HOWTO Fix a Corrupted Version of Allods Online


This HOWTO guide explains how to easily fix the “corrupted version” error when installing / upgrading Allods Online without having to download files manually or from sources you’re not sure are safe.

WHAT THE BROKEN INSTALLATION PROCESS LOOKS LIKE

I tried installing Allods Online (AO) this weekend and ran into a corrupted version problem. Here is what the install process with the corrupted version looks like:

  1. you run the game downloader and install the game
  2. you run AO game launcher and you get a notification that you need to upgrade to the latest patch:
  3. the launcher downloads the patches (~450 MB in my case)
  4. the launcher installs the patches
  5. the launcher reports that the “Version is corrupted. Do you want to repair it now?”
  6. the launcher’s attempt to repair the corrupted version fails, and you see this message:

Unfortunately, the repair page mentioned in the error panel doesn’t help this problem. So what’s wrong with the installation process? You can see from the picture above that the launcher itself (bin/Launcher.exe) is broken, so you need to get the launcher to download a working version of itself.

HOW TO FIX THE CORRUPTED VERSION

Disclaimer: the instructions below worked for me and for other people – but use them at your own risk! I’m not gpotato tech support LOL :)

In a nutshell, the fix for this problem is to rename the launcher program and then run the renamed launcher, so it downloads a working version of itself.

Here’s the process:

  1. follow steps 1-6 above, but do not try the repair page as suggested. It won’t fix the problem
  2. go to the game installation’s bin directory (by default, it’s C:\gpotato.com\Allods Online\bin) and rename Launcher.exe to Launcher-broken.exe:Please note that Windows on your computer may be configured to hide the file extension (.exe), so if you simply see “Launcher” rename it to “Launcher-broken”
  3. double-click Launcher-broken.exe to run it, and when you see the following script error panel, click Yes:
  4. the launcher will run and automatically attempt to fix the corrupted version:
  5. wait while the launcher runs. What the launcher program (Launcher-broken.exe) will do is download a new version of itself (Launcher.exe) that actually works:
  6. once the fixed version of Launcher.exe has been downloaded, you will see the following message box, and you want to click the circled “x” to close it:
  7. now click the Allods Online icon on your desktop, and you should see the following panel, which means your game installation is all good :)

I wasted enough of my time researching this problem and seeing other players stuck on it on the AO forums, so I hope this guide helps you. Thanks to the players who posted the rename fix – all I tried to do was make the process clearer for folks who are struggling with this.

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225 comments on “HOWTO Fix a Corrupted Version of Allods Online
  1. Sanna says:

    Hi! I had just this problem when I first downloaded Allods. After doing all the steps I could press “Play” and I felt that i finally could try this game. When I pressed play I got a message about corrupted files and a question about attempting to repair. I pressed the option for repairing and it´s 4 files that´s broken or missing. When I do the procedure that´s described here it says these four files are functioning but when I press play it does the same corrupt files thing.. I really want to try this game but I´m getting tired of trying to fix it.

  2. Razorex says:

    the probem to me is that i dont get that repair error all it hapends to me is that :
    1.download game , install etc.
    2.i start the exe file from dextop i patch the game then when i pess play it apears a black screen that then disapears and i get that error whit corruption but if i pess repair i dont get that Error :|
    It just repayrs and then again Pess play and the coruption error , now il try to do what you have here :| and see if works

  3. Shshs says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!!!!

  4. Jeppankk says:

    Thanks alot mate! This really helped! I was about to rip my hair off when I noticed this!

  5. Razorex says:

    and….it dont work for me :( i tryed evrything
    and then when i enter on the launcher-broken.exe
    it starts normally and it finds that the launcher miss and downloads a oher one :| i clicked on both but nothing different :|
    And the broken one is still downloading the launcher again and again.

  6. LMAO says:

    THANKS !!!!
    :D:D

  7. Gala says:

    Dont work…
    I tried everything…

    This game is a shit work…

  8. PISSIN ME OFF!!!!! says:

    Dude, i tried this 2 times and it doesnt work still. This looks like a bad ass game if i could fucking play it! Every time i do this it downloads the new launcher, when i bring the AO browser up, it looks like ur last picture for like 3 seconds, and then it goes back to the original screen shot.When i press play, it says some files are corrupted, and i press repair. But it never finds the corrupted files, and it does this over and over.

  9. PISSIN ME OFF!!!!! says:

    if u could help me anyone, that would be great, and i read a lot of posts that are having the exact same problem i am. If u know what is the problem here, it would help a lot of us i think.

  10. PISSIN ME OFF!!!!! says:

    aerjgj aehf

  11. PISSIN ME OFF!!!!! says:

    And btw i used google chrome to download it (and idk what jibberish i accidently typed earlier, my mistake srry)

  12. PISSIN ME OFF!!!!! says:

    the probem to me is that i dont get that repair error all it hapends to me is that :
    1.download game , install etc.
    2.i start the exe file from desktop i patch the game then when i pess play it appears a black screen that then disappears and i get that error with corruption but if i press repair i don’t get that error it just repairs and then again Pess play and the coruption error

  13. Im sad ! says:

    I got a problem with my Allods Online.
    First i could`t play the game then i tryed to reinstall the game, then now theyre website is down :( Someone help me ?!

  14. Help !? says:

    Hey ive got a problem now !
    When i press Launcher.exe it just come up :
    Server connection error:
    The connection to the game server failed(error code 2.6)
    Please make sure that your internet connection is working properly and your firewall is properly configured. If you still encouter this problem, please check our Technical fourms.

    And ive tryed many times and i cannot get into game or website :( Please help me ?

  15. PISSIN ME OFF!!!!! says:

    dude we all seem to be having problems

  16. PISSIN ME OFF!!!!! says:

    i dont c y they even launch a game if it doesnt work properly but they did and its PISSIN ME OFF!!!!! Not to mention the fact that they either dont even know how to fix their own game or just dont care enough to fix it!!!!!

  17. PISSIN ME OFF!!!!! says:

    And i keep getting redirected to this browser:

    file:///C:/gpotato.com/Allods%20Online/bin/

    instead of this browser:

    C:\gpotato.com\Allods Online\bin

  18. Voyces says:

    UNINSTALL YOUR ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE.

    REMOVE AVG IT WORKS

    • Jadiction says:

      No, don’t remove your firewall or anti-virus, if your firewall if blocking the ip access to update, just go to your firewall settings and allow the process, if that doesn’t work then just disable your firewall untill update is finished.

  19. joey says:

    thanks for the fix !

  20. nate says:

    can you make a fix for invalid accounts if there is one?

  21. Alex Fluffy says:

    Woohoo, thanks alot man you the best, keep helping like that

  22. What?? says:

    hey guys when i click the play button the game flashes and then says a file is corrupted would your like to repair it? I click accept and it comes up with there were no corrupted files i try again and the same thing happens help plz thx

  23. HELP ME says:

    This method is bull shit! I’ve got the same problem as PISSIN ME OFF. I’ve done this exactly 49 times and I have gotten NO RESULTS! please help me! My best friend keeps bugging me about this game being the best out there but I can’t even open the game!
    I have wasted 18 hours of my life on this method and I want to just play the Damn game! PLEASE HELP!

  24. Randomguy808 says:

    OMG DUDE I LOVE YOU THANKS MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. help me man plz says:

    hey man a have a problem when i clik the play button
    i got an error than say some files are corrupted can u help me??

  26. Damjan says:

    I use Windows XP and when I rename the launcher.exe and then open it doesnt show a windows explorer script (i made windows explorer the default browser)… it says windows firewall has blocked the application but that isnt true because allods has been added as an exception. And i end up in a magical circle of stupidness and time wasting

  27. Rosam says:

    I have a problem with te AOgame.exe and any solutions runs anyway.

