Ratchet: Deadlocked

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Ratchet: Deadlocked
NTSC-U cover
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: T (Fantasy Violence, Mild Language)
PEGI rating: 3+
GRB rating: ALL
Game supports multi-tap
Game supports headset
Game supports USB keyboard
Widescreen supported natively
Widescreen patch available
Progressive scan supported
CPU intensive game
Supports up to four local players
Supported up to ten LAN/online players
Languages supported:
English: SCUS-97465 & SCES-53285 & SCUS-97487 & SCUS-97485
Japanese: SCPS-15099 & SCPS-15100 & SCPS-19321 & SCPS-19328
German: SCES-53285
French: SCUS-97465 & SCES-53285
Spanish: SCUS-97465 & SCES-53285
Italian: SCES-53285
Korean: SCKA-20060
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SCUS-97465
SCUS-97487 (Public Beta v.1)
SCUS-97485 (Regular Demo)
Release date: October 25, 2005
2006 (Greatest Hits)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-53285
SCES-53285/P (Platinum)
SCES-52385/P (Platinum: The Best of PlayStation 2)
Release date: November 18, 2005
November 24, 2005 (Australia)
May 12, 2006 (Platinum)
June 1, 2006 (Platinum, Australia)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SCAJ-20157 (Asia)
SCPS-15099 (Special Gift Package)
SCKA-20060 (Korea)
SCPS-19321 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
SCPS-19328 (PlayStation 2 the Best Reprint)
Release date: November 22, 2005 (Asia)
November 23, 2005
January 26, 2006 (Korea)
June 29, 2006 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
July 5, 2007 (PlayStation 2 the Best Reprint)
August 10, 2007 (BigHit Series, Korea)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Insomniac Games
Publisher(s): SCEA (US), SCEE (EU), SCEI (AS, JP, KO), SCE Australia (AU), SCE Korea (KO)
Genre: Action, Shooter, Arcade
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: GameRankings83/100, Metacritic81/100
Game description: In Ratchet: Deadlocked, Ratchet and Clank are captured and forced to compete on an underground reality combat sport show. The show, which features abducted heroes fighting for their lives against a gruesome gang of deadly Exterminators, is run by a deranged media mogul named Gleeman Vox, who intends to use Ratchet and Clank as his next contestants. It doesn't take Vox long to realize that Ratchet is the most promising contestant the show has ever seen. Vox subjects our hero to a series of deadly battles and elaborate games of death, much to the delight of the show's enormous audience. To keep himself and his friends alive, Ratchet has no choice but to participate in the games and keep driving up the show's ratings with spectacular victories -- at least until our heroes can figure out a way to break free from Vox's control, the explosive Deadlock collar fastened to his neck, and bring the mighty Vox Network crashing down. Ratchet: Deadlocked features non-linear gameplay, allowing players greater freedom to choose their missions. In addition, all single-player levels will be available for multiplayer use. With much of the combat taking place in battlefields and arenas, gameplay will be more sports-oriented and will include announcer commentary. Featuring a new mission-structure approach, players will be rewarded with a constant progression of items such as weapons, armor and health. Players can take advantage of the new co-op gameplay functionality available throughout the game by choosing either single-player or multiplayer story mode. In addition, squad-based gameplay will enable players to demolish the competition by commandeering their allied combat bots through critical and strategic battles.
Play as Ratchet when he gets kidnapped and he's forced to take part in mysterious arena battles to survive!!!

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Core i7-3630QM @ 2.40 GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
1.0.0 (r5350) GSdx r5324 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X r5350 2.0.0
  • LilyPad r5382 0.11.0
BIOS: USA v1.60 ,

• Enabled speedhacks: EE Cyclerate (2), VU Cycle Stealing (1) • With the above in mind, it runs full speed 60 FPS most of the time, but drops down to 40-50 FPS when many things onscreen (bolts, enemies, etc).

NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5492 GSdx 5464 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs at 50% speed. Textures are corrupt if GSdx is in Hardware mode. Looks fine in Software mode.
NTSC-U Windows 8.1
  • Intel Core i7 @ 2.50 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB Vram
1.2.1 GSdx 10 SPU2-X r5830 2.0.0 This game is playable. It lags on even the best computers and the textures completely glitch. RobertasACDC
NTSC-U Windows 7
  • Intel Core i5-460M @ 2.53 GHz
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
1.3.0-20140805121745 GSdx SPU2-X Used all recommended speedhacks, EE Cyclerate 2, and VU Cycle Stealing 1. Using Hardware mode, it ran at playable speeds with lag when there are a lot of onscreen elements. Clank
NTSC-U Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (build 10586)
  • Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.70 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB
1.4.0 GSdx 01/05/2016 AVX-2
  • SPU2-X 12/31/2015
  • Pokopom PAD 2.0.0
--Ran 80-100% (almost realtime. NO SPEEDHACKS) with Direct3D9 (Software) renderer for mipmap support to display proper texturing (also provides the least input delay out of the 3 software renderers).

