Follow the guide to modify AA settings if various issues arise, as the game needs very specific settings to function correctly with Nvidia cards.
The mini-map can drop the frame rate up to 10-20FPS, depending on the scenes. The mini-map can be toggled off in-game.
This may change 30FPS into 60FPS. However, this may result in abnormal eyelashes and hair.
Some users have reported that using a controller instead of mouse/keyboard increases FPS and prevents stuttering. If you don't have a controller, vJoy is an alternative. This may be because the game is searching for an input device and timing out, causing the stutter. It fires the event every one second.
In addition, the following steps may help, possibly needed every launch:
Somewhat extreme.
Helps for some, but is somewhat extreme and can make your OS unbootable.
This solved a stuttering issue in one particular instance.
This can eliminate stuttering at 60FPS and increase performance potentially
This can eliminate stuttering by locking frame rate to the game engine's original 30 FPS.
Though this may help in alleviating the problem, it does not fix it completely. Extremely high shadow resolutions may prove taxing for lower-end hardware.
In the GeDoSaTo .ini file mentioned under missing enemy text there is an option for shadowScale. Set this value to 8 or 12.
If you have a NVIDIA card, a workaround is to enable literally any DSR factor above native resolution and set the game to that resolution. 2560x1440 is the only broken resolution, all other resolutions work fine.
Run <path-to-game>\white_data\prog\win\bin\ffxiiiimg.exe with the desired command line arguments:
This is a method for just one particular setup. Other setups may vary.
Go into Device Manager and start disabling your Human Interface Devices (HIDs) one by one until you find which one is causing the issue. It's been reported that redundant HID-compliant gaming controllers are usually the issue, often created by third party accessories such as DolphinBar.
Using GeDoSaTo you can leave the launcher option at 1280x720 and manually upscale to your monitor's native resolution. Try following Bad Wolfx's fix guide using the GeDoSaTo .ini file. Be sure to adjust settings to match your resolution and system spec (if you have a more powerful computer than the guide author for example).
The following lines will probably be necessary if you choose to create a GeDoSaTo user file specific to FFXIII, instead of simply replacing GeDoSaTo.ini as the guide recommends.
## Downsample Resolution
## Downsample Resolution
Change to your monitor's native resolution and refresh rate as needed. Here is an explanation of GeDoSaTo user files if you're not familiar with GeDoSaTo.
Note: This fix may not work if you also try to force exclusive fullscreen mode.