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Posted: Sep 6th 2010 9:12PM (Unverified) said

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whats up with all the advertising spam lately???

Posted: Sep 6th 2010 9:27PM Vrazule said

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Really, this is the best news you can come up with for FFXIV? Hardware mouse is the least of it's problems, let alone that it requires a hack that will probably earn you a ban from SE. Why are you people expecting SE to do a damn thing to make this game more western friendly? They sure as hell didn't for FFXI or Lineage II. They don't care if they get a big market over here, they just look at us as bonus income to their true fan base in Asia.

Posted: Sep 6th 2010 10:07PM chum said

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From what I've read, hardware mouse was already programmed into the client but disabled and this guy (who according to the site is also a software developer for ArenaNet LOL) found it and enabled it. Sounds to me like SE was either working on hardware mouse and hadn't unveiled yet or they were "encouraging" testers to use a controller in order to continue working on the PS3 version. Just a guess.

Regardless, enjoying the game and yes, I've been using a controller.

Posted: Sep 6th 2010 10:08PM cic said

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Can you share the link to the suggest controller setup please? I can't seem to find it...

Posted: Sep 6th 2010 10:20PM cic said

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Thank you, Chum :)
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Posted: Sep 6th 2010 11:46PM wjowski said

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Yeah...not enthusiastic about a game that requires player-made mods just to put in standard MMO functionality.

Posted: Sep 6th 2010 11:52PM ImperialPanda said

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Typical Square-Enix, guess they learned nothing from 11.

Oh well can't wait until the 14 windower comes out.

Up to the players once again to implement basic shit like proper customizable keybinds, a working mouse, distance gauge, working map markers, etc etc.

Posted: Sep 6th 2010 11:55PM DevilSei said

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Don't say that!

They learned just how much more capable their playerbase is than them, so they are letting them finish the last bits of the game this time around, instead of just leaving it out!
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 12:13AM Sethisto said

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This game is really boring so far ;/ No jump button...slow combat... boring maps (just paths with invisible walls snaking everywhere.

I'll wait for star wars I guess.

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 1:28AM uberman3000 said

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I second that.
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 12:41AM Jade Effect said

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I don't understand. Square-Enix clearly has the ability to give players hardware mouse, but instead choose to hide or disable such a basic functionality. What's the rationale?

It's good someone else is making a work-around for the hardware mouse. However, I'm cautious when I have to rely on such fanmade tools. Someone could just put a keylogger and a cocktail of trojan horses in it, and my entire computer is compromised.

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 1:30AM uberman3000 said

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I second this as well...
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 1:25AM uberman3000 said

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You know I can't ever get it to d/l sooo... yeah...

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 3:16AM (Unverified) said

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Hardware/Software mouse is one of the smaller problems this game has.
Content wise it's a barren wasteland with 8 "kill 10 rats" quests every 48 hours and grinding afterwards with nothing else to do if you're not into crafting.
The whole interface design is clearly targeted for console/gamepad users and the graphics engine, as nice as it may be is a terrible resource hog. Add in frequent crashes and you got a nice picture of what FFXIV is atm.
A terrible shame, as I really like the character and world design, it was very promising but the technical problems of this game on the PC platform only make an example on how NOT to build an MMORPG. I don't think there will be much change until release and if this is true, this game will start much worse than AOC did.

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 12:24PM (Unverified) said

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Exactly my thoughts. The graphics and sounds are gorgeous. The UI/mouse is poor but tolerable (as the game was running smooth on my pc, of course a software mouse must be untolerable with low fps). My concern is much more about the content, and the 48h cooldown just for 8 extremely basic "go kill 5 rats quests". I'm not into crafting, and there was nothing more to do in the game after 2 hours, but to bash mobs for pitiful rewards. Too bad, because the ambiance is really superb.
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 3:43AM (Unverified) said

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LOL! at this article
Really it sounds like "Woah Square Enix made a fantastic new car design, but without wheels. Yet some fan made in his garage special fix and now the best ever car has even wheels."

It's so hilarious to learn that company will punish people on purpose by not adding hardware mouse, despite it clearly being coded into game already. More hilarious if they'll ban people for hacking(using that patch) game after release. Not to mention people that'll get keyloggers this way.

One way or another hardware/software mouse is just one of the lesser problems. Next one would be ripping off mouse functionality by COMPLETELY not using right button for interaction with NPCs, items, objects.

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 5:09AM (Unverified) said

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Who cares about the mouse?
This game was made for using a gamepad, wich you would notice if you tried it.
The reason hardware mouse was disabled was probably because they wanted more people to try using a gamepad.
I'm really enjoying the game, and i'm using a wireless 360 controller.
FFXIV is the most immersive MMO i ever played, and that's coming from someone who plays with 20 fps on the lowest settings.

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 5:35AM ed511df3 said

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Not everyone wants to use a gamepad on a computer. Not everyone OWNS a gamepad for a computer. Why should they, when two of the most supported controllers in the entire industry come standard with every computer?

I find it odd that people think I should use an inferior product. And yes, to me, a gamepad is inferior, because every single gamepad that I've tried makes my hands cramp after about 30 minutes of use. Keyboard and mouse? No cramping whatsoever, despite years of use.
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 1:49PM wjowski said

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"Who cares about the mouse?"

If SE is too fucking stupid or arrogant to include support for basic PC peripherals, why should I give them my money?
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