Okay, since there have been a lot of people having issues with the updater, I will post this for everyone so that everyone who needs it can have access to it.
Since Shaiya now uses a HTTP server to distribute client patches, you will need to download the individual patch file outside of the updater if you can't download via the updater. I only recommend doing this if the Updater.exe fails repeatedly.
First thing, you need to find out what version you are currently at. To do this:
1. Open your Shaiya directory (usually C:\AeriaGames\Shaiya) and look for a file named "Version"
It will contain a box of text that looks like this:
As of 1/18/2010, if you are able to access the game that is what your Version.ini file should say. IF IT DOES NOT, you need to take note of the Current Version number. Anything after that is something that needs to be downloaded and updated.
I will repeat myself: DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS UPDATER.EXE IS FAILING CONTINUOUSLY
If it just after a maintenance where a patch has been released, give it a bit of time and try again, the server queues on a first come first serve basis, and only has so many slots available for downloads. Usually even a 5-10 minute wait will produce better results, unless it is a very large client update.
Now, if you have to update your game using this method, now that you have your current version number in hand, you have two options on how to run the updater. The first group of instructions here is what I originally put into this thread. Quoted below that is c0ma's find of a FTP service that handles HTTP files. Either should work.
Copy and paste this link into your browser:
Once you know what version you currently have, you can start downloading the patch files from the link above. Download from where you are until you hit version 92. As of Jan 18, 2010, that is 92
Download the file into your C:\AeriaGames\Shaiya directory
Once you have all the necessary files downloaded, run Updater.exe. It should locate the files in your Shaiya directory and extract them into the game.saf file automatically.
If you are unable to download the files from the link posted above (AFTER replacing the XX with the version number you need), post here and I will download it and re-upload it to rapidshare or whatever so you can download it from there.
Feel free to PM me or post in the forum below if you are having any other issues outside of this.
This is from c0ma's post, link here
If it were me having to go through a manual update, downloading the patch files, I feel the easiest method would be an FTP client that supports HTTP.
I'll use a free software as an example, FTP Surfer
Once opened, you would right-click on My Neighborhood, then click on 'New Site Profile'
You can name it what ever you wish, I named mine Shaiya Updates.
The boxes below would be filled out like this:
Server Type: Auto-detect
User Profile: Anonymous
Explore From: /Shaiya/patch/
You can then download an individual patch file, or hold CTRL and left click each one you may need. Follow the update instructions in Dark's post once you've downloaded the files you require to update your version of Shaiya.
I could explain how to do this via command line using GET, but I've found GUI ftp programs easier for the end-user.
hope that helps some of you