Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia

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Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia
Ar tonelico.jpg
Ar tonelico PAL box art
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
ESRB rating: T (Language, Mild Fantasy Violence, Suggestive Themes)
PEGI rating: 7+
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-54586 & SLUS-21445 & SLUS-21445P
Japanese: SLPS-73249 & SLPS-25604
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21445
SLUS-21445P (Limited Edition)
Release date: February 6, 2007
CRCs: 4437F4B1
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-54586
Release date: May 22, 2007
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25604
SLPS-73249 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Release date: January 26, 2006
December 7, 2006 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Gust
Publisher(s): Banpresto (JP), NIS America (US), 505 Game Street (EU)
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic71/100
Game description: Ar Tonelico takes place in the world of Sol Ciel, a small world consisting of nothing more than a tower and a floating continent. This small world is isolated by the Sea of Death below and a deadly sea of plasma above. The game also features a rare group of people called the Reyvateil, which, through the power of Songs, can converse with the world and cast powerful magic. However, in order to cast more powerful magic, they have to take a harmful material called Grathnode into their bodies, through an act called Install. Since the Install is a very painful experience for the Reyvateils, they only let people that they really trust to do it. The story centers on Lyner Barsett, an eighteen-year-old whose father governs Platina, a town located in the top floors of the tower. Lyner is uninterested in politics, and instead seeks adventure in the army. However, when a strange virus appears and they can't defeat it, Lyner is assigned the task to go down to the floating continent and retrieve a mystical artifact to defeat the virus.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • phenom X4 II 3.8 Ghz
  • HD 4850
0.9.7 GSDX SSE2 r3878
  • SPU2-X r3878 1.4.0
  • Lilypad r1853 0.1.0
The game can be run at full speed without using speedhacks. This is a 2D game, so a low end pc should be able to run the game except for the world map where it is in 3D.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5 GHz
  • ATI Radeon 6970 @ 900/1400
1.0.0 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
SCPH-70012.bin/v02.00/USA/2004, Not in front of my home PC so I am unable to upload a screen shot. Great game and full speed!, There are breaks in the textures anytime the characters pictures are on the screen (like boxes around their face because the textures do not completely meet each other). Not a biggie.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5517 GSdx 5464 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs at 600% speed., Slight lines in some character graphics.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.2.0 r5927 GSdx 5932 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 5893 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 5822 0.11.0
Same as before.
NTSC-U Windows 7
  • AMD FX 6300 @ 4.4Ghz
  • AMD Radeon HD 7870
1.2.1 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • Lilypad
•This game is one of the least demanding games for PCSX2 to emulate. It will run well on many machines that can't play other games. The world map is much more demanding, but the amount of time spent there is under a minute per visit. On my current rig, all parts run well above full speed.

•Using resolutions above native will cause lines in the sprites. The "Sprite" and "WildArmsOffset" GSdx HW hacks may remedy the problem.

Blyss Sarania
NTSC-U Windows 7 1.5.0 GSdx AVX2/AVX2 DX11
  • SPU2-X
  • Lilypad
•Turn off "Enable INTC Spin Detection" speedhack (in main "Emulation Settings") or opening the menu will cause stutter (for the duration of the opening animation)

•Using resolutions above native will cause lines in the sprites. Set GSDX hardware hacks "Round Sprite" to half to fix it.



  • Original names: アルトネリコ 世界の終わりで詩い続ける少女 (SLPS-25604) & (SLPS-73249)
  • Also known as Ar tonelico: Sekai no Owari de Utai Tsudzukeru Shoujo (JP)

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