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Shadow of Death Mar 20, 12
I was rather surprised to see a Ys game on there. I'll check it out later, it's installing. I'll report back on the graphic options and quality, etc.

Also, did you mean 'undetermined' because if you knew the date of the Ys Origin game's release, it would have made sense to mention it XD
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Shadow of Death Mar 20, 12
Update: It's going to have to wait. It turns out there are CTD issues with this game (among other things, but I am personally suffering from the CTD). It's believed to be because of the video files that play at startup, I can't play those files (.avi) manually, they insta-crash. A patch is supposed to come within the next few days to resolve it.

Hope it works.
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chautemoc Mar 20, 12
Shadow of Death Thanks for the report. Definitely let me know about the graphics options and such.
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Shadow of Death Mar 23, 12
Well, the patch came and the option in the config menu lets you disable video if you're affected by the problem.

Seems unlikely that the video issue will be fixed properly, as the game expects MPEG1 format video and there is only so much they can do about getting it to work.

Also with the patch is a fix for text related issues. Some people reported missing text (which to fix on the user side, required installing Asian character support or some such. I imagine the patch fixes that).

So far as quality/performance goes, it seems quite alright. I'm getting 100 to 120FPS with Vsync on and all the options as high as they will go (8x FSAA & FSAA quality to 3, 16x AS, 32bit textures, maxed out blood, etc). There are a wide variety of options and quality level, as well as DX8 support (including a separate config for that as well). All in all, the game should be made playable to pretty much anyone not stuck in the dark ages of PC hardware.
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chautemoc Mar 23, 12
Shadow of Death Thanks. It's forced to 4:3 aspect ratio, though?
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Shadow of Death Mar 23, 12
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Shadow of Death Thanks. It's forced to 4:3 aspect ratio, though?
Yes and no. The game world is capable of rendering as you please (a large number of resolution options), but UI/character icons will be stretched.

You can check my gallery for a few (well, 4) examples of the game world as it looks at 1920x1080 resolution with everything turned up as high as it will go. It includes examples of some of the things stretched. Click (Currently the 4 most recent screens).

You'll notice (among other things) how the text in the conversation boxes only goes so far before dropping down another line even though there is plenty of space to the right.
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chautemoc Mar 23, 12
Shadow of Death Sloppy but I suppose it will do. Thanks.
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Shadow of Death Mar 23, 12
quote chautemoc
Shadow of Death Sloppy but I suppose it will do. Thanks.
You mean their job on it? Or do you mean I did sloppy work with screenshots? XD
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chautemoc Mar 23, 12
Their job.
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Shadow of Death Mar 23, 12
Alright then

Also, I forgot to mention. The game is controller enabled (not x-input though). You use the Config to map your buttons (also your keys if you want). Works well with a controller so long as you map them comfortably.
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