Grandia II Anniversary Edition

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Grandia II Anniversary Edition
Grandia II Anniversary Edition cover
Developers
Original game Game Arts
Anniversary Edition SkyBox Labs
Publishers
GungHo Online Entertainment
Release dates
Windows August 24, 2015
Grandia II Anniversary Edition at Wikipedia
Grandia
Grandia II 2002
Grandia Online 2009
Grandia II Anniversary Edition 2015
Grandia HD Remaster 2018

For the original release, see Grandia II.

Key points

Updated version of Grandia II featuring improved textures, lighting and shadows, the original Japanese voice option and an additional difficulty level.
Audio files are poor quality with a lower average bitrate compared to previous versions of the game. See HQ Music Mod for a fix.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/330390/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\saves\GRANDIA2_###.VMS
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/330390/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Essential improvements[edit]

HQ Music Mod[edit]

HQ Music Mod[1]
  1. Download the mod here
  2. If playing with English audio, files will belong in <path-to-game>/Data/Sound
  3. If playing with Japanese audio, files will belong in <path-to-game>/Data/Sound_n
  4. Backup the entire /Sound or Sound_n folder somewhere. You don't have to, if you need to revert the entire thing, you can just re-verify the files.
  5. Drag and drop the contents of the OGG folder to the /Sound or Sound_n folder
  6. Refer to the ReadME or download page for additional instructions for noted optional files.

HD Interface Mod[edit]

leandroeidi's HD Mod[2]
  1. Download the mod here
  2. Make a backup of your <path-to-game>\data\afs folder. This mod will overwrite many files in there and you should keep a backup to make it possible to undo everything.
  3. Copy the data folder to <path-to-game>

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Pillarboxed 4:3. Native 4:3 option is broken, as it doesn't actually use the selected resolution unless "keep aspect ratio" is checked.[3]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Enabled by default. Can be reduced or improved through the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS. Battles can be run in 60 FPS.[4]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Speech, Sound Effects, Footsteps, Ambience
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Russian
Pirate's translation by Vector, download

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8
Processor (CPU) 2.5 GHz Dual Core 2.5 GHz Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 200 Series
ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series
Intel HD 3000 Series
DirectX 10 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 4850
Intel HD 4000 Series

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/330390/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (330390) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References