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#1 Sep 11 2010 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Just curious as to approximately how long it took for everyone to download the beta client. I went out and built a new PC yesterday and quickly came home, ran the benchmark, then signed up for open beta. I started the download of the client, which seemed very unstable, then let it run and went to sleep. I woke up and the time still said 26 hours o.O! I am right in my assumption that this is a P2P client? Could my physical location have anything to do with the speed of this download?

#2 Sep 11 2010 at 6:32 PM Rating: Good
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Ridere wrote:
I posted this a few times, but here you go.

As long as you're comfortable installing a torrent program (If you don't have one already), and do some dragging/dropping of files into other folders, do this. It's worked wonders for our LS:

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 ( ). 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.

6. Win.

This is from a posting by Ridere a while back.
#3 Sep 11 2010 at 7:42 PM Rating: Default
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I used megaupload and it downloaded within an hour.
#4 Sep 12 2010 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Parsalyn thanks so much for your extremely informative post. You saved me a ton of time. I would give you a big fat rate up if I could.

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