Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus

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Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus
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Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Phantasy Star Online
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) JP November 27, 2003
NA September 15, 2004
Genre(s) Action role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4), Online (0)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus
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Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus is a re-release of Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II, and is another combination port of the Dreamcast releases Phantasy Star Online and Phantasy Star Online ver2. Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus was released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2003, only a year after the original release of Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II, due to a cheating glitch in the original title. Players discovered that if they connected PSO to a computer, the PC could pretend to be a server and allow easy hacking of the game. In addition to cheat protections, a number of Xbox exclusive content and online only missions were added to the offline mode. Now that the servers for online mode have been taken down, Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus is the best PSO experience currently available on a console.

Problems

Calender

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.

DSP HLE Sound Crackling

Audio begins to stutter and crackle in the main menu and continues throughout gameplay. Use DSP LLE to fix. See issue 5978. Fixed by the merger of New-AX-HLE 2.0 in 3.5-1154.

Configuration

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

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus 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
r7555 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-950 @ 3.71GHz ATI Radeon HD 5850 Playable, average of 30 FPS Bigyimmy007
3.0-373 Windows Vista x64 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.4GHz Intel HD 3000 appearing white square(s) D3D, use OpenGL jarupxx

|style="white-space:nowrap;"|3.5-1340 |style="white-space:nowrap"|Windows 7 Ultimate x64 |style="white-space:nowrap"|AMD 1100t Hexacore @ 3.8ghz |style="white-space:nowrap"|ATI crossfire 2x 6770 @ 850MHZ gpu and 1350 MHZ Gddr5 |First off use openGL anything else doesn't work. Second scaled EFB has to be off. This ret EFB to real and make sure you have it set to native X2 for quickest boot up. Problem game won Proceed past loading screen you accept the terms and system freezes any ideas? |style="white-space:nowrap"|Zuch0698o |-

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