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#1 Sep 30 2010 at 6:29 AM Rating: Good
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I posted in my class forum, but no one seems to have noticed it. I am looking for some help with my macro's.

I am using Windows 7, so I began opening the game under the admin account (thinking that I needed to do that. I made a few macro's in an attempt to try to figure it all out. However a day later, I made new macro's in their place that actually worked. However every time that I log in (regardless of admin or not), my original wonky macro's are there, not the ones that worked. I have to remake them every time in order to play. This puts a SERIOUS damper on any enjoyment that I may have in this game :(

Can anyone help me? My husband thinks that it may be something that I did while under Admin. I have remade the macro's as admin and regular user, but the old wonky ones always come back after logging out. I was not thrilled with the game at the start to be honest, but we are trying it a bit longer in hopes of some understanding and enjoyment. but this really kills it and I would like to solve it to give it a good try.

Thank you for any help in advance!

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 8:29am by Shalindria
#2 Sep 30 2010 at 6:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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First question: Are you logging out, or crashing out? In FFXI if you didn't do a normal log out, but instead crashed, your macro changes would be lost. Standard Sanity procedure is to logout immediately after setting up your macros to force the save.

Another thing to try (please be aware this is SPECULATION. Backup your files if you try this):
Macros, among other interface data, is stored locally. If you check "C:\Users\<YOUR WINDOWS ACCOUNT NAME>\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV\user", you will see one or more numerically labeled folders. One of them is for your character (sorry, I dont know how to tell which). If you open the folder(s), one should have a file named something like "mcr0". I *think* this is the macro file. MOVE IT TO ANOTHER LOCATION SO YOU CAN RESTORE IT LATER, then try launching the game and seeing if your macros are there. If the game doesn't launch/gives you an error, put the file back.

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 9:04am by Ilmoran

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 9:04am by Ilmoran
#3 Sep 30 2010 at 7:24 AM Rating: Good
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Like Ilmoran above, my money is on you not logging out properly.
Can move or just rename macro file so game doesnt load it, though it should just overwrite and update if you log out properly.
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#4 Sep 30 2010 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
Ilmoran wrote:
First question: Are you logging out, or crashing out? In FFXI if you didn't do a normal log out, but instead crashed, your macro changes would be lost. Standard Sanity procedure is to logout immediately after setting up your macros to force the save.

Another thing to try (please be aware this is SPECULATION. Backup your files if you try this):
Macros, among other interface data, is stored locally. If you check "[b]C:\Users\<YOUR WINDOWS ACCOUNT NAME>\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV\user", you will see one or more numerically labeled folders. One of them is for your character (sorry, I dont know how to tell which). If you open the folder(s), one should have a file named something like "mcr0".[/b] I *think* this is the macro file. MOVE IT TO ANOTHER LOCATION SO YOU CAN RESTORE IT LATER, then try launching the game and seeing if your macros are there. If the game doesn't launch/gives you an error, put the file back.

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 9:04am by Ilmoran

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 9:04am by Ilmoran

Appears to be 0144F089, at least for myself anyways. And there's some weird crap in there O.o
#5 Sep 30 2010 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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I am logging out from the in game menu and then quitting from the main menu. The only time that I crash is when windows needs my approval to run something, then the game fails to locate Direct X.

I will let my husband see this info though and any more that spring up. I would only mess it all up and then he would have to fix it again :(

Thanks for the info and any more to come! I appreciate it!
#6 Sep 30 2010 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Might be totally unrelated, but are you playing in windowed mode? The reason I ask is because I find I crash a lot (even sometimes without an error) when I was in windowed mode and if I changed anything they would revert. I know this isn't a problem for everyone, but I know a lot of people with Win 7 (2 of 3 of my friends) this happens to, I suggest full screen anyway, it looks so much nicer!

And by the way, I've found running this program in Admin all the time keeps it more stable and I have no problem with patches and I also have the config to always run in admin. Try setting it to always run as admin....then, as said above, go in..make a macro, log out, exit, restart and see if it's there.

I hope you get it figured out, I can understand how frustrating it could be!
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