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PlayOnline: All Worlds Maintenance & PlayOnline Update (Feb 20)
Posted by: Cuer - Tue Feb 14th, 2006 01:12 pm EST
From:FINAL FANTASY XI
Feb. 18, 2006 09:00 [PST]

File Size for Feb. 20 Update

An update for FINAL FANTASY XI is currently scheduled for Feb. 20, 2006. Approximate file sizes and installation times for this update are shown below.

* Several downloadable files may be skipped during or after the version update. However this will not affect the installation process after the download ends.

[File size for clients with "Chains of Promathia" installed.]

"PlayStation 2" Version
Downloadable file size: 18MB
>>Analog modem (56Kbps) users
Volume check: 8 minutes
Download / Unzip: 1 hour, 8 minutes
Installation: 5 minutes
Total: About 1 hour, 21 minutes

>>DSL (1Mbps) users
Volume check: 6 minutes
Download / Unzip: 26 minutes
Installation: 5 minutes
Total: About 37 minutes

Windows Version
Downloadable file size: 22MB
>>Analog modem (56Kbps) users
Volume check: 6 minutes, 30 seconds
Download / Unzip: 1 hours, 23 minutes
Installation: 1 minutes
Total: About 1 hours, 29 minutes, 30 seconds
>>DSL (1Mbps) users
Volume check: 5 minutes, 20 seconds
Download / Unzip: 14 minutes
Installation: 1 minutes
Total: About 20 minutes, 20 seconds


[File size for clients without "Chains of Promathia" installed.]

"PlayStation 2" Version
Downloadable file size: 12MB
>>Analog modem (56Kbps) users
Volume check: 6 minutes
Download / Unzip: 47 minutes, 30 seconds
Installation: 2 minutes, 50 seconds
Total: About 56 minutes, 20 seconds

>>DSL (1Mbps) users
Volume check: 3 minute, 40 seconds
Download / Unzip: 13 minutes, 10 seconds
Installation: 2 minutes, 50 seconds
Total: About 19 minutes, 40 seconds

Windows Version
Downloadable file size: 14MB
>>Analog modem (56Kbps) users
Volume check: 4 minutes
Download / Unzip: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Installation: 1 minute
Total: About 1 hour, 7 minutes

>>DSL (1Mbps) users
Volume check: 4 minutes, 30 seconds
Download / Unzip: 8 minutes, 20 seconds
Installation: 1 minute
Total: About 13 minutes, 50 seconds

Xbox 360 Version
Downloadable file size: 27MB
>>DSL (1Mbps) users
Volume check: 4 minutes, 20 seconds
Download / Unzip: 17 minutes
Installation: 2 minutes
Total: About 23 minutes, 20 seconds


*Please note that the above times are for reference only. Download times depend on individual users' network environment and may vary from those shown above. Also, this update will require more time if previous version updates were not completed.

Official PlayOnline Announcement



From:PlayOnline
Feb. 17, 2006 02:00 [PST]

PlayOnline Viewer Update (Feb. 20)

At the following time, we will be performing a version update of the PlayOnline Viewer.

*The client software will also be updated at this time. The version update process will automatically begin upon login after the time stated below. Please follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

*The following updates are for the PlayStation 2 and Windows versions only. They are not reflected in the Xbox 360 version.


[Affected Period]
Feb. 20, 2006 9:00 (PST)

[Affected Services]
PlayOnline services

[Important Update Details]
- Modifications will be made to accommodate Intel Viiv technology.

- Other minor issues will be addressed.

[Notes]
The PlayOnline version update will modify the "pol.exe" file. Certain security/antivirus software may issue a warning, but this is a normal part of the version update process. (Windows version only.)

Official PlayOnline Announcement



From:FINAL FANTASY XI
Feb. 14, 2006 02:00 [PST]

All Worlds Maintenance (Feb. 20)

At the following time, we will be performing FINAL FANTASY XI server maintenance on all Worlds. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XI will be unavailable.

