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      Hello Blade & Soul fans, Welcome to the official Blade & Soul Dojo FAQ! This thread contains commonly asked questions about Blade & Soul's Western versions. Have a question? Check to see if it's posted here or use our forums search feature before creating a new thread. This thread will be updated at all times by any of the Dojo staff members. For additional information on Blade & Soul visit our wiki, or check out the official Blade & Soul West website. Table of Contents <a href="#1">What is Blade & Soul?</a> <a href="#2">Is there an official site for Blade & Soul's Western version?</a> <a href="#3">What is Blade & Soul's release date?</a> <a href="#4">Has Beta Testing started?</a> <a href="#5">What type of pay model will Blade & Soul use?</a> <a href="#6">Will the Western clients be censored?</a> <a href="#7">Where will the Western servers be located?</a> <a href="#8">Will there be Oceanic/SEA servers?</a> <a href="#9">Will my characters from the other regions be transferable to the Western versions?</a> <a href="#10">Will the Western version be region blocked?</a> <a href="#11">What are the playable races?</a> <a href="#12">Why did they change the name of the Kun race to Yun for the Western release?</a> <a href="#13">What are the playable classes?</a> <a href="#14">Are there race and class restrictions?</a> <a href="#15">What will be the Western versions initial level cap?</a> <a href="#16">Will there be a vigor/fatigue system the the Western versions?</a> <a href="#17">What systems will this game be released on?</a> <a href="#18">What are the required PC specs for Blade & Soul?</a> <a href="#19">I didn't catch one of Blade & Soul's Livestreams, what did I miss?</a> <a href="#20">Will there be founder packs for the Western versions?</a> <a href="#21">Will Blade & Soul be on Steam?</a> <a href="#22">Will Windows 10 be supported?</a> <a name="1">What is Blade & Soul?</a> Blade & Soul is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Korean game development studio, Team Bloodlust and is published by NCSOFT. <a name="2">Is there an official site for Blade & Soul's Western version?</a> You can find the official Blade & Soul West site here. <a name="3">What is Blade & Soul's release date?</a> The North American and European versions are currently set to be released on January 19th, 2016. Head Start for founder's pack owners will begin at 10:00am PST on January 15th, 2016, and name reservations for Disciple and Master pack owners will begin on January 11th, 2016. The game has already been officially released in the following regions: Korea: June 30, 2012
      China: November 28, 2013
      Japan: May 20, 2014
      Taiwan: November 20, 2014
      <a name="4">Has Beta Testing started?</a> Yes. CBT 1: Oct 29, 10am PDT - Nov 2, 10pm PDT [NA server only]* CBT 2: Nov 13, 10am PDT - Nov 16, 10pm PDT [NA/EU]** CBT 3: Nov 24, 10am PDT - Nov 30, 10pm PDT [NA/EU]** CBT 4: Dec 11, 10am PDT - Dec 14, 10pm PDT (English/French/German)[NA/EU]** CBT 5: Dec 18, 10am PDT - Dec 21, 10pm PDT (English/French/German)[NA/EU]** *NA servers will only support English. **EU servers will support English, French, and German; except on CBTs 1, 2, & 3. <a name="5">What type of pay model will Blade & Soul use?</a> Blade & Soul has been announced as a F2P (free-to-play) title for the West and will have no content limitations. They have also stated that the game will not be "pay-to-win". <a name="6">Will the Western clients be censored?</a> No. <a name="7">Where will the Western servers be located?</a> Blade & Soul's Western servers will be housed in the following location: North America: Dallas, Texas US
      Europe: Frankfurt, Germany.
      <a name="8">Will there be Oceanic/SEA servers?</a> There are currently no plans to support Oceanic/SEA servers. However, NCSOFT has stated that if the community shows enough interest they will reconsider. A petition has been created for NCSOFT to reconsider. <a name="9">Will my characters from the other regions be transferable to the Western versions?</a> No. Transferring accounts is not possible, but transferring the physical appearance of your character from other versions is possible through the profile screenshot function in Character Creation. <a name="10">Will the Western version be region blocked?</a> There are currently no plans for region blocking. <a name="11">What are the playable races?</a> Jin, Gon, Yun, Lyn. Click here for more information. <a name="12">Why did they change the name of the Kun race to Yun for the Western release?</a> In North America, the word "Kun" closely resembles a derogatory racial slur. <a name="13">What are the playable classes?</a> There are currently six confirmed playable classes for the Western versions. The "Warlock" class can be found in the KR, CN, JP and TW clients but have yet to be confirmed for the North American and European release.
      Assassin
      Blade Dancer
      Blade Master
      Destroyer
      Force Master
      Kung-Fu Master
      Summoner
      <a name="14">Are there race and class restrictions?</a> Yes. The playable races in Blade & Soul are indeed restricted to a select few classes. Below you'll find what you can play each race as. Jin: Assassin, Blade Master and Kung Fu Master
      Gon: Destroyer, Force Master and Kung Fu Master
      Lyn: Blade Dancer, Force Master and Summoner
      Yun: Blade Master, Force Master and Kung Fu Master
      <a name="15">What will be the Western versions initial level cap?</a> The initial level cap on release will be 45. <a name="16">Will there be a vigor/fatigue system the the Western versions?</a> No. <a name="17">What systems will this game be released on?</a> Blade & Soul will be released for Windows PC. <a name="18">What are the required PC specs for Blade & Soul?</a> Below are the PC specs taken from Blade & Soul's Korean client. [Minimum Spec] CPU : Intel Dual core/AMD Athlon 64X2 or better RAM : 2G or better VGA : nVidia Geforce 8600GT/AMD Radeon HD4600 or better HDD : 15GB OS : Windows XP (Service pack 2), Vista, Win7 (32bit / 64bit) DirectX : 9.0c [Recommended] CPU : Intel Quad core/AMD Phenom II X4 or better RAM : 4G or better VGA : nVidia Geforce 8800GTX / AMD Radeon HD4850 or better HDD : 15GB OS : Windows XP (Service pack 2), Vista, Win7 (64bit) DirectX : 9.0c <a name="19">I didn't catch one of Blade & Soul's Livestreams, what did I miss?</a> You can view all past broadcasts here. <a name="20">Will there be founder packs for the Western versions?</a> Yes, you can view their packages here. <a name="21">Will Blade & Soul be on Steam?</a> This has not yet been confirmed. <a name="22">Will Windows 10 be supported?</a> Yes. Updated: December 25th, 2015
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BnS Buddy [Based on BnS-Ark] Fix Loading screens!

