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Client (ffxiv.exe)

This is the game client executable.


There are two separate executables for DirectX 11 and DirectX 9. The DX11 version is named ffxiv_dx11.exe. The DX9 version will be removed in a future update.

Arguments #


Unlike other executables, passing arguments encrypted with SqexArg is optional for the client. It’s recommended that you do so if you’re planning to use actual SIDs though.

There a few known arguments that work on the normal game client:


For benchmark versions of the game, there is a whole host of graphical options available as game arguments - but this seems to be missing in the retail version.

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