Jet Set Radio

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Jet Set Radio
Jet Set Radio cover
Windows BlitWorks
Release dates
Windows September 19, 2012
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Tricks
Sports Skating
Art styles Cel-shaded, Stylized
Themes Japan
Jet Set Radio on HowLongToBeat
Jet Set Radio on IGDB
Jet Set Radio guide on StrategyWiki
Jet Set Radio on MobyGames
Jet Set Radio on Wikipedia

Key points

Using a gamepad is highly recommended.
Game logic, physics, and animations run at exactly 30 FPS.[1]
Launcher unreadable at 1336x768 and lower resolutions.

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\205950\local\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/205950/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\205950\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/205950/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Launcher options menu.
Launcher options menu.
In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert-. Flawless Widescreen works but causes visual issues.[2]
Vert-. Flawless Widescreen works but causes visual issues.[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Supports MSAA only (can force SSAA/SGSSAA via drivers, AA bit for Nvidia is 0x000000C1)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS. Game speed is tied to frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Game used to support borderless window, but in a recent update this option has been removed from the launcher so must be set manually.
Hex edit setup.dat[3]
  1. Make sure (normal) windowed mode is already set up
  2. Go to the configuration files location.
  3. Open setup.dat with a hex editor such as HxD.
  4. Write 01 in offset #19.
  5. Save the change.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Maps to Xbox 360 controls; mouse can't be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput + DirectInput
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
The original version's rumble support has been omitted.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Only BGM volume can be controlled.
Surround sound
Always on
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues unresolved[edit]

Launcher is unreadable[edit]

The launcher is unreadable at 1336x768 and lower resolutions.
The launcher is unreadable at 1336x768 and lower resolutions.
The updated launcher was made for 1920x1080. The lower your resolution, the lower will be the available space for text; at 1336x768 and below, the text is so overflowed to become unreadable.
A workaround is to start up jetsetradio.exe directly, though obviously, you won't get the chance to edit the settings.
If you have this issue even at 1920x1080, change your text scaling options in Windows back to 100%.[4]

Saved games cannot be loaded[edit]

Game creates saves normally; however for some people, if JSR is closed, next time the game is opened, attempting to load a save will result in starting at the first tutorial and overwriting the save.
The issue is due to an issue with case sensitivity in the program.
Fix loading function[citation needed]
  1. Open jetsetradio.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Go to offset 21D80C.
  3. Change SAVE to save.
  4. Save the changes.
Alternative fix[citation needed]

Rename the "save" folder in folder 205950 (steam folder) to "SAVE".

Random crashes[edit]

Most common crash areas are Shibuya GG ending, Love Trap ending, and then Grind square ending but there have been crashes on cutscenes, level transitions in ch.3
Crash Reducer[citation needed]
  1. Follow Malumick's guide at

Issues fixed[edit]

Game fails to launch[edit]

Method 1: Install Visual C++ 2008 (x86)

Install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86).

Method 2: Bypass the Setup Launcher
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Rename jsrsetup.exe to jsrsetup.exe.old.
  3. Rename jsrsetup.exe to jsrsetup.exe.


The setup launcher is required for remapping keyboard controls or changing video settings.

Other information[edit]


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

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  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>/205950/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (205950) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.