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{{infobox
 
{{infobox
 
|image            = TotAfrontbox.jpg
 
|image            = TotAfrontbox.jpg
|caption          = NTSC cover
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|caption          =  
|developer        = Namco
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|developer        = [[Namco]]
 
|publisher        = [[Namco]] (JP, AS), [[Bandai|Namco Bandai Games]] (US, JP)
 
|publisher        = [[Namco]] (JP, AS), [[Bandai|Namco Bandai Games]] (US, JP)
 
|genre            = RPG
 
|genre            = RPG
|gameinfo          = Tales of the Abyss follows the story of the young aristocrat, Luke fon Fabre. Kidnapped seven years ago, Luke returns to his family with no memories of his life before. In order to protect him, Luke's family keeps him confined to the quite lifestyle of the palace. Suddenly, Luke is thrust into the outside world and caught in the workings of the Order of Lorelei and the Oracle Knights who serve as keepers of the prophecy known as the Score. He knows nothing of those who might be his allies or those who are already his enemies. He must learn of the power of friendship and feel the pain of sacrifice. Luke's actions could save the world or destroy it.
 
 
|wikipedia        = [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_the_Abyss Link]
 
|wikipedia        = [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_the_Abyss Link]
 
|gamefaqslink      = [http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/929343-tales-of-the-abyss Link]
 
|gamefaqslink      = [http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/929343-tales-of-the-abyss Link]
 
|reviewlinks      = {{ReviewLink|[http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/tales-of-the-abyss Metacritic]|78/100}}
 
|reviewlinks      = {{ReviewLink|[http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/tales-of-the-abyss Metacritic]|78/100}}
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|gameinfo          = Tales of the Abyss follows the story of the young aristocrat, Luke fon Fabre. Kidnapped seven years ago, Luke returns to his family with no memories of his life before. In order to protect him, Luke's family keeps him confined to the quite lifestyle of the palace. Suddenly, Luke is thrust into the outside world and caught in the workings of the Order of Lorelei and the Oracle Knights who serve as keepers of the prophecy known as the Score. He knows nothing of those who might be his allies or those who are already his enemies. He must learn of the power of friendship and feel the pain of sacrifice. Luke's actions could save the world or destroy it.
 
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|numberofplayers  = 4
 
|numberofplayers  = 4
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|OS=?
 
|OS=?
 
|CPU=Intel Core2 Quad @ 2.20 GHz
 
|CPU=Intel Core2 Quad @ 2.20 GHz
|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB
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|GPU=NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT @ 512 MB
|Revision=pre-0.9.7 Beta r1888
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|Revision=pre-0.9.7 Beta (r1888)
|Graphics=GSdx r1763
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<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
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* EmotionEngine (EE) Sync Hacks
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** x1.5 Cycle Rate
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** INTC Sync Hack
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** IOP x2 Cycle Rate
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** Idle Loop
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</spoiler>
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|Graphics=GSdx (r1763)
 
|Sound=
 
|Sound=
 
* SPU2-X 1.2.0
 
* SPU2-X 1.2.0
* LilyPad r1388 (0.10.0)
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* LilyPad 0.10.0 (r1388)
|Comments=x1.5, INTC Sync, IOP 2x, idle loop, FPS: 55 - 60 (capped). You may want to try using speed hacks, but all cycle modifying speedhacks (sync hacks) are likely to break the game such as loose music and crash in battles.  
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|Comments=FPS: 55 - 60 (capped). You may want to try using speed hacks, but all cycle modifying speedhacks (sync hacks) are likely to break the game such as loose music and crash in battles.  
 
|Tester=KabooZ
 
|Tester=KabooZ
 
}}
 
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|OS=Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
|OS=Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
|CPU=
 
|CPU=
ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO
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Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40 GHz
*Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40 GHz
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|GPU=AMD Radeon R9 280 @ 3 GB
|GPU=AMD Radeon HD 7850 1GB
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|Revision=1.5.0 (dev-2000 g92aa270)
*6GB DDR3-1333
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<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
|Revision=
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* Speedhacks:
* 1.3.1-20 GIT
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** EE Cyclerate: 0
<small style="font-size:10px;">
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** VU Cycle Stealing: 0
*Speedhacks:
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** mVU Flag Hack: Enabled
** EEC: 1 & VUCS: 0
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** MTVU: Enabled
** mVU Flag: ON
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</spoiler>
** MTVU: ON
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|Graphics=GSdx 0.1.16 AVX2 (ToTA 05052015)
</small>
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<spoiler show="Settings" hide="Hide">
|Graphics=
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* Renderer: Direct3D11 (Hardware)
* ToTA GSdx32 (03012015)-SSE4
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* Internal Resolution: 4x Native
** D3D11 Hardware
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* Texture Filtering: Bilinear (PS2)
** Resolution: 5x Native
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* Anisotropic Filtering: 16x
** Enable FXAA: ON
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* Hardware Hacks:
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** ToA Ghost Fix
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* Shader Configuration:
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** FXAA: Enabled
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** Shadeboost: Enabled
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</spoiler>
 
|Sound=
 
|Sound=
* SPU2-X 1.3.1-20
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* SPU2-X 2.0.0
** Module: XAudio2
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* LilyPad 0.12.1
** Latency: 150ms
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|Comments=BIOS: USA 2.30, Game still runs fine using the patched GSdx to fix the ghosting. Finished the game from start to finish on PCSX2.
** Sync Mode: TimeStretch
 
* LilyPad 0.11.0
 
|Comments=BIOS: USA 2.30, With the new GSdx patch for the ghosting glitch, this game is running perfectly now. With 5x scaling the game looks awesome and I no longer have ghosting issues.
 
