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12/17/22, 02:31 AM   #1
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Question Minion won't launch


I am unable to fully launch Minion. When I try to start it, the UI will not pop up. When I look in the task manager, I notice that it has an active process in the 'Background Process' section of the task manager.

I have attempted the following without resolve:
  • Uninstalled 64-bit version, installed 32-bit version
  • Deleted minion.xml and the associated .minion folder after uninstall/reinstall
  • Ran with admin privileges
  • Added Minion.exe to Windows exceptions and antivirus exceptions.
  • whitelisted the domain mmoui.com in my anti-virus in case that was an issue blocking the communication.
  • Minion is not on taskbar or taskbar overflow.
  • Tried uninstalling 32-bit and reinstalling 32-bit directly to C drive
  • Verified ISP uses both IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Scanned computer for and repaired corrupted system files
Current system information:
  • Edition Windows 11 Home
  • Version 21H2

I am wondering if this is an issue of having Windows 11 v Windows 10. I notice the log states 'os.name=Windows 10'.

I appreciate any insight anyone might be able to give in this situation. I really would like to get Minion back up and running again.


Minion log

INFO 2022-12-17 01:58:11,910 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.Minion:start(43): Attempting to start Minion...
INFO 2022-12-17 01:58:12,283 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.Minion:logSystemInformation(127): os.name=Windows 10
INFO 2022-12-17 01:58:12,283 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.Minion:logSystemInformation(128): os.version=10.0
INFO 2022-12-17 01:58:12,283 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.Minion:logSystemInformation(129): os.arch=x86
INFO 2022-12-17 01:58:12,283 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.Minion:logSystemInformation(130): java.runtime.version=1.8.0_92-b14
INFO 2022-12-17 01:58:12,283 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.Minion:logSystemInformation(131): java.class.path=C:\Users\[me]\AppData\Local\Minion\app\Minion-jfx.jar;lib/httpclient-4.5.2.jar;lib/httpcore-4.4.4.jar;lib/commons-logging-1.2.jar;lib/commons-codec-1.9.jar;lib/commons-configuration-1.10.jar;lib/commons-lang-2.6.jar;lib/commons-jxpath-1.3.jar;lib/commons-collections-3.2.2.jar;lib/jackson-mapper-asl-1.9.13.jar;lib/jackson-core-asl-1.9.13.jar;lib/junrar-0.7.jar;lib/commons-logging-api-1.1.jar;lib/commons-vfs2-2.0.jar;lib/maven-scm-api-1.4.jar;lib/plexus-utils-1.5.6.jar;lib/maven-scm-provider-svnexe-1.4.jar;lib/maven-scm-provider-svn-commons-1.4.jar;lib/regexp-1.3.jar;lib/kefirbb-1.1.jar;lib/commons-io-2.4.jar;lib/jsr305-3.0.1.jar;lib/junique-1.0.4.jar;lib/jregex-1.2_01.jar;lib/controlsfx-8.40.11.jar;lib/log4j-api-2.6.2.jar;lib/log4j-core-2.6.2.jar
INFO 2022-12-17 01:58:12,283 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.Minion:logSystemInformation(132): java.library.path=C:\Users\[me]\AppData\Local\Minion\app;C:\Users\[me]\AppData\Local\Minion
INFO 2022-12-17 01:58:12,284 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.Minion:logSystemInformation(133): user.language=en
INFO 2022-12-17 01:58:12,284 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.Minion:logSystemInformation(134): user.home=C:\Users\[me]
DEBUG 2022-12-17 01:58:12,602 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.controller.MinionController:initWindowControls(504): Controls initialized.
DEBUG 2022-12-17 01:58:12,603 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.util.FeedClient:checkNetworkConnections(106): Starting network check ...
DEBUG 2022-12-17 01:58:12,603 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.util.FeedClient:getRoutePlanner(61): System Default Http Proxy.
DEBUG 2022-12-17 01:58:12,711 [Thread-8] gg.minion.util.FeedClient:run(159): Ping Status for http://api.mmoui.com/: 200
DEBUG 2022-12-17 01:58:12,898 [Thread-9] gg.minion.util.FeedClient:run(159): Ping Status for http://cdn.mmoui.com/: 200


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12/17/22, 07:02 AM   #2
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My only idea is points 10 and 13 here:
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12/17/22, 02:22 PM   #3
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I did both 10 and 13 last night. Neither of them worked then. Somehow Minion is now working for me today. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed.
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01/21/23, 11:59 PM   #4
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Does not start.

I run it as an administrator. Nothing happens at all. There is no program in the task manager. There is no program in the taskbar (near the time).

Installing the program along the way: C:\Users\Vladimir\Minion
Moved it to a folder with an English name. I launch it, it appears in the task manager, but there is no program icon in the taskbar next to the time

Paragraph 10 and 13 did not help. https://www.esoui.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8082

When posting for support/help please include your minion.xml and minion.log. There should always be a minion.log file if the Minion program starts. If Minion doesn't start and there is no minion.log make sure to include that fact in your thread.
I didn 't find these files .

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01/22/23, 10:35 AM   #5
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Log file and xml file can be found here, as described in the sticky thread:

If Minion is not creating any task in your task manager then something is blocking it (Antivirus e.g.?).
Do you use windows 10 or 11?
Did you check all the other points of the troubleshooting guide https://www.esoui.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8082 already, like using 32bit version, installing dirctly to c: or any directory (the other paragraphs).
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02/14/23, 03:23 AM   #6
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I am having a similar issue with Minion. Its can't seen to connect to the interet. Firewall is off, running as administrator etc.

I am running Windows 10 Home 64bit
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02/14/23, 03:30 AM   #7
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Please read the troubleshooting guide, especially the points about firewall, proxy and IPv4 vs. ipv6 java settings.
#10 & #13

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