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    Post (PS2) Playstation 2 Emulation - PCSX2 0.9.6 FAQ & Walkthrough

    -Updated May 26 2010-

    Table of Contents
    Using Ctrl+F (the 'Find' function) of your browser, type in shortcuts to find corresponding sections

    Shortcut ---- Section

    Res1 ---- Resources and Helpful Links
    Down1 ---- Download PCSX2! Many builds included

    Int1 ---- PCSX2 Background Information
    Int2 ---- Mission Statement
    Int3 ---- Getting Started and things you may want to know...
    Int4 ---- Installing new versions of PCSX2 and new plugins

    Main1 ---- Main Window of PCSX2 0.9.6 Guide
    Main2 ---- Recommended Plugins and Settings (Graphics and Sound)
    Main3 ---- Recommended Settings (Controllers and Memory Cards)
    Main4 ---- Recommended Settings (CPU Config, Patches, and Gamefixes)
    Main5 ---- Recommended Settings (Speed Hacks and Advanced Options)

    Com1 ---- Game Specific Settings and Very Rough Compatibility List
    Com2 ---- Changelog
    -Updated Jan 11 2011-



    Down1 -- Download PCSX2! -- Note: BIOS files are NOT INCL. at the following links

    Older Builds (0.9.6)
    r1059
    r1190
    r1329
    r1400
    r1601
    r1771
    r1888
    r2186 (Official Beta)
    r2186 w/ 2199 plugins
    r2186 w/ 2305 plugins
    r2186 w/ 2349 plugins
    r2186 w/ 2395 plugins
    r2186 w/ 2495 plugins
    r2186 w/ 2555 plugins
    r2186 w/ 2650 plugins
    r2186 w/ 2813 plugins
    r2186 w/ 2888 plugins
    r2186 w/ 2968 plugins
    r2186 w/ 3008 plugins

    Older Builds (0.9.7)
    r3047
    r3081
    r3113
    r3151
    r3204
    r3251
    r3443
    r3777
    r3877
    r4062
    r4182

    PCSX2 0.9.6 Public Beta r1888
    Download

    PCSX2 0.9.7 Public Beta r3113
    Download

    PCSX2 0.9.7 Public Beta r3878
    Download

    Visit this link for Daily Build Updates

    Latest Version of GDSX (up to the hour) - Direct Link to GDSX revision list - Latest SPU2-X Plugins by Air - Latest ZZogl Plugin by Zeydlitz - Latest Lilypad Plugin by ChickenLiver- added Aug 10 2009

    (please download 7zip (FREE freeware compression program) to open .7z files and other compressed file extensions (e.g. zip, rar) quickly and efficiently)
    -Updated Jan 03 2010-

    Int1 -- What is PCSX2?
    PCSX2 is a program which has releases compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac. It's goal is to allow PS2 owners a chance to play their games with same enhanced visual quality on their PC.

    Can I use PCSX2?
    We will get the legal jargon out of the way first... you may download this program without owning a PS2. However, for the program to actually run PS2 games you will need a BIOS. A BIOS is like the PS2 operating system and can only legally be obtained by copying it from a PS2 using some third party software. Without owning a PS2 you do not legally own a BIOS. If you are lucky enough to have such a sexalicious system, the PS2, then you may legally use this program. To get the BIOS... I don't know. You figure it out. Good luck.

    PCSX2 Today
    The current version of PCSX2 is 0.9.6. PS2 emulation under PCSX2 0.9.6 is highly compatible and delivers relatively great performance. Thanks to newer plugins like the GSDX graphics plugin and SPU2-X sound plugin PCSX2 is able to deliver PS2 emulation of quality never before seen on PCs.

    The latest beta release as of June 9 2009 is 0.9.6 Beta 1400 which already delivers considerable performance gains over the first release of 0.9.6. Examples of games which are highly compatible with PCSX2 are Dark Cloud 2, Dragon Quest VIII, Final Fantasy X & XII, ICO, Okami, Resident Evil 4, Shadow of the Colossus, Yakuza, and more.

    Dangnabbit just tell me where to get it (and the BIOS)!
    PCSX2's homepage is here You can get PCSX2 by clicking downloads on their home page or clicking here.

