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Drakan: The Ancients' Gates
Drakan - The Ancients' Gates.png
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: M (Blood and Gore, Violence)
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SCES-50006 & SCUS-97128
German: SCES-50006
French: SCES-50006
Spanish: SCES-50006
Italian: SCES-50006
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SCUS-97128
SCUS-97169 (Demo)
Release date: January 28, 2002
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-50006
Release date: July 5, 2002
CRCs: 04F9D87F
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Surreal Software
Publisher(s): SCEA (US), SCEE (EU)
Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Gamespot7.7/10, Metacritic78/100
Game description: In the decaying world of Drakan, the immortal Spirit Dragons are held captive. Now it's up to Rynn--a brave female warrior--and her dragon Arokh to save these spiritual leaders and the last remnants of humankind. Together with Rynn and Arokh, you'll need magical spells, resourcefulness, and powerful weapons to survive the vast environments. You'll gain skills as a fighter, an archer, or a mage as you fight ruthless enemies from the arctic tundra to the swamplands. The mysterious world of Drakan is filled with magical creatures, interesting characters, and challenging puzzles.
Drakan: The Ancients' Gates is an action-adventure PlayStation 2 game with RPG elements by Surreal Software. It is the sequel to the 1999 PC game Drakan: Order of the Flame.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Windows 2000
  • C2D 3Ghz
  • nVidia Geforce 8800GTX
  • GSdx r1611
  • Mode: HW DX9
SPU2-X 1.2.0 • Hacks: EE x2, INTC, IOP x2, Idle Loop, VU Stealing 3

• With r1736 the emulator will crash on switching to new locations, use r710 to load instead. • Do not use r710 to play as it tends to freeze in some situations

PAL Windows XP Pro 32 bit SP3
  • AMD Athlon x2 7850 (dual core @ stock 2.81 GHz)
  • Nvidia GTS 250 (1 Gig)
  • GSdx r1888
  • Mode: HW DX9
SPU2-X 2014-07-14
  • Hacks: EE x2, INTC, IOP x2, Idle Loop, VU Stealing 2
  • Constant 50 fps (starting video is somewhat slower ~40 fps)
Elvin presler
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7-4790k at 4 ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 970 ssc
Pcsx2 1.3.1 GSdx SPU2-X No fixes or speed hacks enabled. Shadeboost is on, basically everything else is off. 4:3 aspect ratio, 6x native resolution. FXAA works but is not required. DX11/10 Hardware Mode. 58-60 fps constant, minimal to no stutter, very smooth. Almost as glitch free as on the Ps2, but much prettier. Glitches: Fire halos show through walls at close range, Sunglare shows through certain mountain geometry, The sky is distorted in a pinwheel pattern, but only above the character, straight up. (Not on the horizon.)


The gallery:

Known Issues

Hangs after loading from memcard

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Affected Game Versions: All
  • Description: Hangs after loading from memcard
  • Workaround: After saving to memcard NEVER load from old states (F3), consider all quick states invalid you can only save them anew!

Minor GFX glitches

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Affected Game Versions: All
  • Description: There are some minor GFX glitches in GSdx as of r1888. Sun shines through the walls, the skies can be broken from time to time.
  • Workaround: Native resolution

Freezing on certain versions

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Major
  • Affected Game Versions: All
  • Description: Note also that you cannot play smoothly in many other versions before 985 (they'll be freezing) and after 985 (up until 1888) as there will be some crashing issues.
  • Workaround: Use r985 to play until another good version is found

Frozen world

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Major
  • Affected Game Versions: All
  • Description: Sometimes the world can stuck preventing from performing any action (cannot change a weapon, enemies will not move and cannot be killed)
  • Workaround: You have to save often (F1) and change quick slots often (F2) as the only way to resolve this is to load.


  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Affected Game Versions: All
  • Description: if you can't get near 100% game speed, spu2-x syncs sound better but stutters/loops a bit

External links

Public compatibility forum links