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{{infobox
 
{{infobox
 
|image            = God of War Front.jpg
 
|image            = God of War Front.jpg
|caption          = NTSC-U cover
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|caption          =
 
|developer        = [[Sony|SCE Santa Monica]]
 
|developer        = [[Sony|SCE Santa Monica]]
 
|publisher        = [[Sony|SCEA]] (US), [[Sony|SCEE]] (EU), [[Sony|SCEI]] (KO), [[Capcom]] (JP), [[Sony|SCE Australia]] (AU)
 
|publisher        = [[Sony|SCEA]] (US), [[Sony|SCEE]] (EU), [[Sony|SCEI]] (KO), [[Capcom]] (JP), [[Sony|SCE Australia]] (AU)
 
|genre            = Action, Adventure
 
|genre            = Action, Adventure
 
|wikipedia        = [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_War_(2005_video_game) Link]
 
|wikipedia        = [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_War_(2005_video_game) Link]
|gamefaqslink      = [http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/919864-god-of-war Link]
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|gamefaqslink      = [https://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/919864-god-of-war Link]
|reviewlinks      = {{ReviewLink|[http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/god-of-war Metacritic]|94/100}}
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|reviewlinks      = {{ReviewLink|[http://www.ign.com/articles/2005/03/18/god-of-war IGN]|9.8/10}}, {{ReviewLink|[https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/god-of-war Metacritic]|94/100}}, {{ReviewLink|[http://www.gamespot.com/god-of-war/reviews/god-of-war-review-6120758/ GameSpot]|9.3/10}}, {{ReviewLink|[https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/r_GodOfWar_ps2 Eurogamer]|9/10}}
 
|gameinfo          = In God of War, the dark world of Greek mythology comes to life right before your eyes. As you take the role of Kratos, a story unfolds with various plot twists and multiple endings that take you through traps, stunts, and puzzles. With a deep combat system built around double chain blade weapons, the game places you in a variety of environments, in which you must fight challenging enemies, swing on ropes, scale mountain cliffs, swim through rivers, and slide down zip lines.<br />
 
|gameinfo          = In God of War, the dark world of Greek mythology comes to life right before your eyes. As you take the role of Kratos, a story unfolds with various plot twists and multiple endings that take you through traps, stunts, and puzzles. With a deep combat system built around double chain blade weapons, the game places you in a variety of environments, in which you must fight challenging enemies, swing on ropes, scale mountain cliffs, swim through rivers, and slide down zip lines.<br />
 
God of War is a single player game that features a third-person perspective view with a fixed camera. The player controls the character Kratos, a Spartan warrior in the service of the Olympian Gods in a mixture of combat, both normal and quick time, with platforming and puzzle game elements. The player guides the protagonist through a long series of tests, trials and mazes to achieve goals. The game is loosely based on Greek mythology, and is set in Ancient Greece.
 
God of War is a single player game that features a third-person perspective view with a fixed camera. The player controls the character Kratos, a Spartan warrior in the service of the Olympian Gods in a mixture of combat, both normal and quick time, with platforming and puzzle game elements. The player guides the protagonist through a long series of tests, trials and mazes to achieve goals. The game is loosely based on Greek mythology, and is set in Ancient Greece.
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|cpu-intensive    = 1
 
|cpu-intensive    = 1
 
|japan_rating      = D
 
|japan_rating      = D
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|japan_rating_text = Violence
 
|ko_rating        = 18
 
|ko_rating        = 18
 
|au_rating        = MA
 
|au_rating        = MA
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|na_rating_text    = Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language
 
|na_rating_text    = Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language
 
<!-- Language props -->
 
<!-- Language props -->
|italian          = SCES-53133
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|italian          = SCES-53133 & SCED-53431
|spanish          = SCES-53133
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|spanish          = SCES-53133 & SCED-53431
|french            = SCES-53133
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|french            = SCES-53133 & SCED-53431
|german            = SCES-53133
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|german            = SCES-53133 & SCED-53431
|english          = SCES-53133 & SCUS-97399 & SCUS-97467
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|english          = SCES-53133 & SCUS-97399 & SCUS-97467 & SCED-53431
|korean            = SCKA-30002
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|korean            = SCKA-30002 & SCKA-30003
 
|japanese          = SLPM-67010 & SLPM-67011 & SLPM-67012 & SLPM-66167
 
|japanese          = SLPM-67010 & SLPM-67011 & SLPM-67012 & SLPM-66167
 
<!-- NTSC-U props -->
 
<!-- NTSC-U props -->
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<!-- PAL props -->
 
