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Super Mario Galaxy
|Super Mario Galaxy|
|Developer(s)||Nintendo EAD Tokyo|
|Series||Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Galaxy|
|Release date(s)|| JP November 1, 2007|
NA November 12, 2007
EU November 16, 2007
AUS November 29, 2007
KO September 4, 2008
|Mode(s)||Single-player, Co-op (2)|
|Input methods||Wii Remote + Nunchuk|
|GameIDs||RMGP01, RMGK01, RMGJ01, RMGE01, RMGR01, RMGC01|
Super Mario Galaxy is a 3D platform game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii. It is the third 3D platformer in the Mario series, after Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. A sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2, was released in 2010. The game follows the protagonist, Mario, on a quest to rescue Princess Peach from the game's primary antagonist, Bowser. Levels are galaxies filled with minor planets and worlds, while gameplay is updated with gravity effects and new power-ups. Super Mario Galaxy was first shown at E3 2006 and enjoyed a high level of pre-release awareness. The game has been hailed by several gaming websites as one of the best video games of all time.
- 1 Emulation Information
- 2 Problems
- 3 Enhancements
- 4 Configuration
- 5 Version Compatibility
- 6 Testing
- 7 Gameplay Videos
Language Region Mismatch
The Wii language setting must match an acceptable language for the region of this title being played: Japanese for JP; Korean for KO; English, Spanish or French for NA; English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish for EU; and Traditional Chinese for CH. Due to region checking built into the game, if an unacceptable language is set emulation hangs.
Wii Remote Lag When Collecting Starbits
Wii Remote slows down when collecting starbits. To remedy this, go to Dolphin Controller Configuration Window and disable (untick) Enable Speaker Data and this will mute the Wii Remote speaker, fixing the starbit slowdown problem. Seems like it might have something to do with the computer's Bluetooth dongle not granting enough bandwidth for the Wii Remote to receive the sounds and transmit controls at the same time. It's a problem bound to PC hardware and driver, you can also try Bluetooth Passthrough.
Viewing the Sun
Viewing the sun will cause serious performance hits due to the way EFB is used.
Cosmic Mario/Luigi Holding a Shell
To fix, uncheck "Store EFB Copies to Texture Only".
In the overview of galaxies and elsewhere Bloom effects are applied, which are not displayed correctly at high resolutions. To fix the problem, deselect Scaled EFB Copy. As a result, some parts of the game are only displayed in standard resolution.
Pictures on the Wii Pinboard
When shooting a photo in the Star Chart, "Store XFB Copys to Texture only" must be disabled to allow the photo to be saved correctly and displayed on the Wii Pinboard.
HD Texture Pack
Project was almost complete but now seems to be abandoned.
Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.
|Off||Required to use Wii Remote in-game (e.g. collect starbits)|
|Off||Support Wii Pinboard images|
The graph below charts the compatibility with Super Mario Galaxy since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-930 @ 3.8GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580||Super Mario Galaxy on Dolphin (720P) Full Speed||PSConsoleGamer|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-4460 @ 3.2GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti||Played a few stages in the 2nd galaxy, using an HD texture pack. Excellent performance! 60FPS with rare, small FPS drops (that's just the nature of emulation). Here are my settings and DualShock 4 config: http://i.imgur.com/upIOz11.png||Jodeth|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-930 @ 3.8GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580||Super Mario Galaxy on Dolphin (720P) Full Speed||PSConsoleGamer|
|Windows 7||Intel Core 2 Duo 6700||ATI Radeon HD 4800||30FPS|
|Windows 7||Intel Pentium E5300 @ 2.6GHz||ATI Radeon HD 5450||Playable 30-35FPS(PAL)--> 50-65% speed with DX9 plugin,Open CL,Disable fog you can have a speed up of 5-6FPS with EFB to CPU access disable but you're unable to use the star pointer, reduce the resolution to have more speed||Markon89|
|Windows 7||Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.8GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT||80%-100% FPS with LLE, HLE runs full-speed, but has sound issues||GothicIII|
