Diablo® III

Fix for the patch looping

Hey guys after some serious searching here is what I found to work.

First of all. What is causing patch looping is have an EU client and trying to connect to US server. I live in canada and somehow got a EU client, this happened to many others to. If your in a patch loop, this is probably why.

This is ONLY for non enUS client & play NA server user.
If you are play in EU or ASIA server, please don't use this.



there is two plan, just choose one to do.



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PLAN 1
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1. please close Diablo3 first, and use Notepad open "agent.db" this file (*1)

Where is the "agent.db" file? (*2)
Win7 & Vista is in C:\ProgramData\Battle.net\Agent\agent.db
WinXP is in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Battle.net\Agent\agent.db
Mac user can see this post (thanks NDT)
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5152415037?page=5#100

**NOT the Diablo3 game folder's agent.db !! (thanks Darkstaf and Eliarainne)


2. find ALL(there have three or more)
http://****.patch.battle.net:1119/patch and change to http://enUS.patch.battle.net:1119/patch

**** is your client version. (like below)
enGB
enSG
esES
deDE
frFR
itIT
plPL
zhTW
koKR
esMX
ptBR


3. don't forget save file!! then close Notepad and restart Diablo3, it will update to 1.0.2.9749



IMPORTANT

1. backup the agent.db to other folder before you modify it. (thank Fight4Love)

2. If you can't see the file or folder, you can see the following microsoft web support.
How to show hidden files
Winsows 7
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Show-hidden-files
Windows Vista
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Show-hidden-files
Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/win_fcab_show_file_extensions.mspx

3. you can change it back, after you updated it. (please dont forget close Diablo3 before you change it!)

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PLAN 2 (2012.5.31)
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Windows User

1. Close Diablo 3.

2. Copy the file "hosts" to desktop. (*1)

3. Right click desktop's "hosts" file > Open > choose "Notepad" > OK

4. Copy following words and paste below.


#######################################
# us.patch.battle.net 12.129.206.133
12.129.206.133 enUS.patch.battle.net
12.129.206.133 esMX.patch.battle.net
12.129.206.133 ptBR.patch.battle.net

# eu.patch.battle.net 213.248.127.133
12.129.206.133 enGB.patch.battle.net
12.129.206.133 deDE.patch.battle.net
12.129.206.133 frFR.patch.battle.net
12.129.206.133 itIT.patch.battle.net
12.129.206.133 plPL.patch.battle.net
12.129.206.133 esES.patch.battle.net

# kr.patch.battle.net 121.254.200.133
12.129.206.133 zhTW.patch.battle.net
12.129.206.133 koKR.patch.battle.net

# sg.patch.battle.net 202.9.66.78
12.129.206.133 enSG.patch.battle.net
#######################################


5. Then File > Save file.

6. Copy desktop's "hosts" file back, and Overwrite.

7. Restart Diablo 3, and it will connect to enUS update Server.



P.S.
1. The "hosts" file is in "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts"

2. If you can't see the file or folder, you can see the following microsoft web support.
How to show hidden files
Winsows 7
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Show-hidden-files
Windows Vista
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Show-hidden-files
Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/win_fcab_show_file_extensions.mspx

3. You can delete the words after you update

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My source: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5152415037
Edited by Kevinn#1764 on 6/1/2012 9:22 AM PDT
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85 Troll Hunter
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great tip, works for me now
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Thanks man, it work like a charm kudos!
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genius. thank you sir, i picked option 2 XD
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No credit here seen this b4 by 永遠 2days ago.
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5152415037
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Option 2 solved my problems, thanks.
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Plan 1 worked for me!
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yeah i didnt give credit, my fault. I mentioned it was information i found
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Thank you kindly. This helped me a great deal.
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plan 2 works for me, thanks
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Sorry, but none of this worked for me.
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how about iMac version?
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Dude...thank you...really...you're the man!
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85 Goblin Death Knight
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Plan 1 worked perfectly, thank you!
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85 Orc Shaman
4655
TY sir....

They should be forking over some of their pay for whoever is accredited with this information....

Seriously......

He did their job : /
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worked! thx!
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Yeah, I'm a Canadian and got stuck with the EU version. Right now though I downloaded the US installer which just seems to be downloading the files needed to switch over from the EU client to the US client. Will update on that though.

EDIT: Yes, downloading the enUS client works too. If you leave the enGB client installed it will simply only download the files needed that differ between the two versions.
Edited by Moofey#1550 on 5/31/2012 2:46 PM PDT
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Plan 2 worked for me! Thanks! :D
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option two worked for me. thanks.

the only question is, why do we have to do this? i don't mind troubleshooting here and there but this is getting a little bit too much. my friends have a similar problem last patch. why are there too many bugs in this game?
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