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NameFinal Fantasy XIV
VersionOfficial Client
License Retail
URLhttp://www.finalfantasyxiv.com
Votes Marked as obsolete
RatingGold
Wine Version1.5.9
Maintainers of this version:
Description
Official FFXIV Client Released by SquareEnix

Please add kernel-version, cpu/gcard-type, ram-size and used gcard-driver to your test-results!

With the 1.21 patch coming soon i would like everyone here to go all out with whatever version of wine with any os they can to make this work. People are still coming here apparently and we will not let this game die!

-John Stephen Kelley
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Update, Login, Character selection


What does not
Gameplay.
Freezes after some seconds.


What was not tested


Additional Comments


Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Aug 12 20121.5.10 N/A Yes Bronze KoKuToru 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 12 20121.5.9 Yes Yes Gold KoKuToru 
ShowMac OS X 10.7 "Lion"Jul 28 20121.5.9 Yes Yes Gold Mike Masterson 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Dec 06 20121.4.1 Yes Yes Gold Ridill wine 
ShowMac OS X 10.7 "Lion"Jan 10 20121.3.36 Yes Yes Gold Evan Burns 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24375 Final Fantasy XIV beta: login screen blank NEW View
24576 Final Fantasy XIV: Live Client Launch Fails UNCONFIRMED View
24632 Final Fantasy XIV Characters not rendering properly NEW View
31356 Final Fantasy XIV crashes with "Unhandled exception: page fault on write access" UNCONFIRMED View

 
Mac OSX
The following preliminary How-to was written as a comment by Evan Burns. It is being listed as a How-to in order to prevent it from falling out of the recent comments field.

Step 1 Install Xcode from the Mac App Store -It's free

Step 2 Install XQuartz - get from xquartz.macosforge.org/downloads/SL/XQuartz-2.7.0.dmg - Once installed run this code from terminal:

defaults write org.macosforge.xquartz.X11 SUFeedURL static.macosforge.org/xquartz/downloads/sparkle/beta.xml

- Open quartz and hopefully it'll ask you to update to the newest (XQuartz 2.7.1_rc1) -If not, just click check for updates -update -Logout and log back into OSX

Step 3 Install Mac Ports -Get from distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/MacPorts-2.0.3-10.7-Lion.dmg -Open the dmg and double-click the package and run through the steps on the installer

Step 4 Install Wine - Open the terminal and su into your account with administrative privileges(not root):

su $your_priviledged_account_name

-then enter your password - now, type:

port search wine

you will see a few entries here(6 as of 1/8/2012) - You are going to install wine-devel and winetricks.

type:

sudo port install wine-devel

- This will generally take a very long time. It took me about two hours to install all the dependencies.

now type:

sudo port install winetricks

- this only takes a few minutes

- now exit out of your su

Step 5 Setup Wine to accept FFXIV - in terminal type this command:

winecfg

- this will set up your directories to accept the install - Once it's done you will see your first Microsoft looking window. You don't need to change anything in here. Just click "OK" - Now, to avoid lockups and such, every time you close an X11 window, cmd-Q X11 and Terminal. - I do this every time. Wine tends to take over your terminal when you run it, and it doesn't always reset it when you close your windows program.

-reopen terminal and type:

winetricks

-Make sure "Select the default wine prefix" is selected and click OK. -Click "Install a Windows DLL or component" and click OK -Check the box next to "IE8" and "winhttp" ---> These are the only two you need to install via wine tricks. -Click OK - Wine will now run in terminal installing the programs. You will see the installer for IE8 come up. Click through it, don't worry about installing updates as it doesn't seem to work anyways. When the install is done, your window will close for a bit..don't freak out like I did and start closing stuff. I think it took about 15-20 seconds. Internet explorer will open up and navigate to a webpage to show that you have internet through Wine. -Close Internet Explorer and cmd-Q out of X11 and terminal.

