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|image            = Kya_Dark_Lineage.jpg
 
|image            = Kya_Dark_Lineage.jpg
 
|caption          =
 
|caption          =
|developer        = Eden Games
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|developer        = Eden Studios
|publisher        = Atari
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|publisher        = [[Atari]]
 
|genre            = Action, Adventure
 
|genre            = Action, Adventure
|wikipedia        = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kya:_Dark_Lineage Link]
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|wikipedia        = [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kya:_Dark_Lineage Link]
|reviewlinks      = [http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/kya-dark-lineage Metacritic]
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|gamefaqslink      = [https://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/914598-kya-dark-lineage Link]
|reviewscore      = 69/100
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|reviewlinks      = {{ReviewLink|[http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/kya-dark-lineage Metacritic]|69/100}}
|gameinfo          = Plunged into a mysterious world, Kya must seek her way through multiple dangers to find her brother and a way back home. She discovers the Nativs, a peaceful tribe, oppressed by the Wolfens - the menacing army of the evil Brazul. Kya must lead the rebellion of the Nativs for their freedom. Mastering magical powers, Kya can liberate the Wolfens from their mystical imprisonment and restore their true Nativ identity. Steal your way through or fight head-to-head with hordes of Wolfens using original combat moves and magical strikes. Soar against various vertiginous wind currents on breathtaking flights. Slide down extreme entwined turbulent tracks, through challenging obstacles and lush environments. Journey through unbelievable acrobatic freefalls as you get closer to Kya?s quest to save her brother and defeat the Fortress of Brazul.
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|gameinfo          = Plunged into a mysterious world, Kya must seek her way through multiple dangers to find her brother and a way back home. She discovers the Nativs, a peaceful tribe, oppressed by the Wolfens - the menacing army of the evil Brazul. Kya must lead the rebellion of the Nativs for their freedom. Mastering magical powers, Kya can liberate the Wolfens from their mystical imprisonment and restore their true Nativ identity. Steal your way through or fight head-to-head with hordes of Wolfens using original combat moves and magical strikes. Soar against various vertiginous wind currents on breathtaking flights. Slide down extreme entwined turbulent tracks, through challenging obstacles and lush environments. Journey through unbelievable acrobatic freefalls as you get closer to Kya's quest to save her brother and defeat the Fortress of Brazul.
|sw-rendering-only = 1
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|widescreen        = 2
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|widescreen        = 1
|gamefaqslink      = [http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/914598-kya-dark-lineage Link]
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|eu_rating        = 12+
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|eu_rating_text    = Violence
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|na_rating        = T
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|na_rating_text    = Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Suggestive Themes
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<!-- Language props -->
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|italian          = SLES-51473 & SLED-51987
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|spanish          = SLES-51473 & SLED-51987
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|french            = SLES-51473 & SLED-51987
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|german            = SLES-51473 & SLED-51987
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|english          = SLES-51473 & SLUS-20440 & SLUS-28037 & SLED-51987
 
<!-- NTSC-U props -->
 
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|NTSCU            = 1
 
|NTSCU            = 1
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<!-- PAL props -->
 
<!-- PAL props -->
 
|PAL              = 1
 
|PAL              = 1
|serialsPAL        = SLES-51473
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|serialsPAL        = SLES-51473<br />SLED-51987 <small>(Demo)</small>
 
|CRCsPAL          =
 
|CRCsPAL          =
 
|releasedatePAL    = April 2, 2004
 
|releasedatePAL    = April 2, 2004
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|linuxstatusPAL    =
 
|linuxstatusPAL    =
 
|macstatusPAL      =
 
|macstatusPAL      =
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|NTSCJ            = 0
 
|serialsNTSCJ      =
 
|CRCsNTSCJ        =
 
|releasedateNTSCJ  =
 
|statusNTSCJ      =
 
|linuxstatusNTSCJ  =
 
|macstatusNTSCJ    =
 
 
}}
 
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|CPU=?
 
|CPU=?
 
|GPU=?
 
|GPU=?
|Revision=0.9.9 SVN
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|Revision=0.9.9
|Graphics=GSDX r5244
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|Graphics=GSdx (r5244)
 
|Sound=
 
|Sound=
* SPU2-X r5172
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* SPU2-X (r5172)
* Lilypad r5112
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* LilyPad (r5112)
 
|Comments=BIOS: Europe v02.20, Enable HW Hacks, Skipdraw: 5, Extra rendering threads : 1 - 4 (Software Mode), MTVU Hack
 
|Comments=BIOS: Europe v02.20, Enable HW Hacks, Skipdraw: 5, Extra rendering threads : 1 - 4 (Software Mode), MTVU Hack
 
|Tester=RaTcHeT302
 
|Tester=RaTcHeT302
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|Region=NTSC-U
 
