(06-06-2011, 08:31 PM)tizerist Wrote: Hi, thanks.
My pc specs are in the first post. The emu settings, I've gone from ambitious, to severely stripped down (not just audio) and all manner of combinations have yeilded the same type of results.
Enabling speedhacks made everything slower.
Hmmm... Speedhacks shouldn't flat out make things worse. Some of them should be helping, but making improper changes to the settings can muck things up.
(06-06-2011, 08:31 PM)tizerist Wrote: Other similar games are working ok, although they may not be quite as pyrotechnical. I accept that the Processor is not front-line stuff, I have overclocked it by a cautious 5% for what it's worth.
Overclocking is almost guaranteed to help, but only to the degree you do so. A 5% OC from 2.4Ghz puts you at a meager 2.52Ghz, which would only give you approximately 2fps more.
For PCSX2, a Core 2 at 3.0Ghz is generally more ideal. I believe I've seen that CPU reach that much before. Perhaps you could do it comfortably, as well.
(06-06-2011, 08:31 PM)tizerist Wrote: Any alternative plugins I can try? I get hopelessly lost while searching for these, and the last two I tried, the emu didn't even agknowledge them.
Perhaps they were outdated or something.
You shouldn't need to try alternative plugins really, just changing GSdx to the instruction set your CPU does support (I think that's SSSE3 for yours).
Out dated plugins? You are using PCSX2 0.9.8
I recommend you simply start from the default settings, set the GSdx plugin as previously indicated, be sure to set the GSdx plugin setting to utilize Direct3D11 (hardware) and also consider a lower resolution (I have no idea what your settings are...)
For Speedhacks, try using the Preset on the bottom of the Emulation Settings.
I do not recommend you mess with your sound plugin's settings. If the game is running slow at all, the sound will, too.