ICO

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ICO
Ico Cover Japan.jpeg
NTSC-J cover
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
ESRB rating: T (Violence)
PEGI rating: 7+ (Fear)
OFLC rating: G
GRB rating: ALL
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SCED-50844 & SCES-50760 & SCUS-97113 & SCUS-97113GH & SCUS-97159
Japanese: SCPS-19151 &  SCPS-11003 &  SCPS-19103
German: SCED-50844 & SCES-50760
French: SCED-50844 & SCES-50760
Spanish: SCED-50844 & SCES-50760
Italian: SCED-50844 & SCES-50760
Chinese: SCAJ-20099 & SCCS-40005
Korean: SCPS-56001
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SCUS-97113
SCUS-97113GH (Greatest Hits)
SCUS-97159 (Demo)
Release date: September 24, 2001
2002 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: 6F8545DB
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-50760
SCED-50844 (Demo)
Release date: March 22, 2002
February 17, 2006 (Reprint)
2002 (Australia; Limited Edition, Australia)
CRCs: 5C991F4E
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SCPS-11003
SCPS-19103 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
SCPS-19151 (PlayStation 2 the Best Reprint)
SCKA-20028 (BigHit, Korea)
SCAJ-20099
SCPS-55001
PCPX-96322 (Trial)
SCCS-40005
SCPS-56001
Release date: December 6, 2001
October 17, 2002 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
August 5, 2004 (PlayStation 2 the Best Reprint)
June 17, 2004 (BigHit, Korea)
CRCs: B01A4C95
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Team Ico
Publisher(s): SCEA (US), SCEI (JP), SCEE (EU), SCE Australia (AU)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN9.4/10, Metacritic90/100
Game description: Solve the puzzles or join the tormented souls forever. You play Ico, a boy ostracized and entombed for being born with horns, as he solves a variety of puzzles to escape from a dangerous castle. Ico can leap over precipices and battle shadow wraiths and ethereal creatures with a swing of his walking staff. With the help of his friend Yorda, Ico encounters many mysteries in his quest, but one daunting question always remains: Is there ever a way out of this strange place?
Ico weaves the tale of a young boy trying to escape his imprisonment in a large, vacant castle. Along the way, he discovers another captive--a beautiful princess named Yorda. Players control Ico with the goal of escaping the castle with the princess safely in hand.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL ?
  • Intel Core2 Duo T8100 @ 2.1GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
0.9.8 (r4600) GSdx ?
  • SPU2-X ?
  • LilyPad ?
BIOS: USA 2.0, Ran the intro and the first level at +50FPS (Pal version tested) (Didn't test the rest of the game) 190.92.6.151
NTSC-U(?) ?
  • ?
  • ?
0.9.8 GSdx r4600
  • SPU2-X r4600
  • LilyPad r4510
Has some known issues as described bellow but completely playable from start to finish. Machina
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5452 GSdx 5442 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs at 200% speed.
NTSC-J Windows
  • Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16Ghz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 512MB
1.1.0 r5517 GSdx 5464 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 5478
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 5403
EE/VU Clamp: Full/Full, Runs above full speed., Must be set to full-clamping mode to avoid freezing on the intro.
PAL Windows 7 x64
  • AMD A6-3400M
  • AMD Radeon HD 6520G
1.2.1 r5875 [25.3.2015] GSdx SSE2 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad r4510
Runs 45-50 FPS all the time. Tyranusxxx
PAL Windows 8.1 x64
  • Intel Core i5-3230M @ 2.66 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
1.3.0-0 [July 3, 2014] GSdx SSE4.1 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • Pokopom XInput Pad Plugin 2.0.0
BIOS: Europe 1.60. Plays at full speed (50 FPS) with default internal resolution (512x256). Currently at the Main Gate. williamjcm
NTSC-U Windows 8.1 x64
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3,8 GHz
  • Gigabyte (Nvidia) GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB Windforce OC
v1.5.0-dev-2136-gbab9826 [July 11, 2017] GSdx 20170703192203 AVX2
  • Spu2 20170703192203
  • LilyPad 20170703192203
Stable 60 FPS. 130 FPS in benchmark mode in a large scale room with the characters in focus. IgelRM


Linlogo.png Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Ubuntu 17.04
  • Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600
  • Radeon HD 7470
1.5.0~git201707031722 GSdx (GCC 6.3.0, SSE2) 1.0.0 SPU2-X 2.0.0 Very good, speed : ~95-100%. Marc


Trivia

  • Original names: イコ (SCPS-11003) & (SCPS-19103) & (SCPS-19151), ICO 古堡迷踪 (SCCS-40005), 이코 (SCPS-56001)


Known Issues

Mipmapping issues in Hardware Mode

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: In Hardware mode, the lack of mipmapping means some lighting effects, mostly the god rays near windows, are missing.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, and set mipmapping to "Basic". This only partially enables these effects. For a full solution switch to Software mode by setting Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.

Misaligned lighting effects

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Lighting effects misaligned in Hardware mode.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, click "Enable HW Hacks", go to Configure Hacks and enable the Half-pixel Offset hack.

Hangs

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: It hangs on the first cutscene and later on too.
  • Workaround: Fix is enabled by default as long as System > Automatic Gamefixes is turned on. To manually enable the fix go to Config > Emulation Settings, EE/IOP tab, and set Clamping Mode to "Extra + Preserve Sign".

Camera Gets Stuck

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: Camera gets stuck behind some wall in some places.
  • Workaround: Fix is enabled by default as long as System > Automatic Gamefixes is turned on. To manually enable the fix go to Config > Emulation Settings, VUs tab, and set Clamping Mode to Normal(Default), or make sure Preset is set to "Balanced"(3) or lower.


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Public compatibility forum links