Dragon Ball Z: Budokai

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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai
Developer(s) Dimps
Publisher(s) NA/AU Atari
JP/EU Bandai Games
Series Dragon Ball Z, Budokai Tenkaichi
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) JP November 28, 2003
NA October 28, 2003
EU November 14, 2003
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai
GameIDs GD7JB2, GD7E70, GD7PB2
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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai is the first game of the Budokai series of fighting games based on the Dragon Ball media franchise. Released on the GameCube with additional cel-shaded graphics.


Crackling sound

The sound occasionally cracks, usually during cutscenes where the sound gets to a high pitch.


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


Config Setting Notes
Video Back End DirectX9
Scaled EFB Copy On

Version Compatibility

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

5.0-12076 (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 Version CPU GPU Result Tester
r5960 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-930 @ 3.53GHz ATI Radeon HD 5770 Nearly Perfect
r6452 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5-430M ATI Radeon HD 5730 Very good (50/50 frames in HDD)
r7257 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-860 ATI Radeon HD 5770 Perfect 60 FPS, no graphical problems, only some occasional crackling in the sound. ThatLuciano
3.0 Windows 7 x64 Intel Celeron E3300 @ 3.5GHz nVidia GeForce GT 240 Perfect, 60 FPS all the time EliasYFGM
3.0-733 Linux Ubuntu 12.04 Precise x64 AMD FX 6100 @ 3.3GHz nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Almost Perfect, 50 FPS all the time but sounds kinda crappy. Have to choose pulse or OpenAL Shini
4.0 Windows Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 3.4GHz AMD Radeon HD 6950 Dragonball Z Budokai HD Widescreen Hack Spartacus

Gameplay Videos

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