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Trails FC is "heavy" in disk space as Falcom hadn't gotten the hand of compressing effectively from PC to PSP by then iirc. (Same reason as to why at release date, SC was on 2 disks, thankfully it now has a PSN ver).
I have been reading in some sites, and they say that the First Chapter was giving troubles for PSP to Xseed.
Now, what i mean is, the max capacity of the PSP is 1.60 GB, and they had to put it in a Dual layered disc..Why so big?
As noted, the game was ported from the PC to PSP and required a good deal of space (though FC doesn't use up all of that 1.8 gigs) and SC had to be split between discs because they couldn't fit all of the game onto one. It's actually the graphics that take up most of that space, especially in SC where they do almost everything with the in-game engine including a fair bit of crazy airship combat with lots of associated sprite data.
The real issue for XSEED however was the fact that the script is ginormous. At 1.5 million characters untranslated it's as big as any two Final Fantasy games you could name combined. Every game after that is even bigger.
I hope that the Second Chapter don't show this kind of problems,like, they aren't putting First and Second Chapters in one Disc.
Oh no, that's never going to happen. Anyhow, it's not the size on disk but the script size that's the issue. Oh, and FC on Steam had technical issues that bogged down the release that was anticipated to have happened months ago, having to do with the game being ten years old and not playing nice with Steam. They've also used that time to add all the extra goodies from the PSP version to the PC one, which is awesome. Also, now that the technical gremlins have been dealt with, they shouldn't have to worry about them for SC.
Xseed takes long but they do it right and yeah SC is supposed to be fantastic from both Japanese reception people here who have played it already in Japanese and after what FC built up to i can hardly see how SC would be bad.
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