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{{infobox
 
{{infobox
 
|image            = 20060630050721!Dragon_Quest_VIII_Journey_of_the_Cursed_King.jpeg‎
 
|image            = 20060630050721!Dragon_Quest_VIII_Journey_of_the_Cursed_King.jpeg‎
|caption          = North American box art for Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
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|caption          =
 
|developer        = Level-5
 
|developer        = Level-5
|genre            = Role Playing Game (RPG)
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|publisher        = [[Square Enix]]
|gameinfo          = Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, known in Japan as Dragon Quest VIII Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi (ドラゴンクエストVIII 空と海と大地と呪われし姫君, lit. "Dragon Quest VIII: The Sky, the Ocean, the Earth, and the Cursed Princess") and in PAL regions as Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King, is a role-playing video game developed by Level-5 and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2.
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|genre            = RPG
|wikipedia        = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Quest_VIII Link]
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|wikipedia        = [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Quest_VIII Link]
|reviewlinks      = [http://ps2.ign.com/objects/496/496303.html Link]
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|gamefaqslink      = [https://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/583527-dragon-quest-viii-journey-of-the-cursed-king Link]
|reviewscore      = 9/10
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|reviewlinks      = {{ReviewLink|[http://www.gamerankings.com/ps2/583527-dragon-quest-viii-journey-of-the-cursed-king/index.html GameRankings]|90/100}}, {{ReviewLink|[http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/dragon-quest-viii-journey-of-the-cursed-king Metacritic]|89/100}}
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|gameinfo          = The Dragon Warrior series makes its debut on the PlayStation 2 with Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. You can play as a young guardsman who must fight against a curse that he is mysteriously immune to. Characters in the game are designed by the creator of the Dragonball characters and are cel-shaded to provide an "anime" feel. The game is set in a large 3D world ravaged by the effects of the curse. The game also includes a playable demo of Final Fantasy XII.
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|gpu-intensive    = 1
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|cpu-intensive    = 1
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|eu_rating        = 12+
 +
|eu_rating_text    = Violence, Bad Language
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|au_rating        = PG
 +
|au_rating_text    = Mild fantasy violence, Gambling references
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|na_rating        = T
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|na_rating_text    = Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Simulated Gambling, Suggestive Themes
 +
|japan_rating      = A
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|italian          = SLES-53974
 +
|spanish          = SLES-53974
 +
|french            = SLES-53974
 +
|german            = SLES-53974
 +
|japanese          = SLPM-62490 & SLPM-65888 & SLPM-66481
 +
|english          = SLUS-21207 & SLUS-29157 & SLES-53974 & SLUS-21207GH
 
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|NTSCU            = 1
 
|NTSCU            = 1
|serialsNTSCU      = SLUS 21207
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|serialsNTSCU      = SLUS-21207<br />SLUS-21207GH <small>(Greatest Hits)</small><br />SLUS-29157 <small>(Demo)</small>
 
|CRCsNTSCU        = F4715852
 
|CRCsNTSCU        = F4715852
|releasedateNTSCU  = November 11th, 2005
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|releasedateNTSCU  = November 15, 2005<br />2006 <small>(Greatest Hits)</small>
 
|statusNTSCU      = 2
 
|statusNTSCU      = 2
 
|linuxstatusNTSCU  = 2
 
|linuxstatusNTSCU  = 2
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<!-- PAL props -->
 
|PAL              = 1
 
|PAL              = 1
|serialsPAL        = SLES-53974
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|serialsPAL        = SLES-53974<br />SLES-53974P <small>(Platinum)</small><br />SLED-53977 <small>(Demo)</small>
 
|CRCsPAL          = 945FBF31
 
|CRCsPAL          = 945FBF31
|releasedatePAL    = April 13, 2006
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|releasedatePAL    = April 12, 2006 <small>(Australia)</small><br />April 13, 2006<br />2008 <small>(Platinum)</small>
 
|statusPAL        = 2
 
|statusPAL        = 2
|linuxstatusPAL    =
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|linuxstatusPAL    = 2
 
|macstatusPAL      =
 
|macstatusPAL      =
 
<!-- NTSC-J props -->
 
<!-- NTSC-J props -->
 
|NTSCJ            = 1
 
|NTSCJ            = 1
|serialsNTSCJ      = SLPM-65888
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|serialsNTSCJ      = SLPM-65888<br />SLPM-66481 <small>(Ultimate Hits)</small><br />SCAJ-20110<br />SLPM-62490 <small>(Premium Disc, DQ5 bundle)</small>
 
|CRCsNTSCJ        = 1F3D5031
 
|CRCsNTSCJ        = 1F3D5031
|releasedateNTSCJ  = November 27, 2004
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|releasedateNTSCJ  = November 27, 2004<br />July 20, 2006 <small>(Ultimate Hits)</small>
 
|statusNTSCJ      = 2
 
|statusNTSCJ      = 2
 
|linuxstatusNTSCJ  =
 
|linuxstatusNTSCJ  =
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|OS=?
 
