Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
|Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots|
|Release date(s)||June 12, 2008|
|Release type||PlayStation 3 exclusive|
|Genre(s)||Action, Adventure, Stealth|
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the sixth Metal Gear game directed by Hideo Kojima and is set five years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, the story centers around a prematurely aged Solid Snake, now known as Old Snake, as he goes on one last mission to assassinate his nemesis Liquid Snake, who now inhabits the body of his former henchman Revolver Ocelot under the guise of Liquid Ocelot, before he takes control of the Sons of the Patriots, an A.I. system that controls the activities of PMCs worldwide. The game received universal acclaim, garnering perfect reviews and Game of the Year awards from several major gaming publications, including GameSpot, which claimed that the game was "technically flawless". The game has been considered one of the best games of the seventh generation of console gaming and among the greatest of all time. Its release caused a boost in sales of the PlayStation 3, where it sold over six million copies worldwide.
Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.
|Framelimit||60||Cutscenes (specifically pre-recorded cutscenes) are difficult to skip when high framerate is achieved by when pausing to skip a cutscene it unpauses very quickly on its own, leaving it at 60 will stop this issue.|
|ZCULL accuracy||Relaxed||Improves performance.|
The game is very unstable and will frequently crash within seconds even when using SPU LLVM & Accurate Xfloat Off.
When using anything other than SPU LLVM Recompiler and Accurate Xfloat OFF, the game will have no/some sound only.
Although you can use the latest RPCS3 master build to play MGS4 these days, for a lot of people, Illusion's custom build for MGS4 tend to net better results. If you would like to try it, grab it from here.
To download: Click on the latest entry on the page > Click on 3 Published > Hover your mouse over the 3 dotted vertical menu button > click Download artifacts (Screenshot for reference)
To use the build: Simply install it in a new/separate folder, DO NOT merge it with your current RPCS3 folder. In RPCS3 config, set “Accurate PPU 128 Reservations” to “14” in “debug tab” (may help with performance). Rest is default settings. It is also recommended that you update the game to 2.0 for the best results.
Should you still want to use the latest master, use the canary patch below to stop the game from crashing. This patch is a game specific hack so it won't be merged into the patch manager. You will require firmware 4.87 to be installed, and then copy/paste the patch into a new txt file. Rename it "imported_patch.yml" and place it in the patches folder within your RPCS3 directory.
PRX-rbYkgZMgx8Prd7WUAA39oYAdWcNo-0: "cellSpurs urgent commands hack": Games: "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots": BLES00246: [ All ] BLUS30109: [ All ] BLJM67001: [ All ] NPUB31633: [ All ] NPEB02182: [ All ] Author: elad335 Notes: "Workaround for freezes in Metal Gear Solid 4.\nThis patch applies to a firmware file for all games!\nUsage outside of Metal Gear Solid 4 is for debug purposes only.\nYou must have firmware version of exactly 4.87 in order to use it.\n\nKnown to affect:\nMetal Gear Solid 4" Patch Version: 1.0 Patch: - [ be32, 0x182B8, 0x38000002 ]
PPU-9712144d93487f0b62e39f55e175af783b58af72: "Disable shadows": Games: "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots": BLES00246: [ 01.00 ] BLUS30109: [ 01.00 ] BLJM67001: [ 01.00 ] NPUB31633: [ 01.00 ] NPEB02182: [ 01.00 ] Author: TriggerHappy Notes: "Disabling shadows can give a significant performance boost." Patch Version: 1.0 Patch: - [ be32, 0x1358B8, 0x4E800020 ] PPU-33e09a0bd8fa2a3b28780a3feeb7b0e018bae381: "Disable shadows": Games: "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots": BLES00246: [ 02.00 ] BLUS30109: [ 02.00 ] BLJM67001: [ 02.00 ] NPUB31633: [ 02.00 ] NPEB02182: [ 02.00 ] Author: TriggerHappy Notes: "Disabling shadows can give a significant performance boost." Patch Version: 1.0 Patch: - [ be32, 0x132354, 0x4E800020 ]