Rune Factory Frontier

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Rune Factory Frontier
Developer(s) Neverland
Publisher(s) EU Rising Star Games
JP/NA Marvelous Entertainment
Series Rune Factory
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) JP November 27, 2008
NA March 17, 2009
EU April 1, 2010
Genre(s) Life simulation, Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods Wii Remote + Nunchuk, Classic Controller
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Rune Factory Frontier is a simulation/console role-playing game video game developed by Neverland Co. and published by Marvelous Entertainment in Japan, Marvelous Entertainment USA and Xseed Games in North America, and Rising Star Games in Europe for the Wii video game console.


There are no reported problems with this title.


Bloom Ghosting

Odd transparent copies appear of some objects when using Internal Resolution above defaults, refer to issue 7404. This is not a bug, it is the way the game renders, even on console.

As of 5.0-16803, you may use Graphics Mods to remove the bloom altogether or make it be slightly less noticeable by rendering the bloom at native resolution.

Japanese Content

For reasons unknown, there was some content that existed in the Japanese version that was not available in the NA or EU releases. In the Japanese version, you would occasionally get mysterious letters and sometimes they would have a gift!

A user found a gecko code that unlocks some of this content:

Gecko Code:

$Japanese specific items
04499240 028D0101
04499244 02910101
04499248 02930101
0449924C 029D0101
04499250 02A20101
04499254 02A30101
04499258 02AA0101
0449925C 02B60101
04499260 02B70101
04499264 02BE0101
04499268 02D20101
0449926C 02D30101
04499270 02D40101
04499274 02D50101
04499278 02D60101
0449927C 02D70101
04499284 00360101

A note from the user:

Just make sure the first 17 slots in your inventory are empty beforehand. As I mentioned before though, these items are a bit glitchy, and I don't know if they could possibly affect a save file in any unintended ways, so use at your on risk!


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

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Rune Factory Frontier since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21606 (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:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
r6337 Windows 7 AMD Phenom II X6 @ 3.61 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5850 Plays flawlessly. Rune Factory Frontier (12:3) Ratio Eyefinity "Wiifinity" finalfantasy4567
3.0 Windows 7 AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3 GHz ATI Radeon HD 4870 Basically flawless. The framerate drops to as low as 22-25FPS in some areas of Lava Ruins and when there are a lot of crops in your field, but otherwise runs at a solid 30FPS. I completed the game and experienced no issues other than a couple of instances of glitched sound which were remedied by resetting the game. Direct3D9 does not cause any blurriness for me, but enabling 9xSSAA causes lighting glitches (no problem with 4x).
r7719 Windows Vista AMD Phenom II X4 840 @ 3.2 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5700 Very playable! 25-30FPS, 100% Speed. Game slows within Lava Ruins to 60-70% speed. Screen transition 0-18FPS, 30-50% speed. Game crashes upon screen transition very rarely, but possible. Sound reduced to static after about an hour of gameplay. A restart of the game will restore sound. Graphics besides indoor areas appear blurred only with DirectX9. (cannot confirm if this is how the game normally is, I don't remember the game being this blurry on my TV) Game running with DirectX 11. Sealion
r7719 Windows 7 Intel Pentium P6200 @ 2.13 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6470M The game is playable. The game FPS will start to reduce if too much background activities. The FPS will also reduced if there are many sprites within the game map, i.e the Runeys. other than that, the issues are common. LunaeMaster
3.0-589 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @3 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Almost perfect. Speed is always between 80 and 100%, FPS stays on an acceptable level, too. Only flaw is random occurring sound issues which won't stop until the game is reloaded. Alu
3.0-710 Windows 7 AMD Athlon II X2 @ 3.30 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5570 Good playable. In Direct3D9 or Direct3D11 no blur in outdoor area. Mostly 28-35FPS, speed is 80-100%. FPS not falls when using 16x anisotropic filtration, but fall when using the 4x Native Resolution. Audio mostly normal. Rikudo
3.0-752 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6950 Great. DX9(Only DX9 for testing, no idea why i didn't switch it back to DX11) 1080p, 4x Native, no AA, 4x AF. Solid 30FPS all the time. Auido is perfect at DSP HLE. client crashes randomly from 5min to 1 hour, tested all kinds of settings and then switched to, not a single crash in hours. Light
3.5 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-2670QM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M Plays well, slight slowdown in bottom section of the main farm's field and in the 2nd dungeon. Occasionally, under Dx9, after a cutscene the frame rate outdoors will cut (from 60FPS to 45FPS) until computer is restarted. Bluriness with Dx9 noted but not enough to warrant concern or render the game unplayable. turtlbrdr
5.0 Windows 7 Intel Xeon E3 1230v2 AMD HD 6750 Smooth and stable. Use OpenGL Render/HLE sound and PAL60. Played 70 hours, tested most game area and never crash! Need disable wii controller speaker to make controller less lagging. BloodyHamster
5.0-3951 Windows 10 Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel HD Graphics 615 Amazing and impressive on ultra low powered PC. Use OpenGL Render. With stock TDP (4.5 W) and Turbo Boost, the game can run at 1.5x IR, no AA, 2x AF at full speed. Unlocking TDP to 12 W, it can reach 100% speed at 2x IR, no AA, 8x AF or 1.5x IR, 2x MSAA, 4x AF(Considering passive cooling, I chose demanding scenes to test for about 1 min.). From 3774 to 3951, played it for dozens of hours, random crashes haven't occurred though.

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