This is starting to become a pattern.
Went to the website – selected the “old fashioned” way download because I am old fashioned and like my setup files as one big chunk.
Downloaded it at a speedy 1.4MB/sec.
Double-clicked it to install and received this intriguing error:
One quick Google search reveals that this is not an uncommon problem.
Fuck you, Mabinogi.
Now I really wanted to delete this and end the post here, but this is starting to turn into a series of blog haikus about shit I can’t install.
So I gritted my teeth, and clicked on the big obvious button to get their propietary downloader, which insisted I sign my soul away and agree to downloading Pando Media Booster (something I earlier spent time scrubbing my computer free of, thanks to LOTRO and Aion), which sped up my download speed to oh… a blazing 300-400 kb/sec.
Queerly enough, the direct download was a mere 2 gb, and the identically named setup file that this downloader downloaded was 2.5 gb.
On double-clicking this one, the hard disk ground a bit but absolutely nothing happened.
No, I lied. Task Manager showed that the 2.5 gb MabinogiSetup133R.exe file was taking up a dinky 392k of memory.
Feeling very weirded out, I ended the process and did my best to delete all the exe files – something that took a little while as Windows insisted one of them was “in use” at the time.
You know, it’s not as if I downloaded this from a possibly contaminated torrent here. This is straight off the official website…
Official conclusion from me:
Mabinogi may also be a good game, but I’ll never know. It’s a good thing I added a baker’s dozen worth of MMOs to try, because I’m running out of them fast even before hitting character creation.
Now please excuse me while I go and scrub my computer off and run it through several gazillion virus scans because I’m paranoid and hate this type of weird behavior from exe files.