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Paragon City is Convulsing. Choking.

Breaking under its own weight. Citizens in fear of the street.

Only YOU can step up to the challenge

and stop the forces of evil from taking over!

 

We want to make sure everyone who wants to be a Hero, Villain, or one of those fifty gray shades in between can do so, so this guide here is going to lay out just how you can get yourself all set up for to play.

 

  1. Download the correct launcher for your operating system:
    • Windows users download Tequila, the official launcher for CoH: Homecoming
    • Mac users download Island Rum.  (The next few following steps are for Windows users, so if you're playing on Mac, get Island Rum set up and then move to step 6.)
  2. Press ⊞-E (the Windows logo key and E at the same time) to open an Explorer window.  You can also click the folder button on your toolbar (in Windows 8.1 and 10) or select "Computer" in the Start menu (Windows 7).
  3. Go to"This PC" (Windows 8.1/10) or "Computer" (Windows 7).  Depending on your computer configuration, you will see one or more hard drives listed here.
  4. Make an installation folder for the game.  You can place CoH anywhere that isn't a protected location on your hard drive like the Program Files or Users folders.  If you don't know what that means and aren't sure where you can safely install the game, follow these steps:
    • Double-click on the C drive to open it

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    • Click "New Folder" on the toolbar, or right-click in an empty space in the window and choose "New > Folder"

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    • Rename it to "Games"
    • Open the "Games" folder
    • Create a new folder inside "Games" and name it "CoH".  This will be your installation folder
  5. Open the installation folder, drop Tequila inside and launch Tequila.  Tequila will ask you to select an installation folder.  Point it at the same place where you just put Tequila.  If you followed the steps above, it'll be "C:/Games/CoH". 
    Tequila will now start downloading the client files.  The files are about 5 gigabytes, so this will take a little while.

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  6. While you wait for Tequila or Island Rum to download, make an account on these forums. Once you've verified your account, go to the game account page to create a username and password for the game.  You'll use this username and password at the City of Heroes login screen.

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  7. Once Tequila or Island Rum has finished downloading and verifying all the client files, make sure that the "manifest file" listed below the Play button is "http://patch.savecoh.com/manifest.xml".  If not, click Options and add it to the list of manifests.

     

    Now you're ready to select "Homecoming" from the list on the left and click "Play"!
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If you're having trouble with any of these steps, check out these resources:

 

Go. Hunt. Kill Skuls.

 

Edited by GM Capocollo
updating to match things as of late July
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I downloaded Tequila and put it in a C:/COH folder. It seems to have a bad manifest. How can I get the right one?

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I downloaded Tequila and put it in a C:/COH folder. It seems to have a bad manifest. How can I get the right one?

Make sure the folder and files aren't set to read only.  After fixing that, it started right up.

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I downloaded Tequila and put it in a C:/COH folder. It seems to have a bad manifest. How can I get the right one?

Make sure the folder and files aren't set to read only.  After fixing that, it started right up.

Easiest solution: Right-click the Tequila.exe icon and run it as an administrator. Acknowledge the safety warning and continue on - that should prevent any r/w errors since it already has permission since we're picking C drive.

 

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Followed all the directions but when I try to put in username and password I get invalid username or password message.

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Followed all the directions but when I try to put in username and password I get invalid username or password message.

Same as me

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Hey all just a PSA.

 

When I executed "tequila.exe," I was informed of a virus/malware install called "EK-Trickbot-malspam."  This particular threat is very dangerous.

 

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You can learn more about "Trickbot" here.

https://www.cisecurity.org/white-papers/security-primer-trickbot/

 

Traditional Trickbot infections steal financial information.

 

"TrickBot is a modular banking trojan that targets user financial information and acts as a dropper for other malware. It uses man-in-the-browser attacks to steal financial information, such as login credentials for online banking sessions. The malware authors are continuously releasing new modules and versions of TrickBot."

 

 

Please exercise caution until this is explained or rectified.

 

Regards,

Paw

 

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I don't have any money to lose but I don't want to lose the money I have. Should I format my pc damn

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I would, as a minimum using a "non-free" antivirus solution and run a scan as a basic cover.  Also, the white paper link has some concepts on what to do if you think you are infected.

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Hi Guys I can start he game but when I put my account and password in the game stops responding after I press login, could someone help please?

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I'm having issues with downloading it on Mac.

 

Can anyone help?

 

When I open the Island Rum I get a message about "error loading manifest".

 

/Prime


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Hey all just a PSA.

 

When I executed "tequila.exe," I was informed of a virus/malware install called "EK-Trickbot-malspam."  This particular threat is very dangerous.

 

unknown.png

 

You can learn more about "Trickbot" here.

https://www.cisecurity.org/white-papers/security-primer-trickbot/

 

Traditional Trickbot infections steal financial information.

 

"TrickBot is a modular banking trojan that targets user financial information and acts as a dropper for other malware. It uses man-in-the-browser attacks to steal financial information, such as login credentials for online banking sessions. The malware authors are continuously releasing new modules and versions of TrickBot."

 

 

Please exercise caution until this is explained or rectified.

 

Regards,

Paw

 

Gasp!


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Has anyone else found this trickbot? I've just scanned and found nothing.


I used to play under the handle @Purple Clown.

I'm in the UK.

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Not sure if this has happened to anyone else or has been addressed before... tequila loaded fine, can get into a server fine, character creation is fine, get character into tutorial fine but once done the tutorial my loading into AP is kind of crashing.  Gets to about 50 to 75% loaded then freezes.  Waited about 30 minutes yesterday before it shut down and gave me some error codes dealing with sound like car horns, buses, etc... any thoughts out there?

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I have heard the suggestion that you could try hitting Options/Verify after opening the client.


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I'm not able to get past the game's Log In screen, where I get a popup error telling me my user name and/or password are incorrect. To verify: my game id/password are the same as those for this forum, yes? If no, can someone set me straight? Much obliged!

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I think it's best to have a separate password for each, at least I remember reading that somewhere so you could try that first :)


y0Y5yFQ.png Forever grateful to be back in my city!

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... grab yourself a snack and have a wait, Tequila is going to download everything and this part will take a while.

 

How long is a while? It seemed to be slow but steady for about half an hour, but the progress bar has been sitting at about 1/8 for a long time and I can't tell if it's still going. Both the Tequila screen and the Activity Log say it's currently downloading geomBC.pigg, and there's a 0 KB geomBC.pigg.download file in the \piggs folder with the same timestamp as the Activity Log, which is now an hour and a half ago.

 

I'm on Windows 10 and my default browser is Chrome. (Though the browser shouldn't matter now that I'm using Tequila, right?) And I'm not real tech-savvy, so please be gentle.  :)  Like, even looking in the registry makes me nervous, never mind actually changing anything in it.

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... grab yourself a snack and have a wait, Tequila is going to download everything and this part will take a while.

 

How long is a while?

That entirely depends on your internet connection.

Took me less than 10 minutes.


I used to play under the handle @Purple Clown.

I'm in the UK.

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I left it overnight and there's been no change for ten hours, so apparently something made it stop altogether. What's my next step? (Run Tequila again right now, delete everything not Tequila in \CoH first, delete everything in CoH including Tequila and start from scratch, something else?)

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