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Super Mario Sunshine
|Super Mario Sunshine|
|Series||Super Mario Bros|
|Release date(s)|| JP July 19 2002|
NA August 26, 2002
EU October 4, 2002
AUS October 11, 2002
|Input methods||GameCube Controller|
|GameIDs||GMSP01, GMSE01, GMSJ01, GMSE02|
Mario makes his debut on the Nintendo GameCube with Super Mario Sunshine. On a vacation away from the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario finds himself in a messy situation on the island of Delphino, where a Mario look alike has been causing all kinds of trouble. Explore huge 3D environments that range from a lush waterfall paradise, to an exciting amusement park complete with a rollercoaster you can ride. Mario makes use of a new water pack, which allows him to hover, launch, and rocket around levels, as well as spray enemies with. Mario has never had so many cool new moves, or looked so good in 3D.
- 1 Problems
- 2 Enhancements
- 3 Configuration
- 4 Version Compatibility
- 5 Testing
- 6 Gameplay Videos
Game Crashes After Random Periods
The game completely freezes after running for a while. Using OpenGL backend greatly increases the delay before this happens, usually taking at least 40 minutes before crashing. Enabling Synchronize GPU Thread fixes the problem.
Graffiti Behaves Oddly
- Anisotropic Filtering above 1x or Anti-Aliasing set to SSAA makes the graffiti disappear.
- The graffiti may slide across surfaces and erase itself if Force Texture Filtering is enabled.
- Requires Texture Cache Accuracy to safe to prevent missing graffiti textures.
- Graffiti edges may appear blocky if Scaled EFB Copy is enabled.
- Without Store EFB Copies to Texture Only unchecked, graffiti cannot be sprayed away. As such it's forced on by INI. Be aware that opening the graphics menu without this setting will cause issues.
On lower-end machines, enabling dual core mode can cause certain props to be shaky, such as the bridge in Bianco Hills. See . The only way to fix it is disable dual core mode or enable synchronize GPU thread, but that can cause slow-downs during emulation. See .
AR Codes Cause Crash
If certain Action Replay codes are activated, then the game may crash upon trying to return to a completed level. This has been confirmed with a "Press B to run fast" code . To solve the problem, simply disable the code.
Turning Works Improperly
If you have "Skip EFB Access to CPU" turned on, the game thinks you're behind an object and makes the turning radius much tighter. To avoid this, make sure Skip EFB Access to CPU is disabled.
Slowdown on Map Transition
Opening the map causes the game to slow massively until the transition effect is complete. There are no lingering effects after the map is open or closed, just the transition. Switching to OpenGL backend removes the slowdown.
Use of the Anisotropic Filtering enhancement will cause water to render as white, getting increasingly worse as higher levels of anisotropic filtering are applied.
16:9 Aspect Ratio Fix
The built-in Widescreen Hack causes various clipping and reflection issues. The Gecko code below works as a replacement for any region, causing less issues. Make sure the Dolphin Widescreen Hack is disabled before using this code.
$16:9 Widescreen (Region Free) F6000001 80008180 90850420 C0030000 D2000000 00000002 90A22004 90850420 60000000 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000002 80008180 57A006F7 41820010 387F0000 38800001 D200000C 00000008 80822004 80840444 3CA04420 7C042800 40820028 3C803F40 90822000 C0030000 C0222000 EC010032 D0030000 C003000C EC010032 D003000C 38800001 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 418200A8 88030026 1400027C 38008000 140002A4 38007FFF E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 41F00000 3FAAAAAB 14000004 3FE38E39 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 3E99999A 656E6473 14000034 3F9A7643 E0000000 80008000 F6000002 80008180 7C1F00D0 7C1C0734 3FA0CC01 B39D8000 D200000C 00000002 3B9CFF96 B39D8000 3B9C006A 00000000 D200005C 00000002 3B9CFF96 B39D8000 3B9C006A 00000000 1400001C 386002EB 14000040 386002EB E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 931F01C4 3B000000 D2000000 00000003 83B80004 3BBD0064 93B80004 931F01C4 60000000 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 931F0450 38600068 D2000000 00000003 80780004 3863FF9C 90780004 931F0450 60000000 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 931F042C 38600068 D2000000 00000003 80780004 3863FF9C 90780004 931F042C 60000000 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 931F0400 38600068 D2000000 00000003 80780004 3863FF9C 90780004 931F0400 60000000 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 