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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles cover
MT Framework
Release dates
Windows July 27, 2021
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 85
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Relaxed
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Menu-based, Point and select
Genres Adventure, Visual novel
Art styles Anime, Cel-shaded
Themes Detective/mystery, Japan, Victorian
Series Ace Attorney
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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles guide on StrategyWiki
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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles on Wikipedia
Ace Attorney
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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a singleplayer visual novel adventure developed and published by Capcom. It is part of the Ace Attorney series, taking place in the Meiji and Victorian eras.[1]

General information

Visual Novel Database article - The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures
Visual Novel Database article - The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements

TGAA HQ Audio Restoration Patch

A patch that restores the higher audio quality present on the original 3DS release and subsequent soundtrack releases.

DGS Hack Fix

A fix for a number of issues in the PC port.
Animation frame rate can be set to an arbitrary rate.
Cursor movement speed no longer depends on the frame rate.
Resolution can be set as reported by the GPU or display.
CPU usage on some threads is no longer unnecessarily high.
Reports the process as high-DPI-aware so it does not get scaled by Windows.
Attempts fixing the crash experienced when interacting with the Jury.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1158850/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1158850\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1158850/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Display settings
Display settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios wider than 16:9 are pillarboxed to a 16:9 aspect ratio by default.[3]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Used in place of exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Toggleable on/off.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Gameplay is capped at 30 FPS; FMVs are at 24 and 30 FPS.[5]
Use DGS Hack Fix as a workaround.
120+ FPS
Use DGS Hack Fix.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)


Keyboard rebinding
Keyboard rebinding
Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Initial launch of the game displays a system prompt, which requires the use of a mouse or a keyboard to dismiss.[6][7] Cursor appears in the middle of the screen when prompt is displayed.
Controller remapping
Edit config.ini.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox 360 controllers are officially supported on Windows 8.1.
Xbox One controllers are officially supported on Windows 10.[8]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Through DirectInput support.
Generic/other controllers
Default bindings done for Xbox controller layout.
Button prompts
Utilizes Xbox prompts for all controllers.
Use Playstation 4 Input Mod for DualShock 4 button prompts.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only, toggleable on or off.
Still enabled even if keyboard and mouse are used for gameplay.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Options for Music, Sound Effects, and Voices can be toggled on or off.
Surround sound
Plays up to 3.0.[10]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Voice language settings (English version)
Voice language settings (English version)
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japanese text/interface only available in Asia. Can be restored to the worldwide version by using this mod.

Issues fixed

Resolution limited to 640x480

Use DGS Hack Fix.
Modify the executable to unlock all resolutions[11]
  1. Open TGAAC.exe with a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  2. Go to hex offset (Ctrl+G) 5D6A6.
  3. Replace 74 with EB and save.
  4. Run the game, go to Options, PC Config, and select a display mode.

Blurry graphics on high-DPI displays

Disable DPI scaling[12]
  1. Right-click on TGAAC.exe.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Go to Compatibility, Change high DPI settings.
  4. Tick Override high DPI scaling behavior and click OK.
Use DGS Hack Fix.

Crashes when disconnecting or switching an audio device

The game has issues switching audio devices and, as a result, when the currently in-use audio device is no longer available to the game, it may crash.
This may also happen when sleeping and resuming the computer when using Bluetooth audio devices, as it will take a moment to re-connect to them after resuming and so the audio device will appear to be unavailable to the game, causing a crash.
Create a virtual audio cable and re-route its audio to the default audio device[citation needed]
  1. Install VB-Audio
  2. Open the Windows 10 Sound settings
  3. Ensure the default audio device is the headphones (or the speakers, or whichever audio device should be used for sound output at the moment)
  4. Scroll down to App Volume Device Preferences (at the bottom of the Sound settings)
  5. Make the Virtual Audio Cable the preferred output device for Great Ace Attorney
  6. Back to the Windows 10 Sound settings
  7. Temporarily select the virtual cable as the input device (as if it were a microphone)
  8. Select Device Properties
  9. Select Additional Device Properties
  10. Select the Listen tab
  11. Enable Listen to this device, and in the drop-down menu, choose to listen via the Default Playback Device
The usual microphone can now be selected as the Windows 10 input device again
If the audio device changes (if the headset is disconnected, for instance), the virtual cable input device may change its "Listen" device and start outputting audio elsewhere, like the speakers. It is possible to fix this without restarting the game by opening the virtual cable input device properties again, manually selecting to listen via any preferred output device (which will switch the listening device) and then setting it back again to Default Playback Device.

Menus get stuck scrolling

This issue is caused by mouse scrolling inputs (via the scrollwheel or via touchpad/touchscreen scrolling swipes).
Block mouse input via Special K[citation needed]
  1. Enable Special K in the game either via a Global Injection or a Local Installation of Special K
  2. Open the Special K in-game menu (Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace by default)
  3. Go to the Input Management section, Enable/Disable Devices, enable the Disable Mouse Input to Game option.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11.4 [13]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6300U
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 520
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  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 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Objection! A lawyer examines the truth of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles - last accessed on 2021-08-02
  2. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-07-27
    Tested on an multi-monitor setup.
  3. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-07-27
    Tested by playing the game at 2560x1080 resolution.
  4. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-07-27
    Tested by playing the game at 3840x2160 resolution.
  5. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2021-07-27
    FMV cutscenes are pre-rendered at 24 FPS; miscellaneous videos are pre-rendered at 29.97~30 FPS. The game itself operates at 60 FPS during video playback. Verified by using FFmpeg to examine the video files, and Special K to observe the frame rate graph during video playback.
  6. Verified by User:Marioysikax on 2021-08-05
    Talking about initial launcher used once, not gameplay.
  7. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-08-05
    Tested by booting up and playing the game with a DualShock 4 controller. Menus and gameplay was all assessable using said controller, with no need for mouse or keyboard at all.
  8. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles on Steam - last accessed on 2021-05-13
    "Xbox 360 (Windows®8.1) and Xbox One (Windows®10) controllers supported."
  9. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-08-06
    Tested by playing the game with an Xbox Wireless Controller.
  10. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-08-05
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.
  11. Steam Users' Forums - Restricted resolution options - last accessed on 2021-07-29
  12. Steam Users' Forums - Resolution slightly off? - last accessed on 2021-07-29
  13. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2021-07-27
    Verified with Special K