PlayOnline Viewer Update (Apr. 19)

At the following time, we performed a PlayOnline Viewer version update. *The client update will start automatically after connecting to PlayOnline. Please follow the instructions that appear on your screen. [Date & Time] Apr. 19, 2005 from 0:00 (PDT) [Affected Services] PlayOnline Viewer [Important Update Details] - Friends on "My Friend List" are now shown as being online only when both parties are using the same handles they used for friend registration. *This is basically the same environment as the "Friends Only" privacy setting before March 2005. - A function has been added to the Handle List where unlinked Content IDs can be linked when launching the game from the PlayOnline Viewer. To elaborate, when there is only one handle registered, all Content IDs will automatically be linked to that handle. If there are multiple handles registered, the PlayOnline Viewer Handle List screen will be displayed. - Fixed an issue where chat functions became unavailable when the user moved to a version update screen during a group chat, then cancelled the version update. - Added a process that checks whether the installed software is a beta version or an official version upon launch of contents. - Fixed some other minor issues. [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.)


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this is pissing me off
# Apr 21 2005 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
Alright, its 3:12 PST here and STILL cant long into POL and im getting really pissed because ive been getting the same error code for 3 days now. the error code is POL-1160 and idk if anyone else si still getting this error but i hate it. So can someone please tell me if im teh only one getting this error code or if its just me.
You've got Mail!
# Apr 20 2005 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
Welcome to the new AOL. Bascially this is probably the same problem that they were having for awhile. The programmer's were never expecting this much popularity with this program. I hope the response time for SE is better than AOL's but I'm not counting on it. Until they create more FTP servers this is going to probably keep happening every month (or whenever they send a patch) so youall have better get used to it. Me, I'm going to sleep this nightmare off. You should too... ;)

Rank 5 - All Jobs between 17 and 33 - World A$ura
# Apr 20 2005 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
Is anyone else having trouble with todays upgrade? I have been trying to download this damn thing for 5 HOURS!!!!! Every time my download gets to around 30% it shuts out and tells me the server is busy.... Please let me know if you are having the same problem!
Long Time
# Apr 20 2005 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Wed Apr 20 22:55:52 2005
# Apr 20 2005 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent

thats the number to call to ***** them out, but guess what, theyre closed for the night.

so who the **** is running the server?
# Apr 20 2005 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
Guys..u still having probs?
# Apr 20 2005 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
Does it take any1 here a very long time to download the update because it tells me it will take about 10 hours? Can some1 plz tell me how long it should take.
xp system?
# Apr 20 2005 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
81 posts
Anyone know if this update includes the exp system changes that were mentioned?

Edited, Wed Apr 20 11:21:29 2005
RE: xp system?
# Apr 20 2005 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
This update was only for POL Viewer, not FFXI. The one for FFXI is later today and that will include the changes to the EXP post level 50.
# Apr 20 2005 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
the difference between pst and est is pacific standard time and eastern standard time. pst is 3 hours behind est.
To all ye whiners
# Apr 20 2005 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
To all ye who whines about the down tinme

You do all realise that SE is getting attacked by some /random morrons.
Also that since FFXI is an online game,... well as every other online game, it's sustained by updates and paying costumers(sp?)...

also what do you think appends when the update ends:
PL1: woot teh server is up, logging in
PL2: w00t teh server is up, imma log in
PL3: YAY the server is up, time to log
PLn: hurray, gotta log in now

now imagine that the server is infact a big building with 100 doors, and 80 000 people wants to enter AT THE SAME TIME

now do you get it why it's hard to log?...
so now stop whining and go out take some fresh air or something
First 50 baby
# Apr 20 2005 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
I got lucky and was one of the first 50 on Asura, it was hilarious seeing Lower jeuno empty except for 4 other people.
RE: First 50 baby
# Apr 20 2005 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
O.o, only 4 in lower jeuno.... now that is something i want to see ^^
GRRR*kills SE*
# Apr 19 2005 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
Read the subhect. Pissin me off..need to make gillz for ******** of items, NIN is so expensive.............................
what ever
# Apr 19 2005 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
I managed to make it in but not until 5:15pm CST

