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Re: 10.8.5 OLE won't open show files

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:29 am
by BobbyHarrell
I assume that Skype is not running? Didn't see you mention that.

Also, you might want to uninstall and reinstall with all the antivirus software, anti-malware and anything else turned off.

I've just checked my Windows 7 machine and all I did was right click on the Palette icon on the desktop and select Run As Administrator. I have not even selected compatibility mode.

Re: 10.8.5 OLE won't open show files

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:31 am
by JohnFrank
I just installed 10.8.5 on my notebook running win 8 Pro 64 bit.

Just had to run as Administrator to make it work.

Re: 10.8.5 OLE won't open show files

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:31 am
by almightyskippy
So I had some time to myself today and I sat down and started killing programs one by one in task manager. I would then try and open palette after I killed each program. killed monitoring servers for core temp, killed punkbuster, pretty much everything I thought I didn't need to keep my PC running. Then I started in on the system operations. I came across a program called "Pando Media Booster", killed it opened palette and BAM up and running no problems!!

Strange that a media booster would have this effect. Going to uninstall it anyways...I have no idea what it does =P

I would like to say thank you again for all the responses and help I got on here! Really awesome that I got some good input on this and that I finally got it up and running!
Off to program!


Re: 10.8.5 OLE won't open show files

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:08 am
by BobbyHarrell

What is Pando Media Booster?

Pando Media Booster is a small application that accelerates the download of large games and software through Pando Content Delivery Cloud. Pando Media Booster, also known as PMB (or PMB.exe), is used to download some of the most popular MMOs in the industry, such as MapleStory, League of Legends, LOTRO, and many more.
Why Pando Media Booster?

Many downloadable MMOs are extremely large files, often 1 GB and even larger. A lot of people downloading these large files at the same time can put a huge strain on the game company's servers. Servers are limited in capacity and many popular game companies need to find a new way to guarantee their users can download their games quickly and reliably.

This is where Pando Media Booster comes into the picture. PMB.exe reduces server usage by creating a cloud that delivers small pieces of the game files from multiple sources: your peers as well as a reliable http source. Pando Media Booster helps the game company increase the server capacity without dramatically increasing their operating costs, and speeds up game downloads for you, the gamer. Pando Media Booster is largely used to download free to play MMOs. PMB helps these games remain f2p without sacrificing game quality.

Very few other options make it as easy for you to download games. A direct download from the game company's servers can take hours and you risk losing connectivity and having to restart the download from the beginning. Torrents are for more tech-savvy users, but they are also unreliable as they work only via seeds, and can be unsafe as users can upload malicious bytes back to the torrent swarm. Pando Media Booster, on the other hand, verifies the authenticity and completeness of every byte it downloads and ensures that the content downloads in full and stays true to its source - as published by the game publisher.

Pando Media Booster is all about control. As a user, you have control over many options, including the amount of bandwidth PMB uses, and whether it turns on at startup.

Re: 10.8.5 OLE won't open show files

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:42 am
by BobbyHarrell
This would be identical to the Skype problem -- I assume Pando opens TCP port 443 as a server to accept chunks of files from other peers -- just like Skype opens port 443 to accept incoming calls.
This is bad for Palette, because it uses TCP port 443 to communicate to the engine ( the engine opens a server on 443 to accept UI connections).
In Windows, the first program to open a server on a give port wins - and Pando is likely running at startup.
Any programs that use TCP port 443 must be stopped before running Palette.
You can tell if something has 443 open by running:
netstat -an
from a command line and looking for anything on port 443. If there's something open on 443 before Palette has been run, Palette will have trouble.
As an aside, TCP 443 is a good choice for file sharing programs because it's rarely blocked by corporate firewalls.... that's also why it's a good port for Palette!