I'm not saying the graphics are any better lol -- FOR ITS TIME it was amazing on the PS2. (Read; for its time.) I am first to admit that the PC version on modern pcs beats it graphic wise, and I even have a crappy video card atm. (Crappy as I get artifacts like lines and stuff. I'm hoping I can get better once I rebuild the PC and get windows 7.) At the time I was heavy playing on PS2, I had no issues other than some pretty serious lag in dynamis (it's why if you ever check my whm, you'll notice I load up on -cure speed gear; it's a habit now and I like fast cures, but back in the PS2 days in dyn it meant saving people's necks b/c i was lagging a tad more than I liked) I think the freezing really badly started (tho there was a mention of freezes with the paid tele taru in Aht Urghan two years earlier in update notes; I wasn't using paid taru so it never caught me) when Wings of the Goddess came out. Almost EVERY cs in that expansion can freeze/lock up a PS2. It went downhill from there.
Now you freeze if you face the wrong way on the guys that tele you to Aht Urghan, you freeze on Wings of the Goddess CS's, and I've even heard of freezes on maws. Bleeeh ><. That's why PS2 is just the home of my emergency macro backup now.
Oh and that screen I did? The comp that had the tv card in it was on its last legs really, and was too old to play FFXI, but as long as the PS2 was doing the muscle work, it'd display the graphics fine with the help of the tv card. ^^
One more thing, if you guys wanna know how long I was playing PS2 FFXI; this is from the PS2 US beta (Yes, that long) up until about 2 years ago when me and my brother and my mom had a big fat argument over the whole thing. So you can say I'm kinda..Experienced? with the whole issue, I guess? But yeah, when it first came out, I'd say the PS2 version was the preferred version if you didn't want the game to crash out due to no windower and due to hitting the windows keys. (Yes..that was the case. You either had to run a program called IHateThisKey or gtfo!)
Edited, Feb 10th 2013 7:26pm by maryadavies
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