Should i keep this tool updated?  

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  1. 1. Should i keep this tool updated?

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  2. 2. Was this tool helpful for you?

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Will this need to be updated for the new patch(For the west), or are we good to go?

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xEndless   
8 hours ago, Aoii Morii said:

Will this need to be updated for the new patch(For the west), or are we good to go?

 

Go ahead and try ;)

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47 minutes ago, budolguy said:

Can i use vpn on BnS Buddy? because it say its under maintenance when i logged in.


Make sure you updated the game with NC Launcher :)
Then give BnS Buddy another go.

And yes, it is vpn compatible. But make sure it's a stable vpn.

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xEndless   

I know i'm late to say this, but i'm adding Taiwan compatibility to the tool :)
I've found the workaround and the registry values and everything necessary for it!

Tested and worked out just fine!
 

Just needs a couple more tests and i'm implementing in the next version with the "user friendly" text
and first time run setting for automatic updates :)

 

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Yugui   

I heard that this tool allows you to install the Korean sound packs, is this true? Without this tool it's impossible to install them? Also, does it bypass the annoying "ambiguous file" error popups x100 that spams the screen when you launch game?

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19 hours ago, Yugui said:

I heard that this tool allows you to install the Korean sound packs, is this true? Without this tool it's impossible to install them? Also, does it bypass the annoying "ambiguous file" error popups x100 that spams the screen when you launch game?

 

Yes, you add the korean pack inside a folder within the CookedPC_Mods folder. (the tool will pin-point it's location for you)
And you can put unattended mode to bypass the x100 spam popups when launching game :)

Tho, my technique of using the mod manager doesn't require it at all ;)

 

PS: It's possible to do it without the tool.

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Yugui   
18 hours ago, xEndless said:

 

Yes, you add the korean pack inside a folder within the CookedPC_Mods folder. (the tool will pin-point it's location for you)
And you can put unattended mode to bypass the x100 spam popups when launching game :)

Tho, my technique of using the mod manager doesn't require it at all ;)

 

PS: It's possible to do it without the tool.

 

Hiya

Not sure if intended but there seems to be no "maximize" option for the tool, about 25% of the UI is cut off for me. My screen resolution is 1920x1080, Win10. Here's a screenshot:

 

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I've placed the voice pack inside CookedPC/mods folder but the mod manager tab is not detecting it, so I'm assuming the "refresh" or "detect" button of some sort is cut off in the UI.

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7 minutes ago, Yugui said:

 

Hiya

Not sure if intended but there seems to be no "maximize" option for the tool, about 25% of the UI is cut off for me. My screen resolution is 1920x1080, Win10. Here's a screenshot:

 

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I've placed the voice pack inside CookedPC/mods folder but the mod manager tab is not detecting it, so I'm assuming the "refresh" or "detect" button of some sort is cut off in the UI.


That is weird, no one has ever occured that problem before as I know :/

And take a picture of the CookedPC_Mods folder?
^
that's where it goes.

