- Created: 05 September 2007
- Written by Falcon4ever
It seems like our developers are on steroids, there has been so many progress in the last few days (netplay and usb keyboard support).
Of course betatesters do not sit still either, since Monster Hunter is not the only game which supports online gaming. We have tried to find other games supporting netplay as well.
By comparing the list of netplay capable games (wiki!) with our PCSX2 compatibility list, we found that the game XIII would be a good candidate.
The game itself is fully playable at reasonable speeds in the single player mode.
Trying our luck with the same dev9 plugin (netplay) did not give us the results we hoped for. Authentication went smooth however account creation kept failing over and over again.
Fortunately gigaherz and drkIIRaziel worked together trying to solve this issue. After the plugin was rewritten they managed to fix the problem.
(hmm... that deathmatch versus drkIIRaziel went not the way as I hoped )
- Created: 04 September 2007
- Written by CKemu
Work towards PCSX2 0.9.4 continues at a steady pace! GiGaHeRz has done significant work towards USB emulation, and we now have keyboard support!
When going online with PCSX2, or even a real PS2, chat and general team work requires you type to other players, thus GiGaHeRz was inspired to work on the USB side of PS2 emulation and bring us working keyboard support!
You don't even need a USB keyboard plugged into your PC, it can be any type of keyboard Of course this required us to test (play) even more Monster Hunter together...*ahem*
You may be wondering why the first word in the news post is just a bunch of stars? Well it seems Capcom like any sensible network game developer, censor certain words, however whilst 'testing' PCSX2 we soon found that the word after is censored in the game, whats even funnier, the word wanker isn't! (gasp, swearing on news page!)
Video and yet more shots of our exploits, the video certainly makes me chuckle
(Poor old Falcon4ever mwhahahar)
For more screenshots you can grab this screenshot pack (5.12 mb) here
- Created: 01 September 2007
- Written by CKemu
GiGaHeRz did it!! *hic* *wobble*...erm, oh I'd best explain I suppose!
DEV9 is a section of the PS2 which handles a variety of things; HDD, USB and ethernet. GiGaHeRz has been working on one aspect of DEV9, ethernet!
PCSX2 now supports PS2 ethernet, so what does that mean? ONLINE PLAY BABY. On August 30th 2007 GiGaHeRz successfully logged on to the official Capcom Monster Hunter servers and entered a town, briefly after his success I to logged in and joined him!
Subsequently most of the betatesting and development team have logged onto Monster Hunter, interacted with people playing on their real PS2's and even gone questing with each other; including other Monster Hunter players.
This is a significant moment for PCSX2, as we are perhaps one of the first emulation projects to ever let the emulator user connect to a real live official server and play their game online. The only other project we are aware of; that has even come close to this feat would be nullDC (a Dreamcast emulator for Windows).
Testing is ongoing with a variety of online games, and the lack of USB keyboard and mouse support (hopefully to be resolved soon), means PAD typing messages is the only way to communicate online.
This advance towards emulating some of the more "unique" features of the PS2 has once again put into sharp focus the need for you to dump your own BIOS. The specifics I won't detail here, however those of you downloading your BIOS will suffer the consequences.
We shall let you know of further progress with any games we get to go online, but Monster Hunter is a fantastic example of how well PS2 emulation can work, average framerates of 50-70 FPS, with lows of 35 in intense moments. Monster Hunter is utterly stable, I myself have been playing it for some time only noticing minor visual issues on rare occasions.
So here for your pleasure is a video of us just saying hello, and 80 (both general and online) screenshots!...now if you don't mind, we've got alcohol to consume *hic*
(Jenova2666 isn't part of the team, but he's a friend of ours, and on his real PS2)
(Going online with PCSX2, see, lack of constant news means something big is happening!)
(Big group photo session, oh boy did this take some arranging!)
(Everyone in the tavern, drunk and horny! Note drkIIRaziel in the second tavern shot, thats the drkIIRaziel from nullDC!)
(Various armors from the game, there are loads,...still working on my Kezu Armor)
(Rathian fighting can be epic on your own, but isn't she gorgeous...awww)
- Created: 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: 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