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DrDaxxy Nov 20, 2016 @ 5:42pm
STEINS;GATE for Steam Improvement Patch
Introduction
Greetings and salutations, lab mems and gigalomaniacs. This is a fan patch to touch up some blemishes on the Steam release of STEINS;GATE.

To download, visit our website.[sonome.dareno.me] Installation instructions and credits can also be found there. We will be providing support in this thread, however.

This was just a side project of a side project. Watch our blog or follow us on Twitter for more Science Adventure stuff soon.

For a different project, we're currently looking for a translator! Please take a look at our recruitment post[sonome.dareno.me] if you think you can help.

Changelog
Version 1.02 (Feb 8, 2017)
  • Fixed an issue where saving to file 38 would corrupt the outline texture, causing black boxes to be drawn above hyphens.
Version 1.01 (Nov 21, 2016)
  • Fixed crash relating to HQ Audio functionality.
Version 1.00 (Nov 21, 2016)
Initial release.

Features
Here's the full list of improvements. Each can be turned on and off individually, if you like.
  • Better typography: Adds word-wrapping to the phone and displays text in a nicer font. (before[sonome.dareno.me], after[sonome.dareno.me])
  • Proper English: Fixes various typos/mistranslations in menu text.
  • High-quality CGs: Replaces low-quality (more heavily upscaled/compressed) translated images with edits of the high-quality Japanese originals.
  • High-quality FMV music: For openings and endings, plays high-quality BGM tracks instead of the included low-quality audio tracks.
  • Karaoke subtitles: Adds styled karaoke subtitles to openings and endings.
  • Forced texture filtering: Greatly improves visual quality during zoom-ins and at sub-1080p resolutions.
  • Black screen fix: Workaround for issue where game hangs at black screen when exiting while in fullscreen mode.
  • Higher-quality videos: Adds subtitles to some translated videos, allowing you to use the high-quality Japanese originals. (Requires manual setup, see installation instructions)
Last edited by DrDaxxy; Feb 8 @ 9:49am
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Guilt Nov 20, 2016 @ 6:11pm 
How does this compare to the JAST version?
DrDaxxy Nov 20, 2016 @ 6:43pm 
Originally posted by 561:
How does this compare to the JAST version?

This version has higher resolution/quality CGs (they're not 1080p natively, but look higher than the JAST version's 1024x576).

The English-edited CGs in the unpatched Steam version were upscales of the JAST version's CGs, while ours are new edits of the HD CGs from the Japanese Steam version.

Probably the biggest issue with the Steam version was the text display. Text looks like this[s.vndb.org] in the JAST version. Our text looks similar to that (slightly better, I'd say, but I'm obviously biased). I've linked pictures of the unpatched Steam version's text and our patch's text in the OP, so you can compare for yourself.

The Steam version also has some Engrish, but we fixed that too.

Note that the JAST version is much older and thus has lower system requirements than the Steam version (though that isn't very resource hungry either).
Mr. Hugh Mannity Nov 20, 2016 @ 9:04pm 
Could the mod please sticky this thread? Just tried the patch and holy hell it totally fixed my main issue with the game. Way better font, no more black screen and some noticeably improved audio too. I can finally play this masterpiece of a game!
Coolcor Nov 20, 2016 @ 10:08pm 
Originally posted by Mr. Hugh Mannity:
Could the mod please sticky this thread?

An even better option would be for the devs to ask whoever made this permission into making this an official patch so all steam users will automatically get it, not just ones that visit the forums. But they probably don't care enough to do something cool like that.
Snakethesniper Nov 21, 2016 @ 1:50am 
I tried the mod but the game wouldn't start
DrDaxxy Nov 21, 2016 @ 2:27am 
Originally posted by Coolcor:
An even better option would be for the devs to ask whoever made this permission into making this an official patch so all steam users will automatically get it, not just ones that visit the forums. But they probably don't care enough to do something cool like that.
This should go without saying, but just in case: MAGES are free to integrate any and all of these changes into an official patch.

Originally posted by Snakethesniper:
I tried the mod but the game wouldn't start
Sorry to hear that.
- Does the game work for you without the mod?
- When trying to use the mod, does the launcher open (and just fail to do anything when you click Start Game), or does the launcher not show up either?
- Inside the "languagebarrier" folder in your game folder, there should normally be a "log.txt" file. Can you check whether that exists? If it does, can you post its contents on Pastebin[pastebin.com] and post the link here?
Last edited by DrDaxxy; Nov 21, 2016 @ 2:27am
Grelo Nov 21, 2016 @ 2:36am 
Thanks, works perfectly. :)
Snakethesniper Nov 21, 2016 @ 4:23am 
Originally posted by DrDaxxy:
Originally posted by Coolcor:
An even better option would be for the devs to ask whoever made this permission into making this an official patch so all steam users will automatically get it, not just ones that visit the forums. But they probably don't care enough to do something cool like that.
This should go without saying, but just in case: MAGES are free to integrate any and all of these changes into an official patch.

