There are a few threads about this, but here's what I've been suggesting. There are other suggestions out there dealing with port forwarding and some router tweaking. But if you're not comfortable doing that, then this suggestion really just involves installing a different torrent and doing some dragging and dropping. Much more user-friendly for the computer-novice :)
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.
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.
This is what was suggested by someone in our LS forums, and it worked great for the tiny patch that I had to download yesterday. I'm sure it'd work for any of the patches that S-E requires, but you just have to pay attention to the creation date of the individual torrent files, and such, so you make sure you download the right one.
Edited, Sep 4th 2010 9:21am by Ridere
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