Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

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Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Developer(s) Insomniac Games
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Series Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank Future
Release date(s) NA October 23, 2007
EU November 9, 2007
JP November 11, 2007
AU November 15, 2007
Release type PlayStation 3 exclusive
Genre(s) Platform, Action, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
GameID(s) BCUS98127 (IRD), BCES00052 (IRD), BCAS20023 (IRD), BCJS30014 (IRD), NPUA80965, NPEA00452, BLES00052, BCAS20045, BCJS70004, BCJS70012
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Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (known as Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction in most PAL countries, or Ratchet & Clank Future) is the first PlayStation 3 installment in the Ratchet & Clank franchise, as well as the first installment for the Future saga. It was also one of the first PlayStation 3 games to support DualShock 3 rumble without any accessories. The game received critical acclaim upon release. Most positive comments concerned the engaging and fun gameplay, while most criticism was aimed at the game's technical issues. The game was nominated for several awards from gaming publications and was considered a commercial success.

Tools of Destruction retains much of the basic gameplay found in previous Ratchet & Clank games, the game being primarily a shooter-platformer. The player controls Ratchet most of the time, with some sections using Clank, as they explore various worlds to complete missions, using Ratchet's wrench and other exotic weapons gained during the course of the game. At times, Ratchet may enter free-fall, or with an upgrade to Clank, will be able to fly; during these periods, the player uses the tilt functionality of the SIXAXIS controller to maneuver Ratchet. The tilt-sensing abilities of the SIXAXIS are also used to control some weapons and gadgets.

On occasion, Cronk and Zephyr accompany Ratchet and fight alongside him. While immune to damage, their weapons are far less potent than Ratchet's. Tools of Destruction is the first game where Ratchet, Clank and other characters converse with one another with lipsynced dialogue during gameplay, outside of cutscenes. In various stages of gameplay, Talwyn, Qwark, the Smuggler, Cronk and Zephyr also contact Ratchet by comlink. As with few other titles, there is an arena gameplay area, called the Imperial Fight Festival in this installment. The player also has the ability to pilot a ship against enemy forces in certain levels, similar to those in previous installments; however, the free-flying controls were changed to more of a rail shooter-style experience, and upgrade options for the ship are not present.

Configuration

No options that deviate from the default configuration are recommended for this title. The full list of default options is available here.

Known Issues

Missing Sound Effects & Dialogue

Missing dialogue in cutscenes as well as missing dialogue and other sound effects (noteably Ratchet's wrench swing and the grind rail sound) in-game. This is a bug that occurs while using the English (UK) system language.

Fix: Change the system language from English (UK) to English (US).

Special Notes

Patches

PPU-c14042df6304d3e420a9917e6f8e5fc05cc38b4c:
  Infinite Ammo:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        BCUS98127: [ All ]
    Author: Aphelion, illusion
    Notes: "Breaks the Gelatinator"
    Patch Version: 1.1
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x0024732C, 0x919D0008 ]
  Infinite Health:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        BCUS98127: [ All ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes:
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x002470E4, 0x9FC30004 ]
  Infinite Bolts:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        BCUS98127: [ All ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes: 
    Patch Version: 1.1
    Patch:  
      - [ be32, 0x00246C14, 0x968B041C ]
      - [ be32, 0x0023D834, 0x60000000 ]
  Infinite Raritanium:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        BCUS98127: [ All ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes:
    Patch Version: 1.1
    Patch:  
      - [ be32, 0x00246C10, 0x928B0420 ]
      - [ be32, 0x0023D864, 0x60000000 ]
  Instagib Mode:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        BCUS98127: [ All ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes: "Everything dies in one hit"
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x000BDD44, 0xD27C0004 ]

PPU-c4e26433d1eed9166eb0c67b6f66b2268f3704e2:
  Infinite Ammo:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        BCES00052: [ All ]
    Author: Aphelion, illusion
    Notes: "Breaks the Gelatinator"
    Patch Version: 1.1
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x002472FC, 0x919D0008 ]
  Infinite Health:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        BCES00052: [ All ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes:
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x002470B4, 0x9FC30004 ]
  Infinite Bolts:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        BCES00052: [ All ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes: 
    Patch Version: 1.1
    Patch:  
      - [ be32, 0x00246BE4, 0x968B041C ]
      - [ be32, 0x0023D804, 0x60000000 ]
  Infinite Raritanium:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        BCES00052: [ All ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes:
    Patch Version: 1.1
    Patch:  
      - [ be32, 0x00246BE0, 0x928B0420 ]
      - [ be32, 0x0023D834, 0x60000000 ]
  Instagib Mode:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        BCES00052: [ All ]
    Author: Aphelion
    Notes: "Everything dies in one hit"
    Patch Version: 1.0
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x000BDD14, 0xD27C0004 ]

Canary Patches

PPU-c4e26433d1eed9166eb0c67b6f66b2268f3704e2:
  Freeze Fix:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        BCES00052: [ All ]
    Author: Juhn
    Notes: Fixes game crashes/freezes
    Patch Version: 1.2
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x5056f0, 0x409efff0 ]

PPU-ec77eaf73a4f55d1c4ece532c3be6db0011e49ca:
  Freeze Fix:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        NPEA00452: [ All ]
    Author: Juhn
    Notes: Fixes game crashes/freezes
    Patch Version: 1.2
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x539ee8, 0x409efff4 ]

PPU-c14042df6304d3e420a9917e6f8e5fc05cc38b4c:
  Freeze Fix:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        BCUS98127: [ All ]
    Author: Juhn, Epicalman
    Notes: Fixes game crashes/freezes
    Patch Version: 1.2
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x505948, 0x409efff0 ]

PPU-16506d9d5bf692d615645accd24bca1ee1f8f9a6:
  Freeze Fix:
    Games:
      "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction":
        NPUA80965: [ All ]
    Author: Juhn, Epicalman
    Notes: Fixes game crashes/freezes
    Patch Version: 1.2
    Patch:
      - [ be32, 0x53a208, 0x409efff4 ]