|OS=?
 
|CPU=3.0GHz+ CPU
 
|CPU=3.0GHz+ CPU
|GPU=Radeon HD4870
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|GPU=ATI Radeon HD 4870
|Revision=r1884
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|Revision=pre 0.9.7 beta (r1884)
|Graphics=GSDX 1846
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|Graphics=GSdx (r1846)
|Sound=SPU2-X 1.2.0
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|Sound=
|Comments=Enabling x2 cycle rate and IOP x2 cycle rate may give a slight fps increase. Be sure to enable 8-bit textures in GDSX to get a performance boost.
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* SPU2-X 1.2.0
* Its a very GPU intensive game, nVidia cards will preform better then ATI cards. Be sure to enable 8-bit textures in GDSX.
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* ?
* With a ATI Radeon HD on 1024*768 resolution you will mostly get 60fps but at sometimes it drops down to 55 (mostly in overworld).
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|Comments=Enabling x2 cycle rate and IOP x2 cycle rate may give a slight FPS increase. Be sure to enable 8-bit textures in GSdx to get a performance boost. It's a very GPU intensive game, nVidia cards will preform better then ATI cards. With an ATI Radeon HD on 1024*768 resolution you will mostly get 60 FPS but at sometimes it drops down to 55 (mostly in overworld).
 
|Tester=24.59.33.132
 
|Tester=24.59.33.132
 
}}
 
}}
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|Region=PAL
 
|Region=PAL
 
|OS=Windows 7 Home Premium
 
|OS=Windows 7 Home Premium
|CPU=E4400 Core2 Duo @ 2.4ghz
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|CPU=E4400 Core2 Duo @ 2.40 GHz
|GPU=9600GT
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT
|Revision=Rev 2523
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|Revision=pre 0.9.7 beta (r2523)
|Graphics=GSDX
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|Graphics=GSdx
|Sound=SPU2-X
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|Sound=
 +
* SPU2-X
 +
* ?
 
|Comments=PAL version tested (Australian, non-platinum version) working great! Full FPS nearly everywhere in 1280x1280 in Rev 2523. Oddly enough, 8-bit textures slow down the PAL version a little bit, so make sure to turn them off! All other hacks were turned on full blast (except VU skipping was only 2x)
 
|Comments=PAL version tested (Australian, non-platinum version) working great! Full FPS nearly everywhere in 1280x1280 in Rev 2523. Oddly enough, 8-bit textures slow down the PAL version a little bit, so make sure to turn them off! All other hacks were turned on full blast (except VU skipping was only 2x)
 
|Tester=124.180.6.80
 
|Tester=124.180.6.80
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|Region=NTSC-J
 
|Region=NTSC-J
 
|OS=?
 
|OS=?
|CPU=AMD Phenom II x3 720 @ 3.6GHz
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|CPU=AMD Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.60 GHz
|GPU=ATI Radeon HD4870 1GB version
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|GPU=ATI Radeon HD 4870 @ 1 GB
 
|Revision=0.9.8
 
|Revision=0.9.8
|Graphics=GSDX r4459
+
|Graphics=GSdx (r4459)
 
|Sound=
 
|Sound=
 
* SPU2-X 1.4.0
 
* SPU2-X 1.4.0
 
* LilyPad 0.10.0
 
* LilyPad 0.10.0
|Comments=Enabling EE cycle rate (3) may give a slight fps increase.  
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|Comments=Enabling EE cycle rate (3) may give a slight FPS increase.  
 
