Diablo 3 Day One Launch Issues

Written by Felix Nova on Tue, May 15, 2012 1:28 PM
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We all know Diablo 3 has just released but how many of you are actually playing and getting a smooth experience? Reports are coming in that even though you wish to play single player, the Diablo 3 DRM is similar to what Ubisoft have been slammed for in the past.

People cannot connect to the servers or are being kicked and losing their place. Some are facing complete region monster respawns and lost dropped treasure, all in single player mode...

I myself have played for a few hours and had no bad experience to speak of. But that might have been because I was playing in the early twighlight, when first day server load was somewhat "minimal".

Let us know your first experiences and what you feel about the DRM? Is it similar to Ubisoft DRM, where genuine gamers who purchased the game were often suffering, while the torrenting gamers were enjoying a hassle free experience from their pirated copies?

It is our collective voice that helps direct game publishers on what is acceptable and what works, so have your say below.

Are you experiencing any day one issues? If so what are they and are they acceptable?

Or are you having a brilliant Diablo 3 experience? If so what are your highlights of D3's system so far? NO SPOILERS!

If you are having troubles and need help getting the game going or understanding some of the error messages then help forums are already available and there is also a dedicated twitter feed.

I want to finish by saying, you are here because you love gaming, so please support the game industry. Do not promote piracy.

Diablo 3 Error Messages Explained

Error - If your installation disc has been ejected, please reinsert and try again. If not, or if you keep seeing this error, log in to Battle.net and install Diablo III digitally

Explanation - If you downloaded the installer digitally, this error indicates that it did not convert the files correctly. This can often be caused by closing the downloader early. Though the downloader may show 100%, please allow some time for it to fully complete. To resolve this issue, log into Battle.net and re-run the downloader.

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Error - Gray login button 

Explanation - You need to use your Battle.net email address as your account name. Your BattleTag is a nickname, not your account name.

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Error - No License Attached 

Explanation - Please create a BattleTag for your account. You can do so here.

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Error - Unable to Initalize Streaming 

Explanation - This error can generally be caused by security software on your computer. During this time, however, it's possible that the error is caused by the number of people hitting the servers.Please double check your firewall settings and try again.

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Error - Updating Setup Files 

Explanation - If you're stuck on "Updating Setup Files" try these troubleshooting steps, as well as these.

 

Diablo 3 Error Codes Explained

Error 108Similar to "An unexpected decryption error occurred", the error 108 can be caused by corrupted, damaged or incomplete installation files. This can often times be caused by closing the downloader early. Though the downloader may show 100%, please allow some time for it to fully complete. 

You may be able to fix this by running the downloader and pointing it to the same saved location so that it may scan and download any missing files.

Error 12 - This error is caused by the Global Play feature being disabled until all regions are active. Please make sure you choose the correct region when starting the game as per this sticky:
http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4008341471

Error 33 and 34200 - The service is undergoing maintenance, please try again later. (Please note that Diablo III will not be available for play until May 15 at 12:01 a.m. PDT)

Error 37 - The server is full. This is likely due to high login traffic. The only solution is to keep trying to log in.

Error 24000 - Once logged in you may run into this error when attempting to start a game. We're aware and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible.

Error 3004, 3006, 3007, or 300008 - There are a number of possible causes for these errors. We've found that one of these suggestions can help.

Error 315300 - If you're sure you're typing your correct account information, check to make sure no additional spaces were added before or after your email address. If you're still running into this issue, there may be an error in your foreign language appdata files. Some players have found a workaround, but please be aware the steps they provide are not something we can currently support.


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19:29 May-20-2012

Right now Diablo 3 is not accessible again! Has been like it for a few hours.

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19:35 May-20-2012

I guess it's saying "Get back to GD, NOW!" :D

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19:36 May-20-2012

lol :D

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19:37 May-20-2012

TM have you hacked Diablo 3 to get me back here? Monkey!
We still need to get the review out.

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19:38 May-20-2012

Sorry Boss :D I'll sort the servers right now, you should be able to log back in in about 30 mins, ok? :D

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19:40 May-20-2012

What if we don't get the review out?

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19:42 May-20-2012

People won't be able to decide whether to buy this game or not, simple as that ;)

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19:47 May-20-2012

Then why did Felix bought it? How did he decided to buy the game or not? LOL :D

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19:49 May-20-2012

Because he's Felix ;) Don't question the actions of our Grand Master or you'll hang :D

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19:51 May-20-2012

Ok, then I'm going to question you because you aren't the grand master :P? :D

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19:52 May-20-2012

It's ok to question me, I'm questionable :D :D

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19:54 May-20-2012

Hello, how are you sir?

