First of all, huge thanks and much gratitude to the folks who shared the secret of the torrent patch solution with the community. Tried this on my wife's computer and it worked perfectly.
I'm now trying to install the game on a machine in my computer lab to see if it runs better with higher-end graphics cards. I followed the same installation process:
+ Downloaded the official installer and let it configure directory structures.
+ Copied over everything from the Square Enix folder on my home system to the lab computer's Square Enix folder.
+ Used Utorrent to download the patches and then copied them over to the appropriate folders (b* and d*) in the My Games folder.
The only weird thing is that the installer doesn't recognize that I've copied over the monstrously large 4.7 gigabyte patch (the one dated August 30th). Even though the patch file is in the folder, it keeps trying to re-download it. What do I need to do to make it realize that it has what it needs?
I double-checked in Utorrent and the file sizes are identical, so it seems like it should work.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.