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{{Infobox game
 
{{Infobox game
 
|title        = SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris
 
|title        = SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris
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{{Infobox game/row/publisher|Bandai Namco Entertainment}}
 
{{Infobox game/row/publisher|Bandai Namco Entertainment}}
 
|engines      =  
 
|engines      =  
 +
{{Infobox game/row/engine|PhyreEngine|ref=<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Fayaine|date=2020-07-16|comment=Using Special K and its thread widget reveals a bunch of PhyreEngineWorkerThread threads being used.}}</ref>}}
 
|release dates=  
 
|release dates=  
 
{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|July 9, 2020}}
 
{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|July 9, 2020}}
 +
|reception    =
 +
{{Infobox game/row/reception|Metacritic|sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris|rating}}
 +
{{Infobox game/row/reception|OpenCritic|link|rating}}
 +
{{Infobox game/row/reception|IGDB|link|rating}}
 +
|taxonomy    =
 +
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/monetization|DLC}}
 +
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/microtransactions|Cosmetic, Currency, Loot box}}
 +
{{Development:Infobox game/row/taxonomy/modes|Singleplayer, Multiplayer}}
 +
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/pacing|Real-time}}
 +
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/perspectives|Third-person, First-person}}
 +
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/controls|Direct control}}
 +
{{Development:Infobox game/row/taxonomy/genres| ARPG, Open world, JRPG, Visual novel}}
 +
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/art styles|Anime}}
 +
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/themes|Fantasy}}
 +
{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/series|Sword Art Online}}
 
|steam appid  = 1009290
 
|steam appid  = 1009290
 
|steam appid side  =  
 
|steam appid side  =  
 
|gogcom id    =  
 
|gogcom id    =  
|strategywiki = Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris
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|official site= https://en.bandainamcoent.eu/sword-art-online/sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris
 +
|hltb        =
 +
|igdb        = sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris
 +
|mobygames    =
 +
|strategywiki = Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris
 
|wikipedia    =  
 
|wikipedia    =  
 
|winehq      =  
 
|winehq      =  
 
}}
 
}}
{{Series|Sword Art Online}}
+
 
 +
{{Development:Introduction}}
  
 
'''General information'''
 
'''General information'''
{{mm}} [https://en.bandainamcoent.eu/sword-art-online/sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris Official website]
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{{mm}} [https://steamcommunity.com/app/1009290/discussions/ Steam Community Discussions]
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
 
{{Availability|
 
{{Availability|
{{Availability/row| Gamesplanet | sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris-month-1-edition-steam-key--4480-1 | Steam | | | Windows }}
+
{{Availability/row| Publisher | https://store.bandainamcoent.eu/eu/product/601907/sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris-pc-download | Steam | [https://store.bandainamcoent.eu/eu/product/601964/sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris-deluxe-edition-pc-download Deluxe Edition] also available. | | Windows }}
{{Availability/row| GMG | sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris-pc | Steam | | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Gamesplanet | 4480-1 | Steam | {{store link|Gamesplanet|4480-1|Deluxe Month 1 Edition}} also available. | | Windows }}
{{Availability/row| Humble | sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris | Steam | | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| GMG | sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris-pc | Steam | {{store link|GMG|sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris-deluxe-pc|Deluxe Edition}} also available. | | Windows }}
{{Availability/row| Steam | 1009290 | Steam | | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Humble | sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris | Steam | {{store link|Humble|sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris-deluxe-edition|Deluxe Edition}} also available. | | Windows }}
 +
{{Availability/row| Steam | 1009290 | Steam | Deluxe Month 1 Edition also available. | | Windows }}
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
{{DLC|
 +
{{DLC/row| Premium Pass || Windows }}
 +
{{DLC/row| Warmaid Outfit | Only available on the Bandai Namco website. | Windows }}
 +
{{DLC/row| Design Contest Costumes | Only available as part of the Month 1 Edition. | Windows }}
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
===Microtransactions===
 +
{{Microtransactions
 +
|boost              =
 +
|cosmetic            = Skins, Emotes and Weapon skins for the characters.
 +
|currency            = SAO coins.
 +
|finite spend        =
 +
|infinite spend      =
 +
|free-to-grind      =
 +
|loot box            = "Cube" System working as a Loot box.
 +
|player trading      =
 +
|time-limited        =
 +
|unlock              =
 
}}
 
}}
  
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===Configuration file(s) location===
 
===Configuration file(s) location===
 
{{Game data|
 
{{Game data|
{{Game data/config|Windows|}}
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{{Game data/config|Windows|{{p|localappdata}}\sao_al\userdata\GRPCFG.bin}}
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===Save game data location===
 
===Save game data location===
 
{{Game data|
 
{{Game data|
{{Game data/saves|Windows|}}
+
{{Game data/saves|Windows|{{P|steam}}\userdata\{{P|uid}}\1009290\remote}}
 
}}
 
}}
  
==Video settings==
+
===[[Glossary:Save game cloud syncing|Save game cloud syncing]]===
{{Video settings
+
{{Save game cloud syncing
 +
|discord                =
 +
|discord notes          =
 +
|epic games store      =
 +
|epic games store notes =
 +
|gog galaxy            =
 +
|gog galaxy notes      =
 +
|origin                =
 +
|origin notes          =
 +
|steam cloud            = true
 +
|steam cloud notes      =
 +
|uplay                  =
 +
|uplay notes            =
 +
|xbox cloud            =
 +
|xbox cloud notes      =
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
==Video==
 +
{{Image|SAO Alicization Lycoris Graphics Settings.png|Graphics settings}}
 +
{{Video
 
|wsgf link                  =  
 
|wsgf link                  =  
 
|widescreen wsgf award      =  
 
|widescreen wsgf award      =  
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|widescreen resolution      = true
 
|widescreen resolution      = true
 
|widescreen resolution notes=  
 
|widescreen resolution notes=  
|multimonitor              = unknown
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|multimonitor              = false
|multimonitor notes        =  
+
|multimonitor notes        = <ref>{{Refcheck|user=Fayaine|date=2020-07-10|comment=Tested at 5760x1080 custom resolution.}}</ref>
|ultrawidescreen            = unknown
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|ultrawidescreen            = false
|ultrawidescreen notes      =  
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|ultrawidescreen notes      = {{term|Pillarboxed}} to 16:9.<br>{{term|Stretched}} on non-16:9 resolutions when "'''Maintain Aspect Ratio'''" is set to "Off".<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Fayaine|date=2020-07-10|comment=Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution.}}</ref>
|4k ultra hd                = unknown
+
|4k ultra hd                = true
|4k ultra hd notes          =  
+
|4k ultra hd notes          = <ref>{{Refcheck|user=Fayaine|date=2020-07-10|comment=Tested at 3840x2060 custom resolution.}}</ref>
|fov                        = unknown
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|fov                        = limited
|fov notes                  =  
+
|fov notes                  = Referred to as "'''Camera Range'''" in Camera Settings.<br>Limited to three presets that cannot be adjusted.
|windowed                  = unknown
+
|windowed                  = true
 
|windowed notes            =  
 
|windowed notes            =  
|borderless windowed        = unknown
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|borderless windowed        = true
|borderless windowed notes  =  
+
|borderless windowed notes  = Exclusive fullscreen also supported.
|anisotropic                = unknown
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|anisotropic                = true
|anisotropic notes          =  
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|anisotropic notes          = Off, x2, x4, x8 and x16 available.
|antialiasing              = unknown
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|antialiasing              = limited
|antialiasing notes        =  
+
|antialiasing notes        = On/Off toggle only.
|vsync                      = unknown
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|vsync                      = true
|vsync notes                =  
+
|vsync notes                = Enabling both vsync and exclusive fullscreen forces a 60 FPS cap regardless of the display refresh rate.<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Fayaine|date=2020-07-10|comment=Tested with a custom 1080p resolution with 50 Hz. Borderless windowed does Vsync correctly to the set refresh rate.}}</ref>
|60 fps                    = unknown
+
|60 fps                    = true
 
|60 fps notes              =  
 
|60 fps notes              =  
|120 fps                    = unknown
+
|120 fps                    = true
|120 fps notes              =  
+
|120 fps notes              = An optional 30 FPS cap is also available.
|hdr                        = unknown
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|hdr                        = false
 
|hdr notes                  =  
 
|hdr notes                  =  
|color blind                = unknown
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|color blind                = false
 
|color blind notes          =  
 
|color blind notes          =  
 
}}
 
}}
  
==Input settings==
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==Input==
{{Input settings
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{{Image|SAO Alicization Lycoris Keyboard Bindings.png|Keyboard bindings}}
|key remap                = unknown
+
{{Input
 +
|key remap                = true
 
|key remap notes          =  
 
|key remap notes          =  
|acceleration option      = unknown
+
|acceleration option      = false
 
