- Playing the game
What does not
What was not tested
- Walkthrough the whole game
Tested in a fresh wineprefix. The launcher needs DotNet 45 (which can be installed in a 32bit wineprefix using winetricks) Otherwise, the launcher can be bypassed by running the 32bit executable FF9.exe located in the "x86" game folder.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Jul 12 2017||2.12-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Quentin Santos|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||May 14 2016||1.9.9||Yes||Yes||Gold||Snowdrake|
First, make sure to start wine/Steam with the environment variable
PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC set to 60. For instance:
PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60 wine 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe' -no-dwrite
See more: https://askubuntu.com/a/477530
This fix should make crackling mostly disappear for elongated periods of time. However, after some time, heavy crackling may still trigger, and never stop.
Then, from a terminal, run the following command:
$ winetricks settings sound=alsa (assuming WINEPREFIX is set to the wine prefix corresponding to your FFIX installation). This fix should make it so that crackling only lasts for a few seconds (maybe a few dozens).
Installing the last version of winetricks (otherwise, you might get 404 HTTP errors). Then, start a fresh Wine prefix and install
$ export WINEARCH=win32 $ export WINEPREFIX=~/wine-ff9 $ winetricks dotnet45 $ wine SteamSetup.exe $ # install Final Fantasy IX through Steam
To enable Japanese, download the mod. Then extract the file
STEAMDIR/steamapps/common/FINAL FANTASY IX/x86/FF9_Data/Managed/. The language selection icon is found in the lower left corner of the title screen; the Japanese option (日本語) overlaps with "Select Language".
Remark: the language setting will revert to "English (US)" every time you start up the game so you will have to select it manually every time you wish to play in Japanese.