Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (GC)

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Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
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Developer(s) Vivendi Games, Eurocom, Amaze Entertainment
Publisher(s) Vivendi Games
Series Ice Age
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA March 14, 2006
EU March 31, 2006
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (GC)
Playable
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In Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, Scrat is caught up in the events of the film, Ice Age: The Meltdown and is trying to pursue acorns while interacting with some characters, some of whom help him in his quest. The game starts off by showing the icy areas where it began in the film and moving on to the woods, as well as exploring regions in the games such as the bowels of the sea reptile, Maelstrom, and swampy lands. In the game, Scrat occasionally allies himself with some of the main characters, and the player sometimes can play as either Sid or Diego, though not Manny. Characters which were shown as bit parts in the film are shown usually as adversaries or (in the case of one, a songbird) a guide to the next nut, though a select number of foes were not shown in the film at all.

Emulation Information

16:9

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (GC) 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.

Problems

Unstable Framerate

The game will ocassionally jump between running at 30 and 60 fps, instead of remaining at a constant 30 fps. To fix this, boot the game from the GameCube Main Menu.

White Bars

Glowing white bars will sometimes obscure the screen. This can be avoided by disabling Defer EFB Copies to RAM. Disabled by default since 5.0-19643.

Configuration

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

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Ice Age 2: The Meltdown 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 CPU GPU Result Tester
r7714 Windows 7 Intel Core i3-370M @ 2.4 GHz ATI Radeon HD 6370M Problems with graphics. Top 3/4 of the screen are bleached. Spin attack effect results in white block across middle of screen.
3.0-179 Windows 7 Intel Core i3-370M @ 2.4 GHz ATI Radeon HD 6370M Fully playable: No slowdowns, no known glitches.
5.0-19306 Windows 11 AMD Ryzen 9 7900X @ 4.7 GHz AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 6x Native Resolution (4K) with 8xMSAA. No performance issues, but the bottom half of the screen is completely covered by white which sometimes fixes itself after playing for a while, but nonetheless makes the game difficult to complete. DanielMYT7

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