Disaster Report

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Disaster Report
Disaster Report Coverart.png
Disaster Report
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20561
Release date: February 15, 2003
CRCs: 7D7D4D9D
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Release date: February 28, 2003
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25113
Release date: April 25, 2002
Windows Status: Ingame
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Irem
Genre: Action Adventure RPG
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disaster_Report
Game review links: http://ps2.ign.com/objects/017/017289.html
Game review score: 6.3/10 (IGN)
Game description: The first in a series of "disaster" games from the Japanese game development company Irem. Also referred to as "SOS: The Final Escape" in Europe and "Zettai Zetsumei Toshi" (絶体絶命都市). Loosely translated, Zettai Zetsumei Toshi means "Desperate Cities". In this game, the player must attempt to survive long enough to be rescued. The player travels through a sinking city in order to find other survivors and to achieve rescue. The game was most notably criticized for its bad localization (notably Agetec's (the company which directed the localization) decision to change everyone's hair to a blonde color and the bad voice-acting). There were also prevalent grammar and spelling mistakes contained in the game, along with a disappointing linearity.

Winlogo.png Test configuration on Windows:

PCSX2 version: PCSX2 0.9.8 r4600
Graphics by GSDX: r4600
Sound by SPU2-X: r4600m
Pad plugin is LilyPad: r4510
DVD plugin is cdvdGigaherz: r4510
BIOS version: SCPH39001

Comments: Runs perfectly. I could find no issues at all with the emulation except for the dialog cursor being missing. This is probably caused by an incorrect Z Buffer. Hack comments: All speedhacks are safe except for high levels of VU Cycle Stealing, which typically causes slowdowns.

  • INTC Spin Detection is safe.
  • Wait Loop Detection is safe.
  • mVU Flag Hack is safe.
  • mVU Block Hack is safe.
  • High levels of VU Cycle Stealing will cause slowdowns, as is typical.
  • EE Cyclerate is safe.

Linlogo.png Test configuration on Linux:

PCSX2 version: untested
Graphics by ZZogl: untested
Sound by SPU2-X: untested

Pclogo.png PC specs used to test the game:

CPU: Intel® Xeon® Processor E5410

(12M Cache, 2.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5770

Comments: Mostly CPU-limited.

Known Issues

Choice Menu Cursor

  • Type: GFX Glitches
  • Affected Game Versions: All (as of r4600)
  • Description: The cursor is missing on dialog boxes in which you have the choice to select a certain action.
  • Solution: This is most likely caused by an incorrect Z Buffer. There is no fix currently.