Dragon Quest V

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Dragon Quest V

Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
Japanese: SLPM-65555 & SLPM-66480
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65555
SLPM-66480 (Ultimate Hits)
Release date: March 25, 2004
July 20, 2006 (Ultimate Hits)
CRCs: 72FBD360
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Chunsoft
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game description: Dragon Quest V grand adventure that unfolds over three generations of heroes. Take your place among a family of heroes, sharing in all the triumphs and tragedies of their storied lives! Our story begins with a small boy hero, travelling the world with his father, Pankraz. Over the course of his many adventures, this lovable lad learns and grows. And when he finally becomes a man, he resolves to continue his father’s unfinished quest -- to find the Legendary Hero.
This PlayStation 2 version remakes the classic RPG with new features and visual presentation. While much of the game will remind you of the original Super Famicom version, the world of "DraQue" and its characters and enemies are now presented here in 3D. Enemies now have lots of humorous animation patterns and frames. The battle backgrounds have great depth to them, allowing you to see mist flowing against mountains in the distance and waterfalls. Finally, the music is completely orchestrated now.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-J Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Intel Core i7-950 @ 3.07 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
1.3.0 GSdx
  • ?
  • ?
BIOS: USA v02.00(14/06/2004), EE/VU Clamp modes: Normal/Normal, EE/VU Rounding: Chop/Chop. Works fine with or without speedhacks. The testing was done with the English patch applied. K.F
NTSC-J Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Intel Core i5-4670k @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
1.4.0 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Works fine start to finish with default configuration: video, audio and turbo. Little glitches outside at the top of the last dungeon. English patch applied. H3ctor
NTSC-J Windows 10 Pro
  • Intel Core i7-4790k
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti.
pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-2542 GSdx/OpenGL
  • SPU2-X
  • LilyPad
Using the english patch version, 3 hours into the game and I've yet to notice a menu out of order issue using the hardware OpenGL renderer, so that is definitely fixed. Haven't been able to notice any weird colors in sprites either but it's still early to fully verify that. Pcsx2user

Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-J OpenSUSE Tumbleweed
  • AMD FX-8320
  • AMD R9 Fury
1.5.0 GSdx 1.1.0
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • ?
English patch works fine with default settings, controller (Xbox 360) needs OnePAD to work. Ernopetteri


  • Original names: ドラゴンクエストV 天空の花嫁 (SLPM-65555) & (SLPM-66480)
  • Also known as Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome (JP)

Fixed Issues

Weird sprite colors

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Some of the sprites (hair, mustaches, grass etc...) have weird colors at the edges. This game has an issue with both of the Forced Bilinear Texture Filtering options from the Config -> Video (GS) -> Plugin Settings menu, when using Hardware rendering.
  • Workaround: The fix is to select either the "Nearest" Texture Filtering or the "Bilinear (PS2)" Texture Filtering settings found in the Config -> Video (GS) -> Plugin Settings in the newer versions of PCSX2(like 1.5.0 and up). For the older versions (1.2.1 for an example) you go to the same settings and either disable(uncheck) Texture Filtering(this is "Nearest") or you set it up as greyed out (filled box)(this is "Bilinear (ps2)"), checking the box enables Forced Bilinear filtering which is the culprit here.

Menus out of order

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The order of the menus is broken.
  • Workaround: Go to Config -> Video (GS) -> Plugin Settings, and set Renderer to "Direct3D9/11 (Hardware)", or to any of the "(Software)" options.

Known Issues

Camera glitch at the top of Mount Evil

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: At the top of Mount Evil the camera locks looking up at the characters.
  • Workaround: Negative Divide Hack.

Public compatibility forum links