Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

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Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization cover
Developers
Aquria
Publishers
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Engines
PhyreEngine[1]
Release dates
Windows October 27, 2017
Reception
OpenCritic 68
IGDB 69
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, JRPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy, Romance
Series Sword Art Online
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Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person ARPG and JRPG game in the Sword Art Online series.

Game was ported to PC as a Deluxe Edition which includes all the DLC released on console.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\userdata\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/607890/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\607890\remote
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/607890/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxes to 16:9 unless 'Keep Aspect Ratio' is disabled. While supported, it's anamorphic scaling (stretches UI) and bugged, causing the 3D rendering to appear squished if KAR is enabled. Cannot run borderless due to this.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Will not respect chosen resolution, fills entire monitor, extending off the screen if different resolution than desktop.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, SFX, Voice, Cutscene
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Issues fixed[edit]

Sound distortion at sample rates higher than 44100 Hz[edit]

Change primary playback device shared mode Sample Rate to 44100 Hz[2]
  1. Right click the Speaker icon on your Desktop Taskbar and click "Playback Devices"; Or open Control Panel and click on "Sound".
  2. Double click the device with the green check mark circle on it ; or Right click "Properties";
  3. Click on the "Advanced" Tab
  4. In the drop down box under "Default Format" select the option using your current channel and bit depth setup with 44100khz (IE: 6 channel,24-bit,44100 Hz).

Controller not working[edit]

Controller support is handled through Steam Input, so controller configuration support must be enabled for the type of controller being used.
Enable Steam Input controller configuration support for compatible controllers[3]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460 3.40 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/607890/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (607890) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Aemony on 2019-06-30
    Using Special K and its thread widget reveals a bunch of PhyreEngineWorkerThread threads being used.
  2. Special K - "Kaldaien's Mod" :: Steam Community Discussions
  3. Knowledgebase: Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization