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Try going in the Diablo III folder and deleting Diablo III.tfil, Diablo III.mfil and the Updates folder. If that fails, do you have trouble downloading torrent files? Because 'Diablo III.tfil' is a torrent file and the launcher needs to download that file.
5minutes probably means the Agent is up to date but the Launcher isn't. Either way, for the actual error ("Failed to download a required file"), manually downloading the torrent file(Diablo III.tfil) should help:
If the launcher starts downloading after that it means it was indeed something blocking that file that was causing the issue. And if you want the launcher to finish initializing quicker, you need to update the launcher as well.
Well, to update the launcher you could use one of the methods listed here:
But if you want to be able to update the game without having to rely on a website for downloading those files you can use a VPN service like hotspot shield or, if the game is installed on a laptop, you could take it to a Starbucks.
Edited by e1D#1473 on 10/16/2012 4:51 PM PDT
Got it working! Your above suggestions were the solution! You were a major help, thank you very much!
If you are living on campus and cannot initialize the update, the issue is that you cannot download the torrent file. Follow the steps above.
Edited by HollabackGuy#1735 on 10/16/2012 5:02 PM PDT
I got impatient waiting, so I tried to re-install it. Now it's stuck at .1%
You can. As long as you download the torrent file Manually.
It doesn't really matter that you uninstalled the game. Once you get the "Failed to download a required file" error, it means the game finished installing (Yep, the install finishes at 0.1%).
With the game installed download the launcher update and the tfil as I mentioned on my previous post and start the game using the launcher. (Don't run the installer again)
Nice :) Have fun playing. Or... downloading.
Edited by e1D#1473 on 10/16/2012 5:06 PM PDT
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