Final Fantasy XI
| Release dates
November 7, 2002
|Final Fantasy VII||1998|
|Final Fantasy VIII||2000|
|Final Fantasy XI||2003|
|Final Fantasy XIV||2010|
|Final Fantasy VII (2012)||2012|
|Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn||2013|
|Final Fantasy VIII (2013)||2013|
- Cross-platform play with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 players.
|Developer's site||Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition.|
|Steam||Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition.|
- All versions require a Square Enix Account.
- The Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition is the newest and most complete edition.
 Essential improvements
It is possible to improve the graphics further beyond what is allowed by editing the "Background resolution" registry setting. For more details, see http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Graphics#Background_Resolution
 Improved UI
There are various 3rd-party tools used to improve the UI.
 Increased Draw Distance
The normal way to change draw distance is the /localsettings command in-game. It is possible to increase the draw distance beyond the max using this Windower plugin: http://wiki.windower.net/plugins/drawdistance
 Change max number of displayed characters on-screen
This can be changed by using the /localsettings command. Syntax: /localsettings charanum [number] (25-50)
 Game data
 Video settings
|Field of view (FOV)|
|Borderless fullscreen windowed||See Borderless fullscreen windowed.|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)|
|120Hz||Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.|
Since 2007, an official windowed mode has been available. This can be turned on by opening the FINAL FANTASY XI Config Tool and checking the "Run in Windowed Mode" in the General Tab. There is also an unofficial windowed mode using a 3rd party program called Windower; which does a lot more than just a windowed mode as well.
Using Windower with "Hide Border" and the resolution matching your desktop resolution will run the game in a borderless windowed mode.
 Input settings
|Keyboard and mouse||Native||Notes|
|Mouse input in menus|
|Mouse Y-axis inversion|
 Audio settings
|Separate volume controls|
|Mute on focus lost|
 Issues unresolved
 Frame rate
The max frame rate for the game is 30 FPS. If you are not finding your framerate near that, it can help to turn off shadows in the in-game options.
Also try removing all USB devices. In the past, it was found that certain USB devices would cause a framerate drop.
 Issues fixed
The game typically does not stay open if another program is in fullscreen mode. If something opens in fullscreen mode, FFXI will most likely close/crash.
 Will not run on Windows Vista/7
The Windows Vista/Windows 7 version must be downloaded: http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/download/media/vista01.html?pageID=media
 System requirements
|Operating system (OS)||Vista, 7, 8||7|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster||Intel Pentium 4 processor|
|System memory (RAM)||128 MB||256 MB|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)|| |
|Video card (GPU)|| NVIDIA GeForce series
ATI RADEON 9000 series
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
| NVIDIA GeForce FX series |
GeForce 6 series
DirectX 8.1 compatible