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FFXIV Windowed Mode Fixed?Follow

#1 Dec 04 2010 at 8:21 AM Rating: Good
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I've been logging in since the patch and before Nov 25th I'd always get a black screen randomly and none of the known fixes worked and I could never get it to happen 100% all the time. It was a major pet peeve for most people that played with windowed mode. Since there has been no topic on it for awhile, I just wanted to ask those players who continue to play windowed mode this: Is windowed mode fixed now?

I haven't had it go to black screen since the patch and nothing in the patch notes says they addressed this issue either... anyone else fixed or still broken?

#2 Dec 04 2010 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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i only play windowed mode but ive never experienced what your describing. possibly has something to do with certain peoples computers? and maybe on the odd chance that fixing something else in the update inadvertantly fixed this for you as well. i cant see it being just the game itself because as i said.. ive NEVER had it happen before and i play quite consistently.
#3 Dec 04 2010 at 10:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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My wife had a black screen issue that was easily fixed by updating the video drivers. Since there was a thread on this before, I assume you've already tried that; but I figured I should throw it out there just in case.
#4 Dec 04 2010 at 11:08 AM Rating: Good
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I too play in windowed mode on two different computers and never got that issue. Maybe you might need to upgrade something, otherwise I don't know. I wish you luck in finding the nasty problem and defeat it so you can play again!

#5 Dec 04 2010 at 12:38 PM Rating: Good
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What I am saying is I had updated drivers, permissions set and everything worked fine. I haven't gotten a black screen, a direct x error crash or any crash what so ever in any mode. This is just from the patch, no updates or modifications to anything else. I mean I seriously do not crash anymore.... some people claim to crash all the time, but now for some reason I have a 20 more fps no matter where I go and everything.

Did SE majorly patch and update the game coding on Nov 25th because I've had no issues since patch at all!

#6 Dec 04 2010 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I was getting the black screen before the patch. I had updated drivers and directx.

Haven't had it after the patch. :)
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#7 Dec 04 2010 at 3:11 PM Rating: Good
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Sounds like SE tweaked things to optimize for drivers that didn't like windowed mode. I imagine it's less of a "fix" and more of just keeping up with driver compatibility (newer drivers especially can introduce problems that SE can't predict until they are released), but if it fixed your problems then that's still a nice tweak.

the drivers fixed this, not SE

That seems rather unlikely when the drivers didn't change but FFXIV did.

Edited, Dec 4th 2010 4:44pm by Caesura
#8 Dec 04 2010 at 3:24 PM Rating: Default
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the drivers fixed this, not SE
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