Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Trial Edition

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Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Trial Edition
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Trial Edition.jpg
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
Compatibility 2Stars2.pngEdit rating: Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Trial Edition
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GameIDs DPOJ8P
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Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Trial Edition, a combination of the Dreamcast releases Phantasy Star Online and Phantasy Star Online ver2. A demo of the online RPG, its focus is online gameplay with a strong offline storyline, offering diverse online and offline gameplay.

Emulation Information

Modem Required

The game requires a modem to play, even offline, refer issue 6038. Both the 'dummy' and Broadband Adapter will not work since the BBA was not available at the time of the game's release, and Dolphin only emulates the BBA, and not the modem. Since neither setting currently works, the game will get stuck at a screen which reads:

If you want to play PSO Episode 1 & 2 Trial Edition, the modem adapter has to be connected. Restart after switching the power off and connecting the modem adapter.

This screen can be bypassed with the following game patch:

80194F40 4182002C

Problems

Calendar

Syncing the calendar causes the game to crash. Despite what the game indicates when first run, one can play the game normally without the calendar; 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. 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

Gameplay Videos