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Downloading Black Desert Open Beta

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UPDATE 12/12/2014: There is a workaround for the Korean IP block that requires no VPN to play or download.

Reddit users avelleo and fweepa found a way to get around the Korean IP block on Black Desert. This seems to work for both the client download and playing the game. This is great news for fans as playing behind a VPN would have meant slow pings and lag.

All it requires is a simple change to your DNS server settings to use Google's DNS Servers (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4). You can find a nice image guide on the reddit thread. A DNS server is responsible for translating a domain name that humans can read (example.com) to a IP address (100.101.102.103). Normally your computer will default to using your ISP's DNS server but you can specify a different one as we are doing here.

Has this trick work for you? Let us know in the comments.

The recommended way to download now is to launch the game through the DAUM website. Find details on how to do that here. The date embargo has been lifted so you no longer need to do most of the steps below.

1. Download the Black Desert Setup Launcher from the mirror here.

2. Install the launcher to the default location of C:\Daum Games\Black Desert

3. Go to C:\Daum Games\Black Desert and run "BlackDesert_Downloader.exe". Click on the big blue button to start the download. Once you see the blue number moving from 0, the download has started.

*If you receive an error after this point even before it starts downloading, it is because your IP is still blocked. If the mentioned Google DNS workaround still didn't work, you may proceed on the next steps.

*If the downloader started downloading already at this point, you may already skip to Account Creation and Logging in.

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4. Download FlyVPN here and use their free trial account which has servers in South Korea. (Note: that FlyVPN does limit you to 3 connections a day, a good free alternative I've found is VPNGate) Find the free trial username "vpnu" and find the constantly changing password on their site.

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5. Install FlyVPN and login using the username and password from step 2. Next select Korea from the Country tab list and select one of the Korean servers that are available. Click on the blue Connect button.

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6. Go back to C:\Daum Games\Black Desert and run "BlackDesert_Downloader.exe". Click on the big blue button to start the download. Once you see the blue number moving from 0, the download has started.

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7. Now since the launcher only appears to check your IP at the start, we can disconnect from our slow VPN and use our normal internet for faster download speed. Go back to FlyVPN and click on the "Disconnect" button. You can see that I'm downloading at a very fast 3.4 MB/s. In fact, it is maxing out my internet line. NOTE that it is no longer recommended to do this trick as it may corrupt your data and result in you having to do a lengthly File Check process or re-download the game. Use the IP workaround trick instead.

8. Every so often (currently around 10%, 21%, and 32%) the launcher will throw an error message with the text "WAS HASH" and will close down. Just repeat the steps above by connecting to the Korean VPN and restarting the download. When the client restarts, a dialog box will appear, click the button on the left for "Resume". The button on the right will start the download over.

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