Action Replay (GC)

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Action Replay
Developer(s) Datel
Publisher(s) Datel
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA November 3, 2003
Genre(s) Cheat system
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Action Replay (GC)
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Action Replay is a cheat device that allowed for game enhancements and unauthorized cheats.

Emulation Information

Missing SD card adapter support

Dolphin does not emulate the official Nintendo memory card to SD card adapter, which is used to store applications to launch with the SD Media Launcher functionality found in some releases. See issue 11757.


Action Replay Hardware

Action Replay will complain about missing hardware if no Memory Card is selected for Slot B. When you select "Start Game" or "Freeloader" in the main menu, Action Replay will freeze in "Updating Action Replay Hardware" screen, but disabling and reenabling the Memory Card from slot B in Dolphin (while emulation is running) will unfreeze it, allowing the disc to be swapped and the game to start.

IPL ROM Dump Required

Action Replay will always crash at boot or freeze in a black screen unless Skip BIOS is disabled and DSP LLE is selected. Skip BIOS can only be disabled if an IPL dump from a real GameCube is present in User\GC. This has been fixed since 5.0-16737.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Action Replay since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21148 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
r6271 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93 GHz ATI Radeon HD 4850 Works good, but some discs can't be swapped
4.0.2 Windows 8.1 Intel Core i7-3630QM @ 2.4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M Perfect, all features work, but require IPL dump to fix crash at boot mbc07

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