Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v2

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Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v2
Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2002-01.jpg
Developer(s) Various
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA January 10, 2002
EU May 1, 2002
Genre(s) Demo
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v2
Playable
GameIDs G98P01, G98E01
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Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v2, also called Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc January 2002 (aka Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc: May 2002 in Europe) is a playable demo disc for the Nintendo GameCube. The game and video order and play times of the European demo disc is different from its US counterpart. The European video banner of Pikmin is different too. The other contents are pretty much the same though. The discs include:

Playable games:

2-minute demo (One Battle):

20-minute demo (12-minute demo for EU):

20-minute demo (15-minute demo for EU):

Video previews:

Emulation Information

Improper GameCube Font

Due to copyright concerns Dolphin is unable to include official GameCube fonts, and instead uses Droid Sans. Unfortunately Droid Sans does not align well with the size/kerning of the official GameCube font, which can cause text to be misplaced, dialogs to display improperly, and other issues due to augmented text sizes.

This can be corrected by including a region appropriate GameCube IPL (i.e. BIOS ROM) under <Dolphin User Folder>/GC/. A GameCube "IPL.bin" can be acquired from a real GameCube using Swiss. Refer issue 8362. GameCube BIOS files used by Dolphin are named "IPL.bin", but may have other titles depending on their source, and should be 2,097,152 bytes in size. One exists for each major GameCube region (JP, NA, EU). The known BIOS CRC32 checksums below can be used to validate files, but variations with other checksums may exist.

NA CRC32 EU CRC32 JP CRC32
6d740ae7

D5E6FEEA

86573808

4F319F43

DD8CAB7C

AD1B7F16

6DAC1F2A

D235E3F9

8BDABBD4

Problems

Interlaced Output

Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v2 forces interlaced rendering causing it's output to jitter vertically. Dolphin doesn't currently support interlaced output and attempts to convert all output to be rendered progressively. When progressive rendering can't be forced delinterlacing doesn't occur appropriately causing output to shift up a row for one frame and back on the next. Refer issue 10473. This only effects the NBA Courtside 2002 demo.

US: Movie Freeze and Stutter

The movie for Star Fox Adventures will freeze and Star Fox Adventures and Super Smash Bros. Melee stutter, though pressing any button will return back to the main menu. Freezes occur consistently. This is only an issue with the US version of the game.

US: Pikmin Demo

The demo for Pikmin freezes after the ESRB logo unless LLE audio is enabled. This is only an issue with the US version of the game.

Rogue Leader Movie (Non-Default Setting)

The movie for Rogue Leader will result in continuous "Invalid read" errors and requires MMU and XFB enabled to boot and play properly. Post Hybrid XFB in 5.0-5874 only MMU must be set.

The scrolling GameCube logo in the demo disc intro is invisible if XFB is set to Virtual. It requires XFB to be disabled or set to Real to show up properly. Fixed with Hybrid XFB in 5.0-5874.

Configuration

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

Audio

Config Setting Notes

DSP Emulator Engine

LLE Required to boot up Pikmin demo (US only)

Game Properties

Config Setting Notes

Enable MMU

On Required for Rogue Leader movie

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v2 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
5.0-1656 Windows 10 AMD FX-8120 AMD Radeon HD 6670 Games work but Pikmin needs LLE for Audio to play and freeze video with Star Fox Adventures and Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader is pop error invalid read issues this video does not work. DavidBascus
5.0-6106 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-7300HQ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 StarFox video freezes again after ~12-15 seconds of playing. HauruI
5.0-8512 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-7200U @ 2.5GHz NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Used default only. Pikimin's LLE problem and stutter/freezes only in the US version of the Demo. (Need different Star ratings) Kimishima

Gameplay Videos