Thats about 15 min after the servers were supost to be back up. From what I can tell. All the Playonline servers were down for at least most of the maintance. Then the servers went back up and people started loging on. Of course. The massive flood of people trying to get on made getting that initial connection a bit of a problem. But its up and running. :) till tomorow anyway.
Just me?
# Apr 19 2005 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
3,379 posts
Is this another one of those weird maintenances where if you were logged in previous to the update, you stay logged in, just noone else can get in? or have they actually shut down the entire network of games as well as POL Viewer?

::Official Message Said::
POL Viewer, FFXI, and Tetramaster will be unavailable during this time.

However, I've had a few weird things where I'm able to stay in if I left my comp logged. The game search and everything is just messed up.
RE: Just me?
# Apr 20 2005 at 12:31 PM Rating: Excellent
You can stay on for about 5 minutes after they say it's gonna start, but then you disconnect. You're friends (like me) like to push it for as much time as possible. Besides, we all know the maintenance is just the GMs camping all the good NMs and getting rid of the players and enjoying Lower Jeuno without lag.
RE: Just me?
# Apr 19 2005 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
I don't know. The offical site says all servers are down, but when i looged onto my friend's list it still showed people on and in FF.
Have Fun =P
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 19 2005 at 3:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 7 hours later.....nothing. Hey World of Warcraft is looking pretty damn good, maybe i'll pick one up at Wal-Mart tonight.
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:57 PM Rating: Excellent
24 posts
There is allways someone on its not there fault that some morons are hacking you know?
SE can die
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
230 posts
Gawd I just want to play already!!!!

I got the update over 2 hours ago, then it wont let me back on. . .

# Apr 19 2005 at 1:51 PM Rating: Default
What really gets me is POL could do their maintenance in the wee hours of the night when there is less activity....
RE: maintenance
# Apr 20 2005 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
Inconsiderate :P You know people all over the world play this ya? :D No matter what time they do it, they will cramp someone's style. So we gotta move on. If you haven't noticed they do updates at random times, not just during US time.
RE: maintenance
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
and heaven forbid POL would have to give up time out of their lives in order to make all their paying customers happy...
RE: maintenance
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
they cant do that b/c then the japanese wouldnt be able to play. they would rather torture us. they never do the updates during there time
RE: maintenance
# Apr 20 2005 at 12:28 AM Rating: Decent
That's a bunch of bs.
RE: maintenance
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
woops lol didnt mean to do that haha

Edited, Tue Apr 19 14:54:37 2005
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Guys i know i have said this im sry for repeating it they have been getting attacked some morons are trying to ...HACK... FFXI
thats what they are trying to fix
some moron hacking the login server so they can play for free .....
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Just checked Information about 10 minutes looks like 3:00pm PDT time ><
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:40 PM Rating: Good
This is some spit right here...

First off they schedule an update on 4/20... the best day of the year to get seriously blazed and play video games all day.

Then, they **** up log in the day before so no one can play before hand.

RE: ft
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:44 PM Rating: Default
good point Turdfurgeson, i didnt even think of that... stupid anti-stoners... don't they know we are the ones who put food on there table!!!!
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
ok.... its 2:36 pm EST time and i still can't log in... i keep getting the same POL error (POL-0206) /sigh why do they have to pick the week i have vacation to ***** off!!!!
Is it working?
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
Reading a few posts, I'm gathering that some of you have been able to log in recently (since 2pm EST/11 am PST). Cause I sure as hell can't log back in yet >.<!
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
well ok then lol tankies wet :D better go log onto my ps2 catch yall later (tommorrow most likely)
# Apr 19 2005 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Yes HelenZass
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