Step 6 Installing FFXIV -Open terminal and navigate to the directory of your install file on your disk. -easy way is type cd "space" then click and drag your disk image from your desktop into terminal, then press enter - now type the following command:

wine ffxivsetup

Install Directx using your cd. Not winetricks it will ask you if you want to install directs. Select yes and install it. When it's done, the box should close and the ffxiv installer won't come up. -cmd-Q out of X11 and Terminal again. -Navigate back to your install directory and run the wine ffxivsetup again. -Now ffxiv will install. Just click through the install and don't change anything. -Once everything is done, I don't remember if the game automatically loads or not, but I know it glitches out the first several times you try to load it, but don't worry, keep trying.

Step 7 Updating FFXIV -Navigate to your installed FFXIV directory. For me its: ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/SquareEnix/Final\ Fantasy\ XIV/ffxivboot.exe Type:

wine ffxivboot.exe

-Once I got it to load the updater downloaded the needed files pretty fast so I didn't worry about using another torrent client to do it, as it's glitchy enough loading to try to close and throw files in the directories and reopen it. -When all of your updates get installed(an hour or so), close your windows and cmd-Q everything. -now open terminal, navigate to your application directory and type:

wine ffxivconfig.exe

-this is a little tricky, select language, click OK and click Yes when it asks you to save your settings. -don't worry about cmd-Q here. Only do this exactly as written because it can crash at this point. Open ffxivconfig again, click only on the "Font Settings" tab, click the box next to "Use Windows system font", select a font, Arial worked the first time for me, so I assume that's safe. Click ok, and save. -reopen ffxivconfig, you can adjust your video settings here. Keep in mind that "General Drawing Quality" and "Background Drawing Quality", affect whether or not your character is invisible in-game. My settings are GDQ=5 and BDQ=2 and it works perfectly. Window size is 1280x720. - In graphics I have "Ambient Occlusion", "Depth of Field", and "Disable cutscene effects" all unchecked. "Enable hardware mouse cursor" is checked==> This is a must. TQ is standard and TF is low. -Click OK and Save. -cmd-Q your programs.

Step 8 Run FFXIV ------- Now the point that we've put all this work to get to------- -open terminal, navigate to your FFXIV directory, and type: wine ffxivboot.exe

Enjoy Your Game on OSX!!!!!

Optional Step 9 If you want to make separate executables for your programs, open apple script editor, type in this code, and save as an application:

tell application "Terminal" do script "/opt/local/bin/wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\\ Files/SQUAREENIX/Final\\ Fantasy\\ XIV/ffxivboot.exe" end tell

if you want one for config too, just change ffxivboot.exe to ffxivconfig.exe and save as an application to another file.

I found these all very helpful: xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X11-UsersFAQ for confusing the heck out of me www.davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/ for showing me how to make executables for loading ffxivconfig and ffxivboot www.macports.org/install.php - Walkthrough for installing macports appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=21478 - Craig - for getting me past the ffxivconfig crashing; Daniel Bethe - for the tip on installing xquartz.


 

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Windows Media Player 10
by Myst on Tuesday October 22nd 2013, 19:35
When I try to install WMP10 through winetricks, it pops up with an error stating I need Windows Media Player 7 installed before I can install WMP10. Anyone know who to fix this??

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Wine 1.5.10- Divide by zero when starting FFXIV
by Jared Liming on Monday August 13th 2012, 22:35
Hello everyone,
This will be my first post here.
I have came across this odd error with FFXIV dividing by zero when it starts up, I have tried many different versions of wine and the error keeps occurring. Here is the backtrace file: dl.dropbox.com/u/21817290/backtrace%20FFXIV.txt

Here is my current setup:
-Linux Mint 13 Maya
-ATI Radeon HD 4890
-3.0ghz Athlon 6000+ Processor
-FGLRX Graphics Driver

Wine Configuration:
WINEARCH=win32
Winetricks allfonts winhttp ie6 xact

Winetricks allfonts: fails at tahoma with "ERROR 404: Not Found."

Game Configuration:
Video Settings-
Display Mode: Windowed
Window Size: 1280x720
Multisampling: No AA
General Drawing Quality: 5
Background Drawing Quality: 2
Shadow Detail: Standard

Graphics-
[X] Enable hardware mouse cursor
Texture Quality: Standard
Texture Filtering: Low

Font Settings-
[X] Use Windows system font
Font: Arial
Quality: Standard
Thickness: Normal

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Working for the most part
by Mike Masterson on Sunday July 29th 2012, 14:10
I've got the client running fairly well in 1.5.9 on OSX 10.7.4. Core i5 2500k, 16GB DDR3, GeForce 560Ti.

