Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
Developer(s) Spike
Publisher(s) NA Atari
JP/EU Namco Bandai Games
Series Dragon Ball Z, Budokai Tenkaichi
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) JP October 4, 2007
NA December 3, 2007
EU February 15, 2008
AUS February 2008
Genre(s) Fighting, Anime
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2), Online (2)
Input methods Wii Remote + Nunchuk, Classic Controller, GameCube Controller
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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, like its predecessor, despite being released under the Dragon Ball Z label, Budokai Tenkaichi 3 essentially touches upon all series installments of the Dragon Ball franchise, featuring numerous characters and stages set in Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and numerous film adaptations of Z. The game also features one of Akira Toriyama's original characters only related to Dragon Ball through crossovers, Dr. Slump's Arale Norimaki.

Emulation Information

Shut Down

This game's online functionality has been shut down as of May 20, 2014 and works in neither Dolphin or on Wii hardware.

Controller Map Overlap

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is capable of using both GameCube controllers and Wii Remotes. If a physical controller is set to emulate both a GameCube Controller and a Wii Remote concurrently, it will operate both devices at the same time. To fix, migrate controls to use separate physical controllers.


There are no reported problems with this title.



Like many titles, bloom does not function appropriately at higher internal resolutions; resulting in ghostly outlines to things. Use 1x IR to avoid this.


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

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21717 (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
r5251 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.6 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 on Dolphin SVN 5251 (1080P) SharpShot2000
r5774 Windows 7 Intel Pentium E2200 @ 2.2 GHz x2 Intel G33/G31 Perfect On Left Side Black Screen. DeadPoolAll
r7310 Windows 7 Intel Pentium E5300 @ 2.6 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5450 Perfect 50FPS (PAL) with DX9 plugin,Open CL,Disable fog, native off, EFB copy on, Copy to texture Markon89
r7411 Windows XP Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6 GHz Intel GMA 945 Perfect 8-10FPS. Sound Off for best performance. LORPAL
r7478 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6950 No problems. Runs great on higher revisions.= Robodt7
r7483 Windows XP Intel Celeron E3300 @ 2.5 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 Playable 45-60FPS (NTSC) with OpenGL setting. EliasYFGM
3.0 Windows 7 Intel Core i3-370M @ 2.4 GHz ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Perfect (PAL) Yusuke
r7625 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-2600K ATI Radeon HD 4870 x2 Unplayable since r7625
r7695 Windows 7 AMD Phenom II X6 @ 3.4 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5750 Unplayable, Graphic Problems, 60FPS. Elratauru
3.0-152 Debian 6 Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.13 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT Perfect 30-35FPS Kaleb
3.0-226 Kubuntu 11.10 AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 Perfect except some minor intro movie hiccups, full speed with these settings - internal resolution=2x, anti-aliasing=8xCSAA, anisotropic filtering=16x
3.0-371 Windows 7 Intel Pentium E5700 @ 3 GHz AMD Radeon HD 5450 Runs Great,Playable Droover
3.0-371 Windows 7 AMD Phenon II x4 840 @ 3.2 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Perfect. Droover
3.0-733 Ubuntu 12.04 AMD FX 6100 @ 3.3 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Perfect, no graphic or sound bugs! Shini
3.5-301 Windows 7 AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.41 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6670 Perfect (Runs too fast above 40FPS). For best results, limit Dolphin to 40FPS. If you have an FPS limiter (e.g, RadeonPro), limit to 38FPS for just-like-Wii speed. FPS low when @720p on Frieza's spaceship; every other map is AOK. MajinCry

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