Full version of Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers (FFXIV 5.0)
Old Launcher - with minor workarounds:
- Fresh Installation
Game Client - with minor workarounds
What does not
The new launcher continues to be an issue. The window will appear, but it will never finish loading the content inside the window.
The first time start-up cinematic does not load, you will be stuck at a loading screen after selecting a data center/hitting play and never progress to character selection/creation.
DXVK is installed and running for better D3D11 coverage.
Getting the old launcher:
Skipping the First Time Start-Up Cinematic:
What was not tested
32-bit 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.
Mods (such as Gshade) can be installed in locations relative to where they would be in a Windows system for the game and will work just fine.
There is a random freezing bug that happens, but I am unsure if this is also an issue on Windows or not.
Version (and possibly title) of the application should probably be updated to Endwalker (6.0).
Otherwise, the game runs at near-native performance once the workarounds are implemented.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Manjaro Linux||Dec 11 2021||6.21||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Tooney|
|Show||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.