Sometimes reinstalling will also fix an issue.
Note: No credit goes to me, just the playerbase of these forums who put their two cents into all the issues, and tried their best to help others!
The boxes that appear are a known bug, and can be fixed by deleting a file called patcher.exe, and renaming patcher2.exe to patcher.exe.
These files can be found in the default folder:
C:\Program Files\Gravity\Dragon Saga
But just to be safe, simply move patcher.exe to a different folder, as a back-up for any mistakes.
As for the runtime, there are three options that I believe are best to take.
- Run dragonica.exe if you really want to play, but you may experience random crashes when viewing other players' equipments, or without any reason/warning. Also, this option won't allow the purchase of MyHome or enable quests for the Wedding & Xmas Event. This method though will ensure your playtime. (There are few of those who have used this method, resulting in failure. If that happens, you may need to reinstall.)
This file can be found in "C:\Program Files\Gravity\Dragon Saga\Release" by default.
Or you can simply Run the executable via Task Manager or whatever.
The instructions have a few needless steps but basically you need 1 computer that succeeded patch.
You need to delete the contents of the dragon saga folder in the computer that has the runtime error
Then you copy whole folder from computer that is working to replace the folder in the one that is not working.
Then run the game from gateway.
For those who don't have a computer it worked on hopefully someone it worked for can upload a rar of it to mega or something for those who cant get on
- Go here Fully Patched Dragon Saga Folder & download the .torrent he supplied, or by parts.
Basically, once you download the torrent, use a torrent manager like uTorrent or BitTorrent.
it opens the .torrent like a shortcut to the files stored on other people's networks.
then it downloads bits & pieces from everyone who is under the same torrent.
when it finishes, you can then unrar/zip the file, following the instructions below.
Google winRAR to download their extraction program.
(winrar is just like winzip, but for unzipping a different format other than .zip)
UnRAR the contents into C:\Program Files\Gravity\ (C:\ is the default drive for most computers)
It should ask if you want to replace your current folder with the unrar'd folder.
Hit Yes to All or whatever, to replace everything you have with the new one.
- *Just Added*
From CM Sakana:
(Note: I've been told by at least three people that this method did not work. I still recommend method #3)
The patch has been updated, this fix should work now:
1. Delete the patch.id file located in /Gravity/Dragon Saga folder
2. Run the patcher again through Gateway, this will repatch the game with no issues.
Did not Fully Patch?
If for whatever reason you were unable to patch (unrelated to Runtime issue), may it be to a bad connection or accidental closure of the patcher,
I suggest going here and following the directions provided there.
Can't Open Market! QQ
Lanili has been kind enough to upload the files that'll fix the old patcher screen & the market glitch!
(WARNING: May not work for all users. Did not work for me.)
I don't know how much this will help but it at leasts fixed some things for me.
Extract this to your Dragon Saga folder.
Program Files>Gravity>Dragon Saga>Extract there and replace all the files
As always, create a back-up of all the files in the Dragon Saga folder.
THQ Account is not Lost!
Also, for your account that you had on Dragonica, it's not gone forever.
If you still remember the old account information (more importantly, the email), you can "link" that account to a newly created account.
In other words, log into your WarpPortal account at warpportal.com. Once you login, the window should show two options,
Add new game account or Add existing game account.
From this point, you would add existing game account, providing the game title, and your old account information to that game.
Game Title: Dragon Saga
Game account, password, email = your Dragonica information.
If you do not remember the info, send a ticket to support via WarpPortal.
And you're set to play on your old character again!
P.S. I am not part of the support team or anything. Just trying to help out fellow players!
Credits to the original posters who helped the masses fix their issues!
Remember to click the + next to the number at the bottom righthand corner of their posts!
IAH Solution to runtime error
Fully Patched Dragon Saga Folder Downloads
Solution for Patching Problems
And to everybody else who wrote about these bugs/glitches!
Edited by tunafish, 18 December 2010 - 10:58 AM.