For the game its the cheapest option , the PC version is cheap an available everywhere but I dont want to buy a new PC or steal my wifes laptop, for the internet I just use my Ipad so I have not really had a need for a pc. I guess I will just need to bite the bullet and buy the 2008 edition for the $65 that I saw on Amazon. Thanks for the responses everyone.
Currently, new copies of xbox and ps2 collections are difficult to find, but used copies can be common on ebay or craig's list. The problem with used copies is that they don't come with codes, but since you already have an account and are not interested in expansions, you only need a used copy (exactly what you asked for). In the case of many people, they want to remain on their PS2/xbox, but instead of trying to find a new copy of the game, it's often cheaper to buy the game for PC, use the codes on their account, then have access to all the material through their ps2/xbox. Simply buying the game for the PC does not force you to play on PC, you won't even have to install anything if you go through Amazon.
Keep an eye out on Craigslist. You may find an older computer that can easily run this game cheaper than the $65 for a PS2 disc.
There's literally no way *any* PC costing less than $65 would run FFXI to an acceptable degree. It would run 10 times worse than the PS2, if it could even run it at all.
I concur, the bar may be low for PC, but not that
low, but I am curious what it would take to run FFXI on a raspberry pi...
If you have a a PC made in the last 12 years, you can play it.
One of the first replies was basically trashing the PS2 version and saying ... any PC 50 years old could run it.
You were close. Edited, Feb 21st 2013 2:12pm by xypin