Announcements

NCSOFT Game Launcher Update

We’re simplifying and streamlining the way Aion updates with a new launcher. The new launcher will deliver Aion-specific updates and expedite the game launching process.

OLD LAUNCHER
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NEW LAUNCHER
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- HOW TO UPDATE-
Updating to the new launcher is easy. Start up the NCSOFT Launcher as you always do and you’ll notice Aion requires an update. You must update before you can get in game.

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After you click UPDATE, you will be asked to download a setup installer.

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Once the setup is downloaded, it will automatically start up.

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Click Next and agree to the License Agreement to continue.

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The NCSOFT Game Launcher is now installed.Click OK to launch Aion!

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For future launches of the game, just double-click on the Aion shortcut on your Desktop.

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 - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -

Q: What is the NCSOFT Game Launcher?
A: The NCSOFT Game Launcher is a standalone, streamlined game launcher for Aion and in the future, Lineage II.

Q: What’s the different between the NCSOFT Game Launcher and the NCSOFT Launcher?
A:

  1. Pando Media Booster will no longer be required to install Aion. Instead, players will have the option to enable or disable a peer-to-peer torrent installation. Peer-to-Peer is on by default.
  2. While the NCSOFT Game Launcher is required to install, update, and play Aion and Lineage II, there will be no more launcher interface to go through before starting the game. Players will have to launch Aion directly from its respective shortcut.
  3. The NCSOFT Game Launcher no longer requires .NET Framework 2.0 to run.

Q: Do I need to install the NCSOFT Game Launcher to play Aion and Lineage II?
A: Yes. The NCSOFT launcher is required to install, update, and play Aion now, and later, Lineage II.

Q: Can I just use the NCSOFT Launcher instead?
A: Yes and No. The original NCSOFT Launcher will not be used to install, patch, or launch Aion anymore. To facilitate this change upon launching Aion, the NCSOFT Launcher will prompt you to begin the transition from the NCSOFT Launcher to the NCSOFT Game Launcher. Lineage II will continue to use the current NCSOFT launcher at this time. In the near future it will also be integrated into the new NCSOFT Games Launcher.

 

For any additional inquiries, please refer to our knowledge base.