931F0140 3B200000 D2000000 00000003 83380004 3B39FF9C 93380004 931F0140 60000000 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 931F0160 38600068 D2000000 00000003 80780004 3863FF9C 90780004 931F0160 60000000 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 931F0108 3B200000 D2000000 00000003 83380004 3B39FF9C 93380004 931F0108 60000000 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 3881006A 901F0014 D2000004 00000004 2C0001ED 40820010 7C050378 38A50064 7CA02B78 901F0014 60000000 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 807F0014 38C1015C D2000000 00000004 809F0018 38A0EC78 90A40014 38A01388 90A4001C 807F0014 60000000 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000004 80008180 B0858000 93E58000 8001002C 83E10024 83C10020 38210028 7C0803A6 4E800020 5A010000 FFFFFFA0 14000000 3800F000 14000028 38001000 E0000000 80008000 F6000002 80008180 48000008 3800FFFF 2C00FFFF 41820028 1400000C 48000028 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 EC0001B2 C05D0000 D2000004 00000003 3C003FAB 90010040 C05D0000 C0810040 EC4400B2 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 C03D0024 38610080 D2000000 00000002 3C6047FF 90610080 C0210080 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 C03D0024 386100B8 D2000000 00000002 3C6040FF 906100B8 C02100B8 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 380000A0 B01F0330 D2000000 00000002 386000A0 3803FF9C 60000000 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 38000184 B01F0330 D2000000 00000002 38600184 38030064 60000000 00000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 4800005C 807C0090 D2000004 00000004 807C0080 3880016A 38840064 90830374 3884000A 9083037C 807C0090 00000000 E0000000 80008000
If you are having trouble with Heat Waves, you can always remove them by using this Gecko Code. Be sure to have Widescreen Hack off.
$Remove Heatwave Effect Code NTSC-U: 0419F83C 4E800020
$Remove Heatwave Effect Code PAL: 041980C4 4E800020
By adding the Gecko code below, and enabling it, Super Mario Sunshine will run at 60FPS.
$60FPS (Region-Free) F6000002 80008180 BF800000 3F000000 00000000 43300000 14000004 3F800000 E0000000 80008000 F6000002 80008180 801E0074 901E0038 801E007C 901E0078 14000014 60000000 E0000000 80008000 F6000001 80008180 40800034 C03F00D0 D2000004 00000002 3DC03F80 91DF00D0 C03F00D0 00000000 E0000000 80008000
The Gecko code makes the cutscenes run very slowly. It also causes falling stars to appear in the top corner and top middle of the screen, while also making the swimming blue/red coins in Gelato Beach near impossible to get (without the turbo nozzle).
Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed. A full list of options is available here.
|Non-SSAA||Avoid improper goo behavior|
|1x||Render water properly, under Direct3D avoids improper goo behavior|
|Off||Avoids blocky goo edges.|
|Off||Avoid improper goo behavior|
|Off||Avoid improper goo behavior|
|On||Avoid crashing after long periods of play.|
The graph below charts the compatibility with Super Mario Sunshine since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|Windows 7||AMD Phenom II X2 550 @ 3.1GHz||ATI Radeon HD 4850||Fully Playable: 50-60FPS with DX9 plug-in, OpenCL Enabled and Recommended Configuration|
|Windows XP||Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6GHz||Intel GMA 945||Very playable 8-10FPS. Disable Lighting and sound Off for best performance.||LORPAL|
|Windows 7||AMD Phenom II X3 N830 @ 2.1GHz||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650||Fully Playable 60-80FPS with DX11 plug-in|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i3-2310 @ 2.1GHz||Intel HD Graphics||Fully playable with a resolution of "size of the window." sometimes slows down the game (ex. on the Isle Delfino just at the statue) lower than 20FPS in USA version||Honguito98|
|Windows 7||Intel Pentium E5300 @ 2.6GHz||ATI Radeon HD 5450||Fully Playable 15-25FPS (45-50FPS video) (PAL)--> 65-100% speed with DX9 plugin,Open CL,Disable fog.If you use EFB copy to texture you can play at 100% speed but sometimes you can have any graphics problem||Markon89|
|Mac OS X 10.6.7||Intel Core i7 @ 2.66GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M||Fully Playable 10-20FPS at 45 - 95 % seems to slow down when NPCs come on screen||FeelGoodChicken|
|Windows 7||Intel Pentium Single Core @ 4.15GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250||Playable! smooth gameplay when indoors or when there are little to no NPCs around but functional.||Redstorm3265|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-740QM @ 1.6GHz-2.8GHz||ATI Radeon Radeon HD 5870M||Perfectly Playable like on the console: 50/60FPS (PAL/NTSC) with DX9 plug-in and Recommended Configuration||Thundereus|
