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KnowOne's easy install guide

Post by Knowone » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:00 am

1. Install the game same as retail
1.a. goto website http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/downlo ... l_win.html download the 4 files and run the setup file. follow the install instructions

2. Download and install patch files
2.a. this will take some time off and you can download this while your downloading the game
2.b. https://www.dropbox.com/s/3w5ymz0x7i53h ... h.zip?dl=0
2.c. open the patch files in order and copy/paste then over your ffxi dir
2.d. open folder ROM\0 in ffxi and delete 0.dat

3. Update the game to retail version
3.a. Run playonline, it will ask to update. Do it then it restarts.
3.b. choose existing user makeup username/pass/account id etc. its doesnt mater whats there
3.c. goto "Check Files" button and click
3.d. toggle to "Final Fantasy XI" and click. Then click check files. --note if any popups occur in any of these steps click cancel and it will continue

4. Once update is done close out. Navigate to the "PlayonlineViewer" folder and copy the file called "Data" and paste it to your "FINAL FANTASY XI" folder
note -- without this step you cant create a character

5. Download Xiloader, link https://github.com/DarkstarProject/xilo ... ses/latest
5.a. move from downloads to the "PlayonlineViewer" folder

6. Download Windower link http://windower.net/
6.a. install
6.b. navigate to the windower folder and right click the "setings" file and open with notepad ++
note -- if you dont have notepad ++ link https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v7.5.6.html
6.c. change file to this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<settings>
<profile name="Era">
<region>US</region>
<consolekey>Grave</consolekey>
<windowmode>Window</windowmode>
<mipmaplevel>1</mipmaplevel>
<uiscale>1.2</uiscale>
<bumpmapping>true</bumpmapping>
<sound>false</sound>
<alwaysenablegamepad>false</alwaysenablegamepad>
<args>--server ffera.com --username</args>
<executable>C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\PlayOnlineViewer\xiloader.exe</executable>
</profile>
</settings>

-- note on executable line you need to set the path of xiloader
-- note to make auto login after char creation change the args line "<args>--server ffera.com --username yourlogin --password yourpassword</args>"

6.d. Save file closeand X it out of notepad ++, if you dont it will erase file on launch
6.e. start windower and double click "Era"

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Re: KnowOne's easy install guide

Post by Knowone » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:41 am

Typical windower settings.xml look
Autologin and multiple accounts

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<settings>
<autoload>
<addon>TParty</addon>
</autoload>
<profile name="1st account">
<region>US</region>
<consolekey>Grave</consolekey>
<windowmode>Window</windowmode>
<mipmaplevel>1</mipmaplevel>
<uiscale>1.2</uiscale>
<bumpmapping>true</bumpmapping>
<sound>false</sound>
<args>--server ffera.com --username name --password pass</args>
<executable>C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\PlayOnlineViewer\xiloader.exe</executable>
</profile>
<profile name="2nd account">
<region>US</region>
<consolekey>Grave</consolekey>
<windowmode>Window</windowmode>
<mipmaplevel>1</mipmaplevel>
<uiscale>1.2</uiscale>
<bumpmapping>true</bumpmapping>
<sound>false</sound>
<args>--server ffera.com --username name --password pass</args>
<executable>C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\PlayOnlineViewer\xiloader.exe</executable>
</profile>
<profile name="3rd account">
<region>US</region>
<consolekey>Grave</consolekey>
<windowmode>Window</windowmode>
<mipmaplevel>1</mipmaplevel>
<uiscale>1.2</uiscale>
<bumpmapping>true</bumpmapping>
<sound>false</sound>
<args>--server ffera.com --username name --password pass</args>
<executable>C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\PlayOnlineViewer\xiloader.exe</executable>
</profile>
</settings>

-- can change profile name to anything you want in the " " section
-- name = your login
-- pass = your password
-- executable line my be different if playonline is installed in a different location

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Re: KnowOne's easy install guide

Post by Kitsune1982 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:11 am

Update: In addition to the instructions above which KnowOne wrote, i should point out there is a new installer on square's website. here is the link. http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/downlo ... l_win.html

this install includes most of the new updated dats and also includes the vista/10 compatible playonline viewer.
just wanted to add this note in case any of you new players couldnt figure out why the old installer wouldnt work.

cheers!

-Kitsune1982 forum name
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