Saturday, August 13, 2016

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn v1.0 W.I.P

Hi All,


UPDATE 10-18-2017: This game has a new fix over at GeForce Forums 3D vision subforum.. IT is done by DJ-RK and fixes many thingls like shadows.. Please go over there to get it as he did not get it up over here yet.. I have taken mine down for now..

I have yet another fix and this time a MMO FFXIV: A Realm Reborn..

First off you need to associate the ffxiv_dx11.exe with a Working 3D PRofile under DX11. I used The Witcher 3 again..

Here is the guide incase you do not know how to assign a exe to a Profile:

1. Guide here [by DHR]


After you do that find the folder where the exe is nested by default it is here:

x:\Program Files(x86)\SquareEnix\Final Fantasy XIV - A Realm Reborn\Game\ffxiv_dx11

insert the fix there. here is the Download link:

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EDIT there are 2 links 1 is for the Windows 10-64bit fix and the other for Win7-64bit fix
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Updated 8-22-2017:






UPDATE- 8-22-2017




Here is where the game is nested:

SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XIV - A Realm Reborn\game


this is the DX11 EXE:

ffxiv_dx11.exe



Here are my Recomended Graphic settings (Your mileage may vary):

1. General
    a. Enable wet surface areas (Checked)
    b. Real time reflections = OFF (this creates a dual image in the water on some objects like your fishing pole) USer discretion.. it is really not too bad On..
    c. edge smoothing = FXAA
    d. Transparent light  =  normal
    e. Grass Quality = High
    f. Parallax Occlusion = High
    g. Tessalation = High
    h. Glare = Standard
    I.  Map res = High

2. Shadow all = hide..

3. Use high detail models on shadows
    a. Shadow res = med
    b. Cascading = Off
    c. Softening = Strong

4. Texture filtering= Anistropic
     a. Level = 8x  (end user setting whatever you desire)

5. Movement Physics ALL = Checked

6. Effects ALL = OFF

7.Screen space Ambient Occlusion
   a. HBAO+Quality
   b Glare = Normal

I put in a Convergence Preset which may need to be configured by yourself.. I set it too what I like. so the setting may vary dependent on what you like convergence set at..

Here are the Keystrokes and what they do:

1. "," key sets the convergence down too 1.5 for Cut Scenes..
2. "." key sets it back for ingame setting..
3. "[" this sets the cycle of convergance settings for nameplates/ Hud items


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UPDATE v2.1: I set the mouse cursor with a convergence hotkey and on a cycle.. you need to use the Software Cursor ingame.. just goto ingame options, then mouse, it is there check it on and voila the mouse will be at same depth with nameplates and hud.. also combined it with the convergence keys already set..

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Update: I spent the last 2 days looking to fix the dark rooms. I came to a fix where they are still dark but no where near as dark as before.. This new fix also fixes the Clouds that where not Stereoized.. They should be good now if there are any problems with the clouds Please let me know here or at GeForce Forums in the FFXIV thread there..

This will be the final for me barring any updates. I might look at updating in the next patch should it need it.. but only thing I see left to fix would be the shadows.. I am going to look at them and see how they are to be fixed and hopefully fix them but don't hold your breath for them to be fixed by me..


ENJOY ;

The Nephilim

74 comments:

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    1. Nephilim, you need to set the permissions for the file to be Public in the S3 user interface. By default it's private. The easiest way to always get it right is to step through the wizard, don't hit accept on the first page.

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    2. I fixed it but in future do as bo3b said.

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  2. OK will do thank you ;) I also have an update incoming which fixes the Hud/Nameplates..

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  3. I just updated the fix to v1.2 as the last fix I made the code wrong.. I have corrected that error and know you can also set the depth of the nameplates to your liking with the Left Bracket key.. ;)

    Enjoy..!!

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  4. Cannot get this to work ..associated it with Witcher 3 ...shadows broken...tried Max payne 3 ..another DX 11 ..same thing the fix doesn't seem to hook in ...been using these fixes for years ..so all the files are in the right directory ...3d works but lighting shadows broken ..set to your settings above ..to make sure but not working for me

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    1. Is it running in DX11? Game has a DX9 option. This fix will only work on DX11 version. You can double check 3Dmigoto is running by setting "calls=1" in the d3dx.ini and see that a log file is generated. If not, then 3Dmigoto was not loaded.

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    2. yes it states it is running DX11 in launcher

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  5. Yes it works and the shadows should not even be there.. I am unsure why it is not working for you?? are you talking about the shadows outside or inside the buildings??

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    1. Just downloaded your Win74-64-FFXIV 1.4 will try it later thanks for your replies

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  8. Thanks for this fix Nephilim. Just wondering how I can unlock the convergence. I tried setting up the following key to cycle the convergence, and when I use it I see the displayed convergence number changing. So, I think this key is doing something BUT the convergence never actually changes in the game. Is there something that I missed?

    Thanks in advance!

