Final Fantasy IX

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Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy IX cover
Square Enix
Silicon Studio (Thailand)
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows April 14, 2016
Final Fantasy IX guide at StrategyWiki
Final Fantasy IX at Wikipedia
Final Fantasy
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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

Official site
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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North American store
Publisher website
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European store
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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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
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/377840/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY IX\Steam\EncryptedSavedData\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/377840/pfx/[Note 1]
150 save slots available (10 save folders x 15 save files per folder)

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.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
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
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Doesn't have much touchscreen ability. Cannot go into menu and exit, unless you have right click mapped somewhere on touchscreen.
Controller support
8-directional movement only.[5]
Full controller support
Keyboard is required to exit game via ALT+F4 where a menu pops up and asks to verify closing of game.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock button prompts use FFIX - PSX Icons mod.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable
Both a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version are included.

System requirements[edit]

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
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
ATI Radeon HD 4650
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/377840/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (377840) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.