DamonPS2 PRO (PS2 Emulator For Android)

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  1. BlackWizzard17
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    I just found out about this Emulator while surfing YouTube on my phone and I didn't see any post about it.​
    It is a PlayStaion 2 Emulator on the Play store that for the moment will cost you $9.99 USD (The price is so they can get more people on board for development). There is no free version of the app as of right now but the developer(s) wants to provide one have the emu hits more than 50 thousand downloads and will be open source once the free version hits 80 million downloads which is a big mile stone. The emulator is still in early stages app version 0.940-pro.
    Video by YouTuber ETA PRIME

    Nvidia TV is not officially supported since extracting the apk from your phone and loading it to the system would only ask you for a license. The devs said support should happen in two weeks or so according the person in the video.

    For sure I thought it was a scam. I bought it, turned off my WiFI+LTE and started to run some games on my Samsung Galaxy S8 (snapdragon 835). I will​
    also be comparing it to the PS2 emulator know as PLAY! and the different experiences at default settings.
    List of Games Tested
    I will test more games once I get the files from my PS2 disc extracted but all in all I got to say this is quite the emulator. You can sync up a Bluetooth controller (I imagine USB controller works) and even save states.
    EDIT: Big thanks from @ShadowOne333 for helping out with some info and Video source

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    :arrow:Damonps2 Facebook page
     
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    $10 for something that's never guaranteed to run full speed without hacky shit going on? Nah.
     
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    No thanks. 10 dollars ? What a dirty! I am fine with PC/Laptop with a PS2 emulator. :)
     
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    Yeah $10 dollars is a lot but that is why Im doing these test. So far is seems legit from my experience.
    Well I would say do the same with all Emulators and play on a Computer. $10 is a lot to ask for but I bought it to see for my self just to see the progression over time.
     
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    I believe the devs mentioned the $10 price tag so that they can hire more coders for the project.
    Once they hit a goal, they will remove the $10 price tag.

    I think I heard this from an "ETA Prime" youtube user video in which he tested the emulator himself.
    Hey at least we are getting more emulation options for the PS2.
    Hopefully something that can be optimized more than PCSX2 and can run within Android, and hopefully one day implemented into RetroArch for ARM architecture to start with.
     
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    Would it run better on shield tv? Play! Is a great POC but god awful in all honesty for gameplay.
     
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    Thanks, I forgot to provide that info.

    I think only suggest snapdragon 835 devices. As of right now I don't think you can download the app from the shield without side loading it.
     
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    Welcome :)
    Also, you might want to provide the following info as well:
    The devs also mentioned they are working on bringing support for the Nvidia Shield as well.
    @BlackWizzard17 you can add this video as reference if you want, it's the one I am using for quoting and referencing everything lol
     
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    Vulkan support?

    Seein how much it borrows from PPSSPP.

    Edit @ShadowOne333 i JUST googled and watched that vid.
     
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    The logo looks like a ripoff of PPSSPP's.
     
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    I forgot
    Cuz it is, it's the exact same but slightly rotated (and a different color, of course) :lol:

    As to the news, interesting, but the emu uses a lot of frame skipping and hacky methods to get games running as smoothly as they do, which is something I'm not all that interested in for the most part. Nice to see another decent-ish PS2 emulator out there, but I'd rather just use my PC/stream it to my Shield devices than anything.
     
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    uh... just noticed this, the package name is "com.damonplay.damonps2.pro.ppsspp" lul
     
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    Yeah the devs themselves have said that the logo and UI is based off of PPSSPP.
    You can tell easily by booting up the app in the phone.
    Looks very similar to it, but with the core of a PS2 emulator instead of PSP one. :lol:
     
  14. BlueFox gui

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    who is idiot enough to BUY an EMULATOR
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    fuck off you got it, wtf
     
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    Don't be like that. Emulators are just like any other piece of software. I'm perfectly fine with this being sold for profit. 10 USD does seem a bit much, though.
     
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    but its an emulator dude :/
    i really can't see an emulator being sold
     
  17. BlackWizzard17
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    Literally from them

    I also bought Drastic DS emulator as wellB-), Anything wrong with that!
     
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    Why would they put that in the package name? The logo is one thing, but the package name.... why?

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    I can. DraStic is one of the most widely known ones.

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    Emulators aren't just "omg such piracy on another system" programs.
     
  19. BlueFox gui

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    everything ;)

    yah i know abour drastic, but i got the paid version for free XD

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    ... i just realized, this is Piraception
     
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    I've been using this on my Shield K1 and it works fairly well. Not full speed of course, but we'll enough in its infancy. I've only tested it with one game so far, but it's fair.

    Sent from my SHIELD Tablet K1 using Tapatalk
     
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