Windows

PlayOnline & FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows® System requirements (as of Feb. 15, 2011)

Application performance is highly dependent on the type of hardware and Internet connection speeds.
requirements for FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows® are as follows:


Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
CPU: Intel® Pentium®III 800Mhz or faster processor
Memory: 128 MB RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ series with 32 MB or ATI® RADEON™ 9000 series
Sound Card: DirectX®8.1 compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space: 9.5 GB free hard disk space
Other: Keyboard, mouse, DirectX8.1 (included with install disc),
CD-ROM drive (used only when installing)


*For PlayOnline/FINAL FANTASY XI: Ultimate Collection, Vana'diel Collection(s), Aht Urhgan, and Wings of the Goddess, a DVD-ROM drive is necessary for installation.

Recommended

Operating System: Windows® 7
CPU: Intel® Pentium®4 processor
Memory: 256 MB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce FX™ series or GeForce 6 series
Sound Card: DirectX®8.1 compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space: 9.5 GB free hard disk space
Other: Keyboard, mouse, DirectX8.1 (included with install disc),
CD-ROM drive (used only when installing)


*For PlayOnline/FINAL FANTASY XI: Ultimate Collection, Vana'diel Collection(s), Aht Urhgan, and Wings of the Goddess, a DVD-ROM drive is necessary for installation.

Regarding Approved Graphics Cards

NVIDIA, AMD (ATI), and our development team have worked together to test the compatibility of a number of graphics cards. Compatibility of the cards listed below with FINAL FANTASY XI on Windows has been tested and the results are as follows (accurate as of Feb. 15, 2011).

Approved Cards and Drivers (As of Feb. 15, 2011)

On the charts below, the numbers between the parentheses refer to the driver version used during testing. Only PCI-Express cards were tested for NVIDIA's GeForce 7300 series and AMD's (ATI) RADEON X300 series and above. Also please note that DirectX 9.0c is required for Geforce6 series and up. Please visit your graphics card manufacturer's web site for all driver software downloads. The operating systems used for compatibility testing is were Microsoft Windows,XP 32bit, Vista 32bit, and Windows 7 32bit/64bit. (NVIDIA GeForce 8 series and AMD (ATI) RADEON X1000 series or later were tested using Windows XP/Vista). Tests on Windows 7 were performed using NVIDIA GeForce 8 series and AMD (ATI) RADEON HD 4000 series and above card. Dual GPU cards, SLI, and CrossFire were not tested and are not officially supported.

NVIDIA  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Graphics Card Type Operating System
Windows Vista/7 Windows XP
GeForce GTX 580/570 OK (266.58) OK (266.58)
GeForce 400 Series OK (266.58) OK (266.58)
GeForce 200 Series OK (266.58) OK (266.58)
GeForce 9 Series OK (266.58) OK (266.58)
GeForce 8 Series OK (266.58) OK (266.58)
GeForce 7 Series OK (163.75) OK (93.71)
GeForce 6800 Series - OK (66.93)
GeForce 6600 Series - OK (66.93)
GeForce 6200 Series - OK (91.47)
GeForce FX5900 Series - OK (56.64) *1
GeForce FX5700 Series - OK (56.64) *1
GeForce FX5600 Series - OK (56.64) *1
GeForce FX5200 Series - OK (56.64) *1
GeForce 4Ti Series - OK (66.93)
GeForce 3Ti Series - OK (66.93)
GeForce 4MX Series - OK (66.93)
GeForce 2MX Series - OK(66.93)

*1. We have confirmed compatibility while Bump Mapping in FINAL FANTASY XI Config was disabled.



How to Disable Bump Mapping for Windows XP
  1. Click “Start” → “All Programs” → “PlayOnline” → “FINAL FANTASY XI” → “FINAL FANTASY XI Config”
  2. Click the “Effects” tab and uncheck the box that says “Enable bump mapping,” then click “OK.”
  3. Once a pop-up window asking “Save Settings?” appears, click “Yes.”

IMPORTANT
Settings under the PlayOnline Config or FINAL FANTASY XI Config cannot be changed while either the PlayOnline Viewer or FINAL FANTASY XI is running.

