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Quarion
01-29-2008, 12:58 PM
DDO players have often asked if there's a way to pre-patch while the servers are down, or download a patch on a different computer and then transfer it to the one their game is installed on via USB drive, CDR, etc.

We're pleased to offer a download-able patch for Mod 6! This patch will update clients from Mod 5 to Mod 6. New players will still need to go through the normal patching process - this patch will only work for those whose clients are current as of today. It will not work for Risia.

The download-able patch means you can download it and patch your client before the update goes live on the servers, saving you time when they come back up. It also means you can download the patch on a computer that you don't have DDO installed on (i.e. your work computer), transfer the patch to a disk or device, and then run it on the computer with a DDO client to update it.

If you've pre-patched already, you'll save yourself quite a bit of time on patch day!

Download the installer by clicking here (http://download.level3.turbine.com/largecontent/ddo/mod6/updater/live/DDO-US-Live-Updater-Mod5-to-Mod6.exe). Running it will download the Mod 6 files and update your client. When the servers open with Mod 6, your client will detect and apply the appropriate files.

Feel free to distribute this update to others as well!

IMPORTANT NOTES: This file will ONLY patch the North America/AU/NZ version of the DDO client. If you try to apply it to the EU version, you'll get an error message.

Kraldor
01-29-2008, 04:44 PM
Very cool. I'm hoping this becomes a regular thing for future updates.

Tin_Dragon
01-29-2008, 04:46 PM
So, simply put, downloading now, saves time later?

As in, when you open mod 6, we will have no more update time?

Niniane2
01-29-2008, 04:47 PM
My name is Niniane and I approve this message. :p

Beherit_Baphomar
01-29-2008, 04:47 PM
You gotta be jonesing pretty bad to pre-download the patch lol....

....Im doing it right now.

Ghoste
01-29-2008, 04:48 PM
Nice.

Arnya
01-29-2008, 04:50 PM
LOL

Goin home at lunch to start downloading :)

Dragon.Star
01-29-2008, 04:52 PM
One word... ........... Awesome

Thank you Turbine

Quarion
01-29-2008, 04:58 PM
It should save lots of time, depending on your connection speed :)

Heres the simple process: (And how long it took me...no guarantees on your speed.)

1. Download program (aprx 20 seconds)
2. Install patch (aprx 1:30 seconds)
3. CLOSE PROGRAM (Do not try to launch game from program if prompted.)
4. Start game normally from icon.
5. Continue playing Mod 5 content.

Tomorrow when the servers are live, you'll have a shorter time where the launcher applies the patch that you installed, and you'll be in the game!

flatlyne2001
01-29-2008, 04:58 PM
can i install this now but still play tonite?

cdbd3rd
01-29-2008, 04:58 PM
One word... ........... Awesome

Thank you Turbine

Second word. This totally rocks!

Without having to slog through a saturated server on update day, download/install only took about 5 minutes.

Most excellent. http://home.att.net/~cdbd3rd/smile.gif


edit: 22 seconds?!? LOL! I would hope, being within walking distance of the servers. ;)

Quarion
01-29-2008, 05:02 PM
Yes, you can continue to play after you install this.

The patch wont actually be applied until you try to login after the downtime tomorrow.

Wizzly_Bear
01-29-2008, 05:02 PM
totally awesome, and yes, please make this a regular thing :)

Greeka
01-29-2008, 05:07 PM
Not often I post on the forums let alone to anything that is posted by Turbine itself. However I have to say this is damn cool of your guys to do this and hope it is a regular thing you plan to do from now on.

G

stoc
01-29-2008, 05:09 PM
Very nice thank you.

Dane_McArdy
01-29-2008, 05:20 PM
A great big Kudos to Turbine for coming up with an idea before we asked for it.

Way to go.

Sevenwind
01-29-2008, 05:24 PM
Does this just patch the standard client? Meaning if I have the high-res textures installed tomorrow will I have to download the high-res portion of the patch? Not that this won't help cut down the time, was just curious is all. Thanks.

Glenalth
01-29-2008, 05:36 PM
Download speed isn't bad either.

WestiesMA
01-29-2008, 05:37 PM
This is AWESOME!! Thank you!

How big is the update? I may want to do the DL at work and put on stick if it is reasonable.

KoboldKiller
01-29-2008, 05:38 PM
This is AWESOME!! Thank you!

How big is the update? I may want to do the DL at work and put on stick if it is reasonable.
165mb according to the downloader.

Vizzini
01-29-2008, 05:45 PM
Quarion your a god! I'm downloading at my work now - Free High Speed download gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!


It should save lots of time, depending on your connection speed :)

Heres the simple process: (And how long it took me...no guarantees on your speed.)

