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Final Fantasy XI

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Final Fantasy XI
Final Fantasy XI cover
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows November 7, 2002
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Multiplayer
Themes Fantasy
Series Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy XI on IGDB
Final Fantasy XI guide on StrategyWiki
Final Fantasy XI on MobyGames
Final Fantasy XI on Wikipedia
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Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS; use Windower with the Unlimited plugin to run at higher frame rates.

General information

Official media site
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition.
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Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition, region locked in Latin America.
All versions require a Square Enix Account.
The Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition is the newest and most complete edition.
Pay-per-month MMO. First 30 days free for new accounts.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Rise of the Zilart Originally sold separately in Japan, it was bundled with the game's international launch.
Chains of Promathia
Treasures of Aht Urhgan
Wings of the Goddess
Seekers of Adoulin
Newer editions include these.

Essential improvements


It is possible to improve the graphics further beyond what is allowed by editing the "Background resolution" registry setting. For more details, see

Improved UI

There are various 3rd-party tools used to improve the UI.

Increased Draw Distance

The normal way to change draw distance is the /localsettings command in-game. It is possible to increase the draw distance beyond the max using this Windower plugin:

Change max number of displayed characters on-screen

This can be changed by using the /localsettings command. Syntax: /localsettings charanum [number] (25-50)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/230330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Defaults to 4:3, change in Config menu in game.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Reducing/increasing camera distance affects the FOV.
Set in Config Tool on the General tab.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set in Configuration Tool.
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
30 FPS cap; use Windower with the Unlimited plugin to run at higher frame rates.
120+ FPS
Use Windower with the Unlimited plugin.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Log information during dialogues.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
The game is Online only.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 25, 80, 110, 443, 50000-65535
UDP 50000-65535
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues unresolved

Frame rate

The max frame rate for the game is 30 FPS. If you are not finding your frame rate near that, it can help to turn off shadows in the in-game options.

Also try removing all USB devices. In the past, it was found that certain USB devices would cause a frame rate drop.[1]

Issues fixed


The game typically does not stay open if another program is in fullscreen mode. If something opens in fullscreen mode, FFXI will most likely close/crash.

Will not run on Windows Vista and later

Download updated client

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce series
ATI Radeon 9000 series
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible


  1. Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: