On the compatibility liste, it is said:
- Slightly blurry high-res font. Use Preset ID 1610 to make text clear but at cost of raised gamma (very minor tradeoff).
- The boss on the Ghost Ship has graphical issues (invisible rendering of area/character sprites, until it performs a special attack).
- Slow down when entering storage/character menus while in Snow City Elrand (only while outside).
Use -no-lowlatency on command line to eliminate sound glitches in highres areas (Menu).
For the blurry hi-res, sluffy is working on it.
The slowdown accessign menu, I suppose the hardware is simply not powerful enough (what a shame).
Regarding the boss on the Ghost Ship, did you notice anything? Was it taht annoying?
Overall, for you, the experience was good? I have the fondest memories of this game, so I don't want to replay it in a bad way. :p
As I mentioned earlier, I actually beat the game as recently as about a month or so ago on the Classic (I put in like 70 or so hours in that game! Trying to get all of the Seed weapons/armor is a real pain!). The gamma increase differences have already been mentioned, although I should probably clarify a little bit about the other issues.
There is definitely major slowdown in both gameplay and music (when in menus) in certain areas, not just Elrand (outside). Glass Desert, Gemstone Valley Dorian (Earth God-Beast dungeon), etc. The cursor will be extremely sluggish, and the music will sound like it's coming from hell.
Using -no-lowlatency will reduce the slowdown in menus by a very large percentage (like 75% or so), but the slowdown (much more slight) still occurs in menus at these certain locations.
As for Gorva on the Ghost Ship, I did not notice anything. For me, that fight played out exactly as it should have when I played through the game.
Overall, I thought the game was amazing. The game is so fun that you end up just ignoring the gamma increases. Aside from the above mentioned issues, I did not encounter anything else so it was extremely easy, at least for me, to forget about the issues while playing.
Pilotwings sound tester -- poke spu more often
I tested the patch with Preset ID 10BD, unfortunately the sound issues still persist, no engine sounds after unpausing.