Final Fantasy IV (3D Remake)

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This page is for the 3D remake of the 1991 SNES game. For the 2D remaster, see Final Fantasy IV.

Final Fantasy IV (3D Remake)
Final Fantasy IV (3D Remake) cover
Developers
Square Enix
Matrix Software
Windows DotEmu
Publishers
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows September 17, 2014
Reception
IGDB 83
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG
Vehicles Flight, Hovercraft, Space flight
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Final Fantasy
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Final Fantasy IV (3D Remake) is a JRPG developed by Square Enix in collaboration with Matrix Software. It is a 3D remake of the original Final Fantasy IV (originally known in the West as Final Fantasy II) released on Super Famicom in 1991, featuring additional story elements and gameplay improvements.

This 3D remake was first released on Nintendo DS in 2007 and was later ported to iOS and Android in 2012 and 2013 respectively. The PC port, which was developed by DotEmu and released in 2014, is based on the enhanced Android version.

The port received criticism on release for some aspects inherited from the Android version such as the touch-friendly UI, and missing support even for the most common aspect ratios like 16:9. A big update for the PC port was released by Square Enix in November 2020 which improved the experience with a more traditional UI, better gamepad support and adjustments to keyboard and mouse controls, various widescreen aspect ratios support including 21:9, and Asian languages support.[1] The frame rate is still capped at 30 FPS during exploration and 15 FPS in battles.

General information

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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Double pack with Final Fantasy III (3D Remake) available in Europe.
Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Amazon.com (unavailable)
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
No microtransactions The game does not contain microtransactions.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FF4\FF4.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/312750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FF4\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/312750/pfx/[Note 1]
3 manual save slots + 1 quicksave slot available.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Support added in November 2020 patch.
4K Ultra HD
Support added in November 2020 patch.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS during exploration and 15 FPS in battles.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Pauses entire game on focus lost. Can be enabled or disabled in the launcher.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
English audio is used when playing with French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Spanish text.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Japanese audio is used when playing with Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese text.
An undub patch to enable Japanese voices while playing with any language is available here.
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Final Fantasy IV.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Interface Qt
Input SDL

Mods[edit]

Battle FPS Patch[edit]

Increases battle FPS from 15 to 25. A 20 FPS option is also available. Does so by speeding up battle animations.

-ReWork- Titles, Story and Battle Text[edit]

Replaces the text used for titles, story narration, characters introductions and battle text to be more accurate to the original Nintendo DS version. Only available in English, Italian and Spanish.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 750 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 10 compatible

Notes

  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>/312750/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (312750) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References