Resident Evil 4

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Resident Evil 4
Developer(s) Capcom Production Studio 4
Publisher(s) Capcom, Nintendo
Series Resident Evil
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA January 11, 2005
JP January 27, 2005
EU March 18, 2005
Genre(s) Survival horror, Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Resident Evil 4
GameIDs G4BE08, G4BP08, G4BJ08
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Resident Evil 4, known in Japan as Biohazard 4 (バイオハザード4 Baiohazādo Fō), is a survival horror video game developed by Capcom Production Studio 4 and published by Capcom and Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube. The story follows Leon S. Kennedy, who is sent on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the President's daughter, who has been kidnapped by a mysterious cult. Traveling to a rural village in Europe, he encounters a horde of violent villagers who pledge their lives to the cult.

Unlike previous games in the series, Resident Evil 4 has stronger focus on combat, with many more enemies to deal with. As such, it uses a new third person, over the shoulder combat system for easier aiming. Other changes to the game include context sensitive actions to interact with the environment, and quick-time event cutscenes.

RE4 was ported to the Wii with Resident Evil 4: Wii edition, with new Wii Remote based aiming controls and extra content from other platforms.


Crashes in Castle

When in the castle there is this puzzle soon after the first mini-boss where you and Ashley have to stand on two button switches. The game consistently freezes when your character walks to the right button switch. This hang only affects the JIT recompiler engine, so two options are available: (1) switch to the JITIL recompiler for this one part, or (2) get Ashley to step on the plate instead.


Background music (BGM) does not loop properly, so whenever BGM should be playing continuously, it will only play once through its loop and then cut out. In addition, when FPS drops, the sound effect channels sometimes start playing random sound effects continuously. These sound problems may be corrected with DSP LLE.

Thermal Scope

The thermal scope you pick up in the operating room cannot be used as vision is all fuzzy and unclear. You can correct this by switching from EFB Texture to EFB RAM.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Resident Evil 4 since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-14007 (current)
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.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

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Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
3.0-811 Mac OS X 10.7.5 Intel Core i7 @ 2.2GHz AMD Radeon HD 6750M Works pretty well. Frame rate is close to 30 FPS most of the time. Audio suffers from some issues (with DSP HLE). Every time a code cache clearing occurs, the framerate permanently drops below 15 FPS: I have to close the game and restart it to fix this. Tested with default settings and DSP HLE. Nolendil

Gameplay Videos

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