The Sims 2: Pets (GC)

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The Sims 2: Pets
The Sims 2-Pets (GC).jpg
Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims, Sims
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA October 17, 2006
EU October 20, 2006
AUS October 26, 2006
Genre(s) Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: The Sims 2: Pets (GC)
Playable
GameIDs G4OP69, G4OE69
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The Sims 2: Pets is the fourth expansion pack in The Sims 2 series of games, as well as a stand-alone game for several consoles. It is published by Electronic Arts. The Sims 2: Pets was officially announced on July 26, 2006 and released on October 18, 2006 in North America and via digital download, as well as on October 20, 2006 to the rest of the world, except for Australia/New Zealand, where it was released on October 26, 2006. It was released for the Wii on June 12, 2007. In Australia, one Australian dollar per game sold, from at least 50,000 copies of the game, was donated to the RSPCA. Unlike the other expansions, this game does not have a new neighborhood. Instead, new lots (with Sims living in them) are available for placement in the existing neighborhoods. The Sims 2: Pets has sold over 6 million copies.

Problems

Censor Effect

Under Direct3D, when active, the censor effect can cause slight graphical corruption. It will return back to normal when the censor effect is no longer on-screen. It can even crash Dolphin after a message box about "CreateTexture failed" or "Poke Z not implemented". Use OpenGL to avoid this problem.

The censor is also not in the right spot under Direct3D. OpenGL renders correctly.

The censor effect may cause VPS slow-down no matter what backend. Enable "Skip EFB Access from CPU" to fix this, although it will allow you to see your Sims like a nude Barbie doll. This also prevents graphical corruption under Direct3D.

Configuration

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

Graphics

Config Setting Notes

Video Back End

OpenGL Censor effects have issues under Direct3D.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with The Sims 2: Pets since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

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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.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
3.0-776 Mac OS X 10.7.4 Intel Core i7 @ 2.2GHz AMD Radeon HD 6750M Not working. Crashes on launch (tested twice). Tested with default settings and DSP HLE. Nolendil
4.0.2 Windows 7 Intel Core i5 @ 3GHz NVIDIA GeForce 210 Blackscreen on startup. Conkr
4.0.2 Windows 7 AMD FX 4130 @ 3.8GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Worked with the MMU Speed Hack Galahir950
4.0.2 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-3570k @ 3.4GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Worked with MMU Speed hack Titanium922

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