Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Cover Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: E (Violence)
PEGI rating: 3+
GRB rating: ALL
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51192 & SLUS-20576 & SLUS-20576GH
Japanese: SLPS-20234 & SLPM-62513
German: SLES-51194
French: SLES-51193
Spanish: SLES-51195
Dutch: SLES-51218
Italian: SLES-51196
Swedish: SLES-51217
Portuguese: SLES-51219
Chinese: SLPM-62241
Korean: SLPM-64528
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20576
SLUS-20576GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: November 14, 2002
2006 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: C5473413
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51192
SLES-51194
SLES-51218
SLES-51219
SLES-51196
SLES-51193
SLES-51217
SLES-51195
Release date: November 15, 2002
July 9, 2004 (Platinum)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPS-20234
SLPM-64528 (Korea)
SLPM-62513 (EA Best Hits)
SLPM-62241
SLPM-68005 (Demo, Coca-Cola Original Version)
Release date: November 23, 2002
December 10, 2002 (Korea)
July 15, 2004 (EA Best Hits) 2002-12-10
CRCs: E1963055
E90BE9F8 (Coca-Cola Original Version)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): EA Games
Publisher(s): EA Games (US, JP), Electronic Arts (EU), Electronic Arts Victor (JP)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic71/100
Game description: Be Harry Potter in a new adventure with more magic, friends, and danger. In his sophomore year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a dark chapter in the school's past. In an effort to confront the powers at the heart of the Chamber of Secrets, you'll learn new spells, undertake new quests, make new friends, and challenge new adversaries. Do you dare take the chance that you might face the evil Lord Voldemort again?


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
1.0.0 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  •  ?
USA 2.20(10/02/2006), Game not playable. Game freezes in the first loading screen, tried switching GS settings (allow 8 bit textures, switched renderer between Hardware and software mode).
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core2 Duo T5550 @ 1.83 GHz
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
1.1.0 (r5483)

Settings

GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  •  ?
Europe v02.00(14/06/2004), Game crashes before entering the menus, Slow speed in loading and crash.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850
1.1.0 (r5854) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  •  ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Game freezes in the first loading screen, tried switching GS settings (allow 8 bit textures, switched renderer between Hardware and software mode)
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5 @ 2.40 GHz
  • ?
1.3.0 (svn r5927) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  •  ?
USA v01.60(07/02/2002), Speedhacks: EE Cyclerate:2, Skip MPEG/FMV once memory card check has been completed. Gotta be quick! Game not playable. Game freezes on New Game, looking into it now.
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.60 GHz
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 @ 1 GB
1.3.0 (svn r5939) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  •  ?
Europe v02.00(14/06/2004), Game will not go past memory check on default emulator settings. If SuperVU legacy is used, the game can progress to the menus and will work correctly up until that point.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850
1.3.0 (git 28-May-2014) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  •  ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Game freezes in the first loading screen.
PAL Windows
  • Intel i5 4460
  • GTX 1050 Ti
1.5.0 (7th September 2017 build) GSdx SPU2-X Europe v02.00 (14/06/2004). Game now fully playable. My patch is linked in the 'Known Issues' section. Compatibility report on the thread too, for further information.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5 6300U @ 2.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940m
1.5.0 (2nd November 2017 build) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  •  ?
USA v01.60 (07/02/2002). Game playable with patch and Frame Buffer Conversion hack.


Trivia

  • Original names: ハリー・ポッターと秘密の部屋 (SLPS-20234) & (SLPM-62513), Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens (SLES-51194), Harry Potter en de Geheime Kamer (SLES-51218), Harry Potter ea Câmara dos Segredos (SLES-51219), Harry Potter e la Camera dei Segreti (SLES-51196), Harry Potter et la Chambre des Secrets (SLES-51193), Harry Potter och Hemligheternas Kammare (SLES-51217), Harry Potter y la Camara Secreta (SLES-51195), 해리포터와 비밀의 방 (SLPM-64528)
  • Also known as Harry Potter to Himitsu no Heya (JP)


Fixed Issues

Game freezes during gameplay.

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Description: The game will not work properly since it will randomly crash.
  • Workaround: This patch makes the game playable.

Graphic corruption.

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Description: (Hardware Render) Graphical artifacts on the right quarter/third of the screen.
  • Workaround:
  1. As of November 2017 on the latest v1.5.0 development builds this issue can be fixed with enabling the "Frame Buffer Conversion" Hardware hack.
  2. For older versions use Direct3D with Partial CRC Hack Level.


Gameplay Screenshots


Public compatibility forum links