Today's patch will be removed during tomorrow's downtime
Today we used a new system for deploying small scale client patches. As some of you have noticed, there was an issue that testing failed to uncover on the test servers; the file does not download correctly. The patch itself was designed to fix an issue with the keyboard not working on the login screen.
Due to these issues, we will be removing the patch during downtime tomorrow, 18 January. Having the new file will not affect your install once the fix is removed, and you will still be able to log in normally.
To manual patch:
Please note that these are default locations for English Windows installs only. The programmers are currently working on a tool to resolve this problem for those people with non-default/non-English installs. Download the file here.
You will then need to create the following directory, and place the file in that directory. As before, these are default directories, so if you have a custom install this is unlikely to work.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\CCP\EVE\dd7d3d04d133729bde20677ec76f5d63
We apologize for the inconvenience this patch may have caused you, and we wish to assure everyone that we're working hard to resolve these issues. The reason the patch was not announced was miscommunication at CCP. We will work very hard to ensure that all patches are announced in the future.
Discussion of this news item may be found in this forum thread.