Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution
|Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution|
|Release date(s)||JP November 27, 2003|
NA March 2, 2004
EU June 11, 2004
|Mode(s)||Single-player, Multiplayer (4), Online (4)|
|Input methods||GameCube Controller|
In Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution a strangely powerful Photon-like substance found on Planet Ragol has spurred a raging battle between the Hunters and a rebel team called the Arkz. The prized matter known as "The Germ" has unique replicating powers and can be sealed in small playing-card-sized packets. Warriors carrying a deck of the sought-after cards can then bring unprecedented amounts of destructive weapons and creatures into battle. Fight with the Hero Hunters or on the rebels' Dark Side and stack your decks accordingly. You'll compose several powerful decks from nearly 500 cards featuring fighting moves, weapons, and PSO creatures.
At the beginning of the game, when the game asks if you want to go to the Calendar Screen, choosing Yes makes the game freeze. You can avoid this by simply selecting No instead. If you need to adjust the date and time, you can do so in your computer's settings, or if that is not possible, the Advanced tab of Dolphin's configuration.
Creating Network File Crash
When configuring a provider the game will error creating the network file in a GCI folder. Configure Dolphin to use a raw memory card file.
Dual Core De-sync
PSO EP1&2 and PSO EP3 tends to easily de-sync GPU/CPU threads when Dual Core is enabled (the default setting for most games on Dolphin) and since this game is constantly writing to your memory card while playing online there's a chance these de-syncs will happen while the game is writing to the memory card. This may result in game data corruption making you lose all your progress and characters. So to avoid this it's recommended to disable Dual Core for this game.
FMV cutscenes such as the intro on creating a new commander appear black unless the External Frame Buffer is enabled and set to Real. Fixed by.
Widescreen AR Codes
16:9 Widescreen [fuzziqersoftware] 04383DC8 4BC87F99 0400BD60 C042DED0 0400BD64 EC5D00B2 0400BD68 4E800020
16:9 Widescreen [Ralf] 20384C94 FC200818 06000088 00000010 C042DEE8 EFBD00B2 FC40E890 48384C08 04384C98 4BC7B3F0 E2000001 80008000
Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.
|Off||Avoid desyncs that can corrupt save files|
The graph below charts the compatibility with Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution 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 i7-870 @ 2.93 GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6870||[PAL] Perfect, I've beat the entire game at 100% speed. No text/texture/music bug or desync.||Sojiro seta|
|Windows 7||AMD Phenom II X4 B60 @ 3.3 GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6770||[PAL] Game is completely playable at full speed, however certain letters of a conversation will occasionally not appear. For example, "Ou" instead of "You". No texture or desync bugs though. Only works on Direct X 9, Direct X 11 displays a white screen past the license agreement. I fixed the text problem by enabling accurate text cache.||Krigo|
|Windows Server 2008 R2||AMD Athlon II x2 @ 3.4 GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6570||Steady 30FPS, no problems with x2 native resolution.|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-2680QM @ 2 GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M||[Broken] [Laptop+hybrid graphics] Interrupt <20>: SRR0 = 0x8001ccb8 TB = 0x00389caf630017fb.||dreadslicer|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-870 @ 2.93 GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 TI||[NTSC] Flawless from what I've tested after copying my old save file from my memory card; I haven't tried playing through the whole game, but it should work fine.||Star-X|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.2 GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 650||Nothing loads at all. I've tried default settings as well as a few known extras.||.ducky|
|Windows 8.1||Intel Core i7-4790 @ 4 GHz||AMD R9 270x||Nothing loads at all. I've tried default settings as well as a few known extras.||.ducky|
|Windows 10||Intel Core i5-3210M @ 2.5 GHz||Intel HD Graphics 4000||Works fine on default settings. A little lag on deck edit and when moving camera in game. Laptop||Aguywithaname|