Final Fantasy XI

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Final Fantasy XI
Final Fantasy XI cover
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows November 7, 2002
Final Fantasy XI guide at StrategyWiki
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 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 XV Pocket Edition 2018
Final Fantasy Awakening TBA

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS; use Windower with the Unlimited plugin to run at higher frame rates.

General information

Official site
Official media site
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition.
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Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition.
All versions require a Square Enix Account.
The Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition is the newest and most complete edition.
Pay-per-month MMO. First 30 days free for new accounts.

Essential improvements[edit]


It is possible to improve the graphics further beyond what is allowed by editing the "Background resolution" registry setting. For more details, see

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:

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]

System Location
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/230330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Set in Config Tool on the General tab.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Windower with "Hide Border" and the resolution matching your desktop resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
30 FPS cap; use Windower with the Unlimited plugin to run at higher frame rates.
120+ FPS
Use Windower with the Unlimited plugin.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 25, 80, 110, 443, 50000-65535
UDP 50000-65535
Universal Plug and Play (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]


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]

Download updated client

Download the updated client.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster Intel Core i3 2.4GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 2GB
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 GT 740
DirectX 8.1 compatible


  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>/230330/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (230330) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.