Final Fantasy XIV

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About this mod

Face Defined is a companion mod to Hair Defined, designed to enhance the vanilla faces of all races, genders and clans. Male Viera Added: 12/03/2021 03:05AM-CST

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Face Defined is The complete Enhanced Face overhaul for FFXIV.

Face Defined replaces the vanilla face textures for FFXIV for every race and gender and includes Defined Eye textures.
Face Defined is designed to be a "Must Have" for any FFXIV fan willing to dive into some basic modding.

Face Defined changes the base vanilla face & Eye textures in the game which repeat constantly especially in high population areas
like Limsa Lominsa's main square. Performance degradation is not expected.

Before an update to FFXIV, Make sure you backup your mods and use the "help" > "Start Over"  button to clean your index for the next update.
  • It's a good idea to do this anytime there's an update or even server
    maintenance. Failing to do so could corrupt your index files and in
    worse cases force a re-download of the game to fix.

[DX11 Crashing]

Disable all mods.
"help" > "Start Over"
Double check that the game works on vanilla. Indexs might have been corrupted.

[if corrupted indexs]= Find the latest clean indexs from TexTools Discord or redownload your game entirely.
(Always make manual backups don't always let TexTools do it for you.)

[If game works]= Proceed to install Face Defined as instructed.
After done check "Help" > "Look for problems"
If all good, You can continue to install any mods you had Or just play the game.

If errors persist= ???? I have no clue it might be an error with TexTools or the download might have gotten corrupted.

  • Download the main file.
  • Download TexTools and make sure to go through the process of setting that up and making backups of your index files. (Automatically done by TexTools)
  • Inside TexTools click the "Mods" button in the top left and then "Import modpack" Find the .ttmp2 and open it.
  • You'll be given an import screen to confirm the files to import. Go through
    the options like you want and read carefully. This should be pretty
    easy. Once done It'll start importing the files you selected.
  • Congrats! The mod/s are installed. Feel free to fire up the game and have fun~

  • Open Textools
  • Click "Mods" In the top left.
  • Click "Mod List" in the following menu.
  • Click on "ModPacks" to open the folder view of all the ModPacks you've installed. Click on "Face Defined"
  • In the bottom right you can Disable or Enable and also Delete. Disable the modPack then Delete it, To fully uninstall.

Will I be banned for this?
  • No. Client-Side modifications are not detectable by SQUARE-ENIX at the time of creating and publishing this mod.

What is the difference between the defined series and the new "Works" mods I see popping up? Why should I use one over the other? Can I use both?

  • Face define accurately corrects each asset to retain the original look that Square Enix originally intended for them. While "Works" sends them through an AI program. While this to a degree upscales the assets it causes a color shift and loss of detail in areas as seen here
  • AI processes are known to cause artifacting or other issues when correcting textures. They are trained to fix pictures and images, not game textures. If you prefer the look of them though then that is fine. Face Defined however does not rely on that and does not suffer from those deficiencies.
  • You can use either Face Defined or Works. They are incompatible. Installing one will completely replace the other.
  • For best results however it is recommended to use ALL of the defined mods in conjunction with each other for the best looking game.

Why should I use this instead of 2K Facelift?
  • Outdated, Mod support has been dropped since late 2018
  • Broken MipMaps can cause crashing
  • Simple PS image resize, Does not actually enhance the textures.
  • Missing textures for Hrothgar and Viera
  • Hasn't been properly updated since late 2018
  • Does not upgrade the Eye textures
  • Check our complete comparison here.

I think I found a broken texture, How can I help in that report?
  • If possible take a screenshot and make a report on this page with a link to it. I can determine which face it is from there.

My game crashes on startup.
  • Consider visiting the TexTools or XIV modding discords. We have plenty of members to help, Alternatively follow the Uninstallation process above and try again.

Do you have a Discord?
  • Yes, Hit the Discord button at the bottom.

Can I support you with a donation?
  • Yes, Check out My wife and I's patreon page linked below.

for publishing and creating the original textures and FINAL FANTASY XIV
NVIDIA for their textureworks PS plugin.
Kylie for making this mod page, the modular mod installer, and taking screenshot comparisons.

All assets contained in this mod are free to use to create with provided you bother to ask first, under the following conditions:
1: You do not under any circumstances alter the size of any of the included textures as the textures will artifact.
(No upscaling / downscaling)

2: You may not use any of the assets contained in this mod in the creation of a paid commission or paid patreon mod.
You may also not sell mods using these assets on a Ko-fi shop. If you make a mod and someone gives you a tip that is fine.

a. In the event you WISH to use these assets to make a makeup mod on or something and wish to use in a patreon, feel free to use the face as a base to paint on but you will have to just release the makeup as a separate PSD for people to paste onto their own face of choice.

b. ANY mods created using these base assets are allowed to be posted anywhere EXCEPT for the contribution server.
(They have openly acknowledged that everything they are doing is 100% illegal and I want none of my work and or assets anywhere near that place)

3: Give proper credit. If you make a mod using any part, be sure to give credit as I spent a very long time on all of this

4: Don't try to steal and claim as your own. These were created using the same process we used on Hair Defined, which cant be replicated.
My textures are unique.
NO we do NOT just slap them in waifu2x or gigapixel whatever and call it done so doing that is NOT the same thing,

Thanks to the recent chaos some groups are refusing to use face defined. And because nothing like it exists for FFXIV they are trying to make their own replacements.
  • We spent weeks refining the process in how we make our assets. It is not as simple as slapping a texture through and AI program and calling it done.
  • and are current active comparisons between 2 of the "Replacements". I will commend them on their attempt. But based on the overall quality I would recommend against using them. They are just not of the same quality and grade as the defined series.

EXTRA WARNING: Modding is against FFXIV TOS. You mod at your own risk. If you get caught your account could be banned. That said if you join a discord modding community or post pictures to twitter do not self identify. In other words do NOT share your in game name, server, data center or other identifying information that could get you caught. Hide your name in screenshots and remove the FFXIV watermark with reshade. The fastest way to get your account banned is to have everything about your account shared or openly visible on a list for all to see.