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Latest revision as of 00:39, 14 August 2020

Sakura Wars
Sakura Wars cover
Developers
Red Entertainment
Sega
Jupiter
Neverland
Sammy Corporation
Publishers
Sega
Dysin Interactive
AcerTWP
Tian Ren Hu Dong
Akella
Release dates
Windows August 18, 2000
Reception
IGDB TBD
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Cinematic camera, Isometric
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure, Strategy, Visual novel
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy, Japan, Romance, Steampunk
Series Sakura Wars
Sakura Wars on HowLongToBeat
Sakura Wars on IGDB
Sakura Wars on MobyGames
Sakura Wars on Wikipedia

Sakura Wars
Sakura Wars 2000
Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die 2001
Sakura Wars 3: Is Paris Burning? 2003
Sakura Wars 4: Fall in Love, Maidens 2005

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
This game is not playable in English (see Localizations for supported languages).

Sakura Wars is a singleplayer cinematic camera and isometric adventure, strategy and visual novel game in the Sakura Wars series.

It was released as Sakura Taisen (サクラ大戦) on September 27, 1996 for Sega Saturn console, and later on May 25, 2000 for DreamCast console in Japan. PC received port from DreamCast and released on August 18, 2000 in Japan while China and Taiwan version was released on August 18, 2001 as Ying Hua Da Zhan (Simplified Chinese: 樱花大战, Traditional Chinese: 櫻花大戰). An updated port for Windows XP compatibility was released on February 20, 2003 in Japan. The game was ported to PlayStation 2 on February 27, 2003, while PlayStation Portable released as Sakura Wars 1 + 2 combo pack on March 9, 2006. The only western release of Sakura Wars was made available in Russian version knows as Voyny Sakury (Войны Сакуры) on January 11, 2006. A PC Premium Edition, which includes all first four games of the Sakura Wars series with updated higher resolution FMVs and sprites compared to the original releases was released on September 21, 2006, while the DVD version of Sakura Wars which the Premium Edition used was sold separately on January 25, 2007.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 4.60 DRM[Note 1] disc check (DVD Edition) StarForce 4.50.006.012. DRM disc check (Russian release)
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Version differences[edit]

Game data[edit]

General options menu
General options menu

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE\key.dat[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE\INDEX.DAT[Note 2]

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
No resolution options. Runs at 640x480.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
In-game hub sections and non-FMV Sequences are capped at 60 FPS. Cursor updates at a lower rate.[3]
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard input options menu
Keyboard input options menu
Controller input options menu
Controller input options menu

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music is always set to on, only Sound can be turned on/off.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Japanese
Russian
Russian retail version only

Issues unresolved[edit]

First Edition runs without correct texture color on Windows 10[edit]

The game loads properly, but unable to display any pictures aside cutscenes, even with compatibility set.

Poor framepacing on newer CPUs and operating systems[edit]

In-game performance is very inconsistent and can rapidly fluctuate.[4]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

First Edition[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 640 x 480 16-bit resolution
DirectX 7 compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM drive

XP Compatible Pack Edition[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.4 GB
Video card (GPU) 640 x 480 16-bit resolution
8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM drive

Premium Edition and DVD Edition[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.4 GB
Video card (GPU) 640 x 480 16-bit resolution
8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound compatible
Other 4x DVD-ROM drive

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  2. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  3. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-26
    Tested with Premium Edition using Rivatuner and by using mouse controls, and controller.
  4. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-26
    Tested using FPS overlay with frametime graph.