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#1 Feb 21 2013 at 8:05 AM Rating: Good
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Hello everyone, I know that this is a highly laughable request but I was wondering if anyone could spare a copy of the ps2 version so that I can install the game on my PS3 , I know that I wont be able to get the newest version in March but I am not even sure if I will get back into the game enough to buy an XBOX 360. I played during the NA PS2 launch for 3 years and got 4 75 jobs then took a break for 6 months and added another 2 then I quit all together but now have the urge to play. If anyone is brave enough to send me a copy I will return it to you or if you are in the DC area we could meet up, I played on the Gilgamesh server as Marv and Tonberryprince in case any of the older folks are still on.
#2 Feb 21 2013 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but considdering the unavailability of discs in general (PC, XBOX, PS2), you'd be hard pressed finding someone that has them to begin with.

But the thing is more, you cant actually play the game on a console without having the physical disc inside it. While you can install it, you need the actual game inside the disc drive to play it.

So simply "lending" you the disc is not going to work. And as far as purchasing go, physical console discs go for anywhere from 80 to 800+ dollars.

Just get a PC, any kind of PC, download the game from steam or even torrent it, and play it on there. If you have a a PC made in the last 12 years, you can play it.
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#4 Feb 21 2013 at 9:40 AM Rating: Good
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They are pretty expensive, cheapest that I can find is $65.00 brand new. I was just hoping to not plunk down $65 just to see if I will be able to enjoy the game now that so much has changed, I dont know why I thought that the PS3 would run the game without the Disc but it does look like I will need to buy a copy unless someone has one that they dont need due to switching over. I had my discs for 3 years after I stopped playing until my wife threw them away.
#5 Feb 21 2013 at 10:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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The PS2 version is superior so don't listen to them, you can buy a copy of any of the disks you need on Amazon or Ebay or something, there's literally no way it would be 800 dollars, they should be dirt cheap. Not everyone likes playing on PC.


Don't start things up again. That very attitude forced me to lock that other topic, so don't start that here. The PS2 version is graphically inferior as well as just not being able to run as smoothly. I have nothing against you saying that you feel that it's better in your own opinion, but don't comment on it like it's a proven fact.

That being said, I would imagine that the OP has contemplated the PC version already (though if you have any desire to play the new expansion at some point in the future, you'll want a PC or 360, since a PS2 release isn't being supported in NA) and at present wants to pursue that, so let's just leave it at that and focus on his question.
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#6 Feb 21 2013 at 10:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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Actually I'm pretty sure that the Ps2 can play it without the disc inside. It's truly installed to the hard drive, unlike the xbox version but that's more an xbox requirement for their anti-piracy efforts or whatever. I don't remember ever worrying about changing out whatever offline game I had on to play XI - I just loaded it from the navigation screen from the hard drive.

Again, that's going back years and beers so I could be remembering completely wrong. I wish you lived closer, I'd loan you mine. I get down to GloCity every now and again, but won't have a trip scheduled there for months.

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#7 Feb 21 2013 at 10:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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Regardless if you find a used PS2 or xbox360 copy, you will need to get your account up to date with all of the expansions.

Right now, FFXI Abyssea Collection is $10 on Amazon (typically $20), it will include codes for all expansions (except Seekers). This does not restrict you to playing on PC, but it is by far the cheapest option.
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#8 Feb 21 2013 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
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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.
#9 Feb 21 2013 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
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would be cheaper buying the pc version. a cheap low cost pc would be able to run it fine. or get the 360 version. seems like the expansions are going to be made on just pc/360 so if you want the new one too it wont be coming for the ps2
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#10 Feb 21 2013 at 12:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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I don't see why you don't just play on your wife's laptop and let her use the ipad if you're gaming. Heck my partner is always grabbing my ipad. I just use one of the other computers in the house - sharing is pretty normal in relationships. I mean, unless she works from home and only in the hours you'd be likely to be gaming, then that could cause a problem I suppose, but I am guessing that's not the case

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#11 Feb 21 2013 at 12:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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She likes to skype with her family in Brazil and do her facebook stuff on her laptop , and I have no apps, pictures, or any other bloat garbage on my Ipad and I would like to keep it that way. Although luck has it that she doesn’t like the Ipad so at least I don’t have to worry about her trying to use it and installing all kinds of stuff.

