URGENT SUPERNOVA NEWS FOR FEB 10 2022

Hello Supernova!

There’s a giant retail client update incoming today that will change how inventories are handled, and updating to the most up-to-date retail client can mess with private server functionality. As well, updating Windower or Ashita can too. As such, do NOT update your client at all until instructed to do so by Supernova staff, if you want to not have issues with playing here.

Steps below are provided to prevent updates for Windower and Ashita, and these have been graciously provided by Supernova players Sassi, Monka, and Souvlaki.

Please click the Jump Link below to find steps for your appropriate connection method.

PREVENTING WINDOWER UPDATES

This will assume use of the built-in firewall software with Windows. If you have a different firewall application or are playing on a different OS, you will need to perform equivalent steps accordingly.

  • Open Windows Defender and select Advanced Settings
  • Select Outbound Rules on the left panel and New Rule on the right-hand side
  • Select Program and click Next
  • Browse to your Windower installation directory, select windower.exe and click Next when finished
  • Select Block the connection and click Next.
  • Apply the rule universally (to Domain, Public, and Private networks) and click Next
  • Name the rule something logical, like Block Windower Updates and click Finish

You should now see Block Windower Updates at the top of the list of rules in Windows Defender Firewall. You can close the firewall app and Windower will not update now until you disable the rule.

PREVENTING ASHITA UPDATES

  • On the desktop, create a text file, and name it “Block Ashita Updates.txt”

Open the file in your preferred text editor and copy the text below into the file:

CD /D "C:\[Your Ashita Installation Directory]"
start Ashita.exe --noupdate
exit

REPLACE [YOUR ASHITA INSTALLATION DIRECTORY] WITH THE DIRECTORY WHERE YOU HAVE ASHITA INSTALLED.

example: I have it installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Ashita V3 so I have replaced it accordingly.

Save the file to the desktop as a batch file.

Close the text editor and run Block Ashita Updates.bat from the desktop. Ashita should now load without updating.

We’re hoping these measures will be temporary as the LSB staff works to bring us all up to snuff with the new retail client and can ensure compatibility. If you run into any issues with these steps, please reach out at the #ffxisupport channel on our Discord server.

Thank you
Supernova Staff

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