gameguard issue. i managed to finally start the pts. if someone has a problem with gameguard for me it helped: * adding to the exceptions in the firewall (i have eset smart security 5) folders: system and frost, and also from each folders, files: frostupdater.exe, lineageii.exe from frost and l2.exe, l2.bin from system. it does not matter whether you have the firewall disabled or enabled, you need to add them .* uploaded with imageshack.us it's already at 99% should work, but if it still does not, then: * disabling dep completely in the system: you start cmd (as admin) and enter the then restart your pc .* * if your security package has option like "detection of modification applications" there is also a need to add files to the exceptions, more in the picture .* uploaded with imageshack.us in my case, all of this helped me to start frost finally update itself. if someone wants i can put on some server my folders with system and frost. buttons issue. i discovered that the lack of buttons on the page can also be caused by .. move / delete / generally any action with shortcuts 4game. when do you have a folder with shortcuts in the start -> all programs -> etc.. don't move/touch/delete them at all! i did it and the consequences were painful - i left only shortcut from app which stays in tray, i removed the rest of them, and what? no play button. reinstalling -> everything works again. i hope this solutions helps! configuring antivirus (adding to the exceptions the game folder). run internet explorer --> service -> internet properties -> connections -> setting up a network --> remove all the checkboxes. delete a folder frost from the root folder of the game. delete files frostupdater.dll, gameshielddll.dll, s_info.ini, gameguard.des from folder system. if the folder with the game is the gameguard folder, delete it. disable the parental control in antivirus. perform a full scan of the client.