    [KeyCycleCon]
    key=F12
    convergence = -10, -1.5, 0, 1.5, 10,
    type = cycle

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  9. it is unlocked by default no need to set anything to unlock convergance.. but what are you setting a convergance key up for..is it for the cinematics as I have a combo for that already.. besides the numbers range higher for convergance I think it can go as high as 9.0.. I have 8.0 set for ingame and 1.5 for cinematics.. Plust I have a convergance key for the HUD Nameplates..

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    1. I just want to tweak it a little bit that is all. I would like to move it around a little and see what amount of convergence I like the best. I later tried to cycle through 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 But nothing seems to have any effect. I also tried your key for the cinematics (I think it sets convergence to 8) and it also had no effect. So, something else must be going on. Any thoughts?

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  10. yes I have the period and comma key set for convergance.. if you set the convergance with your NVidia hotkeys does it do anything?? are you on Windows 7 or 10??

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  11. OK I think this is all my fault I seemed to have screwed the pooch and I will need to redo this from 1.4..gimme a little while probally a few hours and I will straighten this mess up.. I mixed up and older fix and wiped out the new one :(

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  12. Arius v2.0 is up on the boards and I think I fixed the ooopps moment with v1.6.1 and the convergance setting.... if you see any problems or notice a shader I missed please let me know..

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  13. Oh, I see. That sucks. Thanks for redoing this! I will try it after work tonight.

    In case it matters, I'm using Windows 10.

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  14. Well I basically had no choice.. I did spend another hour or two after I thought I finished to touch up some shaders.. well after doing that I played for about an hour and found this annoying shader that lights up when near a lamp or light.. I will try and get that removed as well but probally not until tomorrow.. the new version is 2.1 and on the dl link it should be OK the stars still seem a bit off or maybe it is me?? let me know what you think of the stars at night.. I did get the full moon fixed fine tho..

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  15. yes don't use v2.1 then there is a seperat fix for Win 10 users which is playable.. I did not knmow you where on Win 10.. that fix is good just need to fix the skyboxes in that one two.. I played it earlier on Win 10 it is good for now. I am having an issue with 3D Migoto and Win 10 right now I am trying to fix as the ASM Files are not saving

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  16. Ok...I was using the Windows 10 fix already. I re-downloaded it to be sure (Win 10 64bit FFXIV Fix v1.4.1). Nothing changed for me though. Even the "." and "," convergence keys that you have don't seem to change the convergence for me.

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  17. OK I will check this one too to be sure it is the correct uploaded files.

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  18. does the 3D Vision kick in?? how about the left bracket key "[" for convergance on the nameplates and chat boxes??

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    1. Yes, the 3D vision does kick in. And I can change the depth/separation. The "[" key just moves the interface to the right until I hit it enough and it cycles back to the original spot.

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  19. Well I just downloaded and installed the fix it is working fine for me.. the bracket key sets the convergance for the chatboxes and nameplates.. if that is working I am unsure why the convergance shorcuts are not working..

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    1. Ok, I don't know what is going on with my PC then. I'll redownload, delete what I have in my game directory, and re-copy in the fix. I'll see if that changes anything

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  20. Yes Please let me know.. I was playing the Win 10 version earlier and besides the skyboxes the other fixes seemed fine.. I do have a small issue in Lower decks where it looks way to bright in the daytime.. I am trying to track which shader did that and might have to remove it.. does anybody else see the brighter look in Lower decks in the daytime..

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  21. Yeah...I don't know what's going on with it on my pc. I deleted the fix, redownloaded, and put it in again. Even after that I'm still having the same issues. But I took it out completely and tried the game without your fix and it actually looks pretty good already (though convergence seems to be locked and that bugs me). Anyways, if I figure out my issue I'll let you know.

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  22. Well I have a Redo of the Win 7 fix probally will not get it up on the boards until tomorrow afternoon maybe around 12PM.. it should be version 3.0.. keep and eye out

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  23. v3.0 is on hold for now until I get the skyboxes code worked out..

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  24. v3.0 is done. still have some issues see above for guide and link to win 7 DL.. Skyboxes are fixed for sure now..

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  25. v3.1 is up and I removed all the clouds as they are broke..

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  26. v1.6 is up for Win 10 now it should be good with the night sky..I removed the clouds for now until I casn figure how to fix them..

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  27. OK after a week of toiling I finally was able to get the clouds fixed.. I had a variable error which was causing the isse of it not working.. I am waiting for an answer to see if the separation will be set by the end users ingame separation or will it be a seperat register??

    Hopefully I can get the new fix up soon. I think the really only other thing that needs to be fixed in this game are the shadows.. I am looking into it but it will take me more time to problally get a fix as it would be to not fix it so this should be the final release barring a new game update ;)

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  28. Fix is up Enjoy I answered my own question.. Seperation of the clouds is dependent upon user settings in NVidia control panel..

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    1. how do I fix seperation of clouds in control panel?

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  29. Game looks much better now since you started, I can see the clouds are still broke however in windows 10.

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  30. Well they should not be broke they work fine in Win 10. Currently I do not have a sub. but maybe I will resub and take a look at the win 10 version again to check and see what is going on??

    Is there any separation in the clouds at all??

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  31. I think the 1 set of clouds has issues like the shadows I removed the clouds and they look fine now. but would like to see if they are fixed now for sure or not..
    I will upload the new version 5.1..

