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 Odin.Machorz
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By Odin.Machorz 2012-11-09 13:09:56
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Hi I did mistake and bought Windows 8 (for my other games,which didnt worked well under XP) but now FFXI dont work for winodws 8 >_>

Do anyone have a idea how I can get it run for windows 8?
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By Drjones 2012-11-09 13:11:08
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I wouldn't expect it to work on Windows 8. Like...ever.
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By Ragnarok.Sekundes 2012-11-09 13:12:51
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Return it and buy Win7. The difference between win8 and win7 is very small when it comes to gaming.
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By Caitsith.Shiroi 2012-11-09 13:12:56
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Maybe the Steam version would work?
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By emerle 2012-11-09 13:13:09
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Drjones said: »
I wouldn't expect it to work on Windows 8. Like...ever.

Unfortuantly this. One of the main reasons why i hate all the new windows OS because microsoft never understands the idea that people use old programs/games. They just continue to make their new OSs not work with older content.
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By Lakshmi.Byrth 2012-11-09 13:13:57
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Try this:
http://forums.windower.net/index.php?/topic/21411-windows-8-support/
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By Carbuncle.Tyleron 2012-11-09 13:16:19
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I am sure hoping it does since if we want to play on a tablet windows 8 is our best hope
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By Bahamut.Lilsanchez 2012-11-09 13:18:06
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I would advise waiting like another year before win8 becomes the new prime. If it ever even does. So many games and applications that are incompatible with it :/ Such a good OS though other then that IMO. I would so dive headfirst into it if it wasn't for that.
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By Fenrir.Scragg 2012-11-09 13:29:25
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I have Windows 8, FFXI, Windower, FFXIV all run fine. Did you do the windows8 upgrade or clean install? You may have reinstall the game if you did the upgrade.

I installed FFXI via steam and FFXIV from the retail ISO.
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By Odin.Machorz 2012-11-09 13:47:55
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I cleaned my hard disk,re-installed XP and then upgrade to 8; so I had to install all games/programs, but maybe steam version works,if I just could remember my steam account <.<
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By Fenrir.Scragg 2012-11-09 13:59:16
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Are you getting an error message?
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By Siren.Ihm 2012-11-09 14:13:59
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Mines working all peachy, just make sure you don't have it set to auto run as admin, and you right click and run as admin that way.
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By Odin.Machorz 2012-11-09 17:55:46
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I got messages like:

Error code:20008003

POL viewer cannot run under current operating system
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By Bahamut.Bekisa 2012-11-09 18:03:38
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I run Win 7 and 8, both x64. Works fine on both.

Can't blame Microsoft for other companies faults or inability to work with OS developers always. That's always the first thing people do every single time a new OS comes out. You wouldn't buy a car and expect it to work off the shelf with any engine on the market, past and present, without some sort of modifications. Why should a operating system be any different?
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By Fenrir.Scragg 2012-11-09 18:10:21
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Odin.Machorz said: »
I got messages like:

Error code:20008003

POL viewer cannot run under current operating system

Try to right-click the .exe and "troubleshoot compatibility". I didn't have to do that for it to work though, but it might do the trick.
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By Odin.Machorz 2012-11-09 18:11:46
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I clicked and chose xp-version and ran as admin :(

try to install fxxi on a virtuel hard disk and see how it goes
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By Bismarck.Siggymund 2012-11-09 18:31:32
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Gotta love how 10yr old games tend to not get any support...
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By Odin.Machorz 2012-11-09 18:53:09
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yeah but not only game lol have issue with RE operation raccoon city too
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By Siren.Novadragon 2012-11-09 18:54:25
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That's why don't buy the latest OS right away lol... There will always be issues for running games on the PC. Just like what happened to Windows 7 XD!
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By Ragnarok.Dreamin 2012-11-09 19:16:44
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Mine works perfectly fine. Just got my new notebook (Asus G75VW) and run perfectly fine.