<!-- PAL props -->
 
|PAL              = 1
 
|PAL              = 1
|serialsPAL        = SCES-53133<br />SCES-53133/P <small>(Platinum)</small><br />SCES-51533
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|serialsPAL        = SCES-53133<br />SCES-53133/P <small>(Platinum)</small><br />SCES-51533<br />SCED-53431 <small>(Demo)</small>
 
|CRCsPAL          = FB0E6D72
 
|CRCsPAL          = FB0E6D72
 
|releasedatePAL    = July 8, 2005<br />January 13, 2006 <small>(Platinum)</small><br />March 23, 2006 <small>(Platinum, Australia)</small><br />2005 <small>(Australia)</small>
 
|releasedatePAL    = July 8, 2005<br />January 13, 2006 <small>(Platinum)</small><br />March 23, 2006 <small>(Platinum, Australia)</small><br />2005 <small>(Australia)</small>
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<!-- NTSC-J props -->
 
<!-- NTSC-J props -->
 
|NTSCJ            = 1
 
|NTSCJ            = 1
|serialsNTSCJ      = SCKA-30002<br />SLPM-67010<br />SLPM-67011 <small>(CapKore)</small><br />SLPM-67012 <small>(Best Price)</small><br />SCAJ-30010<br />SLPM-66167
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|serialsNTSCJ      = SCKA-30002 <small>(Korea)</small><br />SLPM-67010<br />SCKA-30003 <small>(BigHit Series, Korea)</small><br />SLPM-67011 <small>(CapKore)</small><br />SLPM-67012 <small>(Best Price)</small><br />SCAJ-30010<br />SLPM-66167
 
|CRCsNTSCJ        =
 
|CRCsNTSCJ        =
 
|releasedateNTSCJ  = August 18, 2005 <small>(Korea)</small><br />November 17, 2005<br />June 30, 2006 <small>(BigHit Series, Korea)</small><br />September 28, 2006 <small>(CapKore)</small><br />September 6, 2007 <small>(Best Price)</small>
 
|releasedateNTSCJ  = August 18, 2005 <small>(Korea)</small><br />November 17, 2005<br />June 30, 2006 <small>(BigHit Series, Korea)</small><br />September 28, 2006 <small>(CapKore)</small><br />September 6, 2007 <small>(Best Price)</small>
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|Region=NTSC-U
 
|Region=NTSC-U
 
|OS=?
 
|OS=?
|CPU=AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.10 GHz   
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|CPU=AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ @ 3.10 GHz   
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT 1GB
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT @ 1 GB
 
|Revision=0.9.7 (SVN r3113)
 
|Revision=0.9.7 (SVN r3113)
 
|Graphics=GSdx SSE2 (r3068)
 
|Graphics=GSdx SSE2 (r3068)
|Sound=SPU2-X 1.4.0 (r3117)
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|Sound=
|Comments=BIOS: USA v02.20, GSdx plugin settings : Try to enable Native tick and disable any others. Speed hacks settings : Try to enable everything. VU Cycle Stealing causes huge speed up, but Kratus blinks.
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* SPU2-X 1.4.0 (r3117)
 +
* ?
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|Comments=
 +
BIOS: USA v02.20, GSdx plugin settings : Try to enable Native tick and disable any others. Speed hacks settings : Try to enable everything. VU Cycle Stealing causes huge speed up, but Kratus blinks.
 
|Tester=Squall*
 
|Tester=Squall*
 
}}
 
}}
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|Region=NTSC-U
 
|Region=NTSC-U
 
|OS=?
 
|OS=?
|CPU=Intel Core2 Duo @ 3.20 GHz or I3/I5/I7 @ 2.70 GHZ
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|CPU=Intel Core2 Duo @ 3.20 GHz
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT 1GB
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT @ 1 GB
 
|Revision=0.9.8 (r4895)
 
|Revision=0.9.8 (r4895)
 
|Graphics=GSdx SSE4 (r4895)
 
|Graphics=GSdx SSE4 (r4895)
|Sound=SPU2-X 2.0 (r4872)
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|Sound=
|Comments=BIOS: USA v02.00, Try to enable Native ( weak GPU )  Emulation Settings : try to enable those speedhacks :  VU Cycle Stealing( which  causes huge speed up, and cause fake FPS (slider2/3)) recomended Speedhacks specially MTVU ( if you're on triple core or higher may cause a decent increase on dual cores ) don't use EE Cycling minimum speed will cause increase stuttering FMVs.
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* SPU2-X 2.0 (r4872)
 +
* ?
 +
|Comments=BIOS: USA v02.00
 +
<spoiler show="Show comment" hide="Hide comment">
 +
Try to enable Native ( weak GPU )  Emulation Settings : try to enable those speedhacks :  VU Cycle Stealing( which  causes huge speed up, and cause fake FPS (slider2/3)) recomended Speedhacks specially MTVU ( if you're on triple core or higher may cause a decent increase on dual cores ) don't use EE Cycling minimum speed will cause increase stuttering FMVs.
 +
</spoiler>
 
