So I just bought the game today, thought it looked promising in spite of all of the issues I've been reading about. The problem is I can't even finish creating my character before my screen goes black and I get a "unable to detect directx device" message that breaks my game. I've been trying to create a character for an hour but it keeps happening.
Now, I googled the issue, tried various things that people claimed "fixed" the problem (such as opening the config and changing to full screen mode). Some of these "fixes" seemed to make it take longer to crash, but it still crashed. I have the latest drivers for my video card (geforce 9800gx2) and beyond that I am lost. It also appears that this has been an issue since BETA so I'm not holding my breath on Square Enix to fix this for me.
Can someone please help me so that I can at least get into the game to complain about it like the rest of you? I mean I'm already ready to complain but I figure I should at least be able to get into the game before I start. *sigh*