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Final Fantasy 8 (PC) Failed To Load Custom Driver

Question: Final Fantasy 8 (PC) Failed To Load Custom Driver

Hello all.

After getting my FF7 set from a friend a couple weeks ago, nostalgia kicked in and I got his FF8 copy also but I'm having problems with it. I also have no problem playing FF7.

Installing it goes along with no problems till the end, where it says "Failed to load custom driver" and it goes to desktop. I try to start the game and same thing. I got the 1.2 patch but am unable to install EAX because again it says failed to load custom driver. What is going on?

Windows XP Home Edition
Pentium 4 2.2 Gz
256 RAM
Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller

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play online viewer final fantasy xi close down windows error is there a fix out there

Answer:final final fantasy xi wont work

It may sound dumb, but have you tried to run it in compatibility mode? I put FFXI on my laptop for a bit and I seem to remember having to do that.

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Question: Final Fantasy XI

Ok i check the recommended system requirements for this game and it seems i should have no problem running this game.

Recommended SystemOperating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP

* CPU: Intel® Pentium®4 processor
* Memory: 256 MB RAM
* Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForceFX™ series graphics processing unit (AGP) with 64MB of VRAM
* Sound Card: DirectX®8.1 compatible sound card
* Hard Drive Space: 6 GB free hard disk space
* CD-ROM Speed: 32x CD-ROM drive or faster (required only at installation)
* Internet Connection: Always-on Internet connection
* Other: Keyboard with 10-key numeric pad, mouse with scroll wheel

Now what i have on my notebook is..

AMD Turion 64x2 Dual Core 2.0GHz
1GB System Memory
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 256MB Dedicated.

Those are the only things im worried about, just wanna know if thats good enough for it to run smoothly, and i would just like you guys feedback.

Thank You.

Answer:Final Fantasy XI

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Question: Final Fantasy 8

Got a problem with FF8, the game is just making my computer crash and makes a blue screen appear. The screen reads like this:

page fault in non paged area
Technical info: STOP: 0x00000050 (0xF6C6BA80, 0x00000001, 0xBF87E04E, 0x00000000)

win32k.sys adress BVF87E04E base at BF800000, Date Stamp 3D6DE5E5
What is the win32k.sys file and what might be causing the failuire? can it be the video driver? System specs: Windows XP with SP1, Ram 384MB, Pentium 4 1.6GHz , Video card: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR with 32MB

The computer just restart while i am playing and every time i am playing. just very annoying and it doesn't let me continue the game.

Thanks for any help.

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Question: Final Fantasy 11

I want to use my PC to play final fantasy 11 through my DI-624 router. I already open ports 25, 80, 110, 443 but I'm not sure if what is the ports to be open in the range of 50000 - 65535.I tried to use application under the advance settings of the router as well as the firewall rule but still, I cannot open the ports. Is there any default port to be open, or any specific port in the range of 50000-65535?

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Question: Final Fantasy 7

First of all, I am not a gamer but I am trying to help a friend.

Final Fantasy 7, installed game and associated components (DirectX 5.0, Movie Player, and Yamaha Software Synthesizer). Install went fine, rebooted, and tried to start game but no go. For a split second you can see a small box pop up and go away but that's it. Installed DirectX 7 but didn't help. Documentation with FF7 states that they can't guarantee it will work with Windows 98 because they designed for Windows 95.

Windows 98SE
Celeron 400
SB AudioPCI 128D
Tried on my computer also with same results.
Windows 98
Celeron 366
SB AudioPCI 64V

I realize these are not very good systems and maybe its not even be possible to run the game on either. Hoping maybe someone has some answers.

Not really sure what other information will be pertinent but will be more than willing to answer any questions.


Get paid to listen to music online!

Answer:Final Fantasy 7

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Question: Final Fantasy 8

I'm looking for a patch for the above game compatible with windows xp pro and sp2.Could someone please recommend a site apart from Eidos, as they don't seem to have it anymore.Thank you.

Answer:Final Fantasy 8

have you tried to set xp to run in compatability mode for that prog?

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Question: Final Fantasy 11

I am running an OEM copy of windows Vista Ultimate edition and my Play online viewer keeps shutting down durin play, please advise or help me solve this problem as SE and PoL are saying it is in my computer and not thier problem

Answer:Final Fantasy 11

Did you download the special Play Online for Vista software?

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Question: final fantasy 7 pc

hi all
i am new here. i bough final fantasy 7 for pc on ebay. i pay a lot. i dont know a lot on laptop on comptuter but i try to install the game its a windows 95 compatible system
and i can give more detail if needed. but anyway, it doesn run. i look on google and many sugest a patch or stuff like that, others said that patch does not help.
how can i run this game on my laptop?
i really really like this game i wanna try to play but cant find any answer to solve my probleme. if anyone knows a lot about stuff like that and could help me, it would be so much appreciate.
thx for understanding.

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Question: Final Fantasy XI

Hey i was wondering if anyone else on this forum plays FFXI. I am taking a break from it right now because of school but it would be cool to know if anyone else here plays.

Answer:Final Fantasy XI

FF is one of my favourite games.. I'm re-doing 7 at the moment..

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Question: Final Fantasy 7

My brother unistalled FF7 and moved the saved file, does anyone know the name of it?

Answer:Final Fantasy 7

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was FF7 ever made  for the PC by Squaresoft or was it just taken from the PS1 version and made in to a PC game?

Answer:Final Fantasy 7 For the PC?


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hi all
aaah final fantasy VII keeps crashing in winXP pro. i've tried messing around with the compatibilty wizard and the app compatibilty toolkit v.2 but still no luck. ff7 was originall designed for win95 + win98
any ideas?


Answer:Win XP/ Final Fantasy VII


Well, apparently, Gamespot are having problems playing on XP, so you may be out of luck. Lets see though.
Whats your video card?
Go to Control Panel | System. Device Manager, under Display will be the video card.
Also, and I assume this will be high, but what version of DirectX do you have?
Go to Run and type DXDIAG. In the first tab will be the version number.



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Question: final fantasy 7

i know this game is old, but i feel like playing it again..i have the three play discs but im missing the installation..any suggestions?

Answer:final fantasy 7

Either buy a new game ask someone to orrow theirs or try downloading the part u need of the net.

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i installed the install disk, then i inserted the first disk, then i launched the game and it was black screen and i had to control alt delete out of it and it said the program is not responding. i have re-installed and tryed like 10 times andybody know what i should do to get this **** to work?

Answer:final fantasy 8 PC wtf!

Sounds like it could be a display issue.
Have you tried changing the graphic settings for the game?
Tried compatibility modes on the game?
Does it crash right away, or after you select "New Game"?

If it after "new game",
Post here that may offer some help:

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Question: Final Fantasy VII

Hi ppl!

I am a big fan of all FF/Squaresoft games, and I have most of the games. There is one that I havnt been able to find though: FF7 for the PC. I have 2 questions, 1. Will this game work on win xp pro, and 2. Does any1 know where i can get this(I have heard its very rare nowadays)?

ty 4 ur help,

Answer:Final Fantasy VII

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Hi there,

I know this may have been posted a while back so I apologise. I have FF7 on the EA Classics series and have been trying for a while to find fixes for running it on Windows XP.