|Tester=Abdo123
 
|Tester=Abdo123
 
}}
 
}}
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|Revision=0.9.9 (r5128)
 
|Revision=0.9.9 (r5128)
 
|Graphics=GSDX SSE4.1 (r5133)
 
|Graphics=GSDX SSE4.1 (r5133)
|Sound=SPU2-X 2.0 (r5112)
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|Sound=
|Comments=With 5x resolution I get 50 FPS super stable! Recomended speedhacks on, Automatic Gamefixes on , MTVU on, GSdx: Direct3D11, Texture Filtering, hardware hacks: Half-pixel Offset. Change NTSC framerate to 50 FPS or lower, change in Pcsx2_vm.ini
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* SPU2-X 2.0 (r5112)
 +
* ?
 +
|Comments=
 +
With 5x resolution I get 50 FPS super stable! Recomended speedhacks on, Automatic Gamefixes on , MTVU on, GSdx: Direct3D11, Texture Filtering, hardware hacks: Half-pixel Offset. Change NTSC framerate to 50 FPS or lower, change in Pcsx2_vm.ini
 
|Tester=Heltonxl
 
|Tester=Heltonxl
 
}}
 
}}
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|OS=Windows
 
|OS=Windows
 
|CPU=Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
 
|CPU=Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 768MB
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 @ 768 MB
 
|Revision=1.1.0 (r5480)
 
|Revision=1.1.0 (r5480)
 
|Graphics=GSdx SSE41 (r5442)
 
|Graphics=GSdx SSE41 (r5442)
 
|Sound=
 
|Sound=
*SPU2-X 2.0.0
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* SPU2-X 2.0.0
*LilyPad 0.11.0
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* LilyPad 0.11.0
 
|Comments=Runs near full speed.
 
|Comments=Runs near full speed.
 
|Tester={{ForumUser|General-Plot}}
 
|Tester={{ForumUser|General-Plot}}
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|Status=2
 
|Status=2
 
|Region=NTSC-U
 
|Region=NTSC-U
|OS=Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate
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|OS=Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
|CPU=AMD FX-4100 Black Edition @ 3.60 GHz
 
|CPU=AMD FX-4100 Black Edition @ 3.60 GHz
 
|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 7750 1 GB GDDR5
 
|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 7750 1 GB GDDR5
 
|Revision=1.2.1 (r5875)  
 
|Revision=1.2.1 (r5875)  
 
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
Speedhacks: EE Cyclerate - 2, VU Cycle Stealing - 2, INTC Spin Detection - Enabled, Wait Loop Detection - Enabled, mVU Flag Hack - Enabled and MTVU - Enabled. 
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* '''Speedhacks:'''
 +
** INTC Spin Detection: ✓
 +
** Wait Loop Detection: ✓
 +
** mVU Flag Hack: ✓
 +
** MTVU: ✓
 +
** EE Cyclerate: 2
 +
** VU Cycle Stealing: 2
 
</spoiler>
 
</spoiler>
 
|Graphics=GSdx SSE4 0.1.16 (r5875)
 
|Graphics=GSdx SSE4 0.1.16 (r5875)
|Sound= SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5830)
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|Sound=
|Comments=The entire game was played at 2x Native Resolution, with Shade Boost, FXAA and FX Shader options all enabled, at a solid 60 FPS (with very rare drops) in Direct3D11 Hardware mode. The game is fully playable, and all the Bonus features you unlock after completing the game work. '''NOTE :''' Shadows on Kratos and enemies cannot be seen. The Hades section is missing some effects resulting in a washed out look.
+
* SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5830)
 +
* ?
 +
|Comments=
 +
The game is fully playable, and all the Bonus features you unlock after completing the game work.
 +
<spoiler show="Show comment" hide="Hide comment">
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The entire game was played at 2x Native Resolution, with Shade Boost, FXAA and FX Shader options all enabled, at a solid 60 FPS (with very rare drops) in Direct3D11 Hardware mode. '''NOTE :''' Shadows on Kratos and enemies cannot be seen. The Hades section is missing some effects resulting in a washed out look.
 +
</spoiler>
 
|Tester=digital_devil
 
|Tester=digital_devil
 
}}
 
}}
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|CPU=Intel Core i5-3330
 
|CPU=Intel Core i5-3330
 
|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 6850
 
|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 6850
|Revision=1.3 (SVN r5932)
+
|Revision=1.3 (svn r5932)
 
|Graphics=GSdx
 
|Graphics=GSdx
 
|Sound=
 
|Sound=
*SPU2-X
+
* SPU2-X
*?
+
* ?
 
