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|image            = Champions_of_norrath_boxart.png
 
|image            = Champions_of_norrath_boxart.png
 
|caption          =
 
|caption          =
|developer        = Snowblind Studios
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|developer        = [[Snowblind Studios]]
 
|publisher        = [[Sony|Sony Online Entertainment]]
 
|publisher        = [[Sony|Sony Online Entertainment]]
|genre            = Action RPG
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|genre            = Action, RPG
|wikipedia        = [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champions_of_Norrath Champions of Norrath]
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|wikipedia        = [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champions_of_Norrath Link]
|gameinfo          = Champions of Norrath features a traditional role-playing video game storyline, in which the player acts as a hero who must save the world via a series of quests and battles. Divided into five acts, the game begins with a quest to assist the elves in their war against the orcs, who have formed an alliance with goblins (which is strange to the citizens of Norrath). However in later acts, the player must eventually travel to the underworld and beyond thanks to the antics created by the strange orc leader and his contacts. The game takes place in the focal world of the EverQuest universe known as Norrath, prior to the events of the first EverQuest online RPG, which was itself prior to "The Shattering" of the moon Luclin.
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|gamefaqslink      = [https://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/915265-champions-of-norrath Link]
|reviewlinks      = [http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/champions-of-norrath/critic-reviews Metacritic]
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|reviewlinks      = {{ReviewLink|[http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/champions-of-norrath Metacritic]|85/100}}
|reviewscore      = 85/100
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|gameinfo          = Discover what it takes to become a champion.  From the makers of EverQuest comes Champions of Norrath, an action RPG that allows you to create your own hero, journey across fantastic lands and play against others online.  Customize your champion's powers, appearance and abilities.  Battle vicious orcs and goblins using deadly spells or fierce weapons.  Play alone, or with up to three players via Multitap or the Internet.  Do anything you can to prove you have the heart of a champion.<br />
|sw-rendering-only = 1
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Champions of Norrath features a traditional role-playing video game storyline, in which the player acts as a hero who must save the world via a series of quests and battles. Divided into five acts, the game begins with a quest to assist the elves in their war against the orcs, who have formed an alliance with goblins (which is strange to the citizens of Norrath). However in later acts, the player must eventually travel to the underworld and beyond thanks to the antics created by the strange orc leader and his contacts. The game takes place in the focal world of the EverQuest universe known as Norrath, prior to the events of the first EverQuest online RPG, which was itself prior to "The Shattering" of the moon Luclin.
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|widescreenpatch  = 1
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|eu_rating        = 12+
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|na_rating        = T
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|na_rating_text    = Blood and Gore, Violence
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|french            = SLES-52325
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|german            = SLES-52325
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|english          = SLES-52325 & SLUS-20565 & SLUS-20565GH & SLUS-29088 & SLES-52373
 
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|NTSCU            = 1
|serialsNTSCU      = SLUS-20565
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|serialsNTSCU      = SLUS-20565<br />SLUS-20565GH <small>(Greatest Hits)</small><br />SLUS-29088 <small>(Demo)</small>
 
|CRCsNTSCU        = 90E66BC5
 
|CRCsNTSCU        = 90E66BC5
|releasedateNTSCU  = February 10, 2004
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|releasedateNTSCU  = February 10, 2004<br />2005 <small>(Greatest Hits)</small>
 
|statusNTSCU      = 2
 
|statusNTSCU      = 2
 
|linuxstatusNTSCU  =
 
|linuxstatusNTSCU  =
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|PAL              = 1
 
|PAL              = 1
|serialsPAL        = SLES-52325
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|serialsPAL        = SLES-52325<br />SLES-52373
 
|CRCsPAL          =
 
|CRCsPAL          =
 
|releasedatePAL    = June 25, 2004
 
|releasedatePAL    = June 25, 2004
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|Region=NTSC-U
 
