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WAKFU Update to Java 6

By #[Troyle] October 07, 2013, 15:29:32
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Hello to all our Mac players,

With the Update of October 8, WAKFU will change Java version from 5 to 6. For some players, this change will lead to several issues that we would like to explain today.

Currently, WAKFU runs with a 32bits version of Java, for Windows and Linux that the launcher automatically updates. However, for Mac users, nothing is provided with the game: it all comes down to your system updates. While this change will be absolutely transparent for Windows and Linux users, it will be more troublesome for some Mac users.

The most impacted players will be those using a 32 bit processor with Mac 10.5, installed between 2006 and 2007. In this very specific case (less than 1% of our users), you will no longer be able to start the game since this OS and processor do not support any update to Java 6.

If your Mac OS allows you to install Java 6, but you still can’t start the game on October 8, you will have to make sure that your system has been correctly updated and that you use the correct version of Java by default.

If you don’t know how to do it, here’s a quick tutorial created with Mac 10.5.

First you should get this error message:


After updating WAKFU, you will have to verify your version of Java. Go to Applications > Utilities > Java Preferences:


Make sure that the version ticked by default is Java 6 (32 bits):


Once this is done, you should be able to play WAKFU correctly.

For those of you who fall under the third situation (Mac 10.5 between 2006 and 2007) and still cannot start the game after following these instructions, this should mean that your machine simply cannot run Java 6. As explained above, this means that you will no longer be able to play WAKFU. Please know that we are currently having a discussion with our Support team to decide of a compensation worthy of this loss. We will come back to you as soon as a final decision has been made to inform you about the request process.

Until then, please let us know if you have any questions.
First Ankama intervention
Hello.
If you encounter issues with Wakfu & java, please give a shot to the new launcher.
You can get it from these links
On mac, it will automatically select the correct java version, so you won't have to do any kind of crazy tinkering.It also runs Wakfu on 64bits when it can.
Some java options have also been modified to improve performances.

Finally, the new launcher is more robust and install updates more quickly.

Due to a known issue on windows 64 bits we have yet to resolve, you may have to install those two packages from microsoft if the game fail to start when you click on Play.:
These knew launcher will officially replace the current one in a few days. In the meanwhile, tell us what you think.

Ourson
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Question. Why not Java 7? Version 6 EOL'd by Oracle for a while.
Probably for the same reason they were on 5 for the longest time. But wakfu running on a 64bit JVM sounds awesome too me. Strange that they decided to wait until the very last minute to announce this though. It's gonna suck for those poor souls still on 32bit CPUs, more than likely playing wakfu because it was the only thing they could run. Gotta upgrade at some point though.

Edit: misread that, game's still 32bit sleep 
Excuse you Ankama?
Gee, thanks for the notice. 8 months of sub wasted, how nice.
At what time will wakfu reopen exactly in gmt+1 ?
Since you gave us no notice about this technical change, those of us who need to upgrade should get at least a week of extra subscription on all accounts since it takes a week to get snow leopard upgrade discs from Apple...thanks for the 24 hour heads up...
I use Windows 7 and I am unable to log in to Wakfu. What should I do?
You have to wait tongue 

im using java 7 on windows 7 64 bit and when i lunch wakfu i have this msg
KrzysztofAndrzej|2013-10-08 15:44:25

im using java 7 on windows 7 64 bit and when i lunch wakfu i have this msg
COmpatability Mode, pdate your java right click wakfu and run compatability mode
pippy818|2013-10-08 15:51:35
KrzysztofAndrzej|2013-10-08 15:44:25

im using java 7 on windows 7 64 bit and when i lunch wakfu i have this msg
COmpatability Mode, pdate your java right click wakfu and run compatability mode

pdate? update? i tr-yd compatability with all systems and dosent work
KrzysztofAndrzej|2013-10-08 15:58:26
pippy818|2013-10-08 15:51:35
KrzysztofAndrzej|2013-10-08 15:44:25

im using java 7 on windows 7 64 bit and when i lunch wakfu i have this msg
COmpatability Mode, pdate your java right click wakfu and run compatability mode

pdate? update? i tr-yd compatability with all systems and dosent work
Same problem here. sad 
Well i tried to run my wakfu updater but it said that the specific path didn't exist? what do i do? I do have windows 7 and the latest version of java. angry
Well ankama I don't know what to say really.
oh thank god it it's updating again. okay nvm I don't hate you guys anymore biggrin 
I still have the same problemsad 
SeriousBelly|2013-10-08 18:37:19I still have the same problemsad
Click here
 
draakness|2013-10-08 20:50:14
Having the same problem. I am on a mac, and Java is up to date. When will this be resolved?
Meowsa|2013-10-08 20:55:14
draakness|2013-10-08 20:50:14
Having the same problem. I am on a mac, and Java is up to date. When will this be resolved?
I'm on windows 7,and my java is up to date too =/
Ciao a tutti
io uso windows 8 e quando avvio l' aggiornamento di wakfu mi esce un avviso con scritto '' Un problema è stato risconosciuto sul sever degli aggiornamenti. Ti consigliamo di attendere che il problema sia risolto prima di riprovare '' ora vorrei sapere se e normale che e successo anche altri utenti o e il mio pc che ha un problema?
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Having the same problem. I am on a mac, and Java is up to date. When will this be resolved? I'm on windows 7,and my java is up to date too =/

Same for me... is there a solution for this???
The thing is that i have played this afternoon for a while and now i can't.
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