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|Developer(s)||Toys for Bob|
|Release date(s)||AUS October 17, 2012|
EU October 19, 2012
NA October 21, 2012
SA November 22, 2012
|Mode(s)||Single-player, Multiplayer (2), Co-op (2)|
|Input methods||Wii Remote + Nunchuk, Skylander Portal|
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Skylanders: Giants is a 2012 video game in the Skylanders series, and a direct sequel to the 2011 game Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. The game involves connecting a physical toy to the video game console through a "Portal of Power"; whichever toy is used creates a respective character in the game. New to Skylanders Giants are "Giants", as the name suggests, which are larger toys with new gameplay elements revolving around them. Toy figures from the first game are also forward compatible with Giants, although there are also new versions, called "Series 2", which have more powerful attributes than the originals. The game also has a new and improved "Battle Mode", for head-to-head play, featuring more areas and gameplay options.
Portal of Power
Skylanders: Giants requires a USB device called the Portal of Power. As of Dolphin 5.0-18299 you can choose to emulate this USB device directly within the emulator. If you have a physical Portal of Power and wish to continue off of saved progress in your existing figurines, you can use third party dumping tools to dump the figure data off of your existing Skylanders figures for use in the emulated Portal or create IDs directly within the emulated Portal of Power. Up to eight figurine data dumps can be used at a time.
If you wish to use a physical Portal of Power you can do so by installing the proper libusb drivers with Zadig. Follow the same install instructions for the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U but instead of selecting "WUP-028" in the pulldown menu, use "Spyro Portal". After doing this, the Portal of Power will work in Dolphin just fine whenever plugged in. You cannot use a physical portal and an emulated portal at the same time.
There are no reported problems with this title.
No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.
The graph below charts the compatibility with Skylanders: Giants since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|5.0-18299||Pop!_OS||AMD Ryzen 9 5950X @ 3.4 GHz||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060||Game ran well. Tested with both a physical portal and the new emulated portal.||JMC4789|
- Toys for Bob (Developer)
- Activision (Publisher)
- Spyro (Series)
- Skylanders (Series)
- Australia (Release region)
- Europe (Release region)
- North America (Release region)
- South America (Release region)
- 2012 (Initial release year)
- Platform (Genre)
- Single-player (Game mode)
- Multiplayer (Game mode)
- 2 (Players supported)
- Co-op (Game mode)
- Wii Remote (Input supported)
- Nunchuk (Input supported)
- Skylander Portal (Input supported)
- 4 stars (Rating)
- Tested On (Release): 5.0
- Tested On (OS): Linux
- Tested On (CPU): AMD
- Tested On (GPU): NVIDIA
- Wii games