(09-20-2009 01:41 AM)DKTronics Wrote: Is this post for real? Greyscale
Like I said above, I'm not too bothered about the look
of the graphics - My main intention is to use PCSX2 to allow me to continue playing games until I can get my PS2 fixed.
(09-20-2009 01:41 AM)DKTronics Wrote: Why lower your visuals so they're actually worse than a real Ps2? Wouldn't it be easier to just buy a real, cheap, second-hand PS2, than to go through the pain of getting no more than a few fps?
That's one solution I suppose...I'll have to take a peek at eBay when I get a moment free - Probabally be cheaper than an official Sony repair, at any rate!
Just to give you an idea of what I can tolerate graphics-wise though: I'd actually be happy to play on a 4-bit, 16 colour greyscale palette if it'd let my games run relatively steady. I know that it sounds too low-fi to believe, but I've got no problem sacrificing graphics quality for gameplay...As long as the display's still good enough for me to be able to identify on-screen objects.
(As it is: The one game that I've tried playing on PCSX2 thus far has an FMV sequence right at the start. When I tried running it though, the FMV was very
slow...No better than 0.1 FPS, at a rough guess.)
My first games machine was a Pong-esque tennis/football game, and my first proper games console was a Nintendo NES...So even in 8-bit monochrome, PS2 graphics would still be better than what I grew up with!
(09-20-2009 01:56 AM)Shadow Lady Wrote: What cpu is it? there's many tweaks that can be used to improve your framrate but they only help so much, if you dont have at least a 2.4GHZ Athlon X2 I really doubt you'd be able to get much speed since you have that card also...
Ahh...My CPU is a single core
Athlon64 2.4GHz one, and I only have a 32-bit version of WinXP available here as well...So probabally quite slow and too low spec, compared with the systems that PCSX2 is designed to run on I'm guessing?
I must admit that I never planned to run games on my PC when I bought it, hence the very low factory spec. As it is, most of my PC work is simple HTML editing and development, and - Being a bit of an old-school user - A lot of the utilities I use only give a console/TTY-esque output, which I'm generally happy with.
Farewell for now, and many thanks again for the help!
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