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User Info: Adam_2020

Adam_2020
10 months ago#1
I wanna check out ffxi again, haven't played since late 2013. I remember updates taking like 5 hours even with high speed internet because the game database design was so old, I imagine the game will give me 1000 updates before I can even start the game up.

Will I have to leave my computer on for a few days for the game to update?
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User Info: jimmysheva

jimmysheva
10 months ago#2
Not a few days. maybe 1 night + the morning and afternoon after.
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User Info: Adam_2020

Adam_2020
10 months ago#3
jimmysheva posted...
Not a few days. maybe 1 night + the morning and afternoon after.

Oh so like 16 hours? Thanks
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User Info: firedemon 2600

firedemon 2600
10 months ago#4
WTF no. It took me like 2 hours when I installed it on my new laptop.
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User Info: Jaded_Dragon

Jaded_Dragon
8 months ago#5
I'm sure you've already downloaded and installed, but for anybody else who make seek out an answer to this....

You can actually download the game files directly from the SE website. It's in 5 parts and it comes in a .rar files. Just extract them all to the same folder and click the installer. The Playonline viewer still needs to verify the files, which takes about 20 minutes; but the entire process to download, install, and verify should only be about 30 minutes.

http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/download/media/install_win.html
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User Info: Atzenkiller

Atzenkiller
8 months ago#6
Yeah, took me maybe about an hour in total to download those files and then have the launcher update everything that was left.

User Info: bungiefan

bungiefan
5 months ago#7
Under an hour now. The installer was updated to have all file including the April 2019 update, so patching takes under half an hour, and install takes about half an hour.

Before then, because of mandatory wait time between files as it closed the FTP session and opened a new one, it took upwards of 6 hours to patch, no matter your connection speed. The update was to fix that.
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