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#1 Sep 06 2010 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
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How does the game look? I need to upgrade my video but don't want to over do it and I'd rather ask before getting the wrong one.

Please also post when configs you are using.
Thx for your input.
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#2 Sep 06 2010 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I used to use a 8800 GT (nearly identical to the 9800 GT), it was disappointingly poor. GTX 260 is a decent card. I'd recommend a GTX 460 though, since the price difference should be very slim, but the performance gap is pretty huge.

Edited, Sep 6th 2010 4:36pm by bsphil
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#3 Sep 06 2010 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
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Most things turned off except textures...gotta have high textures :) I average about 30 FPS. I tried turning everything on at some point and got about 15 FPS. If I had two of the video cards, it would run awesome, that is if the game can handle SLI.

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Before I had a 8800 gtx which is better than the majority of 9xxx cards. The 260 is a huge leap from the 8800 gtx. But my wish list right now, to upgrade is a 460 or 470. You can get either one for 50-100 bucks more, instead of getting a 260 and your performance would be way up there.

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#4 Sep 06 2010 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I used to use a 8800 GT (nearly identical to the 9800 GT), it was disappointingly poor. GTX 260 is a decent card. I'd recommend a GTX 460 though, since the price difference should be very slim, but the performance gap is pretty huge.


Are you playing on low res + default settings or did you change anything? (try turning shadows off). IS the game playable? Or really laggy? I'm just trying to get a card to play this game with decent settings till the PS3 version comes out.

Thx for the input.
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#5 Sep 06 2010 at 3:44 PM Rating: Good
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Most things turned off except textures...gotta have high textures :) I average about 30 FPS. I tried turning everything on at some point and got about 15 FPS. If I had two of the video cards, it would run awesome, that is if the game can handle SLI.


Noob question . . . how do you check fps? Or is it on my screen and i just missed it.
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#6 Sep 06 2010 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Like bsphil said if you want to upgrade to a GTX 260 you might as well get the GTX 460 as they are in the same price range. I ran it with a GTX 260 the game is beautiful with it depending on the settings and your PC specs but it doesn't run as smooth as GTX 460 on the higher settings. I have core i7 920 and a GTX 260/460 at stock speeds. If you know how to overclock that can increase your performance.

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Most things turned off except textures...gotta have high textures :) I average about 30 FPS. I tried turning everything on at some point and got about 15 FPS. If I had two of the video cards, it would run awesome, that is if the game can handle SLI.


Noob question . . . how do you check fps? Or is it on my screen and i just missed it.


Download Fraps or EVGA precision.
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#8 Sep 06 2010 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I see what you're saying. However, i'm only running a Dual-Core E5300 @2.6GHz. If i get the 460 i think i get bottleneck cause of how well the CPU can run everything.
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raptorxp1 wrote:
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I used to use a 8800 GT (nearly identical to the 9800 GT), it was disappointingly poor. GTX 260 is a decent card. I'd recommend a GTX 460 though, since the price difference should be very slim, but the performance gap is pretty huge.


Are you playing on low res + default settings or did you change anything? (try turning shadows off). IS the game playable? Or really laggy? I'm just trying to get a card to play this game with decent settings till the PS3 version comes out.

Thx for the input.


Well if that's the case a GTX 260 will work just fine.

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Most things turned off except textures...gotta have high textures :) I average about 30 FPS. I tried turning everything on at some point and got about 15 FPS. If I had two of the video cards, it would run awesome, that is if the game can handle SLI.


Noob question . . . how do you check fps? Or is it on my screen and i just missed it.


I downloaded software called Fraps. You just have to configure it under the FPS area and keep it running while playing FFXIV. Just google Fraps and you will find it
#11 Sep 06 2010 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I used to use a 8800 GT (nearly identical to the 9800 GT), it was disappointingly poor. GTX 260 is a decent card. I'd recommend a GTX 460 though, since the price difference should be very slim, but the performance gap is pretty huge.


Are you playing on low res + default settings or did you change anything? (try turning shadows off). IS the game playable? Or really laggy? I'm just trying to get a card to play this game with decent settings till the PS3 version comes out.

