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#1 May 20 2012 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey. I just bought a 670 SC and of course everything runs great except FF. After 5-10 minutes of play it will crash my display driver. I know it is not uncommon for older games to do this to brand new tech, and I might just have to wait for Square to update to the newer stuff. I was just curious if anyone else has made this jump or if they know a work around. I can't simply remove the card and use my old one as I need this new one for my work.
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#2 May 27 2012 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
I just built a new rig and got a 670 too (GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card).
I have been struggling this weekend with trying to get this thing to work. I can login and move around but when ever a large graphical spell or ability is done the driver crashes and recovers which kicks me out of FFXI back into Pol.

Ive tried drivers 301.25, 301.34 and the latest 301.42 plus even the dev version 302.59 with no luck.
I have also tried all/any settings in the Nvidia control panel, directx 8, 9 & 11 checks, reinstalled FFXI and Win7 64 (with everything up to date). Disabled windows aero, bios tweaks, hardware check like DDR Ram sticks, psu, mobo connections etc etc.

Brand new rig with the best everything from i7-3960 extreme, 1200 certified psu, top of the line everything compatible hardware.

Extensive online search and reading shows no solution (even for FFXIV) and im already sick of it.

My old rig with ATI HD 4870x2 ran FFXI/FFXIV just fine.
I should of stuck with ATI and already ordered one on it's way.
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BTW, all other games like GTA4 run super smooth on the highest settings with the gtx 670.


Edited, May 27th 2012 4:06pm by Illicious
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#3 May 27 2012 at 6:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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Someone brought up the newer generation cards a while back on the SE forums, and basically they were told "not supported" and were directed to the official list at POL:

http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/envi/win/win01.html?pageID=win

I would hazard a guess it has to do with how DX9 and older has basically gotten the boot on the newer hardware and actively supported Microsoft OS platforms (which run anything pre DX10 more or less in emulation). FFXI is using antiquated DX methods that just don't play nice in the newer hardware/software environments. Have to get on nVidia to fix the driver problems like they had to with the 400 series a while back, or hope in vain that SE fixes their DX snafus with FFXI.

Edit:
apparently, they've already got a thread going on about it on the nvidia forums. It's mostly about FF14, but FF11 gets mentioned some as well. nVidia claims to be having trouble reproducing the error a couple pages in. Might want to keep an eye on this thread as it progresses:
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=227314&st=0

Edited, May 27th 2012 8:48pm by BDHERTZER
#4 Sep 08 2012 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Has anyone gotten this game to get along with a GTX 670? I'm running into the exact issues described here, tried multiple drivers, it crashes on certain graphical effects...

Is there a way to force FFXI to use only the iGPU in my CPU? (Intel i5 3570k) Preferably, with the monitor still plugged into the graphics card...
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#5 Nov 25 2012 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
i don't suppose there's been any progress or workarounds in figuring this out? i have a gtx 670, experiencing same problems.
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#6 Nov 26 2012 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Running a GTX 660 Ti and no problems whatsoever, for what it's worth. I also have a friend running a 660 Ti with no problems. I have another friend running dual 670's and he has the same problem others have described, where the driver crashes.

It almost seems specific to the 670 card itself.
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#7 Nov 26 2012 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
i've seen the problem reported with a 680s and 660s as well.

Edited, Nov 26th 2012 6:34pm by MatthiasKarana
#8 Nov 27 2012 at 2:17 PM Rating: Good
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I was having the same issue with my new pc running an EVGA 670 FTW. You unfortunately have to turn off weather and shadows. This solved my problems completely and I haven't had a single crash again in the last month.

I also read something about going to YouTube and right-clicking a video (I think) and turning off hardware accelerator.
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#9 Dec 05 2012 at 11:38 PM Rating: Good
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I have this issue with EVGA GTX 660 TI FTW card I just got. Same drivers I was using with my old card...but now it crashes. It is too bad, all other games (read: newer games) work fine.

I'll try turning off the shadows and weather effects and see if it continues.

(Most of the time it has happened so far it is when the Level Up text appears for me or someone else.)
#10 Dec 17 2012 at 6:45 PM Rating: Good
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So I just had this issue for the first time with my GTX 660 Ti. Figured I would throw that out there since I'd previously posted that I didn't have this issue at all. It's still only happened the one time, although I noticed the behavior was similar to previous crashes I've had where I don't get the message about the driver crashing & recovering. So maybe this is a problem I've been having all along, but even so, it's only happened maybe 4 times total.

I've noticed it happens on a key press. It never happens when I'm idling, it always happens immediately as I press a key on the keyboard, usually the first character that initiates the chat line to come up. Has anyone else noticed this as well, or is it just me?

Edited, Dec 17th 2012 4:46pm by Pergatory
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#11 Dec 18 2012 at 10:43 AM Rating: Good
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Have you tried the new Graphics Stabilization option in FFXI Config?
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