I have tried various things including using a Guide.

I have installed various patches including the 1.02 1.03 and 1.04 versions, have modified the sound and installed the various movie fix patches for it.

Now, on to my problem.

Using the guide I did everything it asked for except the sound packs. The game installs fine and configures well using the 1.02 patch. Now, I insert my Disk 1 and the computer registers it as 'View Movie Files' disk. So I click cancel and the run FFVII.exe. The computer does not even attempt to autoplay anything from the CD drive for the opening movies or anything, So I cannot view the opening movies, just getting a black screen. I can skip the screen so it goes to the New Game/Continue? screen. I can happily go up and down on this screen between the two options but when I click new game I get another black screen, again, my CD drive does not do a thing so I have to alt-tab out and ctrl+alt+del.

The process is responding I just get nothing apart from a black screen. I am going to look into running it on a virtual machine instead to see if that works but I wondered if anyone using Windows XP (SP3) can tell me if they have managed to run their copies of it successfully.

My Specs are as follows:
E5200 @ 2.5Ghz
4GB Kingston Hiper-X RAM @ 800Mhz
512MB XFX HD... Read more

Answer:Final Fantasy 7 PC help.

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Question: Final Fantasy XI

Anybody anticipating this game with me? It seems simply amazing, I've pre-ordered it, they say it'll be released on the 28th to North America but it will be in stores by the 29th.

The official site is:

And you can get the benchmark (The second one) here:

I'm buying 256 DDR RAM and a new graphics card just for this game, weehee I'm so giddy.

Only about 100 hours left.

24 of which are in school.

Answer:Final Fantasy XI

Originally posted by Balbanebeoulve
Anybody anticipating this game with me? It seems simply amazing, I've pre-ordered it, they say it'll be released on the 28th to North America but it will be in stores by the 29th.

The official site is:

And you can get the benchmark (The second one) here:

I'm buying 256 DDR RAM and a new graphics card just for this game, weehee I'm so giddy.

Only about 100 hours left.

24 of which are in school. Click to expand...

I think it stinks this game is multiplayer only and no single player..

I won't be buying it.

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Question: Final Fantasy 14

I made an acount with Final Fantasy and I didn't have a credit card at the time and now when I log in to my game it says that I have to upgrade my acount pretty much and i don't know where to go to do that and I have tried to go there by (don;t have an acount under the log in and it doesn't work. Do you know what I can do?

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Question: Final Fantasy XI

Just wanted to know if anyone played, and if so
Your opinon on :
Could a whm/sum Blm/sum Brd/Rdm and Another mage combo
go threw the game without the need of a another, using bind and massive blm spells, (summoner is for stats opnly)

Answer:Final Fantasy XI

Telling ya right now it is impossible to go through the game alone; this becomes more clear after level 10-12. After that the amount of XP you need to level is extremely high for you to kill weak enemies; anything thats normal against you will give you about 80xp but will leave you with 10% health...also mages and bards are all low defense classes that require either alot of charm or alot of mana to play and carry negative stats towards their health with items. Getting beyond level 25 requires at least 2 mages per team. Also you cant get a 2nd job untill you ding 19...and you cant get an adv job untill your 30-35; and the amount of money that mage classes consume is just rediculous (blm consuming the most).

It is ussaly the norm if you got BLM / WHM you will pick the opposite one...unless you go taru and get a whm/bard. BLM is a nuker; RDM is a fighter; WHM is a healer and BRD is a stats booster. I personally dont like magic jobs but a BRD beyond level 40 is a Must for any team to succeed!

Bottom line its an MMORPG and not a single player experiance; w/o a large team your doomed.

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Okay, basically i just bought FFXI Online. i have payed for an account and everything and got onto the game... but does anyone have any idea what the hell your surposed to do on it and where the hell your surposed to go... its driving me crazy! iv just walked about on the game for days now asking people what to do but no one helps so i thouight id ask you people on here in the hope someone mite give me some clue as to what im surposed to do.

ANY help will be appreciated!


Answer:Final Fantasy XI... What To Do!?!?!?!

damo19uk said:

Okay, basically i just bought FFXI Online. i have payed for an account and everything and got onto the game... but does anyone have any idea what the hell your surposed to do on it and where the hell your surposed to go... its driving me crazy! iv just walked about on the game for days now asking people what to do but no one helps so i thouight id ask you people on here in the hope someone mite give me some clue as to what im surposed to do.

ANY help will be appreciated!

ThanksClick to expand...

Depending where you start, you should get an adventurer coupon. You need to give that to one of the guards outside the residential house., then go to your moogle house to change your job (if you want be something else). Then go to an exit, but before you go outside, look for a person next to the exit. In Winhurst, it will be someone with W.W. next to their name. In Bastok, it's I.M. and San dOria its T.K. Get your signet from them (very important - you get crystals for your crafting), then go outside and get some mobs. Again depending on where you are you should be going for specific mobs. Don't forget to heal and when you are getting messages that you found an item from a defeated mob, but not obtained, go to your inventory and sort it. The items are not automatically sorted so if you get an item that is stackable, then you will need to go to your inventory to stack them.

Let me know where you are so I can help you more.

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Question: Final Fantasy

Hi.Can I play FF IX and FF XII on my pc?.Thanks

Answer:Final Fantasy

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Question: Final fantasy 14

Hi there, I need advice. I have 2 kids and they both have laptops. I bought them the game Final Fantasy 14 ( what a pain). The game installed with no probelm. The problem is running the game. Its so slow and its like playing in slow motion. Meaning that the characters moves so slow, at least 10 secods after the key has been pressed. My opinion is that probably the processor in the laptops might be causing the slow down.

Laptop number one description:
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bits
Hp Pavillion DV6700
Processor: Intel Core (TM) 2 Duo CPU [email protected]
memory: 3gb

Laptop number 2 description:
Windows Vista Home Premium 32Bits
Compaq Pressario CQ60 Notebook
Processor: AMD Athlon Dual Core QL-32 2.00 Ghz
Memory : 2.00GB

I have done all the updates, video card, windows, and directX and the problem persists. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciate it.

Thank you much


Answer:Final fantasy 14

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hi guys,
i had an old game collection - "Final Fantasy VII".
it used to run smootly on my old comp (win 98).
recently, i installed and try to play it on my new comp (win XP),
it just won't run on my machine. i try to install the patch which
found from net, but it still won't run at all.

anyone knows how to fix this problems?

i m thinking of getting a new one - "Final Fantasy VII Ultima Edition",
but not sure if that is worth to buy or will it run on Win XP.


Answer:Final Fantasy VII won't run on Win XP

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Question: Final Fantasy 11

I have recently reinstalled final fantasy 11 online ton the same computer to which it was installed 5 months ago. When I try to connect, I gt the error FFXI-3100 "cannot connect to lobby server". I contacted SE and they told me to contact my ISP (Comcast) and have them unblock the ports. So I called Comcast and they said they are not blocking any ports (which makes sense because I was able to play the game four months ago with same ISP). So i recontacted SE support and they said to try uninstalling the anti virus. I did that and still had no luck connecting. So then I power cycled the Modem and afterwards, I still couldn't connect. I am wondering is anyone has any ideas before I give up altogether. Any help would be awesome. thank you!

