Final Fantasy XIV

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Saika Darkmoon aka Kylie

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About this mod

More than 1000 textures processed trough an advanced method of upscaling and enhancing the source material.
Includes the latest hair files for every playable race and gender and primary NPCs such as Thancred and Minfillia.

Permissions and credits

Hair Defined is The complete Hair overhaul for FFXIV.

Hair Defined replaces the vanilla hair, eyelashes, eyebrows and beard textures for FFXIV for ever race and gender.
Hair Defined was made and developed in partnership with my wife Sofie, aka Dricent.
Hair Defined is designed to be a "Must Have" for any FFXIV fan willing to dive into some basic modding.

Hair Defined changes the base vanilla hair textures in the game which repeat constantly especially in high population areas like Limsa Lominsa's main square. Performance degradation is expected on a minimal level in highly populated areas, but Not 24 man raids.

4GB VRAM GPU, 8GB system RAM, and a HDD that can keep up 80mbps(reads) is required.
  • Slow HDDs will crash the game not being able to load these textures in fast enough and the game freaks out.
  • Not enough VRAM or RAM will lead to major performance issues or crashing.

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 my Hair Defined pack however you like.
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~

What's the point of this mod exactly?
  • The point of Hair Defined is to fix mistakes, Offer better graphics and try to fix the "Pixelation" artifacts that hair tends to get. An example of this
    horrible artifacting is shown here.

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.

Why should I use this instead of 2K Hairlift?
  • 2K Hairlift is outdated, Huge and generally looks worse. Please check comparisons in the mod previews.

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 hair 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 DeepLearning AI API's and technology
Dricent for assisting in the methodology development of this mod series, Assisting in importing, exporting and converting textures and more.