Run Final Fantasy XIV in Full Screen Instead Of Windowed Mode

Don’t want to run Final Fantasy XIV in windowed mode? Here’s how you enable full screen mode.

Final Fantasy XIV Windowed Mode

1. Step Open Windows Explorer via Windows key + E
2. Step Browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Version
3. Step Double-click on ffxivconfig.exe
4. Step Click on General
FInal Fantasy 14 System Information
5. Step Go to the tab Video Settings
6. StepSelect Full Screen from the dropdown:

Full Screen Mode

7.Click on OK and confirm the prompt with Yes to save the settings.

Video Settings Overview

Final Fantasy XIV Display Mode fullscreen

Tip: You also might want to update the screen resolution (window size), multisampling (AA) and shadow details. If you have a good graphic card you can enable AA, run Final Fantasy 14 on a high resolutions and enable the highest shadow details.

The tab Graphics provides advanced options:

  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Depth of Field
  • Texture Quality and Texture Filtering

Check the options Ambient Occlusion and Depth of Field if you think that your graphic card can handle it!

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11 Responses to Run Final Fantasy XIV in Full Screen Instead Of Windowed Mode

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Darren said:

    i have window 7 premium and it won’t let me run the beta, it says I need window xp vista service pack 2 witch is a down grade. Any ideals how I can get pass this problem

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    You don’t have to downgrade to play the Final Fantasy XIV beta. Have you tried running it in compatibility mode? If that doesn’t work read through this article: and update your drivers.

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Cynder said:

    I tried the above steps but all I got was a window with Japanese writing and an OK button and can’t even get into what you show above.

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Cynder, repeat steps 1-4 and then from the dropdown select English. You will then be able to follow the other steps.

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Cynder said:

    Scratch that, figured it out. Thanks for putting up all the links by the way, the SE downloader was taking can just delete these after reading them if you wish :P It’s late and I’ve been arguing with my PC getting this game going for awhile lol.

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Cynder said:

    yea I didn’t have the drop down box (thanks for fast answer btw) but I had the client open at the time and that was the issue.

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Glad you fixed it and thanks for letting us know what the problem was. Btw, full screen mode might not that good, every time you use ALT + tab your client will end the game. There is no good work around other than Windowed mode and setting the window size to your screen resolution.

    More about that Alt+tab issue here:

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Brad said:

    I too was having the Japanese character config option. Thanks for these steps and for posting the solution, Cynder.

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Tri Pham said:

    I don’t have the Beta Version…

  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    KP said:

    I’ve looked in my Final Fantasy beta file but there is no config folder or file. Just 2 folders: boot and game. Neither have a config program in.

  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Scott said:

    Well i dont see this program there’s only 2 folders no config file .exe

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