Xanadu Next

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Xanadu Next
Xanadu Next cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Publishers
XSEED
Marvelous
Release dates
Windows October 27, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 78
OpenCritic 81
IGDB 83
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, JRPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Europe, Fantasy, Medieval
Series Xanadu
Xanadu Next on IGDB
Xanadu Next on MobyGames
Xanadu Next on Wikipedia
Xanadu
Xanadu Next 2005
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ 2017

Key points

Constant framerate stutter on newer versions of DirectX. See Issues fixed.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
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
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Japanese digital release available on DLSite.
Simplified Chinese digital release available on CubeJoy. CubeJoy client requires internet access upon game boot.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\FALCOM\X_NEXT\config.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/312560/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\FALCOM\X_NEXT\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/312560/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off toggle.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Standard is 1/2 refresh rate, Rough is 1/3 refresh rate, and Smooth is the actual refresh rate.[1]
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

External sound settings.
External sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, Sound Effects (SE).
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Japanese releases only.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Xanadu Next.

Issues fixed[edit]

Constant stutter[edit]

The game can conflict with newer versions of DirectX.
Use this D3D8 Wrapper[2]
  1. Place the files into the installation folder.
  2. Open d3d.ini and change the value of the line Direct3D8DisableMaximizedWindowedModeShim = 0 from '0' to '1'.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 866 MHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Direct3D compatible 3D accelerator card
32 MB of VRAM
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>/312560/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (312560) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-11-16
  2. Xanadu Next - last accessed on 2019-11-16
    "Later in the Steam thread that KainXVIII created, DarkSpartan posted a link to a different DirectX 8 wrapper that, in my experience at least, works even better: https://github.com/ThirteenAG/d3d8-wrapper/releases Just unzip the two files, and put them in the same folder as the Xanadu Next .exe. No configuration needed (though again, I can only speak to my experience here, no guarantees of course). The .ini has a few options, but I didn't need to change any of them. EDIT: With newer versions of the wrapper, you need to change Direct3D8DisableMaximizedWindowedModeShim from 0 to 1 in the ini."