|Region=NTSC-U
 
|OS=Windows
 
|OS=Windows
|CPU=Intel Core i7 Extreme 990X @ 3.47GHz
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|CPU=Intel Core i7-990X Extreme @ 3.47 GHz
 
|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 6670
 
|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 6670
 
|Revision=1.0.0
 
|Revision=1.0.0
|Graphics=GSDX
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|Graphics=GSdx
 
|Sound=
 
|Sound=
*SPU2-X
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* SPU2-X
*?
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* ?
|Comments=USA 2.30 (20/02.2008), Recommended,MTVU, None, Game works, but in software mode. Use Directx11 software for best results. Requires 4 GB patch to avoid game crashes. Recommended to use multicore processor, which helps with speed (set number of cores to use under software mode settings).  Good FPS with this game (45-60)., Half screen bug in hardware mode is fixed by using software mode.
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|Comments=BIOS: USA v2.30, Speedhacks: MTVU. Game works, but in Software mode. Use Direct3D11 (Software) for best results. Requires 4 GB patch to avoid game crashes. Recommended to use multicore processor, which helps with speed (set number of cores to use under software mode settings).  Good FPS with this game (45-60). Half screen bug in hardware mode is fixed by using Software mode.
 
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|Region=NTSC-U
 
|Region=NTSC-U
 
|OS=?
 
|OS=?
|CPU=Intel Core i7 Extreme 990X @ 3.47GHz
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|CPU=Intel Core i7-990X Extreme @ 3.47 GHz
 
|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 6670
 
|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 6670
 
|Revision=1.0.0
 
|Revision=1.0.0
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|Comments=BIOS: USA 2.30,  
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* ?
* HACKS: Recommended, MTVU
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* ?
* Use Directx11 software for best results.  
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|Comments=BIOS: USA v2.30, Speedhacks: MTVU, Use Direct3D11 (Software) for best results. Recommended to use multicore processor, which helps with speed. Good FPS with this game (45-60). See Known Issues.
* Recommended to use multicore processor, which helps with speed. Good FPS with this game (45-60).
 
* see Known Issues
 
 
|Tester=Joder666
 
|Tester=Joder666
 
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|Status=2
 
|Status=2
 
|Region=PAL
 
|Region=PAL
|OS=Windows 7 - 64bit
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|OS=Windows 7 x64
 
|CPU=AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.80 GHz
 
|CPU=AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.80 GHz
|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB
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|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 7770 @ 1 GB
|Revision=1.2.1 r5873
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|Revision=1.2.1 (r5873)
|Graphics=GSdx r5875
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|Graphics=GSdx (r5875)
 
|Sound=
 
|Sound=
* SPU2-X r5830 2.0.0
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* SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5830)
 
* LilyPad 0.11.0
 
* LilyPad 0.11.0
|Comments=BIOS: Europe v2.00
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|Comments=BIOS: Europe v2.00, Needs strong CPU when using software mode. Multiplayer not tested. See above comments and the Known Issues
* needs strong CPU when using software mode
 
* multiplayer not tested
 
* see above comments and the Known Issues
 
 
|Tester=Pyr0
 
|Tester=Pyr0
 
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|Status=2
 
|Status=2
 
|Region=NTSC
 
|Region=NTSC
 
|OS=Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
|OS=Windows 8.1 Professional x64
|CPU=Intel Core i5-4690k 3.5GHz
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|CPU=Intel Core i5-4690K @ 3.50 GHz
|GPU=nVidia GTX970 4GB
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 @ 4 GB
|Revision=1.3.1-530-g62beb3a
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|Revision=1.3.1 (git r530 g62beb3a)
|Graphics=GSDX
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|Graphics=GSdx
* DirectX 11 Hardware, 6x Resolution (See Comments)
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* Renderer: Direct3D11 (Hardware)
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* Internal Resolution: 6x Native
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* '''Hardware Hacks''':
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** Skipdraw: 4
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</spoiler>
 