AMD(ATI)  http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html
Graphics Card Type Operating System
Windows Vista/7 Windows XP
Radeon HD 6800 Series OK (Catalyst 11.1) Not Compatible (Catalyst 11.1) *2
Radeon HD 5800/5700/5600 Series OK (Catalyst 10.11) Not Compatible (Catalyst 11.1) *2
Radeon HD 4800/4600 Series OK (Catalyst 10.11) OK (Catalyst 9.4) See Notes *3
Radeon HD 3800 Series OK (Catalyst 8.3) OK (Catalyst 8.3)
Radeon HD 2900 XT OK (Catalyst 8.3) OK (Catalyst 8.3)
Radeon HD 2600 XT OK (Catalyst 8.3) OK (Catalyst 8.3)
Radeon X1900 Series OK (Catalyst 7.5) OK (Catalyst 7.5)
Radeon X1800 Series OK (Catalyst 7.5) OK (Catalyst 7.5)
Radeon X1600 Series OK (Catalyst 7.5) OK (Catalyst 7.5)
Radeon X1300 Series OK (Catalyst 7.5) OK (Catalyst 7.5)
Radeon X800 Series - OK (Catalyst 5.13)
Radeon X700 Series - OK (Catalyst 5.13)
Radeon X600 Series - OK (Catalyst 5.13)
Radeon X300 Series - OK (Catalyst 5.13)
Radeon 9800 Series - OK (Catalyst 5.13)
Radeon 9700 Series - OK (Catalyst 5.13)
Radeon 9600 Series - OK (Catalyst 5.13)
Radeon 9500 Series - OK (Catalyst 5.13)
Radeon 9200 Series - OK (Catalyst 5.13)
Radeon 9000 Series - OK (Catalyst 5.13)

*2  Use of these graphics cards with Windows XP will result in a dramatic reduction in performance. Currently, there is no driver available that will address this issue.
*3  Use of the Catalyst 9.6 drivers, or any later versions, with Windows XP will result in a dramatic reduction in performance. As a result, FINAL FANTASY XI may be difficult to play using these graphics cards, as well as any other graphics cards that require the Catalyst 9.6 drivers or later versions.

Notes

• As stated on the FINAL FANTASY XI official website (under PC Information), laptop computer graphics chipsets, such as the Mobility Radeon 9000, GeForce FX5600 GO and the nForce2 IGP series, have been confirmed to be compatible and functioning. However, testing did not include standalone chipsets and their functionality cannot be guaranteed.

• There is the possibility that compatibility issues may arise due to other components present in a Windows PC. We ask that the users be acquire and install the appropriate software drivers for all of their PC hardware.

• Please note that the test results above are from February 2011, and certain, newly released graphics cards may not be compatible, even when using the driver versions listed above.

• If your computer was purchased from a computer manufacturer, please use the drivers provided by them as appropriate.

Compatible Peripherals for North America

Recommended Controller
Logitech® Cordless Rumblepad™ 2

Controllers
Logitech® Rumblepad™ 2 Vibration Feedback Gamepad
Logitech® Dual Action™Gamepad

Using a Router

Be advised that following information is subject to change depending on PC configuration and the version of driver software used. Please use this list only for reference.

+ Port numbers that may be used by the PlayOnline server group:
-TCP 25, 80, 110, 443 or 50000 - 65535
-UDP 50000 - 65535

* You may need to set up a web browser for your PC. For more information, please refer to the appropriate vendor's instruction manual.

* Your router may require that you use a PC to configure your network settings. For more information about how to configure your network settings, please refer to the instruction manual that came with your router or contact the manufacturer directly.

* If your Internet Service Provider (ISP) specifies a DNS server, you may need to configure your settings to allow packets to pass through UDP Port 53 as well.


For more information, please refer to the instruction manual for your router or the information provided by your ISP.

Windows and DirectX are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. NVIDIA is a registered trademark of NVIDIA Corporation. GeForce and Detonator are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation. ATI, RADEON and CATALYST are used under license and are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ATI Technologies Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.