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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age cover
Square Enix
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows February 1, 2018
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 85
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG, RPG
Themes Fantasy, Piracy
Series Final Fantasy
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Key points

Based on the International Zodiac Job System version of Final Fantasy XII, which overhauled the original game's character-development system and added numerous quality-of-life improvements.
Features support for 60 FPS gameplay, 21:9 aspect ratios, and multiple-monitor setups.
Exclusive to the PC version are boosters (developer-programmed built-in cheats) which maximize LP and gil, as well as the ability to play both New Game Plus and Minus without having to first finish the regular game.
Received game patch to v1.0.4.0 on 24 April 2020 via Steam which adds most new gameplay features from the Nintendo Switch and Xbox ports of the game[Note 1] and removed Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[1]
Enabling Full Resolution Ambient Occlusion may have a significant performance drop on many GPUs.[2][3]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Collector's Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
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. Steam AppID for this game is 595520.[4]

Version differences

The Day One Edition, available only during February 1–8, 2018, also includes three audio tracks, an exclusive wallpaper, and a 20% discount.
The Collector's Edition is a version that comes with a download code for the game, a steelbook containing the game's soundtrack, a set of five Judge-themed busts, and six art cards.
Complete version feature differences between PC and other platforms as well as Steam patch history are available on the Final Fantasy Wiki page.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/595520/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/595520/pfx/[Note 2]
199 save slots available.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios narrower than 16:9 are letterboxed.
In-game cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9, use The Insurgent's Vision.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default FOV is 45° (vertical). Adjustable via The Insurgent's Vision.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to x16 MSAA plus FXAA or SMAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Choice of double or triple buffering.
60 FPS
In-game 30 FPS or 60 FPS limiter.
120+ FPS
Partially working unlocker available XIIHook. However the gamespeed is still tied to frame rates when above 60. The unlocker does not yet resolve this on any Steam version. Does not work at all on the current version 1.04 (April 2020 Update). Extremely broken on v1.03 and quite buggy on prior versions.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Keyboard settings. Some commands can be bound to up to three different keys, while others can only be bound to one.
Keyboard settings. Some commands can be bound to up to three different keys, while others can only be bound to one.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Full keyboard remapping.
Mouse acceleration
Follows windows settings.
Mouse sensitivity
Six settings for both X/Y axis.
Mouse input in menus
No cursor in menus, However can use mousewheel up/down, WASD and Left/Right clicks by default to navigate. Arrows only control panning in license board.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Optional config tool must be used with mouse.
Controller remapping
Can swap config/back buttons between A/B or X/O. Defaults to B or O for confirm and A or X for cancel.
Controller sensitivity
Mouse sensitivity settings affect controller sensitivity.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
No haptic feedback support.[5]
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth)
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Button prompts
Changes dynamically as soon as input is detected.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects and voice sliders.
Surround sound
4.0/6.0 - No center channel/LFE handled by soundcard. Otherwise good 3D positional surround sound. FMVs are proper 5.1.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
The game automatically pauses when losing focus (excl. movie cutscenes). In this case, the audio is also muted. The auto-pause feature can be removed via the following mod. Mute on lost can also be forced via Special K.
Music can be toggled between the PS2 original in-game BGM, PS2 original soundtrack, and new re-orchestrated BGM.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, download.

VR support

Issues fixed

Game runs at double speed

Disable VSync[6]

This issue may be caused by having a high refresh rate monitor. Disable Vsync in game. If the game crashes when disabling Vsync, go to Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE\<number>\GameSetting.ini and change VSync=On to VSync=Off

Press F1

The game has an option to run at different speeds by pressing the F1-F3 keys. Press F1 to return to default speed.

Set monitor to 60hz and/or disable G-Sync/Freesync

Performing these fixes has helped many users resolve this issue.

Crash on launch with "A fatal error has occured" (Windows 10)

There are many potential issues causing this error, however this fixes one of them.
Disable high entropy bottom-up ASLR
  1. Open Windows Defender and navigate to: App & Browser Control > Exploit Protection Settings > Program Settings
  2. Click the + button and select "Add by program name". Enter FFXII_TZA.exe
  3. Scroll down to "randomize memory allocations (bottom-up ASLR)" and enable the "override system settings" option. Keep it switched on but make sure that the "Don't use high entropy" option is enabled.
  4. Now the game should launch without this error.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 [7][8]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Unlocks framerate beyond 60 FPS.
Custom in-game speed multiplier.
FOV customization
Gamma customization

Note: No support for the latest Steam version

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 x64 or later
Processor (CPU) Dual-core Intel Pentium G3260 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11[9][10] compatible
A 64-bit Windows OS and compatible hardware/drivers are required.
[citation needed]Any AMD Legacy Driver will have very low framerate even if met the minimun System Requirement, it was patched on a Driver update from AMD.


  1. These recent console ports added a job reset function and expanded the gambit system from one set to three. These ports also allow you to carry over your belongings into New Game Plus; this is the only feature not brought over into the April 2020 patch.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


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  5. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2022-03-27
  6. FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE is out on steam !
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