Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
This page is a stub: it lacks content and/or basic article components. You can help to expand this page by adding an image or additional information.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn cover
Developers
Square Enix
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.
Release dates
Windows August 27, 2013
macOS (OS X) (Cider) June 23, 2015
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn guide on StrategyWiki
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on Wikipedia

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.
Final Fantasy
Mana (series)
SaGa (series)
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
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT 2019
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered 2019
Final Fantasy Awakening TBA

Key points

Originally released as FINAL FANTASY XIV on September 22, 2010.
Cross-platform play with PlayStation 4 players.[1]
Free content updates are released every 3–4 months, though most content may require the latest expansion to play.

General information

FINAL FANTASY XIV: The Lodestone
Patch Notes archive
Technical Support forum
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Install the client and use Mog Station for CD key and account management.[2]
The retail OS X version only comes bundled with Heavensward.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Developer website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Amazon.com
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Does not require the Steam client to start.
Expansions will have to be purchased on Steam to activate properly on a Steam-enabled FFXIV account.
Windows
All versions require a constant internet connection for all game modes.
The NA version requires a North American Square Enix Account.
The PAL version requires a European & other Regions Square Enix Account.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement 00004.bk2[3]

Apply the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn intro skip.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV - A Realm Reborn\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39210/pfx/[Note 1]
Client and character settings can now be backed up to the servers as of Patch 4.45.[4]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
AMD Eyefinity doesn't work with DX11.
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes feature black bars when playing in 21:9 resolutions.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use FFXIV Zoom Hack.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Bilinear and Trilinear filtering modes are also available.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Implemented as part of the "Frame Rate Limit" option.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
System Configuration 🡆 Mouse Settings 🡆 Mouse Camera Sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Both X and Y axes can be inverted independently. Options for both 3rd and 1st Person camera modes are available.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Must input Username and Password with Keyboard. Chat and other features may also require keyboard input.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Character Configuration 🡆 Control Settings 🡆 Camera Speed (Analog Stick)
Controller Y-axis inversion
Both X and Y axes can be inverted independently. Options for both 3rd and 1st Person camera modes are available.
Additional information
Button prompts
Button prompts can be changed manually between ABXY, DualShock, and DualShock + Touchpad modes.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, Dialogue, System Sounds, Ambient Sounds, and Performance.
Volumes for the player, party members, and all other player characters can also be adjusted independently.
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 supported.
Subtitles
Featured in all cutscenes and dialogue events. Cannot be disabled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Japanese
Traditional Chinese
Only available as part of the Chinese version, which operates separately from the normal game.
Simplified Chinese
Only available as part of the Chinese version, which operates separately from the normal game.
Korean
Only available as part of the Korean version, which operates separately from the normal game.

VR support[edit]

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Requires an internet connection at all times while playing.
Supports crossplay with PS4 version

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Multiple data centers to choose from depending on player region.
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 443, 8080, 55296-55551
UDP 55296-55551
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Error 90000[edit]

This is a generic error code for disconnection from the game server. This issue may have something to do with your local network configuration, or ISP packet shaping/throttling.[5]

Issues fixed[edit]

Stuck at loading screen before character selection[edit]

Stuck at loading screen before character selection[6]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV - A Realm Reborn\
  2. Edit FFXIV.cfg
  3. Change CutsceneMovieOpening from 0 to 1
  4. Save the file and restart the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 DirectX 11 support was added alongside the Heavensward expansion (Patch 3.0)[7], while DX9 support was dropped alongside the Shadowbringers expansion (Patch 5.0).[8]
64-bit executable
Tied to the DirectX 11 executable. Added alongside the Heavensward expansion (Patch 3.0).

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit), Windows 10 (32/64-bit)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 (2.4 GHz or higher)
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 or higher
AMD Radeon R7 260X or higher
Requires 1280x720 resolution or higher.
System requirements may change with the release of new expansions.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Mojave (10.14.3)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 (quad-core, 3.5 GHz or higher)
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R9 M295X or higher
A resolution of 1600x900 or higher is recommended.
These system requirements pertain to the 64-bit macOS client, released alongside FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers.
Certain Japanese language conversion functions differ from the Windows version.
Graphical corruption issues may occur under certain circumstances if using Intel Iris Pro graphics.

Notes

  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>/39210/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (39210) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References