|Tester=Machina
 
|Tester=Machina
 +
}}
 +
{{TestingEntry
 +
|Status=2
 +
|Region=NTSC-U
 +
|OS=Windows
 +
|CPU=Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.50 GHz
 +
|GPU=ATI Radeon HD 6970 @ 900/1400
 +
|Revision=1.0.0
 +
|Graphics=GSdx
 +
|Sound=
 +
* SPU2-X
 +
* ?
 +
|Comments=SCPH-70012.bin/v02.00/USA/2004, This can be a demanding game. My graphics card barely held up full speed at 3x. Software mode is required to see Empyria's shadow when going into the Dark Realm.
 +
|Tester={{ForumUser|jlwmanagement}}
 +
}}
 +
{{TestingEntry
 +
|Status=2
 +
|Region=NTSC-U
 +
|OS=Windows
 +
|CPU=Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
 +
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 @ 768 MB
 +
|Revision=1.1.0 (r5480)
 +
|Graphics=GSdx SSE41 (5442)
 +
|Sound=
 +
* SPU2-X 2.0.0
 +
* LilyPad 0.11.0
 +
|Comments=Runs above full speed.
 +
|Tester={{ForumUser|General-Plot}}
 +
}}
 +
{{TestingEntry
 +
|Status=2
 +
|Region=NTSC-U
 +
|OS=Windows
 +
|CPU=Intel Core i5 @ 3.00 GHz
 +
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce 210 @ 512 MB
 +
|Revision=1.2.1 (r5875)
 +
|Graphics=GSdx (r5875)
 +
|Sound=
 +
* SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5830)
 +
*LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5822)
 +
|Comments=EE/VU Rounding: Chop/Zero, Game runs smoothly with no issues.
 +
|Tester={{ForumUser|JBoughter}}
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TestingEntry
 
{{TestingEntry
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|Region=NTSC-U
 
|Region=NTSC-U
 
|OS=Windows 7 Ultimate
 
|OS=Windows 7 Ultimate
|CPU=Intel Core i5-2310 2.90Ghz
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|CPU=Intel Core i5-2310 @ 2.90 GHz
|GPU=Nvidia GTX650 2GB
+
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 @ 2 GB
 
|Revision=1.3.0
 
|Revision=1.3.0
|Graphics=GSDX
+
|Graphics=GSdx
 +
|Sound=
 +
* SPU2-X 2.0.0
 +
* ?
 +
|Comments=Game runs fine at 60 FPS with 2x Scaling, FXAA and Shader FX, 16x Anisotropic Filtering. I activated the WildArmsOffset in HWHacks to fix some glitches texture.
 +
|Tester=Wwsnkneo
 +
}}
 +
{{TestingEntry
 +
|Status=2
 +
|Region=NTSC-U
 +
|OS=Windows 10
 +
|CPU=Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20 GHz
 +
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 @ 6 GB
 +
|Revision=1.5.0 (dev-2445)
 +
|Graphics=GSdx 1.1.0
 
