It took me 1 hour. All the patch files are using a torrent system as it is, but the beta software is just a crappy Utorrent with bad up and down speeds.
You can locate the torrents that the uploader uses though, after the check file does its thing and then open them in your own torrent program and then cut and paste. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Well, in my case, I've never had a problem downloading torrents at a good speed. However, the HIGHEST my download got using a regular torrent client was .5kBps, no, I'm not kidding. I have no issues with torrents other then that so before you say anything else about how everyone is apparently doing it wrong, maybe offer a guide on HOW to do it. the one posted in the other thread didn't do it in my case, that was the .5kBps speed. As said before, any other torrent I have no issue downloading, but this one wouldn't download worth anything in my torrent client.
Edit: the .5kBps is ONLY on the FFXIV file, just for clarification. Edited, Aug 20th 2010 9:28pm by Dranio