--Shadows are corrupt in any renderer. --No speedhacks were used (as they cause added input delay. 4th gen i7 and future can run perfectly without). --Make sure to enable Progressive Scan in the options menu or there will be added input delay from interlacing. --Configure the PS2 system, GSdx, and game to run in 4:3/full aspect ratio as designed and mentioned in Trivia. Widescreen on the PS2 only crops the 4:3 viewport horizontally or vertically, depending on the game.

NTSC-U Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (build 17763.195)
  • Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.70 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB
1.5.0-dev-2860-gd55e9cbd9 GSdx AVX-2
  • SPU2-X
  • LilyPad
-- Runs 100% Using D3D11 Hardware Renderer (less resource-intensive than OpenGL when upscaling). Using 6x native upscaling (4K/2160p). HW mipmapping support works perfectly. Shadows are corrupt in any renderer.

-- Used "Fast-Texture Invalidation" to prevent missing environment. Used "Merge Sprite" and "Half-Pixel Offset = Special (Texture)" to align bloom effect at upscaled resolutions. MTVU speedhacks enabled. EE cyclerate 300%. -- Make sure to enable Progressive Scan in the options menu or there will be added input delay from interlacing. -- Configure the PS2 system and game to run in full/stretch aspect ratio as designed and mentioned in Trivia. Widescreen on the PS2 only crops the 4:3 viewport horizontally or vertically, depending on the game. GSdx window set to 4:3 for proper aspect ratio/image FOV.

NTSC-U Windows 10 Pro 64bit Build 16299.611
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.8 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
1.5.0-dev-3322-gaa03c8312 GSdx 20191202204048 AVX2
  • SPU2-X 20191202204048 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
Shadows are broken(probably because i'm using certain HW Hacks). Runs mostly at fullspeed, but drops to 80-90% on Dreadzone Station and Catacrom IV, and in some cases it will drop when there's an explosion on screen. This is without any speedhack other than MTVU. With EE Cyclerate at 75% it remains at fullspeed basically everywhere, but "skips frames" most of the time. motorola1970
NTSC-U Windows 10 Pro x64
  • Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
GSdx 1.2.0
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • Synchronizing Mode: Async Mix
  • Lilypad 0.12.1
Game is very demanding, but seems to be less so than previous games in the series. Game lags in places it did on console. Occasionally slows down with EE Cyclerate 0, but setting to -1 activates the game's internal frameskipping and makes it run a little smoother in some sections. Use both fixes listed on the page to fix graphical issues. Solid background menus are fine. Lighting glitch fix of setting VU0 interpreter isn't worth the performance hit. Game looks fine otherwise. Darkshadows

Linlogo.png Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Ubuntu 17.04
  • Intel Core i5-4690K @ 4.50 GHz
  • AMD RX 480 4GB
1.5.0 GSdx (GCC 6.3.0 SSE2/AVX) 1.1.0 [libGSdx]
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 [libspu2x-2.0.0]
  • OnePAD 0 1.3.0 [libonepad-legacy]
Game runs at full speed most of the time when using OGL HW renderer, occasional stutters here and there but overall a very enjoyable experience. Most graphical glitches are fixed with the latest build using mipmapping = Basic(fast). Quattro55


  • Original names: ラチェット&クランク4th ギリギリ銀河のギガバトル (SCPS-15100) & (SCPS-19321) & (SCPS-19328), 라쳇&클랭크: 공구전사 위기일발 (SCKA-20060)
  • Also known as Ratchet & Clank 4th: GiriGiri Ginga no Giga Battle (JP, AS), Ratchet: Gladiator (EU, AU)
  • Widescreen crops the top and bottom of the 4:3 image, meaning less visible viewing area than when played in 4:3.

Known Issues

Broken shadows

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Shadows in the game aren't rendered properly
  • Workaround: Currently the only fix is to use the interpreter for VU0 and using either a software renderer or OpenGL hardware renderer with Blending Accuracy set to Basic. Using the interpreter will result in massive slowdowns however.

Missing geometry after pausing or opening vendor

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: World geometry and some models will vanish after pausing the game or opening a vendor.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, check the "HW Hacks" checkbox, then enter "Advanced Settings and Hacks". Check the "Fast Texture Invalidation" checkbox. The issue will be fixed after rebooting the game.

Issue with bloom on high resolutions

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: When running the game in a higher resolution than native, the bloom in the game becomes out of place.
  • Workaround: . Go to Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings, and enable HW Hacks and set Half pixel offset to special-texture.

Fixed Issues

Broken textures

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Textures are corrupted until you stand close to objects due to GSdx not supporting mipmapping in Hardware mode.
  • Workaround: This can be resolved with recent v1.5.0 git builds. Go to Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings, and set Mipmapping to "Automatic (Default)". Or switch to Software mode by setting Renderer to any of the ("Software") options.

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