The Simpsons: Hit & Run

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The Simpsons: Hit & Run

Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Comic Mischief, Mild Language, Violence)
PEGI rating: 7+
OFLC rating: G
Game supports multi-tap
Widescreen patch available
Progressive scan supported
Supports up to four local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51897 & SLUS-20624 & SLUS-20624GH
German: SLES-51897
French: SLES-51897
Spanish: SLES-51897
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20624
SLUS-20624GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: September 16, 2003
2004 (Greatest Hits)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51897
SLES-51897-P (Platinum)
Release date: October 31, 2003
August 27, 2004 (Platinum)
2003 (Australia)
2004 (Platinum, Australia)
CRCs: 73E68475
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Radical Entertainment
Publisher(s): Vivendi Universal Games
Genre: Action, Adventure
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic78/100
Game description: Explore Springfield as your favorite Simpsons characters as you unravel the plot that threatens the town's very existence. Play as Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa, and Apu in over 56 driving and on-foot missions in seven challenging levels. Drive in 40 of Springfield's finest vehicles including Mr. Plow and the Canyonero. Unlock the multiplayer mode to play against three other players. The world of the Simpsons has many gags and surprises in store for you.
The game follows the Simpson family, who witness many strange incidents that occur in Springfield; security cameras, mysterious vans, crop circles, and a "new and improved" flavor of the popular soft drink Buzz Cola (which causes insanity). When the family takes matters into their own hands, along with the help of Apu, they discover numerous shocking secrets, and soon realize these incidents are part of a larger alien conspiracy.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 (3.6GHz)
  • Geforce 9600GT
0.9.8 GSDX r4600
  • SPU2-X r4600
  • Lilypad r4510
BIOS: USA v2.00, HACKS: Hacks: INTC, Wait Idle Loop, mVU Flag Hack, VU Cycle Stealing (2)., 35-60/60FPS with no hacks. 60/60FPS with VU Cycle Stealing (2) speedhack which seems stable but less smooth. Machina
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.2.0 r5782 GSdx 5801m SSE41
  • SPU2-X 5801 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 5801 0.11.0
Runs a bit slow.
PAL Windows 11
  • Intel Core i5 10600kf
  • Nvidia GTX 1650 SUPER
1.6.0 GSdx32-AVX2.dll 1.2.0
  • SPU2-X.dll 2.0.0
  • LilyPad.dll 0.12.1
Frames drops from 50 fps to 30 fps. EE up to 70%. Ricksu

Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Linux Mint 19.1
  • Intel Pentium CPU G3258 @ 3.20GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT710
1.4.0 GSdx (GCC 7.3.0, SSE2) 1.0.0 [libGSdx-1.0.0] SPU2-X 2.0.0 [libspu2x-2.0.0] BIOS: Europe v02.00 FPS 41/50 (Pal games run only at 50fps). OpenGL Hardware , Shade Boost all Set to 50, Full Depth Emulation , Internal Resolution Native , Blending Unit Accuracy None , Automatic CRC Level Full , Speed Hacks Enable INTC Spin Detction Enable Wait Loop Detction mVU Flag Hack EE Cyclerate -1 UV Cycle Stealing 1 , Games Fixes FPU Negative Div Hack , Only played a few levels it has slow downs in main menu and during loading but game play seems fine Logeater
NTSC-U Archlinux
  • Intel i3-7100
  • Intel HD 630
1.7.3519 Vulkan Default full 100% speed with Native resolution. With 2x or 3x resolution sometimes slow down at 90% speed. Quellen

Test configurations on macOS:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
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  • Access the Progressive Scan menu by holding the cross and triangle keys together when the game boots up.
  • Also known as The Simpsons: Hit And Run

Known Issues

Square texture outlines

  • Status: Needs Retesting
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: With the renderer set to "OpenGL (Hardware)", textures of some 2D objects and effects have square outlines.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, and set Blending Unit Accuracy to "None".

Fixed Issues

Lens flare visible through solid objects

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The lens flare effect of the sun is visible even when the sun is behind a solid object.
  • Workaround: Update to the latest nightly version of PCSX2.


Public compatibility forum links