Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Barkserk Aug 6, 2013 @ 2:30pm
Game makes me enter Config menu every time I start it up.
The little text box in the config menu says "Anti-alias and filter settings are being overridden by current screen properties and/or video card settings."

My rig is probably over-qualified to run this game as I just finished Origins and the collection a few days ago on max settings.
I can get past the conifg menu when I press "Ok" enough times, but I have to do this every time I start it up.
It's a minor annoyance, but does anybody have any idea how to fix this?
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Sara  [developer] Aug 6, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
The "overridden" thing is normal. It needs reworded and is nothing to worry about. The original Japanese actually says something along the lines of "Anti-aliasing and filtering settings may be overridden by your video card's settings." -- it doesn't mean they already definitely are. Sorry about the confusion there and I'll make sure it gets adjusted.

As for it popping up every time, this mean Steam isn't managing to finish the install script for the game for some reason. Running Steam as admin, then running the game with Steam running that way, may fix the problem. (Permanently, not having to do it every time.) Seems to be a problem with some games. If there's an easy fix on my end, I'd like to know it, but I currently don't. We're using a very standard install script that's virtually copied and pasted from the documentation.
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Barkserk Aug 6, 2013 @ 10:28pm 
Didn't work, but thanks for replying nonetheless.

Also, when I'm on the config menu, I go "Ok", the menu closes and pops back up. It does this 3 times before it closes and starts the game. Is that also part of the install script?
Sara  [developer] Aug 7, 2013 @ 11:14am 
Originally posted by HanPaul:
Didn't work, but thanks for replying nonetheless.

Also, when I'm on the config menu, I go "Ok", the menu closes and pops back up. It does this 3 times before it closes and starts the game. Is that also part of the install script?
No, it's only supposed to pop up once. There's a bug in Steam recently that sometimes repeats install script steps. I once, last month, had to wait 36 steps repeated for Saints Row 3 to run, for example. Not sure what's going on there.
Azrael Aug 10, 2013 @ 2:33am 
Same things happen to me: The 2 window pop-ups of the setup everytime I start, and the 3 window pop-ups if I run the setup (:P). It saves, but the problem is, it keeps opening...

I "fixed" it deleting the file "installscript.vdf".
Harest Aug 10, 2013 @ 6:38am 
Thanks for the tip Angel_Azrael, i've the same problem (2 config window each time i launch the game) since i start a new run in Inferno. No problem in December 2012 / January 2013 when i played the game in Normal.
Nicholas Steel Aug 17, 2013 @ 12:06pm 
I experience something similar, when opening either the game or the configuration tool a UAC prompt is generated (Windows 7 x64) and answering No to the UAC prompt when either running the game or configuring avoids issues where multiple instances of the software end up being opened.

If I were to answer Yes when configuring Ys then it will re-open the configuration tool when I close it (via any means) up to a total of about 4 times before it remains closed. If I answer No then it only spawns the configuration program once.

Unsure what happens if I keep choosing Yes to the UAC prompt when trying to play the actual game but I presume it will simply repeat the First Time Install stuff where it installs redistributables.

This problem applies to both this game and Origins.

Also Steam is not installed under Program Files, instead it is on a seperate HDD partition dedicated to Steam software and associated games so admin permission should never be needed for Steam games/software unless the product makes use of an awful form of DRM. (Programs are freely able to edit and manipulate content within their installation location as well as in My Documents without admin priveleges required so... yeah)
Last edited by Nicholas Steel; Aug 17, 2013 @ 12:11pm
Sara  [developer] Aug 17, 2013 @ 12:38pm 
The first time install stuff is part of Steam, not part of the game. I'm not sure what's happening exactly but I've had this problem with a few other games myself, though on XP and without it happening again after the first time. We aren't using any sort of DRM here of course besides Steam itself, but basically all that Steam is told is "run this program, then set a registry entry to acknowledge you've run it". Which is the standard, and being done exactly as the Steamworks documentation suggests.
Barkserk Aug 17, 2013 @ 3:39pm 
Angel_Azrael's "fix" works, but I just hope deleteing that file doesn't do anything funky on the long run.
Harest Aug 17, 2013 @ 3:52pm 
Instead of deleting the installscript.vdf file, you can rename it. Putting an underscore for instance at the beginning of the name.
Last edited by Harest; Aug 17, 2013 @ 3:52pm
Sara  [developer] Aug 17, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
Deleting the file is safe. It doesn't do anything aside from the first-time install stuff.
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