    You can get PCSX2 beta executables by clicking, from their homepage, forums, then SVN, then downloads at code.google.com... or you can click here.

    To legally obtain a BIOS, you must manually extract it from your PS2.

    PCSX2 in curryking's Experience!!
    By now it's almost a year since I've been using PCSX2, and since my first use PCSX2 has seen many improvements. Note that it is the CPU that is by far the most limiting factor in PCSX2 emulation. For GSDX a decent graphics card is required (an 8600 GT or greater should do fine).
    -Updated Jan 04 2010-

    Int2 -- Mission Statement of the following PCSX2 Guide

    The goal of this document is to help those interested in playing their own Playstation 2 games on their PC. This PCSX2 guide is designed to offer settings to offer the highest compatibility, performance, visual quality (with and without higher internal resolutions), and accuracy of emulation over as many games as possible. To that end, I wish anyone who uses this guide the best in their zeal to play Playstation 2 games on PC :)

    ***Please note: only the Legacy versions of the GUI are currently included in the guide
    -Updated Aug 7 2009-

    Int3 -- Getting Started... & things you may want to know...

    1. This guide will ONLY be focusing on using PCSX2 through WINDOWS (XP, Vista, 7)

    2. Make sure to update your DirectX through Microsoft.com or you may run into errors with the GSDX plugins -- Update DirectX Here

    3. Make sure you have Visual C++ Runtime 2008 -- Download Visual C++ Redist 2008 Here

    4. Copy your Playstation 2 game discs to your hard drive (make .ISO files from your game discs) to take advantage of maximal performance of PCSX2 through your PC. This allows you to use the highly efficient Linuz ISO CDVD plugin (current versions of PCSX2 may also use the in-built ISO chooser in PCSX2, located in the File menu of the main PCSX2 window). In addition to added performance, this action will ensure the protection of your Playstation 2 format discs as they may not be suited to being read constantly in a PC DVD drive.

    4a. Try to avoid using Daemon Tools/image file mounting programs in conjunction with PCSX2. It may interfere with PCSX2's processes and disrupt emulation. It is highly recommended to copy .ISO images of your game discs to your hard drive and run games from there.

    5. To install PCSX2 0.9.6, download the PCSX2 0.9.6 Installer from here.

    6. To install newer plugins, simply download plugins and put them into your plugins folder for PCSX2 (Default: C:\Program Files\PCSX2\plugins\).

    To designate the new plugins for use in PCSX2, launch the program, select the tab 'Config' --> 'Configure' and in the new window created use the dropdowns to select the appropriate plugins.

    7. To install a new PCSX2 executable, download the executable and place it in the PCSX2 folder (Default: C:\Program Files\PCSX2\). Double click the newly copied executable to run.

    (You may also wish to redirect shortcuts to the new executable by editing shortcut properties for your convenience)

    8. You NEED a PS2 BIOS to run PCSX2, there is no way around this. If you have a BIOS file, place it in the BIOS folder for PCSX2 (Default: C:\Program Files\PCSX2\bios\) and use the configuration tool where you pick plugins to direct PCSX2 to use the BIOS.

    9. PCSX2 only uses 2 CORES of a CPU. You WILL NOT get extra performance from additional cores in PCSX2. It is not expected that more than 2 cores will be supported for some time as it will take much time to rewrite a great deal of the program to take advantage of more than 2 CPU cores.

    10. If PCSX2 is having trouble saving configurations or creating memory cards, set your program to 'Run as Administrator' by right clicking PCSX2.exe or it's shortcut --> Properties --> Compatibility --> check mark the 'Run as Administrator' checkbox

    11. If you are having trouble with playing and/or advancing in a dual layer PS2 title (e.g. Rogue Galaxy), please try a new version OR download a current revision of the Linuz ISO plugin, versions after ~ series 21xx should have dual layer reading capability for ISOs

    ...more suggestions as they come to mind...
    -Updated August 7 2009-

    Int4 -- How to Install Newer Versions of PCSX2

    If you are new to PCSX2 you may not know that PCSX2 is updated quite frequently. So comes the question 'How do I update PCSX2?'

    If you have already started to use PCSX2 and wish to upgrade your PCSX2 to a newer version, you can follow a few simple steps.

