King's Field: The Ancient City

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King's Field: The Ancient City
US Cover
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Violence)
Languages supported:
English: SLES-50920 & SLUS-20318
Japanese: SLPS-25057
German: SLES-50920
French: SLES-50920
Spanish: SLES-50920
Italian: SLES-50920
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20318
Release date: March 25, 2002
CRCs: 36E02E91
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-50920
Release date: March 28, 2003
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25057
Release date: October 4, 2001
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): From Software
Publisher(s): From Software (JP), Agetec (US), Metro3D (EU)
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic60/100
Game description: An accursed idol responsible for the destruction of an ancient race has resurfaced to wreak havoc once again among the kingdoms of man. You must return the idol to the Ancient City to break its curse, but monsters of unspeakable horror haunt the ruins. There is a palpable fear in the air of the Ancient City - even the monsters themselves fear the evil that has returned. Treasures beyond imagination await the warrior bold enough to attempt the journey, strong enough to face the minions of death, and wise enough to follow the path that leads to the essence of light! Use your sword arm well to rid the land of a potent curse! Be aware that should the sword fail, you have the magical arts to serve you in your quest.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U / PAL (?) ?
  • AMD Athlon II X2 270 Processor 3.4GHz
  • GeForce GT 630
? ? ? Running it on resolutions higher than the native causes weird artifacts in liquids and the sky Vibhor
NTSC-U Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.1.svn5818 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), No bugs.


  • Original names: キングスフィールドIV (SLPS-25057)
  • Also known as King's Field IV (JP)

Known Issues

Certain areas won't load

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Mid game you will find that some areas do not load.
  • Workaround: You can find a way to fix it here (or alternatively).

Boot screen stays black, game won't load

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Boot screen stays black, game won't load
  • Workaround: Turning off the MTVU Hack for multi core systems seems to fix this.

Artifacts in liquids and the sky

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Transforms the artifacts to a white lines, 2 in the sky gigantic and more in the liquids but verry smaller
  • Workaround: Use "Texture Filtering" Bilinear(Forced)

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