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[Procedure] How to use New Ankama Launcher without Redownloding the game.

By iNTiMiD4T0R - MEMBER - February 12, 2019, 03:55:43

With the official announcement of Ankama Launcher : Players have raised concerns about whether they have to re download the game files. Even though it is good to follow the official way to re download it. If you don't want to do that, (Which is understandable.) you can use the data from the old Client/Steam installation.

(You can share data between steam and normal client as well.
May be even share data between the old and New Launcher as well. Tested & Working.
That info

If you already have the game installed via the normal client of steam, the files there can be used with the new launcher via following this method.
(Works for Beta, Dofus and (May be) for krosmaga as well.)

Bonus : How to enable the beta version?

For Wakfu & Wakfu Beta
  • Go to your wakfu folder then in the game folder "Wakfu/game".
  • Copy these folders from the game folder and keep it somewhere else:
For Dofus :
  • Go to your Dofus folder then to the app folder "Dofus/app" find the folders shown here there. Especially Content, data and ui folders
  • Copy these folders from the default folder and keep(paste) it somewhere else:

Continue :
  • After doing that, delete everything from your wakfu game folder or uninstall the game.*
            (*If you want to install the game into the same folder using the new launcher.)
  • Go to launcher.
  • Start Installation of Wakfu/Wakfu-beta/Dofus to the Folder. (Let it run for a few seconds.)
  • Pause the download & Exit the launcher from the taskbar.
  • Paste the folders back into the new wakfu/wakfu-beta/dofus folder.
  • Run Launcher again and click on Resume download.
  • It will download around ~10mb additional files and you are good to go.

Procedure Video:  Here
To use both launchers together - Video : Here

Have fun and enjoy Wakfu/Dofus/Dofus Retro/Waven/Krosmaga from the new launcher.
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I'm looking forward to the new launcher, I'm happy to see you are accounting for Linux with an AppImage, that's really good news.
Would you be able to list required packages though? (Don't mind the distro specific names, just what kind of packages are required)

I'm on a minimal Arch install with OpenJDK Java 12 full runtime environment installed and I re-downloaded all files just to be sure to start from scratch. When I hit the "Play" button the launcher minimizes to tray by default and nothing else happens. That feels like some bad call to some missing library.

Also I don't know if the advanced user settings might throw off anything, I haven't touched them:

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-XX:+UnlockExperimentalVMOptions -XX:+UseG1GC -XX:G1NewSizePercent=20 -XX:G1ReservePercent=20 -Dsun.awt.noerasebackground=true -Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true -Djogl.disable.openglarbcontext
For better debugging I ran the launcher from shell and after clicking the "Play" button this is the output:

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2019-07-16T17:00:15.864Z - debug: KPI: event 662 added
2019-07-16T17:00:15.870Z - info: Spawn zaap-start  
[ 'linux', 'amd64', 'en', '', '', '' ]
2019-07-16T17:00:15.871Z - debug: SPAWN scriptPath : ./
2019-07-16T17:00:15.871Z - debug: SPAWN location : /home/user/.config/Ankama/zaap/wakfu
2019-07-16T17:00:15.884Z - warn: Over hero html is not defined for this release
2019-07-16T17:00:15.899Z - info: Release exited  
{ name: 'Wakfu',
 release: 'main',
 code: 1,
 pid: 3578,
 instanceId: 3,
 shouldRestart: false }
2019-07-16T17:00:15.911Z - warn: Over hero html is not defined for this release
2019-07-16T17:00:16.609Z - debug: KPI: 5 event(s) sended
2019-07-16T17:00:17.895Z - warn: Over hero html is not defined for this release
2019-07-16T17:00:30.293Z - debug: fetch request: /cytrus.json
2019-07-16T17:00:30.293Z - debug: request: /cytrus.json  
{ repository: '' }
2019-07-16T17:00:30.419Z - debug: fetchJson: Parsing data for /cytrus.json

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Wakfu to launch on Linux distro needs this
libpng is prettymuch the only thing which needs to be installed to get the game running. If you are still having trouble refer to this post and see if that helps resolve the problem :

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so, stupid question(s) time...

background: i downloaded WAKFU via steam (linux) and have 50+ hours in it... the launcher was updated to the ankama launcher and i went through the mill to do the account conversion (i think)... i received a SMS with confirmation code and everything seems ok except i still have to use my steam account to log in and the launcher wants me to download the game again...

question 1: can't i use my existing game in steam?

question 2: if i download the game via the ankama launcher, will it be installed in the same place as the steam one?

i've seen the articles that talk about copying certain directories to save them and then creating links but i'm unsure if this applies to my case now... some of those articles are pretty old and this update thing just happened overnight...

help, please... this 50+ year old man just wants to play and stream wakfu because there's nothing else to do and solitare is getting quite old...

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