Ridere over in "94.6% is the new 94.8%" has just the cure for your ills:
Here's my reply to the other download issues. As long as you're okay with some outside torrent program usage and some dragging/dropping, you should hopefully have success with this. I haven't tested it today, as I'm at work for another 7 hours, but give it a shot. It worked for yesterday's patch.
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
UPDATE: The patch folder this time around may be "bca2a8ae" so the above path may be, "Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Version\downloads\ffxiv-beta\bca2a8ae\metainfo". I'm not at home to confirm, so my apologies for any confusion here.
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
UPDATE: The patch folder this time around may be "bca2a8ae" so the above path may be, "Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Version\downloads\ffxiv-beta\bca2a8ae\patch". I'm not at home to confirm, so my apologies for any confusion here.
5. Open FFXIV, it will try to patch again, realize it already has the information, and prompt you to log in.
Did this myself earlier, and it worked like a charm. Pretty sad that you have to resort to third-party programs just to patch the gorram game because the official downloader sucks so much, but, such is life. Edited, Sep 5th 2010 7:55pm by RajiFarlander
FFXIV: Raji Skybrand (Leviathan)
Give a man a fish, he'll be fed for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll scream "F*** off noob, I know what I'm doing!" and continue to do it wrong.