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Latest revision as of 03:55, 4 June 2020

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age cover
Square Enix
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows February 1, 2018
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 85
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG, RPG
Themes Fantasy, Piracy
Series Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on HowLongToBeat
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on IGDB
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age guide on StrategyWiki
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on MobyGames
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on Wikipedia
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Key points

Based on the International Zodiac Job System version of Final Fantasy XII, which overhauled the original game's character-development system and added numerous quality-of-life improvements.
Features support for 60 FPS gameplay, 21:9 aspect ratios, and multiple-monitor setups.
Exclusive to the PC version are boosters which maximize LP and gil, as well as the ability to play both New Game Plus and Minus without having to first finish the regular game.
Was patched in April 2020, adding new gameplay features from more recent ports of the game, as well as removing Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.
Full Resolution Ambient Occlusion has a noticeable performance hit on AMD graphics card compared to Nvidia's offerings.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Collector's Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
DRM-Free when Steam is not installed or when steam_appid.txt is in directory containing any number.[2]
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed on 4/24/2020.[3]

Version differences[edit]

The Day One Edition, available only during February 1–8, 2018, also includes three audio tracks, an exclusive wallpaper, and a 20% discount.
The Collector's Edition is a version that comes with a download code for the game, a steelbook containing the game's soundtrack, a set of five Judge-themed busts, and six art cards.

Essential improvements[edit]


Unlocks framerate beyond 60 fps.
Custom in-game speed multiplier.
FOV customization
Gamma customization

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/595520/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/595520/pfx/[Note 1]
199 save slots available.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.


Keyboard settings. Some commands can be bound to up to three different keys, while others can only be bound to one.
Keyboard settings. Some commands can be bound to up to three different keys, while others can only be bound to one.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Full keyboard remapping.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Six settings for both X/Y axis.
Mouse input in menus
Controlled with WASD/Arrows and Left/Right clicks by default.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Optional config tool must be used with mouse.
Controller remapping
Can swap config/back buttons between A/B or X/O. Defaults to B or O for confirm and A or X for cancel.
Controller sensitivity
Mouse sensitivity settings affect controller sensitivity.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Changes dynamically as soon as input is detected.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
No vibration on DualShock 4.[citation needed]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects and voice sliders.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses when not focused. If it doesn't pause (e.g. some cutscenes), sound is not muted.
Music can be toggled between the PS2 original in-game BGM, PS2 original soundtrack, and new re-orchestrated BGM.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation. Download here.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation. Download here.

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game runs at double speed[edit]

Disable VSync[5]

This issue (unrelated to the F1-F3 keys, which adjust the speed of the game and are working as intended) can be caused by having a high refresh rate monitor. Disable Vsync in game. If the game crashes when disabling Vsync, go to Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE\<number>\GameSetting.ini and change VSync=On to VSync=Off

Press F1

The game has an option to run at different speeds by pressing the F1-F3 keys. Press F1 to return to default speed.

Crash on launch with "A fatal error has occured" (Windows 10)[edit]

There are many potential issues causing this error, this only fixes one of them.
Disable high entropy bottom-up ASLR
  1. Open Windows Defender and navigate to: App & Browser Control > Exploit Protection Settings > Program Settings
  2. Click the + button and select "Add by program name". Enter FFXII_TZA.exe
  3. Scroll down to "randomize memory allocations (bottom-up ASLR)" and enable the "override system settings" option. Keep it switched on but make sure that the "Don't use high entropy" option is enabled.
  4. Now the game should launch without this error.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium G3260 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/595520/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (595520) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.