Jak 3

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Jak 3
Jak 3 Coverart.jpg
Jak 3 Cover Art
Game general and emulation properties:
Progressive scan supported
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SCUS-97330
SCUS-97516 (Greatest Hits)
Release date: November 9, 2004
August 25, 2005 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: 644CFD03
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-52460
SCES-52460/P (Platinum)
Release date: November 26, 2004
November 2004
June 10, 2005 (Platinum)
CRCs: E59E10BF
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Naughty Dog
Genre: Platform, Action, Adventure
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Gamespot
Game review score: 8.6/10
Game description: Play as Jak in his 3rd game, Jak 3 takes place a short year after the events of Jak II, continuing the series in this exciting sequel!

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Core i5-750
  • NVIDIA GTX 280 GSdx 3068 (MSVC 15.00, SSe2) 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X r3117 1.4.0
  • LilyPad svn (r2930) 0.10.0
BIOS: USA v01.60 (07/02/2002), FPS: Average. 35 fps when playing level, about 40-45 for cutscenes. Mainly Graphical corruption. Character eyes are missing except Daxter's left eye (to me this made it look like a M-rated game...).
NTSC-U(?) ?
  • AMD Athlon II X4 630 (2.8 GHz)
  • ATI Raedon HD 5770
0.9.9 r5078 GSdx 5078 (MSVC 16.00, SSE41) 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X 2.0 (latest)
  • LilyPad svn (r5078) 0.10.0
HACKS: EE Cyclerate: 3, VU Cycle Stealing: 3, All Speed Hacks, Put VU0 to Super VU recompiler mode and let VU1 be microVU Recoder
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5480 GSdx 5442 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs above full speed., For some odd reason, the language and text are Japanese, even though this is a US copy of the game. Various graphic glitches, but still playable.
PAL Windows
  • I7 4770k
  • GeForce Gtx780
1.3 5886 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.00(14/06/2004), a)use Full boot from bios in order to choose game language and get sound, Status: Playable


  • The game sets to widescreen when it is prompted by the 16:9 ratio setting in the PS2 internal menu.
  • Widescreen crops the top and bottom of the 4:3 image, meaning less visible viewing area than when played in 4:3.

Known Issues

Glitchy eyes and some effects

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Jak & Daxter have glitchy eyes. The water and certain effects appear glitchy at times.
  • Workaround: This can be fixed by running the game in software mode.

Crash on pause

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Pausing during the first race causes the game to crash
  • Workaround: Do not pause the game

Language bug

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The game starts always in Japanese even after the language was already set.
  • Workaround: Completely Reboot of CDDVD change this.

Public compatibility forum links