1. Download program (aprx 20 seconds)
2. Install patch (aprx 1:30 seconds)
3. CLOSE PROGRAM (Do not try to launch game from program if prompted.)
4. Start game normally from icon.
5. Continue playing Mod 5 content.

Tomorrow when the servers are live, you'll have a shorter time where the launcher applies the patch that you installed, and you'll be in the game!

DragonKiller
01-29-2008, 05:46 PM
Two thumbs WAAAY WAAAAYYY Up!

Dariuss
01-29-2008, 05:48 PM
that's a great idea

/claps

ArkoHighStar
01-29-2008, 05:48 PM
downloaded and installed

darksol23
01-29-2008, 05:49 PM
Thanks for providing this! D/Ling the updates seperate from the launcher is a great idea and time saver given the servers are probably full up on patch day. D/L speed is great right now for me ~800KB/sec... Get it while it's good!

Barumar
01-29-2008, 05:53 PM
You gotta be jonesing pretty bad to pre-download the patch lol....

....Im doing it right now.

LMAO! That was great, and made my day - well until I get home and pre-update my computer...

Barumar

ahpook
01-29-2008, 06:10 PM
Dear Mr Q and everyone else over there,
This is fan-freaking-tastic. This was much better than fighting for a piece of the download pie tomorrow night.

Big thumbs up from me,
AhPook

GeneralDiomedes
01-29-2008, 06:23 PM
A great big Kudos to Turbine for coming up with an idea before we asked for it.


I asked for it in my head.

Missing_Minds
01-29-2008, 06:25 PM
It should save lots of time, depending on your connection speed :)

Heres the simple process: (And how long it took me...no guarantees on your speed.)

1. Download program (aprx 20 seconds)
2. Install patch (aprx 1:30 seconds)
3. CLOSE PROGRAM (Do not try to launch game from program if prompted.)
4. Start game normally from icon.
5. Continue playing Mod 5 content.

Tomorrow when the servers are live, you'll have a shorter time where the launcher applies the patch that you installed, and you'll be in the game!

Don't get me wrong here, I'm glad this is happening, but... a 165 mb file is hardly 20 seconds for most people.

GeneralDiomedes
01-29-2008, 06:33 PM
Don't get me wrong here, I'm glad this is happening, but... a 165 mb file is hardly 20 seconds for most people.

thats just the download client that took 20 seconds

GreenGurgler
01-29-2008, 06:40 PM
Thanks Turbine, this is an awesome feature.

I dont want to seem liek a spoiled child and ask for something when we were already given one present, but are their any plans to offer all the previous mods as one download? I mean from launch to Mod 5 so that we can burn both fiels to a disk for when we do installs/reinstalls. It would be great to have all of the mods in one or two pre downloaded files.

Please, pretty please! :D

Garth_of_Sarlona
01-29-2008, 06:41 PM
Thanks for this Q - the download is running pretty fast too! (not 22 seconds though)

Might I suggest that in future Turbine release these patches as both a direct download and also a torrent (http://www.bittorrent.com/). This would reduce the load on the turbine servers especially if the patch is big.

Garth

Marcsin
01-29-2008, 06:49 PM
Thank you for doing this. Awesome job.

Download time for me @ 550 k/sec: approx 5 mins
Patch time 30 sec - 1 min...

I dunno how ya downloaded in 20 sec... on a T1 line direct to the main server??? :)

Cannon
01-29-2008, 07:01 PM
This is a nice change. Thank you.

Cannon

Attomic
01-29-2008, 07:53 PM
Thank you for doing this. Awesome job.

Download time for me @ 550 k/sec: approx 5 mins
Patch time 30 sec - 1 min...

I dunno how ya downloaded in 20 sec... on a T1 line direct to the main server??? :)

Howzabout ON the main server? ;)

Boulderun
01-29-2008, 08:10 PM
thats just the download client that took 20 seconds

The file I'm getting from Q's link is 165 megs. I can't imagine that's simply the downloader app (this isn't a microsoft product after all).

Ustice
01-29-2008, 08:20 PM
Nice Download speed. Thanks.

Gum
01-29-2008, 08:24 PM
Most Excellent! Thank you.

