Final Fantasy XIV

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A collection of subtle GShade presets that makes the world of Eorzea more Alive. Color settings, atmospheric fog, and SSAO have been fine tuned to give you a perfectly playable experience, without having the game look washed out.

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ALIVE 4.0.1 Requires the use of Gshade

I am, for the moment, finished with Alive, and will be working on a new Preset for screenshots. Updates TBA!

----------------------------------- OVERVIEW -----------------------------------

Alive 4.0.1 is a Gshade preset collection fine tuned to make the world of Eorzea feel more Alive.
Each preset looks visually similar with slight differences so that anyone with any type of computer can enjoy a color balanced FF14.

PERFORMANCE | This preset is centered on color balancing the game. Get rid of the green haze FF14 has naturally. There is a 1% performance tax.

This preset is the upgraded version of PERFORMANCE, and adds in advanced shading in both characters & environment. There is a 5-10% performance tax.

This preset is for those whom like the graphic effects in FF12. There is DEPTH OF FIELD in this preset. So for those who don't enjoy the distant world being blurred, this is not for you. There is a 10-20% performance tax.

This preset is the upgraded version of VANILLA. The same color correction, and atmosphere, and advanced shading, but with higher settings, and added SSAO effects to really spruce up FF14. There is a 20-30% performance tax.

 This is my personal preset, and what I use daily in FF14. It combines all the previous settings into one preset. There is DEPTH OF FIELD in this preset.  There is a 20-30% performance tax.

Please note that all presets are aimed at having a playable user experience (Targeted at 60+fps). This is not meant for screenshots, but for day to day use.

----------------------------------- REQUIREMENTS -----------------------------------

Gshade is required for the use of Alive, as it uses special shaders to keep the UI intact, along with advanced shaders made specifically for FF14.

Get Gshade here:

Gshade is custom made for FF14, and has many more options, as well as better looking shaders tailored specifically for FF14.

----------------------------------- INSTALLATION -----------------------------------

Follow Gshade instructions!
After installation, copy contents of zip file to the "gshade-presets" folder, found in "FINAL FANTSY XIV Online > game" folder (default installation)

After the game has booted you can select the Alive presets from the "Alive presets" folder from the Gshade UI.

Alive 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 will still be available for download if you prefer the way those look.