The Simpsons Game

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The Simpsons Game
The Simpsons-The Game.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Animated Blood, Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Language, Suggestive Themes)
PEGI rating: 12+ (Bad Language, Sex, Violence)
OFLC rating: PG
Widescreen supported natively
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-54904 & SLUS-21665 & SLUS-21665GH
German: SLES-55020
French: SLES-54905
Spanish: SLES-54906
Italian: SLES-54906
Danish: SLES-54904
Finnish: SLES-54904
Norwegian: SLES-54904
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21665
SLUS-21665GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: October 30, 2007
2008 (Greatest Hits)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-54904
SLES-54905
SLES-54906
SLES-55020
Release date: November 2, 2007
November 7, 2007 (Australia)
November 21, 2008 (Platinum)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Electronic Arts
Publisher(s): EA Games (US, EU, AU), Electronic Arts (EU)
Genre: Action, Platformer
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: GameRankings68/100, Metacritic68/100
Game description: The Simpsons Game features a hilarious, sprawling, and mind-busting storyline crafted by the TV show's Emmy Award-winning writers. The action-comedy also features the full cast of voice actors from the TV show who reprise their roles for the game. In The Simpsons Game, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa use exciting, all-new powers to save the world from rising chaos.
The game follows the five Simpson family members—Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie (with Marge)—who learn they are part of a video game and are given superpowers to resolve several situations. Eventually, they must save their 8-bit predecessors from Will Wright, and the creator of their video game character selves, Matt Groening. The Simpson family travels to four scenarios in parodies of other games to collect key cards used to infiltrate their creator's mansion and ultimately to save their predecessors from destruction.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 @ 768 MB
1.1.0 (r5492, 2012-12-29) GSdx SSE41 (r5464, 2012-12-09)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (2012-12-28)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (2012-12-28)
Delay VIF1 stalls, Must use gamefix Delay VIF1 stalls or it will hang on a black screen after intro IPU for new game. If gsdx is in hardware mode, model outlines are missing. Looks fine in software mode, but there is heavy SPS in both modes.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 @ 768 MB
1.1.0 (r5517, 2013-01-17) GSdx SSE41 (r5464, 2012-12-09)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (2013-01-17)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (2012-12-28)
Runs near full speed. Character model outlines don't show in GSdx hardware mode. Looks fine in software mode.


Trivia

  • Original names: Les Simpson: Le Jeu (SLES-54905), Die Simpsons: Das Spiel (SLES-55020)
  • The game enables widescreen when Screen Size is set to "16:9" at the PS2 BIOS System Configuration. Implementation requires Full boot - "Boot CDVD (full)".


Known Issues

Static noise

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: A static noise can be constantly heard during gameplay.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Audio (SPU2) > Plugin Settings, and set Module to "4 - Portaudio". If this does not fix the issue, download the old SPU2-X v1.2 audio plugin here, and use that instead of the latest SPU2-X plugin.

Missing Cel shading

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The black cel shading outlines are either not present or out of alignment.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, set Renderer to "OpenGL (Hardware)", click "Enable HW Hacks", go to Advanced Settinsg and Hacks, and set Half-Pixel Offset to "Special(Texture)". Optionally enable the "Wild Arms Offset" hack to make the outlines thinner.


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Public compatibility forum links