|Comments=USA v02.20(10/02/2006), No Bugs.
 
|Comments=USA v02.20(10/02/2006), No Bugs.
 
|Tester={{ForumUser|DESTRUIDOR}}
 
|Tester={{ForumUser|DESTRUIDOR}}
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|Region=NTSC-U
 
|Region=NTSC-U
 
|OS=Windows
 
|OS=Windows
|CPU=Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67 GHz (3.00 GHz OC)
+
|CPU=Intel Core i5-750 OC @ 3.00 GHz
|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 5850 1024MB
+
|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 5850 @ 1 GB
|Revision=1.3.0 Git 2014/08/30 (v1.21-549)
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|Revision=1.3.0 (git 2014-08-30)
 
|Graphics=GSdx SSE41 0.1.16
 
|Graphics=GSdx SSE41 0.1.16
 
|Sound=
 
|Sound=
*SPU2-X 2.0.0
+
* SPU2-X 2.0.0
*LilyPad 0.11.0
+
* LilyPad 0.11.0
|Comments=US v02.00(14/06/2004), Defaults + MTVU (Multi-Threaded microVU1). Run at max speed (60 FPS) with a few rare slowdowns (45-50 FPS) using also 1920x1080 resolution. In Hardware mode shadows from main character and creatures are not displayed. The same also happen with the fog effect. In Software mode both works fine.
+
|Comments=
 +
US v02.00(14/06/2004), Defaults + MTVU (Multi-Threaded microVU1). Run at max speed (60 FPS) with a few rare slowdowns (45-50 FPS) using also 1920x1080 resolution. In Hardware mode shadows from main character and creatures are not displayed. The same also happen with the fog effect. In Software mode both works fine.
 
|Tester={{ForumUser|Altomar}}
 
|Tester={{ForumUser|Altomar}}
 
}}
 
}}
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|Status=2
 
|Status=2
 
|Region=NTSC
 
|Region=NTSC
|OS=Windows 8.1 Professional x64
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|OS=Windows 8.1 Pro x64
|CPU=Intel Core i5-4690k 3.50 GHz
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|CPU=Intel Core i5-4690k @ 3.50 GHz
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB
+
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 @ 4 GB
|Revision=1.3.1-530-g62beb3a
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|Revision=1.3.1 (r530 g62beb3a)
 
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
Speedhacks: INTC Spin Detection, Wait Loop Detection, mVU Flag Hack and MTVU
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* '''Speedhacks:'''
 +
** INTC Spin Detection: ✓
 +
** Wait Loop Detection: ✓
 +
** mVU Flag Hack: ✓
 +
** MTVU: ✓
 
</spoiler>
 
</spoiler>
 
|Graphics=GSdx
 
|Graphics=GSdx
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* Renderer: Direct3D11 (Hardware)
 
* Renderer: Direct3D11 (Hardware)
 
* Internal Resolution: 6x Native
 
* Internal Resolution: 6x Native
* HW Hacks: Skipdraw = 2, Alpha, Half-pixel Offset and Auto-skip depth enabled.
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* '''HW Hacks:'''
 +
** Skipdraw: 2
 +
** Alpha: ✓
 +
** Half-pixel Offset: ✓
 +
** Auto-skip depth: ✓
 
</spoiler>
 
</spoiler>
 
|Sound=
 
|Sound=
* SPU2-X 2.0.0 (20150614102702)
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* SPU2-X 2.0.0 (2015-06-14)
* LilyPad 0.11.0 (20150614102702)
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* LilyPad 0.11.0 (2015-06-14)
|Comments=
+
|Comments=BIOS: USA 2.2.0(10/02/2006), Completed the entire game with no crashing.
* BIOS: USA 2.2.0(10/02/2006)
 
* Completed the entire game with no crashing.
 
 
|Tester=INVALID_STRING_NAME
 
|Tester=INVALID_STRING_NAME
 
}}
 
}}
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|Revision=1.4.0 (2016-08-01)
 
|Revision=1.4.0 (2016-08-01)
 