Answer:Final Fantasy 11

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Question: Final fantasy XI

I have installed FFXI on my computer that i have had for a while now but when i try to launch the playonline it gives me an error the error is -

error code = 20008003
PlayOnline Viewer cannot run under current operating system

I have all the Requirements to play the game i dont no what the problem could be

Any help would be great

Answer:Final fantasy XI

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I read that there's a final fantasy 7 neing re-released... and final fantasy tactics being made for the psp... i'm too excited... does any country have it released yet tho? i've checked in some big name shops and stuff around town in Singapore, Holland, Australia, And germany... nowhere has it out yet! and i can't find any info on the squaresoft site... 


You checked ebay

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Question: Final Fantasy VII

Advent Children.....
What did you think?
My favorite games are??? Final Fantasy's...I have played them all, and won.
I just watched Advent Children and was very wowed!
Think I will throw the game in again......
I know there must be fans..
I bought it and I am not dissapointed( the movie too)
Anyone agree? let me know
Or am I the only FF freak alive ?
Hmm , seems I still owe Sid a slap
hehe. the lippy bugger(our kick ass friend)


Answer:Final Fantasy VII

I liked it a lot.

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I recently got ahold of a friend's PC copy of Final Fantasy VII, and because he wouldn't let me keep the actual discs, he gave me .iso (whatever those are) files of all the discs and installed a Daemon Tools virtual drive (this I know how to use).

The install disc worked just fine, but whenever I try to start the game after mounting the first disc, I get a black screen. If I hit 'Esc' twice I get to the menu asking if I want to start a new game, and I can select the 'New Game' option, but I get another black screen that I can't make go away. Anyone know how to get the game to run?

I'm on a Toshiba (unknown model) working with Windows 7. I already tried running the game in Windows 98/ME Compatability Mode but my computer can't recognize the file this way (it only works under normal Compatability Mode).

Can someone please help me? I love this game!!

Answer:Final Fantasy VII PC Problems

buy the game. We do not support unauthorized copies of ANY game

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Ok when I go to create a new character i get a black screen and the music still plays.I contacted their tech support and they sent me this:
PlayOnline(including all related software such as FINAL FANTASY XI) may use any of the following ports. If you are using a router, please configure it to allow packets to pass through these ports.

Port numbers that may be used by the PlayOnline server group.
TCP or 50000 - 65535
UDP 50000 - 65535
*If your Internet service provider (ISP) specifies a DNS server, you may need to configure your settings to allow packets to pass through UDP Port 53 as well. For more information, please refer to the instruction manual for your router or the information provided by your ISP
Now I'm not using a router, so my question is this how do i configure my network settings to allow the above to work? Thanks in advance

Answer:Problems with Final Fantasy XI

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right, been playing this game for a while on a normal adsl connection and it worked fine, pc specs are ok for it (windows xp pro, 512 ddr ram, geforce 4 ti 4600, 2.8 ghz)

recently installed an origo ASR-8400 router and starting having problems. i log onto playonline and final fantasy fine, but after a while i basically lag out, ie. i no longer recieve information from the game or can input info into it. with this error message:

Error code : POL - 0207 connection terminated or not available please try again later or check cables, networking devices and network settings.

it is not a usb router so that is not the problem (i found out these arent supported by playonline)

i dont know what to do i have tried origio's website and final fantasy support but neitheir are specific enough to deal with this problem.

also msn signs out every 5 minutes with the new router, however when i play counter-strike or use internet explorer or download it works just fine

any help would be much appreciated and if network connection info is needed i can give it..

Answer:final fantasy 11 urgent help please

Sounds like the router has some issues.

Have you tried resetting it and re-entering the info?

I would also try DMZ mode and see if it makes any difference at all.

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Why can't I register as a uk resident so I can play Final Fantasy XI. I bought the game from HMV and having installed it without a hitch, I was very annoyed to get stumped on the PLAYONLINE registration question about suppling the country of residence when only given the choice of the USA and Canada. I looked for help, a word of support, perhaps a easy e-mail address to gain the answer. Not a thing. What is a multi national games empire doing releasing a game when you can't play the damn thing, worse what fools are loosing them sales as countless customers must be disappointedly returning their game for a refund because there is NO information on this problem.

Answer:PlayOnline - Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XI may be someway off release in Europe, but an American outing is slated for sometime next year. Those with broadband will be looking to play on US servers in 2003. A European version isn't expected until 2004.from click here(que)id=83289maybe choose us see what happens

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Since my PS2 cant for some reason read PS1 memory cards, i got FF8 pc version (downloaded, since didnt find any stores that had it)
Here is a picture of the Configuration that i get.

I've installed the latest Nvidia patch for the game aswell.
My PC hardware is

2g Ram
XFX GeForce 7950 GT 512mgb ddr2 ram
nVidia 5 motherboard
3.2 ghz CPU

Anyone know what i can do to start the game?
I start it, if im lucky, i see the Eidos logo, then it ends up on the desktop
(see picture) and i cant open it, nor right click it.
I hope someone here can help me out, im dying to play it

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Short of doing a reinstall of the game, can anyone think of any ways to solve the following issues?

Very slow zoning times. This was not an issue on windows 8 or 7. Loading times have doubled.

Game will not close, it freezes and sits as not responding upon selecting exit game.

Other than these two issues the game is operating well. I get higher FPS on 10. But the loading times make running
things where you have to zone a lot a real hassle. Any suggestions appreciated. Thank you.


Answer:Final Fantasy XIV Issues


Set it to run in windows 8 compatibility mode and the speed and exit issues are both gone. I don't know what this means for the future but for right now the issue is solved. Sorry for the wasted post, hope this helps ppl.

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Title is pretty self expanatory. I have heard rumors that Final Fantasy XII is going to be released for PC. Anyone able to verify this?

I have tried serching google, but evidently my search terms have been wrong.

Any info is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Is Final Fantasy XII going to be released for PC?

No one has heard anything?

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i ran ff8 fine on Win98;
then i got a notebook with WinXP;
i have 3 .exe files:
FF8.exe (eng version)
LF8.exe (russian version)
and runner.exe (runs with russian version)

so if i run the russian .exe the game runs o.k.
but i want the english version, i run it, click continue,
load a saved game and it quits to windows;

why cant i run an english version??
any other english-language game runs perfectly, btw;
do u know a good site to ask about "squaresoft" games problems=(ff8)??

Answer:help running Final Fantasy 8!

the game installed with shortcuts,
e.g. "C:\FinalFantasy8\runner.exe E"
when i run the shortcut the english version works!
but when i click the FF8.exe alone, it doesnt work well (quits to windows);
why is that??

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Hey everyone,

Running FF7 (french version), there isn't any SFX in the game.

here i'm gotta put my config, hoping that we could fix this issue on FF7

So, what's my computer like ?

