Steins;Gate

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Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate cover
Developers
5pb.
Nitroplus
Publishers
Japan Nitroplus
North America JAST USA
Steam Spike Chunsoft
Engines
Nitroplus N2System
JAST USA N2System
Steam MAGES. Engine
Release dates
Windows October 15, 2009
Reception
Metacritic 87
OpenCritic 87
IGDB 80
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Relaxed
Perspectives First-person
Controls Menu-based
Genres Visual novel
Art styles Anime
Themes Contemporary, Japan, Sci-fi
Series Science Adventure
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Steins;Gate on IGDB
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Steins;Gate on Wikipedia
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General information

Visual Novel Database article
Steam Community Discussions
Kiri Kiri Basara - An English fan site and news resource for the Science Adventure series.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
JAST USA version on DVD. No difference between original and "Best Edition" aside from price.
Windows
Official website
DRM-free
JAST USA version.
Windows
Steam
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MAGES version.
Windows
The Steam release features higher quality artwork in comparison to the original JAST USA/retail release.[1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Improvement patch[edit]

Install Steins;Gate Steam Patch
A general overall improvement patch that includes many fixes and improvements for translation, image and audio quality as well as an improved font and typography for the visual novel and phone text.
  1. Extract the contents of the downloaded zip folder.
  2. Run SGPatch-Installer.exe. Note: the patch installer will play music.

Uncompressed FMV videos[edit]

Install Steins;Gate Steam HQ FMV Project
Replaces the heavily compressed PC video files with higher quality versions ripped from the PS3 version.
Requires the Steins;Gate Steam Patch listed above.
  1. Extract the contents of the downloaded zip folder.
  2. Copy the languagebarrier folder to the main game folder.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Nitroplus\STEINS;GATE
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\mages_steam\STEINS;GATE\eng
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/412830/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Nitroplus\STEINS;GATE
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\mages_steam\STEINS;GATE\eng
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/412830/pfx/[Note 1]
80 save slots and 48 quicksave slots available.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate sliders for voices, music and sound effects with additional sliders for each individual character's voices.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

All versions only include one language.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japanese
Original language.
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Russian
Fan translation by «TransLab» and for Steam-version.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game hangs at black screen[edit]

Use unofficial patch[2]

Missing text in main menu on AMD Radeon RX 5000 series and newer[edit]

Use dxvk (Vulkan-based translation layer for Direct3D 9/10/11)[3][4]
Requires Steins;Gate Steam Patch
  1. Install the Steins;Gate Steam Patch if not done already.
  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded archive.
  3. Copy the DLLs from dxvk-1.8.1\x32 into the GATE folder created by the Steins;Gate Steam Patch.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink 2.5.13.0

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other Minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
With XP and Vista only 32-bit versions are supported.

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>/412830/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (412830) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References