- I. Overview
- II. Changelog
- III. Autopatching vs Manual Patching
- IV. The Manual Patching Process
- V. Tips and Tricks
Manual Patching in Ragnarok Online is, as the name implies, manually downloading several Ragnarok Online files from a server and placing them in a directory where the Patch Client will recognize and integrate them to the already existing files of a player's PC. This offers an alternative way for players to download game files other than the regular Patch Client we are all familiar with.
III. Autopatching vs Manual Patching
Autopatching is an easy and seamless way of downloading the game files. It assures you that all relevant patches that are made available by Level Up! will completely downloaded. I'd only recommend manual patching if a) a certain file failed to be downloaded; or B) a new Ragnarok episode is implemented where the servers usually get congested from the large number of users downloading huge files at the same time.
IV. The Manual Patching Process
- On your browser, go to ftp://fpatch.ragnarok.com.ph
The patch/ folder hosts non-Sakray files while sakpatch/ is the directory for files needed to run Sakray.
- If a message in your Patch Client says "Failed to get...," copy the file name and look it up (use Ctrl + F or any similar command on your browser for a faster search).
Example: If you are having difficulty in downloading 2010-12-22data_gm.gpf, look for it at the FTP site and download the file. You can also use a download manager with resume capabilities for downloading large patches.
- After downloading the file, place the file(s) in your RO folder (usually C:\Program Files\Gravity\RagnarokOnline) and run Patch Client.
Start the game when you get the "Patch process completed" message.
V. Tips and Tricks
- Clear your Temporary Internet Files/Cache first after a failed download through Patch Client so that are no traces of previously failed files.
- Make sure that your RO folder is not set to "Read Only"
- For Windows 7/Vista users, right-click on your RO icon, then select "Run as Administrator" in order to prevent "Failed to write..." problems