P.2,4GHz (asus P4T533C motherboard)
1024mb mem
GeForce 4 Ti 4200
Audigy sound card
Win XP pro

all with latested updates (i hope so)

What's my FF7 like ?
FINAL FANTASY VII french (original)
PATCH ff7betap1 (correct the black screen issue, or inverted screen issue, I do not remember ) )
PATCH Nvidia (1.02)
..followed by..
PATCH XP 1.4 (multi-languages for French)

What's my FF7 configuration menu :
i can choose between
- SB Audigy Audio (D800)
- Audio integreated Intel(r) (sorry its a litteral translation from french)

driver - SB Audigy Synth A (D800)
- data General MIDI
- data Soundfont MIDI (doesnt work)
- Yamaha XG MIDI
driver - Synth software SB Audigy (D800)
- data General MIDI
- data Soundfont MIDI (doesnt work)
- Yamaha XG MIDI
driver - SB Audigy Synth B (D800)
- data General MIDI
- data Soundfont MIDI (doesnt work)
- Yamaha XG MIDI
driver ES MIDI SB Audigy (D800)
- data General MIDI
- data Soundfont MIDI (doesnt work)
- Yamaha XG MIDI

driver Synthetiseur software Microsoft
- data General MIDI
- data Soundfont MIDI (doesnt work)
- Yamaha XG MIDI
(with this one I can change Logarithme control volume)

When I run the game, i got NO SFX.
In the CONFIG inside the game, at the 'sound', it says ... Read more

Answer:Final Fantasy 7 (SFX problem)


..after the strange problem about the sound of FF7 that works on configuration tests, but not 'inside' the game, i just discoverd something new :

As i said, the issue is strange, because it indicates 'inside' the game that MUSIC is not SUPPORTED, (but i can well hear it) and SFX is at 100% but I CAN'T hear it..

So I tried in the configuration to put as DRIVER the 'Synthétiseur Software Microsoft' (see config above)

..and this one now WORKS !

..well, not 'exactly : i got now -'inside'- sound ff7 config a MUSIC volume controle which works !! (first good step) but SFX remains still, even with the volume controle bar at 100%.

..FF7, here we come


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So I have windows xp and I just bought FF7 and FF8 for the pc and both of them have problems running I'll just be playing and then i get a error and it freezes on me and gives me one of those report a problem error boxes and shuts down. Do you know why this happens is there anything I can get that will make it possible to play these games without it freezing?

Answer:Final fantasy 7 & 8 pc problem

Here's an XP patch for FFVII:

I can't find a similar patch for FFVIII, but you could try running it in compatibility mode.

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put here you Scores ... with the Game Save Results tool.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Exploration)
Tested on:8/5/2014 10:49:18 AM
Average Framerate:45.409
Performance:Very High
-Easily capable of running the game. Should perform exceptionally well, even at higher resolutions.

Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Maximum
-Improve overall graphic quality. : Enabled
-Disable rendering of objects when not visible. (Occlusion Culling) : Disabled
-Use low-detail models on distant objects to increase performance. (LOD) : Disabled
-Cache LOD data only when necessary. (LOD Streaming) : Disabled
-Smooth edges. (Anti-aliasing) : Enabled
-Increase transparent lighting quality. : Enabled
-Grass Quality : High
-Use low-detail models on shadows to increase performance. (LOD) : Disabled
-Display : All
-Shadow Resolution : High: 2048 pixels
-Shadow Cascading : High
-Shadow Softening : High
Texture Detail
-Texture Filtering : High
-Anisotropic Filtering : High
-Naturally darken the edges of the screen. (Limb Darkening) : Enabled
-Blur the graphics around an object in motion. (Radial Blur) : Enabled
-Effects While in Motion : Display All
-Screen Space Ambient Occlusion : High
-Glare : Normal
Cinematic Cutscenes
-Enable depth of field. : Enabled

Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.140502-1507)
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My dad downloaded a copy of Final fantasy 8 on his windows 7 computer, he transfered it to my windows 7 computer and it worked perfectly fine. I then transfered it to my new windows 8 computer, but it doesn't work. I click on the launcher, it loads up but the whole thing is pretty much just all white with the exception of the buttons.
I click start the launcher goes away for a couple of seconds then goes back to the way it was, just the launcher being white, and it won't load up.

Btw if anyone says that its illegal for me/dad to download it off the internet, i have the actual copy of the game but some discs are lost and scratched up and it stops at a certain point in the beginning of the game.

I'd appreciate any help thanks.

Answer:Can't Run Final Fantasy 8 on windows 8

I have Final Fantasy 8 via steam and it works.

For you, I think it might be you need to install the game on Windows 8 instead of just moving the Folder from a different OS.
Maybe, Windows 8 handles installs different from Windows 7.

By the way it is currently $12 via Steam if you can't figure out why it does not work.
FINAL FANTASY VIII on Steam or wait for one of these Steam sales.

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hi everyone, i just bought final fantasy 11 as i am a long time fan but never thought of getting it till now, i installed everything and i thought everything was fine but now my operating system doesn't seem to be able to handle the game because i cant open it up. any help would be extremely appreciated.

Answer:final fantasy 11 os system

Moving thread to the Gaming forum for better results.
Do you meet the minimum requirements? FINAL FANTASY XI Official Web Site

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i got and installed Final Fantasy XI for the first time the other day. when i login it says i need to update, but when i get to certain .dat files (or just about every other one) i get an error that says pol-1162. is there a workaround? i have all my firewalls and anti-virus disabled.

Answer:Final Fantasy XI will not update

Sometimes it may take a while if everyone is trying to update. It used to be like that when I played 2 years ago.

If it continues, contact POL on their website.

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Question: Final Fantasy VIII

Hello... I have loved this game since 1999 when it came out... I loved playing it on the ps1... I loved the debug room too... I have been feeling like I want to play an old game... so I tried something new... I found the game for PC for $15.00... But I don't see anyway to use codes to get into the room... Does anyone know if it is possible to get in the debug room in the pc version? I don't want to go out and buy the ps1 version, just after selling it to a gamestore... LOL... Any help is appreciated...
PS... if you guys have a gamesave for the pc, that would be another alternative... If there is a way...

Answer:Final Fantasy VIII

Just enter final fantasy VIII cheat codes or savegames or whatever into Google.

Personally, I think that destroys the game, but sometimes it stops you putting your fist through the screen.

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Short of doing a reinstall of the game, can anyone think of any ways to solve the following issues?

Very slow zoning times. This was not an issue on windows 8 or 7. Loading times have doubled.

Game will not close, it freezes and sits as not responding upon selecting exit game.

Other than these two issues the game is operating well. I get higher FPS on 10. But the loading times make running
things where you have to zone a lot a real hassle. Any suggestions appreciated. Thank you.


Answer:Final Fantasy XIV Issues


Set it to run in windows 8 compatibility mode and the speed and exit issues are both gone. I don't know what this means for the future but for right now the issue is solved. Sorry for the wasted post, hope this helps ppl.

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Ok I know this is an old game but i'm hoping someone can help. I put in the install disc and install the game, then I put in disc one and launch the game. Everything goes fine, it starts playing the intro movie and just repeats it over and over again, I try hitting escape and w/e else and it does nothing. I then took the cd out and restarted the game to see if it would even prompt me for a cd and it didnt ,it would do the same thing if a disc was in the drive or not. please help. Thanks.

