Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

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Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg.jpg
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA September 23, 2003
JP October 9, 2003
EU October 31, 2003
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller, Game Boy Advance
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
Perfect
GameIDs GEZP8P, GEZE8P, GEZJ8P
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In this action platformer from the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog, Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (ジャイアントエッグ~ビリー・ハッチャーの大冒険~ Jaianto Eggu: Birī Hacchā no Daibouken) puts players in control of the clucky title character, Billy Hatcher, as they try to bring light back to his now darkened home world. To do so, he must free a bunch of elders that are trapped inside golden chicken eggs. The idea is to find these and other eggs and roll them around the sprawling levels, smash enemies and collect fruit until they are ready to hatch, and then hatch them to bring a small, friendly animal into this world. Billy can hatch penguins, seals, and other creatures and command them to help him on his quest.

Problems

Missing Letters

Some dialogs may have missing characters if Accurate Texture Cache is not in the Safest position. Refer issue 10705.

Dark Puddles Not Clearing

In the final level and boss, the dark puddles don't appear to clear if Accurate Texture Cache is not set to Safe. Refer issue 10705.

Enhancements

Widescreen AR Codes

To play properly in 16:9 and eliminate Object pop-in at the edges of the screen during gameplay, before booting the game, use one of the following AR codes..

  • Note: Start Dolphin with these settings - Disable Widescreen Hack in Graphics/Enhancements and set Aspect Ratio to Stretch to Window in Graphics/General.

NTSC-U

$16:9 Widescreen
042C6328 3FE38E39
042C6314 00000000

PAL

$16:9 Widescreen
041851C4 C042EFE4
0420F404 C3A2EFE4
042CA534 3F400000
042D14E4 3FE38E39

Configuration

Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.

Graphics

Config Setting Notes

Texture Cache Accuracy

Safe Correct missing text and dark puddles

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

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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.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0-1577 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Runs at 100% speed at 60FPS at 1080p but when using widescreen hack graphics glitches occur (Weird shadows/not rendering entities outside 4:3 borders)
4.0-5839 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-4460 @ 3.2GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Runs perfect at 60FPS 1080p with 4x SSAA Anti-Aliasing. Backend set to OpenGL.

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