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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Windows SIMS[1]
Publishers
XSEED
Marvelous
Release dates
Windows August 2, 2017
The Legend of Heroes
The Legend of Heroes IV: Akai Shizuku 2000
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 2004
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC 2006
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd 2007
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2017
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II 2018

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Shared executable with the Steam version of the game. Galaxy.dll shipped for achievements tracking.
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Shared executable with the GOG.com version of the game. Steam API shipped for achievements tracking. Can be played without Steam running.[2]
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\TrailsOfColdSteel1\settings
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/538680/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Falcom\ed8
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/538680/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External video settings.
External video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Game uses vertical FOV in configuration instead of horizontal FOV. Maximum: 70° (102° horizontal at 16:9)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Game is Borderless by default when "Fullscreen" selected in launcher. For exclusive fullscreen, you must edit settings.xml changing the "ScreenMode" to "FULLSCREEN" (Extra Note: User may require to disable the launcher on startup).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Can sometimes cause minor hiccups/issues due to timing on scripted cutscene sequences (may potentially cause softlocks under super rare circumstances in cutscenes, these however can be avoided by using the Turbo function).

Post-processing[edit]

Disable/modify post-process effects[3]
  1. Download Trails of Cold Steel 3D Vision Fix.
  2. Extract the contents to the installation folder.
  3. If you use Windows 10 (Creators Update onwards), open the compatibility tab of ed8.exe (or ed8jp.exe if you play with Japanese text) and check "Disable fullscreen optimizations".
  4. By default the game effects aren't modified. You can change the default state in the [Constants] section of d3dx.ini.

Input settings[edit]

External keyboard and mouse settings.
External keyboard and mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Only mouse buttons can be bound and used, there is no cursor.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Supports both horizontal and vertical inversion.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Launcher can be navigated using supported controllers (PS4 and XInput models).
Controller remapping
Controller remapping is partial and supports one custom controller binding to a specific preset number of actions on L2/LT or your controller's equivalent (release version also contained binding for R2/RT shared with "Turbo" function, this was removed on release day patch). Solutions such as Steam Big Picture may be alternatively used for remapping of keys sent to the game as an alternative.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Supports both horizontal and vertical inversion.
Additional information
Button prompts
Keyboard and Mouse prompts also available.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, Sound Effects, Voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Text heavy JRPG.
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
English dub has ~5000[4] more recorded voice lines than the Japanese original (14065 files). Voiceover audio only available for some scenes (typically key/important scenes).
Japanese

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 DirectX 11.2 if available (Depending on version of Windows).
Shader Model support 5
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Atom x7-Z8700 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 400
AMD Radeon HD 5000
Intel post-2012 series
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 5 support
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
AMD Radeon R9 280X

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>/538680/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (538680) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References