Answer:Final Fantasy 8 PC problems

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Question: Final Fantasy VIII

The other day I was in a charity shop and seen this game it looked in good condition(like New)and I have been after this game for a while so bought it
Well when I put disk no.1 into my pc(windows XP) it just came up with what was on the disk a few files that my pc cant seem to understand ?
I looked at the booklet and it said to insert the disk marked "install disk"
It has 4 disks in the case but none marked install disk ?
so is it missing a disk or is my pc not able to understand it ?
any help with this would be greatly appreciated as I would really love to play this

Answer:Final Fantasy VIII

its ok I found the install disk

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Ok. So I am having some framerate issues with Final Fantasy XI. I played a few years ago and it ran grate, but i have had some upgrades since then. I have 4.0 gig of ram, an Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2, Windows Vista SP1, Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9300, running in 1280 x 1024. If someone could please tell me why my game looks so choppy its unplayable i would greatly appriciate it. I have the Ntune program specfic manager as well so i can fine tune the setting for each program. I just cant get it to run smooth please help!

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Hey guys, when i run FFXI and PoL i get this error message and my game automatically crashes.
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: pol.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 474bcdfa
Fault Module Name: FFXiMain.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 48526fb1
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0006e972
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 8d13
Additional Information 2: cdca9b1d21d12b77d84f02df48e34311
Additional Information 3: 8d13
Additional Information 4: cdca9b1d21d12b77d84f02df48e34311

If anybody could help me fix this it would be highly appreciated as I am playing ?10 for a game I can't play/month. If not, i guess it'll be back to mac :/

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I Need Help With FFXI and the graphics. Eveything looks fine on my screen untill the character model comes up. The background and everything looks great but all the human controlled characters and in-game Monster and NPC's look trash. I have no idea what to do. WOW looks great and plays without problem so i'm wondering why this is not doing so well. It's only the character models in the game.

This is what i'm dealing with:
See How he almost looks invisible......YEAH!!!!.

This is a link the the page of the computer I have.

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I am very sorry to post this... I know its so old the game that it might be hard to know how it would work but i want to ask the help of who ever can.

I have a Final Fantasy 8 original CD case with all 4 discs, the case is from PcGAMES, and when i put the CD inside my laptop the CD opens but the largest file ,401.616KB, is a PAK file wich i canot find anything to open it with. this is refering to CD1.
All CD's have a file called disckX.PAK with around 401.616KB, a file called DiskX and its type is "File" but i have nothing to open it its 2bytes in size, and 3 files called Field and extentions are fi/fs/fl .
CD4 has beside all those writen before, also has the file field2.fs
Note: the files are named in exact same way as they are in CD's and the "X" refers to the CD numbers for isntance disck1 for CD1 / disck2 for CD2 ...

I would like to know if anyone have any idea how it works and how i can put the game working. For the record i do not have my game manual. My operating system is Windows 7 and I have 1.5 GB ram, its a Compaq 615 all stock except ram.
The game requirements are windows 95/98
pentium II 266 MHz
64 MB ram
16MB 3d graphic accelerator
direct x 6.1

I would be glad if someone could help me understand how to put this working. I dont know wat to use to read PAK files either ... 1st time i ever saw them actualy ... Im sry to bodder u.

Answer:Final Fantasy 8 problem

You could barely get it to run on the recommended OS.

I have FF8, and you should have 5 CDs I think, depending. (mine are original from Squaresoft). 4 discs are install discs, the last one is a play disc. On the first disc, there should be a setup.exe file. You would want to run that file in Windows XP compatibility mode.

Note: it may be 3 install discs and a play disc.

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I finally got a hold of the PC version of FFVII, downloaded the 1.02 patch, the TrueMotion 2.0 codec, the chocobo patch, everything(!), and then when I get to playing the game looks like the picture below. Anyone know how to fix that?

Answer:Final Fantasy VII PC Problems

are you still using the iso files or you purchased the game?

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Hi, i recently bought this game, perhaps ill advisedly. My laptop seemed smack between the minimum and recommended requirements so i went ahead and got it. Unfortunately upon installation there have been two issues: one, the config panel program for this game comes up blank, there are no options. This is obviously a fault.
Second is apparently my graphics controller is incompatable.
Needed is a 'NVIDIA GeForce series or ATI RADEON 9000 series graphics card with 32 meg of VRAM (AGP)'
Now you'll have picked up im an amateur, but my laptop graphics controller is a Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller. It has worked on any other game ive played so ive had no reason to think it wouldnt for this. I just assumed it would work.
So, does this game require something my machine cant provide? or is there a driver/program/facility/upgrade that can aid me in running it? Cheers.
Oh, and has anyone else had the config blank problem.

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why wont my FF14 run in 64bit. did i install it wrong or is it my pc.

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Recently, my friend let me borrow Final Fantasy VII (7) and I started playing it and really enjoyed it. Then he wanted the game back, so I gave it back to him and went out and bought it on my own. I stuck disc 1 into my computer and the blue screen of death came up and said:

"Error Reading CD-ROM in Drive D:
Please Insert CD-ROM
With Serial Number ****-**** in Drive D:
If the CD-ROM is still in the drive, it may require cleaning"

This never happened with my friend's CD. I tried uninstalling the game entirely and starting over from square one, but that didn't work either, I got the same message. Sometimes it says certain files are missing from the CD or the computer itselfs, and sometimes it works for a few minutes before the blue screen of death actually comes up. I am running on a Windows 95 machine.

Editted out serial number

Answer:Final Fantasy VII Problems

Does this happen with any other CD's? It sounds like one of two problems:

1. Your CD-ROM is dying


2. That CD is bad, and needs to be replaced.
If it never happens on other CD's, its safe to say its #2.

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I have successfully installed and updated Final Fantasy on my laptop. When I choose to play the game, the screen goes black and then returns me to the Final Fantasy XI main menu screen. Their FAQ section says that i need to make sure UDP ports 1024-65535 are not closed. I use a Linksys router and a Linksys wireless card. Can anyone explain to me how i can check to see if these ports are open or closed? I have been to the routers page ( in the web browser) and i can't figure out how to check if they are open or closed. All I see on the routers filters page for ports 0-65535 is "box" "~" "box", and the boxes have "0"'s in them. Also, how can I open them if they are in fact closed? Thanks for your help, it is very much appreciated.

Answer:Final Fantasy XI Problem

are you sure your video card is suported?

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Ok well I bought FF7 and FF8 (PC Versions) off ebay and I just got them today.

So I go ahead and pop the FF7 install disc into my drive and install it and everything seems to be going smooth. But then after I install it and I try to actually play the game, it seems like the game is going to start up but then a completely black screen pops up. Nothing at all, just totally BLACK. So I ALT+TAB out of the black screen and it takes me to my desktop. The name of the black screen window says FF7 - DEFAULT in all caps, so I'm not really sure what to make of this.

Then I hop on google and find out that there is a Windows XP patch for FF7. I download the FF7 v1.04 patch (which is supposedly the latest and greatest one) for Windows XP and install it and then yet again I try to play FF7, and guess what... it does the EXACT SAME THING!!!

