Mario Party 4

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Mario Party 4
MarioParty4.jpg
Developer(s) Hudson Soft
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Mario Party
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA October 21, 2002
JP November 8, 2002
EU November 29, 2002
AUS April 17, 2003
Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Mario Party 4
Playable
GameIDs GMPP01, GMPJ01, GMPE01
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Mario Party 4 (マリオパーティ) is the fourth installment in the Mario Party series and the first to be released for the Nintendo GameCube. The game features eight playable characters from the Mario series, who can be directed on six themed game boards in the game. The objective of the game is to earn as many stars as possible, which are obtained by purchase from predefined space on the game board, or by bonuses. Each character's movement is determined by a roll of a die, with a roll from each player forming a single turn. Each turn in Mario Party 4 is followed by a mini-game, which is competed to earn money for the character, used to buy items and stars.

Problems

Distorted Text Boxes

The texture for the text backdrop will become heavily distorted if anisotropic filtering or "Force Texture Filtering" are enabled. This affects both Direct3D and OpenGL.

Enhancements

16:9 Aspect Ratio Fix

The built-in Widescreen Hack causes various indirect texture issues. The following Gecko code works as a replacement, causing less issues. To avoid conflicts, make sure that Widescreen Hack is disabled while using this code.

NTSC

C20BBE04 00000004
3DC03FAA 61CEAAAB
91C20004 C2220004
EFB100B2 39C00000
60000000 00000000
C20BBC08 00000004
3DC03FAA 61CEAAAB
91C20004 C2220004
EF7100B2 39C00000
60000000 00000000
C20BBEC8 00000004
3DC03FAA 61CEAAAB
91C21000 C1E21000
ED0F0232 ED494024
60000000 00000000
20423ADC 9421FD90
04423ADC 4E800020
E2000001 80008000
20424748 9421FF60
04424748 4E800020
E2000001 80008000
204348E4 9421FEE0
044348E4 4E800020
E2000001 80008000
20423C14 9421FEE0
04423C14 4E800020
E2000001 80008000

60Hz AR Codes

PAL[1]

Enable 60Hz Mode [Ralf]
G1E6-CGXD-0Z6XC
JDH2-CV9M-98TQM

Configuration

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

Graphics

Config Setting Notes
Anisotropic Filtering Off Distorts text boxes if enabled.
Force Texture Filtering Off Distorts text boxes if enabled.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Mario Party 4 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
r2953 Windows XP Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.13GHz NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT Runs great, the mini games work, the speed is playable and there are no graphical problems to see really. Working 100%, just not full speed. Mario Party 4 on Dolphin Wii/GC Emulator (HQ) iNexXxuS
r7035 Windows 7 AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3GHz AMD R9 270x Game has Constantly 55-60FPS Aceron12
3.0-364 Windows 7 Intel Core i5 @ 2.9GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 Runs at 54-60FPS at 2X Native Resolution, 4X Anisotropic Filtering, & Direct 3D 11 Video Backend Ace013
3.0-735 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.5GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Playable with full speed and audio issues with HLE. LLE stutters the game down to 75% FPS. Drezus
3.5-78 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2500K AMD Radeon HD 6870 Mario Party 4 is very playable with the latest AX HLE revision. Game plays at full speed with no audio issues whatsoever on this revision using HLE. Gumphrey
4.0-648 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-3770K AMD Radeon HD 7850 Used branch dc-netplay. Runs perfectly. 60FPS at all times. Disable anisotropic filtering to correct text box error. Serris
4.0-2946 Windows 8.1 Intel Core i5-4460 @ 3.2GHz AMD Radeon R7 240 The game works perfectly with the default settings. The FPS doesn't go any lower than 58. I've cleared the story mode on all difficulties with all characters and noticed no bug, lag, glitch or other issues. Same thing for every minigame played. Boring Kid Near the River

Gameplay Videos