Croixleur

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This page is for the original game. For the updated version, see Croixleur Sigma. For the Deluxe Edition, see Croixleur Sigma - Deluxe Edition.

Cröixleur
Cröixleur cover
Developers
souvenir circ.
Publishers
Former Nyu Media[1]
Release dates
Windows August 14, 2010
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Brawler, Hack and slash
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Croixleur
Croixleur on MobyGames
Croixleur
Croixleur 2010
Croixleur Sigma 2013
Croixleur Sigma - Deluxe Edition 2019

Key points

A controller is recommended.
Japanese characters do not display properly on non-Japanese Unicode settings. See here for a potential solution.
Game speed is tied to 60 FPS, meaning slowdowns on lower-end systems and speed-ups with an uncapped frame-rate.

General information

Official developer website (Japanese)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Original Comiket 78 release.
Windows
Publisher website (unavailable)
DRM-free
English version.
Windows
This game has been removed from digital distribution, however, it was updated and re-released as Croixleur Sigma in 2014 and Croixleur Sigma - Deluxe Edition in 2019.

Version differences[edit]

The English version supports up to 720p resolution and features some additional visual improvements over the original Japanese release.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches for the Japanese version can be found from the developer's website. The last official update for the Japanese version is v1.13 which contains fixes from previous patches. The English version was already updated to its latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\setup.dat[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\Croixleur.ini
setup.dat stores settings from the configuration tool.
Croixleur.ini stores the window position for Windowed mode.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save.dat[Note 1]
The save file from the Japanese version is compatible with the English version.[2]

Video[edit]

External configuration tool (Japanese version).
External configuration tool (Japanese version).
In-game general settings (Japanese version).
In-game general settings (Japanese version).

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The English version uses 16:9 resolutions, up to 1280x720. The Japanese version uses 4:3 resolutions only, up to 1280x960.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Uses static camera heights.
Windowed
Set through the configuration launcher.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced via GPU's control panel.[3]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA x2-x4 or off in the Japanese version, but it can cause a black screen on unsupported video cards.[4] FSAA was removed in the English version, however other anti-aliasing methods however can be forced via GPU's control panel.[3]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced via GPU's control panel.[3]
60 FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
Disabling Lock FPS will uncap the frame-rate, however game logic is tied to frame-rate. Must be 60 FPS, anything higher/lower affects game speed.[5]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Increase rendering resolution[edit]

Use dgVoodoo 2[6]
  1. Download the latest stable release of dgVoodoo from its official website or Github, then extract the contents of dgVoodoo2_*.zip to its own folder in a convenient location on your computer (e.g. Documents).
  2. Run the dgVoodooCpl.exe, then configure the following settings from the General tab:
    • Adapter(s) to use/enable: <your video card>
    • Scaling mode: Stretched, keep Aspect Ratio
    • Miscellaneous: Uncheck Capture mouse (the game does not use mouse controls)
  3. Now go to the DirectX tab and configure the following settings:
    • Videocard: dgVoodoo 3D Accelerated Card
    • Filtering: App driven or Force anisotrophic 2x-16x
    • Resolution: Max (uses your system's highest native resolution)
    • Behavior: Uncheck Disable Alt+Enter to toggle screen state
    • Antialiasing (MSAA): App driven or 2x-8x
    • Miscellaneous: Uncheck dgVoodoo Watermark to remove the dgVoodoo2 watermark
  4. Click Apply dgVoodoo 2 should save the configuration file to where you have it installed by default, then copy the dgVoodoo.conf to <path-to-game>. Alternatively, click the Add button and point the program to where you have the game installed to save it there.
  5. Go into the MS/x86 folder from your dgVoodoo 2 installation folder, then copy the DD3D9.dll file to <path-to-game>.
  6. Launch the game. The game should now render at a higher resolution than the stock settings can allow.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used at all.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Uses DirectInput. XInput support was implemented in v1.13.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller configuration is handled through external configuration tool.
Controller sensitivity
Digital movement.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Via DirectInput.[7]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired
V2 controller tested.[7]
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Configuration launcher uses DualShock-like notations, however, in-game buttons are referenced by letters.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Game only accepts input from the device assigned to the player from the configuration launcher.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, SE, Voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
In-game dialogue is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Only available in the English version.
Japanese
Some menu options are in English.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game only shows a black screen (Japanese version)[edit]

Enabling FSAA setting in the Japanese version can cause the game to display only as a black screen on some video cards.
Disable FSAA from the configuration tool[4]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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. Croixleur at Nyu Media - Nyu Media (Archived) - last accessed on 2020-01-07
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-01-08
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-01-07
    Anti-aliasing (MSAA, FXAA, and SGSSAA), anisotropic filtering, and V-sync was hackable for this game via Nvidia Control Panel on both English and Japanese releases.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-01-07
    The FSAA option in the Japanese version caused the game to show a black screen. Disabling FSAA fixed the issue.
  5. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-01-08
    Unlocking the frame-rate cap by disabling Lock FPS from the configuration tool caused the game to play way too fast.
  6. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-04-30
    Tested with dgVoodoo2 v2.74 with the English version by Nyu Media.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-02-15