The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Publishers
XSEED
Marvelous
Release dates
Windows June 28, 2007
Reception
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 85
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Isometric
Controls Menu-based
Genres JRPG
Sports Fishing
Art styles Anime
Themes Steampunk
Series The Legend of Heroes
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd on IGDB
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd on MobyGames
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd on Wikipedia
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General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Japanese only.
Windows
Developer website
DRM details are not known
Japanese retail release.
Windows
Publisher website
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
Choice of DRM-free or Steam version.
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Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam running.[1]
Windows
Japanese digital release available on DLSite. Original 2007 release with support for Windows 8 and above, but without XSEED version improvements.
Simplified Chinese digital release available on CubeJoy. Original 2007 release without XSEED version improvements. CubeJoy client requires internet access upon game boot.

Essential improvements[edit]

Add Voice Acting[edit]

Voice acting was included only in the Japan and Playstation Vita exclusive remaster "Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Evolution", this feature never made it overseas.
It's possible to add it into the PC release with mods.
Instructions[2]
  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.3rd if you're using the English release of the game and ch.3rd.ori if you're using the chinese one
  5. Extract SoraVoiceLite_20201001.7z and move ED6_DT37.dat and ED6_DT37.dir in <path-to-game>
  6. Extract Trails in the Sky 3rd Voice Files.7z and the voice script archive in <path-to-game>\voice
  7. Launch the game and set in options the Voices in Japanese

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\FALCOM\ED_SORA3\ed6_win3.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/436670/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\FALCOM\ED_SORA3\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/436670/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set game to windowed mode then set resolution to the monitor's native resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Although the game itself can be played entirely with a controller, the configuration menu cannot be navigated with one.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
The game is entirely text-based except for battle cries, grunts, and celebrations.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
It is possible to play with the original Japanese voices and the English interface by replacing voice files with the Japanese ones. An option to toggle between JP and EN audio will then appear in the options menu.
Japanese
Japanese releases only.
Korean
Korean releases only.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8, 9 DirectX 9 support was added August 2017; replacing DX8 as default.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 550 MHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) 3D accelerator
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) 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>/436670/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (436670) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References