Taito Legends 2

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Taito Legends 2
Taito Legends 2 cover
Developers
Original games Taito
Empire Interactive
Publishers
Europe Empire Interactive
America Destineer
Release dates
Windows March 31, 2006
Reception
IGDB 76
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade
Art styles Pixel art
Series Taito Legends
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Taito Legends
Taito Legends 2005
Taito Legends 2 2006

Warnings

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Compilation of emulated arcade games by Taito.
ROMs are in the installation folder, allowing for use with MAME, although some might need renaming, and/or need some new files with newer versions of MAME.
Some games have subtle, inaccurate gameplay differences compared to newer versions of MAME due to improper emulation.
The version of Puzzle Bobble 2 included does not include the extra content from Puzzle Bobble 2X, a later re-release of the game.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3.7.13.00 DRM[Note 1][3]
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Taito Legends 2\autosave\savedata

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3 aspect ratio. Games are either in 4:3 or 3:4.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Locked at 640 x 480 (unless using dgVoodoo, see Arbitrary resolution and removal of bilinear filter).[4]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
In the video settings as Smoothing. Can be turned on or off.[5]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60fps.[6]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Only one general volume slider.
Surround sound
Menu is in stereo. Games are either in mono or stereo.[11]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op, Hot seat, Versus
Multiplayer modes vary by game selected.
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 [13]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
[12]

Issues fixed[edit]

Arbitrary resolution and removal of bilinear filter[edit]

Custom resolution and removal of filter[14]
  1. Download and extract dgVoodoo (version 2.6 or later) anywhere.
  2. Open the MS folder and copy its content to the game folder.
  3. Run dgVoodooSetup.exe.
  4. Click "Add" and set the game folder.
  5. Set "Scaling mode" to "Stretched, 4:3 Aspect Ratio".
  6. Go to "DirectX" tab.
  7. Select a 4:3 resolution (enter 1440x1080 manually for a native 4:3 1080p resolution, 2880x2160 for a native 4:3 2160p resolution) and uncheck the "dgVoodoo Watermark" option.
  8. If you wish to remove the bilinear filtering, select "Force point sampled" under Filtering.
  9. Apply your changes.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz or faster processor
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.

References

  1. Windows 8.1 support - StarForce Support
  2. Windows 10 support - StarForce Support
  3. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
    Verified with ProtectionID.
  4. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  5. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  6. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  7. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  8. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  9. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
    Tested with a wired Xbox One controller.
  10. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  11. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2020-08-18
    Tested with Orban Loudness Meter and a Soulion Tracer 30, which reports as a 7.1 audio device using virtual surround sound mode.
  12. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  13. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-10-27
  14. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-08-15