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Installation Instructions Overview

The following is taken directly from http://nasomi.com/instruction.php

Please follow these instructions as closely as possible. It's very easy to miss a step or overlook something, and then nothing will work.

  • Prerequisites: utorrent
  • Step 1: Download the Final Fantasy XI Installer as a torrent here.
  • Step 2. 32-bit users launch FFXISETUP.exe and install everything.
    • 64-bit Windows users launch 64bit POL, then launch FFXISETUP.exe and install everything EXCEPT Playonline
  • Step 3: Open the “update files” folder, and select all the files and copy them
  • Step 4: Open the directory you installed into, for example: C:\Program Files\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\Final Fantasy XI\
  • Step 5: Paste the update files you just copied into this folder. Click overwrite on any duplicates.
  • Step 6: Launch PlayOnline, it will briefly update, and then restart.
  • Step 7: Click “Existing Members” and enter POL ID ABCD1234 and click register, then click login
  • Step 8: On the left side click “Check Files” and CHANGE THE DROPDOWN to read FINAL FANTASY XI.
  • Step 9: Click “Check Now”, this process will take some time. Eventually it will come up with “Repair”. Select that. This can take a few hours.
  • Step 10: Open your install directory and find Playonline\SquareEnix\PlayonlineViewer\ to find and copy the 'data' folder.
  • Step 11: Back out and open Playonline\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI\ and paste the data folder into this directory.
  • Step 12: Open the “Visual C++ Runtimes” folder and install ALL 3 files in the folder.
    • You will now ALSO need to CLICK HERE AND DOWNLOAD an additional runtime, and install it as well.
  • Step 13: Open the “Ashita” folder and right click Ashita and run as administrator.
  • Step 14: Click on one of the server profiles and edit to suit your preferences, or double click to launch.
  • Step 15: Follow the instructions on the black screen.
  • Step 16: See you in game!

Install Step-by-Step

This is a personal guide I've put together as some folks may not be particularity computer savvy, or may not speak English as their native language. If you have any tips, comments, images for a different OS to share about this guide please email me petz.ffxi@gmail.com. If you are having trouble, go to IRC and ask for help with your installation. Please don't email me, I don't check this email enough to get a reply back to you.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: utorrent

* uTorrent is needed in order to download the files you will need to continue.

  • Yes you can use a diffrent Torrent, but you are on your own for how to configure and utalize it.

Step 1

Step 1: Download the Final Fantasy XI Installer as a torrent here.
  • To download the file, please access the installation page.
  • As soon as you click the Torrent Link, the program will ask you to select the file to open it with.

uTorrent Install Guide

  • Click OK
  • Click Next
  • Read the warning, click Next
  • Read the Agreement; click on I Agree if you agree and understand all of the details!
  • Select the location to install uTorrent into. Default: C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent
    • Note this is for a 64-bit OS; as this guide was written for Windows 8/10 users and with a 64-bit OS.
    • Your default location may not be C:\Program Files (x86) and is instead C:\Program Files
  • Under configuration, I opted to check the first box and leave the 2nd empty.
    • Pick the option that works best for you.
  • Click Yes
  • I highly recommend unchecking all three of the “Ask.com” Toolbar Extensions. Click “I Agree”
  • A UAC Notice may pop up unless you have disabled that.
    • Select the options that are right for your computer
    • Click Allow Access

uTorrent Download

  • You will see your torrent running once you have installed uTorrent successfully
    • It may take a number of hours to finish the download. This is based on # of seeders and your connection's setting/configuration.
    • Notice for metered ISP users Please note that this is a 5.81 GIG file. Make sure that you are aware of this and the potential cost that you may have for downloading the files. You may want to download this over time to avoid monetary penalties.
  • The Files that this Torrent will be downloading are:
  • Tip: While you have time, why not go visit the Rules page and read up on how to avoid getting in trouble?
  • TipOnce your torrent is completed, consider Seeding to help others that are trying to download the files.
  • Otherwise you can close down the program and move onto the next step.

Step 2

Step 2. 32-bit users launch FFXISETUP.exe and install everything.
64-bit Windows users launch 64bit POL, then launch FFXISETUP.exe and install everything EXCEPT Playonline

Notice: I am using Windows 8 to complete this install, so you may have a few different details or the images may not exactly match your screen. - Petz

Knowing what OS you are using

  • Locate My PC or My Computer from your start menu or on your desktop.
  • R-click on the Icon and select Properties
  • A new window will open up
  • Locate the OS Details - System Type - As this will inform you what bit OS you have.

