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Beta client officially ready to download :D

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  • vmopedvmoped Athens, GAPosts: 1,708Member

    Originally posted by DeaconX

    Where the heck is this thing downloading it to -- I couldn't choose a download directory.... which is not cool.  I have a separate drive for games, away from my OS on an SSD...

     It downloads the files to the same place you have the .exe file you downloaded.

    Cheers!

    edit: The files are gw2.exe, gw2.tmp, and Gw2.dat

    Hope that helps ya mate!

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  • kanezfankanezfan margate, FLPosts: 482Member


    Originally posted by Epicent

    Originally posted by joocheese

    Originally posted by Margrave

    This download sucks. Can't get the link in the invite email to work, their site download link for the install exe doesn't work either. This is just sad. To me this is a bad sign, starting off with people not even able to download the installer. Wow. It's not like they don't have the numbers of how many have pre-purchased.... sad.
    No, I know... if I was stuck as well I would be pulling out whatever little hair remains on my head. Thankfully I got a jump start on the downloading. 48% woot!


    10 percent here :). you guys sure this is the north american client? I see a bunch of flags in the upper right hand part of the client. everyone else have this? the top one looks like a mix between american flags among others.

    There's no NA or EU client. There's an english client, a german client, and a french client.

  • DeaconXDeaconX Toronto, ONPosts: 3,067Member

    Originally posted by vmoped

    Originally posted by DeaconX

    Where the heck is this thing downloading it to -- I couldn't choose a download directory.... which is not cool.  I have a separate drive for games, away from my OS on an SSD...

     It downloads the files to the same place you have the .exe file you downloaded.

    Cheers!

    Thank you :) that's not a bad thing as that's on the same drive as my games ;)

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  • FalcomithFalcomith Hastings, FLPosts: 800Member

    Originally posted by DeaconX

    Where the heck is this thing downloading it to -- I couldn't choose a download directory.... which is not cool.  I have a separate drive for games, away from my OS on an SSD...

    Its dowloads to where you saved the EXE you downloaded. According to the instructions its recommended you make your own GW2 beta folder on Desktop. Move the exe that you downloaded to that folder and run it from there. That is where all the files will be.

  • poweruopoweruo MallingPosts: 30Member

    Been done for quiet some time now with the downloading. Right now i just have it open for the VERY soothing background music. Well done ANet

  • EpicentEpicent Pierre Part, LAPosts: 647Member

    Originally posted by DeaconX

    Where the heck is this thing downloading it to -- I couldn't choose a download directory.... which is not cool.  I have a separate drive for games, away from my OS on an SSD...

    when you download it. before you double click and open it, right click it and open containing folder. then drag it out to your desktop. from here right click your desktop and make a new folder. name that folder Guild Wars 2 Beta. Then take the exe file you downloaded and put it in that folder. then open it and start downloading.

  • joocheesejoocheese San Antonio, TXPosts: 845Member

    Originally posted by Epicent

    Originally posted by joocheese


    Originally posted by Margrave

    This download sucks. Can't get the link in the invite email to work, their site download link for the install exe doesn't work either. This is just sad. To me this is a bad sign, starting off with people not even able to download the installer. Wow. It's not like they don't have the numbers of how many have pre-purchased.... sad.

    No, I know... if I was stuck as well I would be pulling out whatever little hair remains on my head. Thankfully I got a jump start on the downloading. 48% woot!

    10 percent here :). you guys sure this is the north american client? I see a bunch of flags in the upper right hand part of the client. everyone else have this? the top one looks like a mix between american flags among others.

    Yeah, I'm downloading the same one. Its a half American half British flag, then you have the German and French flags. I can't guarantee 100% that it is the NA server, but others have said that it is most likely for us in NA. Lets cross our fingers haha.

    53% :-)

  • just1opinionjust1opinion Kansas City, MOPosts: 4,844Member

     

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  • EpicentEpicent Pierre Part, LAPosts: 647Member

    Originally posted by kanezfan

     




    Originally posted by Epicent





    Originally posted by joocheese






    Originally posted by Margrave



    This download sucks. Can't get the link in the invite email to work, their site download link for the install exe doesn't work either. This is just sad. To me this is a bad sign, starting off with people not even able to download the installer. Wow. It's not like they don't have the numbers of how many have pre-purchased.... sad.






    No, I know... if I was stuck as well I would be pulling out whatever little hair remains on my head. Thankfully I got a jump start on the downloading. 48% woot!





    10 percent here :). you guys sure this is the north american client? I see a bunch of flags in the upper right hand part of the client. everyone else have this? the top one looks like a mix between american flags among others.



     

    There's no NA or EU client. There's an english client, a german client, and a french client.



