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PBE Client having trouble opening

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ArTisTKudoKu

Junior Member

01-25-2013

Hi! My friend told me about the PBE and how to set it up etc. I have my account all ready, and I've patched the client Riot tells you to download.

So after the patching process, there's a "Play" button that you press for the home screen of LoL to open. For whatever reason when I hit "Play", the patching window goes away, and the home window doesn't come up. It also doesn't seem to act as an application that's running either.

I checked my task manager (ctrl alt delete) and once I hit Play, the LoLLauncher comes up as using about 15k memory as expected, but doesn't come up as a window you can interact with.

I understand many people are having this same exact issue, I've used every fix I could find including:

- Repairing using the client itself
- Deleting the patched files in the PBE folder and re-patching
- Deleting the patched files in the PBE folder, deleting the PBE folder and re-downloading the entire client

And none of these have worked for me. I've also used Run As Administrator and that too seems to fail in working.

I don't think this issue should be ignored, I've seen plenty of forum threads about this. Thanks for any help anyone can give.


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ArTisTKudoKu

Junior Member

01-25-2013

Bumping this in hope that someone would help ._.


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Vodkanov

Junior Member

01-25-2013

I personally have to use the lol.admin client application rather than the regular one when playing the pbe. Other than that I have no idea... Also, as a safety precaution, make sure all the latest Windows updates are installed, Flash updates, and go ahead and restart your computer . Not exactly a computer expert but those are the only suggestions I have for you.


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ElDynamite

Senior Member

01-25-2013

How long have you been trying this for? The server's been down for a few hours, and while it's down you can't connect. Try again when the server is up (it's down for maintainence A LOT)


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ArTisTKudoKu

Junior Member

01-25-2013

I've been attempting to get on even since it said the server was online. My friend was playing and wanted me to play with.


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Sachin Tendulkar

Junior Member

01-25-2013

my normal pbe launcher never opens. I always use the lol.launcher.admin.exe :/


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ArTisTKudoKu

Junior Member

01-25-2013

Even when I use lol.launcher.admin.exe, the launch window after hitting "Play" doesn't open.

I know for a fact many other people have this issue and I've tried to use every single suggested "fix" method.


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ArTisTKudoKu

Junior Member

01-25-2013

Bumping in hope of some sort of help.. Thanks for any info anyone can give.


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Akuen

Senior Member

01-25-2013

I have a different but possibly related issue. the pvp.net kernel fails, causing it to freeze before the play window even opens. So I can't patch the pbe either.


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ArTisTKudoKu

Junior Member

01-25-2013

Riot? Some help please? xD


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