    I’m reinstalling the game, it seeme the only possible solution, i guess…

    Gl to all ppl with the same problem…

  28. Bloodus says:

    Ive got this crappy problem that i cant fix ; when the launcher is ready i click `Play` , then the Corrupt files thing comes up and i repair it. When its done i click Play again and THE SAME THING HAPPENS OVER AND OVER AGAIN !! plzzz anyone help :(

  29. Operah says:

    THANKYOU…NOT! i had 2 reinstall the whole game

  30. Ophelia says:

    I tried this and when I click the Allods icon on my desktop it says everything is now corrupted. When I click on the new launcher it tells me to upload the patch and the whole thing starts over again. It won’t tell me what’s corrupted. When I click “play” it says there’s a corrupted file. so it scans for files and it says nothing’s corrupted. It’s a never ending circle… Any help?

  31. Ophelia says:

    Oh yeah, and I never got the script error

  32. courtney says:

    OMG, thank you so much! You are brilliant, and it actually works :)

  33. nayra says:

    i tried it the exact same way and it still doesnt work!

  34. THANKS SO MUCH says:

    THANKS SO MUCH!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!

  35. DownSinceBirth says:

    i did as you said and it dont work…i need help my email is ctysutton@yahoo.com plz help……thx a million

  36. HEyANyone says:

    Hey i did everythign but my only problem is when i re launch it it doesnt load how long do i have too wait thanks

  37. sean says:

    how long does it take for the launcher to reinstall itself?

  38. MaestroVGuo says:

    Help I followed the instructions but then my whole window just goes blank and doesnt do anything? Help plz

  39. BugsyTipsy says:

    how about fixing bin/AOgame.exe? ill almost got headeach how fix this kind of corrupt!

  40. bjorge says:

    umm well im trying to play allods online i have followed all of your steps on how to get rid of the error loop/ corrupted version, and now im stuck at step 4 & 5 where its suppose to download the new downloader but it just keeps counting down repeatedly………. any help??

  41. demonfang says:

    please help!!!!!!i did everything,but there’s no following panel thingy!!!!!!!!1

  42. itse me mario says:

    it dind work i did every step then it said the game is repaired or something so i press play its is geting all set to launch and then:”corrupted files have been found do you wish to repair them?”

  43. matt says:

    ty u sooooooooo much!!!!

  44. matt says:

    well no it happened again!!!!!!!!!! pissing me off to! plzz help me

  45. stixyyy says:

    same problem … currupt !! :| .. omg why they makethe game so bad :| ?? if so many ppl can play ..

  46. primo says:

    can you just upload the client, and then we’ll download?

  47. quinnn says:

    when i changed the launcher like what you said.. the close icon the minimize and restore icons and lines around the launcher disappeared.. please help it kinda didnt work!!

  48. quinnn says:

    hey um this time imma having troubles with the bin/AOgame.exe thing!! can someone here help me? or just gice any idea to fix it?

  49. help me says:

    Hey taugrim.. I did exactly what the instructions says and it just stopped at step 4 and i’ve been waiting for like half an hour now.. please help me? I really want to play this game already, which Gpotato gave us a hard time to installing the game.

  50. Romisbetter says:

    Hi. How long do you have to wait at steps 4 and screen 5? It keeps doing the countdown from 10 to 1, then just keeps repeating. Is this normal?

    Thanks.

  51. Jake231 says:

    IT DIDNT WORK FOR ME I NEED HELP NOTHING HAS WORKED

  52. Josh5y3852 says:

    i need help its not working

  53. ILOVEYOU says:

    DUDE THANKS SO MUCH SAVED ME THE HASSLE OF DLING IT AGAIN

  54. Andrew says:

    After the main installation, when I try to launch the game and download the patch all I get is an error that says, ‘Warning. Fatal error in java module’ and it prompts me to check the russian gamesite ! I even tried the client repair tool but the problem isn’t resolved at all!
    And judging by all the comments I have read so far there are all sorts of issues that so many people run into. Why do some companies release problematic games and don’t fix things in a decent way early on and save all the trouble that arises?!?! Jeez!!
    So many long hours of downloading and reading forums, for nothing. (A few days ago it was the same shit with one other game.) I am deleting it and not bothering ever again.