Thx for the input.
With the 8800 GT on low res and low settings with shadows off, the game was too choppy to be considered playable.
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#13 Sep 06 2010 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I run 2 of them with everything maxed and I sit about 54-60fps at any given time
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#14 Sep 06 2010 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
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im using a 9800 GT, at 1280x720 every thing but shadows on highest, shadows on lowest ( i dun care about shadows) i play in windowed mode as i use 2 screens.

i avg 30-45 FPS.

4xAA

only problems is in towns, is drops to 15-20 FPS.
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#15 Sep 06 2010 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
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im using a 9800 GT, at 1280x720 every thing but shadows on highest, shadows on lowest ( i dun care about shadows) i play in windowed mode as i use 2 screens.

i avg 30-45 FPS.
4xAA
only problems is in towns, is drops to 15-20 FPS.


Good to hear. Might be the card for me then.
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#16 Sep 06 2010 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm playing with a GTX260.

Specs:

Intel Core i7 950@3.07 GHz
RAM: 9 GB
Windows 7 64-bit
Nvidia GTX 260 w/ latest drivers, no OC

Yesterday and for most of today I was chugging along just fine. I had to re-install drivers though and now it runs like total crap. Can hardly even run.

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I see people on this thread saying that the game looks "beautiful" with the GTX 260... I don't know how you acheived this. Maybe I just don't know anything about computers. >.<
#17 Sep 06 2010 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I use 9800GT with an AMD Dual Core 3GB of ram.

I have Shadows on Low - I have not touched ANY other settings. I'm playing like this on purpose, to see how much I can push it/play with it...

So far I've had 0 issues. Plays great.
#18 Sep 06 2010 at 7:38 PM Rating: Good
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#19 Sep 06 2010 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
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GrumpymonkeyUK wrote:
im using a 9800 GT, at 1280x720 every thing but shadows on highest, shadows on lowest ( i dun care about shadows) i play in windowed mode as i use 2 screens.

i avg 30-45 FPS.

4xAA

only problems is in towns, is drops to 15-20 FPS.
What CPU are you using?
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#20 Sep 06 2010 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm playing with a 2.6GHz and the 9500GT 1GB and the game is sooooo laggy. You can move around and check some stuff out but that's about it. I tried to fight mobs but it like beating a dead horse. . . Have to upgrade soon and i think the 9800GT or GTX+ is gonna be my choice. (Unless i fight some sale for the 460 that brings it down to around $175)
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i am...but i have two running SLI so...

i love it i run everything high (no AO though...doesnt really show up to much anyways)

runs pretty smooth except in lag areas but thats not much of an issue.

if your buying order fro new-egg or something. i got two 9800GT 2 years ago for a great price
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Always try turning off ambient occlusion first. It is a massive performance hit. (as it always is on games that use it)




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I'm running it just fine on my 8800 on default settings.
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8800GT 512MB and Q9550 runs fine. Both overclocked.

Running at BELOW native resolution in windowed mode: 720p. Average 30FPS, everything on high except for AO and DoF, those are off.

15FPS near aetheryte.
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Why is most of you, looking for nvidia cards? I think ati cards are good as well.
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I use 9800GT, it's playable, not having as good graphics as I could be though. Might upgrade in the future if I have some cash to splash, maybe when GTX460 or something has a price drop. Can anyone estimate how long that'll be?
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#27 Sep 07 2010 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
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GTX460 or something has a price drop. Can anyone estimate how long that'll be?


No idea, i've been looking around though. Newegg has one with a $30 mail in rebate.
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I use a gainward GTX 260 and the game runs perfectly fine for me without dropping the graphics much at all, though warning in advance, if you're running windows 7, the gfx card has issues with it due to an inbuilt flaw in the drivers required for the older gfx cards to run properly on windows 7... the gfx driver keeps on crashing and restarting which is a real pain in the ****
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#29 Sep 07 2010 at 3:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm running the game one 2 PC's:

C2Q Q9450 OC 3.34Ghz
8Gigs ram @ 833mhz
GTX 275 Superclocked Ed.
1680x1050 Fullscreen.
Highest texture settings, 2xAA, no Draw dist or AO, highest shadows.
High FPS, completely playable - no slowdown even around aetheryte.