|Windows 7||AMD Turion II M520 @ 2.3GHz||ATI Radeon HD 4200||Runs great at 20-25FPS with the dx11 plugin, and change the texture accuracy to fastest, enable OpenCL and OpenMP, disable fog, change EFB copies to RAM and enable cache, enable cache display lists and fast mipmaps and also hide shader errors.||Beecher|
|Ubuntu 12.04||Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GT 430||Fully Playable: 50-60FPS with OpenGL plug-in, OpenCL Enabled, Upscaling Auto stretch (1080P), Anti Aliasing 4X, OpenMP decode; Sound with DSP-LLE Files on one thread CPU core & Alsa|
|Windows 7||Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GT 440||Playable: constant 30FPS, except in big areas (20-30FPS).||Jhonn|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i3-370M @ 2.4GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6370M||Fully Playable: Graphics and sound can stall for a fraction of a second between scene changes occasionally causing a slight sound stutter, again for a fraction of a second, otherwise no known problems.|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67GHz||ATI Radeon HD 5850||Perfectly playable. 30FPS consistent, with very rare drops to around 90%. Only exception is secret shine involving tall grass and 8 red coins, which runs around 60%.||crumbworks|
|Windows 7||AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.35GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti||Constant 30FPS in almost all areas. Direct3D9, 1280x1024, 2X Internal Res, 9X SSAA, Disabled Scaled EFB Copy (avoids sliding goo), EFB Copy to RAM. No heat wave/blur (due to revision & personal preference). Goo is rendered fine. Only found 1 missing texture but it's minor. 48 sprites in and no major issues found so far.||Jodeth|
|Slackware 13.37||Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti||Games plays perfectly. 30FPS with no slowdowns or graphical glitches using OpenGL, 2x IR, 4x AA, audio throttling. The goo renders fine with EFB copies set to RAM. GMSE01.ini overwrites default Dolphin configuration to use RAM, so if you start the game up with EFB copies on Texture, it still uses RAM, unless you change your settings in game play.||Shonumi|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-650 @ 3.20GHz||Intel HD Graphics||Fully playable at native internal resolution and enabled OpenCL and Disabled Per Pixel Depth. Dual Core and Idle Skip also enabled. Also EFB to RAM enabled at Max speed. Consistent speed of 89-100% averaging at 95% with the 89% only happening in rare instances (eg: Main square @ Delfino Plaza). FPS solid @ 25-30||SoulFly|
|Windows 7||AMD FX-4100 @ 4.5GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250||Tested with (DX9). Very good emulation. Be sure to "MMU Speedhack" let off, to avoid errors Games. In game 25FPS, 50FPS video. Meanwhile, the game with "DSP HLE emulation" to be played.||Serverbot777|
|Windows 7||AMD FX-4100 @ 4.5GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250||Tested with (DX9). In newer Dolphin versions, an error has crept in, and that if I had during the game on the memory card save, and then save-game-state charging, and later a game was stored on the memory card would, there is an error, you can not play more of this to save memory card.||Serverbot777|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M||Fine at 50FPS and 50VPS with the DX9 plugin, not tested the DX11 plugin, and change the texture accuracy to fastest, enable OpenCL and OpenMP, disable fog, EFB to Ram, disable AA. No graphics bugs seen.||TiJack|
|Windows 7||AMD FX-4100 @ 4.5GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250||The most cheats work either not, or there is a crash-emulations.||Serverbot777|
|Windows 7||AMD Althon II x2 270 @ 3.4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650ti||Full speed no slowdowns 30FPS||Mirocroatia|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i3-2350 @ 2.3GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 410M||The cheat doesn't work for the PAL version, always the problem of Inkstains||Dratal|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680||Fully playable on 1080p with FXAA activated in the NVIDIA GeForce Control Panel||StarDave|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-3517U @ 1.9GHz||Intel HD Graphics 4000||I had to use Throttlestop because my CPU's clock is too low. This way, I could achieve about 2.8GHz. I've beaten the game and there are barely any slowdowns, it runs full speed the whole time. The only issue I noticed was that sometimes the music hangs at the last note played, but this was solved by just resetting the emulator, or reloading a save state (so you can save state often to avoid this). I've used Direct3D9 and every speedhack enabled, with the exception of "Unable Destination Alpha", which makes the goo react weirdly.||Artur|
