Dalamud FAQ

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Q: How do I install/enable plugins?

Not sure how to install plugins? Just type /xlplugins in-game after you see that the in-game hook has loaded.

Q: How do I enable plugin test builds?

  1. Type /xlsettings in game.
  2. Go to the Experimental tab.
  3. Click the checkbox for Get plugin testing builds.
  4. Click Save / Save and Close.

For troubleshooting, please keep questions/comments/issues in the plugin-testing channel on our Discord server.

Q: What is the command for <insert plugin here>?

Plugins will list their command(s) from the plugin installer window (/xlplugins). The command /xlhelp will print all commands in your chat.

Q: How can I access Dalamud if I play with a controller?

You can toggle the controller mode with Left Bumper and clicking in Left Stick (L1 and L3) allowing you to navigate among the Dalamud UI.

In this mode you can also open and close the Plugin Installer with Right Stick (R3).

Q: How do I turn Dalamud Staging on or off?

In game (if you can still launch)

  1. Type /xldev in game.
  2. Click on the Dalamud menu on the top of the screen.
  3. Select/unselect the settings as wanted.
  4. Relaunch the game.

Out of game (when you get crashes)

  1. Close the game.
  2. Go to %AppData%\XIVLauncher\ and open dalamudConfig.json in your text editor of choice.
  3. Go to the line that says "DalamudBetaKey":. Change the value to "BETAKEYHERE" to enable Dalamud Staging, and null (no quotes) to disable Dalamud Staging.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Launch the game.

Q: How do I reset dalamud/plugin window locations?

  1. Close the game.
  2. Go to %AppData%\XIVLauncher\.
  3. Delete dalamudUI.ini.
  4. Start the game.

Q: How do I manually delete plugins?

  1. Close the game and XIVLauncher.
  2. Go to %AppData%\XIVLauncher\installedPlugins.
  3. Remove the folder[s] for the plugin[s].
  4. Go to %AppData%\XIVLauncher\devPlugins.
  5. Remove all manually installed plugins. (Check if they have a third party repo, or reinstall them later.)
  6. Start the game.

Q: Why can’t I find a plugin?

Plugins often have to be updated for new patches. Please be patient if it’s only been a few days or weeks - the plugin will often return. There are no estimates nor SLAs, and are subject to the developer’s time/interest/motivation. You can view this site to see which plugins are currently available.

Q: I get an error message when trying to install/update/disable a plugin

Please give us more information so we can help troubleshoot why this is happening to you.

Q: Reshade and its variants don’t work or Dalamud UI fails

  1. Go to (your game installation folder)\game.
  2. Make sure the game is closed.
  3. If there is a file called d3d11.dll or dinput8.dll, rename it to dxgi.dll.
  4. Relaunch the game.

If this doesn’t help, please contact us in our Discord server.

Q: How do I fix plugins that rely on Dalamud provided opcodes?

Certain plugins and features (Universalis updates, PennyPincher, and more) require knowing about the FFXIV client’s current opcodes. These change every patch and can sometimes take more time to sort out before a Dalamud update for a new patch is ready.

If you need to refresh your opcode information after it was updated, please relaunch the game. Dalamud will check for updated definitions when it is launched.

Q: All my plugins basically stopped working

There can be a number of things causing this, and we’ll need to get more information from you!

If possible, please join our Discord server and ask in our support channels. We’ll probably need your output.log and/or dalamud.log file to investigate the cause.

It is also helpful to know if you have any additional addons/injectors/mods such as ReShade/GShade, RivaTuner/RTSS/MSI Afterburner, any on-screen-displays/overlays, or mods installed via TexTools, as these can also contribute to crashing or conflicts.

Do not expect XL/Dalamud/Plugin updates on patch day releases

Please remember that many of the developers have school/jobs/both and live across a variety of time zones. Things will be updated when they can be. The notion that “XL could be gone at any time” still exists.

Remember the patches, no matter how small, can break plugins

If you’re experiencing crashes once Dalamud is whitelisted for a patch, you will want to disable/delete plugins and wait for updates.

Plugins that rely on opcodes may take a little longer than ones ones that rely on hooks in some cases, but it ultimately depends on how much the FFXIV client changed.

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