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
* Speedhacks: EE=0, VU=0, INTC Spin Detection, Wait Loop Detection, mVU Flag Hack and MTVU enabled
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* '''System tab:'''
* GS Window: Fit to window/screen
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** Enable Widescreen Patches: ✓
* System: (enable widescreen patches: active)
+
* '''Speedhacks:'''
 +
** INTC Spin Detection: ✓
 +
** Wait Loop Detection: ✓
 +
** mVU Flag Hack: ✓
 +
** MTVU: ✓
 +
** EE Cyclerate: 0
 +
** VU Cycle Stealing: 0
 +
* '''GS Window:'''
 +
** GS Window: Fit to window/screen
 
</spoiler>
 
</spoiler>
|Graphics=GSdx, AVX or SSE4
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|Graphics=GSdx AVX/SSE4
 
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 
* Renderer: OpenGL (Hardware)
 
* Renderer: OpenGL (Hardware)
 
* Internal Resolution: 3x Native
 
* Internal Resolution: 3x Native
 
* Anisotropic Filtering: 16x
 
* Anisotropic Filtering: 16x
* CRC Hack Level: None (Debug)
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* CRC Hack Level: None
* Hardware Depth: enabled
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* Hardware Depth:
* Blending Unit Accuracy: High  
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* Blending Unit Accuracy: High
* HW hacks enabled: TC Offset X:337, TC Offset Y:337
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* '''HW Hacks:'''
 +
** TC Offset X: 337
 +
** TC Offset Y: 337
 
</spoiler>
 
</spoiler>
|Sound=SPU2-X 2016-08-01
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|Sound=
|Comments=BIOS: USA 2.2.0
+
* SPU2-X (2016-08-01)
 +
* ?
 +
|Comments=BIOS: USA 2.2.0, Fully playable with solid performance 50-60 FPS.
 +
<spoiler show="Show comment" hide="Hide comment">
 
* "OpenGL (Hardware)" for shadows and fog working, Blending Unit Accuracy on High along with CRC this emulates shadows and volumetric fog (video card compatible with OpenGl 4.5 req.), TC Offset X:337, TC Offset Y:337 (removes vertical lines and bad effects). Edit: If you manage to run it at "4x native" resolution, change the TC offset to "370" in X and Y.
 
* "OpenGL (Hardware)" for shadows and fog working, Blending Unit Accuracy on High along with CRC this emulates shadows and volumetric fog (video card compatible with OpenGl 4.5 req.), TC Offset X:337, TC Offset Y:337 (removes vertical lines and bad effects). Edit: If you manage to run it at "4x native" resolution, change the TC offset to "370" in X and Y.
 
* Completed the entire game in HD with the shadows and fog correctly emulated.
 
* Completed the entire game in HD with the shadows and fog correctly emulated.
* Fully playable with solid performance 50-60 FPS.
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</spoiler>
 
|Tester=Desran1010
 
|Tester=Desran1010
 
}}
 
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|Region=NTSC-U
 
|Region=NTSC-U
 
|OS=Windows 10
 
|OS=Windows 10
|CPU=i3-4170 @ 3.7GHz
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|CPU=Intel Core i3-4170 @ 3.70 GHz
|GPU=NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti
+
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
|Revision=1.5.0 dev-2240
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|Revision=1.5.0 (dev-2240)
 
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 
* Speedhacks:
 
* Speedhacks:
 +
** INTC Spin Detection: ✓
 +
** Wait Loop Detection: ✓
 +
** mVU Flag Hack: ✓
 +
** MTVU: ✓
 
** EE Cyclerate: 0
 
** EE Cyclerate: 0
 
** VU Cycle Stealing: 0
 
** VU Cycle Stealing: 0
* Other Hacks:
 
** INTC Spin Detection enabled.
 
** Wait Loop Detection enabled.
 
** FastDVD disabled.
 
* microVU Hacks
 
** mVU flag enabled
 
** mtVU enabled
 
 
</spoiler>
 
</spoiler>
|Graphics=GSdx 1.1.0 AVX2
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|Graphics=GSdx AVX2 1.1.0
 
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 
* Renderer: OpenGL (Hardware)
 
* Renderer: OpenGL (Hardware)
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* SPU2-X 2.0.0
 
