Customers who have already purchased these titles will still be able to play or re-download them, but please be aware that there may be situations where we are unable to guarantee correct function if the environment they are used on changes.
Using the official Mac client and a new Free Trial account, I attempted to reinstall, and got the same result: black splash screen with white logo. I then edited the FFXIV_BOOT.cfg file, setting "Browser 1" (from Browser 2). The game properly launched the old style login screen (Heavensward art), and I logged in properly. Now, waiting two to three hours for the download to complete.
With regards to CX, after the install of a couple hundred dependencies, the first run of the launcher/patcher generated "An unknown error occurred in register_dlls" message. I clicked Skip and let the process finish. I started the Launcher, it apparently fixed the error and I got to the old theme login window. (Apparently, I left a .cfg file behind with the Browser 1 setting). I logged in with my windows-licensed account and am now facing four hours worth of download/patch for Shadowbringers
After the game is downloaded and BEFORE you launch the game i go into Crossover GUI, right click the steam bottle, settings, and enable "DXVK Vulkan backend for D3D11 (builtin). I have to disable this setting to get the launch to launch but I have to turn it on to load the game.
You can download the free trial from the official Final Fantasy XIV Online page. Click on the Start Your Free Trial button and either create or log into your Square Enix account. Once you do that, you'll be redirected to the page where you can download and install the game for free on your Windows PC, Mac, or PS4/5.
Disclosures: This game was obtained via paid digital download and reviewed on the PC. Approximately 80 hours of play was devoted to multiplayer modes, and there is no offline option available. 2b1af7f3a8