The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
At Thors Military Academy, Erebonia’s best learn everything from the art of war to liberal arts. First year Rean Schwarzer learns he’s been selected to join the controversial Class VII, and they’ll need to deal with more than just class warfare--they’ll need to safeguard their country from chaos.
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August 14

Version 1.2.1 (Build 2034757) patch notes

Patch notes courtesy of Durante.

Hello again everyone!

Version 1.2.1 contains several bug fixes, some optimizations, and a few new features, including the highly requested autosaves!

The full changelog from version 1.1 follows:

Bug fixes
  • Fix unlocking of "Cold Steel Conqueror" achievement. (Note: should retroactively unlock as soon as you start the game if you fulfill the prerequisites)
  • Fix potential crash in specific combination of circumstances (when offline).
  • Fix MSAA depth sampling API compliance.
  • Fix repeated keypresses at high (unlocked) framerates.
  • Input should now behave as expected up to at least 250 FPS.
  • Fix some minor text/linebreak issues (more to come!).
  • Fix one potential cause for sporadic crashes on some systems.
  • [Japanese version] Fix button prompt setting not applying to Japanese version (all prompts should now be correct, but the explanatory notes are not yet handled)

Optimization
  • Improved the performance of the Depth of Field implementation, especially with MSAA.
    (basic DoF should be improved by around 10% with 4xMSAA, high quality DoF should be improved by up to a factor of 3)

New Features:
  • Added Autosaves. The autosave interval can be configured in the launcher.
  • Added "Ultra" shadow resolution option between "High" and "Absurd".
  • Added a "Quit Game" option to the main menu
    (though why would you want to quit? ;)

    Note:
    If you encounter any new issues with this version, you can revert to the previous version (1.1) by right-clicking the game in your Steam library, selecting "Properties", then selecting the "BETAS" tab, and chosing "version_1.1" in the drop-down menu.

    Enjoy! We will continue to do our best to resolve any issues and improve the game further.
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August 4

Version 1.1 (Build 2011989) patch notes

Patch notes courtesy of Durante

Hello everyone!

I hope you are enjoying the game. If you are affected by some issue, I'm happy to announce that version 1.1 of the game just went online, which includes fixes to many of the more common problems encountered, as well as some new features based on feedback from the community.

It includes the following changes.

Bug fixes
  • Fix text rendering corruption issue when button prompts are displayed on some systems
  • Fix Depth of Field issue in cutscenes on Intel GPUs with MSAA enabled
  • Do not close the game when Alt+F4 is pressed and another program has the focus
  • Fixed some minor text issues
New Features:
  • Added an option to skip all movies
  • Added configurable speedup factors for Turbo mode
    (separate factors for battle and field exploration are possible)
  • Added a "Mouse Sensitivity" option to the mouse / keyboard configuration menu
    (also reworked mouse camera controls to eliminate acceleration)
Note:
If you encounter any new issues with this version, you can revert to the previous version (1.0) by right-clicking the game in your Steam library, selecting "Properties", then selecting the "BETAS" tab, and chosing "version_1.0" in the drop-down menu.

Enjoy! We will continue to do our best to resolve any issues and improve the game further.
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About This Game

Among the nations on the Zemurian continent, the mighty Erebonian Empire has been quick to outwardly stake its claim militarily; yet politically, ugly bouts of internal conflict between the upper class and commoners attempting to rise to power have been steadily intensifying day by day. The Noble and Reformist Factions have been none too kind to one another over the years, and tensions between the two only stand to worsen if compromises aren’t made in the very near future.

Rean Schwarzer, like any other citizen of the Imperial Nation, is no stranger to these rising conflicts: the class system has been deeply embedded into the hearts of every Erebonian since the days of old. As a seventeen-year-old student preparing for his new life at Thors Military Academy, however, he notices that his crimson uniform differs from the standard ones issued to his peers—typically green for commoners, and white for nobles.

Enter, Class VII of Thors Military Academy. For the first time in the prestigious academy’s history, rank means nothing and skill means everything. With nine hand-picked students of various backgrounds and abilities, Rean included, Class VII readies itself to dive deep into the political quagmire that threatens not only them, but the Empire as a whole.

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Taking place on the same continent as the fan favorite Trails in the Sky offshoot of Nihon Falcom’s storied The Legend of Heroes franchise, Trails of Cold Steel (Sen no Kiseki in Japanese) is the first in the series to tread Erebonian soil and explore the inner political conflicts of this oft-mentioned powerhouse nation in detail. Delve into the expansive lore that has become synonymous with the series, enjoy school life and bond with fellow students to earn new abilities in battle, take advantage of speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed “ARCUS” system, and uncover dramatic events that stand to change everything these two opposing social classes stand for.

    KEY FEATURES
  • A World Rich in Depth for Veterans and Newcomers Alike
    The events of Trails of Cold Steel are expertly told so that longtime Trails veterans and casual RPG fans alike can equally enjoy its detailed, highly nuanced storyline.

  • New Link System Adds Depth to Combat
    Take advantage of the Combat Link System by bonding with your allies throughout the school year, netting you a variety of combat benefits including healing, guarding and more.

  • A Sleek Update to a Classic Growth Mechanic
    Trails of Cold Steel streamlines the classic “Orbment” magic system from previous titles with new “ARCUS” units, allowing for more ready access to abilities and quicker customization.

  • Experience the Game as Never Before
    50% more lines of English voice-overs have been added to the PC release, bringing a fresh experience to even those who have played it before on console.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Atom x7-Z8700 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 5 (GeForce 400 / Radeon HD 5000 / Intel post-2012 series)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x720 / 30 FPS with portable settings
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel i3 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 770 / Radeon R9 280X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1920x1080 / 60 FPS with high settings
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