Originally posted by Snakethesniper:
I tried the mod but the game wouldn't start
Sorry to hear that.
- Does the game work for you without the mod?
- When trying to use the mod, does the launcher open (and just fail to do anything when you click Start Game), or does the launcher not show up either?
- Inside the "languagebarrier" folder in your game folder, there should normally be a "log.txt" file. Can you check whether that exists? If it does, can you post its contents on Pastebin[pastebin.com] and post the link here?
Yes without the mod it works as intended. I simply unpacked the archive in the STEINS;GATE folder.
So what happens is that the process launcher starts but it doesn't show up. The log is basically clear:
[11/21/16 12:21:50] LanguageBarrier for STEINS;GATE
[11/21/16 12:21:50] **** Start apprication ****

EDIT: removing the video options in the patch launcher (karaoke and the high quality stuff) the launcher now starts
EDIT2: enabling them again, the launcher starts now. I don't know why. Thanks for the patch!

Also I wanted to ask, I noticed that the text (not with the patch, normally in the vanilla game) is blurrier when in fullscreen (1360x768) while windowed (1280x768) is clearer. Do you know if it's possibile to do anything about that? But probably I'm the only one with this issue.
Last edited by Snakethesniper; Nov 21, 2016 @ 4:34am
DrDaxxy Nov 21, 2016 @ 7:16am 
We just released an update fixing a crash that occurs after certain cutscenes when using the HQ Audio option. You'll probably want to check the downloads again. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Originally posted by Snakethesniper:
Also I wanted to ask, I noticed that the text (not with the patch, normally in the vanilla game) is blurrier when in fullscreen (1360x768) while windowed (1280x768) is clearer. Do you know if it's possibile to do anything about that? But probably I'm the only one with this issue.
Yeah, the game doesn't support nonstandard resolutions very well. I can't make any promises for updates right now, but we'll look into it.
Snakethesniper Nov 21, 2016 @ 7:50am 
Originally posted by DrDaxxy:
We just released an update fixing a crash that occurs after certain cutscenes when using the HQ Audio option. You'll probably want to check the downloads again. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Originally posted by Snakethesniper:
Also I wanted to ask, I noticed that the text (not with the patch, normally in the vanilla game) is blurrier when in fullscreen (1360x768) while windowed (1280x768) is clearer. Do you know if it's possibile to do anything about that? But probably I'm the only one with this issue.
Yeah, the game doesn't support nonstandard resolutions very well. I can't make any promises for updates right now, but we'll look into it.
thank you!
AlexHusky Nov 21, 2016 @ 10:52pm 
I know it's unlikely, but is there any possibility for porting the font enhancements to the Vita version of the game?
Mr. Hugh Mannity Nov 21, 2016 @ 11:36pm 
Originally posted by AlexHusky:
I know it's unlikely, but is there any possibility for porting the font enhancements to the Vita version of the game?
And why would they do that?
DrDaxxy Nov 22, 2016 @ 4:05am 
Originally posted by AlexHusky:
I know it's unlikely, but is there any possibility for porting the font enhancements to the Vita version of the game?

Technically possible, but it's a lot of work. No plans to do so right now, sorry.
AlexHusky Nov 22, 2016 @ 6:13pm 
Originally posted by Mr. Hugh Mannity:
Originally posted by AlexHusky:
I know it's unlikely, but is there any possibility for porting the font enhancements to the Vita version of the game?
And why would they do that?
Because it's the exact same version that was ported to Steam?
That's the only reason I brought it up, is because it's based on the same build of the game that the Steam version is.

Originally posted by DrDaxxy:
Originally posted by AlexHusky:
I know it's unlikely, but is there any possibility for porting the font enhancements to the Vita version of the game?

Technically possible, but it's a lot of work. No plans to do so right now, sorry.
Thanks for the response! I thought so, just wondered if there was the possibility.
razzuel Nov 23, 2016 @ 3:00pm 
This is awesome! Thanks. I was just deciding if I should buy a third copy of Steins;Gate (steam version) or play one of the two I already own (PS3 and JAST) in preparation for Zero, since I've only seen the anime. The biggest put-off for me was the text wrapping. Seems like with this patch the Steam version might be the best version now.
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