Launcher Update 1.2.7

Discussion in 'Modpack and Launcher News' started by unv_annihilator, Sep 12, 2013.

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  1. unv_annihilator

    unv_annihilator Member Retired Staff

    Update: Seems to be an issue with the new GeoDNS, should be fixed shortly.

    Update 2: GeoDNS issues should be fixed, during the GeoDNS issues there was a possibility for antivirus to flag it as malicious, however, that was a false positive and you shouldn't see it flagged again in the future as it was purely related to the DNS issue.

    Hello everyone, quick announcement from me about the most recent launcher update.

    For starters if you want a change-log then feel free to check it out over here.

    Now onto some detailed information regarding the main changes and some additional changes to the repository.

    So one of the main issues we had with our repository was the generation and caching of md5's server side.* These issues would cause updates to take 8+ hours almost every time we push an update for anything. The reasons for these issues were because the repository was not setup to handle md5s originally, it was added on top of it. To fix this issues Paul and the great people over at Creeper Host spent quite a bit of time changing up the the repository back end and mainly the generation and retrieval of md5s. However, due to all the changes I had to rewrite a fair bit of the download code on the launcher side to support the changes.

    Now besides this greatly reducing the possibility for md5 issues this also should help improve performance server side quite a lot. We are making these changes and improvements now so we can test and fix up any issues if they occur now so that when the new launcher (v2.0) comes out everything works smoothly.

    As another note we're rolling the changes out incrementally as to provide everyone ample time to swap over to the newest version of the launcher and to reduce issues if something was to fail on the current md5 method. Due to this we've essentially split the servers in half currently and will be slowly transferring the remaining servers onto the new method and back-end once we feel we've given users ample time to update and the new system is proven to be stable. A side effect of this might be slower downloads due to our servers being split, but as we update the other servers you should get your normal speeds again. Another possible issue with the servers available being changed is if you had a specific download server selected under the advanced options of your launcher then it would be a good idea to check your options after the update to be sure you have the correct server selected (Unseen side-effect, I apologize for the inconvenience this might bring to some).

    I hope everyone enjoys the modpacks and hopefully nothing breaks ;)

    *(MD5's are used to verify the integrity of files/downloads between the launcher and the repository.)

    -unv annihilator
    FTB Launcher Developer
  2. Ashzification

    Ashzification Over-Achiever

    It does work, things do download. If it doesn't work for you, then you did it wrong.
    Tested on stream. Go look if you don't believe me.
  3. JohnnyB205

    JohnnyB205 New Member

    unv_annhilator i have a problem with my FTB. I just downloaded the new update but i can't play it though. Every time I log on to FTB (Ultimate Pack) it says that I crash. :( Please help me!
  4. Bonzai1102

    Bonzai1102 New Member

  5. Barudar

    Barudar New Member

    I also got the message from avast saying Malware, like Bonzai
  6. unv_annihilator

    unv_annihilator Member Retired Staff


    Looking into this now.
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 12, 2013 ---
    Not sure if this is due to us using a new DNS, new urls, or possibly due to the recent GeoDNS issue, but I seriously doubt it being a real infection as we keep close eyes on the repository ftp server.

    I suggest launching the launcher again and seeing if it tosses the same thing as the DNS issues should be resolved.
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  7. Bonzai1102

    Bonzai1102 New Member

    Yeah, looks better.
    The error messages from the launcher are also gone.
    Thanks ;)
  8. unv_annihilator

    unv_annihilator Member Retired Staff


    Good to hear, sorry for any issues or scare that might have caused. That error page should also no longer appear so it should prevent this from happening in the future as well. Thanks for the report of the issue however, glad we could get it fixed quickly.
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  9. Ashzification

    Ashzification Over-Achiever

    Unrelated. Post a tech support thread.
  10. Furious1964

    Furious1964 Member

    Thank you. Hoping to see the Unleashed Pack at 1.6.X or even 1.7.X in the near future.
  11. Ashzification

    Ashzification Over-Achiever

    The former, hopefully soon. The latter, don't hold your breath.
  12. Finnen78

    Finnen78 New Member

    Hi... im crashing in minecraft every time is start the 1.2.7 Launcher, i just updated it from the 1.2.6 launcher.

    this is what the console window says

    D:\--0--FTB\Direwolf20_1_5_2\minecraft\bin\natives\jinput-dx8.dll (Åtkomst nekad): java.io.FileNotFoundException: D:\--0--FTB\Direwolf20_1_5_2\minecraft\bin\natives\jinput-dx8.dll (Åtkomst nekad)
    Extraction Failed
    Error occurred during downloading the game
  13. Pickle6415

    Pickle6415 New Member

    I am unable to play also, however my launcher is working. It's when the game starts, and forge starts to load the mods. It's just freezing at that point and forge isn't doing anything. I am looking to see if updating my copy of forge will fix the issue (I'm actually playing Unleashed, not Direwolf) I will update if it works.


    **update**
    Didn't work. Is it the launcher causing the issue? I will continue using the old launcher until the problem is fixed :)


    Aaaaaand I'm a noob. I fixed it. :p
  14. mrAZman34

    mrAZman34 New Member

    :( mine still dosent work
  15. herbycanopy

    herbycanopy Member

    Re-downloaded all three of the main 1.5.2 mod packs (took about 12 secs for unhinged) and I did not have any problems. Good job thus far guys.
  16. Dread Quixadhal

    Dread Quixadhal New Member

  17. unv_annihilator

    unv_annihilator Member Retired Staff

    There is now a server side fix for this, however you can also just redownload the launcher for a launcher side fix as well. Not going to push a new build though as it's fixed server side as well. Thank you for the issue report though.
  18. mrAZman34

    mrAZman34 New Member

    i did try to re donloud but the mod packs them self are not working
  19. herbycanopy

    herbycanopy Member

    Sorry its not working for you mrAZman34 but if you do not post the crash report then the FTB team has no idea what went wrong for you man. I just tested unhinged again and I played it for 60 seconds without error on my side, so please post that log file.
  20. DREVL

    DREVL Well-Known Member

    so what does any of this mean?
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