: c:\ for instance move it to c:\Games
(but NOT inside c:\ Program Files; it should be in a folder which it has write access!)
+ Remove the write-protection from all files inside Warhammer Online - Return of Reckoning folder.
(Right click Warhammer Online - Return of Reckoning folder > properties > disable the read-only box) and apply it to all files. The important thing is that all files inside have been unchecked Read-only at least once. Don't worry if the box still looks filled afterward (it's a visual bug from windows).


Antivirus, Firewall, or Malware detection programs
+ Check that your whole Warhammer Online - Return of Reckoning folder is whitelisted in your Antivirus (*Windows Defender*) program.
+ Check if your Firewall or Maleware detection program doesn't interfere with the install.

Inside the Warhammer Online - Return of Reckoning folder

your folder should look like this

+ delete the RoRLauncher.exe
+ download a new one here:
+ put the new RoRlauncher.exe back into the Warhammer Online - Return of Reckoning folder.
+ You may also try running the RoRLauncher.exe with Administrator privileges.
(Right click RoRLauncher.exe > properties > run administrator)

The Install
+ Run the RoRLauncher.exe
+ Let it update (sometimes it needs a few seconds until the update starts)
+ Start the game until you reach the character selection and close the Game + Launcher. (because you won’t see the character models and only floating weapons)
+ Open again the Launcher, now the Launcher should do again some updates.
+ If the Launcher is done, you can start the Game again.
+ Done.
Last edited by Lilim on Tue May 18, 2021 2:39 pm, edited 11 times in total.

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Re: [Megathread] How to install Return of Reckoning

Post#2 » Mon May 10, 2021 10:55 am


The Launcher says: Invalid User/Password, but I can login on the forum

+ Reason: This happens when you use special letters like Russian letters or for example: á à â. Or you’ve got a new password after you forgot your last one and haven’t changed it yet. Or/and it’s too long

+ Solution:
- Change your password. Where to change your password (forum > profile > Edit account settings)
- Keep your password simple. Max 8 characters and no weird signs.
- If nothing helps, write Wargrimnir an Email: [email protected]
make sure, you are writing from the same Mail account as your linked RoR Account.
The launcher is a trojan / malware!

+ Reason: The mechanism used in order to launch the client is picked up by anti-malware heuristics. Nothing we can do about that.
You can do something about it. Exclude the entire WAR folder in your anti-virus software, Windows Firewall/Defender, or whatever other software you have that would do something like this. How to do this is up to you to figure out, each bit of software is going to have its own procedure.
One of many .net issues


fixed the issue without reinstalling .net.
Solution by Cezanti
since it seemed to have something to do with WMI I:

Ran windows update again to make sure it was up to date, there was something for all the .net packages.

Also while this was going on I did the following.

* cmd
* net stop winmgmt
* renamed the c:\windows\system32\wbem\repository folder
* comp restart with win update
* cmd
* net stop winmgmt
* winmgmt /resetRepository
* reboot

after this the game runs fine.

Check source: ... -wmi-query

this was the windows update
either one of these could have been key
either the update or a corrupt wmi

THIS IS ONE OF MANY .net ISSUES! SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO REINSTALL .net COMPLETELY. If you have further question, join the RoR discord!
My launcher is downloading ~170k files.

- Stop your launcher.
- Make sure your Torrent is closed properly (check taskmanager)
- Check if your game is in c:\ and all rights are set. Go into folder properties of the game and uncheck read only + launcher.exe (Right click your folder/file> properties > uncheck the unblock check box on the bottom, apply)
- If you moved the game, check if the game is still whitelisted (antivir)
My launcher is downloading/updating an inappropriate amount of files (~20k files]

- If you have the feeling this amount is too huge, stop your launcher first.
- If your local character set is different like in the turkish language, check this guide viewtopic.php?f=4&t=42808
- Otherwise check the install guide again, maybe you missed a step.
I only see weapons and all characters are invisible (same for all T-pose and bag issue people out there)

- Close your game and restart your launcher, maybe you are missing some patches.
- If no more patches left and the issue still persist, use the repair function (launcher > cog > repair)
I can't reache the ingame settings (set your game into windowed mode)

- close your game
- go to your RoR game folder > user > and open the UserSettings.xml with an editor
here are all User Settings from the ingame configurations window....for example to set your game into windowed mode:

search for this line (line 4 or so)
and change it to

Code: Select all

<Mode window_frame="true" fullscreen="false" />
save the file
and start your game again
Error: System.IO.EndOfStreamException: Unable to read beyond the end of the stream.

This happen when you don't download the game via torrent.

How to Download:
- Recommend Torrent Tixati:
- First step, disable your Antivirus, Firewall, or Malware detection programs. These can potentially interfere with an install.
- Download torrent file: ... 20.torrent
- Run the Torrent file, with the Torrent app, and wait until it's finishes.
System.Reflection.Target...This BackgroundWorker is currently busy and cannot run multiple tasks concurrently
System.IO.IOException: The process cannot access the file ... because it is being used by another process.

- If it's a fresh install, make sure your torrent is closed properly (check taskmanager)
- maybe you have already an open RoR game
- and/or try to reboot your PC

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