Full version of Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood (FFXIV 4.0)
I could only get the title screen and the options to work. I turned the settings all the way down (standard; except with LOD streaming on as that was recommended) before trying to enter the game. The game prompted to calibrate my controller as well.
When starting the game, I select my data center, and the loading screen appears and the little dial in the corner spins indefinitely.
The game installed and updated without a hitch. I had to directly run ~/.wine/drive_c/....../ffxivboot.exe in order to get the launcher to start. After that, all 33GB of updates installed. I had to changed my browser type as per the instructions and everything with the launcher worked as expected.
Now if only I could get the game to load.
What does not
Working as expected until I try to select my data center to play.
Nothing more than what was recommended in the guide on the main page.
What was not tested
The gameplay itself.
I'm using the version of wine in the Ubuntu 18.04 repo. As of now, it's 3.0-1ubuntu1, which I don't believe reflects the 3.0.1 patch. I did find it odd that DX11 was saying that it was still an option even though I did the D3D11 overrides in the winecfg.
I have a Ryzen 7 1700 processor, 32GB RAM and AMD Radeon RX 580.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||antiX-17 "Heather Heyer" Core||Aug 18 2019||4.14-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||spaceman|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 10 2018||3.19-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Omega Dark Mage|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Aug 11 2018||3.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Henry|
|Show||Arch Linux||Jul 04 2018||3.11-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||stephen|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Jun 14 2018||3.9-staging||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Gold||Likwid|
Introductory video still does not run (without install quartz with winetricks) and needs to be disabled to access the game.
DirectX11 does not work (well) yet, so DirectX9 needs to be selected in config file and/or launcher.
Game does not always run well in 64 bit prefix.
Create a new 32-bit WINEPREFIX,
Ensure that winecfg is set to Enable CSMT... in the Staging Tab.
install winetricks xact
Edit ~/Documents/My Games/FINAL FANTASY XIV - A Realm Reborn/FFXIV_BOOT.cfg
BrowserType to 2
(or 1 - experiment for what works for you)
DX11Enabled to 1
Edit "~/Documents/My Games/FINAL FANTASY XIV - A Realm Reborn/FFXIV.cfg"
CutsceneMovieOpening 0 to CutsceneMovieOpening 1