When opening TexTools for the first time, the application will try to automatically detect the install location of the game.
If it find the install location, you will get the following message, with the directory it found:
Once you’ve clicked on Yes, or selected your ffxiv folder, the application will open.
The items obtained from the game files will appear in a categorized list, and in alphabetical order.
Typing more than 3 letters in the search box will automatically start to filter the list.
Texture Map Selection
Use the drop-down menu to select a texture map to view. It will have all available textures for the selected item, and the items icon if it is available.
Color channels can be changed with the checkboxes on the top right hand corner of the view.
This is very useful since the game uses Channel Packing for its textures.
More Info here:
3D Model Tab
Race and Mesh selection
Use the drop-down menus to select from the list of available Races and Meshes available for that item.
Most male races uses Hyur Midlander Male model.
Most female races use Hyur Midlander Female model.
Full Range of Motion
The model viewer offers a full range of motion to view the model inside and out.
Keyboard Shortcuts for their respective side
F - Front B - Back
L - Left R - Right
U - Up D - Down
Ctrl+R - Reset
Transparency - makes the gear semi-transparent
Reflection - Changes the Specular amount
Lighting- Cycle through light changes
This will reapply the texture on the model, mostly useful after the texture has been updated and you want to see the difference on the model.
The Menu Bar
This will show you the current mods you have imported, with a preview if it is a texture
You may enable, disable, or delete the mods directly from this list.
If the mod has a green border it is Enabled.
if the mod has a red border it is Disabled.
Disable All Mods – Disables all the currently active mods.
Re-Enable All Mods – Enables all mods that are in the ModList.
This tool will allow you to search several categories by the models ID
You can change the default directories TexTools uses here.
Save All DDS
This will save all of the selected items textures as DDS files.
This setting will change the body texture of gear to match the selected race.
Check For Problems
This will check for the most common issues when something goes wrong, and suggest a fix if it finds anything.
Start Over – This is like a “Restart” button. All mods are removed, and files cleaned.
Report Bug – This will take you to the Bug Reporting website, you may also leave suggestions.
Tutorials – This will take you to the Tutorials Website.
This window shows information about TexTools, including the current version and a link to the website.
It also includes a PayPal donation button if you'd like to donate.
You can switch between different languages for the application here.
Not everything is translated, if you'd like to help with translation let me know.
Mod Repos Menu
This links to the two most common repositories of mods for the game.
You can click on DX Version in the status bar to change between DX9 and DX11 versions of textures.
DX9 and DX11 Versions do not make a difference for anything else.