I log in, enter my password, all ok. Get to server selection screen. Pick a server. Get an error:
WrongVersionPatcher 5.20050614.0 Bad client checksum - reverify filesTHE FIX: Oh hey, restarting my computer fixed it. Either that, or they fixed it and I restarted with good timing. So try that :P
I exited the game, started it back up. Didn't seem to download patches or anything. Same error. Doesn't matter what server. I can log in, but not pick a server.
Edit: went into CoH folder and tried running the updater directly. No updates. Same error.
Edit2: opening test server, it does actually download and install a patch. Which the live server did not. No error there.
Continuing: Since I'm up, I decided to try to break it (and thus fix it) myself. I didnt feel comfortable deleting the checksum file so I just renamed it, and started up the game. It went through a long process of "checksumming." Restarted game. Same error.
More: Hitting "verify files" at startup does some stuff, but I still get the error.
And: There are threads on the official boards about this. Apparently a lot of people are getting the error. Some people can still get in. In the FAQ/error
page they list several steps, including those above. After that it's a matter of uninstalling and reinstalling the game. But I don't think it's getting hung up on a pigg file, so I doubt deleting the whole pigg directory is needed. I guess I just have to wait til the devs fix it.