This is extremely frustrating in light of the fact that FF7 is one of my favorite games of all time and now I cannot even play it! Not to mention I dished out some not-so-reasonable bucks to buy the damn thing. I lost my PlayStation copy of the game a loooong time ago and I was hoping this PC version would work for me and I could enjoy the game that I fell in love with all those years ago (like 10 years ago I think???).

If anyone has had any experience with the PC version of FF7 or has experienced problems similar to the ones I've had with the game and you think you might be able to help me out here, I would SOOOO very much appreciate it.

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Answer:Final Fantasy 7 on PC + XP Patch

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Question: Final Fantasy VIII

I installed FF* on my pc and have followed the instructions to the letter the game is supposed to be a complete install so I do not need the disc's in order to play, when I try to start a game the disc reader messes up no matter wits end

Answer:Final Fantasy VIII

so could you clarify how the disc reader is messing up?

you said that you didnt need a disc in to play, so what do you mean by "disc reader"?

im assuming you're talking about the CD drive...but please clarify

also, could you give some system specs? such as operating system, etc

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i recently bought Final Fantasy VII for the pc. iv been playing it all week and i got as far as "Boss Fight: Reno Of The Turks" after i killed the boss i was sent back to Aeris House and was meant to have gone to Don Corneo's Mantion agen but for sum reason the game would not let me through into Sector 6 to get back to Don Mantion but instead the game has set me back to "The Flower Girl" (where u first meet Aeris) basically the part of the game where u are in the church and you must knock the barrels off the beams to land on the enemy that is chasing Aeris... Anyway i was just wondering if anybody had ever experianced the same problem with FF7 and if so how did you fix the problem?

Answer:Final Fantasy VII PC Setback!?!

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Hi all i am a huge gamer and usually stick with my unreal tournament type games but I used to have a playstation at one point and i remeber 2 of the best games was final fantasy 7 and 8 and i cannot find them in any store at all. Does anyone happen to know where you can purchase these games from?

oh I am looking for them for my pc not playstation
thanks all

Answer:Where can I find Final Fantasy 7 or 8

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I bought final fantasy 8 for pc when it first came out. It never worked right on my compter. Back then, I had a piece of junk pc. Now, my comp is nice, and I just found my FF8. I installed it. Its asking for disk 1. I put disk 1 in the drive, but it says "Caution, wrong disk". I tried putting every disk in, I even tried putting every disk in both of my cd drives, but still nothing. I uninstalled the game, and reinstalled, still, the same thing. Now, this is NOT a warez/pirate copy of the game. Its the real deal. I still have the game box, for pete's sake. None of the disks are in bad shape. Anyways, is there something I can do about this?
Any help is appreciated!

Answer:final fantasy 8 pc woes

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Hi I got a Acer Aspiire Vista 32 home basic..... I would like to know if with my specs or compatibility I could Play Final Fantasy 7... I always wanted to play it on PC... I had numerous copies for playstation and this is the only game I want to play again..

Answer:Hi I would Like To Play Final fantasy 7

Hello Peter!

Yes, you should be alright with those specs. As long as you've got a graphics card?


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I purchased FFXI with four expansion packs yesterday for my son and I have been trying since then to install it onto our computer. Our computer is new, purchased in February 2008, it has Windows Vista. With numerous tries, I have been able to install the Playonline Viewer, and Tetra Master. The last install was FFXI and the expansion packs. I have followed all the directions, but it won't download. I have looked online to troubleshoot problem and can not find any help. This is the message I keep getting:

"The install shield wizard has been interrupted and FFXI can not be installed. Your system has not yet been modified."

What needs to be modified and how do you do this?

I hope someone can help us or I have no choice but to return the game.

Thank you.

Answer:Final Fantasy XI won't download

Hi, Strife523, and welcome to the forums.

Go to Can You RUN It? and make sure that your system is set up correctly to run FFXI.

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I wanted to play FF7 again. I installed it without problems, and I donwloaded the 1.4 patch and applied it. I also added the "Reunion" patch, wich is supposed to make the chars look better.

Well, I started the game, and my screen turns black. I hear the sound of the "EIDOS" intro, and after that I only have a black screen in front of me. I can't exit or anything, and I have to restart my computer.

Please, tell what should I do?

I run the game on Windows XP SP2
Sempron 2500+ ~1800MHz
nVidia GeForce 4 MX 400 64MB
256DDR 440MHz

Thank you

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i bought and installed ffXI today. installed the disks, set up play online account, and now when i select play it takes me to this upgrading Final fantasy Xi and its been doing it for like an hour and its only 3% done!! what the heck is it! it doesn't say anything about an upgrade in the manual! why is it taking so long!

Answer:final Fantasy XI upgrade ?????

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is the Hard Drive compatible with pc?
or is it just for ps2?

Answer:Final Fantasy XI Hard Drive!!!

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I've been having a problem with FFXI sinse I installed it a few months ago. When viewing objects that have some degree of transparancy (such as summoned creatures or people that fade out after chainging items) get corrupted and seem to flicker in and out of coherancy. It's difficult to describe the effect so I'll see if I can get a screenshot later.

Another problem I have is that sometimes during a battle or when there are alot of special effects going on, the computer randomly crashes and locks up, forcing me to do a manual restart.

Are these things related? Is there a way to fix them other than upgrading my graphics card? Specs follow:

Intel Pentium 4 2.66 GHz Processor
Gigabyte GA-8S648FX-RZ Motherboard
2 x 256 Mb 266Mhz DDR RAM (512 Total)
XFX nVidia GeForceFX 5900 XT GPU
Seagate 80 Gb Barracuda HDD
AOpen 5232 DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
500 Watt PSU

My system is not overclocked and has 2 system fans and an exhaust blower next to the GPU. Also, I usually play the game with a USB joypad.

Thanks for the help

Answer:Final Fantasy XI Graphical Glitches

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Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings is the second direct sequal to a final fantasy game. Final Fantasy XII, on Playstation 2 (released March 16 2006 in Japan) was a major hit for the FF series selling 1,764,000 copies in the first week in Japan. The story of FF12 follows a young orphan named Vaan as he becomes involved in a war to fight the empires rule over the world. For full details on the game go to Final Fantasy XII review.

Well in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, set a year after the events of FFXII, you again play as Vaan. Vaan is now a fully fledged Sky Pirate with his own ship and Penelo as his navigator he flys across the sky as free as he had once dreamed. He meets Balthier and Fran at an old ruins, and after finding a mysterious stone, things start ti get heated. They rush out of the colapsing ruins but Vaans ship is lost.

After returning to town, the others console Vaan, but he hasn't a care, for he has adventure in his eyes. When a strange ancient ship arrives in Rabanastre, Vaan jumps at the chance to steal it. With Kytes and Filo tagging alone, Vaan enters the ship and just as Penelo and Tomaj jump onboard, the ship auto takes off. The ship takes the crew, as well as a unwanted visiter, to the Floating Continent of Lemurés, where they meet an undiscovered race of people called Aegyl and a deadly foe. So its up to Vaan to stop this new evil from taking over Lemurés and the rest of Ivalice.

