The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

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The Legend of Heroes:
Trails of Cold Steel III
The Legend of Heroes:Trails of Cold Steel III cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Windows Engine Software
Windows PH3 Games
Publishers
NIS America
Engines
PhyreEngine
Release dates
Windows March 23, 2020
Reception
OpenCritic 84
IGDB 83
Taxonomy
Series The Legend of Heroes
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III on IGDB
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III guide on StrategyWiki
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III on MobyGames
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III on Wikipedia
The Legend of Heroes 1997
The Legend of Heroes III: Shiroki Majo 1999
The Legend of Heroes V: Umi no Oriuta 1999
The Legend of Heroes IV: Akai Shizuku 2000
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 2004
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC 2006
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd 2007
The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki 2011
The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki 2013
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2017
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II 2018
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III 2020
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV 2021
The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie 2021
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero 2021
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure 2021
The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails 2023

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Thors Academy Edition. Download-only; no disc is included in the physical box.
Windows
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
Runs without the launcher.[1]
Digital Limited Edition also available.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Digital Limited Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Limited Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Digital Limited Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Game can be launched without Steam running.[2][3]
Digital Limited Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Traditional Chinese and Korean only.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Epic Games Store release lacks Free DLCs present in the Steam/GOG versions, and thus will not load a save data from others playing on the Steam/GOG build even with only Free DLC enabled.[4][5][6][7]

Demo[edit]

Game demo is available from Steam or GOG.com.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\TrailsOfColdSteel3\settings.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/991270/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\FALCOM\ed8_psv3
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/991270/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

External game settings.
External game settings.
In-game settings.
In-game settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Menus and FMVs are restricted to a pillarboxed 16:9 aspect ratio.[8]
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ native support that will accept any resolution. Must be configured in the game launcher. Some HUD elements are positioned on the far edges of the screen and menus and FMVs are restricted to a pillarboxed 16:9 aspect ratio.[9]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Game uses vertical FOV in external configuration instead of horizontal FOV. Maximum: 70° (102° horizontal at 16:9).
Windowed
Selectable from a dropdown menu in the launcher.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
The "Fullscreen" option is borderless fullscreen. To make it exclusive, see Exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Toggleable option in external launcher.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and MSAA (2x-8x) options are available.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Choice between 30 FPS, 60 FPS, 120 FPS, 240 FPS or Unlimited.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Exclusive fullscreen[edit]

Edit settings.xml.
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.xml.
  3. Change the setting between the "ScreenMode" brackets to "FULLSCREEN" and save the file.
Disabling the launcher on startup may be required.

Input[edit]

External mouse and keyboard rebinding.
External mouse and keyboard rebinding.
External gamepad settings (DualShock).
External gamepad settings (DualShock).
In-game gamepad settings (DualShock).
In-game gamepad settings (DualShock).

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Can only be remapped from the launcher. Each action can be rebound to three keys, but in-game key prompts will only display the primary binding.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Referred to as "Camera Mouse Sensitivity". Can be adjusted in conjunction with the in-game camera sensitivity option for more precise camera control.
Mouse input in menus
The menus must be navigated with a keyboard as the game lacks a cursor to select any options, however, left and right click can still be used for confirm and cancel, respectively.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Both the game and the launcher can be fully navigated with a controller.
Controller remapping
Can be remapped from the launcher, as well as in-game. The external launcher allows for full button remapping, while the in-game options only allow for certain actions to be swapped between buttons.
Controller sensitivity
Referred to as "Camera Sensitivity". Configurable in-game.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Selectable from a dropdown menu in the launcher.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Selectable from a dropdown menu in the launcher.
Light bar support
Connection modes V2, Wired, Bluetooth
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Both controller and keyboard can be used at the same time, however, only the button prompts selected in the launcher will be displayed.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for "BGM", "Sound Effects" and "Voice".
Surround sound
Stereo only.[10]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses on focus lost, no option to disable.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Japanese
Korean
Clouded Leopard release only.
Traditional Chinese
Clouded Leopard release only.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia Geforce GTX 650 Ti
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>/991270/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (991270) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Itsumi1117 on 2021-04-17
    Game windows shows "DRM-Free" mode when launched with or without Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Verified by User:Itsumi1117 on 2020-12-23
    The game shows both Steam and GOG when run in windowed mode, and contains Galaxy DLLs in the Steam install.
  3. Is Cold Steel III DRM free on Steam like the previous Trails releases? - last accessed on 2021-04-19
  4. Verified by User:Itsumi1117 on 2021-04-20
  5. DLC List (Steam)
  6. DLC List (GOG)
  7. DLC List (Epic)
  8. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2020-04-04
    Tested on an multi-monitor setup.
  9. The Legend of Heroes: Trials of Cold Steel III - #1 Demo PC - Ultrawide
  10. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2020-03-25
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.