Patching and fixing broken Requiem folders is fully working and it is possible to start the game through the official updater afterwards. So if you want you can give it a try.
The installation is pretty simple: Just install it into your existing Requiem directory or if you don't have one anymore in any other directory. Then launch the updater through the shortcut placed on your Desktop and wait till it is finished with updating. Then click on the 'start' button. Now the official Requiem updater starts and verifies that everything is alright. After that you are able to start the game by clicking on the 'start' button of the official patcher.
As the files for my updater are hosted on my webspace official updates might have a delay of up to 3 days till they are on my space, too. But as the official updater still has to be used with mine that shouldn't cause any additional trouble.
So if you wanna give it a try here's the download Link: http://www.dashtec.n...quiem_setup.exe
The software this is based on was created by myself using the programming language PureBasic (a C++ port is planned for near future), LZMA and xdelta. The same software with a different window design and different files distributed has been in use in a production environment for about three years now.
The current design is the design of the official updater. I'll change this if desired - I implemented it just to test if my software would support all design-features the official updater does. I left it there as my skills on design creation are too bad and a standard window design would look too bad for this game. But as said before: I'll change this if desired.
@Moderators: Tell me if you don't want me to host those files. I'll take everything offline immediately if told so. But please don't ban - I like this game and I try to support it by helping to distribute the game.
A small side note I nearly forgot:
The unknown files that are deleted by the updater are only moved to the waste bin (or whatever it is named on an english Windows) - you can still recover all deleted files from there.
Please note that the ingame settings such as resolution, shortcuts, etc. are also seen as unknown files as bad settings might prevent the game from starting and deleting the settings restores the default settings. If you want to keep your settings but still run a clean up simply recover your "user" directory from the waste bin afterwards.
A small guide:
1. Optional (might fix some problems on some systems, but everything should work fine without doing this, too): Disable Anti-virus and Windows firewall
2. Download the unofficial patcher: http://www.dashtec.n...quiem_setup.exe
3. Install the unofficial patcher into your existing not working Requiem folder
4. The Patcher is run after the installation automatically and begins to check all files and redownload/patch the files that are damaged/out of date
5. When the download finishes click on the "Start"-button and the official patcher will open up and install additional updates if necessary.
6. After the official patcher is done click on the "Start"-button again and the game will open up and work
I'm currently looking for some additional mirrors... PM me if you have about 2gb webspace and 2tb or more traffic availble...
Edited by DaDummy, 09 September 2010 - 07:15 AM.