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[Megathread] How to install Return of Reckoning

Post#1 » Mon May 10, 2021 10:55 am

Hey everyone,

but first!

DO NOT USE THE “DOWNLOAD FULL GAME” OPTION!

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ALSO WE HAVE A NEW TORRENT FILE!

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(ReturnOfReckoning-Oct2021.torrent)


Hey again,

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.
If you find a mistake or you have a really nice idea, please poke me on the RoR discord (the link is a few lines below this text).


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.


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


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How to Download the Games Files

!!! Before you start the download process and the installation process, disable your Antivirus, Firewall and your 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.

If you don't manage your antivirus, eventually a client update will come along and critically break the game for you. Do not ignore this, we see it all the time.


Why should you do this?
Spoiler:

Some Antivirus programs, Firewalls, Hardware Routers, and other security programs can be more aggressive than others, and in particular the RORLauncher has been flagged in the past. Partially because this is not a well known application in the wild, and partially because of how it works.
The Launcher manipulates objects in memory to make the game work with our server.
Some aggressive antiviruses automatically deem this to be virus-like behavior.
They check with their database of approved applications when they see this, and if they don't find our application in there, it gets a Generic flag and is sometimes blocked or damaged.

Because of this, we have to recommend that when you download with the Torrent, that you have your security disabled, and then whitelist the folder before turning it all back on.

We have repeatedly reached out to many AV companies and databases, many who responded accepted it as clean, and many others simply never responded leaving it with that Generic tag.

As you can see here VirusTotal which is a very common database, is showing the launcher as clean in the vast majority of AV's. However, old definitions even from a company that doesn't have us flagged, can still cause problems.

Most people don't realize it, but Windows 10 has a built in anti-virus tool. You'll need to add your Warhammer folder to an exclusion list, or it might throw an error for the reasons above. This is a nice guide.
https://www.thewindowsclub.com/exclude- ... rity-scan/
If you have some other Antivirus blocking things, you'll need to figure that out with them, or just uninstall it.

TL;DR - The RORLauncher is safe. The torrent is safe. Please disable your AV BEFORE downloading, and whitelist the folder BEFORE turning it back on to prevent any potential issues.
1 // We highly recommend to download the game via torrent. Never used a torrent? We recommend Tixati (it's ad-free): http://www.tixati.com/

2 // Download the NEW torrent file here:
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DO NOT USE “DOWNLOAD FULL GAME”!

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The installer is currently broken and it will end up in a broken install



Tixati-Torrent guide


Spoiler:
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Picture inside the spoiler section

1 // Open the Torrent and drag & drop the ReturnOfReckoning-Oct2021.torrent file.
2 // At the “Local Files Location” you can switch the destination of your download folder. If you press “Start” Tixati will start the download.


Spoiler:
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Picture inside the spoiler section

3 // If you forgot the current destination of your download. Right click > Local Files > Open Folder will show your download.
4 // Now wait until it's finished. Maybe enjoy some memes or drink a cup of coffee/tea.
5 //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!



Whats inside the ReturnOfReckoning-Oct2021 folder?

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Content of the downloaded ReturnOfReckoning-Oct2021 folder

// DirectX 9.0c 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 run the DXSETUP.exe !!!

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


Directory Rights

1 // Move the Warhammer Online - Return of Reckoning folder out of the torrent folder ReturnOfReckoning-Oct2021 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!

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2 // Remove the write-protection from all files inside the 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 atleast once.
  • Don't worry if the box still looks filled afterward (it's a visual bug from windows).



Antivirus, Firewall, or Malware detection programs

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


Inside the Warhammer Online - Return of Reckoning folder

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your Warhammer Online - Return of Reckoning folder should look like this

IF YOU ARE USING THE ReturnOfReckoning-March2020 TORRENT FILE, PLEASE REPLACE THE RORLAUNCHER.EXE
1 // Delete the RoRLauncher.exe
2 // Download a new one here: http://launcher.returnofreckoning.com/RoRLauncher.exe
  • If the link doesn't respond, just copy&paste the URL
3 // Put the new RoRLauncher.exe back into the Warhammer Online - Return of Reckoning folder.
4 // You may also try running the RoRLauncher.exe with Administrator privileges.
  • Right click RoRLauncher.exe > properties > run administrator



The Install

1 // Run the RoRLauncher.exe
2 // Let it update.
  • Sometimes it takes a few seconds until the update starts.
  • If it's around 70k files or 170k files. Stop the update. Something went wrong!

3 // Start the game until you reach the character selection and close the Game + Launcher again.
  • because you won’t see any character models, only floating weapons

4 // Open again the Launcher, wait 5 seconds. Now the game should be ready!
5 // Additional switch the launcher to the 32-bit version to avoid weird animation bugs.

