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|developer        = tri-Ace
|developer        = tri-Ace
|genre            = RPG
|genre            = RPG
|gameinfo          = The second installment in the Valkyrie Profile series. The game needs a high-end computer to maintain full speed in pcsx2. Some minor issues will arise throughout the game but, there are some walk-around for it, see Known Issues [[Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria#Known Issues|below]]
|gameinfo          = This is the second installment in the Valkyrie Profile series.
|wikipedia        = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie_Profile_2 Link]
|wikipedia        = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie_Profile_2 Link]
|reviewlinks      = [http://www.gamespot.com/valkyrie-profile-2-silmeria/reviews/valkyrie-profile-2-silmeria-review-6159103 GameSpot]
|reviewlinks      = [http://www.gamespot.com/valkyrie-profile-2-silmeria/reviews/valkyrie-profile-2-silmeria-review-6159103 GameSpot]
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{{Issue
{{Issue
|IssueName=Lost Forest
|IssueName=Glitchy rendering
|IsFixed=0
|IsFixed=0
|IssueLevel=1
|IssueLevel=1
|Description=Screen will have Black/Purple vertical lines everywhere and sometimes will be unable to see character.
|Description=Screen will have Black/Purple vertical lines everywhere and sometimes will be unable to see character.
|Workaround=Old bug Hit F9 and use software mode with like 3 Extra rendering threads should fix low FPS till out of the forest, There is also another Forest in the game that has same problem. You can also try setting Skipdraw in GSdx (see above in Windows Spec Comments) to a value of 4, you will notice some background flickering problems.
|Workaround=This is an old and long standing bug; press F9 to use software mode. For best performance, set "extra rendering threads" to 3.
}}
}}


{{Issue
{{Issue
|IssueName=Cutscenes Image Distortion
|IssueName=FMV image distortion
|IsFixed=0
|IsFixed=0
|IssueLevel=1
|IssueLevel=1
|Description=Some cutscenes will have vertical lines on them, some will be barely noticeable while others will be on the whole screen. Doesn't affect the game much, everything can be seen.
|Description=Some FMVs will have vertical lines on them, some will be barely noticeable while others will be on the whole screen. Doesn't affect the game much, everything can be seen.
|Workaround=Software Mode!<br />
|Workaround=Press F9 to use software mode.<br />
Alternatively: Enabling Alpha Hack on GSDX fixed the cutscene lines! (GSDX version 5221)
Alternatively, enabling Alpha Hack on GSDX fixes the vertical lines on certain FMVs. (GSDX version 5221)
Enable HW Hacks > Configure > Alpha Hack
Enable HW Hacks > Configure > Alpha Hack
}}
}}


{{Issue
{{Issue
|IssueName= Cut scene/game Screen Zooming in and out
|IssueName= Broken menus and cutscenes on Nvidia cards
|IsFixed=0
|IsFixed=0
|IssueLevel=0
|IssueLevel=0
|Description= IN DX 11 on Nvidia HW screen will cut scenes and game menus will zoom in and out ( driver bug introduced back around 32x.xx drivers)
|Description= Using hardware mode in GSdx 11 mode on an Nvidia card will drop frames and game menus will zoom in and out.
|Workaround= Enable Nvidia Hack or Run game in Progressive mode See Trivia info above
|Workaround= Enable the Nvidia Hack or run game in Progressive Scan mode. Information on how to enable Progressive Scan is above.
}}
}}


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|IsFixed=0
|IsFixed=0
|IssueLevel=0
|IssueLevel=0
|Description=On world map you can see images ghosting out and on certain map you can see ghosting on characters and other 3d images more noticeable on some maps less so on others (Battles are unaffected by this)
|Description=On the world map you can see images ghosting out. On certain maps you can see ghosting on characters and other 3D images. This is more noticeable on some maps and less so on others.
|Workaround=Software Mode!<br/>
|Workaround=Press F9 to enable software mode.<br/>
Alternatvely: Enable HW Hacks >TC Offset X = 175 TC Offset Y = 250 Best setting I could find<br/>
Alternatvely: Enable HW Hacks >TC Offset X = 175 TC Offset Y = 250. This setting seems to work best.<br/>
Alternatvely: Enable HW Hacks >Half Pixal Offset This does seem to fix ghost to extent on character and other stuff, but seem to cause of graphic issues TC Offset works best
Alternatvely: Enable HW Hacks >Half Pixal Offset. This does seem to fix ghosting to an extent on the character and other stuff, but seems to cause other graphics issues. TC Offset works best.
}}
}}


{{Issue
{{Issue
|IssueName= Speaker position bug/crash
|IssueName= Speaker position bug/crash with Widescreen patches
|IsFixed=0
|IsFixed=0
|IssueLevel=0
|IssueLevel=0
|Description= Screen will lock up when selection Speaker position Settings>environment  and TLB miss will be logged,
|Description= Game will lock up when you select "Speaker position Settings>environment." The TLB miss will be logged.
|Workaround= Disable Widescreen Patches before configure speaker position, save and then can re enable widescreen patches safely
|Workaround= Disable Widescreen patches before the speaker configuration position menu, save, and then you can re-enable widescreen patches without crashing.
}}
}}


