Final Fantasy V

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FINAL FANTASY V
FINAL FANTASY V cover
Developers
Square Enix
Matrix Software
Windows DotEmu
Publishers
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows September 24, 2015
Reception
OpenCritic 64
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Scrolling
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG, RPG
Vehicles Flight, Naval/watercraft
Art styles Anime
Themes Medieval, Fantasy
Series Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy V on HowLongToBeat
Final Fantasy V guide on StrategyWiki
Final Fantasy V on MobyGames
Final Fantasy V on Wikipedia
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Key points

PC port of the Android port of the game which uses a touchscreen optimized GUI.
Sometimes crashes on start if controllers are connected.
Uses the sprites designed for mobile devices instead of the original SNES ones.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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EU region.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

BFG (Bilinear Filter Begone) by Krisan Thyme[edit]

Removes the low-quality bilinear filter applied exclusively to the sprites in the game which caused them to look blurry. Comparison gallery: http://imgur.com/a/g67HO

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FFV_Game\FF5.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/382890/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FFV_Game\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/382890/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Broken. Only uploads settings, but not game save.

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
5:3 pillarboxed. A Border Fix exists but the output is slightly stretched and only works with 1920x1080.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
2D game with limited animation frames, so while movement/scrolling may work as 60 FPS, the game is not fully 60 FPS
Due to forced vsync, only if your monitor supports 120 Hz

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
German
Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
Mistakenly labeled on Steam as Portuguese
Russian

Issues unresolved[edit]

Crashes on start if controllers are connected[edit]

Disconnect all controllers before starting the game. Reconnect the controllers after getting past the Square Enix logo in order to play with controllers.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
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>/382890/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (382890) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References