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Earlier this year, Square Enix released Chrono Trigger on Steam, and the response was less than stellar. Now, though, Square Enix is releasing a patch to help fix its mistakes.

Fans were initially excited when the classic role-playing game appeared on Steam, but that excitement quickly vanished when it was discovered that the game was merely a port of the mobile version—and had a whole host of graphical issues, bugs, a poor UI, a blurry art style that many disliked, and other problems all its own. The outcry against the game’s poorly upscaled textures, filters, and blurry shaders was so poor that modders immediately began work to restore the game’s original pixel-style graphics.

Now, an official patch has gone out, which should help solve the problem without the need for mods. In order to activate it, players must opt in to an “Original” graphics setting from the menu, which will change the visuals to more closely resemble the original SNES version of the game. This change will also update the font of the game to make it more readable and fix kerning problems.

While some of the UI problems still haven’t been solved, Square Enix has promised that more updates will be coming. In the meantime, the current changes should fix many of the most egregious problems fans had with the release’s graphics the first time around.

The full list of changes can be found in the game’s patch notes on Steam here.

Source: Steam

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

That terrible Chrono Trigger PC port might finally be fixed

Square Enix has released its first patch attempting to fix the awful PC port of Chrono Trigger.

By Emma Schaefer | 04/11/2018 02:30 PM PT

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Earlier this year, Square Enix released Chrono Trigger on Steam, and the response was less than stellar. Now, though, Square Enix is releasing a patch to help fix its mistakes.

Fans were initially excited when the classic role-playing game appeared on Steam, but that excitement quickly vanished when it was discovered that the game was merely a port of the mobile version—and had a whole host of graphical issues, bugs, a poor UI, a blurry art style that many disliked, and other problems all its own. The outcry against the game’s poorly upscaled textures, filters, and blurry shaders was so poor that modders immediately began work to restore the game’s original pixel-style graphics.

Now, an official patch has gone out, which should help solve the problem without the need for mods. In order to activate it, players must opt in to an “Original” graphics setting from the menu, which will change the visuals to more closely resemble the original SNES version of the game. This change will also update the font of the game to make it more readable and fix kerning problems.

While some of the UI problems still haven’t been solved, Square Enix has promised that more updates will be coming. In the meantime, the current changes should fix many of the most egregious problems fans had with the release’s graphics the first time around.

The full list of changes can be found in the game’s patch notes on Steam here.

Source: Steam

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM