Greetings, detectives! The day has come! After three years, we have finally completed the Trails from Zero patch to allow you to play the game in English with a fully edited script and modernized features.
You can find the installer on our downloads page. But allow us to help clarify what you will need to install the patch. Additionally, there have been some technical problems that may delay your opportunity to experience the game, but we will be working to update the patch as soon as possible. But please read further down for more details on that subject.
Be sure to verify that the link you’re provided is one of the Geofront links. These are the only links that we can vouch for as not being modified or updated outside of our control. With the way the downloader on the site is setup, all links, both local and mirrors, can be found tagged with the Geofront subdomain before pulling the file.
If this site does go down during the process, many of us on twitter will help provide the mirror links for you.
To help with updating the game, we have built an installer to make it as easy as possible for you to install the patch and its contents, and be able to play the game as a launcher with it. This launcher will detect which version of the Geofront patch you’re running, which can help confirm if you’re using the most updated version.
There are other options that may be faster, but these are the normal steps taken by the testers when testing the build of the launcher.
Step 1: Run the setup.exe from the patch files
This will first setup Microsoft .NET framework. Once it is complete, and you have accepted it, the application will be installed. If you are running Windows 10, you will get a security warning that this software can’t be verified due to being from an unknown publisher. This is okay. Once this is complete, you can move on to step 2.
Step 2: Perform the launcher installation
If you have not installed the Japanese game for Trails from Zero, you can actually install it through this launcher, as well.
To install the game through the launcher, if you select ‘install,’ you can target the files for the game. If you have the digital version from DLSite, this is pointed to VJ009178.part1.exe. If you are using the physical version, you point this to FSetup5.exe. This will allow the launcher to install the original game as well.
If you have already installed the game, you point the launcher at ED_ZERO.exe, and the launcher will begin the process of applying the patch to your game.
Afterwards, you will see a summary of what’s going to be installed, including the Geofront build (our assets and DLL modifications), movie files, subtitle files, character texture fix, and so forth.
PLEASE NOTE: the patcher performs a Microsoft C++ Redistributable installation. This may require a reboot.
As this is 1.0.1, there will probably be some bugs and issues that we didn’t run across during our testing. As a result, we have an issue reporting page on the site now! This is where you can report anything you run across so that we can throw said reports into our github repo for the game. This way, we can incorporate them in any (inevitable) fixes in the future.
You can find the issue reporting page here.
We have run into some unexpected issues with this installer/launcher. We are in the process of investigating and testing to resolve these and will be calling out the update on here and on twitter once it is released.
Known Issue #1: Uninstallation
When attempting to go through the uninstallation of the patch, it will load up the installer window for the Japanese version of the game, but Windows will not see it to uninstall it. A known workaround is to install the game itself first, outside of the launcher, then install the patch through the launcher.
Known Issue #2: Windows 7
We have had different issues with testers running Windows 7 and the launcher. We are currently investigating the cause of these issues or a workaround for Windows 7 users.
I want to give some love to everyone who’s been patient and supportive of us as we worked through this, dealt with real life, and a various number of issues. We are going to continue with support over the release and may even have additional posts about the game, the patch, and even potentially some bloopers and bugs that we encountered.
We can’t wait to share these kinds of moments with you, and we all absolutely hope that you enjoy Trails from Zero.