|Windows 7||Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 460 GTX||50% - 70% in DX9 with settings described in this wiki + Frameskip 1 in 1280*720; 75% - 100% in DX11 with same settings and Frameskip 1 in 1680*1050||AssAsSin|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-920 @ 4GHz||AMD Radeon HD 5770||Runs at full speed about 85%-90% of the time there are slow downs in certain parts of galaxys it depends some have more then others and slow down in more drastic way but fully playable and enjoyable. For graphics Using dx9 rendering with 2 times native resolution 1xAF everything else at stock. For DSP using LLE recompiler which is needed for music not to cut out. Using dsound backend and 48000hz. LLE of thread gives big boost in speed but makes the game very unstable with constant freezing. In the game properties I have accurate VBeam Emulation check on gives a speed boost and Disable Wii Remote speaker is checked.||DJHeadshot|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.1GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6850||Runs 100% at 1x Native. Music occasionally will stop.||MegaJump|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-2410M @ 2.3GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M||The game itself is seriously epic, but only Direct3D 11 can run the game with shadows. Direct3D 9 and OpenGL leaves the shadows imprinted in the same spot it appeared from save states. Aside from that, the FPS ranges from 30-60 depending on how many things are on the screen.||Doubled-revolutions|
|Mac OS X 10.6.8||Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.13GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 9400M||Strangely, this is the only game where graphics are rendered better by turning lighting off. On makes most items look closer to original (glow), but Mario looks all weird with white patches on him. Game is completely playable, though slow; about 50-60%. Update: literally no music at all if not using LLE, which also reduces speed by 20-30%. Seriously.||Ac|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.2GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275||Runs great. With DX9, DSP LLE on thread, EFB to Tex, 3X native res, and 1080p; I get 100% speed.||MayImilae|
|Windows 8 RP||Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.2GHz||AMD Radeon HD 7970||DX9, 1080p, 4x internal resolution + above tweaks, DSP LLE (on thread), Lock Threads to Cores, Real Wii Remote. Game runs fullspeed all the time and looks absolutely gorgeous!||Alucryd|
|Mac OS X 10.7.3||Intel Core i5 @ 2.5GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6750M||Very Slow 50-60% Playable. Runs OK at 1080p. Music plays for a few minutes then goes off.||JPS58|
|Windows 7||AMD Phenom 960T X4 @ 5.033GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6950||OpenGL, 1680x1050, 3x internal resolution, Anti-Aliasing 16xQCSAA, Anisotropic 16x, Scale EFB copy, DSP LLE (on thread), EFB Copy to texture, OpenMP, OpenCL, Disable Per pixel depth, Real Wii Remote. Game runs fullspeed 100%,it looks awesome!||ChrisGamer|
|Windows XP||Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE||35-20FPS Average. Seriously horrible slowdown issues, And Dolphin was actually on the verge of crashing one time when slowdown became really bad at the Beach Bowl Galaxy, Because my GPU got desynced.|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4GHz||AMD Radeon HD 5770||Fullspeed with Skip EFB Access from CPU ON (checked). However you'll have to switch it OFF in places where you forced to pull stars (will be slower).||Animus|
|Windows 8||Intel Core i7-4700MQ @ 3.4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M||Managed to get 1080p at nearly 60FPS at all times on Lenovo y510p. I use a cooling pad. DX9, LLE with to Thread checked, DSound. Vsync, 16xAS, no AA, scaled EFB, ignore format, skip CPU unchecked, EFB to RAM with caching checked speeds up in most cases in this game. all "other" hacks checked except disable alpha. 3x IR.||Bobby|
