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#1 Aug 31 2010 at 12:28 PM Rating: Default
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Hi there.
I am currently trying to download the FFXIV Beta using the official link from the Twitter site.
The problem I am having my "Downlad Speed" climbs, but the intantly descends back to 0 and nothing happens except for it to rise again followed by another drop to 0.00%
I went to work and left it, figuring it may speed up, but on my arrival home about 8-9 hours later, it had only progressed to 8%.
I understand this is a very popular game, and many people may be downloading it, is this my problem? Should I suck it up and wait? At this rate it will take 5 days, but says 24 hours "Time Remaining" yet never moves due to the dropping of speed back down to 0%.
At one point my "Local Connections" read 25, but still my download speed was near none existant.
Please bare in mind that I am not PC minded at all, and I welcome any help or advice.

I also understand that Open Beta starts in a few hours, could this affect it?
Thanks very much.
#2 Aug 31 2010 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
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There are like 5 threads like directly below this pertaining to the exact same thing. Not trying to be rude... but you could at least make an effort to look.
#3 Aug 31 2010 at 12:32 PM Rating: Good
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Open beta has been delayed as of today. You're problem sounds like you need to do some port forwarding, I was having the same issues...go to this web site, find your router and it'll talk you through how to do it..hope that helps :)

http://portforward.com/
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#4 Aug 31 2010 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I see there is another thread posted that should solve my problem.
I'll try that out now.
Thank you.
#5 Aug 31 2010 at 12:32 PM Rating: Good
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There's been at least half a dozen posts here on ZAM stating that the open beta has been suspended by SE until further notice. The reason your download is so slow is probably because nobody else is downloading it for that exact reason.
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#6 Aug 31 2010 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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"hope that helps :)"

I'll be sure to try this also, Thanks for the heads up :D

#7 Aug 31 2010 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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And Ralrra,
I started downloading it around 13? hours ago now, well before the delay and still had the same problem, but yes I see this is a peer to peer type download that could effect my download speed.
Thanks for the help everyone, appreciated. As you can see I am learning so please forgive me :D
#8 Aug 31 2010 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Benji40,

Hopefully this can help you: LINK

And the open beta has been postponed so you have time to download the installer! ^-^
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#9 Aug 31 2010 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Oh wow thank you!
Such nice people here, thanks for helping a Noob, rather than just abusing me like on the *other* forum.
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