When did PS2 emulation get so good?

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  1. fischju
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    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    The last time I checked (Which is, I'll admit, over a year and a half ago) playing PS2 games at speed was impossible!

    Now with PCSX2 9.5 and GsDX 1.7, a fast PC can play a crap load of games? I have RE4 running at 50FPS with no graphical glitches! Shmups like Raidum and R-Type run perfectly!

    Can any of you confirm which games actually work on an X2 3800+? Wipeout Fusion runs at 15FPS ("playable", but when 5 real seconds = 1 game second, it isn't.) and GTA Vice City Stories runs at 20 (1/3 speed)

    For PS2 emulation you need this
    http://forums.ngemu.com/ps2-plugin-questio...z-releases.html
    and this http://forums.ngemu.com/ps2-plugin-questio...97657-gsdx.html
    and the PS2 BIOS,
    and this http://www.pcsx2.net/downloads.php
     


  2. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    If only Tales of the Abyss worked well...
     
  3. fischju
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    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    That is playable according to the newest compatibility list, I haven't tried it. Games run best on C2D and GSDX 1.7 with SSSE3 enabled.
     
  4. eldaddio

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    What sort of PC specs are recommended for these emus?
     
  5. fischju
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    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    You need at least a dual core proc (Higher end X2, C3D) and 7000/1900 series card to run any game well.
     
  6. Lyuse

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    Does any game of the Budokai Tenkaichi series work on PCSX2 ?
     
  7. fischju
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    Cool seems like Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is playable
     
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    C3D!!! CORE 3 DUO? I'LL NEED TO SELL MY CORE 2 DUO AND GRAB ONE OF THESE IMMEDIATELY. [​IMG]
     
  10. fischju
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    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    Does this look familiar to anybody?

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  11. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    It works, but sound sucks so bad my ears bleed, and its an RPG so sound sets mood for the scenes.
     
  12. fischju
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    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    Which plugins have you tried for sound, and which options for said plugins?
     
  13. SeanoRLY?

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    Wow, I'm really interested in hearing more about this. I was just looking at possible softmods for my PS2 (I'm really, really broke for money atm) but if emulation has picked up, I'll have to try it out.

    I have a E2180, 8800GT 512mb and 2gig of RAM. Should be beefy enough [​IMG]

    Mind sharing all the stuff you're using with me? xD
     
  14. Westside

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    I think the graphic card you have plays a major role in emulation now days. Even back in PSX emulation, it was more depended on the graphics cards. I think with Geforce 11 and Core 4 Duo, we should emulate games for PS2 perfectly.
     
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    SeanoRLY? GBAtemp Regular

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    I downloaded all the necessary stuff for this emulator to work. Just waiting for a game... You know ;D

    Hopefully it works fine! If not, I'm going to look into softmodding my phat PS2.
     
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    Anakir Project: Melee

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    Wow.. never new PS2 existed. I'm so outdated when it comes to Sony. I think I have a decent computer to run the PS2 emulator. [​IMG]

    Hopefully I'll get to play Disgaea series. Probably some of the Final Fantasy series as well since I missed all of the ones that were on PS2. And Kingdom Hearts, despite having a Kingdom Hearts sig and ava.
     
  18. ceelo

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    Everytime I try to run a game, it shows the ZeroOS screen and then a black screeen and stays there! I know its still doing something because it says fps 170 and keeps around that number... How do you guys get it up and running?
     
  19. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    at the price it costs to upgrade your pc to actually play the games on the pc you could have brought a slim ps2 and swap magic, completly pointless
     
  20. Bob Evil

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    Out of the corner of your eye
    Yup