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|Release date(s)||May 22, 2001|
|Input methods||GameCube Controller|
Peach's Castle is a Tech Demo for the Nintendo GameCube. Included as part of the Nintendo GameCube Software Development Kit, the demo was used to show developers various features of the console presented in a game. In the demo, the player controls a red arrow that can go through various rooms in a rebuilt version of Princess Peach's Castle from Super Mario 64, with some limited interactivity and the ability to adjust the camera. Each room shows different graphical effects, which includes the following: large textures, bumps and shadows, anti-aliasing, local lighting, projection textures, environment mapping, and maximum polygons.
Peach's Castle will not load with GameCube BIOS emulation enabled, instead displaying an unrecognized disc message. Ensure "Skip BIOS" is enabled to load the demo.
Welcome to GameCube World Sign
A single pixel line will appear beneath the Welcome to GameCube World sign in the beginning of the demo. This appears to be the top 2px of the sign image misplaced. Refer . This can be resolved by using the Software Renderer, but things will be really slow.
Coin Demo Room
Hitting the block in the coin demo room results in a "FIFO is Overflowed by GatherPipe! CPU thread is too fast!" error. Frequently pressing Yes on the dialog will allow emulation to continue, but it also may crash Dolphin. Refer and . This can be resolved by disabling Enable Dual Core.
DirectX XFB Real Problem
Though Peach's Castle does not seem to require XFB, enabling XFB Real /w the DirectX backend causes everything to be rendered much darker than it should be.
Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed. A full list of options is available here.
|Off||Prevent FIFO error/crash in coin demo|
|On||Image will not load with BIOS enabled|
The graph below charts the compatibility with Peach's Castle since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-2400||NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX||Nearly perfect, missing gray background on meter, game runs 95 - 100%||sonicdude558|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-960||NVIDIA GeForce 580||Runs great. Minor issue with "Welcome to GameCube World" in begining of demo, and "FIFO is Overflowed by GatherPipe!" error in the Coin Demo Room.||Kolano|
|Windows 7||Intel Core 2 Quad||NVIDIA GeForce GT 120||Perfect 60FPS, switching to wireframe view creates lag. Crashes when you hit the block in the coin demo room.||LotadTheGreat|