64-bit OS Users Start here

64-bit Windows users launch 64bit POL, then launch FFXISETUP.exe and install everything EXCEPT PlayOnline
  • Navigate to where you downloaded the Torrent Files
  • Locate the 64bit POL Application
  • R-Click on the file and select Run as Administrator
  • A User Account Control pop up will appear.
    • Make sure it says Program name: 64bit POL.exe
    • Click on Yes

PlayOnline Viewer & Tera Master - InstallShield Wizard

  • Click Next
  • Click on Next after reading the notice about background applications.
    • Temporary disable any virus scanner software if you wish
  • Read the License Agreement and notice we are breaking it by continuing and playing on a Private Server
  • Click the radio button next to I accept the terms of the license agreement
  • Click Next
  • Make note of the Default Location as you will need it in future Steps
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline
    • If you select to move the file to a different location, then make take note of where that is.
    • ProTip: Whatever you do, do not install anything to the desktop
  • Click Next
  • A an outline will be displayed of the details that you are about to take
    • Installed: PlayOnline Viewer, Tetra Master
    • Destination: C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline
  • Click Next
    • Wait for the files to be installed along with the registry details. Shouldn't take much time
    • I recommend unchecking the 2 check boxes asking to add icons as you wont ever use these again.
  • Click Finish
  • Time to continue with the next step that is needed. See the section for 32-bit users and continue the adventure.

32-bit OS Users Can skip above and start here

Step 2. 32-bit users launch FFXISETUP.exe and install everything.
  • Navigate to where you downloaded the Torrent Files
  • Locate the FFXISETUP application file
  • R-Click on the file and select Run as Administrator
  • A User Account Control pop up will appear.
    • Make sure it says Program name: InstallScript Setup Launcher
    • Click on Yes
  • You will begin to install the FINAL FANTASY XI: Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition in the new window

FINAL FANTASY XI: Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition

  • Read the License Agreement and notice we are breaking it by continuing and playing on a Private Server
  • Click the radio button next to I accept the terms of the license agreement
  • Click Next
  • You will see that the program is extracting all of the files that were compressed in the three Data Files
    • You can opt to send this to the background if you want.
    • The 3 Data Files are: FINALFANTASYXI.Data.001, FINALFANTASYXI.Data.002, FINALFANTASYXI.Data.003
    • They were part of your Torrent
      • This is one of the stages where you can browse the Wiki, Read the Rules, Check the Forums, or do something else for a bit. Just keep checking back in with the progress. - Petz
    • A new window will appear when the file extraction has been completed.

FINAL FANTASY XI: Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition

  • Click Next
  • REMOVE the check next to PlayOnline Viewer just like the Install instructions stated.
  • (img)
  • Yes to continue

FINAL FANTASY XI: InstallShield Wizard (CORE)

  • Click Next
  • Take Note on the background applications
    • Disable your Virus Scanner if you wish
  • Click Next
  • Read the License Agreement and notice we are breaking it by continuing and playing on a Private Server
  • Click YES
  • Using that default location I mentioned above make sure that the installation will be located in there.
    • Forgot the location? C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline
    • You'll need this location again later on.
  • Click Next
  • A an outline will be displayed of the details.
    • Installed: Final Fantasy XI
    • Destination: C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline
  • Click Next
  • The files for Core, Rise of the Zilart, Chains of Promathia, Treasures of Aht Urhgan
    • Sit back and watch the game's files be installed.
    • Try not to think about how many of these will need to be updated later on!
    • Focus on the badass art of Yoshitaka Amano
    • Get comfy as this will be a while.
  • Unchek the “create Shortcus for FFxi on your desktop; we wont ever use it.
  • Click Finish
Core FFXI is now installed! Just the rest of the expansions to go… Going to be short and to the point on these. -Petz

FINAL FANTASY XI: Rise of the Zilart InstallShield Wizard

  • Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Click YES
  • Wait for files to install
  • Click Finish

FINAL FANTASY XI: Chains of Promathia InstallShield Wizard

  • Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Click YES
  • Wait for files to install
  • Click Finish

FINAL FANTASY XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan InstallShield Wizard

  • Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Click YES
  • Wait for files to install
  • Click Finish
  • Pat yourself on a job well done! You can now move on to step 3…
    • Try not to cry please.

