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Selethar's Avatar


Selethar
02.16.2019 , 11:11 PM | #1
Played earlier today with no issues but now when I try to log in, it says I have to wait for the game to load??? Anyone else have this issue?

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OwenBrooks
02.16.2019 , 11:41 PM | #2
Restarted your computer ?

Can you provide a screenshot of what your seeing, maybe best to post in the swtor technical issues forum https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-...ld-republic-en

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Dynarae
02.16.2019 , 11:49 PM | #3
Just had the same in logging in for the first time today.. I just quit out and restarted and all is good now.

So no, you are not going nuts LOL

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Selethar
02.17.2019 , 12:12 AM | #4
I just re-installed the game and am getting the same message at login. All my characters are grayed out and I see the message telling me I can play the game at the starting worlds

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SteveTheCynic
02.17.2019 , 04:37 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Selethar View Post
I just re-installed the game and am getting the same message at login. All my characters are grayed out and I see the message telling me I can play the game at the starting worlds
That's because BitRaider has downloaded and installed enough of the game to get a new player going on the starter worlds, but it hasn't finished downloading the rest. Until it has downloaded *everything* else, it only lets you play on the starter worlds.

The order in which things are downloaded is a bit random, other than the minimum stuff for the starter worlds, so even if you have a character on one of those planets, you're likely to see oddities such as people running around in shapeless bright pink armour - CM gear is not on the "minimum stuff" list, so until your BitRaider downloads the specific data for that armour piece, the game has no idea what shape it should be, nor what colour it should be.

There are two ways to mitigate this:
* Start the download, then close the client and follow the instructions for removing BitRaider.(1)
* Wait.(2)

(1) There are various sources for this:
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Troublesho...r/td-p/4867417

(The link given above was posted by OwenBrooks's alter-ego on the ea.com support forums.)

(2) BitRaider is significantly flaky in other ways, so following the instructions to remove / disable it is worth doing.
http://www.swtor.com/r/Hg3sV2
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