|Windows 8.1||AMD FX 4300 @ 3.8GHz||AMD R7 260X||Fully Playable 30 or 60FPS forcing 16:9 widescreen|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460||Emulation accuracy is near perfect with a few small bugs and graphical glitches. Use DirectX 11 to fix the heat effect issue. Heat effects render behind objects rather then in front on OpenGL.||Kilobytez95|
|Windows 7||Intel Celeron G1610 @ 2.6GHz||Intel HD Graphics||I have been wandering in the intro. No glitches but very slooooow : 6FPS||hivaoa|
|Windows 7||Intel Core it-4960X @ 4.6GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 780 Ti||Fully playable; just completed this game using dolphin default settings, DX11 4x native, without anti-aliasing. No issues during chuckster stage or anywhere else in the game. Works 100% constant with no noticeable graphical glitches.||himalayan|
|Windows 7||AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 660||Playable, some lag during cutscenes, nothing major||Noobtra|
|Arch Linux||Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650||Runs very well at a constant 25FPS with max graphics settings.||Jakbest|
|Arch Linux||Intel Core i7-3517U @ 1.9GHz||Intel HD Graphics 4000||Runs very well at a constant 25FPS with max graphics settings. Ultrabook fan goes very fast, not ideal system for playing.||Jakbest|
|Linux Mint 16||Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti||Runs very well at a constant 30FPS|
|Windows 7||AMD FX-6100 @ 3.3GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 650 Ti||Fully Playable constant 30FPS @ High graphics||GigaToni|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-3770K @3.50GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770||Fully Playable at 1080p @30FPS with 4x native internal resolution and 8x anti-aliasing. Also works perfectly in widescreen with the same settings.||Mangaman1001|
|Windows 8.1||Intel Core i5-3210M @ 2.5GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 610M||OpenGL seems to be much faster than Direct3D. 30FPS/60VPS.||Wildgoosespeeder|
|Windows 10||Intel Core i5-4570 @ 3.2GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 960||OpenGL with recommended config runs perfect. But turn Scaled EFB Copy OFF if you get aliased/jaggy/blocky goo.||Jesse|
|Windows 8.1||Intel Core i5-3350P @ 3.3GHz||AMD Radeon R9 280X||1080p @ 60FPS, recommended settings - rare drops up to 50FPS, visible stuttering but perfectly playable and enjoyable!||Redux|
|Windows 10||Intel Core i7-3930K @ 3.8GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780||Runs at perfect 60FPS most of the time, with random slight stutters and drops to 50FPS when goop is in the area. Game likes to crash randomly with the 60FPS hack, but enabling Synchronize GPU Thread seems to fix that.||Techjar|
|Windows 10||Intel Xeon X5650 @ 2.67GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti||Using recommended settings with 16:9 Gecko code and DirectX 12. Works very well except for some audio stuttering during cutscenes. The only issue I had was with the "Scrubbing Sirena Beach" level: The game apparently didn't detect I had cleared all the goo. Switching to OpenGL rendering fixed the issue.||VinDuv|
|Windows 10||AMD Phenom II x6 1090t @ 3.2GHz||AMD R9 280||Running at 3x internal resolution,
2xMSAA and DX11. Only issue is stuttering when opening and closing the map; otherwise perfect.
|Windows 10||Intel Core i7-6700k @ 4GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080||1440p with 4x Internal Resolution, 8x MSAA, 1x AF, 60 FPS and Widescreen Gecko codes. Usually runs at 60 FPS using OpenGL with occasional small (lowest - 55 FPS) drops around goo and pretty significant stuttering when entering/exiting the map screen (lowest - 40 FPS). Direct3D 12 runs at the 50 FPS range unless the heat wave effect is disabled, and even then it has pretty significant drops when around goo. However, the map screen doesn't make the game stutter as much.||Shmilly|
|Windows 10||Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.2GHz||AMD Radeon RX 480||1080p 3x Internal Resolution, 30fps almost consistently except at startup (25fps) and when levels are about to load (17fps). Frame drops only last for about half a second or so and quickly fix themselves. Audio crackles with OpenAL audio backend and a latency of 2ms, but changing this to 4ms fixes the issue completely.||Sonic2kk|
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