This guide describe in detail how you install theHunter on your computer.
Please follow this guide step by step. Depending on your Windows version the dialogs may look a little bit different, but overall it should be the same general steps.
To be on the safe side, run Windows Update to make sure your Windows is updated.
There are two ways to install the game. You can either download and install the launcher from theHunter Download page, or from Steam. The launcher will automatically download new content and patches to the game to make sure it is updated.
Launcher Installer (recommended) from Website
Download the launcher installer (about 12 MB) by clicking the link just below.
Depending on what web browser you are using the following dialogs may look a little bit different. But basically what you should do is to save and run the downloaded file. This is how it looks like in Internet Explorer 8 (for a better experience of theHunter, and the internet in general, we do recommend Chrome or Firefox).
Save and Run file
Once you click the download link you'll see a dialog asking you if you want to save the file.
Click Run or Save.
The launcher installer will now run once the download is complete.
If you saved the file, now locate the file titled theHunterLauncherSetup.exe where you downloaded it and run the file.
When running the installer you may see the following User Account Control dialog.
Now the progress bar appears and files are installed.
If your computer does not already contain The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Redistributable Package it will now be installed.
The DirectX setup verifies you have the appropriate version of DirectX.
Click I accept the agreement and then Next.
Make sure the box is checked before Run theHunter Launcher to download the game client, then click Finish.
When the launcher starts it will start downloading the game client. You'll see the download progress in the status bar at the bottom of the launcher window.
theHunter game client is now installed. It may briefly stop occasionally when it copies files in the background, please have patience and do not abort the installation.
Sign in with your existing user account (or create a new one), and you're ready to play.
Updates and Patches
Updates and patches are automatically downloaded and installed by the launcher upon start of a game. To be able to play the game it must be up to date. Also the launcher itself is automatically updated. The progress of the update procedure is indicated in the status bar located at the bottom of the launcher window. You may see the following messages (numbers are examples):
- checking launcher
- downloading launcher (if a new launcher version is available)
- installing launcher
- The launcher temporarily closes down and restarts itself
- downloading hunter (with progress in percent)
- Patching game: Checksum file 1 of 9. archives\pc0.arc 37.1%
- Patching game: 99.95 MB / 1475.65 MB
Note that file checksums are verified prior to a patch as well as after a patch has been applied.
Depending on your Windows version and configuration the following User Account Control dialog may appear before the patch is applied.
Click Continue to apply the patch.
If all else fails...
Follow the standard procedure of dealing with computer issues.
- Uninstall the game.
- Restart your computer.
- Download and install again.
You may also ask questions the Help Section in the community forum.