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Tales of Symphonia

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Tales of Symphonia
Tales of Symphonia cover
Namco Tales Studio
Windows Other Ocean Interactive
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Release dates
Windows February 2, 2016
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Tales
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Key points

Contains bonus content from PS2 and PS3 versions.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS, due to being direct port of the PlayStation 3 version, not the GameCube version.
The enhancements in the PS4/Xbox One/Switch versions are not included.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Steam and SecuROM 08.14.0028 DRM.[1]
VMProtect DRM[2] was removed via a patch on February 29, 2016.[3]

Essential improvements

Tales of Symphonia "Fix"

The project does the following:

  • Fixes Namco's bad frame rate limiter
    • 30 FPS still, but no stutter
  • Correctly matches rendering to the selected resolution
  • Integrates Durante's character outline enhancement
    • Improves Durante's work by outlining weapons
  • Supports an optional 4K texture pack
    • As well as user-created mods
  • Fixed blurring that was added on 2/22/16
  • Fixed hitching on menu screens and long load times
  • Fixes cursor management system
  • Fixed Zelos' Harem Master achievement not unlocking
  • Added Multisample Anti-Aliasing
  • Allows fullscreen borderless window mode
  • Adds a PSN Trophy sound on achievement unlock

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.conf[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/372360/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\372360\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/372360/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


General settings.
General settings.
Resolution settings.
Resolution settings.


Input settings.
Input settings.
Battle Controls with DualShock 3 button prompts.
Battle Controls with DualShock 3 button prompts.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Only as alternatives to XInput buttons. Not possible to remap actions separately.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Battle Controls allow for remapping of 6 actions to 6 specific buttons: the face buttons, RB and right stick press. Techniques are locked to RT and LT and Party Orders is locked to LB.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Xbox 360 type.
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Switches rapidly between controller and KB/M prompts. Prioritizes KB/M prompts.

DualShock 3/GameCube button prompts

Use optional add-ons in Tales of Symphonia "Fix"[5]
  1. Install Tales of Symphonia "Fix" with the automated SKIM64 installer.
  2. From the list of optional add-ons, select PlayStation 3 Buttons or GameCube Buttons under Button Mods and install.


The button prompts can be uninstalled by running SKIM64 and choosing Manage/Repair.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by «Temple of Tales Translations»


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
In fighting sequences.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

See Bug Reports / Feature Requests for known issues.

Crash on launch

Start game windowed[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit CustomConfig.conf.
  3. Change fullscreen=1 to fullscreen=0
Disable overlays[citation needed]
  • MSI Afterburner, RivaTuner, Steam overlay, etc.
Install redistributables[citation needed]
  • Located at <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\.
Whitelist game executable from antivirus[citation needed]

Game freezing on battles

Game seems to always freeze when there is controller rumble being used.
Disable rumble[6]
  1. Go into game settings.
  2. Turn rumble off.
Use controller with wire or another controller[6]

Other information


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

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
ATI Radeon HD 4830
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Other Gamepad support
64-bit system is recommended.


  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>/372360/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (372360) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-12-06
    ProtectionID scan of the .exe
  2. Wait, this game has DRM? :: Tales of Symphonia General Discussions - last accessed on May 2023
  3. THANK YOU NAMCO BANDAI! :: Tales of Symphonia General Discussion - last accessed on March 1, 2016
  4. Tales of Symphonia HD update and various fixes - Sept. 27th, 2016 :: Steam Community :: Group Announcements - last accessed on May 2023
  5. Tales of Symphonia "Fix" - last accessed on 2021-04-24
  6. 6.0 6.1 Verified by User:Marioysikax on 2017-02-19