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  • Click the gearwheel in the right upper corner
  • Choose the "32 Bit" option
  • Save

6 // Just start the game and enjoy!
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

Troubleshooting

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

+ 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!
Spoiler:

+ 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
Spoiler:

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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:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/691 ... -wmi-query

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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.
Spoiler:

- 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]
Spoiler:

- 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)
Spoiler:

- 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)
Spoiler:

- 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)
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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.
Spoiler:


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

How to Download:
- Recommend Torrent Tixati: http://www.tixati.com/
- First step, disable your Antivirus, Firewall, or Malware detection programs. These can potentially interfere with an install.
- Download torrent file: https://www.returnofreckoning.com/files ... 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
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System.IO.IOException: The process cannot access the file ... because it is being used by another process.
Spoiler:

- 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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Re: [Megathread] How to install Return of Reckoning

Post#3 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:57 am

For some bizarre reason i just can't get this game to work. I download the torrent file, i move it to my desktop, i install directX, i remove the Read-Only tags from all the files, i start the launcher in administrator, and it starts to download 1500+ files, and when i log it in gives me the Authentication Error and terminates itself.

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Re: [Megathread] How to install Return of Reckoning

Post#4 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:26 pm

CrookedAmigo wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:57 am
For some bizarre reason i just can't get this game to work. I download the torrent file, i move it to my desktop, i install directX, i remove the Read-Only tags from all the files, i start the launcher in administrator, and it starts to download 1500+ files, and when i log it in gives me the Authentication Error and terminates itself.
Hey,

in this case I would sugget to join the RoR discord (link in my signature) and poke in #technical-advice...so we are a bit more flexible to find your issue :D

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Re: [Megathread] How to install Return of Reckoning

Post#5 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:16 pm

I'm using a Chromebook, is there a preferred launcher ROR works best on? It won't let me launch the game otherwise

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Re: [Megathread] How to install Return of Reckoning

Post#6 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:13 pm

RavendelveHunter wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:16 pm
I'm using a Chromebook, is there a preferred launcher ROR works best on? It won't let me launch the game otherwise
is that x86 chromebook or ARM based?
if its x86 i think then it should accept Linux packages? and you probably want this: https://lutris.net/games/warhammer-onli ... reckoning/
if its x86 and you have windows on it (if thats even possible for chromebooks, then you follow this same guide here)
if its ARM and you have windows on it (if thats even possible) then you are out of luck afaik

note chromebooks usually are kinda weak in terms of hardware, so i wouldn't hold much hope running this game.
Helpful links:

RoR under Linux
Install guide for Windows
Offical RoR Discord

AUR package for WARAddonClient

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My Linux Gaming Videos

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Re: [Megathread] How to install Return of Reckoning

Post#7 » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:12 pm

Hello, after torrenting, no matter what I do it tries to download over 1k files.

I downloaded the torrent. I installed dx9. I moved the folder from inside torrent to C:\

I right clicked and unchecked and set it for all subfolders.

I gave admin privileges to the launcher.

I added it as an exception in my virus scanner.

I launched the launcher and it downloads the manifest.

Then is Verifies 7/7 files.

Then it starts downloading over 1k files no matter what I do.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: [Megathread] How to install Return of Reckoning

Post#8 » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:18 pm

Dardrius wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:12 pm
Hello, after torrenting, no matter what I do it tries to download over 1k files.

I downloaded the torrent. I installed dx9. I moved the folder from inside torrent to C:\

I right clicked and unchecked and set it for all subfolders.

I gave admin privileges to the launcher.

I added it as an exception in my virus scanner.

I launched the launcher and it downloads the manifest.

Then is Verifies 7/7 files.

Then it starts downloading over 1k files no matter what I do.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Hey,

1k files are fine! These are the latest patches, looks like you did everything right :D

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Re: [Megathread] How to install Return of Reckoning

Post#9 » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:46 pm

Ive gotten an error after 50 files and those files it did downloads are downloading incredibly slow, its going to take like over 24 hours to download those files. Is there any way I can torrent them instead like with the main torrent? I was getting very fast speeds that way.

edit: downloading the manifest takes like a full 2 minutes or so
Last edited by Dardrius on Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: [Megathread] How to install Return of Reckoning

Post#10 » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:50 pm

Dardrius wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:46 pm
Ive gotten an error after 50 files and those files it did downloads are downloading incredibly slow, its going to take like over 24 hours to download those files. Is there any way I can torrent them instead like with the main torrent? I was getting very fast speeds that way.
Is there a reason you don't just use the torrent? If you've tried it and got fast speeds - what's the issue?
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