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#1 Sep 23 2010 at 5:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I seem to now be having a problem with getting the game to work in window mode. 90% of the time the screen comes up, shows the square enix logo, and then ... nothing. Just goes black shows a cursor and never changes. I mean it works every great once in a while, but I haven't been able to get it to work lately. Anyone know what might be causing this issue?
#2 Sep 23 2010 at 5:29 AM Rating: Good
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PC specs? Did your run the Open Beta Client?
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#3 Sep 23 2010 at 6:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Did not run open beta.

Specs are

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T @ 3.2ghz~
ATI HD 4870 512mb
Kingston PC8500 2x2GB
Foxconn A79A-S
OCZ ModXStream 780W PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium
Sceptre X22WG-1080p

few otherthings, that are probably pointless to put in, but I could post them if you like.
#4 Sep 23 2010 at 6:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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Can we assume you've updated your drivers, etc? Does it work consistently in full screen mode?
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#5 Sep 23 2010 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Yea, drivers are constantly updated, and fullscreen works fine. I just don't like it cause it crashes if anything pops up or I tab out.
#6 Sep 23 2010 at 7:01 AM Rating: Decent
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I have the same problem. And I saw some other people with it. I have to logoff in windows then sometime it work... hope they fix it.
#7 Sep 23 2010 at 7:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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Psyrecx wrote:
Yea, drivers are constantly updated, and fullscreen works fine. I just don't like it cause it crashes if anything pops up or I tab out.


I wasn't saying it wasn't a problem, just wanted to make sure it works at all Smiley: smile

Have you tried different resolutions? I play at 1600x900 when in windowed mode.
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#8 Sep 23 2010 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
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yea, I've tried a few. It just seems to not want to load up the startup screen.
#9 Sep 23 2010 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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worked for me first time then i just logged off and now it just goes black screen after SE logo.
#10 Sep 23 2010 at 7:13 AM Rating: Decent
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yep, that's the exact same thing thats happening with mine.
#11 Sep 23 2010 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I have the exact same problem. I have it set to settings that allows it to go past the SE screen 80 percent of the time. When I start playing with the video settings things start to digress to a black screen after the SE animated logo. My buddy has an ATI 5830 and has higher settings than me and does not have this issue. I am running ATI 5850 with lower settings and it works when it wants to work. I have tried different drivers, reinstall the game twice, and different type of FFXIV config settings and it is the same issue every time. If the game is having this much of an issue with people playing the collectors, imagine during full release.
#12 Sep 23 2010 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
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All of a sudden, I'm getting this error now too.

I played fine yesterday and during the open beta. Main Menu just doesn't load up anymore.
#13nirtsbro, Posted: Sep 23 2010 at 9:53 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) happend to me yesterday
#14 Sep 23 2010 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
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This is exactly happening to me.

I played open beta in window 1700x1000 (i think htat was my res) with no issue.

I loaded into the retail game in window mode the first time and realized i didnt add a character to my SE account options.

I logged out, added it, and now cannot get past the SQUARE ENIX (ding!) as it just goes to a black screen after that.
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Full screen works fine. I was able to finish 15 leves last night (7 regional, 8 local.) The only one i failed was when i hit the windows key instead of alt to use my /aoe on macro and directx failed and the game died. Stupid non windowed mode killing my leve quest.

I have an i3 530, 4 GB ram, radeon 5870. I have dual monitors, one 23" samsung wide and a crappy 19" generic. Fullscreen is a waste of resources to me as I cant access my other monitor.

I really like windows mode cause i can work/check out recipe DB/watch anime/general multitask whilst i am ingame.

If anyone figures this out, please post in this thread or send me a PM and I will be a healbot for you for 1 hour of gametime on besaid server.

I will follow up if I find a solution.
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