|acceleration option notes =  
 
|acceleration option notes =  
|mouse sensitivity        = unknown
+
|mouse sensitivity        = false
 
|mouse sensitivity notes  =  
 
|mouse sensitivity notes  =  
|mouse menu                = unknown
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|mouse menu                = true
 
|mouse menu notes          =  
 
|mouse menu notes          =  
|invert mouse y-axis      = unknown
+
|invert mouse y-axis      = false
 
|invert mouse y-axis notes =  
 
|invert mouse y-axis notes =  
 
|touchscreen              = unknown
 
|touchscreen              = unknown
 
|touchscreen notes        =  
 
|touchscreen notes        =  
|controller support        = unknown
+
|controller support        = true
 
|controller support notes  =  
 
|controller support notes  =  
|full controller          = unknown
+
|full controller          = true
 
|full controller notes    =  
 
|full controller notes    =  
|controller remap          = unknown
+
|controller remap          = true
 
|controller remap notes    =  
 
|controller remap notes    =  
|controller sensitivity    = unknown
+
|controller sensitivity    = limited
|controller sensitivity notes=  
+
|controller sensitivity notes= Referred to as "'''Camera Rotation Speed'''" in Camera Settings.<br>Limited to three presets that cannot be adjusted.
|invert controller y-axis  = unknown
+
|invert controller y-axis  = true
 
|invert controller y-axis notes=  
 
|invert controller y-axis notes=  
|xinput controllers        = unknown
+
|xinput controllers        = true
 
|xinput controllers notes  =  
 
|xinput controllers notes  =  
|xbox prompts              = unknown
+
|xbox prompts              = true
 
|xbox prompts notes        =  
 
|xbox prompts notes        =  
 
|impulse triggers          = unknown
 
|impulse triggers          = unknown
 
|impulse triggers notes    =  
 
|impulse triggers notes    =  
|dualshock 4              = unknown
+
|dualshock 4              = true
 
|dualshock 4 notes        =  
 
|dualshock 4 notes        =  
|dualshock prompts        = unknown
+
|dualshock prompts        = true
 
|dualshock prompts notes  =  
 
|dualshock prompts notes  =  
|light bar support        = unknown
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|light bar support        = false
 
|light bar support notes  =  
 
|light bar support notes  =  
|dualshock 4 modes        = unknown
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|dualshock 4 modes        = Wired, wireless
 
|dualshock 4 modes notes  =  
 
|dualshock 4 modes notes  =  
 
|tracked motion controllers= unknown
 
|tracked motion controllers= unknown
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|other button prompts      = unknown
 
|other button prompts      = unknown
 
|other button prompts notes=  
 
|other button prompts notes=  
|controller hotplug        = unknown
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|controller hotplug        = true
 
|controller hotplug notes  =  
 
|controller hotplug notes  =  
|haptic feedback          = unknown
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|haptic feedback          = true
 
|haptic feedback notes    =  
 
|haptic feedback notes    =  
|simultaneous input        = unknown
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|simultaneous input        = true
 
|simultaneous input notes  =  
 
|simultaneous input notes  =  
 
|steam input api          = unknown
 
|steam input api          = unknown
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}}
 
}}
  
==Audio settings==
+
<gallery>
{{Audio settings
+
SAO Alicization Lycoris Gamepad Settings.png|Gamepad settings (DualShock 4 layout)
|separate volume          = unknown
+
SAO Alicization Lycoris Gamepad Settings (Xbox).png|Gamepad settings<br>(Xbox One layout)
|separate volume notes    =  
+
SAOALCameraOptions.png|Camera settings
|surround sound          = unknown
+
</gallery>
|surround sound notes    =  
+
 
|subtitles                = unknown
+
==Audio==
 +
{{Image|SAO Alicization Lycoris Sound Settings.png|Audio settings}}
 +
{{Audio
 +
|separate volume          = true
 +
|separate volume notes    = Sliders for BGM, SFX, Event Voice, Voice SFX and Movie Volume as well as Environmental Sounds.<br>Event BGM Volume is limited to three presets that cannot be adjusted.
 +
|surround sound          = false
 +
|surround sound notes    = Stereo only.<ref>{{Refcheck|user=MasterBlaster|date=2020-07-10|comment=Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.}}</ref>
 +
|subtitles                = true
 
|subtitles notes          =  
 
|subtitles notes          =  
|closed captions          = unknown
+
|closed captions          = false
 
|closed captions notes    =  
 
|closed captions notes    =  
|mute on focus lost      = unknown
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|mute on focus lost      = always on
 
|mute on focus lost notes =  
 
|mute on focus lost notes =  
 
|eax support              =  
 
|eax support              =  
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{{L10n/switch
 
