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Re: Repeated download on Non-Steam launcher? Look here!

Postby BigMo1980 » October 22nd, 2017, 3:54 pm

Hi guys. I just wanted to post that I also have solved my issue (downloading of the game) after reading this thread.

If you came here because you're unable to download the game properly and keep receiving error messages, rest assured there's an answer.

What happened to me was similar to what several others experienced: I would start the launcher, and as I was downloading the game, it seemed the percentage meter would go up to a certain percentage (maybe 65%) then suddenly go back to zero and start over. After the game was fully downloaded (or so I thought), as the files were being extracted, I would receive an error message saying something like "could not extract XXXXX file, the original file is corrupted".

So, the fix was simply following the directions on this thread and going to Steam. Signing up for an account was easy and cost nothing.
After I downloaded the game from Steam, I launched it (through Steam) and it worked just fine. But I wasn't done.

I took the second step, which there is a link to on one of the comments in this thread, and watched the video instructing me how to basically transfer some key files you now downloaded through Steam and put them in a folder that would allow you to launch the game directly through the website instead of using Steam. (So instead of going through Steam to launch the game, I can now double click on the launch icon on my desktop again).
Now if you're new to The Hunter and don't have any other files on your computer for The Hunter (You know, a place/folder to "transfer" the "Steam" Hunter files to) that's ok too.
Here's what you do (its what I did and it works):
Before I did anything, I went to the original "theHunter" folder where I was attempting to place the files that were being downloaded (You know, when I was having the corrupted file errors) and I uninstalled everything, to have a completely clean start.
1. Download Steam and the Steam version of the game and all those files. Confirm that the game is running through Steam. (Setting up Steam is a breeze, you'll create a login and password for Steam, write those down. If you're ok with running the game through Steam, you're done!) If you want to run it the old way through the Hunter Website, keep going.
2. Leave the game completely and close Steam.
3. Go back to the Hunter website through your web browser and re-download everything. (Yup, the same process that resulted in the multi-downloads and errors) When you start getting the error messages, just abort.
4. When that's done, now go to the folder all those files went to (the files you just downloaded directly from The Hunter website - They should be in C:/Program Files (x86)/theHunter). In THAT folder, there's a folder called "downloads" - delete it. There's another folder called "game". Delete that folder too.
5. Now go back to the folder that Steam downloaded all of IT'S files to (C:/Program Files(x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/theHunter). There, left click ONCE (or highlight) the "game" folder, right click and choose "copy".
6. Go back to C:/Program Files (x86)/theHunter, and in that folder (theHunter), right click and click paste. (You've just copied the "good" GAME folder that you got through Steam and put it in place of the bad one that you deleted.
7. Now when you click the desktop icon for the launcher you launch the game through the website and you don't have to bother with Steam.

If I left anything out, I apologize - I'm not a computer expert, I just appreciate that someone helped me so I want to help the next guy. Hope this helps somebody.
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Re: Repeated download on Non-Steam launcher? Look here!

Postby INSANEPAPPY60 » December 13th, 2017, 2:57 pm

Was having problems not being able to download the game on the website.....done the above and now its workin THANK YOU!
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Re: Repeated download on Non-Steam launcher? Look here!

Postby Uhtredson » January 19th, 2018, 3:04 am

I am currently having problems. My download just keeps saying the hunter stopped working, and then scraps everything. I have tried for 4 DAYS to download this, even getting my membership back, only to have this happen to where at this rate I will never even have the game on my computer to play. So in a sense, I have paid for something I can never use unless this thing downloads correctly. 2 days ago, it had downloaded the entire game (6.5 GB) only to have this warning saying I needed to insert disc 2...????? This is not a disc download and then when I try to restart my game it goes back to 0 and tries to download the game all over again. I cannot at this point keep downloading 6 1/2 GB every day... I am overseas, and someone will catch on and cut off my IP address because I am downloading too much... Any ideas???? Can I get a set of discs that I can put in manually?????
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Re: Repeated download on Non-Steam launcher? Look here!

Postby Tod1d » January 19th, 2018, 12:16 pm

Uhtredson wrote:I am currently having problems. My download just keeps saying the hunter stopped working, and then scraps everything. I have tried for 4 DAYS to download this, even getting my membership back, only to have this happen to where at this rate I will never even have the game on my computer to play. So in a sense, I have paid for something I can never use unless this thing downloads correctly. 2 days ago, it had downloaded the entire game (6.5 GB) only to have this warning saying I needed to insert disc 2...????? This is not a disc download and then when I try to restart my game it goes back to 0 and tries to download the game all over again. I cannot at this point keep downloading 6 1/2 GB every day... I am overseas, and someone will catch on and cut off my IP address because I am downloading too much... Any ideas???? Can I get a set of discs that I can put in manually?????


I would highly recommend using Steam to play, or as described a couple posts above, using Steam to do the install / updates. (If you really don't want to play through Steam)

EW just doesn't have the infrastructure that Steam does for distributing lots of data. i.e. Even if they address these issues, they will never be as reliable as Steam. ;)
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