Well DBJ I have to admit, I do not have a PS-3 console.
The last console I ever owned was the original Nintendo gaming console to which I played Zelda, Ultima and a few other RPGs. I passed those games I had onto my son, who now collects those old consoles and games as a hobby.
The first real RPG I purchased for the PC was....Final Fantasy 8. I had originally found it on a demo disk.
Demo disks used to come with game related magazines such as 'computer gaming world', 'Incite', 'PC Gamer' and 'PC World'
Matter of fact as I was just looking through my demo disks I just found a demo disk called EIDOS DEMOS Volume 2, to which I see a demo entitled 'Final Fantasy VII' Hmm? Might try loading it to see if it will run, even if it is the demo version. Thats what struck my interest in FF8 to be truthful.
Quake III Arena was my second PC game I played before I got into "The SIMS" to which I stopped playing that game just after I upgraded it to "The SIMS Living Large" Expansion pack.
I actually saved the game as it was when I last played on a CD-R disk and have it on my Win 7 computer. It was just a matter of installing the game and replacing the save game folders with the folders from the CD-R disk, to bring the game back to as it was when I last played it, even though it was last installed on a Windows ME enviroment back in the year 2002. LoL, I had a patch that removed the blotch that covered the SIMs when they were in the shower. At times, they would walk around the house naked.
I then got into on-line 3-D interactive chat programs such as "Active Worlds" which still exists to this day and steered away from PC games all together.
To my understanding Final Fantasy has been an web based RPG since Final Fantasy X, correct me if I'm wrong, but its either X or XI.
Me personally, I do not like interactive Internet based games as much as I enjoy playing the game off of my hard drive. Besides, once the game is on your hard drive, you do not need to pay access fees like you do with web based versions that require paid for in advance subscriptions.
I tried the benchmark downloaded from Square soft ENIX, it loaded the program and I choose a character called huyr (male) and chose low resolution, clicked the start button, the program did nothing after the window disappeared.
So my thinking is my computer does not support this version of Final Fantasy XIV.
I am limited to AGP since my motherboard does not have any PCI-E slots and AGP cards I've seen only go up to 256 Mb, which is where I am presently stuck for now.
My processor is clocked at 2 GHz (2000 MHz) it's an Athlon XP 2400+ (single core) (The minimum requirement) however, I just don't think my graphics card is capable of making the game run at all.
I have the PNY nVidia GeForce 6200 AGP 256Mb video card.
I believe a 1 Ghz video card is needed for this game to run at all.
Time to build a new system I guess.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 14 December 2010 - 03:52 PM.