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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Publishers
English XSEED
Release dates
Windows June 24, 2004
Reception
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 88
IGDB 85
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Isometric
Controls Menu-based
Genres JRPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Steampunk
Series The Legend of Heroes
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on IGDB
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky guide on StrategyWiki
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on MobyGames
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on Wikipedia
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Key points

Re-released in 2014 with improvements from the PSP version (see version differences).[1]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Developer website
DRM details are not known
Japanese retail release.
Windows
Publisher website
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English release only.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
English release only.
Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
English release only.
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Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
English release only. Can be played without Steam running.[2]
Windows
Japanese digital release available DRM-free on DLSite. Original 2004 release with support for Windows 8 and above, but without XSEED version improvements.[3]
Simplified Chinese digital release available on CubeJoy. Original 2004 release without XSEED version improvements. CubeJoy client requires internet access upon game boot.

Version differences

The July 29, 2014 English release by XSEED contains various improvements from the Japanese release including various features brought over from the PSP port:[1]
  • Widescreen support
  • English voices during battle
  • PSP-exclusive character portraits
  • New Game+
  • Retry Offset
  • Monster Guide

Essential improvements

Add Voice Acting

Voice acting was included only in the Japan and Playstation Vita exclusive remaster "Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki FC Evolution", this feature never made it overseas.
It's possible to add it into the PC release with mods.
Instructions[4]
  1. Download the SoraVoice (Lite) mod.
  2. Download the voice files.
  3. Download the Battle Voices mod.
  4. Download the voice scripts here. Choose en.fc if you're using the English release of the game and ch.fc if you're using the Chinese one.
  5. Extract SoraVoiceLite_20201001.7z and move ED6_DT1A.dat and ED6_DT1A.dir to <path-to-game>.
  6. Extract Trails in the Sky FC Voice Files.7z and the voice script archive to <path-to-game>\voice.
  7. Launch the game and in Options set the Voices to Japanese.

Skip intro videos

Disable in launcher[5]
  1. Open the configuration utility.
  2. Under Disable Movies, check the Logo box.

Game data

In-game settings.
In-game settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\FALCOM\ED6\config.ini
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\251150\remote\config.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/251150/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\FALCOM\ED6\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\251150\remote\FC\
<Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\251150\remote\save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/251150/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Japanese retail releases only support 3 resolutions: 640x480, 800x600, and 1024x768.
You must have a 16-bit version of your selected display resolution available to use, even if you are using the 32-bit resolution. Or else the game will crash on boot.[6]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Not supported by Japanese retail releases.
Multi-monitor
Unplayable (world area does not render correctly).[7]
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Arbitrary resolution support.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use windowed mode with native resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
AA can be forced through NVCP or Nvidia Inspector (Without the need for special flags) for Nvidia users.[8] AMD users can force AA through Catalyst Control Center.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Intro logo video is 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Remove black bars[9]
  1. Install The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 3D Vision Fix.
  2. Press F5 to toggle black bars for cutscenes and end of battles.

Input

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound Effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Not supported by Japanese retail releases.
Traditional Chinese
Taiwanese retail releases only. Translated by Interwise.
Simplified Chinese
Chinese retail releases only. Translated by GameBridge.
Japanese
Japanese retail releases only. The early releases of the Japanese PC version have no voice acting. However, later re-releases add the voices from the PSP conversion.
Japanese
Fan patch for the English version available here.
Russian
Fan translation by ZoG Forum Team
Korean
Korean retail releases only.

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky.
vorpX
G3D
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.6, see profile introdution.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Issues fixed

Screen resolution issues

When playing at a resolution greater than your monitor's native resolution, the game can encounter a variety of issues, such as the mouse not being able to access the full play area, controllers unable to select any options in the main menu, or the game simply not running at all.
Game doesn't run-Mouse seems to not cover the whole screen surface-Controller can't activate any option in main menu[citation needed]
  1. Go in pre-launch Config Tool, clicking on Play in Steam Library, or in the game folder.
  2. Set your native screen resolution, not lower or higher (Nvidia DSR).
  3. If DX9 doesn't work, try with DX8 version of both Config Tool and game executable.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8, 9
Shader Model support 1.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Ogg Vorbis
Cutscenes Xvid

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III/550 MHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

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>/251150/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (251150) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References