Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits

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Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
Arc the Lad; Twilight of the Spirits English cover.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: T (Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Violence)
PEGI rating: 12+
GRB rating: ALL
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SCUS-97231 & SCES-51910 & SCUS-97282
Japanese: SCAJ-20019 & SCPS-15041 &  SCPS-15040 & NPJC-00010
German: SCES-51910
French: SCES-51910
Spanish: SCES-51910
Italian: SCES-51910
Chinese: SCAJ-20038
Korean: SCKA-20012
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SCUS-97231
SCUS-97282 (Demo)
Release date: June 25, 2003
CRCs: E7B6CFA2
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-51910
Release date: January 30, 2004
CRCs: 0A8EF911
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SCPS-15041
SCPS-15040 (Premium Box)
NPJC-00010
SCAJ-20019
SCAJ-20038
SCCS-40007
SCKA-20012
PAPX-90230 (Premium Disc demo)
Release date: March 20, 2003
September 17, 2014 (PS2 Classics)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Cattle Call
Publisher(s): SCEI (JP), SCEA (US), SCEE (EU)
Genre: Turn-based strategy, RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic72/100
Game description: Join two heroes, Darc and Kharg, on their quest to capture the Great Spirit Stones, a resource sought by two warring races. Twin brothers separated at birth, Darc and Kharg come from different backgrounds--one has suffered great hardship, and the other seeks to uncover his mysterious past. Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Sprits features an epic storyline, a dynamic battle voice-over system, and strategic combat sequences that will immerse you in their adventures.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
? ?
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 3.20GHz Yorkfield XE 4 cores
  • GIGABYTE NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600GT 256MB
0.9.7 r3328 GSDX or ZeroGS or ZZOgl LilyPad ? GSdx in software mode F9 to get rid of white shadows (SPS=Spikey Polygon Syndrome)

• Speedhacks VU Cycle Stealing 2 • ZeroGS worked fine but slower than GSdx (and sometimes faster...). • ZZOgl worked fine too. but slower than GSdx (and sometimes faster...), to fix text use resolve hack 1 in graphics plugin. There are some parts where it slows down, but it is very short areas and maybe experiment with speedhacks to solve it.

Dhillel
PAL ?
  • ?
  • ?
0.9.8 RC1 GSDX r4562
  • SPU-X r4510
  • LilyPad r4510
BIOS: Europe v02.20,
  • There are some parts where it slows down, but it is very short areas and maybe experiment with speedhacks to solve it.
Machina
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5546 GSdx 5542 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs above full speed.
PAL Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.1.svn5830 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), N/T, N/T


Trivia

  • Original names: アーク ザ ラッド 精霊の黄昏 (SCPS-15041) & (SCPS-15040), 亞克傳承 ~精靈之黃昏~ (SCAJ-20038), 亚克传承 ~精灵之黄昏~ (SCCS-40007), 아크 더 래드: 정령의 황혼 (SCKA-20012)
  • Also known as Arc: Twilight of the Spirits (EU), Arc the Lad: Seirei no Koukon (JP), Ark the Lad: Jeongryeongui Hwanghon (KO), Arc the Lad: Seirei no Tasogare, Arc the Lad: Jing Ling Zhi Huang Hun (AS)

Known Issues

GSdx Grey/White Fog Patches

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: In hardware mode, there's patches of either white fog (DX10) or grey fog (DX9) in some areas.
  • Workaround: Use OpenGL Hardware renderer and enable Hardware Depth, or with DX renderers switch to software mode(f9) and back to hardware should remove the fog.

SPS (Spikey Polygon Syndrome)

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: May show some SPS from time to time.
  • Workaround: Use only microVU and don't change the clamps from "Normal".

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Public compatibility forum links