|Sound=SPU2-X 2.0.0
 
|Sound=SPU2-X 2.0.0
|Comments=Game runs fine at 60FPS with 2x Scaling, FXAA and Shader FX, 16x Anisotropic Filtering. I activated the WildArmsOffset in HWHacks to fix some glitches texture.
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|Comments=Game runs at 60+ FPS at all times without noticeable spikes using : x6 Internal Resolution, x8 Anisotropic Filtering, CRC Hack Level on Default. Had to set Round Sprites to Half and Skipdraw to 2 to fix some bugs but nothing game-breaking
|Tester=Wwsnkneo
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|Tester=Wynd
 +
}}
 +
{{TestingEntry
 +
|Status=2
 +
|Region=NTSC-U
 +
|OS=Windows 10 Pro
 +
|CPU=Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.7 GHz
 +
|GPU=Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (8 GB)
 +
|Revision=v1.5.0-dev-3264-gd77d440a0
 +
|Graphics=GSdx 1.1.0 AVX2
 +
<spoiler show="GSdx Settings" hide="Hide">
 +
* Renderer: OpenGL (Hardware)
 +
* Interlacing: Automatic (Default)
 +
* Texture Filtering: Bilinear (PS2)
 +
* Allow 8 bit Textures: Disabled
 +
* Large Framebuffer: Disabled
 +
* Internal Resolution: 6x native (~2160p 4K)
 +
* Anisotropic Filtering: 16x
 +
* Mipmapping: Automatic (Default)
 +
* Automatic CRC Level: Automatic (Default)
 +
* Accurate Date: Fast (Default)
 +
* Accurate Blending: Basic (Recommended)
 +
</spoiler>
 +
<spoiler show="HW Hacks" hide="Hide">
 +
* Disable Safe Features: Enabled
 +
* Round Sprite: Half
 +
</spoiler>
 +
|Sound=
 +
* SPU2-X 2.0.0
 +
* LilyPad 0.12.1
 +
|Comments=
 +
Playable at full speed. Round Sprite on Half fixes artifacts on text when upscaling. As of v1.5.0-dev-2868-gf2f66c02d, requires "Disable Safe Features" to fix character outlines.
 +
* EE/IOP settings at defaults.
 +
* VU settings at defaults.
 +
* Speedhacks at defaults, except MTVU enabled.
 +
|Tester=pandubz
 +
}}
 +
{{TestingEntry
 +
|Status=2
 +
|Region=NTSC-U
 +
|OS=Windows 10
 +
|CPU=Intel Core i5-4460 @ 4.50 GHz
 +
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
 +
|Revision=1.5.0 dev 1646
 +
|Graphics=GSdx 0.1.16 - OpenGL (Hardware)
 +
|Sound=
 +
*SPU2-x 2.0.0
 +
*LilyPad 0.11.0
 +
|Comments=The game runs flawlessly. Don't touch the emulation settings, keeping the safe preset is fine. Use OpenGL (Hardware), set the resolution to anything as long as it's not custom, enable hardware depth, accurate date and basic blending unit accuracy. Go to H/W hacks, set skipdraw to 0, enable Preload Data Frames and set Round Sprite to half or full (I prefer full)
 +
|Tester=Gamesfan34260
 +
}}
 +
{{TestingEntry
 +
|Status=2
 +
|Region=NTSC-U
 +
|OS=Windows 10
 +
|CPU=Intel Core i5-7300HQ @ 2.50 GHz
 +
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti @ 4 GB
 +
|Revision=1.5.0 dev-3310 g24be7785d
 +
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 +
* '''Speedhacks:'''
 +
** Preset: 2 - Safe
 +
** Enable fast CDVD: ✓
 +
** MTVU: ✓
 +
</spoiler>
 +
|Graphics=GSdx 1.1.0 AVX2
 +
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 +
* '''GSdx:'''
 +
** Renderer: OpenGL (Hardware)
 +
** Internal Resolution: 3x Native
 +
* '''HW Hacks:'''
 +
** Disable Safe Features: ✓
 +
** Half-pixel Offset: Special (Texture)
 +
** Round Sprite: Half
 +
</spoiler>
 +
|Sound=
 +
*SPU2-X 2.0.0
 +
*LilyPad 0.12.1
 +
|Comments=Runs perfectly. Compatible with HDLoader. Disable Safe Features removes thick black outlines around characters. Half-pixel Offset set to Special (Texture) thins out the black lines at the edges of the screen, Normal (Vertex) also works but creates a blue line at the top of the screen and makes lines run through certain effects. Round Sprite set to Half removes Text Artifacts.
 +
|Tester=Lumaro
 +
}}
 +
{{TestingEntry
 +
|Status=2
 +
|Region=PAL
 +
|OS=Windows 10
 +
|CPU=AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @ 3.4GHz
 +
|GPU=AMD Radeon RX 580 @ 4 GB
 +
|Revision=1.6.0
 +
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 +
* '''GS Window:'''
 +
** Preset: Uncheck
 +
** Aspect Ratio: Fit to Window
 +
** FMV Aspect Ratio: Off
 +
* '''Speedhacks:'''
 +
** INTC: ✓
 +
** Wait loop Detection: ✓
 +
** Enable fast CDVD: ✓
 +
** mVU: ✓
 +
** MTVU: ✓
 +
</spoiler>
 +
|Graphics=GSdx 1.2.0 AVX2
 +
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 +
* '''GSdx:'''
 +
** Renderer: Direct3D 11 (Hardware)
 +
** Texture Filtering: Bilinear (Forced)
 +
** Internal Resolution: 5x Native
 +
** Anisotropic Filtering: 16x
 +
** CRC Hack Level: Full (Direct3D)
 +
** Blending Accuracy: Basic (Recommended)
 +
* '''HW Hacks:'''
 +
** Disable Safe Features: ✓
 +
** Half-pixel Offset: Special (Texture)
 +
** Round Sprite: Full
 +
</spoiler>
 +
|Sound=
 +
*SPU2-X 2.0.0
 +
*LilyPad 0.12.1
 +
|Comments=This config runs perfectly for me without any bug at the momment, with OpenGL the game has FPS drop in some areas and this setting fixed it for me. Working at June 2020
 +
|Tester=samoisamoi12
 
