Barnyard (GC)

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Barnyard
Barnyard (GC).jpg
Developer(s) Blue Tongue Entertainment
Publisher(s) THQ
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA August 1, 2006
AUS September 21, 2006
EU October 13, 2006
Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Barnyard (GC)
Playable
GameIDs GYAP78, GYAD78, GYAE78, GYAX78
See also...

Wii Version
Dolphin Forum thread
Open Issues
Search Google
Wikipedia page

Barnyard is a 2006 party game based on the animated film of the same name. Since it does not follow the script of the movie, the game instead allows the player to create a cow, boy or girl, and choose different fur colors and patterns. Once the character creation process is completed, the player can begin to do missions for other characters. They can also receive missions through their cell phones, via text message. In the beginning the player may only explore inside the barnyard, but after several of missions revolving around the main characters the player receives a key to the barnyard gate and a key for a bicycle, and the player is able to explore other parts of the neighborhood. Also, the missions cannot be skipped; they must be completed in order for the game to advance. Then, eventually, after a multitude of missions, the player will have to complete a boss level involving coyotes, and then the player finishes the game and is free to roam.

Problems

Black box issue

Two odd black boxes on the upper left corner of the screen. Fixed by disabling EFB Copies to Texture Only.

Configuration

Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed. A full list of options is available here.

Graphics

Config Setting Notes

Store EFB Copies to Texture Only

Off Avoid black box glitch

Version Compatibility

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

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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.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
3.0 Mac OS X 10.6.6 Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz NVIDIA GeForce 9400M Starts, but unplayable due to black rectangles covering the top-left section of the screen Autofresser
r7723 Mac OS X 10.6.6 Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz NVIDIA GeForce 9400M Starts, but unplayable due to black rectangles covering the top-left section of the screen Autofresser
4.0-4061 Windows 8.1 Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.4GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Plays very well when you set the graphic setting in EFB copies to RAM. No black box issues with that setting enabled. Drshaw

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