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
Taxonomy
Genres Visual novel
Themes Japan
Series Science Adventure
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General information

English versions official site
Visual Novel Database article
Steam Community Discussions

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

Essential improvements[edit]

STEINS;GATE for Steam Improvement Patch[edit]

This patch fixes several flaws in the Steam version of the game
  1. Fixes various mistranslations in system text
  2. Replaces low quality images with high quality originals
  3. Improves typography and word-wrap phone text
  4. Adds texture filtering to improve visual quality
  5. Fixes issue where game hangs at a black screen

Steins;Gate Steam - HQ FMV Project[edit]

This project replaces low quality videos with improved versions, based on the console release of the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\mages_steam\STEINS;GATE\eng\config.dat
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\SAVEDATA.DAT
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]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Steam version supports 1920x1080 graphics and illustrations.[1]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects and Voice (can also be toggled on or off per character)
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 Radeon RX 5000 series and newers[edit]

Use dxvk (Vulkan-based translation layer for Direct3D 9/10/11)[3][4]
  1. Extract the Archive with 7Zip
  2. Create a directory named "GATE" in the main game folder
  3. Copy the dlls from dxvk-1.8.1\x32 in the previously created "GATE" folder

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

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 1024x768.
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