A few differences between the guide above are that I'm using XQuartz 2.7.2, and I could not get the game to load using a Windows system font - I had to use the game's font.

Initially, I had invisible characters, but that was remedied with a few reloads. It still occurs occasionally, but maybe 1/10 loads. Here are my settings in FFXIV Config. If anything isn't listed, it's because it was left default.

Video:
Windowed 1920x1080
General Draw Quality: 7
Background Draw Quality: 3

Graphics:
[ ] Ambient Occlusion
[ ] Depth of Field
[ ] Disable cutscene effects
[x]Enable hardware mouse cursor
Texture Quality: Standard
Texture Filtering: Standard

I have had the game crash during cutscenes, or rather, when trying to load the world following a cutscene a fair number of times. I am going to try disabling cutscene effects and see if that helps.

I'm also crashing at random times, I'll try to gather a debug log later. I suspect it's memory related.

Also, in bash, I notice even with occlusion off, I receive a constant string of messages:
fixme:d3d:wined3d_occlusion_query_ops_get_data 0xnnnnnnnn Wrong thread, returning 1

Occasionally:
fixme:d3d:resource_check_usage Unhandled usage flags 0x8

Not sure if these are issues or not.

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Current Performance
by Franzi on Thursday April 19th 2012, 23:15
Anybody able to share performance comparsions vs. a native windows install of XIV on the same hardware? How fast and reliable is the game running these days? In 2010 I more or less moved to Windows 7 because of this game, maybe time to come back although i'm afraid with the upcoming 2.0 client on a new engine it will be a hit or miss with wine.

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I am having problem with step 7
by alex on Monday February 6th 2012, 23:38
For some reason, I can't get past step 7 in order to play FFXIV on my Mac :( Can someone please help me? Nothing happens when I get up to this point.

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can't log in since 1.20b
by Daniel Bethe on Friday January 20th 2012, 18:36
Hi guys. Ever since the 1.20b patch downloaded and applied, and I upgraded to wine 1.3.37, I can no longer log in. I do the IE-based login sequence, click 'play', and go to the black screen, but I get no Square-Enix splash screen. It'll either sit there black forever, it'll give wine's fatal error message, or wine will just quit.

Normally, I have been seeing that scenario most of the time, but it would successfully start the game once in about five tries. I've tried about 10 or 20 times, yesterday and today, to no avail.

Is anyone else getting this? Thanks.

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Install Instructions for OS X 10.7.2
by Evan Burns on Tuesday January 10th 2012, 21:51
Well after spending an entire weekend with almost zero sleep, I got this up and running pretty well. I decided to show all the steps involved, to make it as easy as possible for someone googling this page(like I did). If you see any errors, please let me know. Thanks.

Step 1
Install Xcode from the Mac App Store
-It's free

Step 2
Install XQuartz
- get from xquartz.macosforge.org/downloads/SL/XQuartz-2.7.0.dmg
- Once installed run this code from terminal:

defaults write org.macosforge.xquartz.X11 SUFeedURL static.macosforge.org/xquartz/downloads/sparkle/beta.xml

- Open quartz and hopefully it'll ask you to update to the newest (XQuartz 2.7.1_rc1)
-If not, just click check for updates
-update
-Logout and log back into OSX

Step 3
Install Mac Ports
-Get from distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/MacPorts-2.0.3-10.7-Lion.dmg
-Open the dmg and double-click the package and run through the steps on the installer

Step 4
Install Wine
- Open the terminal and su into your account with administrative privileges(not root):

su $your_priviledged_account_name

-then enter your password
- now, type:

port search wine

you will see a few entries here(6 as of 1/8/2012) - You are going to install wine-devel and winetricks.

type:

sudo port install wine-devel

- This will generally take a very long time. It took me about two hours to install all the dependencies.

now type:

sudo port install winetricks

- this only takes a few minutes

- now exit out of your su


Step 5
Setup Wine to accept FFXIV
- in terminal type this command:

winecfg

- this will set up your directories to accept the install
- Once it's done you will see your first Microsoft looking window. You don't need to change anything in here. Just click "OK"
- Now, to avoid lockups and such, every time you close an X11 window, cmd-Q X11 and Terminal.
- I do this every time. Wine tends to take over your terminal when you run it, and it doesn't always reset it when you close your windows program.

