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    Cool Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta begins...

    Hi all

    Just a quick one...

    As of now, the beta site is open to beta sign ups:
    FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Test Application Site

    (you'll need a SE account - free to sign up - link on that page).

    Update: The Open Beta itself FINISHES on the 19th so get your skates on if your thinking of trying it.

    I'm in the Besaid world - PM me for more info as to hookin up etc.

    Just a FYI really, but PM me if you want to team up etc blah.

    Also, its worth noting that the required specs are fairly high and treat them as the bare minimum:

    OS:
    Windows® XP SP3 *1
    Windows Vista® 32-bit / 64-bit SP2 *2
    Windows® 7 32-bit / 64-bit *2
    CPU:
    Intel Core 2 Duo (2.0 GHz)
    AMD Athlon X2 (2.0 GHz)
    RAM:
    Windows XP: 1.5 GB
    Windows Vista / Windows 7: 2 GB
    Hard Disk Space:
    Installing: 15 GB
    Downloading: 12 GB on the drive containing the My Documents folder *3
    Graphics:
    NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600 or higher VRAM 512 MB
    Radeon™ HD 2900 or higher VRAM 512 MB
    Sound:
    DirectSound® compatible (DirectX® 9.0)
    Internet Connection:
    Broadband (constant connection)
    Monitor Resolution:
    1280 x 720 or higher; 32-bit
    DirectX:
    DirectX 9.0c
    Other: Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad *4
    *1 Windows XP users should install, run, and update the game using administrator settings.
    *2 When using a 64-bit OS, the game will run on WoW64 (Windows on Windows 64).
    *3 The amount of free space required on the drive containing your My Documents folder has been temporarily changed to reflect an increase in additional data not covered by the beta test installer.
    *4 A gamepad is recommended, but not required to play the game.


    There is the official Benchmark program you can use to get a idea of how great [or not so great] your machine can cope with the game.

    http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/media/benchmark/eu/

    (there's instructions on that page on what to do with it)

    If anyone wants any info on setting up the beta, or has trouble downloading the client files, reply on the thread and I might add some instructions to this post as it can take forever otherwise

    Note: They've fixed the download servers although you may need to get some of the files first. The patcher should update first [it'll be a red background] in any case and should take care of it.

    Regards
    Nath.
    Last edited by tarquel; 14th September 2010 at 08:36 PM. Reason: Updated info

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    Going to give it a try (doing my 'Windows' month) but might struggle on space ... only got a smallish partition. Annoyed that GrumbleDook has already gone as an ID. Damn that pesky poker player!

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    I'll assume ur not on it yet, and pick a server then

    I'll update my first post with what server im on when I'm done. You can guess my handle i think

    Adios.
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    In the infernal login circle ... go to the beta site to download, it asks me to login it takes me to the SE login page, it then takes me to the beta site and asks me to login.

    Will try again tonight.

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    Tried applying last night and it said the server is down to due excess demand. Annoyed though as I applied for closed beta and didn't get an E-Mail saying "Hey! Closed beta is beginning!"

    And yes, definately share realm names. Can't think of better testers then techs tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    In the infernal login circle ... go to the beta site to download, it asks me to login it takes me to the SE login page, it then takes me to the beta site and asks me to login.

    Will try again tonight.
    Yeah, I seem to be getting the same thing aswell today after signing up ?

    Edit: Seems to be working OK now. It might just have been pure co-incidence (or possibly server load / time taken to validate my account after applying) but it worked after I changed the path in the email link from

    "dev-na.ffxiv.com/" >>> "dev-eu.ffxiv.com/" (changed na to eu)

    Downloading just now......
    Last edited by flyinghaggis; 4th September 2010 at 02:27 PM.

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    Yep, in now and going to start downloading. Might not be able to do anything for a week though as I am away on a course next week (PRINCE2) and I will need to concentrate!

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    Initial post updated some more - req specs etc.

    Interesting side note but its pretty awkward to get around from the off if your in a different city to another person you want to team up with.

    I've started in Gridania so if your in my world and have started in that city / town / area, give me a /tell

    Nath

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    I'm on Besaid too. Will PM you.

    Is this under NDA by the way? Forums don't work for me.

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    Not sure tbh. I'll have to reread everything, but being a Open Beta, im sure they wont mind this

    So long as we stick to what we are saying currently...

    but then again, its gonna release in about 16/17 days so....


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    That close?! Can't help but feel something is incomplete...

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    one of your techs has been emailed a Beta invite and has reported back that there are a tremendous amount of updates at the min

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    I am in the beta but I have not got it downloaded yet. I have heard some pretty awful things that concern me a lot especially performance/ui is really bad and they only have 2 odd weeks to sort it. I suspect another fail mmo launch in the works....

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    In case anyone didnt know the patcher is just a torrent client. If you look in my docs\my games\square enix\ff directories you will find 3 torrents you can use to download the patches. I am getting full speed using Vuze right now with then where as the patcher was very very slow.

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    Tarquel, you added me but I can't see you in my list. I think friends work only one way when you add someone.



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