  55. Samil says:

    SUPER..Very GOOD

    TANK YOU :D

  56. Pixelmania says:

    Thanks a bunch. It helpt me and AO works for me now. :)

  57. Jadiction says:

    Allods needs a new updating system, I have also caught some bugs in the game. All they need is a little bit of help from professionals, for example; blizzard. (even though WoW sucks). After that, they did great and i would give them props.

  58. uhm yeah its just sitting at the end of the ptch its not frozen but its not going anywhere help me?

  59. LittleBauWau says:

    can some 1 tell what should when i open allods and i have to type my acc name and pasword i type it and then it tell s me Account server : account inactive

  60. dsgg says:

    doesnt fucking work..fuck..penis

  61. Lopes says:

    It worked, thx alot

  62. willyboi says:

    FAIL. EPIC FAIL. THIS DID NOT WORK. MY UPDATE IS STILL BLOCKED.

  63. VexxistheWise says:

    Another thing to try is uninstalling it and relaunching the setup.exe not the downloader. Make sure you still have the data1.cab, data2.cab, & data3.cab after that it updates and then you can play. But I’m hoping this method works. might be faster.

  64. nuibie says:

    gan bahasa indo dong :)

  65. allods are fuking game says:

    not work i need wen i off game download 4bg lol like 5h

  66. allods are fuking game says:

    not work fuking post try all guids still not fuking work dis gameeeeeeeeee

  67. hugo says:

    try download the zlib1.dll
    and put it at C:\gpotato.com\Allods Online\bin and start the game with SyncVersion.exe
    that work with me

  68. Douglas Floriano says:

    velho por favor, eu to tendo um erro aqui terrivel que sempre q vou tentar baixar pelo gerenciador de download, da um erro assim :
    erro ao tentar obter os jogos através do web service!
    alguem me ajuda ou add no msn

  69. Jemcrystal says:

    I have Windows Vista. This trick did not work for me. I change the launcher name and it just comes up the same as before.

  70. datsright says:

    i dont get the little internet script error thing to click “yes” so idk what to do….:(

  71. ItsJustMe says:

    its not the download that dowsnt work its the fcking antivirus which continously quarantines your in.launcher.exe ….lol

  72. ItsJustMe says:

    and yes i try your option and it says that my download was blocked or what the fuck……….how i overpass that?

  73. fix3333r says:

    it also works to change client version from US to EU, just 1,6gb to download :)

  74. Bryon Boyer says:

    when i install i get: “Error decompressing CAB archive 13. Archive is corrupted”

  75. jaderiver says:

    ive tried the repair BS and ur right it doesnt …. work nor did the, what it did do was now instead of downloading 5 Corrupted at roughly 16mb its like 5kblah blah mb worth with over 20 ffs

  76. jaderiver says:

    and vtw NO script error came up

  77. jaderiver says:

    PISSIN ME OFF!!!!! :
    i dont c y they even launch a game if it doesnt work properly but they did and its PISSIN ME OFF!!!!! Not to mention the fact that they either dont even know how to fix their own game or just dont care enough to fix it!!!!!

    no they dont, but they do care about much ftarded money they drain from you

  78. jaderiver says:

    well taurgrim i applaud ur effort and im glad it work for some , but FINAL solution and as i run win 7 , i simply went to control panel, remove program and chose REMOVE PROGRAM AND PATCHES, its was over 5rs ago i played this i re downloaded it again to see for anything new, charectars still where they were, so no , so it’ll be another 5 or more year before i play this again, allods is still the one of the greediest cash shop game made by gpot.. k im done bye

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