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  32. Correction I uploaded v3.1 for Win 10 64bit NOT 5.1..

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  33. THe clouds are still broken for the latest windows 10 version of the fix.

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  34. the only problem i am having is that things go outside there window like the mini map and game menus i can see everything before scrolling not a huge issue but slightly annoying

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  36. i'm looking into getting the Nvidia 3D Vision Kit for my birthday, but in doing research it's hard to quantify exactly how well this mod will work. I have games like DA: Inquisition and ES V: Skyrim, but a majority of my time is spent in FFXIV. Just how amazing is the change from regular 2D to 3D with this mod?

    Would you say it is totally worth it for someone who loves playing FFXIV?

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    1. I can't speak to how good this game looks in 3D, but you can do a trial run of sorts if you want to see. If you enable the 3D Vision Discover mode, you get the red/blue type of 3D, and can probably come up with some red/blue glasses to take a look. It's not as good as the actual 3D glasses experience (lots of ghosting), but can give you a decent idea what to expect.

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  37. Small Update mainly switched to 7zip and removed the Zero setting for sepertion so it is alwya on mainly for nameplates still set 4 ways with hotkey..

    Yes this game is Awesome in 3D but I am biased ;)

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  38. Having a problem, I think after the latest windows 10 update ffxiv will not start in 3d vision

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    1. Yeah, Win10, always causing random problems. So not interesting.

      On Rocket League, people were having problems as well, and ChumpBlaster reports that:

      To fix this just go to game properties (the executable), Compatibility tab and check "Disable fullscreen optimizations".

      EDIT: more friendly fix: Go to Settings > Gaming > Game bar tab > Checkout "Show game bar when I play full screen games Microsoft has verified" and you don't need to check the "Disable full-screen optimizations" option per game. If that's not an available option then try updating to the most recent creators update to purposely disable it


      Worth a try.

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  39. best bet it to not update Windows 10 you can revert back ;)

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  40. I am going to sub on this game too see how it looks but not until Wednesday.. Hopefully I can still get on.. I will keep you all posted..

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  41. WEll I subbed 2 days ago they did updates all day yesterday and now I am unable to log in they say the server is full and que is 102.. OK so I try logging into a new server go through character build and log in and same message server is full que is 97.. WTF did they do to this game..

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  42. Yo Nephilim, the Stormblood expansion just came out today. So lots of people are playing and excited for the new stuff. Probably going to be congested a while.

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  43. Well I found out they implemented a new way to get the servers not as full so basically I can not log on still I just tried it que was 22.. This is not gonna be good I cant fix it or play if I can't log in..

    I understand they launched a new patch but their new system sucks on trying to keep the number low in the servers to balance play well it sucks..

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  44. Well I did manage to get in but at about 2am in the morning ;) I seen the clouds it is weird because they seem to still have separation but I am not too sure.. will have to get a better look tonight hopefully sometime IF I can log back in./.

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  45. OK I fixed the clouds. was there or is there any other things that need to be fixed in 3D that broke since I last subbed about 6 months ago??

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  46. Just to let you all know, I fixed the clouds I think that was all that was broke right now.. my Sub ends 16 days from right today 6-28 so if you guys see something else Please let me know.. I will not sub for some time as I am playing ESO now..

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  47. Hey Nephilim, thanks for the fix, but I'm getting server not found when I try to dl the windows 10 version.

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    1. Nephilim will need to fix the link, it's presently broken by not having the s3.amazon http address (needs to be: https://s3.amazonaws.com/nephilim3d/ffxiv+v3.1.1+win10+64bit.7z.7z/), but also the file is not shared publicly.

      And is it really .7z.7z for the ending? Seems to be a file there however.

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  48. Oooppps sorry bout that guys I could have sworn I made that link Public ;)

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  49. OK It should be fixed now Sorry bout that..

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  50. made a small update where a few things where broke.. I have subbed and should be looking into repairing any broke effects..

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  51. Just fyi, underwater looks very dark and cannot see where you are going. You get this mission in stormblood around lvl 63. I have a feeling it is related to the same problem with places like limsa lominsa where when you visit the markets and the lighting gets weird. Also some boss fights the lighting is weird like on the Palace of the dead. Using windows 10, idk if you guys get this same problem.

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    1. Also its not just the mission, you get the permanent ability to swim underwater with your mount.

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  52. Well I been doing some updates hopefully these issues will be fixed.. I am not sure if I could fix palace of the dead as it takes a few people and I don't think the group would want to wait around while I shadow hunt ;)

    I will check the underwater effect.. what level do I need to be??

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    1. You get the ability to dive underwater at level 63 through main story quest. You cannot progress the story until you dive to the under water city.

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  53. OK I just updated to my latest current fix as I play it.. there are probally still things broke I am trying to track them down..

    But if you see something outside dungeons and such Please let me know where it is at and what you see. it is hard to fix inside dungeons as nobody will wait while I shader hunt..

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  54. There is a New fix from DJ-RK at the GeForce Forums. that fix is way better then this one so Please have a look at DJ-RK's new fix for this game..

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