Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
FES Cover.jpg
NTSC-U Boxart
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
ESRB rating: M (Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Suggestive Themes, Violence)
PEGI rating: 16+
OFLC rating: M
GRB rating: 15
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-55354 & SLUS-21621
Japanese: SLPM-66690
Korean: SCKA-20109
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21621
NPUD-21621
Release date: April 22, 2008
November 28, 2008 (Limited Edition)
April 10, 2012
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-55354
NPED-00271
Release date: October 17, 2008
November 13, 2008
February 12, 2014
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPM-66690 (Independent Starting Version)
SLPM-83770 (Append Edition)
SCKA-20109 (Independent Starting Version)
SLPM-74277 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
SLPM-66689 (Append Edition)
PERSONA-02 (Konami Style Special Edition)
PERSONA-03 (Append, Konami Style Special Edition)
Release date: April 19, 2007
August 17, 2007
July 4, 2008 (BigHit Series)
August 5, 2010 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Atlus
Publisher(s): Atlus (JP, KO, US, EU), Koei (EU, AU)
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN8.8/10, Metacritic89/100
Game description: Lead a group of high school students with a dangerous extracurricular activity: exploring the mysterious tower Tartarus and fighting the sinister Shadows during the Dark Hour, a frozen span of time imperceptible to all but a select few. However, the end of their quest is no longer the end of the story--witness for the first time the aftermath of the final battle and the students' struggle to find meaning in their new lives.
Director's Cut of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U ?
  • AMD Athlon II x2 245 OC 3.55ghz
  • NVIDIA 9600GT
r1888 GSDX r2693
  • SPU2-X r2693 1.4.0
  • Lilypad r1853 0.1.0
The game can be run at full speed without speed hacks. CKL
NTSC-U Windows 8.1 x64
  • Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.9Ghz
  • MSI Geforce GTX 770 2GB Gaming
  • Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
r5873 1.2.1 GSDX AVX r5875 Direct3D11 HW
  • SPU2-X r5830 2.0.0
  • Lilypad r5875 0.11.0
(BIOS: USA 2.00) Plays amazingly well at 60fps at all times and without any serious glitch I noticed. Interlacing: Auto, D3D Res: Custom 1920x1080, Shade Boost: 60/50/50, FXAA: "Active", FX Shader: "Active", Text Filt: "Active/Half", Anisotropic Filt: 16x

Minor Bugs: •Experienced Texture corruption when changing scenes, but solved it by changing the "D3D Internal Resolution" to "Custom" and forcing "Custom resolution" to "1920x1080" •Some 2D elements are a bit streched, but 3D elements are perfect and with the correct aspect ratio. (Related to the 16:9 ratio I'm using) •Minor Transparency related issue: In battle, character shadows are a bit glitched (Related to the HD Resolution I'm using). Can be solved by switching to Software mode (But I prefer to live with it and play in HD)

NTSC-J Windows
  • Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 960 2GB
PCSX2 git 21 04 2016 1.5.0 GSdx MSVC 19.00, SSE41 1.0.0
  • SPU2-X (20160421210717) 2.0.0
  • LilyPad (20160421210717) 0.11.0
Working OK and looking good. (this is 'the best' version of the game but the content of the disc is the same as SLPM-66690)
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5 @ 3.3Ghz
  • AMD HD 6000 series
PCSX2 1.5.0-dev-949 Default Default Works great, needs Alpha Stencil hack for minor graphical issues when using Direct3D11 Hardware renderer.


Trivia

  • Original names: ペルソナ3フェス (SLPM-66690) & (SLPM-74277), 여신전생 페르소나 3 FES (SCKA-20109)
  • Also known as Persona 3: FES (JP, KO)

Known Issues

Disappearing or flashing dialog text.

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Disappearing or flashing dialog text.
  • Workaround: Use Software Mode (F9) or reinitialize GSdx (press F9 twice).

Incorrect text and S.Link portrait transparency.

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Incorrect text and S.Link portrait transparency.
  • Workaround: Use Software Mode (F9) or enable Sprite hack (full) in GSdx: may require reinitialization whilst in the command menu.

Portrait animation glitches.

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Portrait animation glitches.
  • Workaround: Use Software Mode (F9) or set texture filtering in GSdx to half.

Transparency related issues

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Various transparency related issues such as battle shadows and flashing environment textures.
  • Workaround: Is fixed by default for OpenGL Hardware renderer(Go to Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings, select the Renderer). For Direct3D11 go to Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings, click "Enable HW Hacks", go to Configure Hacks and enable the Alpha Stencil hack to resolve the issue. Or play the game in Software Mode (F9).

Crash

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Japanese Dubbed, English Subbed version of game crashes.
  • Workaround: Enable Preset 3 (Balanced) under emulation settings.

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