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Best Presets for PCSX2 0.9.8
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Hello everyone! Well, I'm new to the site and fairly new to emulators (I only used the GBA emulators before which seems to be child's play compared to a PS2 or PSP emulator) and I would like to ask what preset is best for me considering my hardware.

Well, I just got a new computer recently from Origin and it has some pretty badass specs if I do say so myself :

Manufacturer : Origin
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition
Display : 1080p High-Contrast LED (1920 x 1080 Native Resolution, it's a beautiful display)
CPU : Overclocked Intel Core i7-2920XM (Sandy Bridge/2nd Generation i7) Quad-Core (8 threads, 8MB Cache) @ 4.1Ghz (4.8Ghz Turbo Mode)
GPU : Overclocked 2GB Nvidia 580m GTX
Memory : 16GB Kingston Hyper-X 1600Mhz DDR3
Hard Drive : OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS Solid State Drive (550Mbps read / 500Mbps write)
Data Hard Drive : 750GB SATAIII Hard Drive 7,200rpm

As you might be able to tell, my computer can play Crysis 2 on Ultra settings with DirectX 11 and the high-resolution textures installed and run smoothly without even getting hot, so any problem with a PS2 Emulator would have to be a bad setting or software issue.

Here are my controllers :

Laptop Keyboard (numpad included)
Logitech G19 Keyboard
XBox 360 Wireless adapter for PC
Logitech Wireless Gamepad (is like a PS2 controller)

My current settings are for the most PS2 like emulation, using the "1 -Safest" preset in the emulation settings and "Direct3D11 (Hardware)" with my native resolution (1920 x 1080) set for custom scaling.

I am using the USA Bios v1.60

Before I start using this a lot, I just want to know if there is anything I should change or any recommendations for me. The games I play are mainly by Square Enix, my first games on it will be Kingdom Hearts 2.

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I use the closest to PS2 settings I can because I know that will probably work best. My computer can run them at a perfect frame rate with no problem at these settings it seems, but I've only tried one game so far and it's KH2.
Any help or advice will be appreciated! ^_^

- Alex
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Welcome! and first off

(09-15-2011, 11:22 AM)Alexander Moore Wrote: As you might be able to tell, my computer can play Crysis 2 on Ultra settings with DirectX 11 and the high-resolution textures installed and run smoothly without even getting hot, so any problem with a PS2 Emulator would have to be a bad setting or software issue.

this is a VERY nieve think to say, comparing PC gaming to PS2 emulation is a whole new kettle of fish. Although your PC is a monster, some games will still run slow, this is just the nature of the emulation and high requirements.

Your settings looks absolutely fine, im not sure what else youd like to achieve? KH2 is pretty undemanding and should run like lightning on your pc, what exactly is the issue?
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(09-15-2011, 11:28 AM)refraction Wrote: Welcome! and first off


this is a VERY nieve think to say, comparing PC gaming to PS2 emulation is a whole new kettle of fish. Although your PC is a monster, some games will still run slow, this is just the nature of the emulation and high requirements.

Your settings looks absolutely fine, im not sure what else youd like to achieve? KH2 is pretty undemanding and should run like lightning on your pc, what exactly is the issue?

That's why I said anything that goes wrong is probably an emulation problem, haha.

Actually, I was wondering what all the trouble is with FFX that I've heard of. Do I need some extra part to run it or something?

Edit : Also, should I allow 8-bit textures?
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FFX generally works fine. there are some issues with people standing the wrong way around, but that's solved by setting the "Clamping" under the EE/VU emulation settings to full.

As for the 8-bit textures, you don't really need that, some games are quicker with that option on (due to how directx works) where others it has no effect or complete opposite effect.
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(09-15-2011, 11:35 AM)refraction Wrote: FFX generally works fine. there are some issues with people standing the wrong way around, but that's solved by setting the "Clamping" under the EE/VU emulation settings to full.

As for the 8-bit textures, you don't really need that, some games are quicker with that option on (due to how directx works) where others it has no effect or complete opposite effect.

Alright, because I am planning on playing both FFX and FFX-2 soon and I wanted to be prepared for that.

Using the emulator brings such nostalgia...

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indeed it does Smile
as you have a quad core, id suggest checking out the buildbot beta, there is a "speedhack" in there called "MTVU" which will put the VU emuation on to the 3rd core of your cpu, this will bring extra speed if you end up running a demanding game Smile
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I'm interested in your load temps with that CPU. How long can it go at 4ghz before being throttled to stock speed?
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Actually, I don't really know. I honestly don't think anything I've ever used so far has made it feel the need to use Turbo, not even Crysis 2, meaning mine is total overkill for this generation. I'd imagine I could probably find out if I tried some editing programs such as Adobe's or Sony's and did some rendering that would be specifically hard on the CPU, but I don't use those too often.

My cooling system is also very good, a dedicated fan for both the CPU and the GPU, so I would imagine that it can last a fairly long time in Turbo Mode.
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(09-15-2011, 11:35 AM)refraction Wrote: FFX generally works fine. there are some issues with people standing the wrong way around, but that's solved by setting the "Clamping" under the EE/VU emulation settings to full.

As for the 8-bit textures, you don't really need that, some games are quicker with that option on (due to how directx works) where others it has no effect or complete opposite effect.

yeh, 8bit textures turns mihen highroad into a slideshow.
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(09-15-2011, 11:35 AM)refraction Wrote: FFX generally works fine. there are some issues with people standing the wrong way around, but that's solved by setting the "Clamping" under the EE/VU emulation settings to full.

For me, setting the EE rounding mode to negative fixed that problem.

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