Step 3

Step 3: Open the “update files” folder, and select all the files and copy them
  • Remember that default folder location? Well open it up.
    • Forgot? m( - C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline
  • You'll need to copy/pasta the 37 files in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\update files
  • Click anywhere in the folder and press the Control and A keys (CTRL + A) at the same time.
    • You'll see they are highlighted
  • Now press the Control and C keys (CTRL + C) to copy them.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the directory you installed into, for example: C:\Program Files\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\Final Fantasy XI\
  • Actual Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\Final Fantasy XI
  • I suggest scrolling down to the bottom of the list of files and clicking there before the next step. Just to avoid pasting into a folder.

Step 5

Step 5: Paste the update files you just copied into this folder. Click overwrite on any duplicates.
  • Make sure you don't have a folder highlighted
  • Press the Control and V keys (Control + V) to paste the files.
  • If it prompts you; select Replace or overwrite duplicates
  • If prompted that you need permissions, check the “Do this for all current items” and press the Continue button.

Step 6

Step 6: Launch PlayOnline, it will briefly update, and then restart.
  • Go here: C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\PlayOnlineViewer\
  • Locate the pol application
  • R-click and run as admin
  • UAC will prompt you; make sure it is pol.exe and click the yes button

PlayOnline Viewer Ver.1.18.00p

  • Click Next
  • Click Update to begin the PlayOnline Viewer Update
    • Files will be checked and then updated
    • Click on the OK button after the Version Update is Complete.
    • Click on Next to restart the PlayOnline Viewer

Step 7

Step 7: Click “Existing Members” and enter POL ID ABCD1234 and click register, then click login

PlayOnline Viewer Ver.1.18.15e

  • Click on the For PlayOnline Members button
  • Enter the account details as listed above
    • Member Name: ABCD1234
    • PlayOnline ID: ABCD1234
  • Verify your details and continue
  • Click on the PlayOnline Now! button
  • You should now be taken to the normal PlayOnline window that a normal Retail Player would see when they attempt to log in.

Step 8

Step 8: On the left side click “Check Files” and CHANGE THE DROPDOWN to read FINAL FANTASY XI.

PlayOnline Viewer Ver.1.18.15e

  • On the left hand side locate the Check Files Button
  • Click on it.
  • Under Check Files, locate the drop down box and select Final Fantasy XI
    • The dropdown should show “Final Fantasy XI Ver.Unknown”
  • Click on the Check Files Button

Troubleshooting

Check files only has PlayOnline Viewer and Tetra as drop-down options
This happens most often when Step 4 & Step 5 of the install were missed, or not all files were overwritten.

Step 9

Step 9: Click “Check Now”, this process will take some time. Eventually it will come up with “Repair”. Select that. This can take a few hours.

PlayOnline Viewer Ver.1.18.15e

  • Once check is done, click on the File Repair Button
    • I had a lot more files to repair than this image shows. Sorry!
  • Click on Yes; you want to start the file repair
  • When the repair is complete, click on the OK button
  • From the PlayOnline Viwer, click the Exit Viewer button

Step 10

Step 10: Open your install directory and find Playonline\SquareEnix\PlayonlineViewer\ to find and copy the 'data' folder.
  • Go here: C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\PlayOnlineViewer\
  • Open the folder and locate the data folder and R-click on the folder
  • Locate the copy option of the menu; this will copy the folder and all content

Step 11

Step 11: Back out and open Playonline\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI\ and paste the data folder into this directory.
  • Go here next: C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI
  • In the FFXI folder, R-Click anywhere that is not a folder.
    • I recommend that you scroll down below the folders
  • R-click with your mouse and select Paste from the menu
  • The files/folder will begin to copy over
  • When you are prompted by the pop-up, select Replace the files in the detestation option

