- Created on 24 August 2007
- Written by refraction
Since 0.9.2's release, many users, mainly those who live in Brazil, have had problems running the VM version of PCSX2. After trialing this fix on the forum for the past 6 or so months, I figured it was about time we put it on the site!
So if any of you guys have enabled the permissions, logged out, then back in to find it still doesn't work, this should be your salvation!
Users with Athlon XP processors or any chip without SSE2 support, this isn't your problem. VM requires SSE2 to function correctly which is why you are getting crashes.
You can download the fix from here
If you still have problems check this thread
- Created on 12 August 2007
- Written by bositman
Since its summer time and nothing much goes on these days (yes the devs and testers also have lives!) I thought I'd entertain you with some videos I recorded, showing off some of the new fixes in 0.9.4.
First and foremost, you'll notice perfect sound in both Dynasty Warriors 4 Xtreme Legends and Fullmetal Alchemist 2 videos! Also, Fullmetal Alchemist 2 did not even boot in 0.9.3 but with the SPU2 fixes in 0.9.4 the game looks playable and I've already reached Chapter 2 with no problems at all.Note that the videos were taken using Bilinear filtering and 4X AA and are sped up to 100% speed although they did run pretty near that thanks to the new ZeroGS!
About progress I'll just say there are some new plugins in development which have only seen null versions of until now, zeroGS 16:9 support and the new bios format getting implemented (still not complete)
All three videos were recorded using the XVID codec, so you'll need that to play them back.
Also you'll need a bittorent client such as uTorrent to download the videos!
Here they are:
Dynasty Warriors 4 Xtreme Legends
Fullmetal Alchemist 2
Please seed for as long as possible! Oh and have some nice summer vacations
- Created on 23 July 2007
- Written by refraction
Okay, they aren't new, they have been on NGemu a while, but they have been getting some good support from the community and i felt they needed adding to the official site!!
Due to the hard work of Rebel_X and ChickenLiver from the PCSX2 forums, we are proud to present LilyPad and TwinPad plugins, which both allow keyboard users to have full use of the analog sticks! I'm sure you will enjoy them as much as the forum users have.
Head over to the Plugin Download section to get them now!
- Created on 01 July 2007
- Written by refraction
Recently PCSX2 has made its second appearance in the Italian magazine - The Games Machine. It's great to see PCSX2 getting mention in publications, and we thought we'd share the article with you!
If you can read Italian, you can click on the thumbnail to the left and read it yourself, for those of you who can't read Italian, a rough translation is below (Made by a friend of the PCSX2 team!):
"Some time ago we talked about PS2 emulation and we mentioned that PCSX2 had made a lot of progress, but that it was still impossible to "play".
Things have changed a lot and now PCSX2, that is the result of more than 2 years of developing, is the only emulator that can emulate the PS2 in a good way. The hardware requirements are very high, we are talking about an Intel E6600 or an equivalent AMD, 1 GB of ram and a video card with full support of Pixel Shader 2.0.
The requirements are very high but not absurd if you are thinking a bout an upgrade to Windows Vista. PCSX2, the latest release 0.9.2, is based on some plugins which emulate the functions of PCSX2.
On the official site of the project (http://pcsx2.net) you can find a very complete guide to the use of the emu. Personally, I can recommend you the new ZeroGS 0.96.0 (a video plugin). It's a plugin which works very well only with newer graphics cards. There are specific plugins just for audio,controller, USB and for Firewire emulation. There are also a lot of CDVD plugins.
If you want to use PCSX2 you must have a "real ps2" and its bios. You can obtain it dumping it from your ps2 (any other way is against the law).
PCSX2 is compatible with a lot of famous games like: GTA San Andreas, Devil May Cry 3, Final Fantasy X... The framerate is very low on a lot of PC's but buying a very powerful pc, the framerate problem is going to end in the coming months.
At the end PCSX2 is a very good product and it'll have for sure an evolution thanks to the hardware evolution."
- Created on 30 June 2007
- Written by CKemu
Florin has just released BIOS Dumper v2.0 which you can grab from our Downloads>Tools Section here.
This program will dump the PS2 BIOS, DVD Player ROM, NVM etc from your PlayStation 2 via a 'host' enabled connection.
PCSX2 0.9.4 will be using the new format BIOS (*.p2b) created by BIOS Dumper v2.0, as it dumps a more "complete" copy of the BIOS. It is highly recommended that you redump your BIOS to get a more complete dump and thus enable PCSX2 to more accurately emulate the PlayStation 2
You won't need to throw away your old BIOS files, as a convertor will be released in the future to convert the older format to P2B. Conversion is no substitute for a redump as converted BIOS's will not contain the new information dumped from BIOS Dumper v2.0.
The source code for this tool will be made available shortly on sf.net. For now grab the tools here and get dumping!
EDIT: If you have downloaded before 30d 6m 2007y @ 20:11 GMT+0, or are having problems making the p2b file, please redownload the files provided, as they have been updated!