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.
Ashita supports the following operating systems:
While Ashita may work on other operating systems not listed above, we do not give any kind of direct support for them!
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
Your system should meet the following recommended requirements (as of January 2020):
|Operating System||Windows® 8.1 / 10*|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i3 2.4GHz (or higher)|
|Memory||2GB or more|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740 (or higher) (Driver must be compatible with DirectX® 8.1.)|
|Sound Card||DirectX®8.1 compatible sound card|
|HDD/SSD||15GB or more free space.|
|Internet Connection||Continuous internet connection required.|
|Other||Keyboard, 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.
In order to launch and play
Final Fantasy XI itself, you must have the following installed:
DirectX Runtime (June 2010)
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:
Windowskey on your keyboard or manually open the start bar.
Control Paneland select
Control Panelfrom the list of results to open.
Uninstall a Program
Programs & Features
Turn Windows features on or off.
Legacy Componentsand expand it to reveal its additional options.
DirectPlayin the list.
Okto save the changes.
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:
.NET Framework 4.0
.NET Framework 4.5.2
.NET Framework 4.8
.NET Framework 4.8.1
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.
VC++ Redist. 2015, 2017, 2019, 2022
Optional (but recommended):