Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
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Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS 21207
Release date: November 11th, 2005
CRCs: F4715852
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Level-5
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Wikipedia.org
Game review links: IGN.com
Game review score: 9/10

Winlogo.png Test configuration on Windows:

PCSX2 version: r1884
Graphics by GDSX: 1846
Sound by SPU2-X: 1.2.0
DVD plugin is Linuz Iso CDVD: 0.9.0
BIOS version: USA v2.0

Comments: Its a very GPU intensive game, nVidia cards will preform better then ATI cards. To play on native res you should at least be using a nVidia 9800GT or a similar performance ATI card. Note that even though DQVIII is a GPU intensive game a dual core CPU clocked at under 3.2GHz will most likely limit performance.


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). Ran on a computer with a 9600GT, E4400 Core2 Duo @ 2.4ghz, and Windows 7 Home Premium, using DX10 mode GSdx. Hack 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.

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: AMD Phenom II x3 720 @ 3.6GHz
GPU: ATI Radeon HD4870 1gb version