Dark Cloud 2

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Developer(s): Level-5
Genre: Role Playing Game (RPG)
Wikipedia: Wikipedia
Game review links: GameSpot
Game review score: 87/100 (Metacritic)
Game description: Experience an epic action/RPG adventure that relies on your innovation as much as exploration and fighting reflexes. In Dark Cloud 2, the sequel to Dark Cloud, you must fight your way through an array of unexplored lands, rebuild worlds with the enhanced Georama and tinker with the new Invention system to completely customize your adventure. Battle through monster-ridden dungeons with two different characters, each with multiple attack forms, special abilities and upgradeable weaponry. Rebuild the present world as well as the future.
Dark Chronicle (ダーククロニクル Dāku Kuronikuru), released as Dark Cloud 2 in North America, is a role-playing video game for the PlayStation 2 video game console. It is the sequel to Dark Cloud, and features similar action role-playing and city-building game mechanics.

Dark Cloud 2
Dark Cloud 2.jpg
North American box art for Dark Cloud 2
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: T (Violence)
PEGI rating: 12+
CPU intensive game
Languages supported:
English: SCES-51190 & SCUS-97213
Japanese: PAPX-90506 & SCPS-15033
German: SCES-51190
French: SCES-51190
Spanish: SCES-51190
Italian: SCES-51190
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SCUS-97213
SCUS-97213GH (Greatest Hits)
SCUS-97229 (Demo)
Release date: February 17, 2003
2004 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: 1DF41F33
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-51190
Release date: September 12, 2003
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SCPS-15033
SCPS-19215 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
SCPS-19306 (PlayStation 2 the Best Reprint)
PAPX-90506 (Demo, Taikenban)
Release date: November 28, 2002
February 26, 2004 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
March 10, 2005 (PlayStation 2 the Best Reprint)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Core2Duo E6750 (Overclocked to 3.2ghz)
  • Radeon 3870 512 MB
r1888 GSDX 1873
  • SPU2-X 1.2.0
  • LilyPad r1853
BIOS: USA v01.60, HACKS: INTC Sync, X1.5 Cycle, IOPx2 Cycle, Status Flag, Working flawlessly, When using upscaled resolutions the camera does not always take shots that are very far away (The Sun or Moon for example) Tillachan
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.3Ghz
  • Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX+
1.0.0 GSdx Wild Arms Offset hack state 1
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Europe v01.70(27/02/2003), Recommended,MTVU, GSdx Wild Arms Offset hack state 1, Works fine. Some text glitches when filtering is on (fixed with GSdx Wild Arms offset hack), some minor texture corruption on distant objects
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5452 GSdx 5442 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs above full speed.


  • Original names: ダーククロニクル (SCPS-15033), ダーククロニクル PlayStation®2 the Best (SCPS-19215) & (SCPS-19306), ダーククロニクル 体験版 (PAPX-90506)
  • Also known as Dark Chronicle (EU, JP)
  • Wide screen patch by miseru99

Known Issues

Extra pixels and lines in HUD and menu items

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The in-game HUD, inventory screen, and some menu options have various extra pixels and black lines, generally around the edges. Some are even apparent in software mode. They get worse if texture filtering is fully checked.
  • Workaround: Using the WildArmsOffset hardware hack half-option fixes most of these but causes the surface of water to stutter and jump around and loading bars to mess up.