 
|Tester=Ryudo
 
|Tester=Ryudo
 
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|IssueLevel=0
 
|IssueLevel=0
 
|Description=If you set a resolution that's higher than the game's native resolution, a "ghost" effect will occur.
 
|Description=If you set a resolution that's higher than the game's native resolution, a "ghost" effect will occur.
|Workaround=<br/>
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|Workaround=A patched GSdx has been made available to fix this issue. After you set this version of GSdx as your active plugin, you have to tick "Enable HW Hacks" under GSdx options, and then enable the "ToA Ghost Fix" hack. Use Native Scaling (x2, x3, etc.) or higher. Don't use custom resolutions or the patch will not work. You can find the patched GSdx [http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-tota-s-ghosting?pid=444255#pid444255 here]. (Latest GSdx version of the patch was compiled on May 05, 2015 and is currently available for SSE2, SSSE3, SSE4, and AVX2. Other versions or newer versions in the future can be requested.)
:: A patched GSdx has been made available to fix this issue. After you set this version of GSdx as your active plugin, you have to tick "Enable HW Hacks" under GSdx options, and then enable the "ToA Ghost Fix" hack. Use Native Scaling (x2, x3, etc.) or higher. Don't use custom resolutions or the patch will not work. You can find the patched GSdx [http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-tota-s-ghosting?pid=444255#pid444255 here]. (Latest GSdx version of the patch was compiled on May 05, 2015 and is currently available for SSE2, SSSE3, SSE4, and AVX2. Other versions or newer versions in the future can be requested.)
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* '''Note:''' The patch causes a 1px border on the left and top side of the screen. This is caused by the offset hack and can't be avoided unfortunately. Compared to the ghosting though it's a very minor issue and still makes it worth using.
 
}}
 
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:: '''Minor note:''' The patch causes a 1px border on the left and top side of the screen. This is caused by the offset hack and can't be avoided unfortunately. Compared to the ghosting though it's a very minor issue and still makes it worth using.
 
  
== Screenshots ==
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== Gameplay Screenshots ==
 
<gallery widths="175px" heights="100px">
 
<gallery widths="175px" heights="100px">
 
ToA Gameplay - Ghosting Fixed 001.jpg|<center><small>1. Ghosting fixed with the patched GSdx - Sheridan</small></center>
 
ToA Gameplay - Ghosting Fixed 001.jpg|<center><small>1. Ghosting fixed with the patched GSdx - Sheridan</small></center>

Revision as of 12:54, 19 April 2017

Tales of the Abyss
TotAfrontbox.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: T (Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Language, Simulated Gambling, Suggestive Themes)
Game supports multi-tap
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to four local players
Languages supported:
English: SLUS-21386
Japanese: SCAJ-20163 & SLPS-25586 & SLPS-73252
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21386
Release date: October 10, 2006
CRCs: 14FE77F7
045D77E9 (Undub Patch)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25586
SCAJ-20163
SLPS-73252 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Release date: December 15, 2005
June 28, 2007 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
2005 (Asia)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Namco
Publisher(s): Namco (JP, AS), Namco Bandai Games (US, JP)
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic78/100
Game description: Tales of the Abyss follows the story of the young aristocrat, Luke fon Fabre. Kidnapped seven years ago, Luke returns to his family with no memories of his life before. In order to protect him, Luke's family keeps him confined to the quite lifestyle of the palace. Suddenly, Luke is thrust into the outside world and caught in the workings of the Order of Lorelei and the Oracle Knights who serve as keepers of the prophecy known as the Score. He knows nothing of those who might be his allies or those who are already his enemies. He must learn of the power of friendship and feel the pain of sacrifice. Luke's actions could save the world or destroy it.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U ?
  • Intel Core2 Quad @ 2.20 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT @ 512 MB
pre-0.9.7 Beta (r1888)
GSdx (r1763)
  • SPU2-X 1.2.0
  • LilyPad 0.10.0 (r1388)
FPS: 55 - 60 (capped). You may want to try using speed hacks, but all cycle modifying speedhacks (sync hacks) are likely to break the game such as loose music and crash in battles. KabooZ
NTSC-U Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
  • Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40 GHz
  • AMD Radeon R9 280 @ 3 GB
1.5.0 (dev-2000 g92aa270)
GSdx 0.1.16 AVX2 (ToTA 05052015)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: USA 2.30, Game still runs fine using the patched GSdx to fix the ghosting. Finished the game from start to finish on PCSX2. Ryudo


Trivia

  • Original names: テイルズ オブ ジ アビス (SLPS-25586) & (SLPS-73252)
  • If the game fails to load any area, effectively trapping you in maybe one or two areas that you can access, it's due to a patching error in the ISO. This can be the case with the undub version if the patch is not applied correctly, or if the ISO was already ripped incorrectly from the original disc.


Known Issues

Ghosting at non-native resolutions.

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: If you set a resolution that's higher than the game's native resolution, a "ghost" effect will occur.
  • Workaround: A patched GSdx has been made available to fix this issue. After you set this version of GSdx as your active plugin, you have to tick "Enable HW Hacks" under GSdx options, and then enable the "ToA Ghost Fix" hack. Use Native Scaling (x2, x3, etc.) or higher. Don't use custom resolutions or the patch will not work. You can find the patched GSdx here. (Latest GSdx version of the patch was compiled on May 05, 2015 and is currently available for SSE2, SSSE3, SSE4, and AVX2. Other versions or newer versions in the future can be requested.)
  • Note: The patch causes a 1px border on the left and top side of the screen. This is caused by the offset hack and can't be avoided unfortunately. Compared to the ghosting though it's a very minor issue and still makes it worth using.


Gameplay Screenshots


Public compatibility forum links