-reopen terminal and type:

winetricks

-Make sure "Select the default wine prefix" is selected and click OK.
-Click "Install a Windows DLL or component" and click OK
-Check the box next to "IE8" and "winhttp" ---> These are the only two you need to install via wine tricks.
-Click OK - Wine will now run in terminal installing the programs. You will see the installer for IE8 come up. Click through it, don't worry about installing updates as it doesn't seem to work anyways. When the install is done, your window will close for a bit..don't freak out like I did and start closing stuff. I think it took about 15-20 seconds. Internet explorer will open up and navigate to a webpage to show that you have internet through Wine.
-Close Internet Explorer and cmd-Q out of X11 and terminal.

Step 6
Installing FFXIV
-Open terminal and navigate to the directory of your install file on your disk.
-easy way is type cd "space" then click and drag your disk image from your desktop into terminal, then press enter
- now type the following command:

wine ffxivsetup

Install Directx using your cd. Not winetricks
it will ask you if you want to install directs. Select yes and install it. When it's done, the box should close and the ffxiv installer won't come up.
-cmd-Q out of X11 and Terminal again.
-Navigate back to your install directory and run the wine ffxivsetup again.
-Now ffxiv will install. Just click through the install and don't change anything.
-Once everything is done, I don't remember if the game automatically loads or not, but I know it glitches out the first several times you try to load it, but don't worry, keep trying.

Step 7
Updating FFXIV
-Navigate to your installed FFXIV directory. For me its:
~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/SquareEnix/Final\ Fantasy\ XIV/ffxivboot.exe
Type:

wine ffxivboot.exe

-Once I got it to load the updater downloaded the needed files pretty fast so I didn't worry about using another torrent client to do it, as it's glitchy enough loading to try to close and throw files in the directories and reopen it.
-When all of your updates get installed(an hour or so), close your windows and cmd-Q everything.
-now open terminal, navigate to your application directory and type:

wine ffxivconfig.exe

-this is a little tricky, select language, click OK and click Yes when it asks you to save your settings.
-don't worry about cmd-Q here. Only do this exactly as written because it can crash at this point. Open ffxivconfig again, click only on the "Font Settings" tab, click the box next to "Use Windows system font", select a font, Arial worked the first time for me, so I assume that's safe. Click ok, and save.
-reopen ffxivconfig, you can adjust your video settings here. Keep in mind that "General Drawing Quality" and "Background Drawing Quality", affect whether or not your character is invisible in-game. My settings are GDQ=5 and BDQ=2 and it works perfectly. Window size is 1280x720.
- In graphics I have "Ambient Occlusion", "Depth of Field", and "Disable cutscene effects" all unchecked. "Enable hardware mouse cursor" is checked==> This is a must. TQ is standard and TF is low.
-Click OK and Save.
-cmd-Q your programs.

Step 8
Run FFXIV
------- Now the point that we've put all this work to get to-------
-open terminal, navigate to your FFXIV directory, and type:
wine ffxivboot.exe

Enjoy Your Game on OSX!!!!!

Optional Step 9
If you want to make separate executables for your programs, open apple script editor, type in this code, and save as an application:


tell application "Terminal"
do script "/opt/local/bin/wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\\ Files/SQUAREENIX/Final\\ Fantasy\\ XIV/ffxivboot.exe"
end tell


if you want one for config too, just change ffxivboot.exe to ffxivconfig.exe and save as an application to another file.

I found these all very helpful:
xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X11-UsersFAQ for confusing the heck out of me
www.davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/ for showing me how to make executables for loading ffxivconfig and ffxivboot
www.macports.org/install.php - Walkthrough for installing macports
appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=21478 - Craig - for getting me past the ffxivconfig crashing; Daniel Bethe - for the tip on installing xquartz.

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optimizing video
by Daniel Bethe on Monday January 2nd 2012, 4:36
Hi all! Viva la wine!

