We have introduced a code of conduct. This change only codifies our existing rules, for any newcomers to read. All users are expected to abide by them.

The Last Remnant

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
The Last Remnant
The Last Remnant cover
Developers
Square Enix
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows March 24, 2009
The Last Remnant guide at StrategyWiki

Key points

Features a substantial host of improvements and additions over the Xbox 360 version.

General information

Official Website
Unofficial Wiki
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
GamersGate
Green Man Gaming
Steam
All versions require Steam.
A demo is available.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Edit .ini file
  1. Open RushEngine.ini
  2. Navigate to [FullScreenMovie] class on the bottom
  3. Write something after StartupMovies=StartupMovies=SQEX_UTECK_0
  4. Save

Decrease Texture Pop-in[edit]

Edit RushEngine.ini
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\The last remnant\RushGame\Config
  2. Copy the file RushEngine.ini to a safe location
  3. Now open the version located in its original location (%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\The last remnant\RushGame\Config) in a text editor
  4. Find the line [SystemSettings]
  5. Change the following lines:
    1. Change Trilinear=FALSE to Trilinear=TRUE
    2. Change bEnableHighPolyChars=FALSE to bEnableHighPolyChars=TRUE
    3. Change ParticleLODBias=0 to ParticleLODBias=-1
    4. Change MaxAnisotropy=4 to MaxAnisotropy=16
  6. Now find the line [TextureStreaming]
  7. Change the following lines:
    1. Change PoolSize=82 to PoolSize=158
    2. Change DropMipLevelsLimit=8 to DropMipLevelsLimit=16
    3. Change StopIncreasingLimit=6 to StopIncreasingLimit=12
    4. Change StopStreamingLimit=4 to StopStreamingLimit=7
    5. Change MinFudgeFactor=1 to MinFudgeFactor=0.5
    6. Change FudgeFactorIncreaseRateOfChange=0.7 to FudgeFactorIncreaseRateOfChange=0.5
    7. Change FudgeFactorDecreaseRateOfChange=-0.6 to FudgeFactorDecreaseRateOfChange=-0.4
    8. Change MinTimeToGuaranteeMinMipCount=2 to MinTimeToGuaranteeMinMipCount=0
    9. Change MaxTimeToGuaranteeMinMipCount=12 to MaxTimeToGuaranteeMinMipCount=0
    10. Change MaxTextureMipCount=13 to MaxTextureMipCount=11
  8. Save the file and open the game

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings (1/2).
In-game general settings (1/2).
In-game general settings (2/2).
In-game general settings (2/2).

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\The last remnant\RushGame\Config\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\The last remnant\RushGame\Save\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video/audio settings (1/2).
In-game general video/audio settings (1/2).
In-game general video/audio settings (2/2).
In-game general video/audio settings (2/2).
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios narrower than 16:9 are letterboxed.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Default is 4x; see Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced via Graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
In-game toggle between 30FPS, 60FPS and no caps.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Edit RushEngine.ini
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\The last remnant\RushGame\Config
  2. Copy the file RushInput.ini to a safe location
  3. Now open the version located in its original location (%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\The last remnant\RushGame\Config) in a text editor
  4. Find the line Engine.PlayerInput
  5. Append the following lines:
    Bindings=(Name="F10",Command="FOV 0")
    Bindings=(Name="F11",Command="FOV 75")
  6. The block should now end in the lines:
    Bindings=(Name="XboxTypeS_RightThumbstick",Command="")
    Bindings=(Name="F10",Command="FOV 0")
    Bindings=(Name="F11",Command="FOV 75")
  7. Save and launch the game, if something is wrong simply restore your backup copy of RushInput.ini

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

High quality AF[1]
  1. Open RushEngine.ini
  2. Navigate to [SystemSettings] class
  3. Set Trilinear=TRUE and MaxAnisotropy=16
  4. Save

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

How to enable Vsync
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\The last remnant\RushGame\Config
  2. Copy the file RushEngine.ini to a safe location
  3. Now open the version located in its original location (%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\The last remnant\RushGame\Config) in a text editor
  4. Find the line [SystemSettings]'
  5. Change the line UseVSync=FALSE to UseVSync=TRUE
  6. Save the file and open the game
Do not change bDisablePhysXHardwareSupport=True to bDisablePhysXHardwareSupport=False As the game freezes and won't respond until the value is set to True

Input settings[edit]

In-game keyboard settings.
In-game keyboard settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Primary and alternate mappings available.
Mouse acceleration
Enabled by default; see Mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Non-standard, uses mouse wheel instead of pointer.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Option is in the 'new game' menu.
Controller
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Option is in the 'new game' menu.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Mouse acceleration[edit]

Disable mouse acceleration
  1. Open RushInput.ini
  2. Set bEnableMouseSmoothing=false
  3. Save changes

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, BGM, SFX, Voice. Sliders are accessible just from the in-game menu
Surround sound
See Surround sound. Up to 7.1 output.[2]
Subtitles
Located in the 'new game' menu. In game, changed under Config menu.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be toggled

Surround sound[edit]

Edit RushEngine.ini
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\The last remnant\RushGame\Config
  2. Open RushEngine.ini in a text editor
  3. Change this part of the file:
[ALAudio.ALAudioDevice]
MaxChannels=64
UseEffectsProcessing=True
TimeBetweenHWUpdates=15
MinOggVorbisDurationGame=20
MinOggVorbisDurationEditor=4
DeviceName=GenericHardware
bSurroundMode=True
to
[ALAudio.ALAudioDevice]
MaxChannels=128
UseEffectsProcessing=True
TimeBetweenHWUpdates=15
MinOggVorbisDurationGame=20
MinOggVorbisDurationEditor=4
DeviceName=
bSurroundMode=True

Notes

Making changes to the in-game settings may cause DeviceName to revert to its original state upon exiting the game. If making changes to the in-game settings, consider checking RushEngine.ini for changes made to the DeviceName field and re-apply the above fix if necessary.
Use DirectSound Restoration Software[citation needed]

As an alternative to editing RushEngine.ini, follow the guide for DirectSound3D restoration software to restore surround sound functionality to The Last Remnant.

This method was tested with a Creative Labs X-Fi using the Creative ALchemy software.

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Spanish

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2 Vista SP1
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon X2 2.0 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.4 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1.5 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600
256 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce 8800
512 MB of VRAM

References

  1. HOW TO: Decrease texture pop-in (and other PC tweaks) - Steam Users' Forums
  2. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up