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#1 Sep 26 2010 at 10:42 PM Rating: Good
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Hello,

I have two computers, I sometimes play on either one... I'm installing FFIX on both, I have patched one up, and would like to forgo the excruciating 12 hour patch DL I experience on the first one by pulling the patch files off of the machine that it is currently working fine on, and putting it on the machine that FFXIV was newly installed on.

Can some one tell me where to snag the patch files from? and where to put them on the new install? Perhaps even suggest 'which' files I should grab if there are multiple?

if some one answers this and it works... I'll add it to the wiki. :-)

I'm using Win 7.

Thanks.

zWolfman
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#2 Sep 27 2010 at 12:40 AM Rating: Good
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I'm going to answer my own Question here... because when I did the search in Google for the same question, this post popped up.

C:\Users\[you'r user name]\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV\downloads\ffxiv\48eca647\patch

I hope this helps.... though, it looks like the actual file 'may' have been removed from my original machine once the patch was completed... so, some additional shenanigans may need to happen...

here is a post with additional info. on the matter thanks mwalls :

ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?game=268&mid=1285185366169859554&page=1

and here's a member helping out the community... he/she had the patch hosted last time I checked. (thanks Elionara

www.zam.com/forum.html?game=268&mid=128526858161076320&page=2&howmany=50#msg128529967073081158

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#3 Sep 27 2010 at 11:01 AM Rating: Good
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zwolfman wrote:
I hope this helps.... though, it looks like the actual file 'may' have been removed from my original machine once the patch was completed... so, some additional shenanigans may need to happen...

Correct, the updater will (usually) delete the .patch file when it's done with the update. So generally the way to go is either cancel each patch at 90% or something "nearly done" and then copy the mostly-downloaded patch file to the other computers, or go around the official downloader and cancel immediately (to get the .torrent files created in the metadata directory) and download with your favorite standard torrent client and then copy the full .patch file(s) to each PC needing the update (this is what I do since I've got three computers I've got the install on, saves a lot of time).
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#4 Sep 27 2010 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm using utorrent to download all the patches and I'd created a new folder in my C:, so everytime I downloaded a .patch file, I would make a copy of the file to the patch folder instead of "move" the patch file over. That way I could keep a copy of all the patch files for future use.
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