God of War: Collection

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God of War: Collection
Developer(s) SCE Santa Monica Studio, Bluepoint Games
Publisher(s) JP Capcom
NA/EU/AU Sony Computer Entertainment
Series God of War
Release date(s) NA November 17, 2009
JP March 18, 2010
AU April 29, 2010
EU April 30, 2010
Release type PlayStation exclusive
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Hack and slash
Mode(s) Single-player
GameID(s) God of War HD
NPEA00255, NPUA80490, NPJA00061
God of War II HD
NPEA00256, NPUA80491, NPJA00062
God of War: Collection
BCES00791 (IRD), BCUS98229 (IRD), BCES00800 (IRD), BLJM60200, BCAS20102, NPJA00066
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God of War Collection is a remastered port of God of War and God of War II. It is the first game under Sony's line of "Classics HD." The collection features high-definition 720p anti-aliased graphics at 60 frames per second and Trophies. The port was produced as a result of feedback from fans of the series and was viewed as a means of introducing new players to the series before God of War III was released. A second collection, God of War: Origins Collection, was released in 2011.

Configuration

Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.

GPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
Framelimit 60 Game speed is tied to 60FPS. So a cap is necessary to avoid speedup, and a locked performance of 60FPS is required to stop the game from slowing down.

Known Issues

In certain areas, the game will suffer from extreme screen tearing, attempting to remedy this with Vsync will result in unplayable micro stuttering. And changing framerate caps appear to have no effect. This problem is consistent across different displays and is especially noticeable on 60Hz displays.

Issues from the games themselves

God of War games have some bugs in their original release, even on a real PS3 (remaster collection) or PS2. They may or may not be happening more often on RPCS3, but they aren't emulator bugs. In GoW1 Pandora's Box may not appear in the room, and in GoW2 the event in titan's cave might not trigger halting progression. Restarting the game can fix the issue but you might have to do it a few times. The reason for this has never been identified, and looks to be an engine issue. Source for GoW 2 https://forums.afterdawn.com/threads/possible-god-of-war-2-glitch.537797/

Patches

Anchors:
  GoWHD43notes: &GoWHD43notes "Restores original viewport size from PS2 releases. The remastered versions of the first two games handled a 16:9 aspect ratio by cropping out 25% of the vertical viewport instead of actually expanding the horizontal FOV. Must enable Stretch to Display Area in GPU configuration."

PPU-514690b33c4900c9a3ed0cf8ae8b836e8209fb1e:
  4:3 Aspect Ratio:
    Games:
      "God of War: HD":
        NPUA80490: [ 01.00 ]
    Author: boma
    Notes: *GoWHD43notes
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ bef32, 0x004ff9ec, 1.333333334 ]

PPU-31e32090ea333902dbf322c24487bab7e8c8d0d1:
  4:3 Aspect Ratio:
    Games:
      "God of War: II HD":
        NPUA80491: [ 01.00 ]
    Author: boma
    Notes: *GoWHD43notes
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ bef32, 0x0053ee4c, 1.333333334 ]

PPU-645f0573d7438e37ddd231377adf9c1205e8a040:
  4:3 Aspect Ratio:
    Games:
      "God of War: HD":
        BCUS98229: [ 01.01 ]
        NPUA80490: [ 01.01 ]
    Author: boma
    Notes: *GoWHD43notes
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ bef32, 0x004ffa44, 1.333333334 ]
  "Skip any videos with X button":
    Games:
      "God of War: HD":
        BCUS98229: [ 01.01 ]
        NPUA80490: [ 01.01 ]
    Author: illusion
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x001c67f0, 0x38000001 ]

PPU-9cd8d28963ebc29b59c79819cb56f3d92e857a37:
  4:3 Aspect Ratio:
    Games:
      "God of War: II HD":
        BCUS98229: [ 01.01 ]
        NPUA80491: [ 01.01 ]
    Author: boma
    Notes: *GoWHD43notes
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ bef32, 0x0053eecc, 1.333333334 ]
  "Skip any videos with X button":
    Games:
      "God of War: II HD":
        BCUS98229: [ 01.01 ]
        NPUA80491: [ 01.01 ]
    Author: illusion
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x002c1a88, 0x38000001 ]

PPU-e8e29268437430a42b01ccbdea814560150bc037:
  "Skip any videos with X button":
    Games:
      "God of War: HD":
        BCES00791: [ 01.01 ]
        NPEA00255: [ 01.01 ]
    Author: illusion
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x001c84d8, 0x38000001 ]

PPU-13e4d424f118d4305110d0218be9e8fa3fa27a87:
  "Skip any videos with X button":
    Games:
      "God of War: II HD":
        BCES00791: [ 01.01 ]
        NPEA00256: [ 01.01 ]
    Author: illusion
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x002c2b14, 0x38000001 ]