Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta begins...
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:
Windows® XP SP3 *1
Windows Vista® 32-bit / 64-bit SP2 *2
Windows® 7 32-bit / 64-bit *2
Intel Core 2 Duo (2.0 GHz)
AMD Athlon X2 (2.0 GHz)
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
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600 or higher VRAM 512 MB
Radeon™ HD 2900 or higher VRAM 512 MB
DirectSound® compatible (DirectX® 9.0)
Broadband (constant connection)
1280 x 720 or higher; 32-bit
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.
(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.