{{L10n/switch
 
|language  = English
 
|language  = English
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Simplified Chinese
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Traditional Chinese
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = French
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = German
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Italian
 
|interface = true
 
|interface = true
 
|audio    = false
 
|audio    = false
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{{L10n/switch
 
{{L10n/switch
 
|language  = Japanese
 
|language  = Japanese
|interface = false
+
|interface = true
 
|audio    = true
 
|audio    = true
|subtitles = false
+
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Korean
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Brazilian Portuguese
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Russian
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
}}
 +
{{L10n/switch
 +
|language  = Spanish
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 
|notes    =  
 
|notes    =  
 
|fan      =  
 
|fan      =  
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|local play modes    =  
 
|local play modes    =  
 
|local play notes    =  
 
|local play notes    =  
|lan play            = unknown
+
|lan play            = false
 
|lan play players    =  
 
|lan play players    =  
 
|lan play modes      =  
 
|lan play modes      =  
 
|lan play notes      =  
 
|lan play notes      =  
|online play          = false
+
|online play          = true
|online play players  =  
+
|online play players  = 4
|online play modes    =  
+
|online play modes    = Co-op
 
|online play notes    =  
 
|online play notes    =  
 
|asynchronous        =  
 
|asynchronous        =  
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|udp  =  
 
|udp  =  
 
|upnp =  
 
|upnp =  
 +
}}
 +
 +
==Issues unresolved==
 +
===Misaligned bloom effect===
 +
The bloom effect may cause a misaligned phantom green residual image of the bloom effect. No known solution is available.<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Tamodolo|date=2020-07-11|comment=Tested in native 1440p resolution.}}</ref>
 +
 +
==Issues resolved==
 +
===Stutter and frame drops related to Easy Anti-Cheat===
 +
There are two ways to avoid this problem:
 +
 +
{{Fixbox|description=Block Easy Anti Cheat from starting with the game|ref=<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Tamodolo|date=2020-07-11|comment=Changed the name of the actual Launch_Game.exe to Launch_Game1.exe. This is enough for keeping it from start.}}</ref>|fix=
 +
* Go into the <code>{{P|game}}</code> folder. Change the "'''sao_al.exe'''" name to "'''Launch_Game.exe'''".
 +
}}
 +
 +
{{Fixbox|description=Keep EAC from using too much resourse|ref=<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Tamodolo|date=2020-07-11|comment=This solution can still cause some fps drops but is fairly better than doing nothing.}}</ref>|fix=
 +
* After the game start set thread affinity of easyanticheat process to just one core.
 +
* This could cause the game to soft lock if screen mode is set to Fullscreen.
 +
* This won't change online capability.
 
}}
 
}}
  
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===API===
 
===API===
 
{{API
 
{{API
|direct3d versions      =  
+
|direct3d versions      = 11
 
|direct3d notes        =  
 
|direct3d notes        =  
 
|directdraw versions    =  
 
|directdraw versions    =  
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|shader model versions  =  
 
|shader model versions  =  
 
|shader model notes    =  
 
|shader model notes    =  
|windows 32-bit exe    = unknown
+
|windows 32-bit exe    = false
 
|windows 64-bit exe    = true
 
|windows 64-bit exe    = true
 
|windows exe notes      =  
 
|windows exe notes      =  
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|linux 64-bit executable=  
 
|linux 64-bit executable=  
 
|linux executable notes =  
 
|linux executable notes =  
 +
}}
 +
 +
===Middleware===
 +
{{Middleware
 +
|physics          = Havok
 +
|physics notes    =
 +
|audio            = Criware
 +
|audio notes      =
 +
|interface        =
 +
|interface notes  =
 +
|input            =
 +
|input notes      =
 +
|cutscenes        = Criware
 +
|cutscenes notes  =
 +
|multiplayer      = Steamworks
 +
|multiplayer notes=
 +
|anticheat        = Easy Anti-Cheat
 +
|anticheat notes  = Can be disabled by changing the game's .exe name.
 