}}
 
}}
 
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|Region=NTSC
 
|Region=NTSC
 
|OS=Ubuntu 12.04+, Archlinux
 
|OS=Ubuntu 12.04+, Archlinux
|CPU=AMD FX4300
+
|CPU=AMD FX-4300
|GPU=Nvidia GTX 650 Ti, AMD Radeon 6850 and 7850
+
|GPU=multiple
 
|Revision=1.2.2
 
|Revision=1.2.2
 
|Graphics=GSdx
 
|Graphics=GSdx
|Sound=SPU2X SDL
+
|Sound=
|Comments=Catalyst runs faster than Radeon open source but has freezes in Farebury in the church; open source Radeon r600 driver more compatible than radeonsi, but both are very slow; Nvidia closed source is much better; game able to be completed with occasional slowdowns; software mode required in flashback scenes and it will be very slow regardless of gpu driver; you may need to adjust clamps in Farebury to enter Kalderasha's house
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* SPU2-X SDL
 +
* ?
 +
|Comments=GPU's used: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti, AMD Radeon HD 6850 & 7850. Catalyst runs faster than Radeon open source but has freezes in Farebury in the church; open source Radeon r600 driver more compatible than RadeonSI, but both are very slow; Nvidia closed source is much better; game able to be completed with occasional slowdowns; software mode required in flashback scenes and it will be very slow regardless of GPU driver; you may need to adjust clamps in Farebury to enter Kalderasha's house
 
|Tester=DaTankAC
 
|Tester=DaTankAC
 +
}}
 +
{{TestingEntry
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|Status=2
 +
|Region=PAL
 +
|OS=Linux Mint 19.1
 +
|CPU=Intel Pentium CPU G3258 @ 3.20GHz
 +
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GT710
 +
|Revision=1.4.0
 +
|Graphics=GSdx (GCC 7.3.0, SSE2) 1.0.0 [libGSdx-1.0.0]
 +
|Sound=SPU2-X 2.0.0 [libspu2x-2.0.0]
 +
|Comments=BIOS: Europe v02.00 FPS 48/50 (Pal games run only at 50fps). OpenGL Hardware , Shade Boost all Set to 50, Full Depth Emulation ,Internal Resolution X2 Native , Blending Unit Accuracy Basic , Automatic CRC Level Partial , Speed Hacks Enable INTC Spin Detction Enable Wait Loop Detction mVU Flag Hack. Only player the first level its seems to play fine but more testing might be needed.
 +
|Tester=Logeater
 +
}}
 +
{{TestingEntry
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|Status=2
 +
|Region=NTSC-U
 +
|OS=Manjaro 17.0.2 Gellivara
 +
|CPU=Intel Core i5-7600k
 +
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
 +
|Revision=1.5.0 (dev-2175)
 +
|Graphics=GSdx AVX2
 +
|Sound=
 +
* SPU2-X SDL
 +
* ?
 +
|Comments=Runs pretty much perfectly at 2x native res - 100% speed, slowdowns occur with 3x res although this is down to the GPU.
 +
|Tester={{ForumUser|nijohc}}
 
}}
 
}}
 
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== Trivia ==
 +
* Original names: '''ドラゴンクエストVIII 空と海と大地と呪われし姫君''' (SLPM-65888) & (SLPM-66481), '''ドラゴンクエストVIIIプレミアム映像ディスク''' (SLPM-62490)
 +
* Also known as '''Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi''' (JP), '''Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King''' (EU, AU), Dragon Quest: L'odyssée du roi maudit (EU)
  
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==Known Issues==
 
==Known Issues==
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{{Issue
 +
|IssueName=Empyria's shadow
 +
|IsFixed=0
 +
|IssueLevel=1
 +
|Description=Software mode is required to see Empyria's shadow when going into the Dark Realm
 +
|Workaround=Use software mode there (F9)
 +
}}
  
