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#1 Sep 18 2010 at 1:48 PM Rating: Default
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Hey guys.

All menus in the top-left corner of the game makes my computer jump to game not responding and the next second it is back. It happens every time I open that exact menu(crafting, trade etc).

Same thing happens to a buddie in another country as well and that cant be a coincidence?

So just want to confirm that this is a common issue amongst many of us?
#2 Sep 18 2010 at 1:50 PM Rating: Default
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This happened when I play for say 7 hours straight then start crafting it will make my window jump after it goes back to responding. I play fullscreen and never run into the issue however.
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#3 Sep 18 2010 at 2:01 PM Rating: Good
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Out of curiosity what are your specs, and what OS are you using? I find that when dealing with a poorly optimized game like FFXIV it's best to do a nice clean install of whatever operating system you plan on using. The game is guaranteed to run a little better because of it and you shouldn't have (m)any problems. I did this for the open beta (I was due for a reinstall soon anyway) and the game ran quite well on my system with no crashes or issues at all.
#4 Sep 18 2010 at 2:21 PM Rating: Default
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Windows 7 Ultimate, almost new install. I got 2,5k on low score, so not an amazing comp. But that should still not make the game jump to "not responding" and then back again. My friend even has a better computer and Vista. SO no one else has experienced this?
#5 Sep 18 2010 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I noticed it before...it would be really quick & easy to miss though. Usually happened if I was crafting at an aetheryte camp or some other heavy traffic area. There was one night in particular where something was off as everyone was complaining about lots of R0s and horrible overall connection that night. It happened a ton then, but since the update after that night I don't recall seeing it again. Things have gotten a lot better on my end...
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#6 Sep 18 2010 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
I notice that it happens when I switch focus to a different application. I have XIV running max resolution windowed on my primary monitor and if I tab out or move the mouse cursor over to my secondary monitor and interact with anything there, when I go back to XIV it tends to starting doing the (Not Responding) dance and continues until I close the client and reload.
#7 Sep 18 2010 at 2:57 PM Rating: Default
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Theraniel wrote:
Windows 7 Ultimate, almost new install. I got 2,5k on low score, so not an amazing comp. But that should still not make the game jump to "not responding" and then back again. My friend even has a better computer and Vista. SO no one else has experienced this?


Vista is a very poor OS, it doesn't shock me he has that issue because of Vista and you because of your specs. This game is a resource hog. How much RAM do you have? I can easily imagine a low end PC not responding every now and then.
#8 Sep 18 2010 at 3:01 PM Rating: Default
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This happens when your processor is pegged out at 100% on all avail cores.
#9 Sep 18 2010 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
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How much memory do you happen to have? 2GB?
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#10 Sep 18 2010 at 4:02 PM Rating: Default
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CPU? RAM? Video Card?
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#11 Sep 18 2010 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't have the "not responding" problem here (I play full-screen, and monitor app hangs using SirReal's LCD plugin). Instead, for me it causes a 1-3 second lag spike (which has disconnected me a few times before). My latency color always drops to red for a second when adding/loading levequest ingredients, then either jumps back up to yellow/green, or crits me for R0 (Admittedly, the d/c isn't very common, but has happened enough to notice a trend).

I don't remember having this issue with trading, but will keep an eye out next time.

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I notice that it happens when I switch focus to a different application. I have XIV running max resolution windowed on my primary monitor and if I tab out or move the mouse cursor over to my secondary monitor and interact with anything there, when I go back to XIV it tends to starting doing the (Not Responding) dance and continues until I close the client and reload.


Come to think of it, didn't the FFXI client behave the same way, if you didn't use Windower that is (Not responding until it's the foreground app again)?

Edited, Sep 18th 2010 7:24pm by Giblos
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#12 Sep 19 2010 at 12:56 AM Rating: Default
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AMD Athlon X2 245 Clocked to 3,3 ghz
4GB GEIL Black Dragon
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But why would it only glitch when performing things like that, every other menu and the rest of the games plays out smoothly. I only play in windowed mode, can that cause problems?

I know my computer is not the best. But this bug still makes me angry.

Someone talked about CPU beeing 100% on all cores, I cant check that without the game crashing sadly. And if that is the problem why does it only affect crafting and trade menu? And is it possible to fix it?
#13 Sep 19 2010 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Theraniel wrote:
AMD Athlon X2 245 Clocked to 3,3 ghz
4GB GEIL Black Dragon
Radeon 5670

But why would it only glitch when performing things like that, every other menu and the rest of the games plays out smoothly. I only play in windowed mode, can that cause problems?

I know my computer is not the best. But this bug still makes me angry.

Someone talked about CPU beeing 100% on all cores, I cant check that without the game crashing sadly. And if that is the problem why does it only affect crafting and trade menu? And is it possible to fix it?
Ctrl+Shift+Esc - open Task Manager. Go to the performance tab and leave that open for when you start the game up. Rearrange the windows so you can still see the performance graphs while FFXIV still has focus.
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#14 Sep 19 2010 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
Theraniel wrote:
AMD Athlon X2 245 Clocked to 3,3 ghz
4GB GEIL Black Dragon
Radeon 5670

But why would it only glitch when performing things like that, every other menu and the rest of the games plays out smoothly. I only play in windowed mode, can that cause problems?

I know my computer is not the best. But this bug still makes me angry.

Someone talked about CPU beeing 100% on all cores, I cant check that without the game crashing sadly. And if that is the problem why does it only affect crafting and trade menu? And is it possible to fix it?


Why don't you save the anger and frustration for retail? Why would you even worry about trying to fix a beta client issue less than 24 hours before the end of the beta testing? It's not worth getting worked up over. Even after retail release there will be bugs and issues that will need to be ironed out. Anyone who has played any MMO at retail release will tell you so. It's part of the process.
#15 Sep 19 2010 at 1:15 AM Rating: Default
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Switching subject then..thanks to all for replying.

When will they kill the beta in GMT+1 time, anyone know?
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