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|publisher        = [[Sony|SCEA]] (US), [[Sony|SCEE]] (EU)
 
|publisher        = [[Sony|SCEA]] (US), [[Sony|SCEE]] (EU)
 
|genre            = Action, Adventure, RPG
 
|genre            = Action, Adventure, RPG
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|wikipedia        = [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drakan:_The_Ancients%27_Gates Link]
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|gamefaqslink      = [http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/451207-drakan-the-ancients-gates Link]
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|reviewlinks      = {{ReviewLink|[http://www.gamerankings.com/ps2/451207-drakan-the-ancients-gates/index.html GameRankings]|79/100}}, {{ReviewLink|[http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/drakan-the-ancients-gates Metacritic]|78/100}}
 
|gameinfo          = In the decaying world of Drakan, the immortal Spirit Dragons are held captive. Now it's up to Rynn--a brave female warrior--and her dragon Arokh to save these spiritual leaders and the last remnants of humankind. Together with Rynn and Arokh, you'll need magical spells, resourcefulness, and powerful weapons to survive the vast environments. You'll gain skills as a fighter, an archer, or a mage as you fight ruthless enemies from the arctic tundra to the swamplands. The mysterious world of Drakan is filled with magical creatures, interesting characters, and challenging puzzles.<br />
 
|gameinfo          = In the decaying world of Drakan, the immortal Spirit Dragons are held captive. Now it's up to Rynn--a brave female warrior--and her dragon Arokh to save these spiritual leaders and the last remnants of humankind. Together with Rynn and Arokh, you'll need magical spells, resourcefulness, and powerful weapons to survive the vast environments. You'll gain skills as a fighter, an archer, or a mage as you fight ruthless enemies from the arctic tundra to the swamplands. The mysterious world of Drakan is filled with magical creatures, interesting characters, and challenging puzzles.<br />
 
Drakan: The Ancients' Gates is an action-adventure PlayStation 2 game with RPG elements by Surreal Software. It is the sequel to the 1999 PC game Drakan: Order of the Flame.
 
Drakan: The Ancients' Gates is an action-adventure PlayStation 2 game with RPG elements by Surreal Software. It is the sequel to the 1999 PC game Drakan: Order of the Flame.
|wikipedia        = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drakan:_The_Ancients%27_Gates Link]
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|reviewlinks      = {{ReviewLink|[http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/drakan-the-ancients-gates-review/1900-2843835/ Gamespot]|7.7/10}}, {{ReviewLink|[http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/drakan-the-ancients-gates Metacritic]|78/100}}
   
|na_rating_text    = Blood and Gore, Violence
 
|na_rating_text    = Blood and Gore, Violence
 
|na_rating        = M
 
|na_rating        = M
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|italian          = SCES-50006
 
|spanish          = SCES-50006
 
|spanish          = SCES-50006
 
|french            = SCES-50006
 
|french            = SCES-50006
 
|german            = SCES-50006
 
|german            = SCES-50006
|english          = SCES-50006 & SCUS-97128
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|english          = SCES-50006 & SCUS-97128 & SCUS-97169
|widescreenpatch  = 1
   
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|Region=PAL
 
|Region=PAL
 
|OS=Windows 2000
 
|OS=Windows 2000
|CPU=Intel Core 2 Duo @ 3 GHz
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|CPU=Intel Core2 Duo @ 3.00 GHz
|GPU=nVidia GeForce 8800GTX
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
|Revision=r710/r1736
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|Revision=0.9.6 beta r710/r1736
 
|Graphics=*GSdx r1611
 
|Graphics=*GSdx r1611
*Mode: HW D3D9
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*Mode: Direct3D9 (Hardware)
 
|Sound=SPU2-X 1.2.0
 
|Sound=SPU2-X 1.2.0
 
|Comments=
 
|Comments=
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|Region=PAL
 
|Region=PAL
 
|OS=Windows XP Pro SP3 (32-bit)
 
|OS=Windows XP Pro SP3 (32-bit)
|CPU=AMD Athlon x2 7850 @ 2.81 GHz
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|CPU=AMD Athlon X2 7850 @ 2.81 GHz
 
