Pawkeshup the Meaningless wrote:
On Windows 8, my fiancee could never get the FFXIV app to do... well anything. None of the crystals are options at the top, and she couldn't get it to load her character data. You can't even type in the field to enter anything to locate the character. Since there were no help files or any info on what to do, I just didn't bother beyond trying to play in a few areas before just telling her to live without it for now.
Edited, Oct 19th 2013 9:54am by Pawkeshup
I run it just fine on Windows 8. The important parts are: Install Microsoft .NET 4.5
Unzip the program using anything other than the built in Windows utility, I prefer 7 Zip
Run the client executable as Administrator. You can right click on it, select Properties, select the Compatibility tab, check the box in the Settings group for "Run this program as an administrator".
I have a brand new install of Windows 8.1 with the default settings and using these steps I'm able to run this just fine.