FFXI On Vista
Of course the issue is that I’m running Vista on my laptop. Generally Vista and everything else don’t get along, this holds true for FFXI. But… With a simple trick it does work. Here’s the deal, when ever you need to patch, you MUST run PlayOnline/FFXI as administrator (aka: right click on the short cut and click “Run As Administrator”). That way you’ll have permission to write the patch files to the harddrive. I don’t know about non-patch runs, but I found it was easier to simply always run it as an administrator.