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Axelredmage
07-20-2004, 03:58 AM
Will these system specs run FFXI. I got them from the playonline thingy.
System =================================

CPU = Intel(R) Celeron(TM) CPU 1200MHz
CPU Speed = 1198 MHz
No. of CPUs = 1
OS = Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 Ver 5.01.2600
Version of DirectX = DirectX 9.0
Main Memory = Capacity: 254MB : Free Space: 56MB
Drive [C:\] = Local Disk Free Space: 26.61 GB (Capacity: 37.27 GB )
PlayOnline Viewer Install Path = Not installed
Tetra Master Install Path = Not installed
FINAL FANTASY XI Install Path = Not installed
Graphics Card = Intel(R) 82815 Graphics Controller
Type of Chip = Unknown Video Chip
Video Driver = i81xdnt5.dll
Version = 6.13.1.2951
Updated = 10/30/2001 01:00 PM
VendorId = 0x8086
DeviceId = 0x1132
SubSysId = 0x820E11
Revision = 4
WHQLLevel = Signed(Date:Unknown)
VRAM = 4.0MB
AvailableVidMem = 4.0MB
AvailableTextureMem = 32.0MB
Sound Card = SoundMAX Digital Audio
Sound Driver = smwdm.sys
Version = 5.12.01.3620
Updated = 05/27/2003 05:05 PM
Network Card = SMC EZ Card 10/100 PCI (SMC1211 Series)
Network Driver = SMC1211.SYS
Version = 1.33.0711.2001
Updated = 07/11/2001 11:06 AM
Motherboard = 07A8h
Manufacturer = Compaq
Version =
Is that good? Will FFXI run? I've already tried the benchmark and it always says there's an error with non-english text when I try to start it.

Evad D'Aragon
07-20-2004, 10:14 AM
If the benchmark doesn't load, your PC's most likely not compatible, it's as simple as that.

I can tell right off the bat that you'd need another video card. The reste may be enough, but it's way too barely...You won't really be able to fully enjoy the game...Either get a new PC or get the PS2 version.

Sephirothcn
07-20-2004, 11:55 AM
Hard........
get a new graphic card might be help

Axelredmage
07-20-2004, 03:36 PM
Where could I get a new graphics card, how expensive is it, and is it difficult to put in?

MogKnight
07-20-2004, 03:49 PM
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It's not that hard but if you haven't opened your computer before, it can be a bit intimidating. Ask someone to do it for you if you don't want to do it.

Axelredmage
07-21-2004, 03:25 AM
Originally posted by She Don't Use Jelly.
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It's not that hard but if you haven't opened your computer before, it can be a bit intimidating. Ask someone to do it for you if you don't want to do it.
Opened my computer? My parents would never let me! They couldn't care less about upgrading...

Alexiel
07-21-2004, 08:03 AM
Well just ask em if it would be possible to upgrade your computer sometime. Let them know you need a better video card and whatever else you may need.

When I lived at home, I was always able to ask and my dad upgraded my computer always.. Then again he built my computer, and I come from a pretty technological family.

I highly recommend the Geforce4 TI4200. I have pretty good luck with that card.

But if your parents flat out say no, then congrats. You spent 50 bucks on a game you can't play. Or you could always spend 100 on the PS2 version and probably 30 bucks more for the network adapter, and more on a keyboard.

*shrugs*

Wattson
07-21-2004, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by Axelredmage
Celeron(TM)
Compaq


Probably not.

Axelredmage
07-22-2004, 05:33 AM
I didn't buy the game yet. My brother hasn't even gotten a job yet to earn money to pay the monthly fee. I'm just asking in case he does. I'm thinking of getting a Radeon 9000. It's lower than some others, but it works and is inexpensive.

Marceline
07-22-2004, 07:35 PM
I'd <i>really</i> recommend getting it for the PS2. It'll wind up costing you about the same amount in the end, and you won't have to worry about whether or not it'll run.

Axelredmage
07-22-2004, 07:47 PM
The thing is my PS2 is in the basement and my interent hookup is upstairs, so it would be complicated to get the two connected. My parents can't afford in any way to get a new one either, so computer is my only chance since it's already hooked up. Besides, it would cost more money because we could get a new video card for around 80$ that can run FFXI, and we'd have to buy a keyboard and mouse for the PS2 to have hopes of good communication. The computer version would in the end cost less.

enix
07-27-2004, 12:53 AM
definetly PC!! no doubt!!! and even though i have an emachines computer... believe me not alot remains emachines.... haha!!!

Yazoo
07-28-2004, 12:54 PM
these cards are good ones for PC if you dont want to spend over 100 bucks

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thos are some goods Prices for thos cards

Axelredmage
07-29-2004, 08:44 PM
My mom says she won't let us change video cards. I mentioned that earlier I believe.

MogKnight
07-29-2004, 09:27 PM
Yeah, just buy the PS2 version. That's probably the best way without making huge modifications to anything.

Axelredmage
07-29-2004, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by Axelredmage
The thing is my PS2 is in the basement and my interent hookup is upstairs, so it would be complicated to get the two connected. My parents can't afford in any way to get a new one either, so computer is my only chance since it's already hooked up. Besides, it would cost more money because we could get a new video card for around 80$ that can run FFXI, and we'd have to buy a keyboard and mouse for the PS2 to have hopes of good communication. The computer version would in the end cost less.
You must have missed this post.

Yazoo
07-29-2004, 11:31 PM
tell her it better for your computer if you change it
and it is so your not lieing to her lol

MogKnight
07-30-2004, 12:25 AM
No I didn't miss the point, you can just buy a router and a really long line.

Or even better, get a wireless router and a wireless reciever for the PS2.

Axelredmage
07-30-2004, 12:45 PM
I've told my mom that it just improves the computer, but she doesn't want to change it. Annoying huh? And a router for the PS2 plus a mouse and keyboard would cost me a lot. Yeah...I have a small hope though...I'm in the semifinals of an online poetry contest. If I win I could get 10,000 dollars. With that I could buy a laptop to play FFXI on.

cross-dark-fire
07-31-2004, 09:33 AM
um.... you can use geforce3 right? Cuz the rest of my p.c is great and oh should i get a controller:confused:

MogKnight
07-31-2004, 09:43 AM
I'm using a GeForce FX 5200 and it still plays rather slow on mid settings. Low setting would probably work okay but you can only get so much enjoyment at low settings. :(

cross-dark-fire
07-31-2004, 09:53 AM
cant i just download that test think (bench i think) and see if it works

MogKnight
07-31-2004, 10:18 AM
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Axelredmage
07-31-2004, 02:52 PM
Umm, Cross-Darkfire, why are you asking about your system in my thead!?

cross-dark-fire
08-02-2004, 06:01 AM
i just needed to ask a little thing and now i know mine is good so see ya

Axelredmage
08-02-2004, 07:51 AM
Okay then.