Pool Paradise

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Pool Paradise
Pool Paradise.jpg
Developer(s) Awesome Developments
Publisher(s) Ignition Entertainment
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) EU March 15, 2004
NA June 30, 2004
Genre(s) Pool
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Pool Paradise
Playable
GameIDs GPRP7U, GPRE7U
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Pool Paradise, penniless on an idyllic South Pacific desert island, you discover a variety of pool tables scattered around the beach and in various huts. On the beach, sheltered under the palm trees, is a practice table where you can enhance your skills and watch the waves rolling in. When you feel you are good enough, you can enter the Competition Hut and start climbing the championship ladder. There are 11 sets of pool rules and 30 different computer opponents for you to challenge. It's not all over if you lose everything; there's a loan shark to lend you more cash--or bite your head off.

Emulation Information

Demo River Gap

In the opening demo loop there is a gap in the river directly before a photo of the developers is shown. The river is also rendered jet black even in daylight. Though it feels like something should be rendered there, even on a real GameCube the gap and black water exist.

Problems

Unknown Opcode

An Unknown Opcode error sometimes occurs when accessing the Memory Card on startup, and possibly at other random times while playing. Pressing "OK" on the pop-up will allow the game to continue seemingly without issue. The message can be avoided by disabling Panic Handlers.

Configuration

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

General

Config Setting Notes

Use Panic Handlers

Off Avoids annoying error pop-up

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Pool Paradise 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
5.0-6092 Windows 10 Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.3GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Likes to throw an unknown opcode error at some point after startup, but it doesn't affect gameplay at all. Otherwise, it plays just fine with default settings at full speed. Xerxes

Gameplay Videos