I'm running FFXIV for about a week, without any showstopping problems, on wine 1.3.34, 1.3.35, and now 1.3.36, in Mac OS 10.7.2. It's awesome.

I have problems with having an invisible avatar or a black screen when I select certain graphics configurations (quality settings or resolutions). But I found settings that work; I think the defaults work ok.

Those settings are fairly high for my hardware. I have a 2.66GHz i7 920 cpu which is not very highly loaded, but my 9800GT 1GB seems to be the bottleneck. It's kinda choppy at 1920x1080 with medium settings. So I wanted to lower the resolution while having wine scale it up to a large screen. My monitor is 2048x1152. But 1920x1080 is the only 16:9 aspect resolution that ffxivconfig will provide in fullscreen mode, for some bizarre reason. All the rest of them are 4:3, like 1280x1024. In windowed mode, I get a lot more normal resolutions such as 1280x720.

So, how can I have a lower resolution like 1280x720 but scale it up to a larger window? I don't want it to physically fill the screen; I still want it in a window so that I can have a little bit of display beside it. But if I can scale it up to a 1920x1080, that'd be ideal.

Do I have to lower my desktop resolution to suit the FFXIV window?

Thanks!

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Hello
by Mauricio on Sunday January 1st 2012, 18:58
Hey! I'm installing FFXIV on mac snow leopard, i successfully installed the game and everything but when i get to the log in and hit play the game crashes with the error "ffxivgame.exe has encountered a serious issues and needs to close, sorry for the inconvenience" What can i do to fix this!? Thanks in advanced :)

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  • RE: Hello by Daniel Bethe on Monday January 2nd 2012, 4:27
anyone still here?
by John Stephen Kelley on Friday October 28th 2011, 6:51
just lookin to see who is still around. i know i havent been :P

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Game no longer launches after newest patch
by TheBananaBeast on Monday October 10th 2011, 15:03
After the newest patch, the launcher fails to start the game when I push "play". No errors are being thrown by wine in terminal. Any suggestions?

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gamepad controller not working
by Chuck on Wednesday September 28th 2011, 19:52
i'm using ubuntu 11.04 64bit with the latest wine.
install went fine:
winetricks - enabled winhttp and ie8
install from dvd
it installed directx (i tried winetricks for this but it still wanted to install)
ran ffxiv config and set to english
ran ffxiv, patcher window appear, and ffxiv updater window appeared but didn’t move
went to the wine icon and hit quit, the update and patch window died and restarted
i waited for the game to patch
patches downloaded just like windows
patches installed
login page came up and i was able to login and create a character and play.
gamepad does not work correctly

i can map all but the analog joysticks. the gamepad works fine in ffxi but not ffxiv. any tricks?

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Successfully Fixed the issue.
by Carwin Young on Sunday July 24th 2011, 18:35
In wine 1.3.25 wininet is not required. In fact, this is what was causing the SSL / blank page error on the ffxiv login page. This took me a while to figure out, but I successfully got the login page after removing wininet.

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Blank Login Page / Cannot Display
by Carwin Young on Saturday July 23rd 2011, 21:07
I'm not sure if others are still having this problem, but I wanted to create a detailed account of me trying to get around this problem.

I'm running Arch Linux and had this issue. I've made a little bit of progress on it. Essentially since I'm a 64bit user, and I needed IE6 to work I had to setup wine to work in 32bit mode.

To do that, I ran this directly after wine install:
WINEARCH="win32" winecfg

After that, installing ie6 from winetricks works fine. I can launch it via wine and browse websites. What doesn't work, is the FFXIV login page. Instead of the white page, I now get IE6's "This page cannot be displayed."

In my console, what jumps out at me is this:


fixme:ras:RasEnumConnectionsA (0x630607a8,0x12ae82c,0x6305f610),stub!
fixme:ras:RasEnumConnectionsA RAS support is not implemented! Configure program to use LAN connection/winsock instead!

So I think that's the last hurdle to jump through, figuring out what this is about... I'm using winhttp and wininet with native overrides.

