Should I just revert back or have you guys had success using 263.09 too?
Edited, Feb 4th 2011 6:31pm by Reallink
EDIT. What I realized was that the latest patch probably adjusted how the game accepts thread requests. While I had not had a problem playing it earlier, due to rebuilding the system I ran into this insta-crash problem and didn't know how to fix it. It turns out it was not a drivers issue to my knowledge. It was a simple fact that XIV dislikes 16 processing cores :)
Excellent thread here to also try if you are in this particular boat.
1. Open Notepad
2. Copy the 3 lines of text from the forums at FFXIVCore. Be sure to retype your FFXIV root directory in exactly as the bat file points to ffxivboot.exe. I had modify mine for example to C:\Final Fantasy XIV\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XIV\.
3. Go to any explorer view in Windows and select Tools > Folder Options > View Tab > Hide Extentions for Known File Types is unchecked so you can rename your txt file to *.bat. (Win 7 should now give you an icon with two gears).
4. Copy this batch file into the root directory of XIV. You can always replace the shortcut icon of it with the default FFXIV one by changing icon and pointing at ffxivgame.exe.
5. Boot her up and enjoy!
I had tried two game reinstalls, updating (and reverting) 3 sets of Nvidia drivers, the sound trick, the lower graphics trick via FFXIV Config, repeated fullscreen / windowed options, different adjustments in Nvidia's control panel, firewall and antivirus off and on and NONE of these settings did anything to solve the insta-crash of XIV after I logged in past the Play Game screen. This affinity trick sure enough fixed it!
I'm glad I can play again. Square Enix should've have had us resort to things like this in the first place but at least it's fixed for me.
Edited, Feb 5th 2011 2:16am by Reallink