* SPU2-X 2.0.0
 
* LilyPad 0.12.1
 
* LilyPad 0.12.1
|Comments=BIOS: USA 1.60, Playable with full 60FPS. I have noticed a total freeze occur during the third phase of Ares Boss fight and the growls would just loop on and on. This could possibly be due to mtVU since it is warned it may cause hanging, though not fully certain. This issue has also in fact been experienced by some others on real PS2s, so it is possibly just a bad bug. I suggest using save states in case this ever happens. I have tested this with mtVU disabled and I can't say whether it has alleviated the issue or not, but performance seems to still be pretty decent. I suggest disabling mtVU to be on the safer side. Do use OpenGL (Hardware) or software rendering of any backend to render shadows. OpenGL (Hardware) is much more demanding on the GPU than other hardware backends. Disabling Framebuffer helps however. A GTX 750 Ti is able to run it at 720p maximum.
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|Comments=BIOS: USA 1.60, Playable with full 60FPS.  
 +
<spoiler show="Show comment" hide="Hide comment">
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I have noticed a total freeze occur during the third phase of Ares Boss fight and the growls would just loop on and on. This could possibly be due to mtVU since it is warned it may cause hanging, though not fully certain. This issue has also in fact been experienced by some others on real PS2s, so it is possibly just a bad bug. I suggest using save states in case this ever happens. I suggest enabling mtVU because without it, the game is unable to maintain 60fps in heavy battles. Do use OpenGL (Hardware) or software rendering of any backend to render shadows. OpenGL (Hardware) is much more demanding on the GPU than other hardware backends. Disabling Framebuffer helps however. A GTX 750 Ti is able to run it at 720p maximum.
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</spoiler>
 
|Tester=Skryptonyte
 
|Tester=Skryptonyte
 +
}}
 +
{{TestingEntry
 +
|Status=2
 +
|Region=NTSC-U
 +
|OS=Windows 10
 +
|CPU=Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20 GHz
 +
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
 +
|Revision=1.5.0 (dev-2350)
 +
<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
 +
Safe preset
 +
* Speedhacks:
 +
** INTC Spin Detection: ✓
 +
** Wait Loop Detection: ✓
 +
** mVU Flag Hack: ✓
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** EE Cyclerate: 0
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** VU Cycle Stealing: 0
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|Graphics=GSdx AVX2 1.1.0
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<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
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* Renderer: OpenGL (Hardware)
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* Internal Resolution: 5x Native
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* Anisotropic Filtering: 16x
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* CRC Hack Level: None
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* Enable HW Hacks + Round Sprite: Half
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* Blending Unit Accuracy: High
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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, Playable with full 60FPS, shadows working and no visual artifacts.
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|Tester=silverkid
 
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|OS=?
 
|OS=?
|CPU=Intel Core2 Duo @ 3.33 GHz
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|CPU=Intel Core2Duo @ 3.33 GHz
 
|GPU=?
 
|GPU=?
|Revision=pre-0.9.7 beta r1736
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|Revision=pre-0.9.7 beta (r1736)
 
|Graphics=ZZogl 182
 
|Graphics=ZZogl 182
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|OS=Debian 8 Testing (Linux 4.1.6-amd64)
 
|CPU=Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40 GHz
 
|CPU=Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40 GHz
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST @ 2 GB
|Revision=1.3.1 GIT 1094 gf062b0f
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|Revision=1.3.1 (git r1094 gf062b0f)
|Graphics=GSdx (GCC 5.2.1, SSE2) 1.0.0
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|Graphics=GSdx SSE2 1.0.0
 
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* SPU2-X 2.0.0
 
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* OnePAD 0-Dev 1.1.0
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|Comments=BIOS: Europe v02.00, Preset: Safest. Runs full speed.
* BIOS: Europe v02.00 (04/11/2004)
 
* Preset: Safest
 
* Runs full speed.
 
 
|Tester=Beta Version BY
 
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==Known Issues==
 
==Known Issues==
 +
{{Issue
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|IssueName=Multiple evenly spaced black vertical lines across screen
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|IsFixed=0
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|IssueLevel=0
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|Description=Multiple black vertical lines span across the screen [https://i.redd.it/xlavu0mp4ae51.png image].
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|Workaround=Go to Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings. Enable HW Hacks and in advanced settings set trilinear filtering to trilinear then half pixel offset to special ([https://www.reddit.com/r/PCSX2/comments/i1ib5n/vertical_lines_in_god_of_war1_those_are_my/ credit].
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|IssueName=Kratos blinkin
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|IssueName=Misaligned black rectangle at bottom of FMV scenes
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|IsFixed=0
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|IssueLevel=0
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|Description=During FMV scenes, a black rectangle obscures part of the bottom of the image, usually in one of the corners
 +
|Workaround=In the in-game main menu, select Options and ensure "Progressive Scan" is set to "Off".  Note that only the NTSC version of the game has this menu option - there is no known fix for the PAL version. Also using an older 1.4.0 GSdx DLL in 1.6.0 PCSX2 version will fix this issue. No fix for 1.7.0 since it does not use plugins.
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}}
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==Fixed Issues==
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{{Issue
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|IssueName=Kratos blinking
 
|IsFixed=1
 
|IsFixed=1
 
|IssueLevel=-1
 
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|Workaround=Has been fixed since at least PCSX2 v1.0.0. For older versions go to Config > Emulation Settings > Speedhacks tab, and set the "VU Cycle Stealing" speedhack back to 0.
 
|Workaround=Has been fixed since at least PCSX2 v1.0.0. For older versions go to Config > Emulation Settings > Speedhacks tab, and set the "VU Cycle Stealing" speedhack back to 0.
 
