Since the December 1st patch I have been unable to start FFXIV.
It gets past the login, then during the character select screen, or the following screen it crashes with the old
"ATI driver stopped working" message.
Used to get this occasionally, but now it happens all the time (well about 20 times in a row before giving up)
Obviously makes the game unplayable.
Anyone else have this?
Using an ATI HD5850 with an i5-750, and Windows 7 64bit, ATI driver 10.10, 4GB RAM. All clocks as default.
I have tried the following:
Various settings, eg NO-AA, 2xAA, 4xAA, low textures, high textures etc
Windowed, full screen.
Stopped all programs that could be running in background. Eg no virus scanners, updaters etc. This is very bare-bones install of Windows 7.
Changed program permissions to "Run as administrator", and without this option.
Changed program compatability to Off/Vista/XP/SP3/SP2/ etc...
Reinstalling directx from Microsoft, could not as am running latest version.
Lower the clocks on the GPU card with MSI afterburner, (and tried without MSI running)
Total driver de-install with driver cleaner, then try 10.11, still no good so back to 10.10 after total de-install.
Checked that all device drivers are latest in device manager.
Checked temperatures. All is cool.
I have not reinstalled the game, or reinstalled windows, or bought another graphics card. Card works fine elsewhere, and problems coincided with most recent patch.
I have not seen any other recent posts with this issue. Which kind of implies SE won't try and fix it. I can forgive the game for having issues, but not even being able to start it, makes moving to a different game a necessity if I can't fix this.