    There are two aspects to updating PCSX2. 1. Updating the executable. 2. Updating the plugins. Both processes will be described here.

    UPDATING PCSX2:

    1. Download the new binary, such as the PCSX2 revisions linked at the top of the page -- the new PCSX2 executables will be located in the first folder in the above
    2. Locate your PCSX2 folder (e.g. in C:\Program Files\PCSX2\)
    3. Replace the old PCSX2.exe with your newly downloaded PCSX2.exe
    *you may also rename your executables so you can leave multiple executables in the folder in case you wish to use an older version at some point
    4. Double click your new PCSX2.exe and you will now be running an updated version of PCSX2
    *you may also wish to reconfigure/create your shortcuts directing to your new executable if you have changed any PCSX2 executable filenames

    UPDATING PCSX2 PLUGINS:

    1. Download the new plugins, such as in the PCSX2 revisions linked at the top of the page -- the new PCSX2 plugins will be located in the 'plugins' folder
    2. Locate your PCSX2 plugins folder (e.g. C:\Program Files\PCSX2\plugins\)
    3. Copy and paste the new plugins into your PCSX2 plugins folder
    *you may also rename your plugins so you can leave multiple plugins of the same type in the folder in case you wish to use an older version at some point
    4. Double click your PCSX2.exe and click 'Config --> Configure' and use the GUI to designate the plugins you would like PCSX2 to use
    -Updated Jan 03 2010-

    Main1 -- Main GUI Walkthrough

    ***Please note: versions listed are simply consistent with the pictures included, please use the latest versions of PCSX2 and plugins linked at the top of the thread

    ***Please note: To use the executables and plugins listed in this guide please download the Official Beta Release for the PCSX2 r1888 executable (or executables up to latest legacy version 2186) and visit the top of this page and download the most recent binary to get the latest plugins



    File
    Run CD/DVD -- Run PCSX2 with a disc drive or ISO assigned using PCSX2 CD/DVD plugins
    Run ISO Image... -- Run software for PCSX2 without going through a CD/DVD plugin
    Run BIOS (No Disc) -- Run the assigned PS2 BIOS under PCSX2
    Run ELF File... -- Run a custom ELF file under PCSX2 (???)
    States -- Save or Load a Save State in PCSX2 (performed while PCSX2 is running a game, Save States automatically saved and loaded corresponding to the specific game running)

    Run
    Execute -- Execute PCSX2 straight from the assigned PS2 BIOS (will run a game after BIOS if a game is assigned through a CD/DVD plugin
    Reset -- Resets PCSX2 to the PS2 BIOS



    Config
    Configure -- Access the main configuration menu for PCSX2 and assign/configure different plugins for graphics, sound, controllers, CDVD, Dev9, USB, Firewire
    Graphics -- Access the assigned graphics plugin and configuration
    Controllers -- Access the assigned controllers plugin and configuration
    Sound -- Access the assigned sound plugin and configuration
    Cdvdrom -- Access the assigned CDVD plugin and configuration (choose the PS2 disc you would like to execute with PCSX2)
    Dev9, USB, Firewire -- Access the following null drivers and configuration (only for developer use)
    --------
    Memcards -- Access the memory cards and assign memory cards to one of two slots
    CPU -- Access the CPU configuration menu
    Patches -- Review and build patches for PS2 games so they may run more easily in PCSX2 (regular users should not have to navigate or tamper with these files)
    Gamefixes -- Assign PCSX2 to run with special conditions for increased compatibility with the described games
    Speedhacks -- Access the speed hacks configuration menu for special conditions for PCSX2 to run under, can increase or decrease emulation speed, compatibility
    Advanced -- Access advanced options for PCSX2, more special conditions for PCSX2 to operate under

    Language
    Assorted Languages -- Choose from the list for the most appropriate language for personal use

    Misc
    Patch Browser... -- Browse list of patches in the pnach section of your PCSX2 folder, enable and disable patches and more (for advanced users only)
    Patch Finder... -- Console to search for parameters in games to create patches for if necessary (for advanced users only)
    Enable Block Dumping -- dump _________________ (???)
    Enable Console -- Enables the console describing actions of PCSX2 during start up and emulation
    Enable Patches -- Enables pnach file patches when running PS2 games under PCSX2
    Close GS Window on Esc -- Escape button on keyboard closes the GS Window (closes the game window while emulation is paused on Esc press, useful when changing GSDX parameters when frequently going into and out of emulation)
    Print cdvd Info -- (???)

