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Old 10-22-2019, 03:18 PM
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More robust online update process

1.50.004 is a large update, consisting of many thousands of files that add up to about 4.5 GB. You can expect the download to take a while.

Some users had difficulty downloading this update back when it was released as a public beta. For this full public release, the RF-X software itself is unchanged, but the updater has been improved to be more resilient. If a download error occurs it will automatically retry the download. It retries silently up to 20 times per file before requiring any user input, so you should not need to monitor the process closely.

RF-X 1.0 users who never obtained the 1.5 public beta can stop reading here. They will get the improvements automatically.

Users who already have the 1.50.004 public beta don’t need to do anything. However, if you want to obtain the updated downloader, you can follow the steps below to get it. There are a couple reasons you might wish to do so. One is if you have never downgraded back to 1.0 in the past--which also requires a very large download--but would like to. (If you’ve done it before, those files should still be in your cache.) Another is if you ever expect to clear your download cache and re-download any updates. If that describes you, do the following:
  1. Make sure RF-X and the RF-X Launcher are not running.
  2. Inside your Documents folder, locate \RF-X\LauncherHelperX.ini.
  3. Open that file in a text editor like Notepad.
  4. Under the [General] heading, delete the entire “LauncherHelperVersion=X” line.
  5. Save the file.
  6. Run the RF-X Launcher.
  7. Click Registration/Updates.
  8. Click Update to Specific Version.
  9. Select any available version and click OK.
  10. The Launcher will download a newer LauncherHelper and restart.
  11. You now have the latest. If you are prompted to continue the update, cancel.
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