Tales of Zestiria

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Tales of Zestiria
Tales of Zestiria cover
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Windows QLOC[1]
Release dates
Windows October 20, 2015
Metacritic 77
OpenCritic 71
Series Tales
Tales of Zestiria on HowLongToBeat
Tales of Zestiria on IGDB
Tales of Zestiria on MobyGames
Tales of Zestiria on Wikipedia
Tales of Eternia Online 2006
Tales of Zestiria 2015
Tales of Symphonia 2016
Tales of Berseria 2017
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition 2019
Tales of Arise 2021

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[2] but can be capped at 60 with Tales of Zestiria "Fix".
The game speed is bound to the frame rate, meaning that any frame rate drops will force the game to slow down.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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All versions require Steam and SecuROM 08.14.0028 DRM.[3]

DLC and expansion packs

See this Steam Community Discussion for how to redeem and use DLC in-game.
Name Notes
Pre-order items
Mystic Artes Free
Free Skits Pack Free
God Eater free offer Free
Seaside Resort Costumes Set
School Costume Set
Idolmaster Costume Set
Evangelion Costume Set
Attachments Set
Additional Chapter: Alisha's Story
Adventure Items

Essential improvements[edit]

Tales of Zestiria "Fix"[edit]

Adds 60 FPS support, vastly improves graphics, adds aspect ratio correction and fixes multi-channel / high sample-rate audio stability.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\BANDAI NAMCO Games\Tales of Zestiria\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/351970/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\351970\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/351970/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9 only. For other aspect ratios, see Ultra-widescreen.
See Ultra-widescreen.
See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Arbitrary resolutions are supported. Use Tales of Zestiria "Fix" to increase post-processing resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Use Tales of Zestiria "Fix".
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Select desktop's resolution and enable windowed mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Off is Point Filtering.[4]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, Nvidia users can force other methods by following this guide. Downsampling is also possible.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Restart the game after enabling it. Alternatively, use Tales of Zestiria "Fix".
60 FPS
Use Tales of Zestiria "Fix".
120+ FPS


There are currently some minor issues with this fix[5]
Use TZFix to change aspect ratio[citation needed]
  1. Install Tales of Zestiria "Fix".
  2. Open tzfix.ini, under the section [TZFIX.Render] set AspectCorrection= to AspectCorrection=true
  3. Save the file

Improve character shadow resolution[edit]

Use TZFix to improve shadow resolution[citation needed]
  1. Install Tales of Zestiria "Fix".
  2. Open tzfix.ini, under the section [TZFIX.Render] change RescaleShadows= to the desired value according to the TZF 0.5.0 release notes.
  3. Save the file


Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Single button per action.
Mouse acceleration
Uses mouse smoothing, no way to disable.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput through SDL2.
Full controller support
Controller must be selected from the settings menu. Main menu can be controller with any control method.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
See PlayStation Button Icons.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Hackable for DualShock. See PlayStation Button Icons.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

PlayStation Button Icons[edit]

PlayStation Button icons[citation needed]
  1. You must use Tales of Zestiria "Fix" for this to work.
  2. Download this file and extract custom_buttons.dds to the same folder as the game .exe and TZFix.
  3. Done


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, voices, sound effects, movies.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


English or Japanese Audio set on runtime. Cannot change without restarting.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
Can use 4 controllers or Mouse and Keyboard + controllers.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Sound distortion at Sample Rates higher than 44100 Hz[edit]

Change primary playback device shared mode Sample Rate to 44100 Hz[citation needed]
  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).
Use TZFix to fix sound distortion[citation needed]
  1. Install Tales of Zestiria "Fix".
  2. Open tzfix.ini, under the section [TZFIX.Audio] change "Channels=" to the maximum number of channels the game is allowed to use (Remember that a Sub Woofer ;.1; counts as a channel. So 5.1 will be 6 channels, 7.1 is 8, 2.1 is 3, 2.0 is 2)
  3. Set "EnableFix=" to "EnableFix=true"
  4. Save the file

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[6]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TOZ.cfg.
  3. Change refreshRateHz=60 to the desired value, e.g. refreshRateHz=120.

Xbox Controller not working or partially working[edit]

Controller not working at all, or just works a few buttons, usually Back, Start, DPad.
Change Input settings in Main Menu
  1. Sometime, just after all the initial cutscenes, in the first gameplay section you can experience that your character can't move at all, and you can't even move visual, but usually you can still use Back, Start and Dpad buttons.
  2. Go back to the Main Title Screen. Or go there just after you launch the game.
  3. Go in the "Command" option menu
  4. In the Input section, switch to "Xbox Controller", or just "Controller". That's all.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Input SDL2

System requirements[edit]

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) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 4830
DirectX 9.0 compatible


  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>/351970/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (351970) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. QLOC opens a branch office in Gdańsk - last accessed on 2021-06-28
    "QLOC cooperates with such companies as: Warner Bros. Interactive, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Capcom, Six Foot and IO Interactive, working on such titles as: Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (PC version), Tales of Zestiria (PS4 and PC), Devil May Cry series (Xbox One and PS4), Resident Evil 4 and 6 (PC), RiME (PC and Xbox One), Injustice 2 (PC) and many, many more."
  2. Tales of Zestiria reveals its PC Specs & PS4 info! | The official Tales of Blog
  3. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-12-06
    ProtectionID scan of the .exe
  4. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/148755
  5. Release Tales of Zestiria "Fix" 0.4.0 · Kaldaien/TZF · GitHub
  6. Verified by User:Keith on 2017-12-12