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Developer(s) n-Space
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA August 15, 2005
EU October 7, 2005
AUS November 3, 2005
Genre(s) First-person action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 3Stars3.pngEdit rating: Geist
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Geist is a video game for the Nintendo GameCube video game console. A prototype of the game was developed by n-Space, who approached Nintendo to be the game's publisher. Nintendo accepted, making Geist the second GameCube game published by Nintendo to receive an M-rating (the first being Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem). In the following years, Nintendo and n-Space worked closely on Geist. The game was first shown at the E3 2003 and was announced to be part of the GameCube's line-up for 2003. However, it was delayed for two years for fine-tuning. During that time, the game's genre changed from first-person shooter to first-person action-adventure.

The Geist franchise is currently owned by Nintendo, due to their contract with n-Space. At the moment, there are no plans for a sequel.

Emulation Information


Geist has a native 16:9 display option, but it requires enabling it in its internal options and setting Dolphin's Aspect Ratio graphics setting to "Auto". Using the widescreen hack with this title is not recommended.

Dolphin's Automatic Aspect Ratio option does not currently function for Geist when Widescreen is enabled in-game (as of 5.0-21460). Manually set Aspect Ratio in dolphin to 16:9.


Opcode Errors

GFX Opcode errors start to occur shortly into the game, eventually crashing Dolphin. Refer issue 10754.

Opcode Error Workarounds

Disable Dual Core (uncheck "Enable Dual Core") to resolve most, but not all, Opcode errors.

Errors may continue, but these can be ignored depending on your risk tolerance for graphical issues and potential crashes. Launch Dolphin with the argument "--config=Dolphin.Interface.UsePanicHandlers=False" to temporarily disable these error messages. You can also uncheck "Use Panic Handlers" within Interface options, but this is not recommended as it is a global setting and these warnings should not be permanently ignored.


Performance (60FPS)

Enabling Dolphin's internal CPU Overclock option will help Geist reach a nearly perfect 60 FPS lock. Geist does not have a 30 FPS cap, but instead was performance limited to 30 FPS by the hardware.

GameINI entries for 60FPS:

OverclockEnable = True
Overclock = 2.0

50Hz AR Codes


Enable 50Hz Mode [Ralf]


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

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

5.0-21734 (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.


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


Config Setting Notes
Enable Dual Core Off Avoid crashes


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
r7283 Windows 7 Intel Core i3-2310M @ 2.1 GHz Intel HD Graphics Game boots but runs extremely slowly - 6 frame every few seconds. Honguito98
3.0-204 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6990 Game boots but runs extremely slowly - 1 frame every few seconds.
3.0-693 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6970 Game seems to run great. Tested until end of first cutscene. OpenGL only works in windowed mode. Fullscreen mode crashes on start. Make sure to enable the MMU Speed Hack. Config: DX11, 2xNative, AA:4x, AF:16x, Per-pixel lightning enabled, OpenMP Texture Decoder enabled.
3.0-766 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6970 Game is broken again. Runs very slow. OpenGL seems to be working in Fullscreen mode again though.
4.0-3234 Windows 7 Intel Core Quad @ 3.2 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Game is unstable with HLE audio. (Random opcode freezes, and crashes after loading save states.) With LLE seems to run reasonably well. May benefit from disabling dual core mode if CPU is fast enough.
4.0-5422 Windows 8.1 Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Completed more than half the game in like 4 hours non-stop play. Only ran into one rare issue. The rooms don't load at all at after a few rooms but resolved it with restarting the level and the issue didn't happen again so I think it was due to my pc locking up during load with is normal of my pc so I think it not Dolphin that did it. Little slowdowns in some areas but not really noticeable. 80 to 100% speed. Drshaw
4.0-9050 Windows 10 AMD FX-8370 @ 4.25 GHz AMD R9 390 Horribly Broken with HLE, OPCode errors when drawing weapon for the first time, leading to Dolphin crashing.
5.0 Windows 10 Intel Core i3 @ 2.93 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 115% CPU clock, 2.5x Native resolution, 16x, FXAA, Per pixle lighting, Panic handlers off. I hadn't run into any OP code errors from the above tests. Aside from many texture glitches when loading into a new area, (Eventually they go away.) physics sometimes behaving in ways they shouldn't and the occasional imp glitching through a closed door It works fine. The game is much easier than I remember but that could just be me. The game is perfectly playable in single player at least to the fourth boss without any crashes and only minor slowdowns. Multiplayer untested. Nexeleon
5.0-1103 Windows 10 Intel Xeon E5 v3 @ 2.3 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Game had frequent slowdowns both during cutscenes and gameplay. With the slowdowns came the occasional audio crackle. There were no major graphical issues from what little I played. Unfortunately, I encountered OPCode errors ~10 minutes into gameplay, which led to the eventual crashing of Dolphin. I was able to get farther than the initial weapon acquisition, however. saintschultz
5.0-14095 Windows 10 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X @ 3.7 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Managed to complete a level with little to no issues. No error codes as the other testers encountered, but had an occasional audio crackle. No graphical issues except for a slight, brief FPS drop when loading a new area. Firstmate Fizz
5.0-21460 Windows 11 AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D @ 3.4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3080 Completed game with minimal to no issue. Crashed a single time 30 minutes after an Opcode in Chapter 2. Disabled Dual-Core to avoid most Opcodes errors. Turned off panic handlers by Chapter 3 to ignore the rest, and only had to relaunch once after Graphical corruption (did not crash). Forced Aspect Ratio to 16:9 after enabling Widescreen in-game, as Dolphin failed to detect Widescreen automatically. Attained a locked 60FPS with a 200% internal overclock. Played in Surround Sound (Dolby Pro Logic II decoder) without issue. Overrides; Disable Dual Core, Overclock to 2.0, Force Aspect Ratio to 1 (16:9), Disable DSP HLE, Enable DSP LLE Recompiler, Enable Dolby Decoder, Disable Panic Handlers via argument (not available in GameINI). AbbieDoobie

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