Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
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North American box art for Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS 21207
Release date: November 11th, 2005
CRCs: F4715852
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status:  ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53974
Release date: April 13, 2006
CRCs: 945FBF31
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status:  ?
Mac Status:  ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65888
Release date: November 27, 2004
CRCs: 1F3D5031
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status:  ?
Mac Status:  ?

Developer(s): Level-5
Genre: Role Playing Game (RPG)
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Link
Game review score: 9/10
Game description: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, known in Japan as Dragon Quest VIII Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi (ドラゴンクエストVIII 空と海と大地と呪われし姫君, lit. "Dragon Quest VIII: The Sky, the Ocean, the Earth, and the Cursed Princess") and in PAL regions as Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King, is a role-playing video game developed by Level-5 and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U ?
  • 3.0GHz+ CPU
  • Radeon HD4870
r1884 GSdx 1846 SPU2-X 1.2.0 Enabling x2 cycle rate and IOP x2 cycle rate may give a slight fps increase. Be sure to enable 8-bit textures in GSdx to get a performance boost.

• Its a very GPU intensive game, nVidia cards will preform better then ATI cards. Be sure to enable 8-bit textures in GSdx. • With a ATI Radeon HD on 1024•768 resolution you will mostly get 60fps but at sometimes it drops down to 55 (mostly in overworld).

24.59.33.132
PAL Windows 7 Home Premium
  • E4400 Core2 Duo @ 2.4ghz
  • 9600GT
Rev 2523 GSdx SPU2-X PAL version tested (Australian, non-platinum version) working great! Full FPS nearly everywhere in 1280x1280 in Rev 2523. Oddly enough, 8-bit textures slow down the PAL version a little bit, so make sure to turn them off! All other hacks were turned on full blast (except VU skipping was only 2x) 124.180.6.80
NTSC-J ?
  • AMD Phenom II x3 720 @ 3.6GHz
  • ATI Radeon HD4870 1GB version
0.9.8 GSdx r4459
  • SPU2-X 1.4.0
  • LilyPad 0.10.0
Enabling EE cycle rate (3) may give a slight fps increase. Machina
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.5 GHz
  • ATI Radeon 6970 @ 900/1400
1.0.0 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
SCPH-70012.bin/v02.00/USA/2004, Not in front of my home PC so I am unable to upload a screen shot. This can be a demanding game. My graphics card barely held up full speed at 3x., Software mode is required to see Empyria's shadow when going into the Dark Realm.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5480 GSdx 5442 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs above full speed.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5 @ 3.0Ghz
  • Nvidia GeForce 210 512MB
1.2.1 [2-02-14] GSdx 5875
  • SPU2-X 5830 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 5822 0.11.0
EE/VU Rounding: Chop/Zero, Game runs smoothly with no issues.
NTSC-U Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Intel Core i5-2310 2.90Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX650 2GB
1.3.0 GSdx SPU2-X 2.0.0 Game runs fine at 60FPS with 2x Scaling, FXAA and Shader FX, 16x Anisotropic Filtering. I activated the WildArmsOffset in HWHacks to fix some glitches texture. Wwsnkneo



Linlogo.png Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC Ubuntu 12.04+, Archlinux
  • AMD FX4300
  • Nvidia GTX 650 Ti, AMD Radeon 6850 and 7850
1.2.2 GSdx SPU2X SDL Catalyst runs faster than Radeon open source but has freezes in Farebury in the church; open source Radeon r600 driver more compatible than RadeonSI, but both are very slow; Nvidia closed source is much better; game able to be completed with occasional slowdowns; software mode required in flashback scenes and it will be very slow regardless of GPU driver; you may need to adjust clamps in Farebury to enter Kalderasha's house DaTankAC



Known Issues

Black Boxes

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Affected Game Versions: All
  • Description: In D3D9 HW mode black box will appear around character when psyched up to maximum Up
  • Workaround: Use D3D11 HW

Text Artifacts

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Affected Game Versions: All
  • Description: When using a non-native resolution in hardware rendering, pseudo-random artifacts appear around the text in dialog boxes and menus.
  • Workaround: The "WildArmsOffset" hack fixes this issue, but causes the HP bars to display incorrectly. On newer beta versions, this can be fixed with no apparent side effects by checking the "Round Sprite" hack instead.

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