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#1 Aug 27 2011 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I purchased FF14 the other day ( yay for me ) and I installed the game ( took some time just to add -_-). Once everything got going, the game wouldn't start up , so I updated my drivers and I set the config to everything to low , and this worked to get the game started. However once at the main menu I click start game and it crashes, saying ff14 has stopped working. I can watch the opening movie fine, as well as the credits. below are the spec, ( this is a laptop ) , HOPE someone can help :)

Acer Aspire 5736z series
Intel Pentium T4500 dual core
Intel GMA 4500MHD
4GB DDR3 Memory
750 GB HDD
windows 7
2.30 ghz

#2 Aug 27 2011 at 8:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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Your laptop will not run FFXIV (integrated graphics, specifically). You should have checked the minimum requirements before you spent your money.

#3 Aug 27 2011 at 10:17 AM Rating: Default
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I don't understand, it can play the opening scene no problem, so why wont the game work
#4 Aug 27 2011 at 10:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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The opening movie and the game are two different things. Even if you can play the opening movie, integrated graphics aren't good enough to play the game itself. Unfortunately, you will not be able to play FFXIV on that laptop.

Edited, Aug 27th 2011 9:51am by Lantesh
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#5 Aug 27 2011 at 5:39 PM Rating: Good
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It's the difference between watching a video and interacting with a rendered world. Even a relatively old cellphone these days can view some YouTube clips, but that doesn't mean they necessarily have the processing power to play inside a world with the same kind of graphics.
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#6 Aug 28 2011 at 1:30 AM Rating: Good
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To further expand upon some of the above comments, FFXIV is an extremely demanding game and requires a powerful graphics card to run effectively. Dedicated gaming laptops often have superior graphics cards installed, but the majority of them rely on more basic graphics cards which aren't really designed for playing games.

A moderately powerful desktop PC with an entry-level graphics card will play FFXIV with low settings, or you can always upgrade your laptop to one which is more games-centric. Always double check the system requirements before purchasing a new game, or you might be disappointed with the results.
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