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Breath of Fire IV

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Breath of Fire IV
Breath of Fire IV cover
Release dates
Windows 2003
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Genres JRPG, RPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Breath of Fire
Breath of Fire IV on HowLongToBeat
Breath of Fire IV on IGDB
Breath of Fire IV guide on StrategyWiki
Breath of Fire IV on MobyGames
Breath of Fire IV on Wikipedia
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 1]


Resolution selection
Resolution selection

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Capped at 31 FPS during gameplay. Menus run at 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Use DxWnd
  1. Download and run DxWnd as administrator.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set name to Breath of Fire 4.
  4. Set path to <path-to-game>\BOF4.exe.
  5. Set Acquire admin caps.
  6. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  7. Click on DirectX tab, set DirectX7.
  8. Click on Mouse tab, set Cursor visibility to Hide.
  9. Click OK, then File and Save.
  10. Run the game directly from DxWnd.


Game options
Game options
Controls remapping
Controls remapping

Quitting the game

Press F9.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
No voices
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
May cause crashes
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Issues fixed

White screen

Disable visual themes
  1. Right-click the game executable (BOF4.exe) or desktop shortcut.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Under the Compatibility tab, tick Disable visual themes.
  4. Click Apply and OK.

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).