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB
 
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB
|Revision=r985
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|Revision=0.9.6 beta r985
 
|Graphics=*GSdx r1888
 
|Graphics=*GSdx r1888
*Mode: HW D3D9
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*Mode: Direct3D9 (Hardware)
|Sound=SPU2-X 2014-07-14
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|Sound=SPU2-X [2014-07-14]
 
|Comments=
 
|Comments=
 
* Hacks: EE x2, INTC, IOP x2, Idle Loop, VU Stealing 2
 
* Hacks: EE x2, INTC, IOP x2, Idle Loop, VU Stealing 2
* Constant 50 fps (starting video is somewhat slower ~40 fps)
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* Constant 50 FPS (starting video is somewhat slower ~40 FPS)
 
|Tester=Elvin presler
 
|Tester=Elvin presler
 
}}
 
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|Region=NTSC-U
 
|Region=NTSC-U
 
|OS=Windows
 
|OS=Windows
|CPU=Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4 GHz
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|CPU=Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00 GHz
 
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 SSC
 
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 SSC
|Revision=PCSX2 1.3.1
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|Revision=1.3.1
 
|Graphics=GSdx
 
|Graphics=GSdx
 
|Sound=SPU2-X
 
|Sound=SPU2-X
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|Status=2
 
|Status=2
 
|Region=PAL
 
|Region=PAL
|OS=Windows 7 64bit
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|OS=Windows 7 64-bit
|CPU=Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4 GHz
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|CPU=Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00 GHz
 
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
 
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
|Revision=PCSX2 1.4.0
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|Revision=1.4.0
|Graphics=OpenGL
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|Graphics=GSdx SSE41, OpenGL
 
|Sound=SPU2-X
 
|Sound=SPU2-X
|Comments=Perfect emulation, to fix bugs check out my videos description ! www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlePr3M867k
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|Comments=Perfect emulation.
 
|Tester={{ForumUser|pumab}}
 
|Tester={{ForumUser|pumab}}
 
}}
 
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{{TestingEntry
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|Status=2
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|Region=NTSC-U
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|OS=Windows 7
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|CPU=Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20 GHz
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
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|Revision=1.4.0
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|Graphics=GSdx 1.0.0
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*Mode: HW OpenGL
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|Sound=*SPU2-X 2.0.0
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*LilyPad 0.11.0
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|Comments=Completed the game from beginning to end with no crashes or freezes. Runs at around 180FPS when uncapped at 3x Native resolution. The hardware depth option is required to prevent light from being visible through walls. For some reason it doesn't work on latest dev builds which is why 1.4.0 was used. The NTSC-U release of the game has a gamebreaking bug where your dragon can disappear permanently. Use the PAL version to avoid this.
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|Tester=Vibhor}}
 
{{TestingFooter}}
 
{{TestingFooter}}
       
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* For some tips and LilyPad configuration see [[Talk:Drakan - The Ancients' Gates|discussion page]]
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* The PAL version of this game supports multiple languages through the BIOS configuration. Implementation requires Full boot - "Boot CDVD (full)".
 
         
==Known Issues==
 
==Known Issues==
   
{{Issue
 
{{Issue
|IssueName=Hangs after loading from memcard
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|IssueName=Cannot create a memory card save after loading from an older savestate
 
|IsFixed=0
 
|IsFixed=0
|IssueLevel=1
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|IssueLevel=0
|AffectedVersions=All
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|Description=It's not possible to create a memory card save after loading a save state from before the current memory card save was made.
|Description=Hangs after loading from memcard
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|Workaround=Loading a memory card save will make it possible to save again. Avoid using save states or manage them carefully.
|Workaround=After saving to memcard NEVER load from old states (F3), consider all quick states invalid you can only save them anew!
   
}}
 
}}
    
{{Issue
 
{{Issue
|IssueName=Minor graphical glitches
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|IssueName=Light effects visible through solid geometry
|IsFixed=1
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|IsFixed=0
 
|IssueLevel=0
 
|IssueLevel=0
|AffectedVersions=All
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|Description=Light source halos can be seen through walls and sunlight lens flare is visible through mountains.
|Description=There are some minor graphical glitches in GSdx as of r1888. Sun shines through the walls, the skies can be broken from time to time.
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|Workaround=Seems to have been fixed(at least for PAL release)as of 1.5.0 dev 2246. Use the latest PCSX2 stable version v1.4.0(there is a regression in newer builds), and go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, set Renderer to "OpenGL (Hardware)" and enable "Hardware Depth". Alternatively switching to the Software mode and back with the F9 key fixes the light sources temporarily. To fix it permanently in all PCSX2 versions go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings and switch to Software mode by setting Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.
|Workaround=Go to Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings, set the Renderer to "OpenGL(Hardware)", and enable Hardware Depth.
   
