Suikoden V

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Suikoden V

Suikoden V
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
ESRB rating: T (Mild Language, Partial Nudity, Use of Alcohol, Violence)
PEGI rating: 12+
OFLC rating: PG
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-54087 & SLUS-21291
Japanese: SLPM-74238 & SLPM-66170 & VW319-J1 & SLPM-66286 & VW297-J1 & VW297-J2
German: SLES-54087
French: SLES-54087
Spanish: SLES-54087
Italian: SLES-54087
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21291
Release date: March 21, 2006
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-54087
Release date: September 22, 2006
October 13, 2006 (Australia)
CRCs: 9CD9C449
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-66286
SLPM-66170 (Limited Edition)
VW319-J1 (Limited Edition)
SLPM-74238 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
VW297-J2 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Release date: February 23, 2006
December 7, 2006 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Konami
Publisher(s): Konami
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN8.2/10, Metacritic76/100
Game description: Suikoden V, like its predecessors, features unparalleled in-depth gameplay, a riveting storyline as well as the series' trademark 108 Stars of Destiny. Thrust into a time of unbalance and unrest, a dynamic drama unfolds revolving around one of the 27 True Runes, the Sun Rune. Players are tasked to explore the lands of Falena, gather allies and become stronger to ultimately bring back peace and prosperity. While on their quest through rich 3D environments, exciting new secrets of the Suikoden world will be revealed. The game features significant enhancements from all the previous installments of the series, including 6-member battle parties, multiple mini-games and the homebase system, where all of your allies gather together along with new features to create a unique gameplay experience like no other.

Loosely based on a classical Chinese novel, Shui Hu Zhuan by Shi Nai'an, Suikoden V centers on the political struggles of the Queendom of Falena, and takes place 6 in-universe years before the events of the first Suikoden. The player controls the Prince of Falena and travels the world acquiring allies and dealing with the problems of the nation. The game features a vast array of characters with over sixty characters usable in combat and many more able to help or hinder the Prince in a variety of ways.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Q6600 @ 2.4 (stock)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT GSDX 3068
  • SPU2-X 3117
  • Lilypad 0.10.0
FPS: 30~60, VU Stealing 3 to run everything at full speed with no side effects. Limiter at normal so the 2d parts don't go up to 120fps. Deedopers
  • Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
0.9.8.r4600 GSDX 4600
  • SPU2-X r4600-m
  • Lilypad 0.10.0
BIOS: USA v01.60, There is a minor graphical issue with an ugly white line running through every text box. Runs at full speed with no speed hacks. Natolom
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz (3.0GHz OC)
  • AMD Radeon HD 5850 1024MB
1.3.0 Git 2014/07/19 (v1.21-327) GSdx 0.1.16 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Europe v02.00(14/06/2004), Defaults + MTVU (Multi-Threaded microVU1), Run at full speed (60fps) with custom resolution 1920x1080 without any slowdowns.
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel i5-4210 CPU @1.70GHz 2.40
  • Intel HD 4400
1.4.0 GSdx 1.0.0 SSE41
  • Direct3D11 (Hardware)
  • 1920x1080
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
BIOS: USA 2.30; Default settings along with: MTVU; VU Cycle Stealing - 3; Runs at 55-60 FPS native resolution outside of a few areas like Raftfleet. 2x resolution increases this slowdown slightly but otherwise runs at 55-60 FPS. Infrequent amount of lag in battle. Enabling Widescreen Hack seems to make this more noticeable or worse. Running at anything higher than native resolution causes a white line to appear in text boxes, but otherwise is perfect. Able to 100% complete this game. OneBigSpud

Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Linux (openSUSE 13.2)
  • Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4 OC: 4.30GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB
1.3.1+git20150405 GSdx (gcc 4.8.3, SSE2) [libGSdx-0.1.16]
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 [libspu2x-2.0.0]
  • OnePad 0-Dev 1.1.0 [libonepad-1.1.0]
USA V02.20, completed game. Enable "anti upscale-glitch" option to help reduce the white line's visibility. L2/R2 were not initialized correctly, had to press them both before the face buttons on controller would work. Runs full speed, enabled MTVU speed hack. fuji7l


  • Original names: 幻想水滸伝V (SLPM-66286) & (SLPM-66170) & (SLPM-74238)
  • Also known as Gensou Suikoden V (JP)

Known Issues

White line running through every text box

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: There is a minor graphical issue with an ugly white line running through every text box.
  • Workaround: This is apparently a result of upscaling and seems to be unavoidable without using native resolution. See this thread for an example and possible suggestions.

Try TC Offset X: 80, TC Offset Y: 300 or 400. Much better text box, but not perfect.

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