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#1 Sep 29 2010 at 12:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I can boot up the log in screen just fine. I can enter my password and everything just fine. I can make it to login...just fine. However, as soon as I click play, the screen stays black, I can see the little gloved hand cursor, and the dialog "The program has stopped responding pops up."

HP Pavilion dv4 Laptop (always kept on hi-performance while plugged in)
Vista Home Premium, 64-bit, Service Pack 2
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10 GHz (2 CPUs)~2.1 GHz
Direct X 11
1280x800 (32 bit) resolution
Updated my display driver, but that didn't help. I run as administrator, I have tried running in compat. mode :/

Not quite sure what else to put. I bought the game in hopes that I could have something fun and different to play besides World of Warcraft. However, when I go to play it just simply...crashes. Did I seriously just shell out a heap of money for a game I cannot even run? (I did do some Googling, and read that most laptops cannot run the game, which is quite depressing). Am I doomed to play World of Warcraft forever, or do you have some helpful tips?
#2 Sep 29 2010 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
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I am having the same problems. Can load and log in but when i hit play game crashes. I have included the error code from my event viewer. it is "Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 9/29/2010 12:34:51 AM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Chris-PC
Faulting application name: ffxivgame.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4ca10e11
Faulting module name: msvcrt.dll, version: 7.0.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bda6f
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000a06e
Faulting process id: 0x474
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb5fa05d61769b
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XIV\ffxivgame.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\syswow64\msvcrt.dll
Report Id: a95cfedb-cb93-11df-bfc9-001f16ee923b
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-09-29T06:34:51.000000000Z" />
<Security />
<Data>C:\Program Files (x86)\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XIV\ffxivgame.exe</Data>
</Event> ".

Can anyone please help us!!!
#3 Sep 29 2010 at 1:31 AM Rating: Good

What is your video card? If your laptop does not have discrete graphics, chances are it cannot run the game. Check the minimum requirements.

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