Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (GC)

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Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
Developer(s) Marvelous Entertainment
Publisher(s) JP Marvelous Entertainment
NA Natsume
Series Harvest Moon
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) JP November 10, 2005
NA March 28, 2006
Genre(s) Role-playing, Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (GC)
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Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (牧場物語 しあわせの詩 for ワールド/Bokujō Monogatari: Shiawase no Uta for Wārudo in Japan) is an updated version of Bokujō Monogatari: Shiawase no Uta with several differences:

  • Jamie is not marriageable.
  • Smaller capacity for the shelf and the fridge.
  • The game balance has not been readjusted.
  • Contains several bugs and freezes.

It features plenty of crops, a variety of animals to care for, tons of festivals to participate in and loads of events to create a fun and entertaining game play experience. Play as either a boy or girl: Each gender has 10 potential spouses. Compete against a rival farmer; Your productivity will be judged on a daily basis against that of your rival's...you will also compete against your rival in the festivals. Cultivate a wide variety of crops and trees. Raise cows, sheep, horses and chickens. Harvest Moon: Magical Melody offers 4-player minigames. Purchase different plots of land and expand your farm by building various extensions. The Harvest Goddess has turned to stone and the Harvest Sprites need your help to bring her back. You need to collect Musical Notes throughout the game in hopes of restoring her to her former self. There are 100 Musical Notes in the game and to collect the notes you must do a variety of different tasks, such as shipping a certain number of items, winning a festival or making friends with the wild animals found around your farm. Only by collecting a certain number of notes will the Harvest Goddess come back.


There are no reported problems with this title.


16:9 Aspect Ratio Fix

The Widescreen hack has shadow issues that can be fixed with an AR Code. Disable the Widescreen Hack before using.


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This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Harvest Moon: Magical Melody since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21774 (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
r6603 Windows 7 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT Playable
r7553 Windows 7 AMD Phenom II X4 945 AMD Radeon 6970 Black Screen
r7580 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 ATI Radeon HD 5770 Perfectly Playable, just a 1 crash in awhile
3.0 Windows 7 AMD Phenom X3 8450e NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Works with occasional crashes with "Format Changes" off
3.0 Ubuntu 10.04.2 AMD Phenom X3 8450e NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Title, but no background, and then black screen with sound, takes input
3.0 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Black screen
3.0 Windows XP Intel Pentium E5200 NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT Fully playable but the map doesn't show up the metal
r7658 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Perfectly Playable
r7714 Windows 7 Intel Core i3-370M @ 2.4 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6370M Fully playable: No slowdowns, no known glitches.
r7719 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.45 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Playable: some crashes at cutscenes, save states sometimes crash xXDarkXx
3.0-204 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.45 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Blackscreen (only text and box is shown) xXDarkXx
4.0-1340 Windows 7 Intel Core i-5 3570k @ 3.4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Playable: Odd Shadows/No Map Sir Thorne
4.0-6266 Windows 7 AMD FX-8350 @ 4 GHz AMD Radeon R7 260X Playable: Tested using default settings, no noticeable glitches anywhere. Map displays fine. cjrobe
4.0-6891 Windows 8.1 Intel Core i5-5200U @ 2.2 GHz Intel HD Graphics 5500 Perfectly Playable: Default settings, solid 30FPS, no lag and no visible glitches Tester

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