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|Sound=
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* SPU2-X 2.0.0
* LilyPad 20150614102702 0.11.0
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* LilyPad 0.11.0
|Comments=BIOS: USA 2.2.0(10/02/2006)
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|Comments=BIOS: USA v2.20, 30-40 FPS average.
* HW Hacks, Skipdraw = 4
 
* No Speedhacks, No Game Fixes - Presets Disabled
 
* Completed the entire game with minimal crashing.
 
 
|Tester=INVALID_STRING_NAME
 
|Tester=INVALID_STRING_NAME
 
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|Region=PAL
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|OS=Windows 10 Pro x64
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|CPU=AMD Ryzen R7 1700X @ 3.40 GHz
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 @ 4 GB
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|Revision=1.4.0
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|Graphics=GSdx
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<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
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* Renderer: Direct3D11 (Hardware)
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* Internal Resolution: 6x Native
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* '''Hardware Hacks:'''
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** Skipdraw: 4
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</spoiler>
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* SPU2-X 2.0.0
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* LilyPad 0.11.0
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|Comments=BIOS: Europe v2.00, Do not use a custom resolution. It won't work. The main menu will lag, but once in the game it runs smooth. 40-50 FPS average.
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|Tester=WonderingDane
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|Status=2
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|Region=NTSC-U
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|OS=Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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|CPU=Intel Core i3-4170 @ 3.70 GHz
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti
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|Revision=v1.5.0 (dev-2207)
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<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
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* Preset: 2 - Safe
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</spoiler>
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|Graphics=GSdx 1.1.0 AVX2
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<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
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* Renderer: OpenGL (Hardware)
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* Internal Resolution: 2x Native
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* CRC Hack Level: Partial
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* Blending Unit Accuracy: Basic
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* '''Hardware Hacks:'''
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** Fast Texture Invalidation
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** Skipdraw: 4
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</spoiler>
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|Sound=
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* SPU2-X 2.0.0
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* LilyPad 0.12.1
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|Comments=BIOS: USA 2.30, Full speed 60 FPS 95% of the time.
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|Tester=Nelandrei30
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|Region=NTSC-U
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|OS=Windows 10
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|CPU=i5 4670K @ 4.20 GHz
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|GPU=GTX 980Ti
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|Revision=v1.5.0 (dev-2263)
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<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
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* Preset: 3 - Balanced
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* '''Speedhacks:'''
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** MTVU: ✓
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</spoiler>
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|Graphics=GSdx 1.1.0 AVX2
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* Renderer: OpenGL (Hardware)
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* Internal Resolution: 4x Native
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* CRC Hack Level: Partial
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* Blending Unit Accuracy: High
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* '''Hardware Hacks:'''
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** Fast Texture Invalidation
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** Skipdraw: 4
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* '''Shader Configuration:'''
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** Shade Boost: ✓
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</spoiler>
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* SPU2-X 2.0.0
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* LilyPad 0.12.1
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|Comments=BIOS: USA 2.30, Full speed 60 FPS 95% of the time. Rarely drops to 55.
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|Tester=Fenris
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|IssueLevel=1
 
|Description=Only half of the screen is displayed.  
 
|Description=Only half of the screen is displayed.  
|Workaround=Half screen bug in hardware mode is fixed by using software mode.
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|IssueLevel=1
|Description=Game might crash after a certain amount of time
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|Description=Game might eventually crash when playing in longer sessions.
|Workaround=Use 4 GB patch to avoid game crashes. http://www.ntcore.com/4gb_patch.php
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Latest revision as of 18:28, 7 September 2018