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4Gigs ram @ 1333mhz
8800 GT 512mb
1786 x 992 Fullscreen (custom resolution)
Medium / Standard texture settings, no AA, DD or AO. Medium shadows.
Average FPS while exploring and doing leves. Slows down fairly noticeable (to aorund 15-20fps I'd guess) in crowded areas.

(Waiting on a new Videocard for the i5 machine. Then it will be overclocked as well)

In summary, its playable on a 8800GT (older version of the 9800), but the experience is much less than desirable. Game still looks great at medium settings - averaging about 25-30 fps when doing leves, but I will be happy when the new videocard has arrived.
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I use a gainward GTX 260 and the game runs perfectly fine for me without dropping the graphics much at all, though warning in advance, if you're running windows 7, the gfx card has issues with it due to an inbuilt flaw in the drivers required for the older gfx cards to run properly on windows 7... the gfx driver keeps on crashing and restarting which is a real pain in the ****


Never experienced this with my GTX 275 in Win7 64bit. My buddy also has 2x GTX 260 216core in SLI with Win7 64bit and has never heard of this problem.
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I'm running on an EVGA 9800GTX+ and the graphics are superb. One thing to be noted though, for those not experienced with graphics stutter as opposed to server lag. They can be easily confused if you don't know the key differences. Although my graphics are fine, the lag may make it appear as if graphics are suffering at times. One of the key things to look for is movement of your character. If your character appears to be skipping frames, but still moving forward at a somewhat even pace, then that is a graphics issue. However, if your character appears to be jumping 'back in time' or 'warping ahead', then that is a server lag issue and no amount of hardware (generally speaking) will fix it, assuming you have a fairly decent internet connection. Some tweaking may be possible to make it a little better, but don't expect miracles. (If you are really adamant about getting the best possible server response time, relocating may not be out of the question :S)

Edited terminology as to not be misleading.

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Will this system run the game?

• Processor Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 / 2.13 GHz
• Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core
• 64-bit Computing Yes
• Data Bus Speed 1066 MHz
• Chipset Type Mobile Intel PM45 Express
• Installed Size 4 GB
• Technology DDR2 SDRAM - 800 MHz
• RAM form factor SO DIMM 200-pin
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• Video Memory 1 GB
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Will this system run the game?

• Processor Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 / 2.13 GHz
• Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core
• 64-bit Computing Yes
• Data Bus Speed 1066 MHz
• Chipset Type Mobile Intel PM45 Express
• Installed Size 4 GB
• Technology DDR2 SDRAM - 800 MHz
• RAM form factor SO DIMM 200-pin
• Graphics Processor / Vendor NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
• Video Memory 1 GB
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Hard Drive 320 GB , - Serial ATA-150


While, it appears that it shouldn't have any problems, I can not be certain. That is up to you to find out. Does it meet or exceed Square-Enix's minimum system requirements? If yes, then the answer is yes. If no, then it MAY depending on configuration, what is lacking, what is above spec, etc, etc...
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im using a 9800 GT, at 1280x720 every thing but shadows on highest, shadows on lowest ( i dun care about shadows) i play in windowed mode as i use 2 screens.

i avg 30-45 FPS.

4xAA

only problems is in towns, is drops to 15-20 FPS.
What CPU are you using?


Q8200 non-OC, runs at 60-80% load
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#35 Sep 07 2010 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm using a 9800GT, and for the price you can't go wrong.

Runs perfectly fine
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What I meant is would it be to laggy. Benchmark wise it is around 1800-2000 I did not know how laggy or well the game ran at that level.
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I play with a Nvidia 9800 GT and have had no problems at all. The graphics are beautiful, and I haven't had any lag. The only changes I made was making the game full screen instead of windowed... all other settings are set at default. Still, I have weather effects, shadowing and everything else turned on. Not sure which processor etc.. you have, but here are my computer stats.

Windows Vista 64-bit.
Nvidia 9800 GT (1024MB)
Intel Core 2-Quad Q9300 Quad-Core
6GB DDR2 Dual Channel Memory
My Benchmark was - 2775 on low resolution


My computer is a couple of years old and not the best out there, but it plays pretty darn good. I don't think you'll have a problem with your 9800 GT.

