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Ankama Launcher: New Interface for All Your Games!

By [Ankama]WAKFU - ADMINISTRATOR - August 05, 2020, 16:00:00
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The new-and-improved Ankama Launcher is available starting today.


More user-friendly, this new version of the platform will give you quicker access to the important information about Ankama games. It also has new features, and notably one that lets you add several accounts for DOFUS 2 (available in the game settings).

The game chat is now available from every page in the app.

Access to the most recent changelogs, news posts and devblogs is easier, and all the game-related content is now available directly from the game page.

The platform development team focused mainly on making the experience smoother for players using the Launcher: more shortcuts and better access to information.

All you have to do to enjoy this revamp is open the Ankama Launcher!



Content of Update 3.0.0:
 

1. Usability

  • The application's graphic interface has been overhauled.
  • The chat can now be accessed on every page of the app, via the settings (click on the chat icon again to hide it).
  • The account management page (click on avatar) is now separate from the Launcher settings (click on the settings next to the "Minimize" button).
  • Loading of the application has been updated.
  • You can use the Launcher version number (located under the Launcher settings) to access the Launcher changelog.
  • Announcements for each game are now available directly on the games page.
  • A game's secondary (beta) version can be accessed directly from the games page.
  • You can click on the version number in a game's settings to display the corresponding changelog.
  • An error message has been added in the event that a Repair/Install/Update was not possible.
  • The full-screen option has been turned off on Mac for technical reasons.
  • A button to show the password on the login page has been added.

2. Features

  • An advanced multi-account section has been added to the DOFUS 2 game (accessible from the game settings).
    • Sorting is now available on registered accounts (drag and drop is possible).
    • The play button can be configured to launch accounts one by one or all at once.
    • The multi-account settings shortcut is added to the games page once a user has registered an additional account.
    • It is now possible to launch the game with the desired account directly from that line in the multi-account settings.
  • There is a new button to refresh the application if an issue occurs; it can be found on the bug report tab (in the Launcher settings).
  • The size of the Launcher is saved when the application is closed so you no longer need to resize the Launcher every time you restart it if you want it to be larger.
  • You can now change the size of the interface in the "Display" tab (in the Launcher settings) according to your preference and/or if you have a 4K screen.
  • You can disable videos on the games page, via the "Display" tab in the Launcher settings.
  • For security reasons, players who use Facebook to log in will be regularly asked to provide their Facebook password.
  • You can now choose the quality of images used in the Launcher, making it possible to save bandwidth or enjoy images in Full HD resolution in the Launcher.
  • Login: The option of saving or not saving your nickname when quitting the Launcher has been added (it was previously always activated).

3. Bug Fixes

  • A bug preventing a game from updating properly has been fixed.
  • A bug that triggered the repair of a game in a repeated loop has been fixed.
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DamienFireheart|2020-08-05 16:21:48
Wonder why launching Wakfu through Steam still brings up the old launcher... Running the EXE standalone updates the launcher, so how is it that the old version is still being used by the Steam launch?

Hi DamienFireheart,

Steam is a different platform so the process for updating it is different from the Ankama launcher (as pointed out as well by iNTiMiD4T0R, thanks!). The good news is that it is planned to be updated to the new one in the future.

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wow i love it. i like how i can see news and whats on sale without having to go on the site.

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Wonder why launching Wakfu through Steam still brings up the old launcher... Running the EXE standalone updates the launcher, so how is it that the old version is still being used by the Steam launch?

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Maybe cuz its been forgotten the steam version of Wakfu and every Ankama game

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That makes no sense though. The rungame link should simply be executing Ankama Launcher.exe with special instructions. The "local files" folder opened via Steam is the folder which contains Ankama Launcher.exe. There is one and only one Ankama Launcher.exe on machine, and it's the updated one.

So the question is more HOW is v2.0 launching via Steam? Not WHY. Where is this phantom 2.0 exe hiding or being summoned from when I run the game via Steam?

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cool, now can ya update the steam version

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looks good!

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That was the ticket. I just copied the contents of the User version of the launcher over my steamapps version with no downsides. Thanks for pointing this out.

It's weird though because whenever I type "Ankama Launcher.exe" into my Windows search to launch a second client, it tells me it's running the one in the steamapps directory, but it would launch the updated one. Either way, I get 3.0 for both Steam and standalone now.

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DamienFireheart|2020-08-05 16:21:48
Wonder why launching Wakfu through Steam still brings up the old launcher... Running the EXE standalone updates the launcher, so how is it that the old version is still being used by the Steam launch?

Hi DamienFireheart,

Steam is a different platform so the process for updating it is different from the Ankama launcher (as pointed out as well by iNTiMiD4T0R, thanks!). The good news is that it is planned to be updated to the new one in the future.

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