Blue Reflection: Second Light

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Blue Reflection: Second Light
Blue Reflection: Second Light cover
Developers
Gust Co. Ltd.
Publishers
Koei Tecmo
Release dates
Windows November 9, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 77
OpenCritic 80
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: Second Light on IGDB
Blue Reflection: Second Light on MobyGames
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Blue Reflection: Second Light[1] is a singleplayer third-person turn-based JRPG developed by Gust Co. Ltd. and published by Koei Tecmo.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass Part of the Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Bunny Ear Headband - Accessory Pre-order bonus.
Windows
Summer Bikini - Costume for Ao Early purchase bonus until November 22.
Windows
Sunflower Headband & Summer Sunglasses Only as part of the Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Hoshinomiya Uniform - Costume Set Bonus for purchasing the Season Pass.
Windows
Special Photo Frame - Bulletin Board Part of the Ultimate and Digital Deluxe Editions.
Windows
Jump Start Fragment Set Part of the Ultimate and Digital Deluxe Editions.
Windows
Extreme School Makeover Kit Part of the Ultimate and Digital Deluxe Editions.
Windows
Uniform Alt. Color - Costume Set Part of the Ultimate and Digital Deluxe Editions.
Windows
Hoshinomiya Extreme Makeover Swimsuit - Costume Set Part of the Ultimate and Digital Deluxe Editions.
Windows

Improvements[edit]

AtelierSyncFix (Linux/SteamDeck Only)[edit]

Fixes low GPU utilization in recent Gust/Atelier games
It doesn't work with Windows[2]


Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\BLUE REFLECTION Second Light\setting.ini
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\BLUE REFLECTION Second Light\SystemData
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1423600/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\BLUE REFLECTION Second Light\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1423600/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The game is letterboxed during cutscenes.
See Widescreen resolution for a workaround.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Gameplay is pillarboxed to a 16:9 aspect ratio.[3]
See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
[4]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with the Texture Quality setting.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off toggle.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
[5]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
The game runs with a maximum framerate of 60 FPS. but using dxvk or GNU/Linux/Proton is locked to maximum hz supported by the monitor[6]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Remove letterboxing during cutscenes[7]
The executable needs to be unpacked with Steamless before patching.
  1. Open <path-to-game>\BLUE REFLECTION Second Light.exe with HxD.
  2. On the menu bar, select Search, then Replace. Go to the Hex-values tab and change the Search Direction to All.
  3. Set to search for 48 8D 15 BC 5C C6 00 E8 27 88 ED FF and replace with 48 8D 15 BC 5C C6 00 90 90 90 90 90
  4. Click on Replace all.
  5. Save the file.

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Hex-edit the game executable for ultrawide support[8]
The executable needs to be unpacked with Steamless before patching.
  1. Open <path-to-game>\BLUE REFLECTION Second Light.exe with HxD.
  2. On the menu bar, select Search, then Replace. Go to the Hex-values tab and change the Search Direction to All.
  3. Set to search for 39 8E E3 3F and replace with one of the following hex values that matches the desired resolution:
2560x1080 = 26 B4 17 40
3440x1440 = 8E E3 18 40
3840x1440 = AB AA 2A 40
3840x1600 = 9A 99 19 40
3840x1620 = 26 B4 17 40
5120x1440 = 39 8E 63 40
5120x2160 = 26 B4 17 40
6880x2880 = 8E E3 18 40
  1. Click on Replace all.
  2. Save the file.
Edit Resolution settings in Setting.ini[9]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Setting.ini in a text editor.
  3. Edit the ScreenWidth and ScreenHeight values under the [Graphics] section with the desired resolution.
UI elements will appear stretched.

Input[edit]

Camera settings
Camera settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Not all keys can be rebound.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Referred to as Vertical Camera Speed. X-axis inversion is also available which is referred to as Horizontal Camera Speed.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Referred to as Vertical Camera Controls. X-axis inversion is also available which is referred to as Horizontal Camera Controls.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Not all buttons can be rebound.
Controller sensitivity
Referred to as Vertical Camera Speed. X-axis inversion is also available which is referred to as Horizontal Camera Speed.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Referred to as Vertical Camera Controls. X-axis inversion is also available which is referred to as Horizontal Camera Controls.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Game settings
Game settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, Voice and Cutscene sliders.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Japanese

Issues fixed[edit]

Game is stuttering when playing with mouse & keyboard[edit]

The game may stutter when no controller is connected.
Connect any controller to the PC.[10][11]
Use Special K's XInput Placeholder feature.[12][13]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
DirectX 11 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
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>/1423600/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1423600) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Known as Blue Reflection Tie/帝 in Japan
  2. / WindowsReportGithub - last accessed on 2022-06-24
  3. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-11-08
    Tested using a custom resolution of 2560x1080. The games resolution setting of 2560x1080 falsely suggests Ultrawide support. Using it however seems to be 1440p and pillarbox like all the other resolutions.
  4. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-11-08
    Checked with custom 3840x2160 resolution.
  5. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-11-09
    Tested by forcing the Vsync to off in the NVIDIA Control Panel. Forcing it off still had it running at 60FPS and Vsync was still active.
  6. Verified by User:Sifiro on 2021-11-10
    Using Gentoo, Proton Experimental and Proton GE, Menu Screen was rendering to 144fps and in-Game between 54-72fps
  7. BLUE REFLECTION Second Light 32:9 - last accessed on 2021-10-30
  8. BLUE REFLECTION Second Light 32:9 - last accessed on 2021-10-30
  9. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-11-10
    Tested custom resolutions by editing config files.
  10. Game choppy...RTX3080/9900KF - last accessed on 2021-11-09
  11. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-11-09
    Tested this myself by unplugging my controller.
  12. Atelier Ryza 2 Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy 2021 01 27 12 13 05 03 - last accessed on 2021-01-27
  13. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2022-04-06
    Tested frametiming spikes by using Special K.