}}
 
}}
  
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|OSfamily = Windows
 
|OSfamily = Windows
  
|minOS    = Windows 10 64 bit
+
|minOS    = 10
|minCPU  = Intel Core i5 3770
+
|minCPU  = Intel Core i7-4790
|minCPU2  = AMD FX-8350
 
 
|minRAM  = 8 GB  
 
|minRAM  = 8 GB  
 
|minHD    = 45 GB
 
|minHD    = 45 GB
|minGPU  = NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780 3GB
+
|minGPU  = NVIDIA Geforce GTX 760
|minGPU2  = Radeon R9 290 4GB
+
|minGPU2  = AMD Radeon HD 7950
|minVRAM  = 3/4 GB
+
|minVRAM  = 2 GB
 
|minDX    = 11
 
|minDX    = 11
  
 
|recOS    =  
 
|recOS    =  
|recCPU  = Intel Core i7-7700K
+
|recCPU  = Intel Core i7-9700
|recCPU2   = AMD Ryzen 5 3600
+
|recCPU2 = AMD Ryzen 5 3600
 
|recRAM  = 16 GB
 
|recRAM  = 16 GB
 
|recHD    =  
 
|recHD    =  
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Latest revision as of 17:15, 27 July 2020

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris
SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris cover
Developers
Aquria
Publishers
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Engines
PhyreEngine[1]
Release dates
Windows July 9, 2020
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Currency, Loot box
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person, First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Open world, JRPG, Visual novel
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris on IGDB
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris guide on StrategyWiki

Sword Art Online
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online 2017
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization 2017
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet 2018
Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment 2018
Sword Art Online: Lost Song 2018
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris 2020

Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person and first-person ARPG, open world, JRPG and visual novel game in the Sword Art Online series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Deluxe Month 1 Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Month 1 Edition also available.
Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Premium Pass
Windows
Warmaid Outfit Only available on the Bandai Namco website.
Windows
Design Contest Costumes Only available as part of the Month 1 Edition.
Windows

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic Skins, Emotes and Weapon skins for the characters.
Currency SAO coins.
Loot box "Cube" System working as a Loot box.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\sao_al\userdata\GRPCFG.bin
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1009290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1009290\remote
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1009290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
[2]
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed to 16:9.
Stretched on non-16:9 resolutions when "Maintain Aspect Ratio" is set to "Off".[3]
4K Ultra HD
[4]
Field of view (FOV)
Referred to as "Camera Range" in Camera Settings.
Limited to three presets that cannot be adjusted.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also supported.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Off, x2, x4, x8 and x16 available.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/Off toggle only.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabling both vsync and exclusive fullscreen forces a 60 FPS cap regardless of the display refresh rate.[5]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
An optional 30 FPS cap is also available.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard bindings
Keyboard bindings

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for BGM, SFX, Event Voice, Voice SFX and Movie Volume as well as Environmental Sounds.
Event BGM Volume is limited to three presets that cannot be adjusted.
Surround sound
Stereo only.[6]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op

Issues unresolved[edit]

Misaligned bloom effect[edit]

The bloom effect may cause a misaligned phantom green residual image of the bloom effect. No known solution is available.[7]

Issues resolved[edit]

Stutter and frame drops related to Easy Anti-Cheat[edit]

There are two ways to avoid this problem:

Block Easy Anti Cheat from starting with the game[8]
  • Go into the <path-to-game> folder. Change the "sao_al.exe" name to "Launch_Game.exe".
Keep EAC from using too much resourse[9]
  • After the game start set thread affinity of easyanticheat process to just one core.
  • This could cause the game to soft lock if screen mode is set to Fullscreen.
  • This won't change online capability.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Criware
Cutscenes Criware
Multiplayer Steamworks
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat Can be disabled by changing the game's .exe name.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-4790
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA Geforce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7950
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

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>/1009290/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1009290) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-07-16
    Using Special K and its thread widget reveals a bunch of PhyreEngineWorkerThread threads being used.
  2. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-07-10
    Tested at 5760x1080 custom resolution.
  3. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-07-10
    Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution.
  4. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-07-10
    Tested at 3840x2060 custom resolution.
  5. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-07-10
    Tested with a custom 1080p resolution with 50 Hz. Borderless windowed does Vsync correctly to the set refresh rate.
  6. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2020-07-10
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.
  7. Verified by User:Tamodolo on 2020-07-11
    Tested in native 1440p resolution.
  8. Verified by User:Tamodolo on 2020-07-11
    Changed the name of the actual Launch_Game.exe to Launch_Game1.exe. This is enough for keeping it from start.
  9. Verified by User:Tamodolo on 2020-07-11
    This solution can still cause some fps drops but is fairly better than doing nothing.