Final Fantasy IX

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Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy IX cover
Developers
Square Enix
Silicon Studio (Thailand)
Publishers
Square Enix
Engines
Unity
Release dates
Windows April 14, 2016
Final Fantasy IX guide at StrategyWiki
Final Fantasy IX 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 2014
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years 2015
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD‎ 2015
Final Fantasy V 2015
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII 2015
Final Fantasy VI 2015
Final Fantasy IX 2016
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster 2016
Mobius Final Fantasy 2017
World of Final Fantasy 2017
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age 2018
Final Fantasy XV 2018
Final Fantasy Type-0 Online TBA

Key points

Port of the Android/iOS version.
Prerendered backgrounds are extremely low-resolution; a fan-patch is available which replaces them with upscaled versions.
Features higher-definition (1280x960) CG cutscenes, and improved character models.
Includes achievements, auto-save, and various boosters such as high-speed mode for battles.
UI is unchanged from Android/iOS version.
16 direction analogue movement is not supported.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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North American store
Windows
Publisher website
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European store
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.[1][2]

Essential improvements[edit]

FFIX Field Patch[edit]

Improves the resolution of the game's prerendered backgrounds.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Settings.ini

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY IX\Steam\EncryptedSavedData\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Must sync manually through by going to Main Menu > Cloud Data

Video settings[edit]

Launcher and video options.
Launcher and video options.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Pillarboxed.[3] A Widescreen Mod exists but the output is stretched.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS (20 while on the World Map and 15 during FMVs).[4]
Pillarboxes are a textured gray instead of pure black.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
8-directional movement only.[5]
Full controller support
Partial controller support only. Must have keyboard to exit game via ALT+F4 where a menu pops up and asks to verify closing of game.
Controller remapping
A "Custom" control setting is available.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Xbox Controller buttons only for controller users. No known mod available as of yet.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and Sound Effects can be toggled on/off independently.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japanese
Japanese website
English
English website
Spanish
French
German
Italian

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable
Both a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version are included.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5-2520 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
ATI Radeon HD 4650
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound compatible

References

  1. https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/685532633418215424
  2. https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/684804373306720256
  3. http://app.famitsu.com/20160101_627529/
  4. Post 30fps locked games here :: The Framerate Police, post #575 - last accessed on April 15, 2016
    "http://i.imgur.com/A9UllpU.jpg"
  5. Analog stick not fully supported. :: FINAL FANTASY IX General Discussions