anyone able to help me out. trying to do bastok 2-3 and when i start the dragon fight in sandy the CS locks up and i cant move forward

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As a temporary three-day complimentary gesture you will be given the following buffs upon login:

  • Increased EXP buff upon login.
  • Increased crafting success by +40%
  • Drop Rate by +50%

Some players seem to be experiencing issues running FFXI.
Windower and Ashita crash immediately after an attemp to login.

You will need to enable Legacy Components from DirectPlay on your Windows 10 PC, here’s how:

Search for “Programs and Features” and Open it.

Click on the option “Turn Windows features on or off” located on the left.

Place a checmark next to “Legacy Components” then click “OK” to save your changes. Reboot your PC if necessary.

If you are stuck on the in-game …downloading screen…, and you are a Windower4 user you may have to use the –hairpin command in your settings file like this:

--server --hairpin --user YourAccountName  --pass YourPassword

adding that to your settings.xml file should allow you to get onto the server as normal. This file is located in your Windower4 folder.

See the full example below as to how your settings file should look like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <profile name="">
  <profile name="BabyChoco">
    <args>--server --hairpin --user Rocktoast --pass Mypassword</args>

If you are still stuck connecting from the character menu do the following:

  • Navigate to the Title Screen of the game and instead of selecting a character, click on the Back button. This will force the server to kick your ghost copy if it appears online:

I keep getting stuck at the loading screen. Waited 10 Mins+ before trying to log back in and nothing working.

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