Final Fantasy XI

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Final Fantasy XI
Final Fantasy XI Online PC.jpg
Developers
Release dates
Windows
November 7, 2002
Final Fantasy XI at Steam Charts
Final Fantasy XI at SteamDB
 Final Fantasy XI at Wikipedia
Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy VII 1998
Final Fantasy VIII 2000
Final Fantasy XI 2003
Final Fantasy XIV 2010
Final Fantasy VII (2012) 2012
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 2013
Final Fantasy VIII (2013) 2013
Final Fantasy III 2014
Final Fantasy IV 2014
Final Fantasy XIII 2014
Final Fantasy XIII-2 2015
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII 2015

Key points

Advantage Cross-platform play with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 players.
Disadvantage Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.

General information

More information Official site
More information Official media site
More information Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Developer website Requires online account Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition.
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svgRequires online account Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition.
Information All versions require a Square Enix Account.
Information The Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition is the newest and most complete edition.

Essential improvements[edit]

Oversampling[edit]

It is possible to improve the graphics further beyond what is allowed by editing the "Background resolution" registry setting. For more details, see http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Graphics#Background_Resolution

Improved UI[edit]

There are various 3rd-party tools used to improve the UI.

Increased Draw Distance[edit]

The normal way to change draw distance is the /localsettings command in-game. It is possible to increase the draw distance beyond the max using this Windower plugin: http://wiki.windower.net/plugins/drawdistance

Change max number of displayed characters on-screen[edit]

This can be changed by using the /localsettings command. Syntax: /localsettings charanum [number] (25-50)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Silver.svg
Multi-monitor Impossible False icon.svg
Field of view (FOV) Unknown
Windowed Native See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Unknown
Anti-aliasing (AA) Unknown
Vertical sync (Vsync) Unknown
High frame rate Impossible Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.

Windowed[edit]

Since 2007, an official windowed mode has been available. This can be turned on by opening the FINAL FANTASY XI Config Tool and checking the "Run in Windowed Mode" in the General Tab. There is also an unofficial windowed mode using a 3rd party program called Windower; which does a lot more than just a windowed mode as well.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Using Windower with "Hide Border" and the resolution matching your desktop resolution will run the game in a borderless windowed mode.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Unknown
Mouse acceleration Unknown
Mouse input in menus Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller
Controller support Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Unknown
Surround sound Unknown
Subtitles Unknown
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Unknown

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Online play Native

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Dedicated Native

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 25, 80, 110, 443, 50000-65535
UDP (outbound) 50000-65535
Information UPNP support status is unknown.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Frame rate[edit]

The max frame rate for the game is 30 FPS. If you are not finding your frame rate near that, it can help to turn off shadows in the in-game options.

Also try removing all USB devices. In the past, it was found that certain USB devices would cause a frame rate drop.[1]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashes[edit]

The game typically does not stay open if another program is in fullscreen mode. If something opens in fullscreen mode, FFXI will most likely close/crash.

Will not run on Windows Vista and later[edit]

Fix Download updated clientLink

Download the updated client.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster Intel Pentium 4 processor
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
15 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce series
ATI RADEON 9000 series
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
NVIDIA GeForce FX series
GeForce 6 series
DirectX 8.1 compatible

References

  1. A different fix for the lag problem! May help some people :) :: Final Fantasy XI :: ZAM