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#1 Sep 27 2010 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't know why I'm having this problem. I've been playing for over a week, settings have not changed. Been running the game at 1680 x 1050 since launch and suddenly tonight it appears the game has stopped working for me. I log in and the game loads just up to the Square-Enix logo and then goes black.

Tried turning the resolution down and it's doing the same thing. I don't understand what could be the problem, no updates or new drivers were applied to either my PC, GPU or game. Anyone have any suggestions?
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#2 Sep 27 2010 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Have you tried to run in windowed mode (I'm assuming you are running in full screen mode)?
#3 Sep 27 2010 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Sometimes I have to attempt to load it at least two to three times.

Not very helpful I know but it works for me.
#4 Sep 27 2010 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm having this problem too, and I'm running in window mode.

Retried several times and just black.
#5 Sep 27 2010 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
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A restart seemed to fix it.
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This has happened to me before - I just had to restart my computer.
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#7 Sep 28 2010 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey, thanks for the replies guys. Unfortunately nothing seemed to work. I left out that I was attempting to pull the game up in Windowed mode when this was occurring. I tried a reboot and that didn't fix it. Pulled up the config program and turned off Windowed mode and voila! It worked!

Although, I'm not really certain as to why it worked as I've been playing it in Windowed mode since day 1. Oh well, if I come up with a solution, I'll be sure to share it with you all.
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#8 Sep 28 2010 at 2:39 PM Rating: Good
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For me, it doesn't load on certain resolutions. I have to set it to 1280x1024. If I set it to any other resolution, it won't load past the splash screen.
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#9 Oct 02 2010 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Well... after several days of windowed mode working absolutely fine, it's back to it's ******** again. I don't even know what to say or do at this point. All drivers are updated, no settings have been changed and no updates of any kind have been applied.

This is some buggy ****. Fullscreen works but **** with no alt-tab..
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#10 Oct 02 2010 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Happened to me a couple times too. Rebooting worked for me, or just restarting the game over and over until it works. Happened the first time I started the game... I was kinda ****** at first.
#11 Oct 02 2010 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I figured out it is a bug that is caused when Direct X crashes (or doesn't load properly, sometimes there is no error message) and you try to reload. The game is still technically running in the background, so i thinks you are opening a second instance of the game. I've only had it happen to me while in windowed mode, however, and a restart usually fixed it. Also, using the task manager to end task fixed it, too.

Edited, Oct 2nd 2010 11:45am by Shalazar
#12 Oct 02 2010 at 1:39 PM Rating: Good
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It also happens to me a lot, which I just assumed was due to my crappy graphics card. Things I tried in various combination that sometimes work and sometimes not:

-Change resolution
-Restart Windows
-After the login screen, wait a minute or so before hitting the "Play" button
-Shut down any unnecessary applications

Hope that helps.
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#13 Oct 02 2010 at 1:41 PM Rating: Good
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I got this a couple of times earlier. I'm getting random crashes all of a sudden now as well.

Wonder if we have an issue.
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#14 Oct 02 2010 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Haven't logged on in a few days.

Tried today and all I get is a white spalsh screen at the login page.

Rebooted several time. Switch between window and full screen mode.

This is getting real annoying. I can only play on certain days and time. SE needs to get their sh*t together. This isn't there first MMO.
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