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Spyro: A Hero's Tail
|Spyro: A Hero's Tail|
|Release date(s)|| NA November 3, 2004|
EU November 26, 2004
|Input methods||GameCube Controller|
In Spyro: A Hero's Tail Spyro must save the Dragon Realms from the Evil Red Dragon who has planted light-sapping Dark Gems all over the Dragon Realms in an attempt to control the world. With the help of his allies, Spyro must seek out and destroy all of the Dark Gems to return the land back to normal and to save the Dragon Realms from the evil dragon's tyrannical control. Guide Spyro as he uses his new dragon powers, abilities, and gadgets in lush environments rife with new villains.
Some textures are intended to be in an 18b rather than 24b format, which can cause banding across gradients or otherwise blotchy colors. Disabling "Ignore Format Changes" partially improves the accuracy of Dolphin's emulation, and exposes this. Leaving "Ignore Format Changes" in it's default enabled state will avoid this issue, but renders somewhat inaccurately. Refer .
Lighting and Shimmering Object Smears
Beams of light and shimmering objects, like faerie wings, can smear or be duplicated or otherwise corrupt graphics. Slightly different versions of the corruption are seen between OpenGL and DirectX. Refer and .
When diving underwater an effect should blur the distance. Under OpenGL everything is rendered completely fuzzy, while in DirectX nothing is. Refer . While only the software back-end renders correctly, the DirectX back-end is probably preferable.
Remove Bloom AR Code
The game has a bloom effect that causes issues with shimmering objects and an AR Code is needed to remove the bloom. This AR Code will remove bloom entirely.
No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.
The graph below charts the compatibility with Spyro: A Hero's Tail since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|Windows 7||AMD Althon II x2 270 @ 3.4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650ti||100% Full speed perfect||Mirocroatia|
|Windows 8.1||Intel Celeron G1610 @ 2.6GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GT 330||Really bad framerates with OpenGL, fixed by changing to Direct3D. Other than that, 96% speed with no graphical glitches.||Masamune3210|