I used the Ultimate Edition of FFXI to install and then just download the patch files from BG and then did the final updates using the regular POL/FFXI.

If you're using a pre-Windows 7 install disc, chances are that's where your problem lies. You'll need to download the Windows 7 specific version of POL from SE/POL and then use the DVD/CD to install the rest.

Windows 8 x64.
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By Shiva.Pheare 2012-11-09 19:26:52
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You make it sound like you went from XP to windows 8. If that's true you can't install playonline from the FFXI disc. Vista/7/8 all require the new playonline version.

http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/download/media/vista01.html

go there and download/install playonline, then install ffxi/expansions from disc, and then run as admin.

Should work for you.
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By Miico 2012-11-09 19:52:38
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Partition your hd and run 7 and 8?
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By Garuda.Chanti 2012-11-09 20:52:33
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emerle said: »
Drjones said: »
I wouldn't expect it to work on Windows 8. Like...ever.

Unfortuantly this. One of the main reasons why i hate all the new windows OS because microsoft never understands the idea that people use old programs/games. They just continue to make their new OSs not work with older content.

Once this was a marketing strategy. Way back in the DOS days.
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By Quetzalcoatl.Xueye 2012-11-09 21:12:40
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I keep dropping this wherever I can.

Install proper version of XI. update. Install windower. Now, do not set any compatability settings for it.

Instead, everytime you want to run windower, I have to manually right click the windower icon and hit run as admin. If I select it to always run as admin it breaks.

Hopefully this helps someone.
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By Bahamut.Lilsanchez 2012-11-10 00:24:13
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I got 89 games on my current Win7 OS and a ton of other applications that help with unique features that let you play oriental games. Ect. Not talking about just Final Fantasy online game stuff. I know that stuff works. My brother currently uses Win8 but only plays FFxi,xiv and spiderman. lol
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By Pilsi 2012-11-10 01:11:33
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a friend of me just got new laptop incl. windows 8.
installed the game and updated twice, runs very well... except he cant see his char, npcs, other chars, enemys etc etc.
just names, animations and shadows. whole stuff is invisible.
Any one know that issue or heard about it?
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By Odin.Machorz 2012-11-10 02:42:19
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ok I have a cd-version from 2006 or 2007 <.<
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By Phoenix.Salmijr 2012-11-10 02:49:26
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Shiva.Pheare said: »
you can't install playonline from the FFXI disc. Vista/7/8 all require the new playonline version.

http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/download/media/vista01.html

go there and download/install playonline, then install ffxi/expansions from disc, and then run as admin.

Should work for you.
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By Sylph.Mirvana 2012-11-10 02:51:11
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In the middle of XI updates for my Win8 laptop, so can't speak on in-game glitches. So far haven't run into any issues using Collection-2009 disks and the Vista/7 POL from Squenix.
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By Carbuncle.Shokox 2012-11-10 02:53:11
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Just installed FFXI + Windower onto my copy of Windows 8. Works like a charm. Just need to right-click run as Admin (without check marking) as stated above.

I installed with a DAEMON mounted FFXI collection .ISO, then copy pasted my Windows 7 FFXI over the freshly installed files. You only need to install the files from .ISO/CD to get the registry for your Windows 8-- you can then copy paste the "FINAL FANTASY XI" folder files over them (from another installation) for a speedier installation.

A few problems with Windows 8 FFXI + Windower

1) Check marking "Compatibility Mode" or "Run as Administrator" will crash Windower-POL as it transitions to FFXI. Right-clicking and selecting "Run as Administrator" does not crash Windower.

2) UAE (User Account Control) will crash Windower at it's default setting (due to the light dimming upon opening "unpublished" programs). Moving the UAE setting down a selection will fix this problem while allowing you to keep the nag screen (or turning UAE off completely).

3) Any program or app that forces a screen resolution change (such as video game emulators with full screen mode) will still crash Windower. Use precaution when using those programs in tandem.

A few other programs will not work correctly until you run them as Administrator as well. Such as Mappy or XI-Util.
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