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#1 Jul 11 2010 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I open the benchmark program, set it to race and etc., click run, and once the black screen comes up it fails to load, saying "windows encountered a problem". I downloaded the latest directx updates and restarted, but no fix. I'll check my hardware, but I'm running xp through bootcamp on a Macbook Pro 15" (old one without the bezel).
#2 Jul 11 2010 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
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What are your system specs? Do you have at least 512 MB VRAM on your video card?
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#3 Jul 11 2010 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Graphics card is Radeon x1600, 2.16Ghz Intel core duo, 1gb of RAM. I think the VRAM is 256MB.

I used the benchmark on a friends computer, which is a terribly old and weak computer (got 63 on the benchmark), but it at least worked.
#4 Jul 11 2010 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Not enough RAM, not enough VRAM. Would not expect to be able to run it at all on that pc.
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#5 Jul 11 2010 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
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****. It worked well for FFXI; I could run the settings up pretty high and it would look great, no jumps or anything. But I guess XIV is a different monster.

Anyway, that implies that it won't work well, but doesn't explain why the benchmark program won't run at all. It should run and tell me my computer sucks, not summon windows to tell me it encountered an unnamed problem.

-- Found my friend's stats; worse than mine with only 128MB of VRAM, yet it at least opened.

Edited, Jul 11th 2010 6:44pm by Variyen
#6 Jul 11 2010 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, the benchmark is designed to give you an idea of how the game will run on your PC, so it is probably safe to assume that if the game won't run at all (I.E. system doesn't meet specs), then the benchmark program won't run at all. And I believe that the above posters were correct when they said that it requires 512 MB of VRAM, so that x1600 probably won't work.
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#7 Jul 12 2010 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Would it really simply not work? It seems odd. I know my computer isn't set well for gaming, but it's not that bad. Does anyone know if the benchmark simply doesn't run with a Radeon x1600? Like I said, I used a friend's computer with a worse processor, same RAM, and 128 instead of 256 VRAM, yet it worked. Got only 63, but the program opened and ran to the end; on mine the OS itself gives me an error and closes it, as if I didn't update Directx or something (which I did).
#8 Jul 12 2010 at 2:40 AM Rating: Good
Sorry dude, that laptop isn't going to cut it for XIV. Going to need a new system (desktop), or wait til PS3 launch.
#9 Jul 12 2010 at 3:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah I figured that from the get go, I just wanted to get the benchmark working to see how it would rate.
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