    ***NOTE: Make sure to enable patches to increase compatibility of PS2 games under PCSX2
    -Updated Jan 03 2010-

    Recommended Plugins and Plugin Settings,

    Main Configuration and Recommended Plugins



    Graphics -- GSDX 2393 (or latest, or most compatible with ____ game you are running)
    Sound -- SPU2-X 1.2.0
    First Controller (Second Controller) --LilyPad svn r1388 0.10.0 (or latest), make sure to use the same plugin for both controllers
    Cdvdrom -- Linuz Iso CDVD 0.9.0
    Dev9 -- DEV9null Driver 0.4.0
    Usb -- USBnull Driver 0.6.0
    FireWire -- FWnull Driver 0.5.0
    BIOS -- Use the BIOS you have extracted from your PS2



    Main2 -- Graphics & Sound
    Graphics -- recent version of GSDX -- have the 'renderer' as D3D10 if available, default to D3D9 if not available -- use 'renderer' hardware rendering if you have a strong CPU and GPU, use software rendering if you have a strong CPU and weak GPU -- select the 'resolution' for an appropriate windowed resolution, press Alt-Enter to alternate between fullscreen and windowed modes, fullscreen will default to the monitor's native resolution or the resolution Windows is currently running in -- choose 'interlacing' blend bff if the screen is shaky during emulation, this may be left on as default -- select the appropriate 'aspect ratio' between stretching, 4:3, and 16:9 aspect for your game or your preference -- increase 'D3D internal resolution' for greater picture quality, decrease for greater performance (only for hardware rendering) -- 'use scaling' to upscale the D3D internal resolution for preferred image quality -- check the 'original PS2 resolution' box to run a PS2 game as it would be on a real PS2 -- if using software rendering you may also choose the number of 'SW render threads' to use, more threads may give more software rendering performance on multi-core CPUs -- check the 'texture filtering' box to greatly increase picture quality of textures at negligible performance loss, also enable 8-bit textures to enable the rendering of specific textures in some games (may need to turn off for some select few games for compatibility, unconfirmed though) -- enable 'Vsync' to synchronize frames, may severely slow down rendering performance, especially in games with periods of high degree of optic/screen flow
    Sound -- use 'interpolation' cubic for best sound quality, and 'module' Directsound also for best sound quality, 'latency' at 160 ms is default

    ***if you wish to use XAudio, you may have to install the library yourself, XAudio is an API from Microsoft (it is typically installed using Microsoft.com's online DirectX setup service, linked here

    ***NOTE: Although DX10 GSDX is generally slower than DX9 GSDX it will, for the most part, render your PS2 games more accurately and with fewer graphics artifacts (only Windows Vista and Windows 7 support DX10)
    ***NOTE: GSDX as of approx. revision 1598 supports MSAA (MSAA may cause minor visual glitches)... Correction: We now know that the first revision of GSDX to support MSAA is r1597 as evidenced here



    Main3 -- Controllers & Memcards - LilyPad svn (r1388) 0.10.0 or later & built-in Memory Card browser
    Controllers -- Configure to your liking, configuration using a PS3 Sixaxis/Dualshock 3 is used in the above photos
    Memory Cards -- Use the GUI to find and select memory cards stored on your HDD (.ps2 format)

    ***Click here for a guide on how to use the Playstation 3 SIXAXIS or Dualshock 3 on Windows PC



    CDVDROM, Dev9, USB, & Firewire -- Linuz Iso CDVD 0.9.0, Dev9null 0.4.0, USBnull 0.6.0 & FWnull 0.5.0
    Linuz CDVD Plugin -- Use the GUI to find and select your ISO on your HDD, use 'File --> Run CD/DVD' or 'Run --> Execute' from the main PCSX2 window to run the disc through PCSX2
    Dev9 -- Nothing to configure
    USB -- logging only needed for advanced users or developer use
    Firewire -- logging only needed for advanced users or developer use
    -Updated Jan 03 2010-

