Final Fantasy XI is the first online Final Fantasy RPG from Square Enix.
Installs using the known methods, also got ToAU expansion to install. The installer would fail occasionally with a generic "Installation Failed" error, but upon simply restarting the install it will complete.
PlayOnline now runs in full screen mode as well as using the wine desktop method. Some fonts are incorrect generally smaller fonts. Most functions of PlayOnline seem to work.
What does not
Game fails to load.
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0x5562da41 (thread 000b), starting debugger...
WineDbg starting on pid 0xa
Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x5562da41).
CS:0023 SS:002b DS:002b ES:002b FS:006b GS:0063
EIP:5562da41 ESP:55a5dff8 EBP:55a5dffc EFLAGS:00010206( - 00 - RIP1)
EAX:61cd0050 EBX:61815dc0 ECX:61cd004f EDX:00000000
0x55a5dff8: 63b2fe60 55a5e1bc 617afb5f 61cd0050
0x55a5e008: 00000000 55a5e04c 7b8ab094 00000003
0x55a5e018: 555880cc 55a5e05c 7b8879db 55c19d40
0x55a5e028: 55840000 55840000 56167ab4 7bc28f29
0x55a5e038: 7b8ab094 55a5e07c 7bc28e67 55c19d40
0x55a5e048: 55891cd8 7b887927 61cd0050 00000003
fixme:ntdll:RtlNtStatusToDosErrorNoTeb no mapping for c0000119
=>1 0x5562da41 strcpy+0x11 in libc.so.6 (0x5562da41)
2 0x617afb5f IWineD3DImpl_FillGLCaps+0x5f in wined3d (0x617afb5f)
3 0x617b4cbf IWineD3DImpl_GetDeviceCaps+0x5af in wined3d (0x617b4cbf)
4 0x6056f90c IDirect3D8Impl_GetDeviceCaps+0x23c in d3d8 (0x6056f90c)
err:dbghelp_msc:pe_load_debug_directory Got a page fault while loading symbols
5 0x60c29d3c in ffximain (+0x19d3c) (0x60c29d3c)
6 0x00000000 (0x00000000)
0x5562da41 strcpy+0x11 in libc.so.6: movzbl 0x0(%edx),%eax
Looks similar to bug 5190.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jun 24 2019||4.11||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Chiitoo|
|Show||macOS Mojave 10.14||Feb 15 2019||4.1||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Christopher Strom|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jan 08 2019||4.0-rc3-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Pandoraxero|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 15 2018||3.18||N/A||Yes||Yes||Gold||Megas of Vecanti|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 03 2018||3.0.3||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Christopher Strom|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|28861||Final Fantasy XI hangs after character selection||NEW||View|
|32931||FFXI Amazon Downloader crashes when trying to download install files||NEW||View|
|40794||PlayOnline Viewer crashes when using a game controller.||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41641||Final Fantasy XI: incorrect face culling; no glitches when disabled||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|42008||Final Fantasy XI Online: Opening movie doesn't play.||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|45520||Install Shield fails on 64bit prefix with Silent install||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47577||Final Fantasy XI crashes||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47651||PlayOnline Viewer: Page fault on read access at launch time.||UNCONFIRMED||View|
The PlayOnline Viewer and Final Fantasy XI installation/data files can be downloaded from the PlayOnline website(s):
During the installation process of Final Fantasy XI, a window with only borders, and no rendered content may be seen, and the 'msiexec' process can be using up to 100% of a single CPU core while possibly processing the 'FINAL_FANTASY_XI.msi' file probably. This can take up to at least four (4) minutes, but should eventually complete.
Last updated until this point: 2019-06-14
Windows 7 needs to be set as the reported Windows version, or the game client will crash after accepting the licence agreement.
Everything imaginable in-game works, though the game can be quite heavy, depending on settings (especially due to the shadows). Using CSMT from Staging helps with FPS by allowing more CPU to be used.
A PS2-controller via a simple USB-converter works flawlessly (aside from sometimes when entering the game, and the analog mode is off, the player character and the camera will start moving by themselves, but they stop when the analog mode is enabled (whether or not this would happen on Windows as well is unknown at this time)).
Requires the Japanese PlayOnline Viewer software, as is intended (using 'uim' to switch input methods).
Works while in PlayOnline Viewer, but not while in-game. This may be due to how things are built-in. It is possible to paste text from outside the PlayOnline Viewer into it, but the same is not true for the actual game client.
The following information may be largely out of date since 2016-12-19 or earlier.
HOWTO - Final Fantasy XI: The Ultimate Collection 2011
This HOWTO will help you get Final Fantasy XI setup on your machine using "The Ultimate Collection 2011" retail package, or equivalent media. Here you will also find a guide to get the PlayOnline Viewer running. This HOWTO is complete to the best knowledge of its creators, however, there may be some errors that have not been resolved.
Please note that in order to run this game, you will most likely NEED the proprietary drivers for your graphics card(s). Open-source drivers are known to have problems with 3D rendering, and may render many things incorrectly or slowly. Please bear this in mind when submitting test results, as well.
Running more than one instance of FFXI:
WINEPREFIX="/home/$USER/.wine-second" wine /path/to/first/full/FFXI/Install/pol.exe
/home/yourname/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/PlayOnline/ and one copy of that install in: /home/yourname/.wine-second/drive_c/Program Files/PlayOnline/
WINEPREFIX="/home/$USER/.wine-second" wine /path/to/copy/of/full/FFXI/Install/pol.exe