Step 12

Step 12: Open the “Visual C++ Runtimes” folder and install ALL 3 files in the folder.
You will now ALSO need to CLICK HERE AND DOWNLOAD an additional runtime, and install it as well.
  • Go here next: C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\Visual C++ Runtimes
  • Double click on the VS2010 application
    • The UAC will pop up and ask you to allow the vcredist_x86.exe file to run
    • Click on Yes
    • Files will be extracted and then the MS Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable Set Up will pop up
    • Read the license terms, and if you agree click the box next to I have read and accept the license terms
      • I recommend leaving the Yes send all the things to Microsoft blank
    • Click on the Install button
    • It will be a fast install, so click Finish when this one is done
    • On to the next one!
  • Double click on the VS2012 application
    • For this one, I did not get a UAC pop up, but that will come shortly
    • Read the license terms, and if you agree click the box next to I have read and accept the license terms for the MS Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) - 12.0.21005 file
    • Click on the Install Button (here comes the UAC pop up!)
    • The UAC will pop up and ask you to allow the vcredist_x86.exe file to run
    • Click on Yes
    • This should also be a fast install, so click Close when you see the Setup Successful
    • On to the third one!
  • Double click on the VS2013 application
    • For this one, I did not get a UAC pop up, but that will come shortly
    • Read the license terms, and if you agree click the box next to I have read and accept the license terms for the MS Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) - 11.0.61030 file
    • Click on the Install Button (here comes the UAC pop up!)
    • The UAC will pop up and ask you to allow the vcredist_x86.exe file to run
    • Click on Yes
    • Again a fast install, so click Close when you see the Setup Successful
    • On to the Final one!

The install page has the link, so if you need it go to http://nasomi.com/instruction.php and locate the link in step 11 of the page.

  • Depending on your web browser the file may install somewhere that is annoying to locate, and if you need it again it'll be a pain to remember.
  • So this time instead of clicking on the link: CLICK HERE AND DOWNLOAD I want you to move your mouse over the link
  • R-click the link and locate the Save Link As option from the menu
    • Locate the C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\Visual C++ Runtimes folder
    • Keep the file name as-is; vc_redist.x86 (a Binary File)
    • Click on the Save button
  • Open the C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\Visual C++ Runtimes folder
  • Double click on the vc_redist.x86
    • For this one, I did not get a UAC pop up, but that will come shortly
    • Read the license terms, and if you agree click the box next to I have read and accept the license terms for the MS Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) - 14.0.23026 file
    • Click on the Install Button (here comes the UAC pop up!)
    • The UAC will pop up and ask you to allow the VC_redist_x86.exe file to run
    • Click on Yes
    • This should also be a fast install, so click Close when you see the Setup Successful

Step 13

Step 13: Open the “Ashita” folder and right click Ashita and run as administrator.
  • Go back to the default location and locate the Ashita folder
    • Seriously, you need the location? m( DELETEME (J/K)
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\
  • Click on the Ashita Application, not the Ashita.dll
    • It's the one that looks like a Moogle
  • R-Click the file to run as an admin
  • UAC will pop up and ask you to approve the Ashita.exe file
  • Click on Yes

Make a shortcut to Ashita

  • Go here: C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\Ashita
  • As before, locate the Ashita Application
  • R-click on it and mouse over the Send To option
  • Select Desktop (create shortcut) to place a shortcut to the launcher

Troubleshooting

The Ashita folder is already in the location that it needs to be if you used the Torrent to download. If not, locate the folder that we've been calling the default location and move the folder there. Do not try and run the game with the Ashita folder somewhere else!

Step 14

Step 14: Click on one of the server profiles and edit to suit your preferences, or double click to launch.
  • A new window will appear with 5 settings
  • We will be using these three
    • Nasomi 1920×1080
    • Nasomi 1600×900
    • Nasomi Default
  • The remaining are to connect to the Retail servers (Square Enix) so disregard them
  • For the first time, the main thing you want to modify, if you make any changes, are
    • Profile Name
    • Resolution
  • For more help with configuration of Ashita go here
  • Only a few m ore steps left, lets power onward!

Step 15

Step 15: Follow the instructions on the black screen.
  • If you are new to the Server, go ahead and make a new account
  • Otherwise press 2 and log in
  • Need help with the black window? Go here
  • If you get a Windows Security Alrt, confiigure your firewall to allow access for Ashita's ffxi-bootmod\pol.exe file
    • Click on Allow Access when you are finished selecting the right option for you and your network

Step 16

Step 16: See you in game!
  • Congratulations we are all done!
  • /welcome

config/installing.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/23 04:57 by petz