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#1 Sep 21 2010 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi there all, I recently tried to use the FFXVI benchmark test thingy but all I got was a black screen. So I was wondering if my computer is going to run this game. I don't have problem running other games but thought it best to find out as I know FF is going to be a resorce hog!
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Windows 7

3072MB ram

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4CPU 3.40gHz

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT/GTO 1528MB

Direct X 11.

So what do you guys think?






#2 Sep 21 2010 at 5:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Better than what I'll be using. Just don't expect to play it on highest settings without getting seriously low fps. It will run it and you can mess around with the settings to find what you feel is reasonable fps/quality.

My advice would be to stick with this system for a while. That way if you end up not liking the game the first few months, you didn't waste too much money on the new system. AND it will probably be cheaper to upgrade to something better by that time.

See ya ingame!
#3 Sep 21 2010 at 5:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Did you by any chance update your Direcx and GPU Drivers, a lot of people werent able to run the benchmark without aupdating these.
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#4 Sep 21 2010 at 6:32 AM Rating: Decent
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thanks for the info, I have updated all my drivers and the bechmark still is a black screen with sound, also it should be noted my computer is a single core not a quad one. I put a 4 in the wrong place.
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Highly doubt a single core will run this game. And if it does the experience will be horrid i would think.
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#6 Sep 21 2010 at 6:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I "played" OBeta on a Duo and it was bad, real bad even though i did get ~300 on the benchmark.

I don't see any point in trying to run the game with a single core to be honest.
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#7 Sep 21 2010 at 6:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh, well the black screen could still be that it's loading.(?)

Some other things you could do is to make sure that nothing else is running in the background that you don't need. Like msn, or winamp, etc. Might want to do a defrag as well if you haven't done it in a while.
#8 Sep 21 2010 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Your cpu is below spec.
Your video card is below spec.


It is time to upgrade if you want to play FFXIV.

It doesn't matter if you can run other games fine. The minimum specs for this game is a dual core and for nvidia gpu it is a 9600.
#9 Sep 21 2010 at 7:10 AM Rating: Decent
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oh well that sucks, I don't fancy shelling out for a brand new pc just for one game. Thanks for the heads up though.
#10 Sep 21 2010 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Hugus wrote:
I "played" OBeta on a Duo and it was bad, real bad even though i did get ~300 on the benchmark.

I don't see any point in trying to run the game with a single core to be honest.


Hmmm Duo is bad? even if its a 3.2 ghz? Just wondering cause im pondering picking up an i5 duo core machine but if its not gonna run IV good then ***** it.
#11 Sep 21 2010 at 7:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Highly doubt a single core will run this game. And if it does the experience will be horrid i would think


THINK AGAIN......Runs great not in town -.-
#12 Sep 21 2010 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
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So is it going to be unplayable on my system?
I get that in hugely populated towns it wil be laggy, but general gameplay wise?
#13 Sep 21 2010 at 8:07 AM Rating: Decent
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So is it going to be unplayable on my system?
I get that in hugely populated towns it wil be laggy, but general gameplay wise?


Well... maybe.
But large parts of the game may be unplayable to you.
Surely there will be large beseiged/campaign type events like in FFXI where there are numerous PC's and mobs on your screen. It will be an unenjoyable experience to miss out on much of the content I would think.

It would be like driving a car without power steering, brakes, a windshield, a seat... it can be done but it wouldn't be much fun.
#14 Sep 21 2010 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
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If you can't get the benchmark to run then I wouldn't spend money only to find the game won't run.

For anyone running it on a single core is your video card also under requirement?

The game can run fine on a dual core system. I ran the open/closed beta on a dual core at 1680x1050. I did get ~3200 on the benchmark.
#15 Sep 21 2010 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Is that P-4 3.4G a Northwood cpu or a Prescott cpu? You might have a one of the higher P4's that have H/T; hyper-threading. With a single core P-4 that has hyper-threading(H/T) you can run the game and get about a 1300ish score with a low end graphics card. You will also need a OS that supports hyper-threading. I use XP Pro.

I've tried to run the benchmark on a lot different low-end video cards like yours. In fact, I tried to run it on a 7800 GTX and a 7900 GS. The 7800 is a 256 meg and the 7900 is a 256 meg. Neither will produce anything but a black screen, some sound, and a benchmark low score number. Makes no difference what driver version I use, still get just a black screen.

The machine I use to run the benchmark and play the open beta is similar to yours:

P-4 3.2G @ 3.55G Extreme Edition with H/T 2mb level 3 cache socket 478 . . . this is a hybrid Xeon Processor(Gallatin)

ASUS P4C800e Deluxe motherboard. BIOS 10.14 most stable for overclocking with LL ram.

Radeon HD 3850 AGP 512mb 256 bit bus. 10.9 driver with ATI tools.

Corsair XMS DDR 400 2x 1G ram LL ram @ 2.2.2.5 on a 1:1 FSB of 16x220. Get a drop in performance using 3 gigs.

Thermaltake 560 watt psu. 320 watts on 12v and 240 for the other rail. Not enough juice for old systems and newer video cards and 3.5 gigs of ram, all the other cards and drives really take this psu to task. I'm sure it's nearing MTB so there will be a loss in efficiency.

OS is Windows XP Proffesional SP3


It's a seven year old system. It runs all the newer games just fine. SC2, Crysis, etc. It really chokes on FFXIV.

I've scored as high as 1500 ish with a 3.7g overclock but the game is still not playable with other ppl on the screen. That blue crystal area, crowds in the cities turn this game into a slide show. 12-15 fps around the blue crystal and inside the cities. Other places, 25-30 fps which is playable. The UI lag is unbearable. It takes way too long to use the menus. The only thing you can really do is fish. No problems with fishing at all. You can also turn all effects on high and take some incredible screenshots.

With this system, the game is unplayable. If you choose to upgrade your video card, if your processor has hyperthreading, if you OS supports HT, if your parts are exceptionally good (old) parts, you might give it a try. If not, do like me and just keep playing FFXI, SC2, Halo, etc.

FFXIV is a game for high end systems.

good luck


#16 Sep 21 2010 at 6:51 PM Rating: Default
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You're gonna be hurting on fps fiercely by open beta standards. I've yet to see it totally confirmed that retail runs faster. I look forward to someone answering that question.
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