{{Issue
{{Issue
|IssueName=Cutscene Freeze
|IssueName=Cutscene freezes
|IsFixed=0
|IsFixed=0
|IssueLevel=1
|IssueLevel=1
|Description=Cutscene before fighting Queen Wasp Freeze. After opening the locked gate at Turgen Mines and going to the next room, a cutscene will play but will not progress.
|Description=The cutscene before you fight Queen Wasp will freeze. After opening the locked gate at Turgen Mines and going to the next room, a cutscene will play but will not progress.
|Workaround=Press "start" to skip the cutscene. The boss battle will resume after skipping it.
|Workaround=Press "start" to skip the cutscene. The boss battle will resume after skipping it.
}}
}}

Revision as of 18:48, 20 April 2015

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
Valkyrie Profile 2.jpeg
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria NTSC-U Boxart
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21452
Release date: September 26, 2006
CRCs: CC96CE93
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-54644 (PAL-E)

SLES-54645 (PAL-F)

SLES-54647 (PAL-I)
Release date: July 7, 2007
CRCs: 04CCB600 (PAL-E)
C70FC973 (PAL-I)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-66419
Release date: June 22, 2006
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): tri-Ace
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: GameSpot
Game review score: Metacritic: 84/100
Game description: This is the second installment in the Valkyrie Profile series.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U ?
  • Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.6GHz
  • EVGA GTX 275 CO-OP PhysX Edition 1280mb
r1888 GSDX 2660
  • SPU2 SPU2-X r2663 1.4.0
  • LilyPad (r1853) 0.10.0
HACKS: VU-Add Hack (Tri-Ace games boot fix), Set the Interlace Mode to Bob Tff (use Blend if shaking) to make the game look smooth. Needs a fast CPU and GPU. It will need at least a Core 2 duo @ 3.4GHz and a 9600GT or equivalent to maintain full speed throughout the game. However, the game has some bugs and will drop FPS to around the 20-50 range. It only happens in some areas of the game. Master DX


Trivia

  • You can hold triangle and X buttons while the game boots up to enable 525p mode in full/widescreen so interlacing can be disabled.

Known Issues

Glitchy rendering

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Screen will have Black/Purple vertical lines everywhere and sometimes will be unable to see character.
  • Workaround: This is an old and long standing bug; press F9 to use software mode. For best performance, set "extra rendering threads" to 3.

FMV image distortion

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Some FMVs will have vertical lines on them, some will be barely noticeable while others will be on the whole screen. Doesn't affect the game much, everything can be seen.
  • Workaround: Press F9 to use software mode.

Alternatively, enabling Alpha Hack on GSDX fixes the vertical lines on certain FMVs. (GSDX version 5221) Enable HW Hacks > Configure > Alpha Hack

Broken menus and cutscenes on Nvidia cards

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Using hardware mode in GSdx 11 mode on an Nvidia card will drop frames and game menus will zoom in and out.
  • Workaround: Enable the Nvidia Hack or run game in Progressive Scan mode. Information on how to enable Progressive Scan is above.


Image Ghosting

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: On the world map you can see images ghosting out. On certain maps you can see ghosting on characters and other 3D images. This is more noticeable on some maps and less so on others.
  • Workaround: Press F9 to enable software mode.

Alternatvely: Enable HW Hacks >TC Offset X = 175 TC Offset Y = 250. This setting seems to work best.
Alternatvely: Enable HW Hacks >Half Pixal Offset. This does seem to fix ghosting to an extent on the character and other stuff, but seems to cause other graphics issues. TC Offset works best.

Speaker position bug/crash with Widescreen patches

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Game will lock up when you select "Speaker position Settings>environment." The TLB miss will be logged.
  • Workaround: Disable Widescreen patches before the speaker configuration position menu, save, and then you can re-enable widescreen patches without crashing.

Cutscene freezes

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: The cutscene before you fight Queen Wasp will freeze. After opening the locked gate at Turgen Mines and going to the next room, a cutscene will play but will not progress.
  • Workaround: Press "start" to skip the cutscene. The boss battle will resume after skipping it.

Ravine Cavern Rush (Fixed in v0.9.7)

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Some areas will be covered in Fog making you unable to see anything at all (GSDX Problem - can't render fog properly yet).
  • Workaround: Not yet resolved! Rush through it using the on-screen map or look up a video/walkthrough guide and do what they tell you to do.

Tower of Lezard Valeth (Fixed in v0.9.7)

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The Fog in the first section of the dungeon will be dark, making the whole area a little hard to see, character will be visible so it's nothing too serious.
  • Workaround: Not yet resolved!


Public compatibility forum links