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Ōkami is an action-adventure video game developed by Clover Studio and published by Capcom. It was released for Sony's PlayStation 2 video game console in 2006 in Japan and North America, and 2007 in Europe and Australia. Despite the closure of Clover Studio a few months after the game's initial release, a version for Nintendo's Wii console was developed and produced by Ready at Dawn and Capcom, which was released in North America in April 2008, in Europe in June 2008, and in Japan in October 2009.
Set sometime in classical Japanese history, Ōkami combines several Japanese myths, legends and folklore to tell the story of how the land was saved from darkness by the Shinto sun goddess, named Amaterasu, who took the form of a white wolf. It features a distinct sumi-e-inspired cel-shaded visual style and the Celestial Brush, a gesture-system to perform miracles.
Ōkami was one of the last PlayStation 2 games selected for release prior to the release of the PlayStation 3. Although it suffered from poor sales, Ōkami earned high acclaim from reviewers and earned, among other awards, the title of IGN's 2006 Game of the Year. The Wii version has earned similar praise though the motion control scheme has received mixed reviews from both critics and gamers. A sequel Ōkamiden: Chiisaki Taiyō has been announced by Capcom for release in 2010 on the Nintendo DS.
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Frame Buffer Effect
Referring to , the game uses some sort of frame buffer effect that looks quite bad on high resolutions, creating pixelated ghosting and an annoying blurred look. EFB to RAM fix the issue showing this accurately.
EFB to Texture is inaccurate, freezing the effect and leaving a ghost image of the frame when effect was disabled on. However, the character can still move underneath the ghosting, and it gives a glimpse of what the game could look like without the effect. It is considerably clearer and nicer, akin to what it should look like on the higher resolution. By switching from EFB to RAM to EFB to Texture with careful timing and camera work, it is possible to create a partial work around for the ghosting, as outlined in this forum post. This is the best that is possible at present, however it requires effort and isn't permanent.
Painting the bridge or the river will not function without "Enable CPU access". However, with this enabled, Okami will crash as soon as you try to paint. You can skip the bridge scene, but the game requires painting for the river. This crash prevents the game from advancing. It should be noted that older builds were able to bypass this crash, but we were unable to bypass it in.
Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.
|On||Needed or heavy blurring results.|
|Normal||Must be enabled to prevent randomized text bug.|
The graph below charts the compatibility with Ōkami since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.