The downloader/installer for the Bullroarer Public Preview Client for PC is now available!
- This is for PC only. Sorry, Mac folks. We are working on it! One step at a time
- This should not overwrite your existing Bullroarer install if you install by defaults
- If you decide to use a custom install, please take note of where the installer wants to install the game by default before changing the path. If it is installing anywhere other than 'The Lord of the Rings Online - Public Preview' by default then please let us know!
- This is a full installer package. If you already have a working Bullroarer client, you do not need to use this installer.
The Akamai NetSession client allows us to quickly and reliably deliver fresh LOTRO client installations to you, and assist in the repair of missing or corrupted files in current game installations. The client utilizes Akamai’s large network of edge servers to deliver this content to you from a location which is deemed geographically closest to you, and ensures that we are able to efficiently and effectively get you what you need to play LOTRO.
Although some versions of the Akamai NetSession client used by other software providers utilize Peer-to-Peer technology, we have decided not to use P2P for LOTRO. What this means is that Akamai NetSession will NOT use peer-to-peer when delivering LOTRO-related content.
Once you install the LOTRO client, or patch your game, it will be possible to uninstall Akamai NetSession from your computer, and NetSession will not reinstall unless it is necessary to deliver a deleted file or a fresh installation. Typical game updates will not require the use of Akamai NetSession.
This should be pretty straightforward and intuitive. Please post any feedback you may have in this thread, and please report any bugs you encounter.
IMPORTANT NOTE July 2, 2014
We have posted a new installer (same location as the old). Internal testing has shown this to be a much more reliable and smooth experience, and we expect most issues folks were having to be resolved.
Anyone who has been experiencing problems either downloading, patching or installing Bullroarer should uninstall all files referencing Bullroarer (Public Preview) and Akamai, and reinstall using this new installer package.
If you have a working install of Bullroarer you may continue to use it, however if you experience any issues going forward you should do a full reinstall as stated above as your first step of troubleshooting.
We still do not have an ETA on a Mac installer at this time.