Full version of Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers (FFXIV 5.0)
Old Launcher - with minor workarounds:
Game Client - with minor workarounds
What does not
The new launcher does not work, it starts up but never finishes loading the content inside the window.
Without the cinematic workaround, the game client shows the spinning loading indicator forever after selecting a data center, never proceeding to character selection.
DXVK 1.8.1 is installed for better performance.
What was not tested
32-bit legacy client (D3D9)
The game does not require installation from scratch to work properly. You can copy an existing installation folder and run boot/ffxivboot.exe to start the launcher.
To use the old launcher:
To disable client launch cutscene:
Apart from these two issues, the game runs flawlessly at near-native performance.
CPU: Intel Core i5 (Haswell)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Dec 11 2021||6.21||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Tooney|
|Current||Ubuntu 21.04 "Hirsute" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 20 2021||6.11-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Maia Everett|
|Show||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)|
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.