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PCSX2 in Vista
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I just installed Vista (32 bit), and have installed Service Pack 1 for Vista plus VGA and mobo drivers.

I read somewhere that PCSX2 performs better with DirectX10, but so far with Rogue Galaxy and Valkyrie Profile 2, I didn't notice a significant improvement. Can anyone confirm that DX10 is better than DX9 for PCSX2.

Oh, one more thing, I tried to run PCSX2 0.9.6 (but i think a slightly older version one) and Playground version, and it tells me to update my directX. My question, I have Vista, which have DX10, so do I need to install DX9, because I read that PCSX2 0.9.6 require DX9 to run?

And, sometimes while using the working version (the latest beta), if I chose to use the gsdx10 plugin, the game can run (despite unimproved speed compared to DX9), but if i used the gsdx9 plugin (i think the latest one too) where we can choose to use DX10 renderer, when i run the game, pcsx2 will crash, producing a generic vista error "PCSX2 has stopped working" . What is that?

thanks for the answer... oh yeah, can someone tell me games that do perform better using Vista?
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E7400 @ 2.8GHz
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB
RAM: 2GB DDR-2
OS1: Windows XP Professional (x86) SP3
OS2: Windows Vista Ultimate (x86) SP1
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#2
the dx10 improvements don't cover only speed enhancements, they also feature fixes for glitches or crashes with some games. gabest focusses his development on the dx10 mode of gsdx, if you have the option to use it, you should use it. to the speed comparison: i "benchmarked" it a month ago with the game ffx, internal resolution 1920x1080. as the full shiva summoning is the only scene for me where the fps drops under 60 at all, i chose it to test dx9 vs. dx10. in dx9 mode the fps drops down to 25-30 for several seconds, with dx10 it never drops under 50 ever. so especially more complex scenes seem to profit from it. can't give you a list of games, though, don't have that many games to try, and with other hardware setups it might be another story.

you already have dx9, if you have dx10 Wink but both dx9 and 10 libraries are regularly updated, so download and install this: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai...laylang=en

the pcsx2 crash when using the dx10 mode is probably related to the dx update
CPU Core i5-3570K@3.4GHz | GPU Nvidia Geforce GTX 570 | RAM 8GB DDR-3 1600MHz CL9 | OS Win7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
EMU PCSX2 v1.1.0 r5645 | GS GSdx SSE4 r5632 | SPU2 SPU2-X r5559 | PAD LilyPad r5403 | CDVD cdvdGigaherz r5403
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#3
Aye, I have this same problem too. I just upgraded to Vista, got myself settled in, and upgraded to Dx10, and now the gsdx plugin doesn't work with the settings for dx10, hardware or software.
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#4
ok. will do update directx later. i did notice an improvement in Valkyrie Profile 2, but still unplayable (not even 20-30 fps).
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E7400 @ 2.8GHz
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB
RAM: 2GB DDR-2
OS1: Windows XP Professional (x86) SP3
OS2: Windows Vista Ultimate (x86) SP1
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(07-03-2009, 08:43 AM)jacksterson Wrote: Aye, I have this same problem too. I just upgraded to Vista, got myself settled in, and upgraded to Dx10, and now the gsdx plugin doesn't work with the settings for dx10, hardware or software.

the question is to which version of directx you updated. you'll need the latest (march '09) update of it. for the latest revisions of gsdx you'll also need this: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai...laylang=en
CPU Core i5-3570K@3.4GHz | GPU Nvidia Geforce GTX 570 | RAM 8GB DDR-3 1600MHz CL9 | OS Win7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
EMU PCSX2 v1.1.0 r5645 | GS GSdx SSE4 r5632 | SPU2 SPU2-X r5559 | PAD LilyPad r5403 | CDVD cdvdGigaherz r5403
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#6
Oh, hah, completely forgot about that, my bad. I'm getting that now, thanks! I'll post update in a sec

*EDIT*
Nope, same error.
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(07-03-2009, 08:56 AM)zero29 Wrote:
(07-03-2009, 08:43 AM)jacksterson Wrote: Aye, I have this same problem too. I just upgraded to Vista, got myself settled in, and upgraded to Dx10, and now the gsdx plugin doesn't work with the settings for dx10, hardware or software.

the question is to which version of directx you updated. you'll need the latest (march '09) update of it. for the latest revisions of gsdx you'll also need this: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai...laylang=en

C++ Redist? Do I just install it in Vista? thanks
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E7400 @ 2.8GHz
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB
RAM: 2GB DDR-2
OS1: Windows XP Professional (x86) SP3
OS2: Windows Vista Ultimate (x86) SP1
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(07-03-2009, 09:05 AM)benhanks040888 Wrote: C++ Redist? Do I just install it in Vista? thanks

Normally, yes, but if you have the same error as I do, then its not going to work either way...

Attached a message of the error message.


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(07-03-2009, 09:09 AM)jacksterson Wrote:
(07-03-2009, 09:05 AM)benhanks040888 Wrote: C++ Redist? Do I just install it in Vista? thanks

Normally, yes, but if you have the same error as I do, then its not going to work either way...

Attached a message of the error message.

i didn't encounter that kind of error. Mine is generic "PCSX2 has stopped working"
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E7400 @ 2.8GHz
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB
RAM: 2GB DDR-2
OS1: Windows XP Professional (x86) SP3
OS2: Windows Vista Ultimate (x86) SP1
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(07-03-2009, 09:09 AM)jacksterson Wrote:
(07-03-2009, 09:05 AM)benhanks040888 Wrote: C++ Redist? Do I just install it in Vista? thanks

Normally, yes, but if you have the same error as I do, then its not going to work either way...

Attached a message of the error message.

well, what does the emulog.txt tell you about the error? also, make sure you run pcsx2 with right click->run as admin and that you uinstalled it to a location with full access rights like "my documents"
CPU Core i5-3570K@3.4GHz | GPU Nvidia Geforce GTX 570 | RAM 8GB DDR-3 1600MHz CL9 | OS Win7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
EMU PCSX2 v1.1.0 r5645 | GS GSdx SSE4 r5632 | SPU2 SPU2-X r5559 | PAD LilyPad r5403 | CDVD cdvdGigaherz r5403
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