|Region=NTSC-U
 
|OS=Windows
 
|OS=Windows
|CPU=Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 Ghz
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|CPU=Intel Core2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 GHz
|GPU=Nvidia GTX 260 896MB
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 @ 896 MB
|Revision=1.1.0 r5754
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|Revision=1.1.0 (r5754)
|Graphics=GSdx r5752 SSSE3
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|Graphics=GSdx SSSE3 (r5752)
 
|Sound=
 
|Sound=
*SPU2-X 2.0.0 r5733
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* SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5733)
*LilyPad 0.11.0 r5403
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* LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5403)
|Comments=Alpha stencil hack., Game works fine in Gsdx software mode., Gsdx HW mode got some texture problems. Alpha stencil hack helps a lot except the fact that Shadows are still white in colour. Also videos flicker in HW mode. Gsdx Software mode got no problems.
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|Comments=Alpha stencil hardware hack. Game works fine in Gsdx software mode. Gsdx hardware mode got some texture problems. Alpha stencil hack helps a lot except the fact that Shadows are still white in colour. Also videos flicker in hardware mode. Gsdx software mode got no problems.
 
|Tester={{ForumUser|prafull}}
 
|Tester={{ForumUser|prafull}}
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}}
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{{TestingEntry
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|Status=2
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|Region=PAL
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|OS=Windows 10
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|CPU=Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20 GHz
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 @ 8 GB
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|Revision=1.4.0
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|Graphics=GSdx
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<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
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* Interlacing: Auto
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* Renderer: OpenGL (Hardware)
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* Internal Resolution: 5x
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* Texture Filtering: Bilinear (Forced)
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* Anisotropic Filtering: 16x
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* CRC Hack Level: Aggressive
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* Blending Unit Accuracy: High
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* '''Configure Hacks:'''
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** Half-Pixel Offset: ✓
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** Preload Data Frame: ✓
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* '''Shader Configuration:'''
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** FXAA: ✓
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** Shadeboost: ✓
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</spoiler>
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|Sound=
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* SPU2-X 2.0.0 (2015-12-31)
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* ???
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|Comments=Smoothest, visual bug free setup I've stitched up.
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|Tester=Aeoknight
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}}
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{{TestingEntry
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|Status=2
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|Region=PAL
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|OS=Windows
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|CPU=Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.160 GHz
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 @ 2 GB
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|Revision=1.5.0 (git 2016-01-30)
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|Graphics=GSdx
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|Sound=
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* SPU2-X (2016-01-29)
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* LilyPad (2016-01-29)
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|Comments=Playable. Bugs: Same bugs & fix as the US version: For rendering errors (stripes/garbage), use software mode or hardware hacks + the Skipdraw feature, For flickering videos, use software mode.
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|Tester={{ForumUser|Parotaku}}
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TestingFooter}}
 
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<!-- IssueLevel is issue severity level -1,0,1 or 2 (note, minor, serious and major accordingly)-->
 
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==Known Issues==
 
==Known Issues==
 
 
{{Issue
 
{{Issue
|IssueName=Graphical bugs galore
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|IssueName=Blue patches
 
|IsFixed=0
 
|IsFixed=0
 
|IssueLevel=0
 
|IssueLevel=0
|Description=Graphical bugs appear everywhere
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|Description=Blue patches appear on textures and sometimes partially block the view.
|Workaround=Can be fixed by running the game in software mode or by running in DX10 while using the HW Hacks and the Skipdraw feature.
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|Workaround=Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, set Renderer to "OpenGL (Hardware)", and make sure the "Disable Depth Emulation" hardware hack is ''not'' enabled. For older versions enable the Hardware Depth option. Alternatively for the Direct3D hardware renderers enable HW hacks, go to Advanced Settings and Hacks/Configure Hacks, and set Skipdraw to "3". This will remove the effect along with the character shadows. Or set Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
{{Issue
 
{{Issue
|IssueName=Flashing cutscenes
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|IssueName=Blue fog
 
|IsFixed=0
 
|IsFixed=0
 
|IssueLevel=0
 
|IssueLevel=0
|Description=The Atari logo flashes when loading the game, some other cutscenes flash too.
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|Description=A blue fog appears slightly obscures the view.
|Workaround= Start the game from ''Boot CD/DVD (full)'' and enable ''Switch to GSdx software rendering when an FMV plays'' in GameFixes section (09/2015)
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|Workaround=Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, set Renderer to "OpenGL (Hardware)", and make sure Blending Unit Accuracy is set to at least the default "Basic". Alternatively for the Direct3D hardware renderers enable HW hacks, go to Advanced Settings and Hacks/Configure Hacks, and set Skipdraw to "3". This will remove the effect along with the character shadows. Or set Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.
 
}}
 
}}
  
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|Workaround=It can be brought to normal by moving somewhere else and bringing it up again.
 
|Workaround=It can be brought to normal by moving somewhere else and bringing it up again.
 
