Kuon

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Kuon
Kuon pal box art.jpg
PAL box art
Region NTSC-U:
Release date: December 7, 2004
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53411
Release date: September 16, 2005
CRCs: 1BB449EF
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Release date: April 1, 2004
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): From Software
Genre: horror
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic
Game review score: Metacritic: 57
Game description: Kuon is based on an ancient type of Japanese horror story called Kwaidan. The setting is a dark and gruesome mansion in the Japanese town of Kyoto where mutated creatures and other horrors lurk. The game is set during the Heian Period (794 to 1185) of ancient Japan.
In Kuon's Yin Phase (Chapter of Shadow), Utsuki and Kureha arrive at the Fujiwara mansion to find their father. At the same time, during the game's Yang Phase (Chapter of Light), Doman's disciples, including Sakuya and her older brother, enter the manor to investigate the strange incidents occurring there. Utsuki and Sakuya become separated from their respective groups, and occasionally meet one another. (from Wikipedia)

Winlogo.png Test configuration on Windows:

PCSX2 version: r5927
Graphics by GSdx: r5912
Sound by SPU2-X: 2.0.0 r5893
Pad plugin is XPad: v0.2.0

Comments: Needs some GSdx hack to work properly with upscaled display settings.
Hack comments: Default ones and MTVU.

Linlogo.png Test configuration on Linux:

PCSX2 version: untested
Graphics by ZZogl: untested
Sound by SPU2-X: untested


Pclogo.png PC specs used to test the game:

CPU: Intel i5 2500K @3400Mhz
GPU: GeForce GTX 460 SE 768MB

Comments: Speed is smooth with max. fps under 3x hardware mode. Software mode is fine too.

Widescreen support

Available as a .pnatch file. Grab it from the PCSX2 forums.

Known Issues

Ghosting

  • Type: Graphical issue with upscaled graphics
  • Affected Game Versions: All
  • Description: Ghosting issue with characters. Also a white line appears at the top and left edges of the screen (only in upscale mode).
  • Solution: Needs texture coordinates offset set to values 300 300 in GSdx hacks section. Unfortunately the Half pixel offset brakes the dynamic lights cast by the player character (huge black block around the character).

Crack on walls

  • Type: Graphical issue
  • Affected Game Versions: All
  • Description: Red crack is not visible on breakable walls. Instead it shows a white outline of the players character projected on the wall. Not the side effect of the texture offset.
  • Solution: Use software mode during this section of the game.