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Answer:Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings - NDS


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i was just wondering, in ff7 what buttons do you press to stop the train? in what order..?

Answer:Solved: Final fantasy 7, train

Playstation or PC? I would just save befor, and try the ?two? combos..
You need to hit them one at a time.... example x,o,x,o,x,o,x,o,x..... and so on.. If the train speeds up, then try the other way... example o,x,o,x,o,x,o.... so on...

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Right i've installed Final Fantasy 14 three times now, and uninsalled it, i've tried running it as the administrator.
Installing the game itself there are no problems. however when i try to actually run the game it pops up with a lil box, and tells me that the programme has stopped working.

my system meets the requirements as far as i can see and i'm running on Windows 7.

But nothing i've tried so far seems to let me even acess even so much as a load screen. Any advice would be muchly appriciated.

Answer:Final Fantasy 14 problems running

i got the same problem =/ i meet requirements as well i just bought a laptop for this game and i cant seem to figure it out

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Hello, I am having a problem with FFXI. I log into the game and about 5 mins later i get booted out to the playonline screen with an error message as follows: Terminated as error occured in Final Fantasy XI Full screen mode was lost. (-1) Im not to computer savy when it comes to these sort of things so any help would be most appreciative seeing as how i am really anxious to get back to my game play . My computer stats are as follows:
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHZ
CPU Speed: 2880 MHZ
OS : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 ver 5.01.2600
Direct X : 9.0
Main Memory: Capacity 1022MB Free Space 733MB
Drive [C\] : Local Disk Free Space 62.59 GB Capacity 115.20 GB
Drive [2\] : Network Drive Free Space 0 Capacity 0
Graphics Card: ASUS Radeon A9600SE
Type of Chip: Unknown Video Chip
Video Drive: Ati 2dvag.dll
Updated Tuesday December 2 2003 6:57 A.M.
Vender ID: 0X1002
Device ID 0X4151
Sub Sys ID: 0XC0041043
Revision: 0
VRAM: 128.MB
Available Vid Mem: 124.3 MB
Available Texture Mem: 177.0MB
Sound Card: SB Live! Audio [B800]
Sound Driver: CTaud2k.sys
Updated Sunday June 8 2003 6:44P.M.
Network Card: Intel (R) Pro/1000CT Network Connection
Network Driver e 1000325.sys
Updated Wednesday May 21 2003 3:36 A.M.
Mother board: D865GLC
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Version: AAC 28909-408
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Answer:Final Fantasy XI error message

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So, I used to play FFXI a lot, and I've been considering starting back up sometime soon. However, the computer I played it on, seemed to have some trouble handling the game. Specs:

Laptop (Dell Inspiron 4150)
Mobile Pentium 4 - 1.7 GHz
640 MB RAM (PC2100 or 2700, I can't remember which...)
80 GB HD (5400 RPM)
16 MB video card (ATI Mobility Radeon 7500)

I suspect that the video card is to blame for the slow performance sometimes. Anyways, what I want to know is, if I max my RAM out to 1 GB, will that help the game run better at all? Also, I last ran the game when I was using a 30 GB HD, will there be any performance difference with the new HD?

Answer:Final Fantasy XI System Requirements

Im pretty sure that card isnt even supported by the game; sadly more ram won't help you out.

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Ok, I start the install and on the 3rd disk at Rom/4/79.DAT it gives me this error>

See if anyone has had this one before..

Answer:Final Fantasy XI setup error

Thats actually a common issue.

You can:

Try installing from another drive.
Copy the contents of CD3 to another CD.

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OS - Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium OEM
Age of system - 10 months
Age of OS installation - 10 months
CPU - Intel Core i7-920 2.66 GHz
Video Card - XFX ATI Radeon HD 5850
MotherBoard - ASRock X58 Extreme
Power Supply - Antec 500W EarthWatts

I got some great advice from this forum 5 months ago and I hope you'll be able to help again. I experienced a few BSODs while trying to play Final Fantasy XIV. The game is still in beta but I wonder if some problem with my system might be causing these rather than just a bug in the game. Thanks in advance for anyone who is able to help!

Answer:BSOD playing Final Fantasy XIV

It appears you are having a graphics issue. I see you have Speedfan installed; could you please test your temps while gaming?

Also, update to the latest August 03, 2010 ATI drivers:

...Summary of the Dumps:

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Thu Sep 2 21:27:11.166 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 12:03:03.291
BugCheck 50, {fffff82514745e08, 0, fffff880042306fa, 5}
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_MEMORY_SEGMENT::EvictResource+f3a )
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Thu Sep 2 09:23:30.234 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:36:56.359
BugCheck 50, {fffff867017cad48, 0, fffff88004b6670e, 5}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+35e70e )
PROCESS_NAME: ffxivgame.exe
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Thu Sep 2 08:38:50.300 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:28:03.425
BugCheck A, {fffffac00e0cd2e8, 2, 0, fffff80002f23bc7}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiI... Read more

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I've ran the settings config for this game, and it says the 8-bit palette texturing test fails. I've updated this game, gotten the latest drivers for my Nvidia card, and am also running it in compatability mode for Windows 98/ME, using 256 colors and 640 X 480 resolution. Yet still to no avail. There are black polygons surrounded objects in the game, making the graphics look a little choppy.

Please... help

Answer:Final Fantasy 8 has graphics problems on my PC. Please help.

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I recently installed FF8 for PC and in-game, I hear no sound effects such as magic, gfs, etc. I only hear music. I'm not sure if I need to download a specific audio codec and which or what the problem is. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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When I logged into Final Fantasy XIV on Nov 28 I noticed three things:
1. My character was not in the same city I had logged out in.
2. I was missing over 90% of my shards from my inventory.
3. All my gil (money) was gone except for a tiny amount.

I want to make sure this (and worse) doesn't happen again. I'm gonna order an authenticator and file a report with the FFXIV support people. If I was phished then I suppose the authenticator will solve my problem. I've already changed my passwords for FFXIV, email, and everything else using the Onscreen Keyboard just in case I have a keylogger. If I indeed have a keylogger or other malware I need to figure out how to get it removed! My AntiVirus scan with AVG (free) came up with nothing.

How do I discover whether I've got a keylogger or not?

Edit: I forgot to mention - I've never (knowingly) shared my FFXIV password with anyone (online of offline).

Answer:Someone has been on my Final Fantasy XIV (MMORPG) Account.

Sure does sound suspicious. Have you scanned your computer with any anti-malware programs or anti-virus programs?

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After much consideration of my love of the game, and the random hijacking of threads promoting my love for the games....Im starting my own thread on it and anything you want to know about it.

First i wanna appologise to those who's threads ive hijacked.

Second if you wanna mobve this thread somewher then can you please request it/do so thanks....maybe should eb in random, thought more folk may post here tho...

Now for buisness....
I LOVEE ANYTHING FF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My latest obsession is with FFXI.

Does anyone have similar obsessions? I love the game...Online playing is soo cool.

Its got sucha different system than any other FF tho, no random monster battles, you can choose who to attack and so on....

check out here for my obsession..... (hijacked thread sorry ^^).
i think i need some withdrawal help....
Whats everyones views on the FF games? Do you love them? or hate em?