 
{{Issue
 
{{Issue
|IssueName=Black Box
+
|IssueName=Bad reflection on water/cavewalls
|IsFixed=Use DX11 HW
+
|IsFixed=0
 +
|IssueLevel=0
 +
|Description= There is some square reflection from water and some crystallike reflection on cavewalls.
 +
|Workaround=Use software mode there (F9)
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
{{Issue
 +
|IssueName=Black Boxes
 +
|IsFixed=0
 +
|IssueLevel=0
 +
|AffectedVersions=Prior to v1.5.0-dev-2784-gfce391856
 +
|Description=A black box appears around a character when psyched to maximum Up.
 +
|Workaround=Build v1.5.0-dev-2784-gfce391856 and newer do not include Direct3D9 and will not have this issue. For older builds, go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, and set Renderer to any option but "Direct3D9 (Hardware)".
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
{{Issue
 +
|IssueName=Text Artifacts
 +
|IsFixed=0
 +
|IssueLevel=0
 +
|AffectedVersions=All
 +
|Description=At higher than native resolutions, pseudo-random artifacts appear around the text in dialog boxes and menus.
 +
|Workaround=Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, turn on "Enable HW Hacks", go to Configure Hacks, and set Round Sprite to "Half".
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
{{Issue
 +
|IssueName=Character outlines are blocky and misaligned
 +
|IsFixed=0
 +
|IssueLevel=0
 +
|AffectedVersions=v1.5.0-dev-2868-gf2f66c02d and newer
 +
|Description=Character outlines will appear blocky, oversized and out of place.
 +
|Workaround=Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, turn on "Enable HW Hacks", go to "Advanced Settings and Hacks", and check the "Disable Safe Features" box.
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
{{Issue
 +
|IssueName=Black lines on edge of screen
 +
|IsFixed=0
 +
|IssueLevel=0
 +
|Description=When upscaling, black lines will appear along the bottom and right sides of the screen. The lines will fade/flicker in and out as the camera rotates.
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|Workaround=Keep Internal Resolution at Native, or use a Software renderer. Alternatively, enable Half-pixel Offset to thin them out (small lines will still be present), but this will also break some other effects (water will now have lines going through it).
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}}
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==Fixed Issues==
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{{Issue
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|IssueName=Missing shadows
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|IsFixed=1
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|IssueLevel=0
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|Description=Shadows are missing in hardware mode.
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|Workaround=Resolved in 1.5.0 development builds. For older builds, go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, turn on "Enable HW Hacks", go to Configure Hacks, and set Skipdraw to "1". Or go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, and set Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.
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}}
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{{Issue
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|IssueName=Opaque Sepia Filter during some Cutscenes
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|IsFixed=1
 
|IssueLevel=1
 
|IssueLevel=1
|Description= If one uses DX9 HW and Psych up to maximum tension Black boxes appear around characters
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|AffectedVersions=Prior to 1.5.0
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|Description=Cutscenes that use the sepia filter are corrupted and will become opaque
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|Workaround=Resolved in 1.5.0 development builds. For older builds, go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, turn on "Enable HW Hacks", go to "Advanced Settings and Hacks", and set Skipdraw to "2". Or use any "(Software)" renderer
 
}}
 
}}
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==The gallery==
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File:Dragon_Quest_VIII_Journey_of_the_Cursed_King_Forum_1.jpg|Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (SLPM 65888)
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{{Dragon Quest series}}
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{{ForumLinksList|list=
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*[http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Dragon-Quest-VIII-SLUS-21207-U--28560 Dragon Quest VIII (SLUS 21207) (U)]
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*[http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Dragon-Quest-VIII-SLPM-65888-J Dragon Quest VIII (SLPM 65888) (J)]
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*[http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Dragon-Quest-VIII-Journey-of-the-Cursed-King-SLES-53974-E--30563 Dragon Quest VIII - Journey of the Cursed King (SLES 53974) (E)]}}

