Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

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Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
Ratchet and Clank Going Commando NTSC-U Boxart.jpeg
NTSC-U Boxart
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SCUS-97268
Release date: November 11, 2003
CRCs: 38996035
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-51607
Release date: November 21, 2003
CRCs: 2F486E6F
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Release date: December 11, 2003
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Insomniac Games
Genre: Platformer
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Link
Game review score: Metacritic: 90/100
Game description: Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (known as Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked and Loaded in Europe and Ratchet & Clank 2 in Japan) is a 2003 3D platformer video game developed by Insomniac Games. The gameplay of Going Commando is similar to that of the original Ratchet & Clank. The player explores planets in the "Bogon" Galaxy and undertakes missions. It contains more mini-games than were present in the previous game. The game also introduces role-playing game (RPG) elements, such as upgradeable weapons. Going Commando was released roughly a year after its predecessor, and received very positive reviews. Critics noted the game's improved graphics, longer gameplay, and added role-playing elements as being major improvements over the original, but also criticized the game for its very high difficulty.



Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC/PAL ?
  • Intel Core i5 @ 4.5 GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
0.9.9 r5347 GSdx
  • ?
  • ?
HACKS: sometimes when a video loads the game crashes (PAL version, NTSC seems fine); EE timing hack fixed it., •If you can use PAL version, since it has less slowdowns because of running @ 50fps

•50-60+ FPS (software mode) depending on scene with speedhacks, no EE cycle rate, no VU Cycle stealing, Direct3D HW mode = Texture issues(Mipmap) Fix: use software mode with mipmap enabled. You will need CPU power like hardcore to run it smooth

Mkav
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5492 GSdx 5464 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs near full speed., Texture graphics distortion is present, but doesn't inhibit gameplay too much.
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.8GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1368MB
1.1.0 r5829 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Europe v01.70(27/02/2003), MTVU, INTC Spin Detection, Enable Wait Loop Detection, mVU Flag Hack. Requires software mode to fix the graphics (MipMaps), the game can be quite slow. Lowering the extra threads to 2 seems to be optimal for this game and most of the time is full FPS, VU Cycle Stealing set to 1 can bring the FPS up for the remainder of the slowdowns but the game can appear slightly jumpy as a result.
PAL Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.2 GHz
  • ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB
1.2.1 r5875 GSdx D3D9 Hardware mode
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
•SPEEDHACKS: all recommended, EE Cyclerate lvl3

•PERFORMANCE: Laggy as hell 24-50 fps it's very unlikely that you'll get stable 50 fps or even like 45-50 40-50... with a similar CPU to mine if you don't have... I say an i5 with at least maybe 2.5 GHz or something similar don't even bother it's not worth it also worth mentioning garbage graphics on hardware mode software mode looks fine here's some tips if you want to try with a better CPU: if you can use the PAL version because that version is locked on 50 fps so your machine has less work to do, use software mode hardware mode is buggy as hell but it has better fps if you want to minimize the speed hit experiment with the extra rendering thread option choose values between 0 and 4,speedhacks here really come in handy even the VU cycle steal seems to have some effects but keep in mind that it can show false fps •OVERALL:Heavy demanding you really need a powerful PC to run this at a decent speed •UPDATE: apparently there's a way to play this kinda decently on a similar machine to mine there's a custom PCSX2 1.2.1 version that fixes some problem, it partially fixes the garbage textures in hardware mode making the game playable and it kinda boosts the game by a little bit i played a bit of the first stage and i got like 37-50 fps almost everywhere here ill link the YouTube video

Youtube video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyzWjv2lgB0

Razor96
NTSC-U Windows 7
  • Intel Core i5-460M @ 2.53GHz
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
1.3.0-20140805121745 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Used all recommended speedhacks, EE cyclerate 2, and VU stealing 1. Using hardware mode, it ran at playable speeds with lag when there are a lot of on screen elements. Clank


Trivia

  • Also Known As Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked and Loaded (EU, AU), Ratchet & Clank 2 (JP)

Known Issues

Broken textures

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Garbage textures until you stand close to objects due to GSdx not supporting mip-mapping in hardware mode.
  • Workaround: Run the game in software mode (F9), this however will cause a considerable speed hit. To minimize the speed hit, set "Extra rendering threads" to one less than the number of CPU cores that you have.

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