If you hate them then please dont post...i dont care...i think they rock ^^

If anyone needs me, im Touvont on the Bahamut server....tidus....GET THE GAME!!!!!!!!!! Ill sort you out a world pass when you do ok.

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I just finished installing PlayOnline and FINAL FANTASY XI on my home computer. When I go to start playing the game the screen goes black and I expect to see the game, however, instead the PlayOnline Viewer window appears with an error message reading:

"Terminated as error occurred in FINAL FANTASY XI. Failed to recognize Hardware TnL.
Please check that this computer has the required specifications to run FINAL FANTASY XI.(-1)"

I believe my computer does meet the required specifications and therefore don't understand why I am recieving this error. I have installed, registered, and played this game on another computer before and never had any problems. I have emailed PlayOnlines Support, but was warned that it may take some time before they respond. I hope you can point me in the right direction... please let me know what further info would be helpful!

Thanks in advance!

Answer:FINAL FANTASY XI error message...

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Hey i just installed a new video card that works great an all BUT FF& Ultima Edition FF7 will only let me choose my primary display adapter for a graphic device but all my other games will can anyone think of anyway i could go about fixin this little bug id lvoe some info THANKS!

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I've been getting random bsod's the last two or three days. I think its driver related to my graphics card, but I'm not sure.

Thanks for taking the time to look at it.

Answer:BSOD playing Final Fantasy XIV

Still need help with the bluescreens?

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Hi everyone,

I have Final Fantasy 7 and it looks like XVid and I have the codec for it but the picture is very choppy and blocky. I think it's a dvd rip and my friend put it on a data cd rather than dvd-r, would that be a problem? If you need more info please ask. Thanks in advance.


Answer:media help w/Final Fantasy 7 Movie

You cant post stuff like that in here---you will be locked. By the way, I take offense when people steal intellectual property that doesn't belong to them.

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I keep getting the error message: "pol.exe has encountered an error and has to close, we are sorry of the problem... blah blah blah" This error comes up all the time with the game. I have recently uninstalled it adn re-installed it and the error still comes up. Have any of you had this problem? If so how did you fix it if you did? Or if you might know how to fix it, can you tell me?

Answer:Final Fantasy XI Error mesasage

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i was wondering if you could help me. i just got final fantasy vii for my pc it is the ultima edition. i got it from a freind who gave me four files. one of them is the set up and two are BIN files and one is a .txt. i was just wonmdering what the BIN files are. and how i would go about installing. is final fantasy vii even compatibke with windows XP?

thank you


Answer:Final Fantasy vii pc ultima edition

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Hey everybody. I just bought FF7 for the pc, I didn't realize until I started looking around that there were so many issues with it. I installed the game but it wont even let me do the configuration or start the game up. Right wheni click on it a message pops up saying i dont have a directdraw complient graphics card. I have an Nvidia Geforce 3 card. If anybody can help me out id be VERY VERY happy. Im not very computer savvy so im not sure what card I should buy if i have to. I dont understand why i can't run the game because i can run much newer and complex games. Thanks for all help and patience.

Answer:Final Fantasy 7 DirectDraw? HELP PLEAASE

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Hi, i am playing Final Fantasy 7 PC version...I even installed patch 1.02 but game keeps crashing randomly when i change location, or when fight start,everytime screens goes black and error pop out and i have only 1 option to choose "close" so when i do game close as happens randomly, i remember playing before and never having any problems i could play all the time w/o saving and 0 crash...but now i dont know what to do. I installed OpenGL patch too and mp3 music patch, if there is anything like "error.log" or something then let me know and i will upload it so you can see whats wrong and hope to help me.

Windows xp sp3 ( more info in my profile i added using TSG SysInfo when registered)

Thanks in advance.

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Hi all!

Im new here! Okay, I've got a problem with FF8 which is REALLY starting to p!ss me off

Installed the game. Changed settings accordingly..... But whenever i run the game, the music works, but the sound effects doesn't! It works in the config though!

Any ideas?

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I just downloaded Final Fantasy XI via the official website and a buddy pass download pass. After downloading, I tried to install the program and I get an error message saying is corrupt, or something along those lines. Is there anything I can do other then download the program all over again? Please help!

-Gimlianon corrupt in Final Fantasy XI

I wasn't aware you could just download the full game from the website, would you mind linking this offical site you got it from...or was this game obtained illegally?

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i installed Final Fantasy 7 cuz i've had it for ages, but never played through it. No problems on the install, no problems when configuring, everything passed (i would hope) and no sound problems. ok, so i start it up, and i get the title screen where i choose between a new game or continue and that works, so i go to new game, enter it, and the computer just sits there with a black screen. i go to the task manager and it says that it is running and everything runs smoothly. i did a maximum install, i didn't install directx 5.0 because i have 9.0 and i did install the yamaha sound synthesizer to run the sound. I've restarted several times and tried a low resolution, but it does the same thing. I'm thinking that Final Fantasy just can run FF7 because of the backwards incompatibility, which is a problem i keep having, and its really pissing me off.

my specs are
Microsoft Xp (5.1, build 2600)
Pentium 4 1500 MHz
256 meg RAM
Direct X 9.0a
GeForce 2 MX 200

i think thats all you'd need and i have the latest drivers, and ideas?

Answer:Final Fantasy Stops Running...

You should try running it in compatability mode. Find the FF7 executable (In the folder you installed it to), right-click it, hit properties, hit the Compatability tab, and selet it to run in Windows 98 or 95 compatability mode. Do it for any other .exe files in that folder.

I also found a patch for FF7, as well as other games, here. I have no idea if it works or not, but it's worth a shot.

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HiI've been looking at buying FF XI online for PC, but can't find anywhere that says what the monthly UK subscription is, or how I sign up. Also if I don't play for a full month, would I still be charged to keep my profile?Thanks.

Answer:Any Final Fantasy XI Online Fans out there?

click hereclick herethe links may help....

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What is you top 5 favorite Final Fantasy Games?1. Final Fantasy Tactics2. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions3. Final Fantasy XII4. Dissidia Final Fantasy5. Final Fantasy II didn't include Final Fantasy XIII or Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy because they are not out yet. I also didn't included games like Bahamut Lagoon which are technically not apart of the Final Fantasy canon but did include games like Vagrant Story because they are still part of the canon.

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Quote from: Ironman on May 31, 2009, 01:44:31 PMWhat is you top 5 favorite Final Fantasy Games?Chrono Trigger is a final fantasy game...

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I hear that Final Fantasy VII is one of the greatest RPGs of all time. I never played it when it was out on the consoles. There was a remake of it for the PC available on Steam, but pretty much everybody gave it a thumbs down because it was such a bad port. Apparently they replaced some of the music and tweaked the gameplay, almost all of the changes made were for the worse.

I'm just wondering -- is there another version out there for the PC, or is that pretty much it? I don't understand why they would give a bad port to a great game.

Answer:Is there a good version of Final Fantasy VII for PC?

more recent links are available and the best way to be free of bad ports is to play the full game, as this would avoid such issues. requirements may need earlier OS then win10 but see how it goes. see Here
also Here

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