}}
 
}}
 
  
 
==The gallery==
 
==The gallery==

Revision as of 06:34, 31 July 2021

God of War
God of War Front.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: D (Violence)
ESRB rating: M (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language)
PEGI rating: 18+ (Violence)
OFLC rating: MA (Strong violence, Sexual references)
GRB rating: 18
Widescreen supported natively
Widescreen patch available
Progressive scan supported
CPU intensive game
Languages supported:
English: SCES-53133 & SCUS-97399 & SCUS-97467 & SCED-53431
Japanese: SLPM-67010 & SLPM-67011 & SLPM-67012 & SLPM-66167
German: SCES-53133 & SCED-53431
French: SCES-53133 & SCED-53431
Spanish: SCES-53133 & SCED-53431
Italian: SCES-53133 & SCED-53431
Korean: SCKA-30002 & SCKA-30003
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SCUS-97399
SCUS-97467 (Demo, God of War: The Hydra Battle)
Release date: March 22, 2005
March 1, 2006 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: D6385328
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-53133
SCES-53133/P (Platinum)
SCES-51533
SCED-53431 (Demo)
Release date: July 8, 2005
January 13, 2006 (Platinum)
March 23, 2006 (Platinum, Australia)
2005 (Australia)
CRCs: FB0E6D72
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SCKA-30002 (Korea)
SLPM-67010
SCKA-30003 (BigHit Series, Korea)
SLPM-67011 (CapKore)
SLPM-67012 (Best Price)
SCAJ-30010
SLPM-66167
Release date: August 18, 2005 (Korea)
November 17, 2005
June 30, 2006 (BigHit Series, Korea)
September 28, 2006 (CapKore)
September 6, 2007 (Best Price)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): SCE Santa Monica
Publisher(s): SCEA (US), SCEE (EU), SCEI (KO), Capcom (JP), SCE Australia (AU)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN9.8/10, Metacritic94/100, GameSpot9.3/10, Eurogamer9/10
Game description: In God of War, the dark world of Greek mythology comes to life right before your eyes. As you take the role of Kratos, a story unfolds with various plot twists and multiple endings that take you through traps, stunts, and puzzles. With a deep combat system built around double chain blade weapons, the game places you in a variety of environments, in which you must fight challenging enemies, swing on ropes, scale mountain cliffs, swim through rivers, and slide down zip lines.
God of War is a single player game that features a third-person perspective view with a fixed camera. The player controls the character Kratos, a Spartan warrior in the service of the Olympian Gods in a mixture of combat, both normal and quick time, with platforming and puzzle game elements. The player guides the protagonist through a long series of tests, trials and mazes to achieve goals. The game is loosely based on Greek mythology, and is set in Ancient Greece.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U ?
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ @ 3.10 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT @ 1 GB
0.9.7 (SVN r3113) GSdx SSE2 (r3068)
  • SPU2-X 1.4.0 (r3117)
  • ?
BIOS: USA v02.20, GSdx plugin settings : Try to enable Native tick and disable any others. Speed hacks settings : Try to enable everything. VU Cycle Stealing causes huge speed up, but Kratus blinks. Squall*
NTSC-U ?
  • Intel Core2 Duo @ 3.20 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT @ 1 GB
0.9.8 (r4895) GSdx SSE4 (r4895)
  • SPU2-X 2.0 (r4872)
  • ?
BIOS: USA v02.00
Abdo123
NTSC-U ?
  • ?
  • ?
0.9.9 (r5128) GSDX SSE4.1 (r5133)
  • SPU2-X 2.0 (r5112)
  • ?
With 5x resolution I get 50 FPS super stable! Recomended speedhacks on, Automatic Gamefixes on , MTVU on, GSdx: Direct3D11, Texture Filtering, hardware hacks: Half-pixel Offset. Change NTSC framerate to 50 FPS or lower, change in Pcsx2_vm.ini Heltonxl
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 @ 768 MB
1.1.0 (r5480) GSdx SSE41 (r5442)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs near full speed.
NTSC-U Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  • AMD FX-4100 Black Edition @ 3.60 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 7750 1 GB GDDR5
1.2.1 (r5875)
GSdx SSE4 0.1.16 (r5875)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5830)
  • ?
The game is fully playable, and all the Bonus features you unlock after completing the game work.
digital_devil
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850
1.3 (svn r5932) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), No Bugs.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5-750 OC @ 3.00 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 5850 @ 1 GB
1.3.0 (git 2014-08-30) GSdx SSE41 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
US v02.00(14/06/2004), Defaults + MTVU (Multi-Threaded microVU1). Run at max speed (60 FPS) with a few rare slowdowns (45-50 FPS) using also 1920x1080 resolution. In Hardware mode shadows from main character and creatures are not displayed. The same also happen with the fog effect. In Software mode both works fine.
NTSC Windows 8.1 Pro x64
  • Intel Core i5-4690k @ 3.50 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 @ 4 GB
1.3.1 (r530 g62beb3a)
GSdx
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (2015-06-14)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (2015-06-14)
BIOS: USA 2.2.0(10/02/2006), Completed the entire game with no crashing. INVALID_STRING_NAME
NTSC-U Windows 7 Ultimate x64
  • Intel i7-3770 @ 3.40 GHz
  • Gigabyte Radeon R9 280x (rev2.0)
1.4.0 (2016-08-01)
GSdx AVX/SSE4
  • SPU2-X (2016-08-01)
  • ?
BIOS: USA 2.2.0, Fully playable with solid performance 50-60 FPS.
Desran1010
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel Core i3-4170 @ 3.70 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
1.5.0 (dev-2240)
GSdx AVX2 1.1.0
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: USA 1.60, Playable with full 60FPS.
Skryptonyte
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
1.5.0 (dev-2350)
GSdx AVX2 1.1.0
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: USA 2.30, Playable with full 60FPS, shadows working and no visual artifacts. silverkid


