Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn cover
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows August 27, 2013
macOS (OS X) June 23, 2015
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn guide at StrategyWiki
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn at Wikipedia
Final Fantasy
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Final Fantasy Awakening TBA

Key points

Being an MMORPG, a constant internet connection is required to play.
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

Patch Notes archive
Technical Support forum
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Install the client and use Mog Station for CD key and account management.[2]
macOS (OS X)
Developer website
macOS (OS X)
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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.
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 option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
AMD Eyefinity doesn't work with DX11.
Cutscenes feature black bars when playing in 21:9 resolutions.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use FFXIV-Zoom-Hack by jayotterbein
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Bilinear and Trilinear filtering modes are also available.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Implemented as part of the "Frame Rate Limit" option.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
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 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 options Native 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.
Featured in all cutscenes and dialogue events. Cannot be disabled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support[edit]


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Requires an internet connection at all times while playing.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Multiple data centers to choose from depending on player region.
Direct IP


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]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11 DirectX 11 support was added alongside the Heavensward expansion (Patch 3.0).[7]
64-bit executable
Tied to the DirectX 11 executable. Added alongside the Heavensward expansion (Patch 3.0).

System requirements[edit]

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)
Operating system (OS) Sierra 10.12.4
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 (quad-core, 2.7 GHz or higher)
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 750M or higher
AMD Radeon Pro 450 or higher
A resolution of 1600x900 or higher is recommended.
Certain Japanese language conversion functions differ from the Windows version.
Graphical corruption issues may occur under certain circumstances if using Intel Iris Pro graphics.


  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.