    Recommended PCSX2 Program Configuration Settings
    (for best overall compatibility while considering performance)

    ***NOTE: These are recommended settings. Some settings may vary for optimal performance/emulation on some games.



    Main4 -- CPU Config, Patches, & Gamefixes
    CPU Config -- 'EERec, VU0, VU1, microVU0, microVU1 recompilers' should all be enabled -- 'Multi threaded GS mode (MTGS)' should be enabled for CPUs with at least 2 cores -- 'frame limiting' should be set to 'Limit' to keep games from running at framerates greater than intended (59.94 Hz for NTSC, 50 Hz for PAL) -- 'detailed settings' should all be left at zero, although these settings may help performance on weaker computers
    Patches -- may be used to create patches for PS2 games under PCSX2, for advanced users only, make sure patches are enabled under 'Misc --> Enable Patches' from the main PCSX2 window
    Gamefixes -- enable the following game fixes while playing the games associated with the fixes



    Main5 -- Speed Hacks & Advanced Options
    Speed Hacks -- 'Cycle Rate' should be kept at 1.5x for default, use 2x higher cycle rate with intensive 3D games (x2 cycle rate will cause audio skipping in FMVs) -- enable all of the 'EE Misc Hacks' -- Enable the 'Status Flag Hack' under 'Vector Unit Hacks' -- Use 'VU Cycle stealing' when having low performance in 3D games, though increasing cycle stealing will also cause increases in visual stuttering
    -Updated June 13 2010-

    Com1 -- PCSX2 Compatibility List -- PCSX2 0.9.6 and 0.9.7
    *All games are NTSC-U unless stated otherwise*

    Games with no known issues/extremely minor issues/great performance using recommended settings
    Auto Modellista
    Dark Cloud
    Dark Cloud 2
    Dragon Quest VIII
    Final Fantasy X
    Final Fantasy XII
    Kingdom Hearts
    Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
    Kingdom Hearts II
    Odin Sphere
    Okami
    Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
    Resident Evil 4
    Valkyrie Profile 2

    Games requiring special settings/have pronounced issues
    Beyond Good & Evil -- in-game -- major visual glitches, no known solutions
    Bouncer, The -- fully playable, full speed -- minor sound glitches, no known solutions
    Cowboy Bebop: Serenade of Remembrance (NTSC-J) -- fully playable, full speed --minor graphics glitches in PCSX2 r1400 (projection of shadows from characters visible through entire plane between character and ground sometimes, rather than shadows simply showing on ground), graphics only visible in PCSX2 r1400, no known solutions for minor graphics glitches in r1400 or errors in other builds
    Devil May Cry -- fully playable, full speed -- use GSDX r1398*, PCSX2 r2186 and all recommended settings for perfect emulation
    Devil May Cry 3 -- needs retesting
    God of War -- fully playable, full speed -- use x2 cycle rate in speed hacks, raise VU Cycle stealing if more performance needed
    God of War II -- seems fully playable, moderate speeds -- use x2 cycle rate in speed hacks, if you use VU cycle stealing there will be 'flickering characters,' relatively intense game, graphics no longer have major artifacts, rendering is very nice
    Gran Turismo 3 -- needs retesting
    Gran Turismo 4 -- unsure of degree of playability, full speed -- make sure to set game to render in 480p mode (progressive scan) and brightness to 0 in the game settings, keep internal resolution at 1024x1024 or lower, you must have a patch to skip the opening cutscene (have patches enabled from 'Misc --> Enable Patches in the main GUI window), read more about the patch here and here
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas -- fully playable, full speed -- minor graphics glitch (superimposable but mostly transparent image of viewed area present on screen, transparency is zoomed and offset), use GSDX r1398*, PCSX2 r2186 and all recommended settings
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City -- does not boot correctly
    ICO - fully playable, full speed -- in Advanced Settings, set EE Clamp to 'Full' and VU Clamp to 'Extra + Preserve Sign'
    Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy -- needs retesting
    Killzone -- use PCSX2 0.9.7, add 'skipdraw=2' to GSDX.ini in your ini's folder from your PCSX2 section
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty -- playable, full speed in smaller environments -- must skip ends of some codec sequences to advance in some areas, some scenes/codec sequences unskippable and will not start/end and freeze the game, few and minor graphics glitches (e.g. minor distortion in cutscene in Tanker when Snake photographs Gurlukovich), no known solutions yet
    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater -- fully playable, full speed in smaller environments -- minor visual bugs (e.g. grass/mud textures not correct shade in first area after Virtuous Mission or Operation Snake Eater starts, other areas look fine, colours a little washed out), slowdowns in larger areas and some parts of most cutscenes
    Resident Evil 4 -- fully playable, full speed -- if you are NOT using MicroVU (though you should be from recommended settings), then use GSDX 1398*, PCSX2 r2186 and all recommended settings for perfect emulation
    Rez -- needs retesting
    Shadow of the Colossus -- use x2 cycle rate in speed hacks, raise VU cycle stealing if more performance is needed -- bug: 'Dormin' spirits too transparent, shadow projection bug fixed (use GSDX ~2754 or later)
    Yakuza -- fully playable, full speed -- minor graphics glitches (aggregation of environmental light ambience on right side of screen, overly blurred image in some indoor scenes and cutscenes)
    Yakuza 2 -- same as Yakuza, but less intensity
    Zone of the Enders -- in-game, full speed --minor graphics glitches, crashing cinematics
    Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner -- in-game, low speed --crashing in some cinematics or some intensive gameplay scenes

