Some screenshots, thoughts about the Windows version, and a gameplay video~!
The store page is region locked to Japan meaning that you need an IP address from Japan to access it. I took a look through it via VPN to see if it mentioned game pad support and it does but it’s not supported. Neither is touchscreen. .
As far as I can tell, using the mouse is the only way to get around, but you can exit the game with the ESC key on the keyboard. Actually, I don’t believe there’s any other way to close the game other than with that or Alt-F4.
The game data sharing option didn’t go as smoothly as I liked. I generated the one-time password from my iPad mini 2, but the Steam version refused to accept it. I tripled checked the letters and numbers since I still had the password on the tablet screen. No mistakes were made when inputting it so I have no idea why it kept giving me an error. Generating a new password worked though. .
As the title of this post indicates, it’s beautiful. Here are some samples. The screenshots are in 1680×1050 which is my desktop resolution. Kind of old school based on today’s standards, I know:
Maybe it’s not impressive to some since their mobile devices already display the game in gorgeous quality but this is a step up from what I’m used to seeing on my iPad mini 2. In fact, after a few hours of playing the game on my computer, it’s hard to look at the mobile version. ^^;
Two comparison screencaps:
One thing I noticed was that the Skirmisher/Survivor STILL wore a black void as a suit even in higher resolution. But if you rotated the model a bit to get lighting onto the blackness, you can kind of see some contrast.
DISCLAIMER: Attempt this at your own risk. There’s every possibility the game is still region locked to Japan and Steam doesn’t really like people from other countries accessing things not meant for their own region. Please see point 3, section A under http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/
As the game is still in maintenance at the moment, it’s uncertain if the game will even work properly once it goes live at 10:00 AM Japan Time.
Here are some screenshots after downloading the installer. ^^
I suppose the pop-up window right aligned since the game menu will be on that side.
For everyone looking to know how to share the save data from their mobile game with the Windows one, the Square Enix Presents stream from yesterday had a slide about that. 😀
Seeing that the game loads and plays without issue, it seems like Square Enix just opted to make the store page fixed to the Japan region. The game isn’t doesn’t check for your location. This isn’t to say it won’t change in the future though.
Come to think of it, I think in-app purchases are still restricted to Japan. I’m unsure of this though.
Please note that purchased Magicite/Magic Stones (魔石 – the premium currency) doesn’t transfer between different operating systems. Magicite received through maps, login bonuses, daily missions, etc. will.
An English version of Mobius Final Fantasy Steam/Windows version is currently unavailable.
Here’s the scenerio: I installed VirtualBox to run Android x86 and stupidly mounted my external USB drives to the program. While one of my drives survived the dismount, the other one didn’t. When Windows tried to read the drive in question, it told me that I had to format it.
I wasn’t willing to lose 300 GBs of data so I did some Googling and came across EASEUS Partition Recovery (http://www.easeus.com/partition-recovery/) which worked like a charm as it recovered all 5 partitions from the drive.
The problem now was that Windows, for some reason, couldn’t read the first partition in Windows Explorer. It can see that it exists but just won’t list any information for it. Instead, it kept giving me an “Access denied” error.
A reboot into XP showed me that there was nothing wrong with the data on the partition since XP could read it just fine so maybe it really had something to do with permissions?
After some more Googling, I came across this thread and decided to try what the OP tried and downloaded TakeOwn from http://www.petri.co.il/download_free_reskit_tools.htm. (You’ll need to do an in-page Find/Search for it. As the programs are listed in alphabetical order, TakeOwn is toward the bottom.) I would recommend saving the file to the root directory of your drive so you don’t need to type a bunch of folders names to access it. (Of course, you can always copy the path from the Windows Explorer address bar and paste it into the command line for a quick directory change.)
Note that you’ll have to run the program from the command line and be logged in as the administrator. As I have a shortcut to the command line program on my desktop, I simply did a right click over the icon and selected “Run as administrator”. In case you need to find the command line program, it’ll be in your < whatever drive letter your Windows system is under >:\Windows\System32\ and the filename you’re looking for is cmd.exe.
Once you’re in the directory where Takeown.exe is, type takeown < drive letter of the partition you are trying to access >.
It should remove the protection from the partition and allow Windows to read it again. 😀
Please don’t ask me for troubleshooting advice if this method does not work. ^^;