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by Xill47 on Thursday May 19th 2011, 15:09
Becomes better and better from patch to patch. ^_^
I can't play much now because of I should pass the exams my government makes. It's too annoying but if I will not pass I'll go to the army.

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  • RE: by Daniel Bethe on Monday December 5th 2011, 2:55
Login page not right language
by Xill47 on Thursday May 19th 2011, 10:04
So... After I set English in ffxivconfig.exe FFXIV Updater starting in Englesh, but login page is Japaneese.
FFXIV was installed from retail DVD. I used manual on this page to install this.
What can I do?

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Would be if I could
by Cedric on Saturday May 14th 2011, 23:37
At the moment I'm playing, but only through Parallels. For the life of me I simply cannot get it to not crash when the game client itself comes up under wine. Though reading the reports it sounds like it's doing okay under Linux, so maybe it's just something specific with wine on Mac OS X.

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Current Users
by John Stephen Kelley on Monday May 9th 2011, 12:44
Looking for a head count of who is still using this. Seems the game is finally getting some decent patches a bit too late in the timeline, but if this game gets the attention ffxi did here the community would greatly benefit from keeping mac and ubuntu users up to date with working versions. If this dies i quit lol :P

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Still working?
by Cedric on Monday May 2nd 2011, 20:31
I've tried all the directions here with a variety of builds of wine, from 1.3.16 to 1.3.19 and simply cannot get it to run. All goes well, I login fine, it opens the game screen, and throws various errors (manages to get the cursor set, then nothing but black screen) depending on what else I've installed in the prefix.

Does anyone still have it running on MacOS as of May 2011?

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by John Stephen Kelley on Tuesday March 8th 2011, 13:40
Wait a second you have wine running ffxiv on a core 2 duo? That should barely work as is.

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  • RE: by Craig on Tuesday March 8th 2011, 15:59
    • RE: by John Stephen Kelley on Saturday March 12th 2011, 18:29
      • RE: by talonz on Monday March 21st 2011, 20:23
How I got FFXIV working
by Craig on Monday March 7th 2011, 20:58
This is my first post to the wine db, but I was finally able to get my system to run FFXIV in wine under Arch Linux and KDE. Below is a (almost) step by step process on how I got to where I am. I'll also point out things I've done that might help others but didn't help me. If this is too lengthy, I'll re-post it onto the msgboards.

installed wine
installed winetricks

> winetricks wininet
> winetricks winhttp
> winetricks ie6
> winetricks xact
> winetricks d3dx9

NOTE: Over the course of playing with wine and FFXIV, i've installed DirectX a few different ways. Winetricks was one way, but also the winetricks directx9 was another. A third is to follow the guide located here: www.wine-reviews.net/wine-reviews/games/how-to-install-directx-in-linux- using-wine.html , and instead of downloading the distributable, just use the DirectX version on your cd. If one works for you, awesome.. I had to try all eventually.

Now, install the game through the installer, or you can drag it from a previous install (IE: windows drive)

Normally this would be enough for people to play, however I had to do some other ... interesting things in order to get it to run. These may or may not work for you, but keep an eye on the console and what error messages you get, and they should point you in the right direction

NOTE: for this section, remember that I am using an ATI 5700 series with the 11.2 catalyst drivers.
Modify the xorg.conf, under Section "Device" right below the 'driver "fglrx"' line input:
Option "UseFastTLS" "2"

My graphics card has 1024 megs of video memory
> winetricks videomemorysize=1024

I kept getting an error about libmpg123. Since I am in Arch Linux, i had to install the mpg123 package
> sudo pacman -S mpg123
I've read on some message boards that this could be ignored, but I didn't want to take the chance.

after rebooting the computer, i was able to run my FFXIV, although it would not draw any geometry, only character names and such. To fix this, I had to run the following command to modify the registry of the FFXIV prefix
> winetricks glsl-disable

At this point the game would run, however my ffxivconfig.exe would always crash when I go into the settings for graphics. To get past this, do the following steps:
> wine ffxivconfig.exe
> In ffxivconfig.exe, make sure you select your language, click okay, and click "Yes" when it prompts to save your settings
> run ffxivconfig.exe again, and hit "General"
> do NOT go into any tab exept "Font Settings"
> Click "Use Windows System Font" and select a font from the drop down menu
> Click "Ok" and "Yes" to save your settings
> Now you can adjust your video settings, graphics settings, and sound settings without fear of crashing (hopefully)
> When you're finished, go back into Font Settings tab and uncheck the "Use Windows System Font"

Hopefully this should get you into the same state of the game that I'm in... playable.. but not the fastest thing in the world :) I can play when there isn't a whole lot going on, and its great for crafting.. but I have a feeling if I party or do any dungeon crawling, I'll be booting into windows. But... at least it works in Linux! I hope this helps someone out.. it took me a lot of hours of research, and trial and error to get it into this state.