    *You can find GSDX r1398 from the PCSX2 r1400 hosted at the top of the page

    Tested using:
    OS: Windows 7 32-bit (x86)
    Prog.: PCSX2 0.9.6 & 0.9.7
    BIOS: USA v02.00(14/06/2004) Console
    Gfx: 9800 GTX 512 MB
    Proc.: C2D E8400 @ 3.6 GHz
    RAM: 2 GB DDR2 @ 800 MHz
    Tested using recommended plugins and advanced configurations unless otherwise specified

    Visit THIS LINK to access the official PCSX2 compatibility list
    Com2 -- Changelog:
    Jan 11 2011
    1. Download link for 0.9.7 Beta 4182 added
    Dec 1 2010
    1. Download link for 0.9.7 Beta 4062 added
    Oct 7 2010
    1. Download link for 0.9.7 Beta 3877 & 3878 added
    2. Downloads section layout simplified
    Sept 16 2010
    1. Download link for 0.9.7 Beta 3777 added
    July 10 2010
    1. Download link for 0.9.7 Beta 3443 added
    June 21 2010
    1. Download link for 0.9.7 Beta 3251 added
    June 13 2010
    1. Download link for 0.9.7 Beta 3204 added
    2. Updated information on how to run Killzone PS2 in PCSX2 0.9.7 (add skipdraw=2 to GSDX.ini) & other miscellaneous information in game specific settings section
    June 4 2010
    1. Download link for 0.9.7 Beta 3151 added
    May 30 2010
    1. Download link for 0.9.7 Beta 3113 added
    Spoiler
    May 26 2010
    1. Download link for 0.9.7 Alpha r3081 added
    May 20 2010
    1. Download link for 0.9.7 Alpha r3047 added
    May 17 2010
    1. Download link for r3008 with r2186 executable added
    May 16 2010
    1. Added link to emulation videos on my Youtube channel :)
    May 10 2010
    1. Major update, added Table of Contents to guide
    2. Download link for r2968 with r2186 executable added
    Apr 28 2010
    1. Download link for r2888 with r2186 executable added
    Apr 4 2010
    1. Download link for r2813 with r2186 executable added
    Apr 3 2010
    1. Added to compatibility list: Shadow of the Colossus shadow protection bug fixed ~GSDX 2754
    Mar 20 2010
    1. Added suggestion: use a newer revision of Linuz ISO plugin if you are having trouble playing dual-layer PS2 titles
    Mar 5 2010
    1. Download link for r2650 with r2186 executable added
    Feb 6 2010
    1. Download link for r2555 with r2186 executable added
    Jan 23 2010
    1. Download link for r2495 with r2186 executable added
    Jan 21 2010
    1. Updated God of War II's and MGS3's compatibility descriptions
    Jan 20 2010
    1. Changed the settings for ICO, added recommendation to use different settings on EE and VU clamp
    Jan 4 2010
    1. Assorted layout and syntax changes, other various, small changes
    2. Added mission statement early in guide
    3. Fixed Gran Turismo 4's settings stuff
    Jan 3 2010
    1. Download links for many releases added, as well as a link for daily updated releases
    2. Updated recommended plugins, settings, CPU and speed hacks settings
    3. Updated compatibility list
    4. More descriptions in the PCSX2 configurations guide to match more similarly to the ePSXe/pSX guide
    5. Cut down information elsewhere to make guide more concise
    Nov 19 2009
    1. Download link for executable and plugins changed to latest release (r2209)
    Oct 21 2009
    1. Download link for executable and plugins changed to latest release (r2026)
    2. Updated recommended configurations to to be consistent with PCSX2 executable r1888 and new plugins (GDSX 2019, SPU2-X 1.3, Lilypad r2001, other plugins unchanged)
    Oct 1 2009
    1. Download link for executable and plugins changed to latest release (r1922)
    Sept 10 2009
    1. Added recommended setting to enable patches at 'Misc --> Enable Patches' from the main GUI
    2. Added compatibility information for Valkyrie Profile 2 - Silmeria & Yakuza, Yakuza 2
    Sept 7 2009
    1. Download link for executable and plugins changed to latest release (r1771)
    August 26 2009
    1. Download link for executable and plugins changed to latest releases (r1676)
    August 14 2009
    1. Download link for executable and plugins changed to latest releases (r1621)
    August 10 2009
    1. Added links to the official plugin threads to get the latest plugins individually
    August 8 2009
    1. Fixed error in past history of PCSX2 (GSSoft software renderer predated ZeroGS, ZeroGS is a hardware renderer)
    2. External links now listed at top of OP
    Last edited by curryking1; 01-12-2011 at 01:24 AM.

