I would like to report three issues that hinder my gameplay on a day-to-day basis.
1. Unable to launch game using the launcher
As has been mentioned in previous recent topics as well, a DLL file apparently gets deleted when the game application is closed, and the launcher is unable to start the game without it. Whether this is a malfunction in X-Trap, XIGNCODE, the launcher or the way these are wired together I may not know, but IMHO this creates an unnecessary hassle for players, and I've yet to see it fixed. And no, I set up my antivirus manually with an exception to every single game I play including Fiesta, so it's absolutely not what's blocking it.
As a workaround, I have renamed Fiesta.bin to Fiesta.exe and launching the game directly bypassing the patcher -- but I don't think that should be a right solution.
2. Unable to log in on first start
Seemingly every day now as I launch the game and enter my login credentials, the OK and Quit buttons both become grayed out and then nothing happens. The application itself is responsive, but whatever I click on, simply nothing happens at all. I need to alt-tab out and close the game manually through Windows, and restart it, waiting for it to load all over again. On second launch I always seem to get through and actually get into game, but for some reason, never on the first try.
3. Opening the map (M key) results in game freeze / CTDs
After some time (15-45 minutes) in game, bringing up the map with the M key starts freezing the game, for periods varying from 2-3 seconds (on an open field) for up to 30-ish seconds (in a town like Elderine). If I make any input to the game while it's not responding (causing it to gray out and the Windows "Application not responding" pop-up to display), as soon as it unfreezes and regains focus, the game simply closes, without warning. No message, error, anything whatsoever, only a CTD.
I am not sure if my computer specs matter in this specific case, if so let me know and I'll provide it in a follow up message.
Thank you in advance.