    Seeing as everything on the downloader is in english, would it be a safe assumption to say that this is indeed the english client? :P

  • EpicentEpicent Pierre Part, LAPosts: 647Member

    Originally posted by joocheese

    Originally posted by Epicent


    Originally posted by joocheese


    Originally posted by Margrave

    This download sucks. Can't get the link in the invite email to work, their site download link for the install exe doesn't work either. This is just sad. To me this is a bad sign, starting off with people not even able to download the installer. Wow. It's not like they don't have the numbers of how many have pre-purchased.... sad.

    No, I know... if I was stuck as well I would be pulling out whatever little hair remains on my head. Thankfully I got a jump start on the downloading. 48% woot!

    10 percent here :). you guys sure this is the north american client? I see a bunch of flags in the upper right hand part of the client. everyone else have this? the top one looks like a mix between american flags among others.

    Yeah, I'm downloading the same one. Its a half American half British flag, then you have the German and French flags. I can't guarantee 100% that it is the NA server, but others have said that it is most likely for us in NA. Lets cross our fingers haha.

    53% :-)



    Why does it have the flags of all 3 clients. that doesnt make sense to me. maybe everyone gets the same downloader and it directs you to the correct client someway?

  • joocheesejoocheese San Antonio, TXPosts: 845Member

    YES!! finally got the emal!! it feels more official now. I feel like I just got picked for a team in the school yard haha.

    Luckily, I didn't wait for the email to start downloading the client - 57% woot!

  • DeaconXDeaconX Toronto, ONPosts: 3,067Member

    Already at 10% not bad...

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  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    The client launcher is the dowloader/patcher as well. You will end up with the GW2.exe and the GW2.dat file, which is where all the everything else is kept.

    The .exe will download the client  to the folder it is located in, so just put the .exe where you want the game stored. If you already DL'd it, but want to move it, just move the .exe and the .dat to where ever you want it. Just keep them in the same folder as each other. Even though the .dat is big, it's just a single file and on most systems can be moved around pretty quickly.

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  • atticusbcatticusbc Posts: 1,069Member Uncommon

    go away 502

  • joocheesejoocheese San Antonio, TXPosts: 845Member

    I'm getting a headache from continuously staring at the computer while watching the GW2 downloader making its way to the 100% mark. Going to have to take some tylenol! haha

    62%!!

  • boikymarboikymar Rocklin, CAPosts: 60Member

    I'm getting a login error when I enter my username and password! Password reset isn't working and I've put in every single password that I use! Can anyone help?

  • joocheesejoocheese San Antonio, TXPosts: 845Member

    Originally posted by boikymar

    I'm getting a login error when I enter my username and password! Password reset isn't working and I've put in every single password that I use! Can anyone help?

    When all else fails, email Anet and/or GW2 team and ask them for help. Everytime I've asked them for anything, they were very quick to answer and help me out.

  • GezusGezus Osoyoos, BCPosts: 10Member

    anyone have an alternate lnk for the client download? .. been staring at 502 for an hour now.

     

  • RivalenRivalen TaviraPosts: 503Member

    Downloading at 1MB per sec...not bad.

    Somehow i expected much worse and a much harder process, "download to the directory you like and double click" is by far the easiest method i've seen.

  • kanezfankanezfan margate, FLPosts: 482Member


    Originally posted by boikymar
    I'm getting a login error when I enter my username and password! Password reset isn't working and I've put in every single password that I use! Can anyone help?

    What are you trying to login to?

  • darkhalf357xdarkhalf357x Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,164Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Gezus

    anyone have an alternate lnk for the client download? .. been staring at 502 for an hour now.

     

    Me too :-(  There site is more than likely overloaded.  While fustrating, leads to a great sign of the interest :-)

     

    Edit: Just visited the help link and it basically says "try again later" if you get 502 errors :-P

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  • boikymarboikymar Rocklin, CAPosts: 60Member

    Originally posted by kanezfan

     




    Originally posted by boikymar

    I'm getting a login error when I enter my username and password! Password reset isn't working and I've put in every single password that I use! Can anyone help?




     

    What are you trying to login to?

    The link that it takes you to when you click the beta email.

  • sonoggisonoggi tdot, ONPosts: 1,119Member

    Anet fail. i had to use the cloudfront link someone posted. thanks a lot for that. im disappointed they didnt prepare for this, considering all the hype.

  • darkhalf357xdarkhalf357x Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,164Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by sonoggi

    Anet fail. i had to use the cloudfront link someone posted. thanks a lot for that. im disappointed they didnt prepare for this, considering all the hype.

    I hear ya, but the volume has to be rediculous... cant really blame them for that.

    Can you post the cloudfront link?  How can you trust its not a virus?

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  • kanezfankanezfan margate, FLPosts: 482Member

     




    Originally posted by sonoggi

    Anet fail. i had to use the cloudfront link someone posted. thanks a lot for that. im disappointed they didnt prepare for this, considering all the hype.



     

    Did you notice that the cloudfront link went [Mod Edit]

    As in it's hosted by Anet? So not a fail, just it's being hammered by hundreds of thousands of people simultaneously.

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