|Windows 7||Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GT 210||High FPS at low resolutions, 35-45FPS|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.2GHz||AMD Radeon HD 7870||Full HD 1080p 60FPS with HLE audio plugin (~40FPS with LLE) + 4xAA, OpenGL, default settings and real Wii Remote|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4GHz||AMD Radeon HD 7770||Played the entire game and made videos of all 120 stars. Watch all the videos here: LINK to video playlist where I collect all 120 stars using Dolphin (1080p)||FreeEmulator|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570||In RMGK01(KOR Region), Wii Remote Cursor Twitching/Refresh cut off problem(when seems 'in-game overload', not Dolphin or system) is still remain since 2.0-xxx to now. it's Huge problem to can't play the game even frame late is perfect, i think it's some of lock or code change(for Anti Piracy/Emulating) gap from before Release Region's version (during 1 Years). it's same case like Twilight Princess (Wii) KOR Version(RZDK01) (this one is 2 and half Years), default settings and real Wii Remote plus||hong620|
|Windows 8.1||Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.2GHz||AMD Radeon R9 270||Runs at 55-60FPS with these settings: Framelimit Audio, DSP LLE, DSP LLE on Seperate Thread, OpenGL, V-Sync, 3x Native Internal Resolution, 16x Anisotropic Filtering, Virtual External Frame Buffer, OpenMP Texture Decoder, Emulated Wii Remote||Argonitious|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-4690K @ 4.2GHz||AMD Radeon HD 7750||Perfect emulation (minus Wii Remote speaker). 2 player works great too. 3x Native, No AA, 16x AF, DSP LLE on thread.||Keller999|
|Windows 8.1||Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760||60FPS all time with some slowdowns to 50FPS||boooi|
|SteamOS 2.60||Intel Core i3-4170 @ 3.7GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti||OGL, 3x IR, no other enhancements, NTSC-U, DSP LLE. Slight slowdowns in busy situations, and the boss motion blur effect is still missing, but otherwise perfect. Use LLE audio or the borked audio levels will detract from the experience.||monojin|
|Windows 10||Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.5GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970||Super Mario Galaxy With texture pack (1080p 60FPS)Super Mario Galaxy Gameplay||Vitalicks|
|Windows 7||AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.7GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660||Almost perfect! The only small tiny issue I have detected was the missing motion blur effect during the roar shock wave which can be seen in boss fights e.g. Dino Piranha scream after the egg shell broke. Instead of the motion blur wave the screen just gets a bit darker.||Kenny|
|Windows 10||Intel Pentium G3258 @ 4GHz||AMD Radeon RX 480||DirectX 12 16GB RAM 1080p Have Fun, 60 FPS Constantly (Ishiiruka Dolphin)||Xbrox|
|Windows 10||Intel Core i7-3770 @ 4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680||It runs bloody perfect on this Build. With the new features of Dolphin 5.0 there are only two or three noticeable bugs left. I can play the game at constant full speed in 1080p without a problem.||DerFetteVonGamer|
|Windows 10||Intel Core i5 4460||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960||Runs perfectly on DX12, 60FPS 100% speed. Minor slowdowns during bosses/super intensive areas with DX11/OpenGL.||destersmek|
|macOS 10.12||Intel Core i5 @ 2.7GHz||Intel Iris 6100||Playable at 50-60% speed. Using default settings, whenever you are moving between the planets or the space is within camera's reach, FPS drops significantly. The sound is constantly stuttering. Having more than 5 starbits on screen leads to unbearable performance drops.||DevilDimon|
|Windows 10||Intel Core i5-6200 @ 2.3GHz||Intel||Completely playable ONLY IF YOU TICK "Skip EFB access from CPU", without ticking this you will get frequent and big frame drops, (See section above though, this options prevents you from selecting level so you have to toggle it on and off when playing). 60fps@720p DirectX12. Some times you get a very small frame drop and audio stutter but no biggie, reduce resolution to native if you are picky.||Myusername|
|Windows 10||Intel Core i7-6700k @ 4.5GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060||Runs at a smooth 1080p 60FPS on DX12 with 8x MSAA and High-resolution texturepack. The only problem I've seen is a crazy amount of lag from the screen distortion you get when you jump into icy-cold water. Other than that, the game runs and looks great, almost like an official remake of the game.||PokerulerPlayz|
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