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Full version of Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood (FFXIV 4.0)

Application Details:

Version: Stormblood (Official Client)
License: Subscription
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0.2

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Game runs smoothly at 80-100 fps after workarounds on i7 3820, HD 7970 3GB, and 16GB RAM (see below).

What does not

Intro cutscene, Wine without Gallium Nine will launch using wine-staging but framerate makes it unplayable. Must use Wine + Gallium Nine. Winetricks is also necessary (see below).


Purge drivers, Wine, and winetricks completely (also delete the hidden .ffxiv config folder in home if you have one) and then install oibaf drivers and Wine + Gallium Nine!

Note: if you do this approach when you install Wine + Gallium Nine you must have Wine completely removed, if you have problems here's the video I used to install it. You must then install winetricks making sure you use newest one from and use the commands 

  • WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.ffxiv winetricks xact xinput
  • WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.ffxiv winecfg 

  • Run the game with:

    • cd /YOUR-PATH/SquareEnix/FINAL\ FANTASY\ XIV\ -\ A\ Realm\ Reborn/boot/
    • WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.ffxiv wine ffxivboot.exe
  • On first run the launcher will be black, go to /home/user/Documents/My Games/FINAL FANTASY XIV - A REALM REBORN/
    • Open FFXIV_BOOT.cfg
    • Change BrowserType to 2
  • On load after selecting server you may get an infinite, black loading screen with the animated loading icon in the lower corner, to fix this go to /home/user/Documents/My Games/FINAL FANTASY XIV - A REALM REBORN/
    • Open FFXIV.cfg
    • Change CutsceneMovieOpening to 1


What was not tested

Have only played a small amount so far, will update this if I have any issues.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 17 20172.0.2Yes Yes YesGoldClinton Brown 

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Can't get past cutscene failure
by Chris on Friday December 29th 2017, 1:16
I have FFXIV installed on an NTFS disk accessible to both Linux and WIndows. I changed the cfg file in the prefix folder with a '0', and also in ~/Documents/My Games for good measure. Despite that, I couldn't get past the infinite loading screen when it tries to load a cutscene at the start. It keeps acting as if I don't have a character created already (loaded into Windows, created a character there, and also tried copying over some files and portions of the cfg file). Any ideas?
RE: Can't get past cutscene failure
by Chris on Friday December 29th 2017, 10:02
Disregard that, I was supposed to put 1, not 0.
UI flicker
by Mikko Rasa on Sunday December 10th 2017, 7:37
Lately I've had really bad UI flicker in the game. Sometimes the UI even disappear entirely. I haven't been able to figure out a clear cause, but a few things seem to affect it fairly consistently:
- There's more flicker in the major cities
- There's less flicker in battle
- Non-cutscene conversations have very bad flicker and I often have to hunt for a camera angle that lets me read the text
- Cutscenes are free of flicker
- Having the system configuration dialog open drastically reduces flicker, often eliminating it entirely
- Setting a lower fps cap reduces flicker; 15 fps makes it almost entirely disapper

It's as if the game somehow performs a SwapBuffers without properly flushing the graphics pipeline first. I have no clue how that could happen though.

The flicker seems to have gotten worse after updating 381 Nvidia drivers to 387. A lot of other things were updated at the same time too so it might be something else.

I have Debian unstable, i7-6700k, 16 GB RAM and GTX 980. I'm using Wine 2.22 through PlayOnLinux.
RE: UI flicker
by Mikko Rasa on Sunday December 10th 2017, 8:14
I found out that changing gamma correction to something other than 50 eliminates flicker. Apparently 50 is the default and deviating from it forces the game to take a different rendering path that doesn't have the issue.
Performance suggestions
by nfowleri on Wednesday October 18th 2017, 13:43
The game has a memory leak which will start to cause stuttering and artifacting after about 30 minutes. Turning on LOD and LOD Streaming slows down the leak by a factor of 3 to 5.

by Isaac Witherspoon on Monday September 18th 2017, 18:16
Gallium-Nine is completely unnecessary. I have been playing with Wine-Staging since StormBlood launch, and the game runs relatively well at moderate-low settings (between 25-55 FPS with an RX470, running towards the lower end in newer areas of the game) with CSMT and Staging CSMT. Gallium-Nine is also not always available or functional for users, especially those using nVidia cards.
Additionally, you failed to test DX11, which may be partially playable considering recent advances.
The rest of the workarounds may need updating, as I believe but cannot confirm that the opening video no longer breaks the game (perhaps it only broke on the first launch?), and the game can be installed on 64-bit prefixes. The Winetricks workarounds may need testing to see if they are still necessary.
by Clinton Brown on Sunday September 24th 2017, 22:40
For me the game is unplayable without Gallium Nine. I'm glad you can run it well with wine-staging but for me I get 10-20fps while moving on wine-staging and 80-100 on Gallium Nine.

I have tried to enable DX11 through winetricks and the game wouldn't launch, but maybe someone more experienced with the software could get it working, I don't know.

As for the workarounds I had to do them both. I got a black launcher and an infinite loading screen at separate times before editing the cfg.
by nfowleri on Wednesday October 18th 2017, 13:41
Game is also unplayable for me without Nine.