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As the updater doesn't work once again, we must face facts and accept this defeat.

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So the updater is....once again.... not working.

Needless to say, I am beyond infuriated, among a whole other slew of emotions.

I had concluded that the cause of the updater failing over the past few months was a high amount of traffic. My solution was simple, to split up the traffic and lessen the impact.

It appeared to work, with these last 2 days of happy comments. But it only took one comment to make me realize that this solution, like the others, was only temporary.

I had hoped to make downloading the mod as convenient as possible for everyone, to allow us the freedom to release updates and patches as frequently as we'd like, but obviously this can't happen, either because of DDoS attacks on the drives, or just an increase in popularity.

Regardless of the cause, the current path is clear. Tonight, I will release the launcher once again, but the Updater will be removed. The Update and Install buttons will be repurposed to direct you to the Google drive folder where the mod is kept, so you can download the mod and future patches as they're released.

After my long roadmap is completed, I will revisit the updater and attempt an alternative solution for easier and convenient downloading.

I'm sorry it came to this, but I am out of ideas.

As always, we're appreciative of your continued support.

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Domino_5555
Domino_5555

I always preferred downloading straight from Google Drive.

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WillTheFirst
WillTheFirst

You're good - the updater was an excellent commodity, and setting it up was a sign of professionalism, but everyone that comes to ModDB sooner or later just accepts the reality that manual installations and downloads are part and parcel of the mod community. Thanks for the good work!

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augurjjl
augurjjl

Sad to hear but understandable.

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bof44
bof44

Does this mean all the updates will be on Google Drive from now on, or will there still be updates on your mod page?

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Linken233 Author
Linken233

Yes to both

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ygorqualidades
ygorqualidades

so how can I download the entire mod without the updater?

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Linken233 Author
Linken233

Files section, google drive in the summary, take your pick.

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Guest
Guest

Does these issues effect the Jedi Outcast config? Because I just downloaded the mod and in the launcher, there is just INSTALL and on the side bar; COMMUNITY FAQ and HELP. Not sure if I'm missing a step or not.

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Linken233 Author
Linken233

If the install button is showing, then either the launcher isn't in your gamedata folder or the mod isn't installed

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Guest

Whenever I go into the mod, the areas that would have the words new game, load, controls, and setup don't appear so i'm just stuck on the menu screen.

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Linken233 Author
Linken233

Install the mod correctly

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