Here's something that was posted on our guild's forum and has proven to be quite useful. I highly suggest you all give this a shot, as it's worked wonders for us during the beta phase.
Many people have been asking for help with this, or have run into issues using the open beta downloader, so here are some instructions to get around it.
1. Open the FFXIV open Beta client, allow it to get to the step where it begins downloading files. This will ensure you have the torrents downloaded on your computer.
2. Open whatever application you use for downloading torrents. If you do not use one already, I would suggest uTorrent ( www.utorrent.com ). In Utorrent, File > add torrent. Point Utorrent to the following:
Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Version\downloads\ffxiv-beta\d96437e6\metainfo
In the metainfo folder you will find files that have the same name as the patch your FFXIV was trying to download. Select these files, and hit open. (In most cases, this should be the file with the most recent creation/modified date)
3. Utorrent will now begin downloading these files to your computer. Based on your internet connection and security settings this should take less than 5 minutes. By default Utorrent downloads to the "downloads" folder in your documents folder. After it is complete there will be a folder called D96437e6, inside of this folder there will be a folder called patch, and inside the patch folder, there will be the actual patches
4.Copy these files to Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Version\downloads\ffxiv-beta\d96437e6\patch
5. Open FFXIV, it will try to patch again, realize it already has the information, and prompt you to log in.
Edited, Sep 4th 2010 7:33am by Ridere
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