Diablo® III

Aus/NZ Installation Unlock Times

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http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/5338015/Launch_Day_Preparation_Guide-5_7_2012#blog

Early Install

We will be unlocking the game's installer at 8:01 a.m. PDT on May 14. This will allow you to begin installing the game, troubleshoot any issues you run into, download and install the launch day 1.0.1 patch, and be ready to play as soon as the servers come online.


Conversions

NZ - 3.01 am, May 15
Aus East - 1.01 am, May 15
Aus Central - 12.31 am, May 15
Aus West - 11.01 pm, May 14

You have 16 hours to install, patch or troubleshoot errors before the game goes live.

Patch Sizes

US patch will be less than 100MB.

I'd need to check on what the exact size ended up at, but I know it's less than 100MB.


https://twitter.com/#!/Bashiok/statuses/199892529490034688

For other languages, it is up to 1GB.

It depends on the language you are using.

But can reach up to 1 GB!


http://us.battle.net/d3/pt/forum/topic/4876937848#5

Troubleshooting

If you get stuck on downloading, installation or patching, please use tech support:

Battle.net D3 Technical Support:
http://us.battle.net/support/en/games/diablo3/technical-support

Windows:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/5386227/

Mac:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/5386228/
Edited by Hypersonic#1142 on 5/14/2012 5:41 AM PDT
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Thanks for that.

Useful information indeed. Good work!
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So we decided to open the installer earlier so that everyone can be installed and patched, ready to go when the servers unlock.

The Aus/NZ timings for the installer unlock are in the first post above -Thanks for the time conversions Hypersonic :)
Edited by Arcagnion on 5/7/2012 4:04 PM PDT
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Im a little tired atm so sorry if this is a dumb question :)

How long will we have to wait for the servers to unlock after we install & patch ?
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Sweet cheers for that, I shall remote login from work to get it installed and ready to go.
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How long will we have to wait for the servers to unlock after we install & patch ?


For a handy reference, the game servers will go live at:

New Zealand Standard Time: 7:00 PM
Australian Eastern Standard Time: 5:00 PM
Australian Central Standard Time: 4:30 PM
Australian Western Standard Time: 3:00 PM

So if you are in the Australian Eastern Standard Time you have 16 hours to install the game.

Which is excellent and plenty of time to do so and fix any problems. Most welcomed news.

Depending on how long it takes you to install and patch, you may have to wait up to 15-16 hours before you can play. That is assuming you are up at 1am in the morning installing the game.

I know that I will be. There is no rush to do so however as there is plenty of time. : )
Edited by oblivion#1637 on 5/7/2012 5:42 PM PDT
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its great that we have some time to download the day 1 patch before the servers go live, just cuts down 1 more problem that might occur at server launch time.
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Awesome! Thanks for giving us the information!
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I've been wondering, because I'm getting a physical copy of the collectors edition, can I still start the install beforehand or do we need to enter some sort of CD key.

I ask this because when people who bought the digital pre-sale got access to the cleint, some links went up to allow anyone to download the client.
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thanks for the heads up
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I've been wondering, because I'm getting a physical copy of the collectors edition, can I still start the install beforehand or do we need to enter some sort of CD key.

I ask this because when people who bought the digital pre-sale got access to the cleint, some links went up to allow anyone to download the client.


You can install when it unlocks, with or without the CE. The game key does not affect the installation; it applies to your account.
Edited by Hypersonic#1142 on 5/7/2012 11:21 PM PDT
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I've been wondering, because I'm getting a physical copy of the collectors edition, can I still start the install beforehand or do we need to enter some sort of CD key.

I ask this because when people who bought the digital pre-sale got access to the cleint, some links went up to allow anyone to download the client.

if it works the same way as sc2, you can install without the key but you can't log in until you apply the key to your battle.net account.
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awesome! cheers.
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You have 16 hours to install, patch or troubleshoot errors before the game goes live.

New Info: Patch size will be up to 1 GB.

http://us.battle.net/d3/pt/forum/topic/4876937848#5

It depends on the language you are using.

But can reach up to 1 GB!


Odd, Bashiok posted on twitter in response to a question about the Day 1 patch size (in response to the comment you reference)
@Loupdinour I'd need to check on what the exact size ended up at, but I know it's less than 100MB.
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You have 16 hours to install, patch or troubleshoot errors before the game goes live.

New Info: Patch size will be up to 1 GB.

http://us.battle.net/d3/pt/forum/topic/4876937848#5



Odd, Bashiok posted on twitter in response to a question about the Day 1 patch size (in response to the comment you reference)
@Loupdinour I'd need to check on what the exact size ended up at, but I know it's less than 100MB.


The 1GB info was commented on before Bashiok said anything. Also, the 1GB size are for other languages.
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Great post thanks! :)
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Reminder to all Aussies and Kiwis of installation times.

Also, if you get stuck, there is the tech support forum:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/5386227/
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cant wait~~~~~~
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EB just sent me a message saying I can pick the game up at 9, the installer will unlock at 1pm and the servers at 5pm (I live in Brisbane).

Is this an error on their part? This thread says the installer unlocks at 1:01AM however EB say it unlocks at 1:01PM. This makes a big difference to me because AM allows me to install it before I go to work, ready to play when I get home, PM does not.
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EB is wrong, Blizzard is right.
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