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Would my PC run FF14?

Post by Lord Revan » 2018-05-05 03:34pm

I was thinking of giving FF14 a try but I'm not 100% sure if my PC is good enough to run it, I got AMD A10 quadcore CPU with 12 GB of RAM and Nvidia GT 740 Graphics. It's the Graphics card I think it's not good enough everything else seems up to par (unless for what ever reason the game won't run on non-intel CPUs).
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Re: Would my PC run FF14?

Post by TheFeniX » 2018-05-05 03:50pm

Download and run the FFXIV Benchmark.

You should run it just fine, though last I played the game had a premium on shadows, post-processing, and Anti-Aliasing.... what game doesn't, really? Smart choices in what to make look good (character detail being the biggest) should do you just fine. But run the benchmark anyway.

Huh, looks like they improved SLI support.... oh well.

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Re: Would my PC run FF14?

Post by Lord Revan » 2018-05-05 04:42pm

Ran the benchmark and was getting high (with "high (laptop) setting and 1280x740 resolution) or fairly high (with 1920x1080 and "high (desktop)" setting) performance figures so I assume my fears were invalid then.
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Re: Would my PC run FF14?

Post by Iroscato » 2018-05-05 06:04pm

This site is useful - though maybe not entirely accurate - for these types of queries https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

You can download a small tool that will detect your components and give you a simple yes/no for playing at minimum and recommended specs.
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Re: Would my PC run FF14?

Post by TheFeniX » 2018-05-05 06:48pm

The game is 8 years old and hasn't seen much of an update. A lot of this is due to continued (though I think it FINALLY ended with Stormblood) support for the PS3 version which held back multiple graphical upgrades. The game took a huge performance premium in 4K (4K SS here, everything takes a huge performance hit in 4K), but you can notice it's not like the game is using some ultra-detailed (hence: large size) textures or high-poly models. And it actually managed to USE hardware, unlike the even less detailed SWTOR which ran like shit since it didn't even know your GPU existed at launch. It's a bit better now, but it's still a hog for no good reason when 100+ people are online in fleet.

But there were certain settings in FFXIV that would crater both my SLIed 970s and my 980ti at 4K. We're talking 30FPS and under: I don't play that shit.

It runs fine at 1080p, last I played, on my aging i7 Laptop with a .... 640M? All I know is that Heroes of the GodDamn storm beats up that laptop more than FFXIV ever did.

Game was fun, then the content dried up and it was "dance for Hard Mode bosses or get fucked." Shiva fight was fun as balls though. Used to pug it all the time. Paladin for life. But the Ravana fight basically made me quit the game. Such a shit fight both mechanically and thematically. Music was good though.

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Re: Would my PC run FF14?

Post by Lord Revan » 2018-05-05 06:56pm

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2018-05-05 06:48pm
The game is 8 years old and hasn't seen much of an update. A lot of this is due to continued (though I think it FINALLY ended with Stormblood) support for the PS3 version which held back multiple graphical upgrades. The game took a huge performance premium in 4K (4K SS here, everything takes a huge performance hit in 4K), but you can notice it's not like the game is using some ultra-detailed (hence: large size) textures or high-poly models. And it actually managed to USE hardware, unlike the even less detailed SWTOR which ran like shit since it didn't even know your GPU existed at launch. It's a bit better now, but it's still a hog for no good reason when 100+ people are online in fleet.

But there were certain settings in FFXIV that would crater both my SLIed 970s and my 980ti at 4K. We're talking 30FPS and under: I don't play that shit.

It runs fine at 1080p, last I played, on my aging i7 Laptop with a .... 640M? All I know is that Heroes of the GodDamn storm beats up that laptop more than FFXIV ever did.

Game was fun, then the content dried up and it was "dance for Hard Mode bosses or get fucked." Shiva fight was fun as balls though. Used to pug it all the time. Paladin for life. But the Ravana fight basically made me quit the game. Such a shit fight both mechanically and thematically. Music was good though.
It's Final Fantasy eveything else could be utter crap but at least the music will be good, hell even FF13 had good music for the most part.

1920X1080 is my monitor's native resolution so I no intentions of going higher then that if I don't have to.
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Re: Would my PC run FF14?

Post by TheFeniX » 2018-05-05 09:19pm

Oh man, the music is really above a whole lot of what's out there. It's a shame this part of On Westerly Winds only plays in one part of (IIRC Western) La Noscea. I had to rip just that part out of the MP3. Uematsu isn't even human. The other contributors were no slouches either. The soundtrack was stupid expensive, but (mostly) worth the money (and having to buy a fucking BluRay for my PC).

SWTOR gets no credit here since it's all John William's shit with some (actually decent) new stuff. I actually do like the SWTOR theme, but my point is that in a game like WoW and many other MMOs the music exists in the background and feeds into what you're doing, but (with some exceptions) it's never meant to overpower what's going on.

FFXIV (and Star Wars) TURN. THAT. SHIT. UP TO 11! Like the end of Halo on the warthog, the music gets louder and LOUDER and you're just like FUCK YES! Pretty much every boss fight is like that in FFXIV. You're fighting giant snakes in some orange area? You're tanking because you got pugged and have no idea what's going on? You're a little nervous? The music hits this part and it's like "FOR THE LIGHT, MOTHERFUCKERS!" and you can't hear what everyone is yelling about in Teamspeak because nothing matters right then other than the music, your sword, and your board.

Also, your wife comes in the room and says something in the vein of "Can you turn that down!?" and you just say "no"

Other games produce solid music, but a lot of it is derivative of a main theme, such as with Halo, Left 4 Dead, Mass Effect, Elder Scrolls among so many others. The FFXIV soundtrack changes drastically depending on where you are and what you're doing. It goes a bit into that industrial techno shit (think FFVII) at times. But that's the point, it's AT TIMES. Even FFVII had a soundtrack with a lot of range.

I probably farmed Shiva endlessly for the music as much as the vanity drops and fun.... also people eating cleaves and dieing horribly while I laugh.

Even the phase 2 music was good and I usually can't stand J-Pop shit.

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