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Login screen appears, but doesn't work
by TheBananaBeast on Sunday February 6th 2011, 1:19
I can get the login window to come up, but after putting in my account information nothing happens when I try to log in. WINE outputs this:


fixme:mshtml:nsURI_GetAsciiHost Use Uri_PUNYCODE_IDN_HOST flag
0[18e350]: file javascript:ctrEvent('mainForm','Submit'), line 1: ReferenceError: ctrEvent is not defined

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For those having problems with the login
by Jarrett Tierney on Thursday January 27th 2011, 3:22
For those that ie6 has failed for you in getting the login page to display. Try installing ie8 using winetricks. For me that solved my problems entirely. I have everything running except for the settings page which refuses to save my changes. I set up my Mac environment with macports wine-devel and used winetricks to install xact,winhttp,wininet,directx9 and run ffxivboot with WINEDEBUG=+winhttp,+wininet wine ffxivboot.exe

Hopefully the ie8 trick will help others.

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crashes after login since latest update
by Ben on Friday November 26th 2010, 23:45
fixme:secur32:schan_InitializeSecurityContextW Using hardcoded "NORMAL" priority
m Files\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XIV\ffxivlogin.exe: ath.c:193: _gcry_ath_mutex_lock: Assertion `*lock == ((ath_mutex_t) 0)' failed.
wine: Assertion failed at address 0xf7761430 (thread 0037), starting debugger...
Unhandled exception: assertion failed in 32-bit code (0xf7761430).


Looks to me to be a problem with SSL, but I really don't know where to begin diagnosing or resolving this issue.

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Patcher hangs at "Initializing Network"
by Milena on Thursday November 11th 2010, 2:25
Hi

I followed all suggestions and installation steps by other users but the patcher is still stuck with "Initializing Network". Native winhttp ie6 wininet are all installed. I also downloaded the patch files manually with transmission torrent client and copied them into the folder, it doesn't help at all. Any suggestions how to get this running ?

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Progress
by Randy on Thursday November 4th 2010, 22:35
From installation, to playing the game, FFXIV will 'run' without d3dx9_36.dll override in current git(not the 1.3.6 dev release). Though X3DAudio1_6, XAudio2_4, XactEngine3_4, and XAPOFX1_3 are still needed for the install at least.

Using wine's built-in d3dx9_36, a lot of things are black. The background at the start screen is black. Everything in-game is black except for lamps, character names, and most elements of the user interface. The benchmark program suffers from the same condition.

Also the opening movie does not play. The log shows a problem with quartz.dll so an override and regsvr32 fixes that but then there's a bunch of pixel format errors.

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Full Screen or at native resolution.
by Michael M on Monday November 1st 2010, 21:15
Hello,

Just signed-up to participate in perfecting FFXIV through WINE!

By following ALL of the steps presented on the forum (including all of the winetricks, all of the regedits, switching to XP mode, enabling audio emulation, etc.) I have been able to play FFXIV with relative success.

My current problem is that I am unable to play at my native resolution of 1920X1080. If I use the FFXIV config to set the game to full-screen at 1080p, I get a blank screen and nothing else.

If I set it to 1080p in windowed mode, I get a purple and yellow striping effect, but I know that the game is running because I can click through the initial menus by sound (when mousing over the icons, a noise is made).

Any hints on enabling full-screen or native resolution windowed mode?

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Lobby error
by Mikael Bergström on Saturday October 30th 2010, 16:18
OK, so I got the game installed (or rather, I copied the game folder from my Windows drive, since I got a strange setup.cpp error from the install prog...).

