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#1 Aug 12 2011 at 9:05 AM Rating: Good
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Is there any way to hack the video on FFXIV? Here's the problem. I am using windowed mode. The bottom status bars keeps getting blocked by the windows status bar. I can't move the HP/MP/TP bar. I could slide the top of the frame up, but it keeps snapping back, cutting off the hp bar. I am running win 7 (64-bit)
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#2 Aug 12 2011 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I moved my HP/MP/TP bar to the top of the screen just by dragging it.

This happened to me once, when I alt-tabbed. The Windows 7 (64-bit) bar at the bottom of the screen was still "on top" when I alt-tabbed back to FFXIV. I had to set my windows bar to "auto hide", but when I restarted FFXIV the problem wasn't there anymore. Plus this only happened once.
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#3 Aug 12 2011 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Addyyuna wrote:
Is there any way to hack the video on FFXIV? Here's the problem. I am using windowed mode. The bottom status bars keeps getting blocked by the windows status bar. I can't move the HP/MP/TP bar. I could slide the top of the frame up, but it keeps snapping back, cutting off the hp bar. I am running win 7 (64-bit)


I had this problem too.. go to START > Search and type in 'Window snapping'

It should bring you to a menu that has a checkbox (if i recall its in the middle of list of options) and it says something about auto snap.

If you turn that off you can move the top portion that has the - [] X buttons past the edge of your screen and your status bar won't be covering up stuff.

Hope that helps...
#4 Aug 12 2011 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
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In 11 you could edit 2 values in the registry to change to any custom resolution.

I would very much like to know if this can be done in 14 as well.

Window snapping is a good temporary fix, but changing to custom resolutions is also my goal.



Edited, Aug 12th 2011 12:40pm by DoctorMog
#5 Aug 12 2011 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
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There is probably a way to do it, I haven't poked around with it yet... the above method makes the screen fit perfectly for my monitor.
#6 Aug 12 2011 at 12:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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DoctorMog wrote:
In 11 you could edit 2 values in the registry to change to any custom resolution.

I would very much like to know if this can be done in 14 as well.

Window snapping is a good temporary fix, but changing to custom resolutions is also my goal.
Edited, Aug 12th 2011 12:40pm by DoctorMog


This question made me curious and I had a few minutes to kill at work so I looked into it with the help of processmon from MS and my favorite hexeditor.

In FFXIV, resolutions are not stored in the registry. It looks like most if not all of the settings defined using ffxivconfig.exe are stored a config.sys file in documents\mygames\ffxiv

The file is hex and I've been able to determine that addresses 14,15 & 18,19 are what change when the resolution is changed. I haven't been able to determine if the file is storing predefined resolution settings of say type 1, type 2, etc. or if it is a real number.

The resolutions themselves do not match what is written in either hex or decimal so some playing around will need to be done to define the exact values. For instance:

1920 x 1200 : H-80/07,B0/04 D-128/7,176/4
1920 x 1080 : H-80/07,38/04 D-128/7,56/4
1600 x 1200 : H-40/06,B0/04 D-64/6,176/4
1440 x 900 : H-A0/05,84/03 D-160/5,132/3

Since I'm at work, I don't have my fob so I can't set a custom entry and test. I'll have to try when I get home in an hour or two. There looks like there is some discernible pattern so I'm hoping its possible to set custom resolutions.
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#7 Aug 12 2011 at 2:49 PM Rating: Good
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rikkuotaku wrote:
DoctorMog wrote:
In 11 you could edit 2 values in the registry to change to any custom resolution.

I would very much like to know if this can be done in 14 as well.

Window snapping is a good temporary fix, but changing to custom resolutions is also my goal.
Edited, Aug 12th 2011 12:40pm by DoctorMog


This question made me curious and I had a few minutes to kill at work so I looked into it with the help of processmon from MS and my favorite hexeditor.

In FFXIV, resolutions are not stored in the registry. It looks like most if not all of the settings defined using ffxivconfig.exe are stored a config.sys file in documents\mygames\ffxiv

The file is hex and I've been able to determine that addresses 14,15 & 18,19 are what change when the resolution is changed. I haven't been able to determine if the file is storing predefined resolution settings of say type 1, type 2, etc. or if it is a real number.

