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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure

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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Windows Opus[1]
Publishers
Mastiff
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2015
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure guide at StrategyWiki
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure at Wikipedia

Key points

5 additional costumes from the PSP version have been removed.
Due to a bug introduced by Mastiff, unlocked costumes don't carry over to NG+.
Gameplay is locked to 30 FPS.
English version suffers from various typos, spelling, and translation errors. Can be fixed.

General information

Official site - Japanese
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\322290\remote\system.sav
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/322290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SaveData\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\322290\remote\gdata**.sav
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/322290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Most graphical settings, including AF and MSAA, do not work if Depth of Field and Back Buffer are enabled. However disabling back buffer does have side effect where main menu starts flickering, though is still usable.[2][3][4]
General settings.
General settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Highest supported resolution is 1920x1080.
If your resolution isn't offered, selecting a resolution above yours (i.e. 1920x1080 on a 1600x900 monitor) will make the game render at your resolution. If you have a larger than 1080p monitor the game will upscale the image.[5]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
See Increase Rendering Resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Settings menu has values 1x, 2x, 3x and 4x. These represent 2x, 4x, 8x and 16x values.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Nvidia users can follow this guide for better AA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
If v-sync is disabled in the game options, it can't be forced by third party software.[5]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Gameplay is capped at 30 FPS.

Increase Rendering Resolution[edit]

Play at resolutions higher than 1080p.
  1. Download dgVoodoo D3D9 Beta.
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and dgVoodoo.conf to <path-to-game>, where game.exe and gurumin.exe reside.
  3. Open the MS folder in the dgVoodoo zip and extract DDraw.dll, D3DImm.dll, D3D8.dll, and D3D9.dll to <path-to-game>, again where game.exe and gurumin.exe reside.
  4. Open dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  5. Make sure the Config folder / Running instance is set to <path-to-game>, it may already be there by default.
  6. In the General tab, set Adapter(s) to use / enable to your current graphics card, Appearance to Full Screen, and Scaling mode to Stretched, keep Aspect Ratio.
  7. In the DirectX tab, make sure Disable and passthru to real DirectX is unchecked, and set Resolution to Max. You can uncheck dgVoodoo Watermark if you wish.
  8. Click Apply and exit the program.

Input settings[edit]

Controller settings and rebinding.
Controller settings and rebinding.
Keyboard settings and rebinding.
Keyboard settings and rebinding.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Button prompts assume you are using default control scheme.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
New game name entry requires at least mouse input.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Deadzones are a bit lacking. See Controller deadzone fix.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Via button rebinding.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Generic DirectInput controllers are supported.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Partial. Ability to mute either all audio or just voices. Slider for music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
This mod replaces English audio with Japanese.

Issues fixed[edit]

Fix typos and other script errors[edit]

Download revised script files[6]
  1. Download Gurumin Script Fixes.zip.
  2. Backup map.itm in bin and all .itm files in 3dData before patching.
  3. Copy it to the installation folder.

Settings menu not activating on startup[edit]

Disable Big Picture Overlay[7]
  1. Open Steam's settings.
  2. Click on "In-Game".
  3. Uncheck "Use the Big Picture Overlay when using a Steam Input enabled controller from the desktop".

Controller deadzone fix[edit]

Use gurumin-pad[8]
  1. Download dinput8.dll.
  2. Copy it to the installation folder.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 3D accelerator compatible
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible

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>/322290/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (322290) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References