The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Windows PH3 Games
Publishers
NIS America
Asia Clouded Leopard Entertainment
Release dates
Windows December 22, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 82
IGDB 87
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Isometric
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG
Sports Fishing
Art styles Anime
Themes Steampunk
Series The Legend of Heroes
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero on HowLongToBeat
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero on IGDB
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero on Wikipedia
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero is an isometric JRPG in the The Legend of Heroes series, developed by Nihon Falcom and published by NIS America.

The game is an enhanced version of The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki, based off the Kai remaster, originally released in Japan for PlayStation 4 in 2020. This game serves as the first entry in the Crossbell subseries.

The PC port was handled by PH3 Games and features a number of enhancements excusive to this release, such as support for ultrawide and ultratall monitors, as well as for framerates higher than 60 FPS, an increased draw distance, higher-resolution sprites and textures, and the implementation of a message log.[1][2]

The game was released on December 22, 2021, in Asian territories on Steam, and internationally on multiple storefronts on September 27, 2022.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions (NIS America)
Steam Community Discussions (Clouded Leopard)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Steam
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Traditional Chinese and Korean only.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Falcom\Zero\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1668510/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\FALCOM\Zero\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1668510/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Natively supports arbitrary aspect ratios, such as 4:3, 16:9, 16:10, and 21:9.[1]
Multi-monitor
[3]
Ultra-widescreen
Opening FMV and menus are pillarboxed to a 16:9 aspect ratio.[4]
4K Ultra HD
[5]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Two presets are available, "Medium" (4x), and "High" (16x).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Options for FXAA as well as 2x, 4x, and 8x MSAA are available.[1]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Choice between 30, 60, 75, 100, 120, and 144 FPS.[1]
Refresh rate and framerate can be set independently from one another.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing

Input[edit]

Input settings
Input settings
Gamepad settings and keyboard and mouse bindings (General)
Gamepad settings and keyboard and mouse bindings (General)
Gamepad settings and keyboard and mouse bindings (Field)
Gamepad settings and keyboard and mouse bindings (Field)
Gamepad settings and keyboard and mouse bindings (Shortcuts)
Gamepad settings and keyboard and mouse bindings (Shortcuts)

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Most actions can be bound to a primary and a secondary key.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
A slider is available for "Mouse Movement Sensitivity".
Can be set in intervals of 1, from 1-11.
Mouse input in menus
Referred to as "Mouse Menu Navigation".
Toggleable on or off.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Each action can be mapped to a primary and a secondary button.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Set Button Prompts to "Xbox" in Options > Input.
Enabled by default.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Set Button Prompts to "DualShock" in Options > Input.
Light bar support
Connection modes V2, Bluetooth
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Supports Steam Deck, Stadia Controller and Switch Pro Controller.
Set Button Prompts to "Steam Deck", "Stadia", or "Nintendo Switch" in Options > Input for their respective prompts.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Keyboard and button prompts switch from one another if using different inputs while "Auto Prompts" is enabled.

Audio[edit]

Sound settings
Sound settings
General settings
General settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for BGM, SE, and Voice.
Can be set in intervals of 1, from 0-11.
Surround sound
Stereo only.[6]
Subtitles
Text boxes, accompanied with voice acting during key scenes, are utilized.
An option to enlarge the UI scale for increased readability is also available.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Referred to as "Mute While Inactive".
Can be toggled on or off.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Traditional Chinese
Limited to Asian release.
Korean
Limited to Asian release.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Opus
Cutscenes WebM

Miscellaneous[edit]

Save games migration from Joyoland version

Save games, including clear data from the Joyoland/Geofront version can be migrated to this version

  1. Copy save folders inside the savedata folder in Joyoland version to %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\FALCOM\Zero
  2. Rename the SAV0001 folder to data0001 and so on
  3. Rename the SAV1001 folder to data0201
  4. Rename the SYSTEM folder to data0255
New Game+ points do not get migrated, instead load the final save game and beat the final boss again

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB[7]
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 6570
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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>/1668510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1668510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Trails from Zero - PC Version Overview (Part 1) - Peter "Durante" Thoman, via Steam Events
  2. Trails from Zero - PC Version Overview (Part 2) - Peter "Durante" Thoman, via Steam Events
  3. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-09-20
    Tested on a multi-monitor setup.
  4. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-09-20
    Tested by playing the game at 2560x1080 resolution.
  5. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-09-20
    Tested by playing the game at 3840x2160 resolution.
  6. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-09-21
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.
  7. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-09-21
    Actual install size is 3.62 GB.