Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (GC)

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Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
HarvestMoonMagicalMelodyGC.jpg
Developer(s) Marvelous Entertainment
Publisher(s) JP Marvelous Entertainment
NA Natsume
Series Harvest Moon
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) JP March 3, 2005
NA March 28, 2006
Genre(s) Role-playing, Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (GC)
Playable
GameIDs G4AEE9, G4AJ99
See also...

Wii Version
Dolphin Forum thread
Open Issues
Search Google
Wikipedia page

Harvest Moon: Magical Melody is an updated version of Bokujō Monogatari: Shiawase no Uta, which was only released in Japan. 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.

Problems

Crashes

Crashes occasionally (many during cutscenes).

Missing Textures

Certain textures, such as the texture for the town map in the start menu, do not display correctly.

Enhancements

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.

NTSC-U

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Configuration

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

Graphics

Config Setting Notes

Video Back End

Direct3D 11 Prevent black screen problem seen with OpenGL

Anti-Aliasing

None Can prevent black screen problem seen with Direct3D 11

Ignore Format Changes

Off Prevent black screen problem seen with OpenGL

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.

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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
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 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 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Perfectly Playable
r7714 Windows 7 Intel Core i3-370M @ 2.4GHz AMD Radeon HD 6370M Fully playable: No slowdowns, no known glitches.
r7719 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.45GHz 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 @ 3.45GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Blackscreen (only text and box is shown) xXDarkXx
4.0-1340 Windows 7 Intel Core i-5 3570k @ 3.4GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Playable: Odd Shadows/No Map Sir Thorne
4.0-6266 Windows 7 AMD FX-8350 @ 4GHz 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 @ 2.2GHz Intel HD Graphics 5500 Perfectly Playable: Default settings, solid 30FPS, no lag and no visible glitches Tester

Gameplay Videos