How to Install FFXIV Mod

You may think of installing mods in the Final Fantasy XIV game. If you want to do that, you need to know the steps. But of course, you firstly need to know what mod that you want to install. Before I tell you the steps to install mods for FFXIV, it is important for you to know that it is not recommended to use mods in this game. To know more why, here I also will give you the explanation about it.

Textools Mod Management Addon

Textools is a third party mod management add-on which can be used for Final Fantasy XIV. It is used to organize entire modpacks or specific files, compiling your own mod packs, enabling and disabling FFXIV mods and more. To get this, you can access the website of TexTools and download the installer.

You will be asked to find the installation folder for Final Fantasy A Realm Reborn when you click to start TexTools. Specifically, the subfolder that you have to find is …/FINAL FANTASY XIV – A Realm Reborn/game/sqpack/ffxiv. If FFXIV TexTools is set up, the TexTools mod will start monitoring that folder so that it will be easier to view and manage your FFXIV mods.

How to Install FFXIV Mod

The Steps to Install FFXIV Mods

According to the WePC site, here are the steps to install FFXIV mods.

    • If you have set up your Final Fantasy Realm Reborn folder, then you need to download a Final Fantasy XIV mod or FFXIV mods that you want through Nexus Mods or XIV Mod Archive.
    • After that, you need to open up FFXIV TexTools and then you have to click on any mods in the top left. Now, you have to press the Import ModPacks button and then you need to find the downloaded mod and press Open. The Steps to Install FFXIV Mods
    • Here, you will see a new file inside the mod folder with all the files automatically ticked. You have to go ahead and choose Import Mod Pack and watch the files import all the files from the folder. When you see there is the popup notification which says complete, it means that the TexTools has finished importing.
    • In this step, you need to be able to find your shiny new mod in the FFXIV TexTools Mod List section.
    • Now, you have installed your first mod successfully.

The Steps to Enable or Disable FFXIV Mods

According to the WePC website, here are the steps to enable and disable  FFXIV mods.

    • To enable and disable all mods, the thing that you have to do is to click on Batching and press either button. Or, if you want to enable or disable specific mods, the mod list tool will be able to help you. You just have to find the mod that you want to individually enable or disable, find the mod pack and then you have to press either button.
    • This feature will be used by you for patch days as game updates can cause compatibility problems. For MMOs, it is a standard procedure. It is explained that anyone even remotely familiar with ESO, WoW, FFXIV will guarantee that they are able to cause all sorts of crash reports, Lua errors and other issues. It may be better if you create a backup of your game because it is possible for a mod to break core game files. Unfortunately, if there is a broken file, it may require you to get a fresh download and install of all 40+ gigabytes of FFXIV.

Whether Mods Permitted or Not in Final Fantasy XIV

Before you decide to use mods in Final Fantasy XIV, you need to know whether mods are actually permitted in Final Fantasy XIV. But first, let’s find out what a mod in games is. According to the Quora Marketing Games site, the definition of a mod or modification is a modified version of an online video game which is made by altering the original or vanilla code. This is the process of change where it is  usually done by fans or players to the features of a video game. They use mods to create a new content and new look in the world of the game.

Whether mod is permitted or not in FFXIV, on Quora Marketing site, there is an explanation that mods in Final Fantasy XIV are not permitted and it is based on the Terms of Service. So, if you have a plan to use mods, you are not permitted to mess up any gaming files or the game code by using mods.

You may wonder if you use mods whether you will be banned or not. The answer is yes, so, you have to make sure that you do not use mods in Final Fantasy XIV to avoid being banned.

On the Quora Marketing Games site, it also explains that there is a FFXIV Discord translator team named Miuna. Miuna said that there are people who use mods to take screenshots in the game, people say Miuna hasn’t been taking a stance on this and it is not permitted. On the other hand, there is also a small group of 3D modelers and modders and usually, they make alternate new weapons, new mounts, characters, armor models and many more and these mods usually do not get the kickback from the developers Square Enix. The reason is because they do not use any pornographic screenshots on their official Square forum. Nevertheless, there are certain secure methods for modding. However, in FFXIV, it is a risky action to do.

On the Game Revolution site, there is also an explanation that if any mods are used in Final Fantasy XIV, it violates the Terms of Services and it is able to lead to a ban. However, there are client-side mods, such as those which are able to change textures or the UI, which cannot be detected by Square Enix. So, the conclusion is that this game prohibits the players to use mods and it is able to lead them to be banned, but on the other hand, there is no way for the developers to catch the players who use mods.

Naoki Yoshida as the director of the game made a statement that he does not agree with mods, particularly mods which are able to make the characters nude.

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