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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 guide on StrategyWiki
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

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Japanese only.
Windows
Developer website (unavailable)
DRM details are not known
Japanese retail release.
Windows
Publisher website (unavailable)
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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

Add Voice Acting

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

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\FALCOM\ED_SORA3\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\251150\remote\TC
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/436670/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Display settings.
Display settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Not supported by Japanese retail releases.
Multi-monitor
Unplayable (world area does not render correctly).[3]
Ultra-widescreen
Arbitrary resolution support.
4K Ultra HD
Arbitrary resolution support.
Field of view (FOV)
Game uses a fixed isometric camera angle.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Option only available when using native display resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be enabled via an option in the game's configuration file.[4]
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Intro logo video is 30 FPS. Maximum framerate is 125 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Remove black bars[5]
  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 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
Royalty free audio

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

API

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

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 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References

  1. twitter.com - last accessed on 28 May 2023
  2. Verified by User:Richterbelmontx on 2021-04-10
  3. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky | WSGF
  4. Steam Guide for Anti-Aliasing - last accessed on June 2023
  5. Helix Mod: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - last accessed on May 2023