The Sims Bustin' Out

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The Sims Bustin' Out
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The Sims Bustin' Out
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Crude Humor, Mature Sexual Themes, Mild Violence)
PEGI rating: 7+
GRB rating: 15
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52048 & SLES-52047 & SLUS-20842
German: SLES-52047
French: SLES-52047
Spanish: SLES-52047
Dutch: SLES-52047
Italian: SLES-52047
Swedish: SLES-52048
Danish: SLES-52048
Finnish: SLES-52048
Norwegian: SLES-52048
Korean: SLKA-25137
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20842
Release date: December 15, 2003
2004 (Greatest Hits)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52047
Release date: December 19, 2003
February 20, 2005 (Platinum)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65479
Release date: January 22, 2004
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Maxis
Publisher(s): EA Games (US), Electronic Arts (EU, JP)
Genre: Simulation
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN8/10, Metacritic81/100
Game description: The Sims are making a big return to the console and this time they are bustin' out of the house and exploring all-new locations around town. In The Sims Bustin' Out, players can choose from a variety of new career paths. Along the way, players can unlock and collect over a hundred of new objects and social moves exclusive to the console. Play, work, and socialize with a cast of over 25 new outrageous characters and climb through a dozen new careers. The Sims Bustin' Out also features new integrated two-player gameplay and memory card support, for those players who like to take their Sims over to a friend's house and show them off.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
  • Intel i5 4690k @4.5Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 750Ti
Pcsx2 1.2.1
  • GSDX 0.1.16 r5875
  • SPU2-X r5830
  • Lilypad 0.11.0
Skip mpeg enabled. Game runs very well. All speedhacks used except fast cdvd. EE Cyclerate=1 , VU Cycle Stealing=0. RoafBeast

Linlogo.png Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • ?
  • ?
1.3.0-20140506202818 GSdx 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • OnePAD 1.1.0 20140506202818-Dev
USA v1.6 "Skip MPEG" enabled Castrwilliam


  • Original names: ザ・シムズ (SLPM-65479), 심즈 세상밖으로 (SLKA-25137)

Known Issues

Games crashes at the intro FMVs.

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: The game will crash at the intro movies.
  • Workaround: Go to Config -> Emulation Settings -> Game Fixes tab, click "Enable manual game fixes", and enable the Skip MPEG hack.

Lines around text and light effects

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: In hardware modes at higher than native resolutions there are lines around text and light effects.
  • Workaround: Go to Config -> Video (GS) -> Plugin Settings, click "Enable HW Hacks", go to Configure Hacks and enable Half-pixel Offset.

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