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I'm running a 260....currently at work but when I get home will give ya my spec. For most part only getting a little lag here and there.

Edit: My bad dont have a 260 in my computer.. wasnt sure being was at work when i responded but here is what i have

Geforce GTS 250 - 1024 mb GDDR3
Processor - AMD Athlon (tm) II x4 (2.8 Ghz)
Windows 7 (64 bit)
Black Widow (450w) ps
6 gigs DDR3 ram

Using default settings that was installed with the game.. running window mode 1360 x 768 resolution (All in game options are on max settings)

PC i had before had the 9800 gt (1024 mb GDDR3) in it with a slower quad core.. on benchmark with that pc i was able to tweak it to about 2300 benchmark. With what im using now.. im in the low 3000's. Game runs smooth 95% of the time.. as far as FPS.. dont have fraps... so would be guessing 30+ in open area's less crowded.. maybe 20+ with a lot of people

Edited, Sep 8th 2010 1:59am by SillyHawk Added Ram and stats

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#39 Sep 07 2010 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Find it interesting that people claim to be fine with a 9800 GT but yet with a mobility HD 5870 I'm still struggling with 15-20 fps at camps and 30 fps in the field, even on low settings.

Either I'm having severe issues or people have extremely high tolerance for choppy gameplay.

Edited, Sep 7th 2010 7:27pm by bsphil
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Or... it could be you're playing on a laptop at what, 1.7Ghz?
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DO NOT play this on a laptop.

not only because it will run badly, but laptops OVERHEAT when doing intensive gaming, especially with mmos that you play for long stretches. If you want to kill your laptop, go play this game on it.


I use a 250 gts and the game runs fine at 720p w/ high textures and filtering. no occlusion or depth of field enabled. no AA

50-60fps outside of uldah
40-50fps outside gridania
20-35fps in any city
18-25fps near crowds

(q9550 quadcore cpu, 4gb ram)
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Or... it could be you're playing on a laptop at what, 1.7Ghz?
Between 1.7 and 2.9 ghz, when running FFXIV it tends to stay towards the high end. It's only running at 1.7 ghz when you're doing nothing. In fact right now with just a few documents and firefox open I'm still at the high end, between 2.5 and 2.9 ghz.

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With just some basic applications open I'm hovering around 50 C, when under full load I peak at 70 C but tend to stay in the mid 60s.



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What I meant is would it be to laggy. Benchmark wise it is around 1800-2000 I did not know how laggy or well the game ran at that level.


For future reference, may be wise not to refer to graphics stutter of an underpowered system as 'laggy'. Lag is traditional and conventionally (at least by anyone that knows a minimum of computer terminology) a term used to describe the time it takes between the server and the client to send/receive information, and as such, could be misunderstood, thus hampering progress on getting your issue solved or any proper advice on the matter. For example, if you say to me: 'I am suffering extreme lag while playing games. What can I do to resolve this?' I would tell you to configure your router, upgrade your internet connection, etc..., when what you really needed was new computer hardware. Due to the lack of proper terminology, you are sent on a wild goose chase. Not trying to nitpick, just saying it could help you in the future to try and use proper terms when describing a problem. What you are referring to is graphics stutter or poor frame rate.

As for whether it would run decently on your system...well, there's only one sure fire method of finding out and now is the best time to do it, considering it's free. :)
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8800GT with AMD 2.6 ghz +5000 x2 runs well and is playable for me... the problem is not the graphics card its the processor that makes the game choppy. the 9800GT and 8800GT are nearly the same cards if you have money for the better card then go get the GTX260, It wont make a difference because the processor is too slow to handle all the characters on screen it was the same issue with FFXI CPU>GPU
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What I meant is would it be to laggy. Benchmark wise it is around 1800-2000 I did not know how laggy or well the game ran at that level.


As for whether it would run decently on your system...well, there's only one sure fire method of finding out and now is the best time to do it, considering it's free. :)


That would be great if I had it with me but instead I am away out of town until after the release of the game. So unlike others that get to test it before they get there preorder I am trying to get the best from the community to tell me what it is like and to tell me what problems they or I might have.

