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Need configuration help
#1
Hello, I'm a bit of a newbie at this so please bear with me. I have Windows XP with latest version of directx, 2 gigs of RAM, 3.4 Ghz processor, and raedon x800 pro 256 mb video card. When I run the game, it loads O.K. with normal fps (~60) but when I start playing I go down to 5 fps! What's going on here, there's obviously some sort of configuration problem on my end, because I'm trying to play a game made back in 2000, it shouldn't be that demanding for specs. Is there anything critical I should be doing? I tried default configurations and trying fooling around with different configurations and also using the speed hacks, nothing works. Is it really my pc?
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#2
Depends on the game and on what kind of processor you have. 3,4 Ghz Core 2 Duo is like 3x faster than a 3,4 Ghz Pentium 4...
And the game being released in 2000 has nothing to do with this, see this link that explains that:
http://forums.pcsx2.net/thread-2330.html
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#3
(07-02-2009, 12:14 AM)Bositman Wrote: Depends on the game and on what kind of processor you have. 3,4 Ghz Core 2 Duo is like 3x faster than a 3,4 Ghz Pentium 4...
And the game being released in 2000 has nothing to do with this, see this link that explains that:
http://forums.pcsx2.net/thread-2330.html

Well I do in fact have a P4 processor, but it still is 2 CPU. If it helps, the game is called Eternal Ring. It's made by Agetec+From Software, from the creators of King's Field and Shadow Tower. The reason why I said it was made in 2000 because I wanted to indicate that is is a very old game, and it's not like I'm trying to run a really new game like Shadow of the Colossus or something like that where I should expect a big slowdown if my computer is too lowgrade for ps2 emulation.
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#4
Well as I said Pentium 4s are pretty low end for PCSX2. And it is NOT 2 cores,it is one core with hyperthreading,creating a virtual second core which is of course way slower than having 2 real cores.
Still,5 FPS is way too slow even for this system,so go ahead and post all plugins you're using,their settings and your PCSX2 settings (especially cpu and speed hacks)
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(07-02-2009, 12:51 AM)Bositman Wrote: Well as I said Pentium 4s are pretty low end for PCSX2. And it is NOT 2 cores,it is one core with hyperthreading,creating a virtual second core which is of course way slower than having 2 real cores.
Still,5 FPS is way too slow even for this system,so go ahead and post all plugins you're using,their settings and your PCSX2 settings (especially cpu and speed hacks)

I assume this is the information you are in search of.

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http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4975/plugins1.jpg
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#6
Yep that was it. Not much you can do there I'm afraid your settings are not that bad. Unfortunately you not having a DX10 capable gfx card and vista/win 7 is preventing you from using the DX10 mode of GSdx which is that much faster. Try setting GSdx to pixel shader 3 and interlacing to none.
For a better speed boost,use the latest PCSX2 beta and take advantage of the new VU Cycle hack. That's all you can do except from buying a new PC....
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(07-02-2009, 01:54 AM)Bositman Wrote: Yep that was it. Not much you can do there I'm afraid your settings are not that bad. Unfortunately you not having a DX10 capable gfx card and vista/win 7 is preventing you from using the DX10 mode of GSdx which is that much faster. Try setting GSdx to pixel shader 3 and interlacing to none.
For a better speed boost,use the latest PCSX2 beta and take advantage of the new VU Cycle hack. That's all you can do except from buying a new PC....

Alright, ill give it a shot. But I looks like I'll probably need to get a new pc ;/
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#8
Yeah,it looks like you picked some pretty demanding game. Some other games like Kingdom Hearts,Disagea,Phantom Brave (2D ones) will work quite better though
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