    F__I__N__A__L____F__A__N__T__A__S__Y
    VI - VII - VIII - IX - X - XII

    Ambition - Exposition - Affection - Devotion

    Laguna: "Chill man, it's cool."
    Emulation Guides: Playstation 2 (PCSX2) - Playstation (ePSXe & pSXfin) | Upload List - PS DataCenter - Youtube

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    I added a "Table of Contents."

    Now the guide is much better to navigate :)
    Last edited by curryking1; 05-10-2010 at 08:04 PM.

    F__I__N__A__L____F__A__N__T__A__S__Y
    VI - VII - VIII - IX - X - XII

    Ambition - Exposition - Affection - Devotion

    Laguna: "Chill man, it's cool."
    Emulation Guides: Playstation 2 (PCSX2) - Playstation (ePSXe & pSXfin) | Upload List - PS DataCenter - Youtube

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    just love the hacking game.....u guys are awesome.....I am trying to play transworld surf off ps2 onto pc. So far it has taken me two days of reading what pple are haviong probs with and trouble shooting myself. I finally got the PS2 Bios to run. Now I have got the CD DVD runnin but the game is terribly slow!! I figured out how to config controllers but still plays up in the menus of the game.


    Now I am about to convert the game into ISO format and hoping this will speed the game up a bit as mentioned by the Curry King. I do hope this works because with each triumph I have there was another obstacle to overcome but I am getting closer all thanks to the input everyone else has.


    Thanks:chew:

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    I know people have listed specs for this emulator. But exactly how good of a PC do you need to get full speed on any game? I'm talking about running this like a PSX emulator. I think the emulator is well made, and I get better graphics on the emulator than I do on my PS2, but get 15-20% speed tops. And even my brothers PC with an I5 processor didn't get any higher than 70% on some games like Rogue Galaxy and FFXII, and it was usually around 50%. So do you need like an I7, overclocked with the best video card you can buy to get full speed on this? I got a modded PS2, so I'm not really worried about it, but I'm just curious.

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    An i5 should be more than enough. My laptop has an i5 (2.4 GHz, dual core) and I can play FF XII full speed, but I also have a GT325M 1 GB graphics card in my laptop.

    I would take a look at your graphics card first to see why you might be getting low framerates.

    @others: no problem guys, glad to help out.

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    Can you give me some help? I'm trying to play steambot chronicles but my audio and visuals keep getting distorted. I don't know what to do. Please help? That's the screencap I took. Hopefully it helps.

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