FINAL FANTASY XIV Online

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online

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Steam Deck - Play FF14 with non-steam (Windows) account
By Necro
For people that don't want to use 3rd party mods or launchers that are against TOS but still want to play the game with their non-steam (i.e. Windows) accounts on Steam Deck.
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Install GE-Proton
(you can skip this step if you already have it installed)
  1. Switch to Desktop Mode
  2. Open the Discover app and install ProtonUp-Qt
  3. Start the ProtonUp-Qt app and Add the latest GE-Proton version
Install the Steam version of Final Fantasy XIV
  1. Go to the Steam store and install Final Fintasy XIV Online
    (Free Trial or buy the base version)
  2. Once installed, click the cog icon and open the game Properties
  3. In Compatibility tab pick GE-Proton version you have installed
  4. In General tab set LAUNCH OPTIONS to:
    NOSTEAM=1 %command%
Notes
  • Be sure to use the ingame backup (gear icons on character selection) to save your system and character settings before changing Proton versions.
  • The game lags quite bad on Wifi. To fix this turn on the Developer Mode from Steam Deck settings and in the (now visible) Developer settings turn off Wifi Power Management and restart.
9 Comments
LiamJay90 Jun 30 @ 2:09pm 
Will this work to update your steam version too? I’m suffering really bad update issues where it does a few hundred MBs then just crashes. Spent 3 days updating it so far 😂
Necro  [author] Jun 27 @ 1:39pm 
If you have issues with Dawntrail update, try running the game from desktop mode and update there.
Jesse Sandor Mar 5 @ 12:57pm 
This guide was EXACTLY what I needed, and it worked. I feel like this information should be prominently displayed on the steam store page for both the full and free versions of the game.

Thank you very much!
E-Girl Wheatley Feb 27 @ 4:13pm 
Didn't work
ChaosDom Nov 23, 2023 @ 9:14pm 
You are the best thank you :):steamhappy:
cactusjac7 Dec 26, 2022 @ 8:22pm 
Thank you for sharing this! I have been trying to figure this out today after renewing my old PC sub just to play on Steam Deck. I even went and bought the Steam version and was not having success. This easy guide got me in so i can now update and hopefully play soon!
Chris XXIX Dec 26, 2022 @ 4:56pm 
So doing this I'd be able to login using my windows (nonsteam) account?
逗逼 Jin Dec 21, 2022 @ 6:09pm 
Sweet I didn't know this could be done. Thanks for the guide!
Necro  [author] Nov 11, 2022 @ 2:48pm 
Thanks to GloriousEggroll and all the unsung heroes making this work.