So I was in the first round of alpha invites. Only problem was that after downloading, it wouldn't work. I simply downloaded the client to a folder in program files, then created a desktop shortcut. When clicking on the "Final Fantasy XIV Alpha Version" icon, it would try to open the window but would always inevitably say "Final Fantasy XIV Alpha has stopped working".
I chaulked it up to a crappy computer and cussed a little. A few days later I tried it on my work computer. Same problem. The wording was a little different about the error since my work computer is vista and my home computer is xp. But basically the same problem.
Since then I've tried on two seperate computers. One is XP, the other is Windows 7. All meet the system requirements (hard drive space and such). All give the same error.
Unfortunately only email support is being given for XIV at the moment, so its not like I can get a tech to walk me through what needs to be done. Just wondering if anyone else had these problems and there is an easy fix. Also, sorry if this has been answered, I'm trying to stay away from boards about XIV until I play so everything can be new. It wasn't on the first page at least from what I could see.