BlowOut

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BlowOut
BlowOut.jpg
Developer(s) Terminal Reality
Publisher(s) Majesco Entertainment
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA November 26, 2003
Genre(s) Run and gun, Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 3Stars3.pngEdit rating: BlowOut
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GameIDs GWOE5G
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BlowOut is a run-and-gun shoot-em-up in the tradition of games such as Contra and Metal Slug, with a power-up-based exploration structure akin to Metroid. In the game, the player takes the role of John "Dutch" Cane, a space marine sent to check up on researchers on the space platform "Honour Guard" only to discover that they have been horribly mutated.

Problems

EFB:Poke Z Not Implemented

The error "EFB:Poke Z not implemented (tried to poke z value 0xffffff at (0,0))" appears and the game freezes at the first screen. Enable "Skip EFB Access from CPU" to avoid this.

Black Textures

Textures on geometry close to the screen to appear black, disable "Scaled EFB Copy" to correct this.

Enhancements

Widescreen Patch

Dolphin's Widescreen Hack produces vertical black bars to the left and right of the player character. This Gecko code alternately accounts for 16:9 display.

NTSC-U

045206B8 00000001

Configuration

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

Graphics

Config Setting Notes

Scaled EFB Copy

Off Correct black textures

Skip EFB Access from CPU

On Avoid "EFB:Poke Z Not Implemented" error

Version Compatibility

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

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5.0-9211 (current)
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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
4.0-2069 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 Runs full speed but needs some settings to be tweaked.

Firstly, on the Graphics -> Hacks tab "Skip EFB Access from CPU needs to be checked, otherwise the error "EFB:Poke Z not implemented (tried to poke z value 0xffffff at (0,0))" appears and the game freezes at the first screen.

Secondly, on Graphics -> Enhancements tab, uncheck "Scaled EFB Copy" and "Widescreen Hack". The first makes textures on geometry close to the screen to appear black and the second produces vertical black bars to the left and right of the player character.

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Gameplay Videos