Battle Assault 3 featuring Gundam Seed

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Battle Assault 3 featuring Gundam Seed

Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Language, Violence)
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLUS-20929
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20929
Release date: December 7, 2004
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Natsume Co., Ltd.
Publisher(s): Bandai
Genre: Action, Fighting
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic48/100
Game description: Based on the animated series, Gundam Battle Assault 3 marks the debut of the Battle Assault series on the PlayStation 2. Now you can take control of one of 25 different mobile suits, including unlockable suits from Gundam Wing and G Gundam, and master special abilities, weapons, and moves taken straight from the TV series. You can also use surrounding buildings and objects in your environment to destroy opponents in various modes, including Versus mode, two-versus-two Tag mode, and a cooperative combat.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Core2Duo E8400
  • ATI HD5670
rev 4208 GSdX 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X 1.4.0
  • Lilypad 0.10
BIOS: japan ver.2.20, The game runs with 30 to 35 fps with the default settings. The only problem so far, a graphic one, is it gets some kind of darker/shadow on the right side of the screen.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5452 GSdx 5442 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs considerably slow and nothing seems to help speed it up.
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.20 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
v1.5.0 (dev-2382 gc4068e518) GSdx SSE4/AVX
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
Constant 60 FPS with Direct3D 11 @ 4x Native Res, if selecting "Allow 8-Bit Textures", disable "Large Frambuffer" & active HW Hack "Fast Texture Invalidation". US-Version + US Bios v2.3 (Pcsx2 Default-Preset #2) Nebujin
NTSC-U Windows 10 Pro Version 2004, Build 19041.508
  • Intel Core i7-9750H @ 2.60 GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Mobile)
v1.7.0-dev-343 (g5858f7274) GSdx 1.2.0 AVX2
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
  • BIOS Version: US 1.60
  • In battle, hovers around 30-35FPS on both D3D and OGL, but gets 60FPS on Software with a few drops.

Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma"
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.5GHz
  • GeForce RTX 2060
1.7.0 Default Default This game works fine when you turn on most of the hardware hacks and use NTSC 2.00 BIOS. Neigdoig

Public compatibility forum links