Chantelise FAQ




TRANSFERRING SAVED GAMES FROM THE DEMO TO THE FULL GAME

If you wish to transfer your save data from the demo to the full game, follow these steps:

1) Locate and open the folder containing your Chantelise Demo installation. (This will usually be C:\\Program Files\Chantelise Demo\, but can vary; Steam users will find it in C:\\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\chantelise - demo\.)
2) Select both _save.dat and save.dat, and copy them (CTRL-C).
3) Open the folder with your Chantelise full game install (usually C:\\Program Files\Chantelise\, C:\\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\chantelise\ for Steam users).
4) Paste the copied save files into the full version folder (CTRL-V).

That's it! Your demo saves are ready to go.

(Note that Windows 7 users may find their save files in C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Chantelise Demo instead.)



GENERAL QUESTIONS

Hey, another item shop simulator! Right?
Not actually. Chantelise is a 3D third-person action RPG in which you control Elise and her fairy companion/sister Chante, as they search for a way to turn Chante back into a human. You'll go through a lot of dangerous dungeons along the way, as well as greatly annoy a certain fortune-teller.

What are the system requirements for the game?
The system requirements are as follows:
- Processor: Pentium 4 1.7ghz or Athlon XP 1700+ (or equivalent processor)
- System Memory: 256MB of system RAM (512 reccomended for Windows Vista and 7)
- Video Card: DirectX 8.1-compatible video card of any type with at least 64 megabytes of video RAM; Nvidia and ATI tested
--NOTE:Although the game will run on Intel Integrated Graphics chipsets, we do not recommend running the game on anything less than the X4000 chipset; earlier chipsets lack certain graphics instructions in hardware, and this will result in significant slowdown in certain areas of the game. If you must play Chantelise on such a system, you may wish to ensure that most or all of the graphics-simplification checkboxes are checked in custom.exe and play at the lowest resolution possible.
- Sound: DirectX 8.1-compatible sound card/motherboard chip (very few computers should have problems)
- Other: DirectX 8.1-compatible gamepad required for playing with gamepad
- Operating System: Windows XP, Vista and 7 supported

Hey, the game is crashing for me and I'm using an ASUS Xonar soundcard with DS3D-GX enabled.
While EGS has tried to correct this particular error, ASUS's implementation of EAX remains somewhat glitchy and EGS cannot close all the holes around it. We recommend that our Xonar users disable DS3D-GX while playing Recettear.

Will you guys ever produce a MacOS or Linux version of the game?
This is very unlikely; the huge majority of our users have access to Windows in some form, and with ongoing projects for Carpe Fulgur and EasyGameStation, it is not very economical for us to produce non-Windows versions of the game.

Does Chantelise feature any form of copy protection?
Just like with Recettear, Chantelise features no copy protection whatsoever, aside from the Steam wrapper should you purchase that version of the game. The version on Gamersgate is completely DRM-free. And just as with Recettear, Chantelise is install-agnostic and makes no hooks in your system registry. It has no DRM and no "restrictions" on where and when it can be installed, so you may make as many backups as you wish and run it off of things like thumb drives, if you so choose.

We can distribute and share the demo as much as we want to, right? With friends and stuff?
Yes! The only thing we'll be upset about concerning the demo is if you try to take credit for the game yourself - such as removing the credits for EGS and Carpe Fulgur from the title screen somehow. So long as you keep the credit, feel free to share the demo as much as you like - heck, if you host it somewhere, drop us a line and let us know if you'd like to have your hosting linked on the demo page! We can always use more hosts for the demo, and torrents are fine too!

Where can I purchase the game?
Chantelise is available on on Steam and GamersGate, right now!

No, I mean like... where can I buy a copy of the game? Like, from a person? Will Gamestop carry it?
Much like with Recettear, there are barriers to getting Chantelise into retail stores that are essentially insurmountable for us; we'd be guaranteed to lose money if we tried. Chantelise will remain a digital-only title for the forseeable future.

If you are concerned about creating a "backup" copy, however, we will point out that Chantelise is install-agnostic; that is, it creates no hooks in the system registry, and so can be copied from a disc and played without any need to run an installer. If you want to copy the game to a flash drive or a burned DVD, you can!

What gamepads are compatible with Chantelise?
Any gamepad that is recognized by Windows will function with Chantelise; this includes XBox360 controllers. Chantelise also includes trigger support for 360-esque controllers and automatic mapping of the dual-sticks for the 360 controller (left for control, right for camera).

So when's the game coming out, anyway?
The game is for sale now via Steam and GamersGate. It costs 10 USD/8 Euros/6.50 GBP.



PRODUCTION QUESTIONS

Hey, how come all the voices are in Japanese still?
As with Recettear, due to the very small amount of overall voice-work in the game, we have opted not to dub any of the voice lines into English for this release. Chantelise, in fact, contains far less voicework than Recettear did, so we decided it was especially silly to have a lot of financial outlay for something the player would barely encounter outside of a few simple battle clips. As always, voice can be disabled if it aggrivates you.

All of the game's resolution options are standard-definition. Will the game ever get some native widescreen options?
As with Recettear, very unlikely. The game's interface and art assets are designed around the assumption of a 4:3 screen aspect ratio; developing a 16:9 version of the game would require reworking a massive part of the game's art assets, which is particularly hard to arrage right now with EGS so busy with their fourth original content project, Territoire.

Third-party workaround for this may exist, but Carpe Fulgur does not offer official support for these in any way and we do not take responsibility if they damage your game or computer system.

Hey, how come you guys are only selling the game through third-party distributors? I wanna purchase the game from you directly!
This is more of a courtesy to our distributors than anything else; while none of our contracts with other distributors forbid us from selling the game on our own, our distributors do quite a bit of legwork in helping us to promote the game, they provide bandwidth, they do a whole host of things for us. It would therefore feel a little bit awkward for us to attempt to directly compete with them. So we do not currently sell our games directly, due to how much help we get from our distributors - don't worry, if you buy from them we still get a fair cut!