Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends cover
Developers
Omega Force
Publishers
Koei Tecmo
Release dates
Windows May 13, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 71
OpenCritic 72
IGDB 70
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Hack and slash
Art styles Realistic
Themes China
Series Dynasty Warriors, Warriors
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Subseries of Warriors
Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper 2005
Dynasty Warriors 5 Special 2006
Dynasty Warriors Online 2006
Dynasty Warriors 6 2008
Dynasty Warriors 7 with Xtreme Legends 2012
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends 2014
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires 2015
Dynasty Warriors 9 2018
Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition 2018
Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires 2021

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person hack and slash game in the Dynasty Warriors and Warriors series.

It was released in Japan as Shin Sangokumusou 7 for PlayStation 3 on February 28, 2013. Its expansion pack was released in Japan as Shin Sangokumusou 7 Moushouden on November 28, 2013. A bundle of the main game and expansion pack was also released in Japan for PlayStation 3 as Shin Sangokumusou 7 with Moushouden.

The same bundle also released for PC but with extra content such as the collaboration DLCs. Although the PC port was marketed as ported directly from the PlayStation 4 version, users found out that it was based on the PlayStation 3 port with shaders enhancement from the PlayStation 4 port.[1] The game also does not include the online co-op mode which only exists in the console version. It was released in North America and Europe as Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition on May 13, 2014, and in Japan and Taiwan as Zhen San Guo Wu Shuang 7 with Meng Jiang Zhuan on May 23, 2014.

The game was also released as Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition on Microsoft Store on December 7, 2018.[2][3]

The Steam version of the game will unlock the counterpart DLC of the Steam version Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires, vice versa and retroactively, if it exists, for purchased DLC. Users reported that the game loading may freeze on Windows 8 and later.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Complete Edition (Japanese version only)
Windows
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Complete Edition
Windows
Humble Store
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Complete Edition
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Definitive Edition (English, French and German version)
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Definitive Edition (Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese version)
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Definitive Edition (Japanese version)
Windows
Steam
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Complete Edition
Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
New Stage & Animal Pack
Windows
New Stage & Camp Symbol Pack
Windows
Powerful Weapon Pack
Windows
Unique Weapon Pack
Windows
Weapon System & Upgrade Pack
Windows
Weapon System Pack
Windows
Base Theme Pack
Windows
Special Costume Pack 1 & Special Weapon
Windows
Special Costume Pack 2
Windows
Old Costume Pack 1
Windows
Old Costume Pack 2
Windows
Old Costume Pack 3
Windows
Old Costume Pack 4
Windows
DW7 Original Costume Pack 1
Windows
DW7 Original Costume Pack 2
Windows
DW7 Original Costume Pack 3
Windows
Original Costume Pack
Windows
Soldier & Officer Uniform Set
Windows
Wallpapers 0 4Gamer limited wallpaper (Only for Japanese version)
Windows
BGM Pack
Windows
Wallpaper Pack
Windows
Japanese Voice Option Only free for Western languages version
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Complete Edition was released in 2014 and is a bundle of the original Dynasty Warriors 8 (never released on PC), its expansion Xtreme Legends, as well as some additional content released since the release of the original game on PlayStation 3.
The Definitive Edition was released in 2018 and contains everything from the Complete Edition as well as all of the DLCs released since 2014 except collaboration DLCs which only available in Complete Edition.

Game data[edit]

General options menu
General options menu

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TecmoKoei\<Localized Dynasty Warriors 8>\*.*
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\TecmoKoei\<Localized Dynasty Warriors 8>\inputmap*.dat
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/278080/pfx/[Note 1]
General settings are stored in registry while keyboard input settings are stored in %USERPROFILE%\Documents

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\TecmoKoei\<Localized Dynasty Warriors 8>\Savedata\save.dat
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/278080/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video options menu
Video options menu
Advance video options menu
Advance video options menu

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9 (other aspect ratios are pillarboxed).
Multi-monitor
Does not allow resolution greater than 1920x1080.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force through driver control panel
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Nvidia cards only; see Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.[4]

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Set AA with Nvidia Profile Inspector[1]
  1. Download and run Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Add a profile for the game.
  3. Set Antialiasing compatibility to 0x004412C1
  4. Set the anti-aliasing quality and sampling in the Antialiasing section.
  5. Click Apply to save your changes. Recommend 4xMSAA with 4-8x SGSS transparency for reduction of white lines with minimal frame rate hit especially in busy fights (AKA most of the game).

Input[edit]

Input general options menu
Input general options menu
Input config options menu
Input config options menu

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse support unavailable. Keyboard and/or controller only.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput supported. Recommend dual-analog, 11+ button controller with Directional Pad. Pads are not hot-swappable, will not work if removed, and must be inserted well before program startup. No native vibration support for XInput controllers, requires Force Feedback Driver for XInput by Masahiko Morii: http://lavendy.net/special/driver/xi/index.html.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Accept/Musou and Cancel/Jump are bound together, but each joint entry can be assigned to a new button. Those used to more Western style controls will find that comfortable bindings will mean Accept will be on right-most face button (Circle/B) and Cancel on bottom-most (A/X)
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
For XInput controllers see Force feedback driver for XInput.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio options menu
Audio options menu

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
English voices only available natively for Non-Asian version.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Japanese
Japanese voices available natively for Asian version. Non-Asian version can download Japanese voices as free DLC.
Korean
Translation patch based on Japanese version and doesn't include translation for DLCs[5]

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Must bind second player's controls prior to play
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Loading freezes on Windows 8 and later[edit]

Freezes on loading screens on Windows 8 and later. The workaround for this is running the game in windowed mode and setting the executable to run in Windows 98 compatibility mode so that it only uses a single CPU core.[citation needed] This workaround is reported to not be perfect, though, and may not work for all players.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

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

Ambient occlusion[edit]

Set AO with Nvidia Profile Inspector[1]
  1. Download and run Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Add a profile for the game.
  3. Change Ambient Occlusion compatibility to 0x0000001F.
  4. Set Ambient Occlusion usage and Ambient Occlusion setting to desired setting
  5. Apply changes..

System requirements[edit]

Steam[edit]

Windows[6]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 GB
Video card (GPU) 640 x 480 with 16-bit color resolution
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Controller Gamepad
Other Broadband Internet connection

Microsoft Store[edit]

Windows[6]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 Version 1709 (build 16299)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 26 GB
Video card (GPU) 640 x 480 with 16-bit colors resolution
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Controller Gamepad
Other Broadband Internet connection

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>/278080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (278080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References