Hey guys. So, I'm personally new to the PC gaming world, but I recently got a new computer [stats below] and thought I might try for FFXIV since I adore the series.
Here's what I've got:
Windows 7 64-bit
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
DirectX 9 and 11 (11 came with it, installed 9)
i7 Processor, 1.73 GHz, 2.93 (I think) Turbo Mode
I recently downloaded the benchmark and got the "d3dx9_41.dll" error message, so I installed DirectX 9. Then when I opened the benchmark I get the "Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark has stopped working" message. I did some searching, realized my drivers might need to be upgraded. So I went to ATI's site and installed the Catalyst update for 64-bit Windows 7 that was released October 22. Rebooted, and re-downloaded the benchmark several times, but still, no avail, receiving the "...stopped working" message.
If anyone here could help me figure this out, I'd greatly appreciate it, I'm kinda new to this so I'm still learning. Thank you!