Ikaruga

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Ikaruga
Ikaruga cover
Developers
Treasure
Release dates
Windows February 18, 2014
Ikaruga guide at StrategyWiki
Ikaruga at Wikipedia

Key points

The PC version was released through Steam in 2014 and is reportedly based on the latest arcade release.
Uses Steam for global leaderboards, achievements and ability to upload and download replays.
The PC version uses analog movement for player's ship (similar to Xbox 360 version). The original digital movement is still available.
The August 2014 update added Appendix to the PC version, although some of the text in Soundtrack and Documents is missing unless switching game's language to Japanese

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\boot.txt

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
The game always uses a 90° vertical perspective by default, rotate the screen in the options for actual widescreen.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Set resolution to "Desktop"; maximum resolution is 1280x720 otherwise.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 4x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Turn on/off in boot.txt
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS and is tied to the game speed.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Set borderless fullscreen[1]
  1. Set the in-game video settings to full screen mode and desktop resolution.
  2. Install Special K by following the Unofficial Special K Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  3. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  4. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\game.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  5. Change ForceWindowed=false to ForceWindowed=true under [Display.Output].
  6. Change Borderless=false to Borderless=true under [Window.System].
  7. Change Fullscreen=false to Fullscreen=true.
  8. Change OverrideRes=0x0 to your desktop resolution (e.g. OverrideRes=1920x1080).

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, SFX
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See Mute on focus lost.

Mute on focus lost[edit]

Set mute in background[1]
  1. Install Special K by following the Unofficial Special K Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\game.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change Borderless=false to Borderless=true under [Window.System]
  5. Change MuteInBackground=false to MuteInBackground=true.
  6. Change OverrideRes=0x0 to your desktop resolution (e.g. OverrideRes=1920x1080).

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
The game has very few spoken lines which are not important to the story.
Japanese
The game has very few spoken lines which are not important to the story.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Shared single-controller mode also available.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[1]
  1. Install Special K by following the Unofficial Special K Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\game.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].
  5. Change Borderless=false to Borderless=true under [Window.System]
  6. Change OverrideRes=0x0 to your screen resolution (e.g. OverrideRes=1920x1080).

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
AMD Athlon 64 X2
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 512 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Verified by User:Keith on 2017-11-26