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Khalus Akuhei
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PostSubject: FFXIV Windower   Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:54 pm

I have been testing it this morning and it works exceptionally well. I'm still quite partial to using just the Keyboard, but for targeting mobs and setting skills on your hot-bar and inventory navigation its very fluid and fast~fast~fast...




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I Features

  • - It enables you to play FFXIV in pseudo full screen mode (no window borders), just like any other game nowadays
  • - You can use alt-tab in the full screen mode without FFXIV crashing due to the DirectX error message
  • - No more crashes due to UAC, ctrl alt del or anything else that lets you lose the DirectX device (exception: driver crash)
  • - FFXIV runs a bit faster (about 5%) than in the build in window mode
  • - Enables hardware mouse without patching any game files
  • - Easy to use and configure through build in launcher and settings application
  • - This is NOT just a simple borderless window maker like the other windowers for FFXIV out there

II Roadmap (features to come)

  • - Plugin interface
  • - Support for multiple screens
  • - More DirectX options to tweak the game
  • - Integrate a help function
  • - A lot of bugfixes :)

III Requirements

  • - An up to date version of FFXIV
  • - Windows Vista or Windows 7 - it will not work on other systems

IV How to use

  • - In FFXIV settings activate the window mode, also set the window size to your desktop's resolution
  • - Start launcher, set the path to your ffxivboot.exe (C:-\Program Files\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Version\ffxivboot.exe) and press "Play FFXIV".
  • - You can also let the launcher create desktop links for you, which will enable you to start the game without starting the launcher first.


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Corday Rynir



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:04 pm

Hmmm... thanks Khalus this sounds interesting. If it improves overall performance it's definitely worth a try.

Hardware mouse will make a few ppl happy too, though I'm having too much fun w/ my gamepad to switch back.

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Toeol Leonheart



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:53 pm

Excellant Find, exactly what I was lookign for, been very impressed with it so far............
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Shirigu Bateau



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:27 pm

Well I already noticed that the mouse speed improved in FFXIV last night and I did not have this program. It was not lagging at all like it used to and I could actually move and play with it.
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Netheri Vaiusi



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:32 pm

After initial testing - crashed 3 times in 30 minutes. Mouse lag was definately gone, although it has subsided a lot in recent patches. I will continue to use the windower after work to test some more, hopefully it becomes more stable.
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Liari Genki



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:48 pm

I didn't crash during the last hour, but didn't notice much improvement either with this proggy.
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Gath Iroku



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:39 am

seem to have a mouse issue with it, all targeting seems to be about 2 inches up and left for me. don't know if something is amiss on my end or if the windower
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Netheri Vaiusi



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:47 am

Sounds like resolution issues. make sure your ffxiv windowed resolution is set to the same as your desktop resolution.
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Gath Iroku



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:54 am

where do you set it at? i didnt see an option for it in the launcher settings
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Gath Iroku



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:02 am

never mind i took some initiative and figureed it out :D. thanks
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Gath Iroku



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:04 am

oh god it looks better with the right res setting, thanks for even mentioning it lol
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Netheri Vaiusi



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:59 am

Yeah np man. Did it fix the mouse issue too?
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Khalus Akuhei
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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:34 am

Updated OP with Official Website for this new FFXIV Windower...yatta!
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Gath Iroku



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:45 am

yeah fixed the mouse issue. i didnt even realize that there was a settings .exe lol. just had to stop being lazy and look, thanks again.
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Johari Fenix



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:55 pm

With Toeol letting us know Windower was given cease & desist order, and it shutting down.
Here's another option for playing pseudo full screen until they fix the ALT-TAB thing.

Download and Install AutoHotKey
http://www.autohotkey.com/download/

Download this file windowed.zip and extract it, edit the file to your resolution then have autohotkey run it.

You have to hit ctrl+shift+a with FFXIV running.
You have to change it to your resolution, this one is set at 1920x1080
Code:
^+a::
WinSet, Style, -0xC00000,a ; remove the titlebar and border(s)
WinMove, a, , 0, 0, 1920, 1080 ;
return
The below is how my script is because I want it on my second monitor with a resolution of 1280x800 (my main monitor is set at 1920x1080)

Code:
^+a::
WinSet, Style, -0xC00000,a ; remove the titlebar and border(s)
WinMove, a, , 1920, 0, 1280, 800 ;
return
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Nimarhie Stardancer



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:29 am

Ok anyone got this file yet that I can use... since I was unable to download it before SE bullied the maker into shutting down?
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Khalus Akuhei
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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:44 am

It was already broken with the retail client...
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Toeol Leonheart



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:55 am

yeah the windower didnt work no matter what you did, believe me i know :P
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Kazariel Seraphim



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:59 pm

It seems that first windower link got shut down by square enix v_v
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Netheri Vaiusi



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PostSubject: Re: FFXIV Windower   Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:04 pm

SE made them shut down the site and made it so the beta windower client doesn't work with retail.
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