Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
FES Cover.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
ESRB rating: M (Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Suggestive Themes, Violence)
PEGI rating: 16+ (Violence)
OFLC rating: M
GRB rating: 15
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-55354 & SLUS-21621 & NPUD-21621 & NPED-00271
Japanese: SLPM-66690 & SLPM-66689 & PERSONA-03 & PERSONA-02 & SLPM-74277
Korean: SCKA-20109
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21621
NPUD-21621 (PS2 Classics)
SLUS-28068 (Trade Demo)
Release date: April 22, 2008
November 28, 2008 (Limited Edition)
April 10, 2012 (PS2 Classics)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-55354
NPED-00271 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: October 17, 2008
November 13, 2008 (Australia)
February 12, 2014 (PS2 Classics)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPM-66690 (Independent Starting Version)
SLPM-66689 (Append Edition)
SLPM-83770 (Append Edition)
PERSONA-02 (Konami Style Special Edition)
PERSONA-03 (Append, Konami Style Special Edition)
SCKA-20109 (Independent Starting Version)
SLPM-74277 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Release date: April 19, 2007
August 17, 2007 (Korea)
July 4, 2008 (Korea, 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: GameRankings88/100, 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
  • AMD Athlon II x2 245 OC @ 3.55 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
0.9.6 (r1888) GSdx (r2693)
  • SPU2-X 1.4.0 (r2693)
  • LilyPad 0.1.0 (r1853)
The game can be run at full speed without speed hacks. CKL
NTSC-U Windows 8.1 x64
  • Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.90 GHz
  • MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Gaming
1.2.1 (r5873) GSdx AVX (r5875)


  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5830)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5875)
Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz, (BIOS: USA 2.00) Plays amazingly well at 60 FPS at all times and without any serious glitch I noticed.

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 @ 3.30 GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 @ 2 GB
1.5.0 (git 21-04-2016) GSdx SSE41 1.0.0
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (2016-04-21, 21:07:17)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (2016-04-21, 21:07:17)
Working OK and looking good.
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5 @ 3.30 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 series
v1.5.0 (dev-949) Default Default Works great, needs Alpha Stencil hack for minor graphical issues when using Direct3D11 Hardware renderer.
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3340M CPU @ 2.70GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000


GSdx 20181216203205 (MSVC 19.00 SSE2/AVX) 1.1.0


  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1

You can play this game in Widescreen but DON'T use Widescreen Patches just go into the Window Settings or GS Window and change the Aspect Ratio to Widescreen (16:9)



  • 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/flashing text

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Disappearing or flashing dialog text.
  • Workaround: Go to Config -> Video (GS) -> Plugin Settings, and set renderer to any of the "(Software)" options. Or reinitialize GSdx (press F9 twice).

Incorrect 2D transparency

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Incorrect text and S.Link portrait transparency.
  • Workaround: Go to Config -> Video (GS) -> Plugin Settings, enable HW hacks, go to Advanced Settings and Hacks, and set Sprite hack to "Full". Or set Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.

Portrait animation glitches

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: Portrait animation glitches.
  • Workaround: Go to Config -> Video (GS) -> Plugin Settings, and set Texture Filtering to any option except "Bilinear (Forced)".

Incorrect 3D transparency

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

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