Thank you for your patience.

*The client software will also be updated at this time. Once this maintenance is completed, the client update will start automatically after logging back into FINAL FANTASY XI. Please follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

*You may receive errors such as POL-1160 or POL-0010 during the download process due to heavy server traffic. If you are unable to access the update, we ask that you please wait a while and then try again.

*For the update details, please refer to "Topics" on the official PlayOnline.com web site (http://www.playonline.com/) which will be available on Feb. 20, 2006.

[Affected Period]
Feb. 20, 2006 from 9:00 to 13:00 (PST)
*Maintenance completion time may be subject to change.

[Affected Services]
FINAL FANTASY XI
FINAL FANTASY XI Xbox 360 Beta

Official PlayOnline Announcement



From:FINAL FANTASY XI
Feb. 14, 2006 02:00 [PST]

Auction Restrictions on Certain Items (Feb. 18 - Feb. 20)

During the Feb. 20 maintenance, stack number for items listed below will increase from 12 to 99.

To prepare for this change, the auction of these items will be restricted starting Feb. 18 at 1:00 (PST) until Feb. 20 (the duration of the maintenance period). Players will still be able to bid on items already up for auction. Players will also be able to remove these items from auction if they desire.

We thank you for your understanding.

Affected Items:
Beetle Arrowhd.
Poison Arrowhd.
Arm. Arrowhd.
Bone Arrowhd.
Ice Arrowheads
Holy Bolt Heads
Horn Arrowheads
Sleep Arrowhd.
Gold Arrowhead
Iron Arrowheads
Ltng. Arrowhd.
Vnm. Bolt Heads
Scp. Arrowhd.
Kari. Arrowhd.
Pltm. Arrowhead
Slv. Arrowheads
Bln. Bolt Heads
Bld. Bolt Heads
Demon Arrowhd.
Fang Arrowhd.
Stone Arrowhd.
Fire Arrowheads
Acid Bolt Heads
Slp. Bolt Heads
Brz. Bolt Heads
Dst. Bolt Heads
Yagudo Fltchg.
Mtl. Bolt Heads
Chocobo Fltchg.

* All other items will be unaffected.

* Please refer to the "All Worlds Maintenance (Feb. 20)" article for the details regarding the Feb. 20 maintenance.

Official PlayOnline Announcement



From:FINAL FANTASY XI
Feb. 15, 2006 03:00 [PST]

Auction Restrictions on Certain Items: Follow-Up

The stack number for several items will increase from 12 to 99, and these items will be restricted on the auction house for Feb. 20 maintenance preparation.

In addition to the items that have been announced in the earlier news article, stack number for the following items will increase from 12 to 99.

Bird Fletchings
Insect Fltchg.
Blk. Chc. Fltchg.
G. Bird Fltchg.

We thank you for your understanding.

All Affected Items:
Beetle Arrowhd.
Poison Arrowhd.
Arm. Arrowhd.
Bone Arrowhd.
Ice Arrowheads
Holy Bolt Heads
Horn Arrowheads
Sleep Arrowhd.
Gold Arrowhead
Iron Arrowheads
Ltng. Arrowhd.
Vnm. Bolt Heads
Scp. Arrowhd.
Kari. Arrowhd.
Pltm. Arrowhead
Slv. Arrowheads
Bln. Bolt Heads
Bld. Bolt Heads
Demon Arrowhd.
Fang Arrowhd.
Stone Arrowhd.
Fire Arrowheads
Acid Bolt Heads
Slp. Bolt Heads
Brz. Bolt Heads
Dst. Bolt Heads
Yagudo Fltchg.
Mtl. Bolt Heads
Chocobo Fltchg.
Bird Fletchings
Insect Fltchg.
Blk. Chc. Fltchg.
G. Bird Fltchg.

* All other items will be unaffected.

* Please refer to the "All Worlds Maintenance (Feb. 20)" article for the details regarding the Feb. 20 maintenance.

Official PlayOnline Announcement

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