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1 hour ago, Yugui said:

Here is the directory of where I installed the voice pack:

 

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All those upk's put it in a folder named  Korean Voice Pack
take that folder and put it here: 834ead2de0a94dcabbbbb98996a5cfb6.png

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Yugui   

Thanks now it will detect the files in the mod manager tab. However the cut off is still an issue and I can't click the "patch' button as it's cut off lol. I tried disabling/enabling "display scaling on high DPI settings" in exe properties, as well as Win 7 compatibility mode, but it doesn't fix it.

 

It seems that if I don't click any tabs and just stay on the default "launcher" tab, it will not be cut off. However, the moment I click any other tab, the entire UI will shrink by 25%, with no way to expand it back, until I close and relaunch.

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1 minute ago, Yugui said:

Thanks now it will detect the files in the mod manager tab. However the cut off is still an issue and I can't click the "patch' button as it's cut off lol. I tried disabling/enabling "display scaling on high DPI settings" in exe properties, as well as Win 7 compatibility mode, but it doesn't fix it.

 

It seems that if I don't click any tabs and just stay on the default "launcher" tab, it will not be cut off. However, the moment I click any other tab, the entire UI will shrink by 25%, with no way to expand it back, until I close and relaunch.


I'll look into that, it's weird as I don't have any controllers modifying the size of the ui except when going to the dat editor tab to be able to maximize the window...
 

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* Bump:  Modified topic for future updates and it's following content.

I need someone to test the tool like @Yugui for the resizing errors and out-of-bound boxes.

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Djor   

Hey there! i got a question cause i just downloaded your tool and i wonder about few things  : Use all cores? does it means game will use all of my (4 cores) how will that affect game/computer performance (im playing on a laptop with that option turned on)  

 

Next thing do i have to keep that application open or can i patch it just once ? Lastly im at loading screen atm while writing this post and i don't see the loading screen as well as running Lynn (just orange loading bar) and i got a weird feeling that it's loading more then before  o.o ?

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9 hours ago, Djor said:

Hey there! i got a question cause i just downloaded your tool and i wonder about few things  : Use all cores? does it means game will use all of my (4 cores) how will that affect game/computer performance (im playing on a laptop with that option turned on)  

 

Next thing do i have to keep that application open or can i patch it just once ? Lastly im at loading screen atm while writing this post and i don't see the loading screen as well as running Lynn (just orange loading bar) and i got a weird feeling that it's loading more then before  o.o ?


If you keep alt-tabbing. The loading process is slower as your main process switches focus.
And doing so even causes crashes of the loading screen itself.

use all cores can be helpful for some cores and others not. Really depends of the processing power you have :)
sometimes it's better to leave it off :D

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Hillow   

I can't seem to open this the second time, it was fine the time and manage to play with it, But now it always fail to open. I even redownload it but still no luck. 

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Bunbun   

@Hillow Try this:

  1. Delete the current BnS Buddy folder
  2. Go to BnS folder
  3. Search for '.dat' and delete them
  4. Start BnS with default NC launcher and let it verify/repair deleted files
  5. Start game then exit
  6. Re-download BnS Buddy
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1 hour ago, Bunbun said:

@Hillow Try this:

  1. Delete the current BnS Buddy folder
  2. Go to BnS folder
  3. Search for '.dat' and delete them
  4. Start BnS with default NC launcher and let it verify/repair deleted files
  5. Start game then exit
  6. Re-download BnS Buddy


Thanks! Was going to suggest that one too :P

There's only "sometimes" the A-V that blocks it or windows itself,
right click the .exe and the .dll and unblock if not already done.
Whitelist in A-V if any. and Run as admin always <3

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On 1/3/2017 at 5:14 PM, Dandeliion said:

how i could fix this :(error.png


Restore all files in BnS Buddy (restore config in launcher tab), remove any mods applied (in mod manager) and finally restore thru the dat editor (restore all 2 files).
after close tool, launch NCLauncher and scan & repair files. wait until it's over. then after it's done and ready for launch. close it out.

Pop BnS buddy up and re-apply config patches in launcher tab and launch :)

If error persists, delete CookedPC folder entirely and config.
then retry the NCLauncher scan and repair!

It should work :)

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they updated files, need update -.- i can't play game without this. rly hope u are working on it :D

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MrRoman   

Hi ! Since the update from today I can't launch the game anymore ! 

I get this error : Error: Could Not Start Client.exe! 

What could I do?

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Hey,

 

Thanks for the great tool.

 

Have you checked the repository lately? It's full of stuff that i don't think should be there....

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The Update folder alone is taking ~680MB of space and includes files like Slenderman's Shadow v1.3.exe, topless mods, 480MB worth of some assets, etc...

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