Now, I got two strange problems:

First, I need to login twice. Once to get to the start menu, and then once again after clicking "Start".

And whan I get to the lobby, I get a "131000 The lobby connection has encountered an error". Last output is here: pastebin.com/Q40yfvh1

Also, it doesn't seem to remember that I clicked "remember square enix ID", but that I could live with =)

Using the directx version fix and a winetricks'ed winhttp. 64-bit system.

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Installer complains of disk space
by Mikael Bergström on Friday October 29th 2010, 10:26
Haven't found anyone w/ this specific problem...

I managed to get past the directx version check by using the described method (./winetricks d3dx9_36 xact), but now I get a new error:

"Not enough free disk space. Installation requires 6 gb of free space on the drive containing the My Documents folder. The installation wizard will now end".

All my drives have 16+gb free. First I thought it was because I used a WINEPREFIX, but I get the exact same error using the default wine bottle.

Installing in Ubuntu 10.04 64-bits, using original installation media.

Any thoughts?

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Performance
by Rarkai on Saturday October 23rd 2010, 12:09
I was dual booting this machine to Win7 to play, but followed the instructions here and got it working on Wine 1.3.5 under Ubuntu 10.10.

Have to do it from the command line with WINEDEBUG=+winsock,+winhttp to get the updates to work (downloaded them with Vuze, then restarted the updater), but once all updates are installed, i can get into the game and play. winetricks ie6 made the login area work fine, and the audio instructions here worked ok as well (though, emulation for audio makes for SERIOUS FPS hits in other games.)

The issue i am having now is TERRIBLE performance. Has installing Dx10 worked better for anyone? Running in windows xp mode with DX9.0c.

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by Milena on Wednesday October 20th 2010, 12:16
Thanks again, i'll give it a try this weekend. On windows both cards are anywhere from 20 to 99% load depending on graphic settings and location (in citys i get 20 fps and very low gpu load, must be another bottleneck there). FPS are usually 40-60 with all settings at max except ambient occlusion. On linux we could get a nice anti-aliasing effect with double buffer but the performance drop is probably too high.

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  • RE: by Ziron on Wednesday October 20th 2010, 12:23
Performance for those who got it running and rate it gold.
by Milena on Tuesday October 19th 2010, 18:43
How is the overall performance now for those who got it working ? I had to install windows 7 to play XIV and it's so extreme demanding even with my 6 core at 4 ghz and nvidia gtx 470 x2 sli i can't max out all settings or play without huge framedrops in general. "very playable" in wine means lowest resolution and lowest settings in a window mode or how is your experience with XIV now ? I'm just asking because as soon it becomes playable at acceptable performance (in fps) i will drop windows again, it annoys me every time i have to boot into just to play XIV. Square Enix mentioned a nativ Linux client but i don't see that happen for a while, they have more than enough other problems with the game.

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Get past DirectX update durring install and get sound working.
by Randy on Saturday October 16th 2010, 23:45
Install - Get past DirectX version check
After selecting a language, the install may say that you need a new DirectX version. The specific dll overrides needed are D3DX9_36, X3DAudio1_6, XAudio2_4, and XactEngine3_4. These can be installed with 'winetricks d3dx9_36 xact' or 'winetricks directx9-beta'. For some reason, I've needed XAPOFX1_3 sometimes.

Client - Get sound working
I posted something similar on the benchmark page but I found more settings that are required.

First you need to have native XAudio2_4.dll in wine's system32 folder(Don't forget to register it with 'regsvr32 XAudio2_4.dll' if you manually added it during the install). Alternatively, you can just do 'winetricks xact'.

Then in wine's config, change the Windows Version to Windows XP. In the audio tab, set Hardware Acceleration to Emulation and make sure Default Sample Rate is set to 44100.

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Client Launch Fails
by John Moffatt on Thursday September 30th 2010, 19:09
I can get past the login screen, but nothing happens on client launch.

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Blank screen at login
by lj waves on Wednesday September 29th 2010, 19:36
I can get the game installed - and even past the version check using winhttp under winetricks etc.

But I can not get past the login screen - it is blank minus the update page / cancel button.

I tried ie6 under winetricks - but no go.

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