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GS plug-in failed to open
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ribohe94 Offline

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GS plug-in failed to open
Hi I've been trying to make Pcsx2 work but every time y run the .iso a black screen appears for a couple of seconds with the UI decreasing fastly from 2-3% then it closes and it shows me:

"GS plug in failed to open your computer may have insufficient resources or incompatible hardware/drivers"

i'm trying to run Shadow of the colossus from the .iso file

I already have the latest DirectX drivers, i've installed them several times, and tried switching GS plug in and the only thing that changes is that the black screen doesn't close and gives me info on the top bar like FPS UI etc and seems normal except for the black screen.

i attached a picture with my plug in info.

Windows 7 64-bit
ATI Radeon HD 5670 1Gb
i3 3.080 ghz (1 logical thread)

I know it's not the most serius gaming engine in the world but it should work for pcsx2 right?

these are the last text lines that pcsx2 gives me:

Initializing plugins...
Init GS
Windows 6.1.7600
VirtualBox Graphics Adapter (
Init PAD
Init SPU2
Init USB
Init FW
Init DEV9
Plugins initialized successfully.

Opening plugins...
Opening GS
Opening PAD
Opening SPU2
Opening CDVD
isoFile open ok: C:\Users\Bove\Desktop\Shadow of the Colossus.iso
Image type = DVD
Fileparts = 1
* CDVD Disk Open: DVD, Single layer or unknown:
* * Track 1: Data (Mode 1) (2263632 sectors)
Opening USB
Opening FW
Opening DEV9
(pxActionEvent) GS plugin failed to open!(thread:MTGS)(thread:EE Core)
Closing plugins...
Closing DEV9
Closing FW
Closing USB
Closing CDVD
Closing SPU2
Closing PAD
Closing GS
Plugins closed successfully.
Shutting down plugins...
Plugins shutdown successfully.
User-canceled plugin configuration after plugin initialization failure. Plugins unloaded.

This is the line that shows the error of the GS plug in:

(pxActionEvent) GS plugin failed to open!(thread:MTGS)(thread:EE Core)

Please Help! Sad

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01-01-2012 01:19 AM
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smartstrike Offline

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RE: GS plug-in failed to open
invalid bug report
SOTC is working properly on pcsx2

you maybe didnt install ALL 4 Visual C++ Redist and a DX Updates(June 2010)
go to the microsoft download center to get all 5 redists.
and/or you install pcsx2 in a secured windows folder "Program Files","Windows","Users"

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01-01-2012 03:09 AM
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RE: GS plug-in failed to open
You need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 x86 and Update DirectX Redistributables as said.

Also, did you install Graphics Card Driver. Why its showing VirtualBox Graphics Adapter ( Re-install the Driver.

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01-01-2012 10:08 AM
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Topken Offline
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RE: GS plug-in failed to open
If its showing virtualbox drivers then he must be trying to run the emulator on windows while windows is running in virtualbox and seeing as how he has an ati card nvidia drivers arent going to do a thing for him
01-01-2012 12:03 PM
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