Q: Why am I being asked to sign in to use XIV-Hunt?
You are required to prove ownership
, via The Lodestone
, of the character your are reporting from, and thus you need a registered account to use XIV-Hunt.
Q: Does XIV-Hunt client utilize memory-scanning?
A: Yes. XIV-Hunt scans the memory of a FFXIV game process, to determine which character and monster entities are loaded. It also checks which world and instance the user is currently on. Additionaly, if you have chosen to have reports appear in your chat-box, XIV-Hunt will directly write the message to the memory of the FFXIV game process.
Q: Is there a ticket system for bug reports?
If you do not have a GitHub account you can send me an email
or contact me on Discord
Q: Does XIV-Hunt work with the Korean or Chinese version of FFXIV?
I am struggling to maintain support for the Korean version of FFXIV as I do not have reliable access to a Korean account. Chinese support is unknown.
XIV-Hunt specific strings are only partially translated to these languages, so contributions
Updates to FFXIV can break XIV-Hunt compatibility, and if you think this has happened with these versions of FFXIV please send me an email
or open an issue on GitHub
and I will see what I can do even though I do not own or primarily play these versions of FFXIV.
Q: Can I share a link, to someone, that takes them directly to the XIV-Hunt site for a specific world?
Q: Why do I sometimes see the message "You are currently not in an instanced area." in my chat?
A: XIV-Hunt does
/instance in an attempt to make sure that the improperly written chat message is displayed as soon as possible, and in the same place.
If there was no instance check, the message will only appear when the next real chat message is added, and it will appear in the same place. This makes it impossible to anticipate where, and when, the message, written by XIV-Hunt, will be displayed. It could likely end up in your battle tab where you would likely miss it.
Therefore, XIV-Hunt executes the
/instance function to make sure that the message, added by XIV-Hunt, is displayed as soon as possible, and in the same place, which is System Messages in this case. Although, the message will have the appearance of an Echo message.
This means that if you get the message "You are currently not in an instanced area." but no message from XIV-Hunt, another message probably took the hunt message, maybe to the battle tab. This is can happen when a lot of things are happening around you because most events will be noted, somewhere in your chat.
Q: Why did XIV-Hunt report a hunt so late that I could not reach it before it was dead?
A: XIV-Hunt relies on connected hunters, other XIV-Hunt users, on the same world as you, and each of them has the range roughly the size of the zoomed-out mini-map/compass for A and B ranks. The range is usually the whole zone for S ranks and FATEs.
If you got a late report, that means that someone else with XIV-Hunt did not reach within range of the hunt until then.
XIV-Hunt only knows as much as the crowd of its users.