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Revision as of 22:43, 8 August 2020

Taito Legends
Taito Legends cover
Developers
Original games Taito
Empire Interactive
Publishers
Europe Empire Interactive
America Sega
Release dates
Windows October 14, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 75
IGDB 75
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade
Art styles Pixel art
Series Taito Legends
Taito Legends on HowLongToBeat
Taito Legends on IGDB
Taito Legends on MobyGames
Taito Legends on Wikipedia

Taito Legends
Taito Legends 2005
Taito Legends 2 2006

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Compilation of emulated arcade games by Taito.
ROMs are in the installation folder, allowing for use with MAME, although some might need renaming, and/or need some new files with newer versions of MAME.
Some games have subtle, inaccurate gameplay differences compared to newer versions of MAME due to improper emulation.
The music in Rainbow Islands is altered due to licensing issues.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4.6 DRM[Note 1][3]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements

Patches

The crash fix fixes issues with a crashing issue when selecting a game. There are separate patches for the North American and European versions.

Game data

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Taito Legends\autosave\savedata

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Locked at 640 x 480 (unless using dgVoodoo, see Arbitrary resolution and removal of bilinear filter).[4]
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)
In the video settings as Smoothing. Can be turned on or off.[5]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60fps.[6]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Only one general volume slider.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op, Hot seat, Versus
Multiplayer modes vary by game selected.
LAN play
Online play

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 [12]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
[11]

Issues fixed

Arbitrary resolution and removal of bilinear filter

Custom resolution and removal of filter[13]
  1. Download and extract dgVoodoo (version 2.6 or later) anywhere.
  2. Open the MS folder and copy its content to the game folder.
  3. Run dgVoodooSetup.exe.
  4. Click "Add" and set the game folder.
  5. Set "Scaling mode" to "Stretched, 4:3 Aspect Ratio".
  6. Go to "DirectX" tab.
  7. Select a 4:3 resolution (enter 1440x1080 manually for a native 4:3 1080p resolution, 2880x2160 for a native 4:3 2160p resolution) and uncheck the "dgVoodoo Watermark" option.
  8. If you wish to remove the bilinear filtering, select "Force point sampled" under Filtering.
  9. Apply your changes.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz or faster processor
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM

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]

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:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
    Verified with ProtectionID.
  4. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  5. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  6. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  7. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  8. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  9. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
    Tested with an wired Xbox One controller.
  10. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  11. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  12. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  13. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-08-15