Old Launcher Deprecated from 7 February 2024

Makes no sense what you just said. Unless you logged off in space, and upon logging in, you were caught, podded and sent to your med clone which sounds like you didnt update it where you currently live



which personage is in Jita? open Tree Portraits screen and see.
which personage has a lot of $$$$$? open Tree Portraits screen and see.

which personage I logged in recently? that one on the left!

which personage I did not log in for a long time? that one on the right side! please log in and restart planetary extractors!


you release manager is MORAN

Just activate the “Three portraits screen” in the game client settings where it tell you “Launch to character selection screen”. Then use the play button to launch to it.

I really don’t know how everyone not getting this or finding it out by trial and error can successfully play EVE anyway…if handling of the launcher is already that difficult…

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Would never be a problem for me, I was never dumb enough to play with permissions on my OS partition or install an application at the root of a volume.

I don’t get how is that related.

More details in Updated System Requirements - Support for EVE Mac OS 10.14 and Below Ending 8 Feb 2024 - #9 by Eloken_Toralen


This is the NBN speaking. All signs point to copper wiring, risking having to download the entire EVE shared cache again is not on my to do list.

Bug Filled under EBR-14082.

Best guess is ~/Library/Application\ Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Eve\ Online/EVE\ Online.app/Contents/MacOS/eve-online needs a xattr to allow it to be called after the new launcher overwrites it.

Tempting, but I am not happy with the gargantuan resource utilisation of WINE running EVE. Its not good for the computer to be run at such a high utilisation, for the most part I like linux because windows is evil, but I would rather not wreck my system by burning it out.

The Mac client looks much less resource hungry. If https://www.darlinghq.org had GUI support it might be a functional alternative to WINE.

I wonder though, if its ok to ask the community for help with language translations, why not ask the community for help doing native binaries?

Could you please at least try to inform yourself what the issue actually was before writing up something completely random and not related stuff? It affected everyone at that time who managed to update while the error persisted.

Here you go https://www.eveonline.com/news/view/about-the-boot.ini-issue

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The new launcher was a mess on my windows partition. Launcher would not install as I did not have enough free space, so its not smart enough to know the total download will be less when SharedCache already exists and is populated. Moved the shared folder to an external USB, installed launcher, moves content back, ran launcher. Delta was downloaded. Good so far.

Next it said all my tokens were invalid format. Sigh. Find old launcher executable, install. rename C:\EVE to C:\EVE2 move SharedFolder from EVE2 to EVE. Old Launcher is fine. Play eve. Log off. New launcher force update. Next day. Profiles are all trashed, overviews are default.

Repeat installation of old launcher. Play eve.

It is pretty clear the new launcher is not going away, but please, stop with the enshittification of things that already work just fine.