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|GPU=AMD Radeon R9 290X @4 GB
|GPU=AMD Radeon R9 290X @ 4 GB
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|Graphics=GSdx 0.1.16 (r5875)
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Revision as of 20:53, 9 August 2017

Gran Turismo 4
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: E (Mild Lyrics)
PEGI rating: 3+
GRB rating: ALL
Game supports steering wheel
Widescreen supported natively
Progressive scan supported
GPU intensive game
CPU intensive game
Supports up to two local players
Supported up to six LAN/online players
Languages supported:
English: SCES-51719 & SCUS-97328
Japanese: SCPS-17001 & SCPS-19252
German: SCES-51719
French: SCES-51719
Spanish: SCES-51719
Italian: SCES-51719
Korean: SCKA-30001
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SCUS-97328
Release date: February 22, 2005
March 1, 2006 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: 77E61C8A, 33C6E35E
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-51719
SCES-51719/P (Platinum)
Release date: March 9, 2005
May 5, 2006 (Platinum)
CRCs: 44A61C8F
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SCPS-17001
SCPS-19252 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
SCKA-30004 (BigHit Series)
SCCS-60002 (Review copy)
Release date: December 28, 2004
March 10, 2005 (Korea)
July 6, 2006 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
September 21, 2006 (BigHit Series, Korea)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Polyphony Digital
Publisher(s): SCEI (JP, AS, KO), SCEA (US), SCEE (EU)
Genre: Racing
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic89/100
Game description: With authentic cars, courses, and car physics, Gran Turismo 4 adds an even more realistic racing simulation to the series. The characteristics of each car take into account weight, speed, friction, and more to deliver realistic handling. Test-drive new vehicles in courses located in various sites, such as Nurburgring Nordschleife, New York City, the Grand Canyon, and Tsukuba Circuit. Along with Career mode, Gran Turismo 4 highlights the new GT Photo mode and GT Online mode, which lets players around the world compete over the Internet.
Gran Turismo 4 is the fourth game in the Gran Turismo series. It features over 700 vehicles, 51 tracks, B-Spec mode, Photo mode, and 1080i support. This game was released on February 22, 2005 to critical acclaim.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows 7
  • Intel Core2 Duo E8400 @ 3.60 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
0.9.9 (r4878)
GSdx (r4873)
  • SPU2-X (r4872)
  • LilyPad (r4484)
See Hacks and Performance. Machina
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 @ 768 MB
1.1.0 (r5480) GSdx SSE4 (r5442)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs near full speed.
NTSC-J Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330 @ 3.00 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850
1.1.0 (svn r5832) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Can be hard for CPU and GPU. Can have some glitches in Hardware mode in the races, but Software mode is fine.
NTSC-U Windows 7 x64
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X @ 4 GB
1.2.1 r5875 GSdx 0.1.16 (r5875)
  • SPU2-X (r5875)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5875)
BIOS v2.00, Game runs fine at 5x Native resolution. Some slight hiccups/slowdown in the menus. One weird glitch I saw was on dirt tracks, the plumes of dirt seem to be transparent and can be seen through hills and can be seen coming out of the middle of the back of the car. Still use recommended hacks for maximum performance. Zrooney
NTSC-U Windows 7
  • Intel Core2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 @ 1 GB
1.2.1 (2014-02-02)
GSdx 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Great FPS at the menus, bad FPS at races or showing cars. Slowmotion FPS at the races, almost unplayable. Berto
PAL Windows 7
  • AMD FX 4100 @ 4.00 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 7870 @ 2 GB
GSdx SSE4 (r5875)
  • SPU2-X
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5822)
60+ FPS in menus but drops below 45~50 in races or licence tests. With speedhacks the frame rates are pretty stable, 55~60 FPS in races with multiple cars. KX64
NTSC-U Windows 8.1
  • AMD A8-6600K @ 4.40 GHz
  • AMD Radeon R9 270X
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Ran with 60 FPS Apihl1000
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.50 GHz
  • MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GD5/OCV1 @ 2 GB
1.3.1 (svn 2015-06-18) GSdx32 SSE4
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Runs above full speed. Needed to set EE clamping mode manually to full so the text that says the time between you and the first car to display correctly. Looks like this needs to be added to game fixes GameIndex.dbf so it can auto change the EE clamping mode to full. Some rare random slowdowns that happened randomly in the races, no specific reason but in last less than a second. Other than that the game works perfect.
NTSC-U Windows 7
  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.80 GHz
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 970 @ 4 GB
1.4.0 GSdx32 SSE4
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • Qemu USD driver 0.4.3 (G25)
All other graphic options are default. Game runs smoother than on the real PS2. Besides problem with licence test crashing everything works perfect. I did notice licence test uses way more RAM than actual races, and I crashed when I ran out of RAM in certain tests. Other than that it's perfect. (at 4x native with MSAA and AF enabled, I'm peaking at 10+ GB of RAM usage) Infini
PAL Windows XP (SP3)
  • Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
v1.5.0 (dev-2016-01-26)
GSdx SSE4 (2016-01-26)
  • SPU2-X (2016-01-26)
  • ?
On some menus, a minor slowdown occurs (ca. 2–4 FPS). On normal racetracks, FPS stays around 50 (PAL), but on more graphically-intensive tracks like street circuits, slowdowns can be slight (ca. 5–18 FPS) on Single Race / 2-players mode. On Time-trials, minor slowdown may occur on tracks like that (ca. 2–5 FPS). On Software-mode: Usually about 10 FPS slower than hardware-rendering (with 4 threads). Other bugs: a red flash occur at every race start, but shade boost tones it down. Lower edges on menus may have white lines. Titus03

