(*100% FIXED tested)Zenimax's Solution to Patch fix. (GM posted) [ error 209 ]

forexownsvuct
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THIS WAS ORIGINALLY HERE TILL I REMOVED IT FOR THE FIX ( posting this due to people ranting at me saying this is not Legit. roflstomp )

ZOS_JessicaFolsom wrote: »
We posted this in another thread, but want to make sure you see it, too.

If you are getting error 209, please try the following:

-First, please ensure you are accessing the game via the launcher, not the .exe file.

-Try closing out of the launcher and re-open it, then run a repair.

-If you try to repair and it does not work, please delete all .version files in the game's sub folders and try repair again.




FIXED

--Delete the .version files. [there is 4x .version files one in each folder] (These 4 Need to be put back in their locations in the next steps)

--Run Launcher.

--Close Launcher.

--Open your recycle bin.

--Restore (Puts them back for you) the .version files.

BOOOOM!!!

Credit goes to
"postmarkjb14a_ESO ✭
6:23AM
Deleted version files, ran launcher which failed, then restored the version files. I'm in."


I have attached my versions for those who have lost theirs. ( you will need Winrar to open)


If you try to repair and it does not work, please delete all .version files in the game's sub folders and try repair again. Also make sure your recycle bin is empty before proceeding or rename the following version files listed based on your preference.

1) Make sure you're not running the client already when you delete the files. This will screw the process up.

2) Go to your Zenimax Online folder (default, I believe, is in Program Files (x86).

Inside the Zenimax Online folder, delete the following files:

Inside "Launcher" folder, delete "Bethesda.net_Launcher.version",
then back out of the "Launcher" folder into the Zenimax Online folder.

Inside "The Elder Scrolls Online" go to the "depot" folder, delete "depot.version" and go back to "TESO" folder.

Go to the "game" folder and delete "game_player.version", then back out to "TESO" folder.

Go to "vo_en" folder and delete "vo_en.version".

The above lists all four version files that need to be deleted or renamed, under the assumption that they are named the same as the ones in my folders. Basically, look for four ".version" files if you can't find those above.

3) Launch your client.

4) WAIT. Wait for the client start patching like it's downloading the full game again and ABORT

5) Go to your recycle bin, select all four files, right-click "restore".

6) Restart your client.




"ZOS_GinaBruno wrote: »
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Ah, thanks! That is legit, and you can go ahead and follow the steps given here."


If all else fails, this has worked fora few people. Who knows really.
http://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/discussion/80023/error-209-fixes-dont-work-for-you-try-this?new=1
  • forexownsvuct
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    test
    Edited by forexownsvuct on April 15, 2014 11:53PM
  • Laura
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    fixed for me this should be a sticky. thanks
    Edited by Laura on April 15, 2014 8:01PM
  • seanolan
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    For many of us, this "fix" simply causes the launcher to reinstall the whole program
  • firefoxx0017b14_ESO
    Correct deleted ALL .version files in sub folders. Now being told to i have to wait for a over 22,000 mb download to play.........
  • Tykune
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    So.. I encountered this issue as well. Except when I googled for a fix to this, I got the knowledge base portion of the fix that if repair should fail (which it did) to uninstall the game and reinstall it. Now I am stuck installing it again at 1mb a second instead of the work around above (for those of you who dont know math very well, its going to take well over 24 hours to download). ESO and ZeniMax, I love you both.. but I dont appreciate the last day of my vacation being ruined because you cant do a proper patch.
  • billyu5
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    Ha I haven't been able to play since Saturday 2 weeks ago so good luck with them actually fixing this because they haven't done a thing.
  • Pelerin2014
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    I'm having this issue, my install is repairing now so I'll see how that goes.
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  • rick.gilchristb14_ESO
    took me opening the launcher and reparing around 5 times before it actually accepted the update and could work out the current version, still easier than re-downloading the entire game
  • Tykune
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    Tykune wrote: »
    So.. I encountered this issue as well. Except when I googled for a fix to this, I got the knowledge base portion of the fix that if repair should fail (which it did) to uninstall the game and reinstall it. Now I am stuck installing it again at 1mb a second instead of the work around above (for those of you who dont know math very well, its going to take well over 24 hours to download). ESO and ZeniMax, I love you both.. but I dont appreciate the last day of my vacation being ruined because you cant do a proper patch.
    Now I am down to 200kb a second. What the hell is going on -_-
  • forexownsvuct
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    It is a joke.
    Soryr Zenimax, but honestly you all must be kicking yourselves.
  • forexownsvuct
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    * Testing this now

    After you delete the .VERSION files open the launcher and let it start the download, but do not wait for it to finish. Just close to launcher after it starts and re-open it. It should start a file check and only re-download missing or damaged files at that point.

  • Banumu
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    oh no... not gonna download 30gigs again , takes all night to do that. There has to be another way of updating and having it work.
  • nimbli
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    Repair did not work but running the game consultant did. Or maybe its a coincidence. Who knows. I did not go into any files and remove anything, but is now up and running.
  • forexownsvuct
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    nimbli wrote: »
    Repair did not work but running the game consultant did. Or maybe its a coincidence. Who knows. I did not go into any files and remove anything, but is now up and running.

    your one of the lucky ones i guess.
  • Soliduparrow
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    I cant even do the start install and then stop because I only have 40gb left on the drive and the install requires 60gb.
  • postmarkjb14a_ESO
    Deleted version files, ran launcher which failed, then restored the version files. I'm in.
  • Rook_Master
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    *
    Edited by Rook_Master on October 17, 2014 2:53PM
  • Soliduparrow
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    Can someone post a download link for the version files? Can the GM who recommended the delete post a download link to them?
  • forexownsvuct
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    FIXED

    Delete the .version files.

    Run client.

    Close client.

    Open your recycle bin.

    Restore the .version files.

    BOOOOM!!!
  • Atrkl
    Atrkl
    Deleting and restoring the version files works 100%
  • forexownsvuct
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  • Tykune
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    Dear ESO,

    Please allocate the bandwidth used for patching the client over to installing the client, so those of us who decided to uninstall and reinstall the client dont have to sit through 1-2mb/sec for over 20,000+mb
  • Kazarr
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    Can't you just rename them rather than deleting? I think I'll set a restore point before I try this, I have a painfully slow internet connnection.
  • LadyChaos
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    Kazarr wrote: »
    Can't you just rename them rather than deleting? I think I'll set a restore point before I try this, I have a painfully slow internet connnection.

    I always rename them personally.
    I restored, did not work, but I deleted only the launcher.version file and it worked like a charm in seconds.
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  • Radaknem
    Radaknem
    These are the version files that might be worth trying for the most recent patch.
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