The Sims Bustin' Out

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The Sims Bustin' Out

The Sims Bustin' Out
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Crude Humor, Mature Sexual Themes, Mild Violence)
PEGI rating: 7+
GRB rating: 15
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52048 & SLES-52047 & SLUS-20842
Japanese: SLPM-65479
German: SLES-52047
French: SLES-52047
Spanish: SLES-52047
Dutch: SLES-52047
Italian: SLES-52047
Swedish: SLES-52048
Danish: SLES-52048
Finnish: SLES-52048
Norwegian: SLES-52048
Korean: SLKA-25137
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20842
Release date: December 15, 2003
2004 (Greatest Hits)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52047
Release date: December 19, 2003
February 20, 2005 (Platinum)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65479
SLKA-25137 (Korea)
Release date: January 22, 2004
January 27, 2004 (Korea)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Maxis
Publisher(s): EA Games (US), Electronic Arts (EU, JP)
Genre: Simulation
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN8/10, Metacritic81/100
Game description: The Sims are making a big return to the console and this time they are bustin' out of the house and exploring all-new locations around town. In The Sims Bustin' Out, players can choose from a variety of new career paths. Along the way, players can unlock and collect over a hundred of new objects and social moves exclusive to the console. Play, work, and socialize with a cast of over 25 new outrageous characters and climb through a dozen new careers. The Sims Bustin' Out also features new integrated two-player gameplay and memory card support, for those players who like to take their Sims over to a friend's house and show them off.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
  • Intel i5 4690k @4.5Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 750Ti
Pcsx2 1.2.1
  • GSDX 0.1.16 r5875
  • SPU2-X r5830
  • Lilypad 0.11.0
Skip mpeg enabled. Game runs very well. All speedhacks used except fast cdvd. EE Cyclerate=1 , VU Cycle Stealing=0. RoafBeast
PAL Windows 10 x64 2004
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ @ 2.50GHz
  • (NVIDIA) DELL GeForce GTX 1050 4GB
1.5.0-dev-3379-g9fd8d5c58 GSdx SPU2-X BIOS: Europe v02.20, DX11 HW 4K, Default settings with workaround fixes all issues and allows to call game playable. Needs strong GPU for stable 50fps in 4K. mavethee

Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • ?
  • ?
1.3.0-20140506202818 GSdx 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • OnePAD 1.1.0 20140506202818-Dev
USA v1.6 "Skip MPEG" enabled Castrwilliam
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 45/50 (Pal games run only at 50fps). OpenGL Hardware , Shade Boost all Set to 50, Full Depth Emulation , Internal Resolution Native , Blending Unit Accuracy Basic , Automatic CRC Level Full , Speed Hacks UV Cycle Stealing Set To 1 , Game Fixes Skip MEPG Hack , Only player the first level but everything seems fine as far more testing might be needed. Logeater


  • Original names: ザ・シムズ (SLPM-65479), 심즈 세상밖으로 (SLKA-25137)

Known Issues

Games crashes at the intro FMVs.

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: The game will crash at the intro movies.
  • Workaround: Go to Config -> Emulation Settings -> Game Fixes tab, click "Enable manual game fixes", and enable the Skip MPEG hack. fixed it 1.7

Lines around text and light effects

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: In hardware modes at higher than native resolutions there are lines around text and light effects.
  • Workaround: Go to Config -> Video (GS) -> Plugin Settings, click "Enable HW Hacks", go to Configure Hacks and enable Half-pixel Offset.

The gallery

Public compatibility forum links