Champions of Norrath
Champions of norrath boxart.png
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Blood and Gore, Violence)
PEGI rating: 12+
Game supports multi-tap
Game supports headset
Widescreen patch available
CPU intensive game
Supports up to four local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52325 & SLUS-20565 & SLUS-20565GH & SLUS-29088 & SLES-52373
German: SLES-52325
French: SLES-52325
Spanish: SLES-52373
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20565
SLUS-20565GH (Greatest Hits)
SLUS-29088 (Demo)
Release date: February 10, 2004
2005 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: 90E66BC5
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52325
SLES-52373
Release date: June 25, 2004
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Snowblind Studios
Publisher(s): Sony Online Entertainment
Genre: Action, RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic85/100
Game description: Discover what it takes to become a champion. From the makers of EverQuest comes Champions of Norrath, an action RPG that allows you to create your own hero, journey across fantastic lands and play against others online. Customize your champion's powers, appearance and abilities. Battle vicious orcs and goblins using deadly spells or fierce weapons. Play alone, or with up to three players via Multitap or the Internet. Do anything you can to prove you have the heart of a champion.
Champions of Norrath features a traditional role-playing video game storyline, in which the player acts as a hero who must save the world via a series of quests and battles. Divided into five acts, the game begins with a quest to assist the elves in their war against the orcs, who have formed an alliance with goblins (which is strange to the citizens of Norrath). However in later acts, the player must eventually travel to the underworld and beyond thanks to the antics created by the strange orc leader and his contacts. The game takes place in the focal world of the EverQuest universe known as Norrath, prior to the events of the first EverQuest online RPG, which was itself prior to "The Shattering" of the moon Luclin.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7-990X Extreme @ 3.47 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 6670
1.0.0 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  •  ?
BIOS: USA v2.30, Speedhacks: MTVU. Game works, but in Software mode. Use Direct3D11 (Software) for best results. Requires 4 GB patch to avoid game crashes. Recommended to use multicore processor, which helps with speed (set number of cores to use under software mode settings). Good FPS with this game (45-60). Half screen bug in hardware mode is fixed by using Software mode.
NTSC-U ?
  • Intel Core i7-990X Extreme @ 3.47 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 6670
1.0.0 ?
  •  ?
  •  ?
BIOS: USA v2.30, Speedhacks: MTVU, Use Direct3D11 (Software) for best results. Recommended to use multicore processor, which helps with speed. Good FPS with this game (45-60). See Known Issues. Joder666
PAL Windows 7 x64
  • AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.80 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 7770 @ 1 GB
1.2.1 (r5873) GSdx (r5875)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5830)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
BIOS: Europe v2.00, Needs strong CPU when using software mode. Multiplayer not tested. See above comments and the Known Issues Pyr0
NTSC Windows 8.1 Professional x64
  • Intel Core i5-4690K @ 3.50 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 @ 4 GB
1.3.1 (git r530 g62beb3a) GSdx
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
BIOS: USA v2.20, 30-40 FPS average. INVALID_STRING_NAME
PAL Windows 10 Pro x64
  • AMD Ryzen R7 1700X @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 @ 4 GB
1.4.0 GSdx
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
BIOS: Europe v2.00, Do not use a custom resolution. It won't work. The main menu will lag, but once in the game it runs smooth. 40-50 FPS average. WonderingDane
NTSC-U Windows 7 Ultimate x64
  • Intel Core i3-4170 @ 3.70 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti
v1.5.0 (dev-2207)
GSdx 1.1.0 AVX2
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: USA 2.30, Full speed 60 FPS 95% of the time. Nelandrei30
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • i5 4670K @ 4.20 GHz
  • GTX 980Ti
v1.5.0 (dev-2263)
GSdx 1.1.0 AVX2
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: USA 2.30, Full speed 60 FPS 95% of the time. Rarely drops to 55. Fenris


Fixed Issues

Half-Screen bug

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Only half of the screen is displayed.
  • Workaround: This has been fixed as of at least PCSX2 v1.4.0. For older versions go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, and set Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options. Alternatively go to "Advanced Settings and Hacks" and set Skipdraw to "4".

Game crash

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Game might eventually crash when playing in longer sessions.
  • Workaround: This has been fixed as of at least PCSX2 v1.4.0.


Public compatibility forum links