BANZAI PECAN: The Last Hope for the Young Century

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BANZAI PECAN: The Last Hope for the Young Century
BANZAI PECAN: The Last Hope for the Young Century cover
Developers
SERIOUS IMPACT WORKS
Publishers
Zanza Studios
Engines
Clickteam Fusion
Release dates
Windows August 6, 2012

Key points

The game does not save settings nor key bindings and resets them every time upon launching the game.
Poor optimization with random slowdowns; rebooting your computer may fix it.
Controller layout is only designed for Logitech Dual Action or similar controllers[1] and buttons cannot be remapped.[2]

General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
DRM-free version no longer available.
A demo is available on Steam and official website.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
Despite creating files called options, score, and bpgamedata.sav under <path-to-game>, these files do nothing and serve no purpose.[3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\
Steam

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General options.
General options.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Locked in a resolution of 1000x600. However, due to the arbitrary resolution, the screen is rendered into a 4:3 aspect-ratio in fullscreen unless you change the fullscreen scaling settings to Fullscreen under your GPU's control panel.[4]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D game.
Windowed
Only enabled through the fullscreen start-up screen or options menu.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Not possible to due low resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Previously featured before the v1.3 update and caused greater performance issues despite running in windowed mode only prior to the update.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Key remapping menu.
Key remapping menu.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
The taunt button (bound to A before the v1.3 update or P after the update) cannot be remapped.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse not used at all.
Controller
Controller support
Automatically switches inputs to plugged controller.
Full controller support
Pausing the game or skipping cutscenes requires pressing Enter.
Controller remapping
Uses a button layout based on a Logitech Dual Action or similar controller and cannot be remapped. Using any other controller will result in buttons being in the wrong placement.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Game references buttons by number.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound
Surround sound
Subtitles
In-game dialogue is text-based.
Closed captions
Combat chatter not subtitled.
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues unresolved[edit]

Low frame-rate[edit]

The game may sometimes run in a low frame-rate, and even if your hardware meets the recommended requirements, the game may not run in the proper speed. Rebooting the computer may address this issue but it is not guaranteed to remedy the performance issues entirely.[5]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz dual-core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT, AMD Redeon X
DirectX 9.0 compatible
DirectX 11 compatible
Controller A Logitech gamepad is recommended

References

  1. No Controls. At All. :: BANZAI PECAN: The Last Hope For the Young Century General Discussions, a reply from the developer
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2016-03-16
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2014-09-27
  4. Fullscreen mode in 4:3? - Steam Community Discussions
  5. Low FPS - Steam Community Discussions