I am a dummy when it comes to stuff like this if some one would be so kind to write a short step-by-step on how to DL this and where to put it. Thank you in advance.
I'll do this for the beta version as i dont have retail but the only difference should be the word beta probably. Go to C:\Users\Owner\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Version\downloads\ffxiv-beta\ 2d2a390f\metainfo. If you're not on win 7 and possibly vista youll just basically go to my documents to start. theres a 2d2a390f folder and a 48eca647(or the like for retail) these are the 2 different files that house a meta folder with torrent data. the torrent is opened in the meta and the downloaded file is put into its Patch folder by the FFXIV downloader . Note that you may need to start the FFXIV program and let it get you new version data to make a folder to completely see where it goes and what the file is called that you will write over and replace.
The tricky part here is to remember or know the new file name. The FFXIV downloader will tell you it and the torrent file in the meta folder will be the same file name. Just in beta I think there were like 8-10 diff patches like this.
step one is start the FFXIV Program and get the downloader running to catch the torrent data that will show in the meta folder.
Skip step one of you already have a download link for the torrent data. No need to do the same thing manually.
Step 2 is to go to the Meta folder and open up the new torrent data with utorrent or the like. If you have utorrent those files will have the utorrent icon like u can open them in it.
Step 3 download the files and they'll be put where the torrent program puts them(likely a folder named downloads)
Step 4 Move the file you downloaded into the bca2a8ae or the d96437e6 patch folder and let it write over it.
Now your patch should be applied the FFXIV downloader will start still when you open it and it will full fill the bar and move to either the game or the next patch.
Hope that makes sense. If you have a question ask and I'll try to check back
EDIT: Renamed patch folder names to those given for release below Still ignore whatever says beta. Edited, Sep 21st 2010 8:39pm by zoltanrs