Full version of Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers (FFXIV 5.0)
Old Launcher - with minor workarounds
FFXIV System Information - OOB
Game Client - Minor workarounds
What does not
The new launcher does not work, it starts up but never finishes loading the content inside the window.
To use the old launcher:
To disable client launch cutscene:
What was not tested
32-bit legacy client (D3D9)
Performance is much lower than Windows, I play in 4k (upscaled) in Windows and manage 60fps. I am getting ~30 fps @ 1080p with reduced settings (Further testing to come) but it is 100% playable at this time.
CPU: Ryzen 7 3700X
GPU: Radeon 5700XT with open source driver
System was built with the following options:
Global USE flags (in make.conf) that could change your results:
CSMT enabled in Wine Configuration
VAAPI backend for DXVA2 decoding enabled in Wine Confguration.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 21.04 "Hirsute" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 20 2021||6.11-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Maia Everett|
|Current||Gentoo Linux||May 10 2020||5.6-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Brad|
|Show||antiX-19 x64-core "Marielle Franco"||Nov 24 2019||4.20-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||spaceman|
|Show||Fedora 31 x86_64||Nov 20 2019||4.19-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Sean Rhone (Espionage724)|
|Show||Fedora 30 x86_64||Aug 20 2019||4.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Sean Rhone (Espionage724)|
The attractive new Launcher does not work, it will not load under Wine.
To use the old launcher.:
Change Browser from 0 to 1
NOTE: Previously it was necessary to change the BrowserType setting, this is untouched now.
If you are having a problem with the launcher reporting you are not licenced to use this platform (or missing service license), the Launcher has mistaken Linux (no license available) for MacOS (separate license available). There is an option in the winecfg GUI on the Staging tab, tick the Hide Wine version from applications checkbox.
The opening cut scene still doesn't work, without disabling it you cannot progress to the character selection screen.
Change CutsceneMovieOpening from 0 to 1
It is no longer necessary to use a 32-bit wineprefix or install additional (winetricks) components. Apart from these two text file edits Final Fantasy XIV works out-of-the-box now.
For missing service license issues launching the game open winecfg (in your FF prefix) and on the Staging tab, tick the Hide Wine version from applications checkbox.