Linlogo.png Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
? ?
  • Intel Core2Duo @ 3.33 GHz
  • ?
pre-0.9.7 beta (r1736) ZZogl 182
  • ?
  • ?
16-bit textures 188.134.4.34
NTSC-U Debian 8 Testing (Linux 4.1.6-amd64)
  • Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST @ 2 GB
1.3.1 (git r1094 gf062b0f) GSdx SSE2 1.0.0
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • OnePAD 0-Dev 1.1.0
BIOS: Europe v02.00, Preset: Safest. Runs full speed. Beta Version BY


Trivia

  • Original names: ゴッド・オブ・ウォー (SLPM-67010) & (SLPM-67011) & (SLPM-67012), 갓 오브 워: 영혼의 반역자 (SCKA-30002)
  • Widescreen crops the top and bottom of the 4:3 image, meaning less visible viewing area than when played in 4:3.


Known Issues

Multiple evenly spaced black vertical lines across screen

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Multiple black vertical lines span across the screen image.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings. Enable HW Hacks and in advanced settings set trilinear filtering to trilinear then half pixel offset to special (credit.

Kratos's shadow is missing

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: In Hardware mode Kratos's shadow is missing.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings, make sure the Renderer is set to "OpenGL (Hardware), then click "Enable HW Hacks", go to Configure Hacks and use Round Sprite or use TC Offset to correct the effects. Or switch to Software mode by setting Renderer to one of the "(Software)" options.

Horizontal lines underwater

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: In underwater sections horizontal lines appear over the screen.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings, click "Enable HW Hacks", go to Configure Hacks and enable the Align Sprite hack. This reduces the number of the horizontal lines underwater. Or go to Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings, and set the Internal Resolution to "Native", or set the Renderer to Software mode by selecting one of the (Software) options.

Misaligned black rectangle at bottom of FMV scenes

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: During FMV scenes, a black rectangle obscures part of the bottom of the image, usually in one of the corners
  • Workaround: In the in-game main menu, select Options and ensure "Progressive Scan" is set to "Off". Note that only the NTSC version of the game has this menu option - there is no known fix for the PAL version. Also using an older 1.4.0 GSdx DLL in 1.6.0 PCSX2 version will fix this issue. No fix for 1.7.0 since it does not use plugins.

Fixed Issues

Kratos blinking

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: When the "VU Cycle Stealing" speedhack is enabled, Kratos starts blinking.
  • Workaround: Has been fixed since at least PCSX2 v1.0.0. For older versions go to Config > Emulation Settings > Speedhacks tab, and set the "VU Cycle Stealing" speedhack back to 0.

The gallery


Public compatibility forum links