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#1 Oct 09 2010 at 12:14 AM Rating: Default
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So i am downloading the patches for FFXIV and they are going at a snails place, is there a way i can download them with utorrent? I know you could with the beta i just don't know the exact way to (if you can) with the Release version.

Thankyou ZAM
#2 Oct 09 2010 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Not quite sure that "slow" is the word your looking for .. maybe someone can come up with an alternative.

I Bought the game earlier today around 11am and started installation at just before midday. It's now nearly 10pm and I'm on ... ooo.. let me see ... 54.1% ! WEWT !

I'm used to big patches and long patches having played numerous MMO's. This 10hour (so far) patch to simply get the game started for the first time seems rather excessive, no ? Other companies manage to use P2P fairly successfully and achieve a reasonable speed, but 1.2kbps, dropping to 2-300 bytes ? Just Ouch.

I'll persevere and leave this on all night, but I'm rather put off by the fact this patch is apparently just 1 of 2. Kiss goodbye to any fair chance of seeing this running over the weekend.

Any news on a mirror site for donwloading the patch or something would be great news.

Edited, Oct 9th 2010 5:01pm by Alisebeth
#3 Oct 09 2010 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
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~ I dont think you guys have your routers set up correctly. I was able to download the initial patch (on release) quicker than it took to install the game on my HDD. Every patch since then has taken seconds. Granted, I have a well above average speed, but its the remote connections that get you the files quicker.
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#4 Oct 09 2010 at 3:10 PM Rating: Excellent
Ryan, check the starter info sticky.
#5 Oct 09 2010 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
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You were right, i had a couple things going to slowed down the process! So i figured that out, thankyou though.
#6 Oct 09 2010 at 3:11 PM Rating: Default
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Download the files manually, the patch 1 does take forever. I even had it sitting at 0% for an hour. Gave up with it and manually downloaded it.

Check what file it is downloading and google that, should find it. maybe as a torrent. use that, I downloaded it within 15 minutes. Place it in the "My Doc" Games, FFXIV.

Some where in there is a patch/update folder. Its been covered in this forum :)

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#7 Oct 09 2010 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Glad your sorted Ryan !

I read everything here and took a quick look see around the internet. My other half is away, so bear with me as I struggle to get head round this...

If I understand correctly I found the file in the FFXIV folder in 'My Documents' and in the metainfo folder was a torrent. I clicked this and the torrent downloader on our PVC kicked in and started Downloading it, promising me a result in about an hour (now downloading at 80kbps ... very happy !). When It finishes I simply move the the downloaded file into the patch folder and rerun the installer ?

Then I guess I do exactly the same with the next file it tries to download... Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong ;)

Opps forgot to mention the file it's currently downloading is D2010.09.10.0000 - which was the one the patcher was really struggling with, which is 1/2.

Edited, Oct 9th 2010 5:45pm by Alisebeth
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