Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure

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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Windows Opus[1]
Publishers
English Mastiff
Release dates
Windows December 25, 2004[2]
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Platform, RPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
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Key points

5 additional costumes from the PSP version were not included, since the English version is a straight re-release of the prior Japanese version.
The English version by Mastiff introduced a bug that causes unlocked costumes to not carry over into New Game+. It also suffers from various typos, spelling, and translation errors, which can be fixed.
There's a panty shot in the game that is censored. You can restore it with this patch. (Backup link)
Gameplay is locked to 30 FPS.

General information

Official site - Japanese
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Original Japanese PC release.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\FALCOM\GURUMIN
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\322290\remote\system.sav
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/322290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\FALCOM\GURUMIN
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\322290\remote\gdata**.sav
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/322290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Highest supported resolution is 1920x1080.
If your resolution isn't offered, selecting a resolution above yours (i.e. 1920x1080 on a 1600x900 monitor) will make the game render at your resolution. If you have a larger than 1080p monitor the game will upscale the image.[3]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
See Increase Rendering Resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Settings menu has values 1x, 2x, 3x and 4x. These represent 2x, 4x, 8x and 16x values.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Nvidia users can follow this guide for better AA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
If Vsync is disabled in the game options, it can't be forced by third party software.[3]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Gameplay is capped at 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Most graphical settings, including AF and MSAA, do not work if Depth of Field and Back Buffer are enabled. However disabling back buffer does have side effect where main menu starts flickering, though is still usable.[4][5][6]

Increase Rendering Resolution[edit]

Wrap the game with dgVoodoo 2[7]
  1. Download the latest stable of dgVoodoo 2 from the official website or Github.
  2. Extract the contents of dgVoodoo2_*.zip to its own folder in a convenient location on your computer (e.g. Documents), then run dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  3. In the General tab, configure the following settings:
    • Adapter(s) to use/enable: <your video card>
    • Scaling mode: Stretched, keep Aspect Ratio
  4. Now go to the DirectX tab and configure the following settings:
    • Videocard: dgVoodoo 3D Accelerated Card
    • Filtering: Leave it at App driven
    • Resolution: Set to Max to play beyond 1080p depending on your setup
    • Behavior: Uncheck Disable Alt+Enter to toggle screen state
    • Antialiasing (MSAA): App driven if you wish to use the game's own anti-aliasing or Off
    • Miscellaneous: Uncheck dgVoodoo Watermark
  5. Click Apply dgVoodoo 2 should save the configuration file to where you have dgVoodoo 2 installed in that location, 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.
  6. Go into the MS/x86 folder from your dgVoodoo 2 installation folder, then copy the D3D9.dll file to <path-to-game>.

Input settings[edit]

Controller settings and rebinding.
Controller settings and rebinding.
Keyboard settings and rebinding.
Keyboard settings and rebinding.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Button prompts assume you are using default control scheme.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
New game name entry requires at least mouse input.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Deadzones are a bit lacking. See Controller deadzone fix.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Via button rebinding.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Generic DirectInput controllers are supported.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Partial. Ability to mute either all audio or just voices. Slider for music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
English version lacks dual-audio support.
Japanese audio mod for the English version is available here.
Japanese

Issues fixed[edit]

Fix typos and other script errors[edit]

Download revised script files[8]
  1. Download Gurumin Script Fixes.zip. (Backup link)
  2. Copy it to the installation folder.

Settings menu not activating on startup[edit]

Disable Big Picture Overlay[9]
  1. Open Steam's settings.
  2. Click on "In-Game".
  3. Uncheck "Use the Big Picture Overlay when using a Steam Input enabled controller from the desktop".

Controller deadzone fix[edit]

Use gurumin-pad[10]
  1. Download dinput8.dll.
  2. Copy it to the installation folder.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 3D accelerator compatible
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible

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>/322290/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (322290) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References