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    Get WotC 4e's Online Character Builder to work or get a sub

    This is a post about how to get WotC Online Character Builder to work given Silverlight issues.

    I use Sea Monkey. https://www.seamonkey-project.org/ very stable, can type at speed on search, which Firefox 52 seems to have issues with handling. Mozilla is the group handling it, so should be very trustworthy.

    Safari only works in older versions of MacOS, but works well for me when I go into Safari preferences, click on the Security tab, click on plug-in settings, and turn on Silverlight for WotC sites. And sometimes, it turns itself off on updates, so I have to go back in and turn it on again - I'll know that happened when the site says, "Download Silverlight"

    Firefox 52 build is a viable alternate. It seems as if it might be depreciated too, so try to not upgrade your system. This means you need to turn off automatic updates on Firefox 52 or it will upgrade to the one that breaks it.
    Here's the link - click on Firefox 52 and download
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo...nizations/all/

    Note that Character Builder sometimes 'breaks' and then starts working on its own after a day or so. Here is the quick link to request support:
    https://dnd-support.wizards.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

    Anyway, post about your workarounds - this way any time someone is having issues with Online CB, I can just post the link to this thread rather than needing to explain it out.

    Renew/get new subscription here

    Unknown Error

    This happens every so once in a while for no apparent reason. It might be Server Maintenance.

    System.ServiceModel.CommunicationException: [CrossDomainError] Arguments: http://ioun.wizards.com/ContentVault.svc Debugging resource strings are unavailable. Often the key and arguments provide sufficient information to diagnose the problem. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?link...ossDomainError ---> System.Security.SecurityException ---> System.Security.SecurityException: [ArgSecurityException] Arguments: Debugging resource strings are unavailable. Often the key and arguments provide sufficient information to diagnose the problem. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?link...urityException at System.Net.Browser.BrowserHttpWebRequest.InternalE ndGetResponse(IAsyncResult asyncResult) at System.Net.Browser.BrowserHttpWebRequest.<>cDispla yClassa.<EndGetResponse>b9(Object sendState) at System.Net.Browser.AsyncHelper.<>cDisplayClass4.<B eginOnUI>b1(Object sendState) --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at System.Net.Browser.AsyncHelper.BeginOnUI(SendOrPos tCallback beginMethod, Object state) at System.Net.Browser.BrowserHttpWebRequest.EndGetRes ponse(IAsyncResult asyncResult) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.HttpChannelFactory.Ht tpRequestChannel.HttpChannelAsyncRequest.CompleteG etResponse(IAsyncResult result) --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at System.ServiceModel.AsyncResult.End[TAsyncResult](IAsyncResult result) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel.EndCal l(String action, Object[] outs, IAsyncResult result) at System.ServiceModel.ClientBase1.ChannelBase1.EndIn voke(String methodName, Object[] args, IAsyncResult result) at WotC.ContentManagement.ContentVaultService.Content VaultServiceClient.ContentVaultServiceClientChanne l.EndGetAvailableContent(IAsyncResult result) at WotC.ContentManagement.ContentVaultService.Content VaultServiceClient.WotC.ContentManagement.ContentV aultService.IContentVaultService.EndGetAvailableCo ntent(IAsyncResult result) at WotC.XAMLUtilities.GeneralHelpers.<>cDisplayClass1 42.<DoWebOperation>b__13(IAsyncResult ar) at WotC.XAMLUtilities.GeneralHelpers.<>c__DisplayClas sd1.<>cDisplayClassf.<DoWebOperation>b_b()
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    I am still using the Offline Character Builder... so no idea. Probably not much help if you are a Mac Platform user though I know some have used various wrapper tools to run the offline version with some success.

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    Mozilla's Firefox runs Silverlight plugins with no problem. Though I prefer Chrome for my typical 'net viewing, I switch to Firefox anytime I wish to use the builder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbard View Post
    Mozilla's Firefox runs Silverlight plugins with no problem. Though I prefer Chrome for my typical 'net viewing, I switch to Firefox anytime I wish to use the builder.

    I used to switch to Firefox for the character builder as well, but the Silverlight plugin has recently failed me. Opening the CB tells me I need to install the plugin, but the installer tells me the plugin is already installed. I now use Internet Explorer, which is less than ideal. Any idea how to get it to work on Firefox again?

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    It's madness. It was working for me in Firefox this morning, then Firefox updated this evening authomatically and it stopped working. I've run into the same problems as you, with uninstalling/reintstalling to no effect; it's still not working. I'll let you know if I figure it out.

    UPDATE: Still can't get it working. What's more, I can't get it working in MS Edge either. Are you running an old version of IE, @Undertaker Sheep? Which one?
    Last edited by darkbard; Sunday, 19th March, 2017 at 02:11 AM.

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    I just signed up today. Downloaded Silverlight and Installed. Have tried Chrome, IE, and Firefox. No luck.

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    I've moved on to Windows 10, it has ie as an accessory, only thing that silverlight seems to play with. Edge, Firefox and chrome won't give it the time of day.

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    How are you guys using the online character builder at all?... I thought you had to be a paying subscriber, and WotC stopped accepting new customers ages ago?... Oh golly, PM me the deets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hencook View Post
    How are you guys using the online character builder at all?... I thought you had to be a paying subscriber, and WotC stopped accepting new customers ages ago?... Oh golly, PM me the deets.
    i think they are on going subscribers to DDI with accounts and passwords still...

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