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21:42 May-20-2012

I'm no 'sir' :D Don't question me! :D :D

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21:44 May-20-2012

lol, Hi Madame, how are you today?

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21:51 May-20-2012

Error: DOUBLE POSTING. Please do not double post.
I guess ":D :D" counts as double posting :D

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21:53 May-20-2012

lol that happens to me every time, so I've to add some thing like "hahahahahahah!" to that. :D lol and it says that because you've said it before in some where on this page :D

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14:15 May-16-2012

I played with a buddy for several hours yesterday without any issues. Got booted like everyone else for a couple of hours, then continued to have flawless game play. We quit at about 11pm EDT at level 13-ish and were pretty satisfied with the gaming experience. The server down issues seemed to be par for the course with Blizzard launches. Overall I'm extremely happy with the game so far.

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21:56 May-16-2012

Great to hear!! Thanks for the report.
Me and Seebaruk just played for an hour or so and it all went perfectly, so hopefully the day one server issue will only be a day one problem.

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20:52 May-15-2012

Well, been trying for over two hours to log on now. Mostly I get the dreaded Error 37, but occasionally it'll tease me by getting as far as character creation before dropping me out again. My 'first few hours' hands-on preview is gonna be great fun to write...

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23:10 May-15-2012

Yeah, blank page :D

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19:11 May-15-2012

I have about 5 hours clocked in on my monk and i haven't had a single problem, played it straight through.

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19:15 May-15-2012

Awesome news. Although I cant login myself now. Been trying for half an hour.

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19:19 May-15-2012

Hey MightyDuck, if you havent done already would you mind adding your achieved Frame Rates to the Diablo 3 Rating Page please? It will be very useful for everyone.
If you are not sure how then please ask admin and we will help you out with it.

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14:37 May-15-2012

These are the guys behind the mighty World Of Warcraft. The biggest MMO to date. Their server specialists and servers must be the best in the business.
Anyway, we should remember that Diablo 3 is such a Goliath release that just a tiny fraction of a percent of people suffering from problems is going to be a large number. So I am also interested to hear from both sets of people those having issues and how they solved them and those that are not having any issues and how they are getting along with D3.
As I said, I didnt have any problems earlier when I played.

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14:27 May-15-2012

Every now and then I read about situations like this when huge AAA games are launched, and I just wonder if these companies are actually testing their software. I understand that there's a sudden influx of new player coming at once since it's launch day, but geez: shouldn't Blizzard have expected this? When you take this long to release a product, it should work.

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14:20 May-15-2012

So this game is a b***h to install and play? :D I miss the good ol' days when you just had to put the diskette in the drive and type 'doom' in the command prompt :D :D

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15:22 May-15-2012

Ahh the glory days :) Maybe I was unlucky but I found I always had issues with those 3.5-inchers - disks that didn't work, incompatible sound card, crap like that. I was constantly taking games back for a swap or a refund. Of course, they weren't as bad as the Spectrum days, those tapes were always going dodgy - 20 mins of screechy loading screens, followed by a big, fat error and silence. Heartbreaking.

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15:32 May-15-2012

:D :D Oh yeah I forgot about those tapes :D I had them on my C64 ;) I didn't have a sound card on my first PC, just the trustworthy PC beeper :)

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18:03 May-15-2012

amstrad forever......
"RUN"baddudes

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18:27 May-15-2012

Wow, this is turning out quite the gathering of old timers :D

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20:50 May-15-2012

Hey, watch who you're calling an old timer, buddy! :)

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23:13 May-15-2012

I just the meant the 'gaming rigs' :D Spectrum, Commodore and Amstrad :D How many members on GD even remembers those? ;)

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00:29 May-16-2012

Don't remember the name, but I have played games on my Grandmas PC using a 5 1/2 inch floppy.. :D

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11:14 May-16-2012

i haven't born back then, commodore systems are older than me

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23:28 May-15-2012

So, is anyone even able to play this yet, or is Blizzard just jerking us around? I tried to install it after work and get a little time in before class started, but the launcher hung up on the "Receiving Game Hero" action (or whatever it's called). I finally had to give it up and go to class. I guess I'll try later...

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