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Downloading and Using the Tarkin Launcher

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First, you'll want to go to the top of our forums which should look like the picture below.



Then you will need to click on  the "Launcher" link which will download a zip of the launcher. Due to how new the launcher most browsers may prompt you with a warning that looks like this. 



To keep the launcher you will need to do the following.

Click the ^ and click keep, you'll now find it in your downloads folder.



After this, you will need navigate to your downloads folder and you will be presented with a file named "tarkinlauncher.zip", I moved this to a folder I created specifically for Tarkin, you can name this whatever you like. For this I named it "Demo Install"



After you've extracted it you should see a file named "tarkin's Revenge Launcher" double click that and you will be presented with this pop up. Use this to select the folder you created specifically for Tarkin.




Once you've done that, you'll see the following screen. Once you do, just hit the update button as instructed in the status bar on the bottom and it will update and pull down the files for you.



Once it has done the download, it will prompt you to edit your settings first to ensure you've setup your screen resolution as it needs to be updated for the first time you launch the game, it will look like this.




Click the Settings Button and configure your game settings, or just click the settings button at the top and click  the Game Settings option to pop up the swgemu_setup




After that, hit the big Play button and get to gaming.



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Looks like the launcher doesn't have permissions for the folder, try running it as admin and going into settings to click the force update. Make sure that you've pointed the game folder to a place you want to keep the game in its entirety.



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Windows has been aggressively trying to kill our launcher for a few people, we've submitted it to their team for analysis and hopefully it will mitigate future issues.

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If you're unable to get the launcher to run in Linux using Wine, then you can download all the files required to play the game using the Bash script that I have attached to this comment. 

1. Download the script.

2. Open a terminal where the script is saved and type bash linux_downloader.sh

The files will be put in ~/tarkinsrevenge

When there is an update, generally speaking you will only need to download a new tarkin_custom.tre file. Here is a command to download just that file.

wget -c https://tarkinswg.com/tre/patch/tarkin_custom.tre -O ~/tarkinsrevenge/tarkin_custom.tre

If you want to download a copy of the current file manifest that includes the file MD5 sums, click here.


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Seems a file may be missing (or no longer needed?):


--2019-10-04 06:01:36-- https://tarkinswg.com/tre/patchs/tring/en/live_motd.stf
Resolving tarkinswg.com (tarkinswg.com)... 2606:4700:30::681b:92b9, 2606:4700:30::681b:93b9,, ...
Connecting to tarkinswg.com (tarkinswg.com)|2606:4700:30::681b:92b9|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2019-10-04 06:01:36 ERROR 404: Not Found.

Thanks in advance!

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The download of the launcher itself is throwing that error, or trying to use the launcher is giving that error? 

I can tell there's a typo there though.  It shouldn't say "patchs/tring", it should say "patch/string" within that link.

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