System Requirements


In order to make use of Ashita, there are some requirements you will need to install. While some of these are optional, it is suggested to install everything listed on this page to ensure anything you may use with Ashita, or additional third-party tooling, works without dependency issues.

Supported Operating Systems

Ashita supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 (Must install latest service packs.)
  • Windows 8, Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11

While Ashita may work on other operating systems not listed above, we do not give any kind of direct support for them!

Game Client

Due to how changes can happen with the game client, not all client versions are supported. Ashita v4 targets the latest retail client, but can work with older clients.

The current release of Ashita v4 requires, at minimum, the following client version (or newer) in order to fully work properly: Nov. 10, 2021

System Requirements

Your system should meet the following recommended requirements (as of January 2020):

Recommended Requirements
Operating SystemWindows® 8.1 / 10*
CPUIntel® Core™ i3 2.4GHz (or higher)
Memory2GB or more
Graphics CardNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740 (or higher) (Driver must be compatible with DirectX® 8.1.)
Sound CardDirectX®8.1 compatible sound card
HDD/SSD15GB or more free space.
Internet ConnectionContinuous internet connection required.
OtherKeyboard, mouse, Gamepad, DirectX®8.1 (Must have DirectX® End-User Runtime installed.)

The game client should still work on Windows 7 with the latest service packs installed, however it is not directly supported by SE. Certain Windows 10 updates may cause the game client to work improperly.

Game Requirements

In order to launch and play Final Fantasy XI itself, you must have the following installed:

Enabling DirectPlay

Final Fantasy XI makes use of DirectPlay as well and on newer operating systems (Windows 8 and newer) you may need to manually enable this feature. You can enable this via the following steps:

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard or manually open the start bar.
  2. Type Control Panel and select Control Panel from the list of results to open.
  3. Depending on the view displayed, click the following button:
    • Programs -> Uninstall a Program
    • Programs & Features
  4. On the left side bar, click the Turn Windows features on or off .
  5. Locate Legacy Components and expand it to reveal its additional options.
  6. Check DirectPlay in the list.
  7. Click Ok to save the changes.

.NET Frameworks

Ashita, and many other third-party tools, makes use of the .NET Framework from Microsoft. There are several versions of the framework that you may want to install to best support as many tools as possible. We mainly recommend installing the following versions:

Microsoft VC++ Redistributables

Ashita is developed and compiled on Windows using Microsoft Visual Studio 2022. Because of this, users will need to install the below VC++ Redist. packages. The latest package is required for Ashita, however you may want to install the previous versions as well to ensure the best compatibility with all other third-party tools and third-party plugins.


  • Download - VC++ Redist. 2015, 2017, 2019, 2022

Optional (but recommended):