Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution

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Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Phantasy Star
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) JP November 27, 2003
NA March 2, 2004
EU June 11, 2004
Genre(s) Strategy, Card
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4), Online (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller
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Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution is a video game released for the Nintendo GameCube. It has a card based play style, making it unique among games in the Phantasy Star Online series. The story of the game takes place twenty-one years after Episodes I and II.


16:9 Aspect Ratio (Widescreen) AR Codes


16:9 Aspect Ratio (Widescreen) [Ralf]


Missing Characters in Text

All versions of the game may have missing characters in various game text, per issue 30. Such can be resolved by setting accurate texture case towards a "safe" setting, though it's unclear what setting is necessary. Position 2 (middle) seems to work fine, though there may be one or two missing letters every once in a long while.


Syncing the calender causes the game to crash. Despite what the game indicates when first run, one can play the game normally without the calender; so when prompted to sync it at the beginning of the game, simply select "no" to proceed.

Black Video

Scenes that play video appear black unless the External Frame Buffer is enabled and set to Real and Scaled EFB Copy is disabled. Setting the Internal Resolution to 1x reduces image shaking.

White Box in D3D

In the D3D backend the camera is somehow too far back, creating a large white box that covers the screen. If you use shift+W to zoom in to the camera's normal position past the white block, the game will be fully playable. Alternatively, just use OpenGL, as it does not suffer from this problem. See issue 6268. Fixed by 4.0-3748.


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


Config Setting Notes
Texture Cache Accuracy Position 1 (Safe) Fixes the missing letters problem on the EU version of the game. Avoids issue 30 on JP version.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-12298 (current)
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.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
3.5-1480 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.2GHz NVIDIA GeForce 650 Nothing loads at all. I've tried default settings as well as a few known extras. .ducky
^r7458 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-870 @ 2.93GHz AMD Radeon HD 6870 [PAL] Perfect, I've beat the entire game at 100% speed. No text/texture/music bug or desync. Sojiro seta
^3.0-189 Windows 7 x64 AMD Phenom II X4 B60 @ 3.3GHz 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
^3.0-432 Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 AMD Athlon II x2 @ 3.4GHz AMD Radeon HD 6570 Steady 30FPS, no problems with x2 native resolution.
^3.0-692 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-2680QM @ 2GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M [Broken] [Laptop+hybrid graphics] Interrupt <20>: SRR0 = 0x8001ccb8 TB = 0x00389caf630017fb. dreadslicer
^3.5 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-870 @ 2.93GHz 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
4.0-5995 Windows 8.1 x64 Intel Core i7-4790 @ 4GHz AMD R9 270x Nothing loads at all. I've tried default settings as well as a few known extras. .ducky

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