Anyway! So I have been busy for the last few days and unable to log on and play SC2, but today I had some time so I was all excited and happy and ready to go! ... until "LOGIN ERROR: INVALID VERSION" began to rear it's ugly head.
That's just not cool.
I didn't just come straight here to whine about it though, I tried doing a google search and checking the official forums and looking in the SC2 folder for anything that might be labelled "repair" or "download/apply patch" or "OMGWTFBBQ" but to no avail. I clicked on anything that appeared remotely useful with no success. Oh, and yeah, I tried from an account that has 'Administrator' privs on the computer.
Most of the people online who are raging about it seem to be either (1) having some kind of looping issue that doesn't appear to be what my problem is or (2) using Windows 7 (and I have Windows XP). Then there are the general "lawlz it dont wurk can u fix it nao plzkthx, y it no work?" threads, which are just useless.
I did find and try this fix -- http://sc2.nibbits.com/articles/view/38/patch-9-nibbits-mirror#comment_12461 -- but it didn't work. I made the folder, put the files in it, then started SC2 up again. Not only did it not work, but the files that I put in the newly created Updates folder disappeared along with the folder after I tried to run the game (and got the same error, by the way). I'm pretty sure I didn't accidentally delete them, that's just silly.
So I'm at a loss for what to do. I tried to manually put those patches or whatever they were in to no avail and I've tried searching for other fixes. It doesn't seem to be an issue that everyone is having so I'm hesitant to just wait around twiddling my thumbs for it to magically work again, there should be something I can do to help it along.
So please, let me know.
Thank you in advance for any advice and/or help you are able to offer.