Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

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Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
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Developer(s) Silicon Knights, Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Series Metal Gear
Platform(s) GameCube
Genre(s) Stealth action
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
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GameIDs GGSPA4, GGSJA4, GGSEA4
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Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes is a stealth action video game developed by Silicon Knights and Konami that was published in 2004 for the Nintendo GameCube video game console. The Twin Snakes is a remake of Metal Gear Solid, developed and first published by Konami in 1998 for the PlayStation. The Twin Snakes features graphical improvements over the original, new cutscenes written and directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, and gameplay functions originally introduced in the sequel Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. The game also includes a revised translation with re-recorded voice acting using most of the original English voice cast.

Problems

Crashing

Crashes occur in cut-scenes and when continuing. Many cut-scenes can be skipped, but there are some mid boss battle cut-scenes that you cannot skip at all, albeit these are very short. To fix this, use the DSP LLE audio engine; people talk in game and cause the crash since the emulator can't handle it. (This may need further testing).

Error Message

On startup, several of the following two messages appear:

Message 1: BackPatch: Base reg not RBX Attempted to access 3f47e054

Message 2: BackPatch: currently only supports reads Attempted to write to 3f47e054

Battle Glitches

  • When fighting the Cyborg Ninja for the first time the boss will glitch while kneeling,

making it impossible to continue since you cannot further damage him while he's kneeling. Also when fighting the Cyborg Ninja, in the fight scene that you can't skip, where he says "Now he can fight like warriors only fools trust their life to a weapon" the game can glitch and he will either run out of the scene when the battle is supposed to start but because of the glitch it will stay and a semi-scene and you cannot continue the boss battle. Final one is also similar when he says "Try and Find me" he will turn on stealth, jump, but then the game will loop and his will jump back into the scene without saying anything and the game will continue to loop untill you restart the game.

  • When fighting Psycho Mantis the same can happen as with the Cyborg Ninja in terms of the unskippable scene.

Note: You cannot skip these "cut-scenes", Though they are short I had to restart the game about 5 times.

Thermal Goggles

  • Wearing Thermal Goggles turns the whole screen blue making it impossible to see, both in first and third person modes.

Configuration

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

Audio

Config Setting Notes

DSP Emulator Engine

LLE Avoids cut-scene/continuing crashes

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes 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
r6423 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 nVidia GeForce 9600 GT No Problems
r7310 Windows 7 x86 Intel Pentium E5300 @ 2.6GHz ATI Radeon HD 5450 Good,you have to enable MMU hack or the game crash at the title, the game don't have any problem but i can play at 30 FPS--> 60% speed with DX9 plug-in Markon89
r7387 Windows 7 x86 Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 @ 2.13GHz nVidia GeForce G210M Bad, working better in OpenGL mode. Anyway, FPS meter says 28 FPS but game have a weird -annoying- slowdown; minor sound glitches and nano-communication background texture generally turns in a bad, green color bfrheostat
r7393 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 @ 2.8GHz nVidia GeForce 9600 GT Speed 70-100% FPS 25-50 DX9 plugin, good emulation and very playable Licous
r7571 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-920 @ 4.8GHz nVidia GeForce GTX 480 No problem but very big crash in cutscene YaruM
r7671 Windows 7 x64 AMD Athlon X3 455 @ 3.5GHz AMD Radeon HD 6850 Above average, minor sound skipping in the cut-scenes when frames drop, no crashes or error messages encountered, some transparency problems around certain objects in game, 50-60FPS otomo
r7690 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 nVidia GeForce 9800M GTS No Problems, but only 35-60 FPS!
^r7683 Windows 7 x86 AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2GHz ATI Radeon HD 5770 Bad, codec conversations stops after some seconds, sound glitches, game crash in cut-scenes, 30-50FPS 0005
^3.0 Windows 7 x64 AMD Phenom II 1055t @ 3.5GHz AMD Radeon HD 6870 Fully Playable 55-60fps with very minor visual artifacts on some cut-scenes. Sound is buggy most of the time, even when using the LLE engine. HLE sounds better during general gameplay but LLE fixes the crashes during cut-scenes. Using DX9 with with cache display lists and OpenMP texture decoder enabled.
3.0-201 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3GHz nVidia GeForce 470 GTX Playable, no cut-scene crashes. Texture Glitches on closeups. Overall Music and sound glitches, heavy sound glitches and major slowdown on alert and weapon firing, also sound (+subtitles(!)) lags behind in cut-scenes; Audio/FPS throttle doesn't fix this. 50-60FPS
3.0-373 Mac OS X 10.7.2 Intel Core i7-2675QM @ 2.2GHz AMD Radeon HD 6750M Playable. 47-60fps. Little to no slowdown during the introduction or first section of the game in the heliport. jedivulcan
3.0-377 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 4.23GHz nVidia GeForce GTX 285 2GB Playable. Mostly smooth, with occasional slowdown. Music cuts out frequently, sometimes permanently, and sound and music crackles. Lycan
3.0-458 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-2600k @ 3.40GHz nVidia GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB Full speed gameplay, but cut-scenes freeze after a few seconds and the sound is glitchy. Though I'm using the default Dolphin download with no modifications whatsoever. Gwame
3.0-688 Mac OS X 10.7.4 Intel Core i7-2675QM @ 2.2GHz AMD Radeon HD 6750M Playable. Slow in a lot of areas. Shutters. Audio glitches. I really question what kind of drugs I was on to comment that this worked really well on revision 373. jedivulcan

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