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Blue Reflection

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Blue Reflection
Blue Reflection cover
Developers
Gust Co. Ltd.
Publishers
Koei Tecmo
Engines
KTGL[1]
Release dates
Windows September 26, 2017
Reception
Metacritic 61
OpenCritic 68
IGDB 68
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Contemporary, Fantasy, Japan
Series Blue Reflection
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Blue Reflection on IGDB
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Blue Reflection on Wikipedia
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Blue Reflection is a singleplayer third-person JRPG game in the Blue Reflection series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\BLUE REFLECTION\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/658260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\BLUE REFLECTION\SAVEDATA\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/658260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some resolutions not listed; see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

The game allows completely arbitrary resolutions by editing the .ini file.
Set custom resolution[2]
2D elements are stretched when playing at wider than 16:9 aspect ratio.
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open BRsetting.ini.
  3. Change ScreenWidth= and ScreenHeight= values to the desired resolution.
  4. Start the game with BLUE_REFLECTION.exe in the installation folder.
Custom resolution with fitted UI[3]
Note that this section might require some additional fiddling on your side.
For Steam version, you'll first need to use Steamless to unpack the .exe file in order to allow modifications
  1. Use an HEX editor to modify BLUE_REFLECTION.exe with the desired resolution : 39 8E E3 3F => <your value> (see Common HEX values)
  2. Modify the game's settings file with the desired resolution (Widescreen resolution)
  3. Download 3Dmigoto and unpack it in the game's folder : <path-to-game>
  4. Run the game once
  5. Fit the UI by downloading the shader files over here and placing them in the "ShaderFixes" folder
  6. Edit the values as specified in the above link for you aspect ratio

Depth of field

Disabling depth of field may bring performance gains of ~10 FPS.[4]
Disable depth of field[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open BRsetting.ini.
  3. Change DepthOfField=1 to DepthOfField=0.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
Japanese

Issues fixed

Low bit rate cutscenes

PC's video cutscenes are at a far lower bit rate.
Use Higher bit rate video cutscene mod[citation needed]

Other information

API

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

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti
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>/658260/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (658260) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Enyufiro on 2024-02-24
    Checked the data directory using Gust Tools. <path-to-game>\DATA\x64\shader contains a filed named ktgleffect.g1s. Checked shaders using 3Dmigoto. The vertex shader file with hash ef42c8999a7e8f27 contains a variable named ktglViewport.
  2. 2.0 2.1 [Optimization Guide] Optimize your frame rate and gameplay on Blue Reflection :: BLUE REFLECTION General Discussions
  3. BLUE REFLECTION widescreen fix with UI fitting
  4. Special K - v 0.8.47.5 [D3D11 Shader State Profiles] - (10/10/17) :: Special K - "Kaldaien's Mod" - last accessed on 9 June 2023