Linlogo.png Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
? Kubuntu 12.04 x64
  • Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.10 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
1.0.0 GSdx 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • ?
Only problem is that in a race it is too slow (20-30 FPS) and the game doesn't work with frame skipping. With hardware video acceleration enabled in GSdx, it is twice as slow. The problem seems to be the CPU. T-dome
NTSC-U Fedora 22 x64
  • AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.00 GHz
  • GeForce GT 730 (358.16 driver)
1.4.0 GSdx 1.0.0
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • OnePAD 1.1.0
50% speed with hardware accel. 25% with software. playable otherwise. kerpal

Hacks and Performance

  • The MTVU hack may increase speed in quad core CPUs. This varies in dual-core CPUs as it may increase depending on the race but may cause slowdown in others.
  • Other hacks can cause crashes or the game won't boot. This game requires a ton of personal tinkering to get it to run decent.This game also has very, VERY high system requirements (expect to use at least an i5 or an FX 6300 above). Don't expect a smooth or stable game. Slowdowns are heavy and very prevalent. It mostly depends on track, the lighting and the amount of cars on screen.
  • EE Cyclerate can give speedup during the races, but may also cause slowdown to the track-selection screens where videos are shown at the background.
  • The "Allow 8-bit textures" in GSdx may help with speed a bit more and maybe reduce the VRAM slowdowns.
  • If you are using software mode and have 4 cores or more (this includes hyperthreaded cores, as PCSX2 takes advantage of this), set the "extra software threads" to the amount of total threads in your CPU minus one (4 cores, threads to "3", 8 cores, threads to "7", etc.). This can provide a noticeable speedup in any game running in software mode, but beware that only native resolution can be used.


  • Original names: グランツーリスモ4 (SCPS-17001) & (SCPS-19252), 跑車浪漫旅4 (SCAJ-30007), 跑车浪漫旅 4 (SCCS-60002), 그란 투리스모 4 (SCKA-30001)

Known Issues

Heavy crashing

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Major
  • Description: Crashes pretty often. This happens because of spikes in VRAM use.
  • Workaround:
  1. In recent PCSX2 GIT revisions as of May 7th, 2016, VRAM spikes have been greatly reduced.
  2. If you get lots of crashes during license tests use a lower internal resolution in GSdx.
  3. Multisample anti-aliasing(MSAA) can cause the game to crash a lot. Make sure the MSAA level is set to 0 in the GSdx Configure Hacks menu(only applies to Direct3D HW renderers).
  4. In Windows XP, even in native resolution, you may get instant crashes when starting races if you do not have enough VRAM. Using a custom resolution lower than 512x512 seems to help.

First letter missing in menus

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: The first letter of a sentence is missing in menus.
  • Workaround: Set VU Clamping Mode to "Extra" to fix.

Demo races do not work

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: Demonstrations return back to the menu as soon as they start.
  • Workaround: Demonstration races will only work with EE clamping set to full.

Fixed Issues

Game doesn't load past copyright screen.

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Description: Due to dual layer issues the game might not load past the copyright screen.
  • Workaround: Has been fixed as of git version v1.5.0-dev-460-gc829826 of 16 march 2016. For older versions use patch supplied at the compatibility list on the forums(see bottom of the page for links). Though this will disable all ingame video's(including the background of the main menu).

Improper interlacing

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: The interlacing in-game is improper and "shakes".
  • Workaround: Change the interlacing mode in GSdx to "Bob tff" to correct improper interlacing.

Photo mode is broken

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: In hardware modes, garbage replaces the area in which the photo is displayed.
  • Workaround: This has been fixed in 1.5.0 developer versions if Renderer(in Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings menu) is set to "OpenGL (Hardware)". For Direct3D renderers switch to software mode while moving the cameras, then switch back to hardware when you take the picture.

Garbage all over screen in races

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Happens when using color/brightness options other than 0.
  • Workaround:
  1. This has been fixed if Renderer(in Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings menu) is set to "OpenGL (Hardware)" and CRC Hack Level is set to "Partial (OpenGL Recommended)" in recent GIT revisions as of May 2016.
  2. For older versions: To fix the garbage and crashing during races, set the brightness to 0 in options.
  3. For older NTSC versions: Change the display in game config to "Normal", then you can set the brightness to 5 without the broken graphics and also have a correct image.

Gameplay Screenshots

Public compatibility forum links