}}
 
}}
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{{Issue
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|IssueName=Flashing cutscenes
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|IsFixed=1
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|IssueLevel=0
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|Description=The Atari logo flashes when loading the game, some other cutscenes flash too.
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|Workaround=This has been fixes as of at least the PCSX2 stable version v1.0.0. For older versions  go to Config > Emulation Settings > Gamefixes, turn on GameFixes and enable ''Switch to GSdx software rendering when an FMV plays'', then start the game from ''Boot CD/DVD (full)''.
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}}
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{{ForumLinksList|list=
 
{{ForumLinksList|list=
*[http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Kya-Dark-Lineage-SLUS-20440-U--30045 Kya - Dark Lineage (SLUS 20440) (U)]}}
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*[http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Kya-Dark-Lineage-SLUS-20440-U--30045 Kya - Dark Lineage (SLUS 20440) (U)]
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*[http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Kya-Dark-Lineage-SLES-51473-E Kya - Dark Lineage (SLES 51473) (E)]}}

Latest revision as of 17:26, 4 January 2019

Kya: Dark Lineage
Kya Dark Lineage.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Suggestive Themes)
PEGI rating: 12+ (Violence)
Widescreen supported natively
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51473 & SLUS-20440 & SLUS-28037 & SLED-51987
German: SLES-51473 & SLED-51987
French: SLES-51473 & SLED-51987
Spanish: SLES-51473 & SLED-51987
Italian: SLES-51473 & SLED-51987
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20440
SLUS-28037 (Trade Demo)
Release date: November 18, 2003
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51473
SLED-51987 (Demo)
Release date: April 2, 2004
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Eden Studios
Publisher(s): Atari
Genre: Action, Adventure
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic69/100
Game description: Plunged into a mysterious world, Kya must seek her way through multiple dangers to find her brother and a way back home. She discovers the Nativs, a peaceful tribe, oppressed by the Wolfens - the menacing army of the evil Brazul. Kya must lead the rebellion of the Nativs for their freedom. Mastering magical powers, Kya can liberate the Wolfens from their mystical imprisonment and restore their true Nativ identity. Steal your way through or fight head-to-head with hordes of Wolfens using original combat moves and magical strikes. Soar against various vertiginous wind currents on breathtaking flights. Slide down extreme entwined turbulent tracks, through challenging obstacles and lush environments. Journey through unbelievable acrobatic freefalls as you get closer to Kya's quest to save her brother and defeat the Fortress of Brazul.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
? ?
  • ?
  • ?
0.9.9 GSdx (r5244)
  • SPU2-X (r5172)
  • LilyPad (r5112)
BIOS: Europe v02.20, Enable HW Hacks, Skipdraw: 5, Extra rendering threads : 1 - 4 (Software Mode), MTVU Hack RaTcHeT302
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 @ 896 MB
1.1.0 (r5754) GSdx SSSE3 (r5752)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5733)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5403)
Alpha stencil hardware hack. Game works fine in Gsdx software mode. Gsdx hardware mode got some texture problems. Alpha stencil hack helps a lot except the fact that Shadows are still white in colour. Also videos flicker in hardware mode. Gsdx software mode got no problems.
PAL Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 @ 8 GB
1.4.0 GSdx

Settings

  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (2015-12-31)
  •  ???
Smoothest, visual bug free setup I've stitched up. Aeoknight
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.160 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 @ 2 GB
1.5.0 (git 2016-01-30) GSdx
  • SPU2-X (2016-01-29)
  • LilyPad (2016-01-29)
Playable. Bugs: Same bugs & fix as the US version: For rendering errors (stripes/garbage), use software mode or hardware hacks + the Skipdraw feature, For flickering videos, use software mode.


Known Issues

Blue patches

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Blue patches appear on textures and sometimes partially block the view.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, set Renderer to "OpenGL (Hardware)", and make sure the "Disable Depth Emulation" hardware hack is not enabled. For older versions enable the Hardware Depth option. Alternatively for the Direct3D hardware renderers enable HW hacks, go to Advanced Settings and Hacks/Configure Hacks, and set Skipdraw to "3". This will remove the effect along with the character shadows. Or set Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.

Blue fog

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: A blue fog appears slightly obscures the view.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, set Renderer to "OpenGL (Hardware)", and make sure Blending Unit Accuracy is set to at least the default "Basic". Alternatively for the Direct3D hardware renderers enable HW hacks, go to Advanced Settings and Hacks/Configure Hacks, and set Skipdraw to "3". This will remove the effect along with the character shadows. Or set Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.

Messed up menu

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Pushing L2 brings a menu which appears full of artefacts and messed
  • Workaround: It can be brought to normal by moving somewhere else and bringing it up again.

Flashing cutscenes

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The Atari logo flashes when loading the game, some other cutscenes flash too.
  • Workaround: This has been fixes as of at least the PCSX2 stable version v1.0.0. For older versions go to Config > Emulation Settings > Gamefixes, turn on GameFixes and enable Switch to GSdx software rendering when an FMV plays, then start the game from Boot CD/DVD (full).


Public compatibility forum links