Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

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Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Developer(s) Genius Sonority
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Pokémon
Release date(s) JP August 4, 2005
NA October 3, 2005
EU November 18, 2005
AUS November 10, 2005
Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller, Game Boy Advance
Compatibility 4PlayableEdit rating: Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
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Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, released in Japan as Pokemon Ekkusudī Yami no Kaze Dāku Rugia (ポケモンXD 闇の旋風ダーク・ルギア), is the second role-playing game from Nintendo's Pokémon franchise for the Nintendo GameCube. It is the successor of the Gamecube game Pokémon Colosseum, and takes place in Orre, the setting of Pokémon Colosseum. All of the Game Boy Advance Pokémon games can connect to this game through trading and Battle Mode.


[edit] Problems

[edit] Crash on the MAC OS X Build

Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness will load successfully on MAC OS X however during the opening cutscene where XD001 is about to use Shadow Blast on the S.S. Libra the emulator crashes. In addition, when the battle between Greevil's henchman and Zook starts, the game crashes, although this is not specifically related to MACs. Furthermore the game crashes when you try to leave the building to try and save Professor Krane

[edit] Buggy Sound with OpenAL

When using OpenAL sound, sounds are very odd sounding. The screen after the Nintendo logo does not play it's sound on time. Changing the latency has no effect but does cause lag at lower values. This can be fixed by changing to DSound or XAudio2, at which point the audio sounds perfect and does not slow down the game.

[edit] Configuration

Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed. Please see the performance guide for an overview of performance related settings. A full list of options is available at Template:Config/doc


Config Setting Notes

OpenMP Texture Decoder

On Increases open map emulation speed

[edit] Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

4.0-1465 (current)
2.0 (r5350)
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.

[edit] Testing

This game has been tested on the environments listed below:

[edit] Gameplay Videos