Square Enix has released the newest Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin update and it fixes the PC version’s most glaring issue.
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Update Highlight
There were complaints of a certain issue in the game where it would slow down the frame rate to an all-time low of 8fps. According to players, when they play the game on PC, and hair and fur textures are highly featured in a frame, the game would slow down a lot. This even prompted modders to release fixes that would make characters go bald in order to fix the issue to a certain extent. It worked, but that just destroyed the immersion.
After two long months since its launch, a new Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin update got released and one of the highlights was fixing the hair problem. The “models for hair and fur associated with important characters” finally got revised in order to improve the performance of the game. It may sound ridiculous to some, but this fix made it all better, making the game finally playable without mods.
Other Improvements, Fixes and More
Aside from the “hair fix”, Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin update added a Battle Simulator. It allows players to test out their new jobs and equipment. There were also some adjustments to the anti-aliasing algorithms in order to remove jaggies. Settings to Optimize Equipment got adjusted, maximum inventory limits got increased, and many more fixes and improvements.
Full Patch Notes
Check out the full patch notes below:
▼Applicable to PlayStation®5 / PlayStation®4 / Xbox Series X|S / Epic Games Store Adjustments: • Anti-aliasing algorithms have been adjusted to mitigate the occurrance of “jaggies.” *Similar adjustments for Xbox One to be implemented at a later date.
▼Applicable to All Platforms Added Functionality: • The side mission “Battle Simulator” has been added to the “???” location in the south of Cornelia. This side mission can be used to try out jobs, equipment, and abilities you have obtained. • A feature to adjust the display of ally effects has been added to System Settings. This setting can be used to hide certain visual effects of allies. • A “Confirm Equipment Optimization” category has been added to System Settings. This setting can be used to enable a confirmation screen before implementing the set determined by Optimize Equipment. • An “Ally Battle Sets Only” category has been added to Optimize Equipment in System Settings.
Adjustments: • The amount of anima crystals that can be acquired in CHAOS difficulty missions has been adjusted. • The inventory limit for crafting materials, anima shards, and anima crystals has been revised to 9,999. • Follow-up attacks after using soul shield are now directed at the lock-on target. • Models for hair and fur associated with important characters have been revised to improve performance. • Cubes have been added to the following side missions: • Ebon Memories: The Tragic Cynic • Ebon Memories: The Truthseeker • Ebon Memories: The Yearner • Ebon Memories: The Power-Hungry • Ebon Memories: The Guided
• Visibility has been improved within the “???” field location north of the Chaos Shrine. • When entering a room during multiplayer and the mission could not be joined due to reasons such as the host being engaged in a boss battle, the mission can now be joined automatically after finishing preparations.