Latest revision as of 09:56, 16 June 2020

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
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Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: T (Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Simulated Gambling, Suggestive Themes)
PEGI rating: 12+ (Violence, Bad Language)
OFLC rating: PG (Mild fantasy violence, Gambling references)
Widescreen supported natively
GPU intensive game
CPU intensive game
Languages supported:
English: SLUS-21207 & SLUS-29157 & SLES-53974 & SLUS-21207GH
Japanese: SLPM-62490 & SLPM-65888 & SLPM-66481
German: SLES-53974
French: SLES-53974
Spanish: SLES-53974
Italian: SLES-53974
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21207
SLUS-21207GH (Greatest Hits)
SLUS-29157 (Demo)
Release date: November 15, 2005
2006 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: F4715852
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53974
SLES-53974P (Platinum)
SLED-53977 (Demo)
Release date: April 12, 2006 (Australia)
April 13, 2006
2008 (Platinum)
CRCs: 945FBF31
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65888
SLPM-66481 (Ultimate Hits)
SCAJ-20110
SLPM-62490 (Premium Disc, DQ5 bundle)
Release date: November 27, 2004
July 20, 2006 (Ultimate Hits)
CRCs: 1F3D5031
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Level-5
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: GameRankings90/100, Metacritic89/100
Game description: The Dragon Warrior series makes its debut on the PlayStation 2 with Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. You can play as a young guardsman who must fight against a curse that he is mysteriously immune to. Characters in the game are designed by the creator of the Dragonball characters and are cel-shaded to provide an "anime" feel. The game is set in a large 3D world ravaged by the effects of the curse. The game also includes a playable demo of Final Fantasy XII.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U ?
  • 3.0GHz+ CPU
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870
pre 0.9.7 beta (r1884) GSdx (r1846)
  • SPU2-X 1.2.0
  •  ?
Enabling x2 cycle rate and IOP x2 cycle rate may give a slight FPS increase. Be sure to enable 8-bit textures in GSdx to get a performance boost. It's a very GPU intensive game, nVidia cards will preform better then ATI cards. With an ATI Radeon HD on 1024•768 resolution you will mostly get 60 FPS but at sometimes it drops down to 55 (mostly in overworld). 24.59.33.132
PAL Windows 7 Home Premium
  • E4400 Core2 Duo @ 2.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT
pre 0.9.7 beta (r2523) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  •  ?
PAL version tested (Australian, non-platinum version) working great! Full FPS nearly everywhere in 1280x1280 in Rev 2523. Oddly enough, 8-bit textures slow down the PAL version a little bit, so make sure to turn them off! All other hacks were turned on full blast (except VU skipping was only 2x) 124.180.6.80
NTSC-J ?
  • AMD Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.60 GHz
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 @ 1 GB
0.9.8 GSdx (r4459)
  • SPU2-X 1.4.0
  • LilyPad 0.10.0
Enabling EE cycle rate (3) may give a slight FPS increase. Machina
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.50 GHz
  • ATI Radeon HD 6970 @ 900/1400
1.0.0 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  •  ?
SCPH-70012.bin/v02.00/USA/2004, This can be a demanding game. My graphics card barely held up full speed at 3x. Software mode is required to see Empyria's shadow when going into the Dark Realm.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 @ 768 MB
1.1.0 (r5480) GSdx SSE41 (5442)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs above full speed.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5 @ 3.00 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 210 @ 512 MB
1.2.1 (r5875) GSdx (r5875)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5830)
*LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5822)
EE/VU Rounding: Chop/Zero, Game runs smoothly with no issues.
NTSC-U Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Intel Core i5-2310 @ 2.90 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 @ 2 GB
1.3.0 GSdx
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  •  ?
Game runs fine at 60 FPS with 2x Scaling, FXAA and Shader FX, 16x Anisotropic Filtering. I activated the WildArmsOffset in HWHacks to fix some glitches texture. Wwsnkneo
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 @ 6 GB
1.5.0 (dev-2445) GSdx 1.1.0 SPU2-X 2.0.0 Game runs at 60+ FPS at all times without noticeable spikes using : x6 Internal Resolution, x8 Anisotropic Filtering, CRC Hack Level on Default. Had to set Round Sprites to Half and Skipdraw to 2 to fix some bugs but nothing game-breaking Wynd
NTSC-U Windows 10 Pro
  • Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.7 GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (8 GB)
v1.5.0-dev-3264-gd77d440a0 GSdx 1.1.0 AVX2
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
Playable at full speed. Round Sprite on Half fixes artifacts on text when upscaling. As of v1.5.0-dev-2868-gf2f66c02d, requires "Disable Safe Features" to fix character outlines.

• EE/IOP settings at defaults. • VU settings at defaults. • Speedhacks at defaults, except MTVU enabled.

pandubz
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel Core i5-4460 @ 4.50 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
1.5.0 dev 1646 GSdx 0.1.16 - OpenGL (Hardware)
  • SPU2-x 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
The game runs flawlessly. Don't touch the emulation settings, keeping the safe preset is fine. Use OpenGL (Hardware), set the resolution to anything as long as it's not custom, enable hardware depth, accurate date and basic blending unit accuracy. Go to H/W hacks, set skipdraw to 0, enable Preload Data Frames and set Round Sprite to half or full (I prefer full) Gamesfan34260
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ @ 2.50 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti @ 4 GB
1.5.0 dev-3310 g24be7785d
GSdx 1.1.0 AVX2
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
Runs perfectly. Compatible with HDLoader. Disable Safe Features removes thick black outlines around characters. Half-pixel Offset set to Special (Texture) thins out the black lines at the edges of the screen, Normal (Vertex) also works but creates a blue line at the top of the screen and makes lines run through certain effects. Round Sprite set to Half removes Text Artifacts. Lumaro
PAL Windows 10
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @ 3.4GHz
  • AMD Radeon RX 580 @ 4 GB
1.6.0
GSdx 1.2.0 AVX2
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
This config runs perfectly for me without any bug at the momment, with OpenGL the game has FPS drop in some areas and this setting fixed it for me. Working at June 2020 samoisamoi12



