Hollywood Squares

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Hollywood Squares
HollywoodSquaresWii.jpg
Developer(s) Ubisoft
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA October 5, 2010
Genre(s) Game show
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods Wii Remote
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Hollywood Squares
Playable
GameIDs SHWE41
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The Hollywood Squares game features all the favorite elements of the TV show as 2 contestants play head-to-head in a bid to win money and prizes. Nine cubes make up the tic-tac-toe style board, occupied by Center Square celebrities Martin Mull, Kathy Griffin, Jeffrey Tambor or Brad Garett. Celebrities are asked questions and reply via hilarious video footage from the TV show. Players judge whether answers are true or false, all the while incorporating outrageous zingers to fuel fun. A correct answer earns the player a square on the board- the first player to mark 3 squares in a row wins!

Problems

Crash on Boot

This game checks what country you are set to in order to determine what language strap screen to load. Because certain versions of the game don't contain certain versions of the strap screen. By default, Dolphin sets the country to Switzerland, so the U.S. version of the game will crash. Refer issue 10066.

To fix, load up the Wii System menu and set the Country to any NTSC region country (all listed countries in the NTSC System Menu will be NTSC countries.)

Tile Edges

Sometimes image tiles seem to be rendered 1px off, leaving small gaps or improperly drawn tile edges. This occurs even with 1x Internal Resolution and Anisotropic Filtering / Anti-aliasing off. Refer issue 6833. This is due to various texture interpolation issues and may happen on a real Wii. This may not occur with PAL releases.

Software Renderer Doubling

The software renderer does not have correct XFB emulation for this game, causing the top half of the screen to be rendered in both fields. Refer issue 10694.

Flickering

With default settings this game will flicker constantly. Set the External Frame Buffer on and set it to Virtual to fix it. Fixed with Hybrid XFB in 5.0-5874.

Configuration

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

Version Compatibility

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

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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.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0-9410 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.8GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 I don't even know any more. I didn't run into glitches, but I certainly did not enjoy this. JMC4789
5.0-6004 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.5GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 x2 Plays fine, but still renders incorrectly in Software Renderer and mishandles sprites creating visible seams where there should not be any. Kolano

Gameplay Videos