Her laptop is like her best friend, she comes home and uses it until she sleeps at night. I have no idea what facebook is about but she does all of her communicating to her friends and family through it, chatting, messaging etc. I only use it when I need to update budgets and other excel files that can be done quicker on the laptop and it is, for the most part, only a few minutes of use.

Something’s after time you just learn to leave alone and plus it’s nice to have things for yourself, she won’t be driving my 2013 Ducati anytime soon that’s for sure.
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#12 Feb 21 2013 at 1:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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.
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#15 Feb 21 2013 at 2:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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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.


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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...

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If you have a a PC made in the last 12 years, you can play it.
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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
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Oh boy, it's the same thread.
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#18 Feb 21 2013 at 2:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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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.



You'd be surprised what people put up on Craigslist.
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#20 Feb 21 2013 at 3:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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The PS2 version is superior so don't listen to them, you can buy a copy of any of the disks you need on Amazon or Ebay or something, there's literally no way it would be 800 dollars, they should be dirt cheap. Not everyone likes playing on PC.


Don't start things up again. That very attitude forced me to lock that other topic, so don't start that here. The PS2 version is graphically inferior as well as just not being able to run as smoothly. I have nothing against you saying that you feel that it's better in your own opinion, but don't comment on it like it's a proven fact.

That being said, I would imagine that the OP has contemplated the PC version already (though if you have any desire to play the new expansion at some point in the future, you'll want a PC or 360, since a PS2 release isn't being supported in NA) and at present wants to pursue that, so let's just leave it at that and focus on his question.


One of the first replies was basically trashing the PS2 version and saying to go PC or don't play at all because PC is so great and any PC 50 years old could run it, so I felt the need to add my own opinion that the PS2 version is still perfectly capable of running the game, people are just trying to scare him away from playing on it because of the stigma.


There's a difference between saying that it's perfectly capable of running the game and saying it's superior.


Edited, Feb 21st 2013 4:01pm by Vlorsutes
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#21 Feb 21 2013 at 3:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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And if you see something, you can always post here asking for advice on whether it would run it. The folks in this thread aren't lying when they say pretty much anything from the last decade or so. I used to play on an IBM T42 notebook that had a pentium m and a radeon 7500 with 32 mb of vram. Ran like a champ.

I'd recommend at least taking a look at clist. I mean, if you are going to end up spending almost a hundred bucks anyway just for the discs, and have to buy the PC version for the expansions, and then not even get to play the newest one... The added benefit of a modest pc is being able to play other things that might not run on that ipad.
#22 Feb 21 2013 at 3:31 PM Rating: Good
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The one on Amazon is the 2008 version so it should have all the expansions so at least there’s that. Thing is, I started playing when I was 23 years old, unmarried, and had a lot more free time on my hands so coming home at 5:30 at night after work and playing until 2 AM was not a bad thing. I spent most of my time playing FFXI, so much that by the time that I started a new character , I leveled it to 75 in 6 weeks of this type of schedule(this was at the release of TOAU just for reference, things took longer then). I can’t do that at this point in my life so I am not sure what kind of investment I am going to make. I have no idea if I will get the new expansion, I just wanted to test the waters so to speak.

Who knows in a month or so XIV will be out and I may just take to that. I have a plethora of systems, Wii U, two playstation 3 systems(1 with and 1 without backwards compatibility), PS Vita, and a 3ds which give me the freedom to have a different array of games that I can jump on and get things done and then hop off. I need to be flexible with my time and make sure that I don’t neglect my wife or my work. I hear that FFXI has that kind of structure now and I just wanted to see if it was true, if it is that’s awesome because I loved this game but if not then I just cant bring myself to play it knowing that I may lose myself again.
#23 Feb 21 2013 at 3:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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It has the four basic expansions, but none of the add on scenarios nor the Abyssea content. So yea, you will be buying a second new copy of the game anyway. That's kind of why we were suggesting taking that money and putting it into a PC instead, since you have to buy the PC version (or the content separately which is wayyy more expensive). A hundred bucks or so is a pretty expensive trial period.
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I have the individual PS2 discs for Original w/ Zilart , CoP , and ToAU that I don't have any use for , If your interested for free. I switched to xbox 360 when WotG came out but still use that from time to time so can't help with that.
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#25 Feb 21 2013 at 6:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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Thank you so much, I will send you a PM, I can buy WOTG and the pc ultimate edition to get the codes for the other add ons for cheaper than I can buy the 2008 edition or a PC for now .
#26 Feb 21 2013 at 7:23 PM Rating: Good
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