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The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki

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This page is for original release. For the Steam version, see The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero.

The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki
The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Windows Joyoland
Publishers
China Joyoland
Japan Nihon Falcom
Release dates
Windows August 28, 2011
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: Zero no Kiseki on IGDB
The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki on MobyGames
The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki on Wikipedia
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Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM disc check.[1]
Windows
Publisher website
DRM details are not known
Retail package, Japanese release
Windows
Japanese digital release available DRM-Free at DLSite. This build is what the Geofront translation patch requires to work.
Simplified Chinese release available at Chinese publisher website Joyoland. Requires a Joyoland account and online activation after installation.

Essential improvements

Geofront Translation

Besides translating the game in English, the fan translation offers a lot of improvements to the game like support for higher resolutions, turbo mode, increased framerate, as well as support for voice acting from the Japanese exclusive Evolution/Kai versions.
How to enable voice Acting
  1. Download the voice files
  2. Move the talk folder in <path-to-game>\data

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savefile\[Note 1]

Video

External display and sound settings
External display and sound settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Geofront fan translation only.
4K Ultra HD
Geofront fan translation only.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Option available in the Geofront fan translation. Used in place of exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Options for "Point", "Bilinear" and "Anisotropic" filtering available in the Geofront fan translation.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Geofront fan translation only. MSAA (2x-8x) options are available.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled in original release. Toggleable in the Geofront fan translation.
60 FPS
Locked to 30 FPS in the original release. Options for 60 FPS, 120 FPS and 144 FPS are available in the Geofront fan translation.
120+ FPS
Locked to 30 FPS in the original release. Options for 60 FPS, 120 FPS and 144 FPS are available in the Geofront fan translation.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

Keyboard bindings
Keyboard bindings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Official release suffers from limited support for modern controllers.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Geofront fan translation only.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Geofront fan translation only.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Options for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and generic (referred to as "Default") presets and button prompts are available in the Geofront fan translation.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

In-game audio options
In-game audio options
In-game audio options (Geofront translation)
In-game audio options (Geofront translation)

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for "BGM" and "SFX". In the Geofront fan translation, there's an additional slider for "Voice acting".
Surround sound
Stereo only.
Subtitles
N/A for the original release, as the game relies heavily on text boxes. The Geofront fan translation includes an option for subtitles for the opening and ending FMV sequences.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japanese
Simplified Chinese
China release only. (Joyoland, digital or physical)
English
Fan translation. Download translation patch from this link and apply the patch to a Japanese copy of the game to play in English.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8, 7, Vista, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.3GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.3 GB

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. Verified by User:Itsumi1117 on 2021-05-01