How To Install Return of Reckoning

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How To Install Return of Reckoning

Post#1 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:36 am

Hey everyone,

but first!

DO NOT USE THE “DOWNLOAD FULL GAME” OPTION!

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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 // Next step, download the torrent file from RoR Page here: https://www.returnofreckoning.com/files ... 20.torrent

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DO NOT USE “DOWNLOAD FULL GAME”!
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-March2020.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.
4 //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-March2020 folder?

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Content of the downloaded ReturnOfReckoning-March2020 folder

1 // 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 run the DXSETUP.exe !!!
2 // VinyUI50 VinyUI is an Addon compilation. Viny modified some common Addons for his purpose so it comes with unique settings for all archetypes.
  • (Addons are not required for the further installation process)
3 // 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-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!
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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

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!

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