Dark Cloud

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Dark Cloud
Dark Cloud PS2 Game cover.jpg
NTSC-U Boxart
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SCUS 97111
Release date: 05/29/2001
CRCs: A5C05C78
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: unknown
Mac Status: unknown
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES 50295
Release date: 9/21/2001
Windows Status: unknown
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: unknown
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers:
Release date: 12/12/2000
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: unknown
Mac Status: unknown

Developer(s): Level-5
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Link
Game review score: Metacritic: 80

Winlogo.png Test configuration on Windows:

PCSX2 version: 0.9.9 5117 beta
Graphics by GSDX: r5125
Sound by SPU2-X: r5112 2.0.0
Pad plugin is Lilypad: r5112 0.11.0
DVD plugin is LINUZ Iso CDVD: 0.9.0
BIOS version: v2.00


  • Interlacing Mode: Bob tff

The game is extremely GPU intensive, If having low FPS, try running in native resolution mode, scaling also creates tiling in the GUI and purple haze around GUI objects. DX10 mode fixes some UI problems such as the map and the levels introduction text.

Linlogo.png Test configuration on Linux:

PCSX2 version: 1736
Graphics by ZZogl: 182
Sound by SPU2-X: untested

Comments: There is color dithering in menu (triangle button) in city, it's caused by No Target Resolving. But without NTR city persons become ugly. Hack comments: No Target Resolving should be on

Pclogo.png PC specs used to test the game:

CPU: Phenom II x4 965 BE @3.9ghz
GPU: MSI 560 ti Hawk


  • EE CycleRate: Moderate to large speed up, No known side effects
  • INTC Spin Detection Slight speed up
  • Idle Loop Fast Forward: Slight speed up
  • mVU Flag Hack Moderate speed up
  • VU Cycle Stealing: Noticeable speedup.
  • MTVU: Moderate speedup in quad(4)core CPUs.

Known Issues

Item boxes and purple lines

  • Type: Cosmetic
  • Affected Game Versions: All
  • Description: Purple lines are displayed around 2d objects
  • Solution: turn texture filtering to off or half (3d filtering only)

Cannot read memory card

  • Type: Game breaking
  • Affected Game Versions: All
  • Description: Sometimes after loading a save state the game will no longer detect a memory card, switching or reloading memory cards does not solve the issue.
  • Solution: Don't use save states

See Also