FFXI Installation Guide for Era Server

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FFXI Installation Guide for Era Server

#1 Postby Nardi8==D~o » 2 years ago

Hey everyone! Welcome to Era! Here we'll help you get started on installing FFXI.

Below are all of the resources you will need to play.

what you will need:

>>> Era Install Resource <<<
PlayOnline/FFXI install.
7zip for unpacking files. (x32 & x64)

Era POL.exe loader. - No longer needed
2010, 2012, 2013 vcredist files.
Windower 4 setup executable.

>>> Era Patching Resource torrent <<<
9/2014 Client Update (Hastens the update time of you client.)
Upgraded Maps that mirror wikipedia maps. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Step 1: Preparing for install!

① Open Era-Install-Resource and install all of the 'vcredist' files in order from 2010 to 2013. (once these have downloaded) or simply download them here for a quicker install for later on
PLEASE NOTE: install your microsoft visual c++ redistributable in ascending order. "2010, 2012 then 2013" you only need x86 versions.

Step 2: Installing PlayOnline/Final Fantasy XI.

① Unpack the game installer: FFXI Seekers (all).7z
Included in the Standard Installation Programs folder is 7zip - which will allow you to extract the files if you cannot do so already.
To determine whether or not you are running x32 or x64 visit >>> whatsmyos.com <<< or just run the x32 version

② When everything is extracted run FFXISETUP.exe
This install is fairly large - so be advised.
Follow the prompts on the screen as there are several to complete installing base FFXI and all of its expansion packs.

Step 3: Prepwork before updating PlayOnline.

① Find your way to 'Era-patches-resource' that you downloaded earlier.
Right click and extract the files.
This may take some time

② Go to your PlayOnline folder and run POL.exe.
the typical default location is: "C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\PlayOnlineViewer\pol.exe"
*** This will prompt playonline to update: ALLOW IT. ***

③ After updating your POL client you will see two options. Choose existing member.
The username and password does not matter! So simply type:
Username: 1234
Password: 1234

④ Once complete - close your PlayOnline Viewer

⑤ Find and copy the Data Folder at PlayOnline\SquareEnix\PlayOnlineViewer\data.

⑥ Next paste it to you Final Fantasy XI directory IN PlayOnline\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI.
You should now have the directory PlayOnline\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI\data.

Step 4: Applying patches and updating FFXI.

① Take everything that unpacked from the Era-Patches-Resource file and copy it.

② Next, paste it to your to your Final Fantasy directory.
PlayOnline\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI\
***Note that many files will overwrite. It's okay!***

② Locate \PlayOnline\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI\ROM\0\ and delete the 0.dat file

③ Run POLboot.exe (in your ffxi directory) and navigate to the file check.

Use the menu to select Final FantasyXI.
Follow the prompts on the screen to a file check, this will then scan your current files and update them to new ones.

Step 5: Installing Windower4.

① Open Windower4Setup.exe
Let it do its thing!

Step 6: Era Launcher
put the pol.exe here in your playonline folder to make this work with windower. remember to rename your original pol.exe rather than overwriting it.

Step 7: PLAY!

Open Windower 4 and follow prompt. You're good to go! Enjoy!

WARNING: To all new Players with the Client Version 30161206_3(type /ver ingame). Our current DSP version is causing a conflict with this client version and locking people up in all Mission/Quest related Cut-scenes. You can file a ticket for help in Cut-scene advancement but we recommend you just hold tight and await a DSP update. Sorry for any Inconvenience.
Last edited by sistern on |25 Feb 2017|, 12:29, edited 5 times in total.

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