Edited, Sep 7th 2010 10:44pm by dragoonxix
#46 Sep 07 2010 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
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FFXIV has an option to render the 3D graphics at a lower resolution than the actual screen resolution. So for example you can run the game at 1600x1200 for the high res menus and have the 3D game graphics rendered at a lower resolution.


This setting is called "Buffer" in the config and allows the rendering resolution to be set to three quarters, two thirds, half, one third, and one quarter of the screen resolution.

Edited, Sep 8th 2010 12:14am by Lobivopis
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Adjust the resolution of menus.
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If the Overlay Graphics Resolution is set higher than the Menu Resolution, menus will be automatically resized.


I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
#47 Sep 07 2010 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Lobivopis wrote:
FFXIV has an option to render the 3D graphics at a lower resolution than the actual screen resolution. So for example you can run the game at 1600x1200 for the high res menus and have the 3D game graphics rendered at a lower resolution.

Edited, Sep 8th 2010 12:12am by Lobivopis
Did that. No change in fps.
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bsphil wrote:
Lobivopis wrote:
FFXIV has an option to render the 3D graphics at a lower resolution than the actual screen resolution. So for example you can run the game at 1600x1200 for the high res menus and have the 3D game graphics rendered at a lower resolution.

Edited, Sep 8th 2010 12:12am by Lobivopis
Did that. No change in fps.



What's your system specs?
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Final Fantasy XI 12-14-11 Update wrote:
Adjust the resolution of menus.
The main screen resolution for "FINAL FANTASY XI" is dependent on the "Overlay Graphics Resolution" setting.
If the Overlay Graphics Resolution is set higher than the Menu Resolution, menus will be automatically resized.


I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
#49 Sep 07 2010 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
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FFXI CPU>GPU


It would actually be more accurate to say that it is as dependent on CPU as it is on GPU. As an experiment I swapped my 5850 out for my old 4870 and the framerate went way down.




Edited, Sep 8th 2010 12:34am by Lobivopis
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Final Fantasy XI 12-14-11 Update wrote:
Adjust the resolution of menus.
The main screen resolution for "FINAL FANTASY XI" is dependent on the "Overlay Graphics Resolution" setting.
If the Overlay Graphics Resolution is set higher than the Menu Resolution, menus will be automatically resized.


I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
#50 Sep 07 2010 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
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dragoonxix wrote:
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dragoonxix wrote:
What I meant is would it be to laggy. Benchmark wise it is around 1800-2000 I did not know how laggy or well the game ran at that level.


As for whether it would run decently on your system...well, there's only one sure fire method of finding out and now is the best time to do it, considering it's free. :)


That would be great if I had it with me but instead I am away out of town until after the release of the game. So unlike others that get to test it before they get there preorder I am trying to get the best from the community to tell me what it is like and to tell me what problems they or I might have.

Edited, Sep 7th 2010 10:44pm by dragoonxix


Ahhh, well that puts things in a whole new light then. As such, I stick with my former assessment. Seems to me you shouldn't have many more, if any, problems other than the ones that already exist.
#51 Sep 07 2010 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Lobivopis wrote:
bsphil wrote:
Lobivopis wrote:
FFXIV has an option to render the 3D graphics at a lower resolution than the actual screen resolution. So for example you can run the game at 1600x1200 for the high res menus and have the 3D game graphics rendered at a lower resolution.

Edited, Sep 8th 2010 12:12am by Lobivopis
Did that. No change in fps.
What's your system specs?
Actually, I take that back. About a 5 fps increase out in the field by using half-sized buffer, basically no change in cities or at camps. Graphical quality dips tremendously though, not remotely worth it.

i7-720QM (1.7 Ghz - 2.9 Ghz)
mobility radeon HD 5870
8 GB DDR3 RAM

Running windowed at 1280x720, no AA, standard shadows, low textures, low texture filtering. Ambient occlusion/depth of field obviously both off.



Edited, Sep 7th 2010 10:25pm by bsphil
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