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#1 Jun 28 2013 at 7:55 AM Rating: Decent
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According to the official website ARR is listed as running only on Windows XP/7/ or Vista. Incoming dumb question, but is it safe to assume that the game does not run on Windows 8? Just want to make absolutely sure because I am about to build a new PC and want to know which version of the OS I should go with. Thanks in advance
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#2 Jun 28 2013 at 7:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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I would be surprised if you couldn't put it on windows 8. Even if it doesn't support it at this point doesn't mean you can't run it.
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#3 Jun 28 2013 at 8:25 AM Rating: Good
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I had no problems running the beta client under Windows 8. I just hated 8 so much I went back to 7.
#4 Jun 28 2013 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I currently have windows 8 and the game runs perfectly fine :)
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#5 Jun 28 2013 at 9:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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I want to say Wint is playing it on WIndows 8. Hoping he chimes in.
#6 Jun 28 2013 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
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I am on Windows 8 running the beta. I've had no issues other than little lag spikes, but I believe my hdd is causing that. It's ok though, I've got an SSD coming to remedy that problem!!!

But yeah, FFXIV runs fine on windows 8.
#7 Jun 28 2013 at 10:53 AM Rating: Good
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SE really needs to clean up all of their web sites. FFXIV AAR does not support XP any longer. Officially it is Vista/7. Head over to beta forum or realm reborn page. lodestone has ffxiv old info still. I should atop posting from my phone so I can do links.
#8 Jun 28 2013 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the reply guys. I am building my PC here in Tokyo where it is a lot easier getting my hands on an English version of Windows 8, so I just wanted to be sure before I set myself up for a grand disappointment. Also, I agree that while Yoshi has done an amazing job opening the lines of communication with the community, the official site isn't exactly what I would call an information hub.
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#9 Jun 28 2013 at 5:24 PM Rating: Good
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I play on 8 with no problems.

They officially dropped XP support to focus on 8.
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#10 Jun 28 2013 at 5:26 PM Rating: Good
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Also running Win 8 no problem. I ran beta phase 2 on Win 7 os, and currently running phase 3 on Win 8, no problems with either OS running it.
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#11 Jun 29 2013 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Great, thanks for all the feedback ladies and gents. I think I am going to go with Windows 8 then.
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#12 Jun 29 2013 at 5:53 PM Rating: Good
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Windows 8.1 (beta) Works fine
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