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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel PC Guest Blog #1 from Peter “Durante” Thoman - Performance

When XSEED approached me about contributing to their in-progress The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel port, I was immediately excited about the prospect. The Trails in the Sky series features some of my favourite JRPGs on PC, so I looked forward to making this later game in the franchise the best it can be on PC.

Of course, back at that point I didn’t quite anticipate just how involved I would get - I was expecting to do some optimization here and there, maybe amounting to a week or two of full-time work. Reality would turn out different, and in this series of articles I’ll give you some idea of why.

The series is currently planned in 3 parts, leading up to the release of the game on August 2nd:

  • The first part, which you are reading right now, deals with performance aspects, primarily framerates and loading times.
  • The second part will describe the graphical enhancements and options available in the PC version, and how they came about.
  • Finally, the third part will go into some specific features of the PC port that aren’t direct graphical enhancements, and explain some of the challenges in implementing them. 

Keep reading

Querido Peter

Durante esse último mês, com quatro quinta-feiras e segundas tediosas, te esperei em frente a janela olhando a lua, as estrelas, a segunda estrela à direita, mas você não apareceu. Decide acreditar que você tinha levados mais meninos para sua ilha, estava ocupado ensinando-os a sobreviver sem o luxo da cidade. Muito trabalho a fazer, não?
Mas hoje, Peter, hoje eu vou dormir. Chega de dar chances a você e a esse amor de mundo irreal.
Peço que não bata na janela, sabe que tenho sono leve e demoro a adormecer.
Não entenda isso como desistência, é a apenas cansaço de esperar.

Com carinho,
Do seu primeiro amor.


TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 2011, The Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical Follies, opens at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre. The cast is headed by Bernadette Peters as Sally Durant Plummer, Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion.

For more on the 2011 Broadway revival of Follies, including photos, videos, and a look inside the show’s opening night Playbill, visit