Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Advanced configuration settings? Need a bit of help
#1
Hello hello. I had a few questions that I couldn't find information for searching the forums and the net, so I decided to come here and ask directly.

I have been using PCSX2 on my desktop where it has run perfectly (E8400 cpu and 9600GT vid card). My questions, however, concern my new laptop. I assumed that it wouldn't run perfectly (it runs okay), but I was wondering if there were things I could do to improve performance.

Here are my laptop specs:
i7 3610QM
8GB Memory
Geforce 630M video
Windows 7

My job involves lots of travel, and since lugging around a ps2 isn't very practical, I was hoping to use this laptop to play Dragon Quest VIII. Currently I have gotten pretty decent performance out if it using 0.9.6 (because that one has VU Skip settings), getting full speed in most places (slows down a bit in towns). Using 0.9.8 is much slower, oddly enough, so I wanted to know what I could do to speed it up. Here are my questions:

1) Does 0.9.8 do any auto frameskipping? If so, how do I access those settings? 0.9.6's VU Skip was a great setting, and I was a bit surprised to not see it.

2) Would I get speedups using different audio plugins?

3) Just to confirm: Can I use memory card files from a different version of PCSX2? (Incase I change versions or decide to use one of the 0.9.9 betas)

Sorry for all the questions. Thanks all.
Reply

Sponsored links

#2
You will not get any help with 0.9.6 use 0.9.8 or better yet just use the latest svn which can be found here http://buildbot.orphis.net/pcsx2/index.p...indows-x86 After getting that set up go to the speedhack settings and enable MTVU if it isnt enabled by default which I think it is on the newer svns. That will net you a nice speed up on your quad core i7
Reply
#3
1) The Frame skipping is throughout the game.

Config --> Emulation Settings --> GS.

2) Hmm. Not tried that. Well, SPU2-X is best and does not lags for me. ZeroSPu2 is a bit Crappy and so i don't bother to use it. Tongue2

3)Yes! You can use Memory Cards. Savestates might not work.
[Image: recodersignature2.png]
Reply
#4
(07-13-2012, 06:46 PM)Topken Wrote: You will not get any help with 0.9.6 use 0.9.8 or better yet just use the latest svn which can be found here http://buildbot.orphis.net/pcsx2/index.p...indows-x86 After getting that set up go to the speedhack settings and enable MTVU if it isnt enabled by default which I think it is on the newer svns. That will net you a nice speed up on your quad core i7

That's the thing: I do get better performance out of 0.9.6 than the later versions. This is because of the VU skip option. Maybe it can't achieve the highest speeds as the newer versions, but I get more consistent speed with the auto frameskipping, keeping speeds at lower framerates rather than just slowing down like 0.9.8 does. Why is there now auto-frameskipping in the newer versions?
Reply
#5
^
Yeah but the new svn's have MTVU which places Vu on its own core, making it faster than 0.9.6, 0.9.7 or 0.9.8 on 3d titles if you have a quad core or above
ROG Asus G74S laptop
Intel core i7 2670QM @2.2(3.1ghz turbo) Nvidia 3gig GTX560m 8 gigs DDr5 Blue-Ray Burner windows7 64 bit
[Image: r1gyld.jpg]
Reply
#6
The MTVU hack will force the emulator to use an addtional CPU core which will speed up the emulator and that is why I am suggesting you use it. You have a quad core cpu there and without the mtvu hack the emulator will only use 2 of those cores but with it it will force the emulator to use 3 giving a great boost in speed in most games. So you wil no longer need the vu optionj if you use the SVN i linked to.

Basically the VU skip is no longer needed thanks to MTVU adding suuport for 3+ core cpus like you are are currently running.
Reply




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)