Final Fantasy IX

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Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy IX cover
Square Enix
Windows Silicon Studio (Thailand)
Microsoft Store Guild Studio
Square Enix
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows April 14, 2016
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 84
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG, RPG
Vehicles Flight
Art styles Pre-rendered graphics
Themes Fantasy, Medieval
Series Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy IX on HowLongToBeat
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Final Fantasy IX guide on StrategyWiki
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Final Fantasy IX on Wikipedia
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Key points

Port of the Android/iOS version.
Prerendered backgrounds are extremely low-resolution; fan-patches are available which replaces them with upscaled versions.
The UI was originally unchanged from Android/iOS version, but could be modified. An update in August 2020 made the UI smaller so it now resembles the patched console versions.
16 direction analogue movement is not supported, but can be fixed.
Features higher-definition (1280x960) CG cutscenes, and improved character models.
Includes achievements, auto-save, and various boosters such as high-speed mode for battles.
Music looping issue still present in Microsoft Store version.[citation needed]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Qhimm Final Fantasy Mod Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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North American store
Publisher website
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European store
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
DRM-Free when Steam is not installed or when steam_appid.txt is in directory containing any number.[2]

Essential improvements[edit]

Moguri Mod[edit]

Improves pre-rendered backgrounds using a specifically-trained upscaling AI. Resolution is 4x the PSX version.
All layer edges are manually redrawn.
Most textures upscaled (NPC, battles, monsters, worldmap...)
Includes non-stretched widescreen support (not all backgrounds allow widescreen).
Restores proper analog control support.
Includes the original PSX font (UseGarnetFont in Memoria.ini)
Includes a way to patch the game to increase the audio sampling rate.
Includes the Memoria mod, an engine overhaul. The engine uses files from "Moguri Mod" folder in Program Files instead of entirely from the game's root folder. Further options and hacks can be edited in the Memoria config file in the game's root folder.
Includes an option to install 15 fanmade orchestrated music by Pontus Hultgren.

Scaled Battle UI[edit]

Modifies battle UI to make it closer to the original PSX format.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Settings.ini[Note 2]
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/377840/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY IX\Steam\EncryptedSavedData\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\\39EA002F.FINALFANTASYIX_n746a19ndrrjg\SystemAppData\wgs\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/377840/pfx/[Note 3]
150 save slots available (10 save folders x 15 save files per folder)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Must sync manually through by going to Main Menu > Cloud Data
Xbox Cloud


Launcher and video options.
Launcher and video options.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Pillarboxed.[3] A Widescreen Mod exists but the output is stretched. Moguri Mod allows for non-stretching.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
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 (20 while on the World Map and 15 during FMVs and battles).[4] FMVs are an interpolated 30fps with the Moguri mod.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Pillarboxes are a textured gray instead of pure black. However the borders are black with the Moguri mod.


Keyboard bindings.
Keyboard bindings.
Controller bindings.
Controller bindings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Doesn't have much touchscreen ability. Cannot go into menu and exit, unless you have right click mapped somewhere on touchscreen.
Controller support
8-Directional movement only.[5] 16-Directional movement restored with the Moguri mod.
Full controller support
Mouse is required for the launcher. All other menus can be navigated with a controller.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Use DS4Windows or Steam's controller configuration tool as a workaround.
DualShock button prompts
For DualShock button prompts use FFIX - PSX Icons mod.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


General settings.
General settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and Sound Effects can be toggled on/off independently.
Surround sound
Stereo only. The original PlayStation version supported Dolby Surround.[6]
Game is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation by «jdomingos»
Fan translation by «»

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Final Fantasy IX.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

Background image improvement[edit]

FFIX Field Patch[edit]

Improves the resolution of the game's prerendered backgrounds through upscaling the original PSX backgrounds and manually tweaking the results. Already included in the Moguri mod.

Moguri Mod[edit]

Improves the resolution using a specifically-trained AI for upscaling.
Mod Discussion
Mod Discussion on Steam

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
ATI Radeon HD 4650
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound compatible


  1. Unity engine build: 5.2.3p2[1]
  2. 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/377840/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (377840) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.