Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Trial Edition

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Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Trial Edition
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Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Phantasy Star
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) JP May 2002
Genre(s) Action role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4), Online (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller
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GameIDs DPOJ8P
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Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Trial Edition, a port of Phantasy Star Online Version 2 with enhancements and new gameplay, including new content and modes. A demo of the online RPG, SEGA's focus with this short-lived trial was primarily to test online gameplay and the offline multiplayer mode. In this trial, no single-player mode is available offline.

Emulation Information

Modem Required

The game requires a modem to play, even offline, refer issue 6038). Trying to use the Broadband Adapter will not work as the BBA was not available at the time of the game's release. Currently, Dolphin only emulates the BBA. As a result, the game will display the following message upon load:

PHANTASY STAR ONLINE EPISODE I&II
In order to play the "trial edition",
you must connect the "modem adapter."
After turning off the power, connect the modem adapter,
and restart.

This screen can be bypassed using this Action Replay code:

04194F40 4182002C

As of 5.0-12835 a patch is included with Dolphin that can be enabled via the Game Properties page.

Problems

Calendar

After bypassing the modem prompt, the game will display the current date/time and ask if you need to go back to the Gamecube's BIOS to change the system's date/time. Pressing A at this prompt will default to No. After this, the game will proceed to creating save files for the game and show the start menu.

If the date and time is incorrect, adjust your device's date/time settings, or using the Advanced tab in the configuration panel.

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. Fixed with Hybrid XFB in 5.0-5874.

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 Trial Edition 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
r7367 Windows 8 Intel Core i7 @ 2GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460m Runs well, but cannot pass modem error screen Redefined
5.0-12670 Windows 10 Intel Core i5 @ 1.60GHz Intel UHD Graphics 620 Must use modem bypass to progress and uncheck Store XFB Copies to Texture Only in Graphics Settings to prevent purple bars on the intro video Redefined

Gameplay Videos