Nintendo GameCube Preview Disc

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Nintendo GameCube Preview Disc
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Developer(s) Various
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA May 30, 2003
Genre(s) Demo
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods GameCube Controller, Game Boy Advance
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Nintendo GameCube Preview Disc
Playable
GameIDs D87E01
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Nintendo GameCube Preview Disc includes playable demos for five games: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg, Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Soulcalibur II, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, and Viewtiful Joe. It also includes several preview videos of GameCube games, and two bonus games that can be downloaded to a Game Boy Advance using the GBA cable.

Problems

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg Demo

Text ingame can randomly lose letters or add additional spaces. The start menu cutscene displays a black screen but plays audio perfect. If you pause ingame and hit End Game or finish the demo level, the start menu will have a large black square in the corner which goes away when you get ingame again.

Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut Demo

When entering a stage, there's a chance the UI will not render, making it impossible to see lives, rings, time limit, etc. This also breaks text and the stage clear screens when it occurs.

Configuration

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

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Nintendo GameCube Preview Disc 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
4.0-4366 Ubuntu 14.04 Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.3GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Trailers/movies all display perfectly. Soulcalibur II and Viewtiful Joe demos perfect; full speed with no noticeable glitches. Billy Hatcher and Sonic Adventure DX have text issues, and Sonic Adventure's UI can fail to render. Sonic Adventure also can slow down to around 80% in some stages. All demos fully playable despite issues. Xerxes

Gameplay Videos