}}
 
}}
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==Fixed Issues==
 
{{Issue
 
{{Issue
 
|IssueName=Freezing on certain versions
 
|IssueName=Freezing on certain versions
|IsFixed=0
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|IsFixed=1
 
|IssueLevel=2
 
|IssueLevel=2
|AffectedVersions=All
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|Description=The game won't play smoothly in many versions before(they'll freeze) and after 0.9.6. beta r985 as there will be some crashing issues(up until 0.9.6 beta r1888).
|Description=Note also that you cannot play smoothly in many other versions before 985 (they'll be freezing) and after 985 (up until 1888) as there will be some crashing issues.
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|Workaround=Use 0.9.6 beta r985.
|Workaround=Use r985 to play until another good version is found
   
}}
 
}}
    
{{Issue
 
{{Issue
 
|IssueName=Frozen world
 
|IssueName=Frozen world
|IsFixed=0
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|IsFixed=1
 
|IssueLevel=2
 
|IssueLevel=2
|AffectedVersions=All
   
|Description=Sometimes the world can stuck preventing from performing any action (cannot change a weapon, enemies will not move and cannot be killed)
 
|Description=Sometimes the world can stuck preventing from performing any action (cannot change a weapon, enemies will not move and cannot be killed)
|Workaround=You have to save often (F1) and change quick slots often (F2) as the only way to resolve this is to load.
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|Workaround=Use savestates and save(F1 key) often and change save slots(F2 key) often as the only way to resolve this is to reload.
 
}}
 
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|IssueName=spu2PeopsSound
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|IsFixed=0
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|IssueLevel=-1
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|AffectedVersions=All
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|Description=if you can't get near 100% game speed, spu2-x syncs sound better but stutters/loops a bit
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== Gameplay Screenshots ==
 
== Gameplay Screenshots ==
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<spoiler show="Show images" hide="Hide images">
 
<gallery widths="175px" heights="100px">
 
<gallery widths="175px" heights="100px">
 
Drakan2-shot1.png|<center>This is Surdana</center>
 
Drakan2-shot1.png|<center>This is Surdana</center>
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Drakan2-shot27.png|<center>One frame from the last video: the proof that game can be beaten in emulator!</center>
 
Drakan2-shot27.png|<center>One frame from the last video: the proof that game can be beaten in emulator!</center>
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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</spoiler>
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{{SpoilerTable|caption='''WARNING:''' The following images contain spoilers to various story-related content, including the ending.
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<spoiler show="'''WARNING:''' The following images contain spoilers to various story-related content, including the ending." hide="Hide images">
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<gallery widths="175px" heights="100px">
 
<gallery widths="175px" heights="100px">
 
Drakan2-shot7.png|<center>This butterfly will show some respect, I'll see to it.</center>
 
Drakan2-shot7.png|<center>This butterfly will show some respect, I'll see to it.</center>
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Drakan2-shot26.png|<center>What a waste of a good ancient temple! Vandalism!</center>
 
Drakan2-shot26.png|<center>What a waste of a good ancient temple! Vandalism!</center>
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
}}
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</spoiler>
       
== Gameplay Videos ==
 
== Gameplay Videos ==
 
*[https://youtu.be/HCcg16PCZvA Drakan: The Ancients' Gates - PCSX2 【1080p HD 60 FPS 】]
 
*[https://youtu.be/HCcg16PCZvA Drakan: The Ancients' Gates - PCSX2 【1080p HD 60 FPS 】]
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlePr3M867k Click here for 1080p LONGPLAY]
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*[https://youtu.be/mlePr3M867k Drakan: The Ancients' Gates LONGPLAY - PCSX2 1080p HD 60 FPS 【1/2 】]
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* [http://www.the-spoiler.com/ACTION/Surreal/drakan.ancient.1.html Drakan FAQ by ilphay] FAQ highlighting some possible questions.
 
* [http://www.the-spoiler.com/ACTION/Surreal/drakan.ancient.1.html Drakan FAQ by ilphay] FAQ highlighting some possible questions.
 
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20090326084939/http://home.flash.net/~rayearle/Sony%20Playstation2/Drakan/DRKN.html Drakan 2 page by Ray Earle] Very good guide! Wholeheartedly recommended! (Sadly the original page is gone but the copy remains)
 
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20090326084939/http://home.flash.net/~rayearle/Sony%20Playstation2/Drakan/DRKN.html Drakan 2 page by Ray Earle] Very good guide! Wholeheartedly recommended! (Sadly the original page is gone but the copy remains)
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{{Surreal Software}}
 
{{Surreal Software}}
 
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*[http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Drakan-The-Ancients-Gate-SCUS-97128-U--30339 Drakan - The Ancients' Gate (SCUS 97128) (U)]}}
 
*[http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Drakan-The-Ancients-Gate-SCUS-97128-U--30339 Drakan - The Ancients' Gate (SCUS 97128) (U)]}}
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