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
Nihon Falcom
English XSEED
Release dates
Windows June 24, 2004
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 88
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 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 Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Developer website
DRM details are not known
Japanese retail release.
English release only.
Humble Store
English release only.
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
English release only. Can be played without Steam running.[2]
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[edit]

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[edit]

Add Japanese Voices to dialogue lines, new OST, Videos from PS Vita version, and other mods[edit]

Primary method[edit]

Adds the Voice acting lines, and many other things, used in the remake The Legend of Heroes: Trails in The Sky FC -EVOLUTION for PS Vita, to the PC Version
Other mods are up to preference since they are not essential and change the art style and music of the game
  1. Download the files for FC (First Chapter), from this mod list.
  2. Roll back game version(see Notes) by right-clicking on the game in Steam Library. Then left click on Properties > Betas, and choose the Beta version. April 22nd, 2018 Version worked for me.
  3. Extract all files you downloaded in the first point. There are different modules for Voices, Soundtrack, etc. Every module has a Readme and is divided in sub-modules if you want to install just a few of things, and not everything. Follow the instructions of every Readme, which basically consists in a copy-paste, and eventually click on the .bat file to install/uninstall a sub-module.
  4. (Optional) For the Music Mod, there are 2 variants, and you can also create different Music folders to choose between them via in-game options. The simple procedure is contained in their Readme.


  • If you have problems with new Videos, you need to install Video Codecs like K-Lite Standard from here.
  • To enable the Roll Back feature on Steam, you need first to activate Beta Participation for Steam client. To do so, in the Main Window of Steam, click on "Steam" in the upper left corner, "Settings" > "Account", and there change "Beta Participation" setting. After that, restart Steam when asked.

Alternate method[edit]

Alternatively, you could try another procedure, with SoraVoice patch from here overwriting all files when asked.

Skip intro videos[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

In-game settings.
In-game settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


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.
Unplayable (world area does not render correctly).[7]
4K Ultra HD
Arbitrary resolution support.
Field of view (FOV)
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.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

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.



Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
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 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.
Fan patch for the English version available here.
Fan translation by ZoG Forum Team
Korean retail releases only.

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Screen resolution issues[edit]

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[edit]


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


Middleware Notes
Audio Ogg Vorbis
Cutscenes Xvid Video

System requirements[edit]

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


  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.