The resolutions themselves do not match what is written in either hex or decimal so some playing around will need to be done to define the exact values. For instance:

1920 x 1200 : H-80/07,B0/04 D-128/7,176/4
1920 x 1080 : H-80/07,38/04 D-128/7,56/4
1600 x 1200 : H-40/06,B0/04 D-64/6,176/4
1440 x 900 : H-A0/05,84/03 D-160/5,132/3

Since I'm at work, I don't have my fob so I can't set a custom entry and test. I'll have to try when I get home in an hour or two. There looks like there is some discernible pattern so I'm hoping its possible to set custom resolutions.



I am eager to see your results!

and if you need values for double or triple screen resolutions let me know.

Edited, Aug 12th 2011 5:26pm by DoctorMog
#8 Aug 27 2011 at 6:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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rikkuotaku wrote:
The resolutions themselves do not match what is written in either hex or decimal so some playing around will need to be done to define the exact values. For instance:

1920 x 1200 : H-80/07,B0/04 D-128/7,176/4
1920 x 1080 : H-80/07,38/04 D-128/7,56/4
1600 x 1200 : H-40/06,B0/04 D-64/6,176/4
1440 x 900 : H-A0/05,84/03 D-160/5,132/3

Since I'm at work, I don't have my fob so I can't set a custom entry and test. I'll have to try when I get home in an hour or two. There looks like there is some discernible pattern so I'm hoping its possible to set custom resolutions.


FYI, this is called Little Endian format. You need to read the hex byte values in reverse order.

Eg. 80 07 -> 07 80 = 1920
B0 04 -> 04 B0 = 1200

For what it's worth, I tried changing mine to 800x600 and it reverted to 1024x768. I'm not sure if there's some other check involved somewhere or maybe the resolution is just too low.
#9 Aug 28 2011 at 11:19 AM Rating: Good
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TransientTRP wrote:
rikkuotaku wrote:
The resolutions themselves do not match what is written in either hex or decimal so some playing around will need to be done to define the exact values. For instance:

1920 x 1200 : H-80/07,B0/04 D-128/7,176/4
1920 x 1080 : H-80/07,38/04 D-128/7,56/4
1600 x 1200 : H-40/06,B0/04 D-64/6,176/4
1440 x 900 : H-A0/05,84/03 D-160/5,132/3

Since I'm at work, I don't have my fob so I can't set a custom entry and test. I'll have to try when I get home in an hour or two. There looks like there is some discernible pattern so I'm hoping its possible to set custom resolutions.


FYI, this is called Little Endian format. You need to read the hex byte values in reverse order.

Eg. 80 07 -> 07 80 = 1920
B0 04 -> 04 B0 = 1200

For what it's worth, I tried changing mine to 800x600 and it reverted to 1024x768. I'm not sure if there's some other check involved somewhere or maybe the resolution is just too low.


wow. thank you. I gave up on this... I knew there was a pattern but I couldn't figure it out. So obvious now. I'm going to test some more on this...
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#10 Aug 28 2011 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
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http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/14092-run-game-in-windowed-fullscreen-mode-instructions/

This works perfect! Also lets you Alt-Tab while it is making your windowed mode appear fullscreen!

Edited, Aug 28th 2011 7:08pm by Yodamoo
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Yodamoo wrote:
http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/14092-run-game-in-windowed-fullscreen-mode-instructions/

This works perfect! Also lets you Alt-Tab while it is making your windowed mode appear fullscreen!



Unfortunately it is still windowed so no SLI/Crossfire or any performance benefits that you get from fullscreen. And still no custom resolutions.

I still haven't had a chance to test further but I will maybe tonight >.>
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#12 Aug 30 2011 at 3:56 PM Rating: Good
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Simple solution: Gamers Window Relocator

it works with SLi

Edited, Aug 30th 2011 5:57pm by Jefro420
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#13 Aug 31 2011 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't know what you are talking about with custom res and whatever SLI and crossfire are....i was just answering the original posters problem with a sure fix for it...
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