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|Developer(s)||Namco Bandai Games|
|Publisher(s)||Namco Bandai Games|
|Platform(s)||Virtual Console, Arcade|
JP September, 1991
JP April 21, 2009
|Input methods||Wii Remote, Classic Controller|
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Starblade (スターブレード Sutāburēdo) is a 3D space-based rail shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1991. It was notable for its early use of real-time 3D graphics, produced using the Namco System 21 "Polygonizer" arcade system board, and it is believed to have had a strong influence on the 1993 Nintendo game Star Fox.
Graphics Mostly Red/White
As of Dolphin 5.0-15974, using default graphics settings, the main game appears mostly red/white on the game's graphics making the game hard to play. In order to restore the original colors, Disable Force 24-bit color and Ignore Format Changes under graphics configuration.
Unknown Opcode errors occur as the main menu loads. Disabling dual core fixes the issue.
With EFB Copies to Texture Only, the game loads and sound plays fine but graphics are garbled making it unplayable. Disable EFB Copies to Texture Only to correct this. Fixed since at least 5.0-10516.
Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.
|Enable Dual Core||Off||Avoid Unknown Opcode errors|
|Force 24-Bit Color||Off||Restore original colors of graphics|
|Ignore Format Changes||Off||Restore original colors of graphics|
The graph below charts the compatibility with StarBlade since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|5.0-15974||Manjaro Linux||AMD Ryzen 7 4700U @ 2 GHz||AMD Radeon RX Vega 7||Works great with the two graphics settings noted under Configuration disabled||bryzinga|
|5.0-16101||Windows 10||Intel Core i5-4590 @ 3.3 GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650||Works flawlessly with the two graphics settings noted under Configuration disabled||bryzinga|
- Namco Bandai Games (Developer)
- Namco Bandai Games (Publisher)
- Japan (Release region)
- 1991 (Initial release year)
- Rail shooter (Genre)
- Single-player (Game mode)
- Single-player only (Game mode)
- 1 (Players supported)
- Wii Remote (Input supported)
- Classic Controller (Input supported)
- 4 stars (Rating)
- Enable Dual Core (Config Required)
- Force 24-Bit Color (Config Required)
- Ignore Format Changes (Config Required)
- Tested On (Release): 5.0
- Tested On (OS): Linux
- Tested On (CPU): AMD
- Tested On (GPU): AMD
- Tested On (OS): Windows
- Tested On (CPU): Intel
- Tested On (GPU): NVIDIA
- Untested for 2500+ revisions
- Arcade games
- Virtual Console games