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Super Paper Mario
|Super Paper Mario|
|Release date(s)|| NA April 9, 2007|
JP April 19, 2007
EU September 14, 2007
AUS September 20, 2007
KO February 26, 2009
|Input methods||Wii Remote|
|GameIDs||R8PE01, R8PP01, R8PK01, R8PJ01|
Super Paper Mario is a RPG-styled platformer developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Wii. The gameplay is similar to the classic Super Mario games, but with the aesthetic qualities of the Paper Mario series, RPG-like elements like character dialogue and puzzles, and a blend of 2D and 3D platforming. The player starts out with only Mario, but unlocks Princess Peach, Luigi, and even Bowser through the game, and can change between them at any time.
The game was originally planned for the Nintendo GameCube in 2006, but Nintendo changed it to a Wii release due to declining GameCube sales.
Requires Bounding Box
A large portion of this game requires bounding box emulation. Without bounding box emulation, there will be graphical errors, crashes, and other issues throughout the game. It is not recommended to ever disable bounding box emulation while playing this game.
Some transition effects and most paper flip animations won't work properly. Disable EFB Copies to Texture Only to prevent that.
Bounding Box Slowdown on NVIDIA Cards
NVIDIA cards are abnormally slow during bounding box effects even at very low internal resolutions when using D3D11. They get dramatically slower as the internal resolutions increase, even though comparable AMD graphics cards suffer no slowdown at all. This is due to Dolphin hitting a slow path on those graphics cards. It is recommended that supported NVIDIA users use D3D12 or OpenGL backends when playing games that require Bounding Box emulation to avoid that.
Problems When Using Older Graphics Cards
Bounding Box emulation requires GPU-specific features that are not present on older GPUs (older than 3rd quarter 2012). As such, graphics cards without Direct3D 11 or OpenGL 4.3 support are no longer supported. In essence, only computers with GPUs: NVIDIA GeForce 400 series and newer, AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5000 series and newer, and Broadwell integrated GPUs (Intel HD Graphics 5300+) are supported by Dolphin for games requiring certain bounding box implementations. Additionally, OS X cannot be used, because no GPU drivers for OS X support the required features as of July 2016.
Wii Remote Volume
A weird thing happens when turning down the speaker volume by the use of the HOME Menu in relation to Tippi/Tiptron's pointing ability. When the volume is at 0, the volume of Tippi/Tiptron's pointing sound effects are amplified instead of muted. When the volume is maxed out, the audio is barely audible. See .
This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.
The graph below charts the compatibility with Super Paper Mario since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|Windows 7||Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2GHz||Intel GMA 965M||Playable, decent speed (90-100% most of the time)|
|Windows 7||AMD Athlon II x2 250 @ 3.1GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT||Perfect (Full Speed)|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-930 @ 3.8GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580||Playable, full speed!|
|Windows 7||AMD Phenom II X2 550 @ 3.1GHz||ATI Radeon HD 4850||Playable: 45-60FPS with DirectX 11 back-end, 2X AA and Recommended Configuration|
|Windows 7||Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz||Intel GMA 945G||Playable, 45-60FPS, some slowdowns in 3D dimension (25-45FPS)||Jhonn|
|Windows Vista||Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.6GHz||ATI Radeon HD 5770||Playable, 90-100%, Large areas: 55-70%. Using DirectX 11 back end, Recommended Configuration||Arthur117|
|Windows 7||AMD Phenom II P650 @ 2.6GHz||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250||Playable, Directx11 back-end, great speed 90-100% nearly all the time, there are quite a couple graphical glitches do not affect gameplay for most part||Jmankid|
|Windows 7||AMD Phenom II X6 1090T @ 3.2GHz||ATI Radeon HD 5700||Perfect Full speed||Hjenovah|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.1GHz||ATI Radeon HD 5770||Perfect Full speed||Gobrin|
|Windows 7||AMD Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.2GHz||AMD Radeon HD 6870||Perfect, full speed, use HLE audio to avoid slowdowns|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-2450M||AMD Radeon HD 7610M||Perfect Full speed||Chinmorph|
|Windows 7||Intel Core i7-3630QM @ 2.4GHz||AMD Radeon HD 7610M||Perfect. 60FPS All the time even at 1080p 4.0 is the fastest build if you faced a slowdown use 3.5 also remember to set power plan to "High Performance" if needed. Setting: Direct3D11, Resolution: Auto (Window Size), OpenMP Enabled and DSP HLE with XAudio2 Backend. The game will freeze sometimes when using one of the latest builds, i can't remember which one tho. to avoid this use 4.0 at least.||Hardlord999|
|Windows 8.1||Intel Core i5-4200U @ 1.6GHz||Intel HD Graphics 4400||Playable, tested with DX11 backend. 100% speed with slowdowns to 75% in large areas or with many enemies onscreen.||Bluefintuna|
|Windows 7||AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.6GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti||Playable,mostly 60FPS, however the crash from Chapter 6-1 is back as of rev1142 or earlier. It can still be fixed by setting Bounding Box Calculation to off.||Gamecue|
|Mac OS X 10.10.2||Intel Core i7-4770HQ @ 2.2GHz||Intel Iris Pro||Playable, 60FPS, occasional drops, graphical glitches during transitions (even with EFB copies set to RAM), Tippi (and other Pixls, miniature Marios, etc) often invisible||Erdnaqwe|
|Windows 8.1||Intel Core i5-3210M @ 2.5GHz||NVIDIA GeForce 610M||Direct3D unstable and graphical glitches occur. OpenGL no issues.||wildgoosespeeder|
|Windows 10||Intel Core i7-4770k @ 4.2GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960||60FPS steady but doesn't make it through the intro (Tried OGL/DX11/DX12 with same result)||yuGmooDehT|
|Windows 10||I7 5820K||Nvidia gtx 960||DX12 runs at 60 fps in 4k but suffers some minor drops when flipping.Suffers major drops in the elevators at the beginning,||Brimaster2000|