PS2 Emulation question?

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#1 Posted by ArchDemon123 (967 posts) -

A long time ago i had a crappy pc and i wanted to emulate some PS2 games, but they ran very very slowly!

My question is if there's some sort of recommended requirements for PS2 Emulation (using PCPSX2).

Thanks! :)

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#2 Posted by Masenkoe (4897 posts) -

Well I think there is but I don't know what they are. Not very high though.

All I can say is that you definitely wouldnt have trouble now!

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#3 Posted by Tezcatlipoca666 (7241 posts) -

The higher the better.

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#4 Posted by ArchDemon123 (967 posts) -

Well I think there is but I don't know what they are. Not very high though.

All I can say is that you definitely wouldnt have trouble now!

Masenkoe
Glad to know! :)
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#5 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

Emulation is a dodgy topic on this forum and often results in locked threads and moderations.

Emulation is actually very CPU intensive, since you pc has to pretend to be a different system.

A decent quad core is recommended for ps2/gamecube/xbox

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#6 Posted by quebec946 (1600 posts) -

unfortunatly pcsx2 is stil in beta status, so it kind of poor.

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#7 Posted by RyviusARC (5675 posts) -
I am still waiting for them to fix the shadow issues in a lot of games for the PCSX2. Once they fix that I can play Silent Hill Origin in 1080P glory. So far I can only get 15 minutes into the game before the bug appears. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2vOeqI2ePQ
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#8 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24617 posts) -
you kinda want sandy bridge, and oc'd. Though i haven't used pcsx2 in forever, maybe it sucks less.
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#9 Posted by deactivated-5a9b3f32ef4e9 (7779 posts) -

PCSX2 works great, I used it a while back.

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#10 Posted by MlauTheDaft (5189 posts) -

Can we even discuss this?

Mess with the settings of that one, mentioned earlier ;) It's far from plug and play.

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#11 Posted by ionusX (25760 posts) -

admitting to using an emulator gets you reported for a mild offence.

anyway the requirements are you need to be about double what that gen of a console it. so you would need something double the quality of a ps2

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#12 Posted by muffinduck01 (317 posts) -

admitting to using an emulator gets you reported for a mild offence.

anyway the requirements are you need to be about double what that gen of a console it. so you would need something double the quality of a ps2

ionusX
We've had double the power of PS2s for ages. :p I think the main problem here is that the PS2's architecture is so ass-backwards that it's hard to emulate (what with it having 3 different CPUs all at different clock speeds). OT: My modest $700 PC can run PCSX2 at or near 100% depending on the game. I'm running an FX-4100OC'd to 4.2 GHz/Radeon HD 6850/4 GB DDR31600. It doesn't take much to run it nowadays, but i'd look into Dolphin more, simply because it runs much better, unless you want to play something that was PS2 exclusive.
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#13 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24617 posts) -

admitting to using an emulator gets you reported for a mild offence.

anyway the requirements are you need to be about double what that gen of a console it. so you would need something double the quality of a ps2

ionusX

more like 10-50x

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#14 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8215 posts) -

Good luck with blob shadows but itll run great for you... depending on far they progressed with the emu.

Yeah I dont think gspot likes us talking about emus at all.

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#15 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24617 posts) -

Good luck with blob shadows but itll run great for you... depending on far they progressed with the emu.

Yeah I dont think gspot likes us talking about emus at all.

Bikouchu35
considering how long this thread has been up
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#16 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8215 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bikouchu35"]

Good luck with blob shadows but itll run great for you... depending on far they progressed with the emu.

Yeah I dont think gspot likes us talking about emus at all.

JigglyWiggly_

considering how long this thread has been up

Mods dont like wandering here b.c theres not enough trollz but I assure you this will go down fast @ sw.

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#17 Posted by Masenkoe (4897 posts) -

Yeah this thread has managed to stay up quite a while. I completely forgot about the rules on this.

meh

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#18 Posted by ArchDemon123 (967 posts) -
[QUOTE="ionusX"]

admitting to using an emulator gets you reported for a mild offence.

anyway the requirements are you need to be about double what that gen of a console it. so you would need something double the quality of a ps2

muffinduck01
We've had double the power of PS2s for ages. :p I think the main problem here is that the PS2's architecture is so ass-backwards that it's hard to emulate (what with it having 3 different CPUs all at different clock speeds). OT: My modest $700 PC can run PCSX2 at or near 100% depending on the game. I'm running an FX-4100OC'd to 4.2 GHz/Radeon HD 6850/4 GB DDR31600. It doesn't take much to run it nowadays, but i'd look into Dolphin more, simply because it runs much better, unless you want to play something that was PS2 exclusive.

That's awesome to know, thanks :) And thanks for the heads up guys :)
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#19 Posted by kungfool69 (2584 posts) -

emu requires sooooo much effort to get it running even mildly well, its o much easier to go and buy them second hand now :(

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#20 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24617 posts) -

emu requires sooooo much effort to get it running even mildly well, its o much easier to go and buy them second hand now :(

kungfool69
well u shud have the console to begin with and it needs to be modded to even dump the bios to usb unless you want to get it directly from nand... then again i am legit /notatall
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#21 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

emu requires sooooo much effort to get it running even mildly well, its o much easier to go and buy them second hand now :(

kungfool69
Dolphin is easy. Not that i'd know.
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#22 Posted by Masenkoe (4897 posts) -

Some games are rediculous expensive though. Case in point: Budokai Tenkaichi 3.

The funny part is that I still find BT2 the better game and that's the one I own.

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#23 Posted by quebec946 (1600 posts) -

when you think of it

emulation kind of make consoles, obselete when you can upscale the graphics.

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#24 Posted by MlauTheDaft (5189 posts) -

you kinda want sandy bridge, and oc'd. Though i haven't used pcsx2 in forever, maybe it sucks less.JigglyWiggly_

I've heard that laptops such as my G74SX, (Sandy 2.0 GHz/GTX560m), run pcsx2 just fine. I've also heard that pcsx2 has easily goog lable guides if one should have issues with setting it up.

I heard this from someone, I trust immensely.

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#25 Posted by spy2828 (656 posts) -

A long time ago i had a crappy pc and i wanted to emulate some PS2 games, but they ran very very slowly!

My question is if there's some sort of recommended requirements for PS2 Emulation (using PCPSX2).

Thanks! :)

ArchDemon123

x7 Better hardware than the console you are trying to emulate

for perfect emulation.

Example: I tried emulate Wii with a beast PC , and I failed was getting like 15 frames per second

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#26 Posted by spy2828 (656 posts) -

while GamyBoy Advance emulation is flawless , as PC is of course more than x7 times more powerfull than GBA.

But in an old PC , i was getting choppy framerate even in GBA emulation

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#27 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24617 posts) -

[QUOTE="ArchDemon123"]

A long time ago i had a crappy pc and i wanted to emulate some PS2 games, but they ran very very slowly!

My question is if there's some sort of recommended requirements for PS2 Emulation (using PCPSX2).

Thanks! :)

spy2828

x7 Better hardware than the console you are trying to emulate

for perfect emulation.

Example: I tried emulate Wii with a beast PC , and I failed was getting like 15 frames per second

you are going to need a lot faster than x7.. if you calcualted megaflops on sega genesis and then on the minimum requirements for pc, you are looking at like 100-1000x
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#28 Posted by ChiliDragon (8444 posts) -
Can we even discuss this?MlauTheDaft
According to the TOU, no, you can't. Sorry. Locking this now...