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#1 Sep 03 2010 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Still waiting for my 9800GT video card to come in cause playing the game right now is not even worth my effort on this machine . . . but anyway, i've heard people say to run the game windowed while others said full screen.

Which way would allow the game to run smoother and why!? (If any difference)

Btw, with around $125 to spend do you think a GeForce 9800GT is a good choice? Or is there something better for the money?

Thx for your time!
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#2 Sep 03 2010 at 7:09 PM Rating: Default
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Where the **** did you buy your card.

I spent $75 on my 9800 GT with a newegg weekend deal.

Anyways run windowed because if you alt tab while fullscreen it will crash the game (11 did this as well).

Also it seems to make the UI lag even more than windowed. Run windowed.
#3 Sep 03 2010 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
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I was under the impression that running it in full screen lets your PC focus on one thing, XIV, while in windowed mode it has the other applications running in the background. I know the applications are there regardless.. But I dunno.

I could be absolutely flat out wrong. It has happened before. :)

And yes, you do gain the ability to alt-tab if you're in windowed. So that's a major bonus.

Edited, Sep 3rd 2010 9:11pm by Cyprius
#4 Sep 03 2010 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Fullscreen makes my computer lag like crazy. So I run it windowed in one resolution lower than normal(which I can do with much higher settings than fullscreen. My computer isn't crappy, too, so it makes no sense. Specs:

Windows Vista 64-Bit
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 Motherboard
AMD Phenom 9650 X4 OC'd to 2.7GHz
4GB DDR2 1066 G. Skill RAM(running at 1080)
XFX Radeon 5770 Juniper XT Edition 1GB(Core Clock-850MHz Memory Clock-1200MHz)

#5 Sep 03 2010 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I have no hard data to support this (maybe I'll fire up FRAPs in a bit and check it out) but everyone I've talked to is having better luck with windowed mode.
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#6 Sep 03 2010 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Oh yeah, also if I run the game in fullscreen the cutscenes are blacked out except subtitles and audio. So that's neat. BTW it worked great in fullscreen for me in Closed Beta. =\
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