The Godfather: Blackhand Edition

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The Godfather: Blackhand Edition
Developer(s) EA Redwood Shores
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA 20 March 2007
EU 23 March 2007
AUS 29 March 2007
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods Wii Remote + Nunchuk
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You can move up the ranks of the Corleone crime family in The Godfather: Blackhand Edition. In the game based on the book and movie, you go from humble beginnings of petty crime and rise to be the most powerful crime lord in all of New York. The Godfather features customizable characters and a persistent gameworld, where your decisions affect how other characters interact with you. Marlon Brando, James Caan, and Robert Duvall return to the franchise to voice characters in the game as well.


VP6 Videos

The Godfather: Blackhand Edition uses the VP6 video codec, common in Electronic Arts' titles, causing its videos to have vertical line artifacts and other glitches on many graphics cards. The Software Render will display VP6 video correctly, but is typically too slow. VP6 rendering also reacts poorly to the Force Texture Filtering enhancements (and Anisotropic Filtering on NVIDIA), causing further scrambling. See issue 7193. In 5.0-15515 or newer, this can be fixed with "Manual Texture Sampling" in the Graphics Settings → Advanced menu.


Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.


Config Setting Notes
Manual Texture Sampling On Render VP6 video

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with The Godfather: Blackhand Edition since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21774 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
5.0-6362 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Playable. Game is running at 30 FPS. Vertical lines appearing in the VP6 videos. Tested with default settings. SuperSonic

Gameplay Videos