Bredger
01-29-2008, 09:20 PM
It took me about half an hour to downlaod (while downloading 2 movies on my Download manager) then when i went to install, about 5 seconds... What?! Thats it? Are you sure? Apparently because i opened the installer AGAIN just to check to make sure it was the right program. Damn I dont know who came up with this idea but you need to give him a vorpal weapon, then a medal AND then a vorpal medal (I wouldn't wear it though)

HorridForm
01-29-2008, 09:22 PM
I am going to come out and say it. Is this something that has been tested or is there a possibility it will corrupt our game and cause us much grief?

ebt-dnd
01-29-2008, 09:36 PM
It took me about half an hour to downlaod (while downloading 2 movies on my Download manager) then when i went to install, about 5 seconds... What?! Thats it? Are you sure? Apparently because i opened the installer AGAIN just to check to make sure it was the right program. Damn I dont know who came up with this idea but you need to give him a vorpal weapon, then a medal AND then a vorpal medal (I wouldn't wear it though)

They said it wouldn't apply the patch till after the download tomorrow. So it hasn't fully installed yet.

Mockduck
01-29-2008, 10:30 PM
Heya - just wanted to say that this was a painless and easy download, and I'm glad you guys are offering it. It's great.

Hambo
01-30-2008, 12:18 AM
Thank you for doing this. Awesome job.

Download time for me @ 550 k/sec: approx 5 mins
Patch time 30 sec - 1 min...

I dunno how ya downloaded in 20 sec... on a T1 line direct to the main server??? :)

If he downloaded at work he's probably got at least a 54mb/sec wireless or 100mb/sec wired ethernet.

apacheizm23
01-30-2008, 12:22 AM
Very well done Turbine thx..Nuff Said!!

Uska
01-30-2008, 01:25 AM
Very nice although I am at work and cant take advantage of it right now.:)

smatt
01-30-2008, 03:20 AM
Awesome! :)

Deadrick
01-30-2008, 04:24 AM
I don't know if this will be available for previous modules, but I certainly hope so. While I'm sure I may be in the minority of people, I live in the back-end of Nowhere, USA, and even though my connection is technically DSL, it's certainly not on the fast end of it. Previous updates of modules have taken me anywhere from 4 to 14 hours, depending on server load, and content size. My connection is only 512kbs, that's 50K a sec at max throughput, and it takes forever to update my computer.

I can, on my tiny DSL line, download this in about an hour to an hour and a half, thus saving me hours of spending quality time with my family;). I can now, instead, zerg, complain, and tell rotten jokes to all my cronies within a reasonable time after the servers come online. Thanks again to the team, and know that I at least, certainly appreciate the extra time I can spend in a world where I can blow things up with relative impunity.

/celebrate

Dane_McArdy
01-30-2008, 04:36 AM
I asked for it in my head.

Yeah, but there is so many other things going in there, the ukelalee band, the dancing hippos, no one heard it, all alone in the corner.

Cowdenicus
01-30-2008, 05:28 AM
well unfortunatly I had to wipe my computer yesterday.

So this morning I reinstalled DDO and now I have this installed....

When the servers come up, all I have to do is patch in Mods 4 and 5 (hopefully).....

Ihsan
01-30-2008, 05:33 AM
Doesnt apear to work for me, i click the link, the download is instant and 159 kb. Then i go to run the program and an error pops up. Dont know if its only me having this problem, guess ill wait till later to download.

edit: looks like iv worked out how to get around it, maybe this will help somone else - All i did was right click then go to properties, copied the link and pasted it into my address bar. Hit enter and downloading no worries.

Attomic
01-30-2008, 05:59 AM
Doesnt apear to work for me, i click the link, the download is instant and 159 kb. Then i go to run the program and an error pops up. Dont know if its only me having this problem, guess ill wait till later to download.

edit: looks like iv worked out how to get around it, maybe this will help somone else - All i did was right click then go to properties, copied the link and pasted it into my address bar. Hit enter and downloading no worries.

Yikes. Good work there. /tips hat

flash145
01-30-2008, 08:01 AM
I have to say this is one of the top 5 greatest ideas Q and team Turbine has come up with.

Great work and many thanks Turbine.

Make sure you get a cupcake from Cupcake as you head back to your cubicle guys & gals ;)

ColsonJade
01-30-2008, 08:18 AM
I just have to add my Thanks. This was an awesome addition to patch day. :D

AoD45154
01-30-2008, 08:57 AM
Doesnt apear to work for me, i click the link, the download is instant and 159 kb. Then i go to run the program and an error pops up. Dont know if its only me having this problem, guess ill wait till later to download.

edit: looks like iv worked out how to get around it, maybe this will help somone else - All i did was right click then go to properties, copied the link and pasted it into my address bar. Hit enter and downloading no worries.


I am getting this error when I click run: "The set up files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program."
I tried what you suggested and the same thing happens. Anyone have any suggestions? :(

It worked fine on our desktop, but is not working on my laptop.

Thanks!

LeTemplar
01-30-2008, 09:15 AM
Great idea, thanks Turbine :)