Linlogo.png Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC Ubuntu 12.04+, Archlinux
  • AMD FX-4300
  • multiple
1.2.2 GSdx
  • SPU2-X SDL
  •  ?
GPU's used: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti, AMD Radeon HD 6850 & 7850. Catalyst runs faster than Radeon open source but has freezes in Farebury in the church; open source Radeon r600 driver more compatible than RadeonSI, but both are very slow; Nvidia closed source is much better; game able to be completed with occasional slowdowns; software mode required in flashback scenes and it will be very slow regardless of GPU driver; you may need to adjust clamps in Farebury to enter Kalderasha's house DaTankAC
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 48/50 (Pal games run only at 50fps). OpenGL Hardware , Shade Boost all Set to 50, Full Depth Emulation ,Internal Resolution X2 Native , Blending Unit Accuracy Basic , Automatic CRC Level Partial , Speed Hacks Enable INTC Spin Detction Enable Wait Loop Detction mVU Flag Hack. Only player the first level its seems to play fine but more testing might be needed. Logeater
NTSC-U Manjaro 17.0.2 Gellivara
  • Intel Core i5-7600k
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
1.5.0 (dev-2175) GSdx AVX2
  • SPU2-X SDL
  •  ?
Runs pretty much perfectly at 2x native res - 100% speed, slowdowns occur with 3x res although this is down to the GPU.


Trivia

  • Original names: ドラゴンクエストVIII 空と海と大地と呪われし姫君 (SLPM-65888) & (SLPM-66481), ドラゴンクエストVIIIプレミアム映像ディスク (SLPM-62490)
  • Also known as Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi (JP), Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King (EU, AU), Dragon Quest: L'odyssée du roi maudit (EU)


Known Issues

Empyria's shadow

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Software mode is required to see Empyria's shadow when going into the Dark Realm
  • Workaround: Use software mode there (F9)

Bad reflection on water/cavewalls

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: There is some square reflection from water and some crystallike reflection on cavewalls.
  • Workaround: Use software mode there (F9)

Black Boxes

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Affected Game Versions: Prior to v1.5.0-dev-2784-gfce391856
  • Description: A black box appears around a character when psyched to maximum Up.
  • Workaround: Build v1.5.0-dev-2784-gfce391856 and newer do not include Direct3D9 and will not have this issue. For older builds, go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, and set Renderer to any option but "Direct3D9 (Hardware)".

Text Artifacts

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Affected Game Versions: All
  • Description: At higher than native resolutions, pseudo-random artifacts appear around the text in dialog boxes and menus.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, turn on "Enable HW Hacks", go to Configure Hacks, and set Round Sprite to "Half".

Character outlines are blocky and misaligned

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Affected Game Versions: v1.5.0-dev-2868-gf2f66c02d and newer
  • Description: Character outlines will appear blocky, oversized and out of place.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, turn on "Enable HW Hacks", go to "Advanced Settings and Hacks", and check the "Disable Safe Features" box.

Black lines on edge of screen

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: When upscaling, black lines will appear along the bottom and right sides of the screen. The lines will fade/flicker in and out as the camera rotates.
  • Workaround: Keep Internal Resolution at Native, or use a Software renderer. Alternatively, enable Half-pixel Offset to thin them out (small lines will still be present), but this will also break some other effects (water will now have lines going through it).

Fixed Issues

Missing shadows

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Shadows are missing in hardware mode.
  • Workaround: Resolved in 1.5.0 development builds. For older builds, go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, turn on "Enable HW Hacks", go to Configure Hacks, and set Skipdraw to "1". Or go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, and set Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.

Opaque Sepia Filter during some Cutscenes

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Affected Game Versions: Prior to 1.5.0
  • Description: Cutscenes that use the sepia filter are corrupted and will become opaque
  • Workaround: Resolved in 1.5.0 development builds. For older builds, go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, turn on "Enable HW Hacks", go to "Advanced Settings and Hacks", and set Skipdraw to "2". Or use any "(Software)" renderer

The gallery


Public compatibility forum links