CPU: Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
Build Description: PCSX2 17 01 2013 1.1.0 r5517- Windows
GSdx 5464 SSE41 [09 12 2012]
LilyPad 0.11.0 [28 12 2012]
cdvdGigaherz 0.8.0 [28 12 2012]
USBnull Driver 0.7.0 [28 12 2012]
SPU2-X 2.0.0 [17 01 2013]
DEV9null Driver 0.5.0 [28 12 2012]
FWnull Driver 0.7.0 [28 12 2012]
USA v02.00(14/06/2004) Console
DC and MTGS | VU1Rec and VU0Rec | rCache 0 | Console 1 | Patches 0
EE/VU Clamp modes: Normal/Normal
EE/VU Rounding: Chop/Chop
Amount of testing done (little/medium/much/completed-game): medium
Status is unchanged. Runs above full speed.
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.4 Ghz | 6 GB DDR3 RAM in Triple Channel | GeForce GTX 285
2.5 TB Hard Drive Space | Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Official betatester of PCSX2
GSdx hardware mode will not display menu text.
GSdx software mode will display menu text.
I would like to note that during the time i attempted to play this game, i've encountered some problems.
1) Lines on the ground. Fixed by half pixel offset
2) Missing text in action menus. Only fixed with software rendering.
3) Missing icons for items. Only fixed with software rendering.
Discounting this issue, the game suffers from severe loading lag (which MIGHT benefit from the EE overclock hack?) which is normal, but the real head scratcher are the crashes. You heard me right. Sometimes, the game, COMPLETELY out of the blue and without prior warning, will crash the emulator. In the off chance it doesn't, it might freeze in its place during some action that causes the game to load something, like a menu or a new area. Sometimes loading back a savestate can circumvent it which i believe might point to some issue with the emulator itself, but i cannot verify this. The only thing i can advise you people is to save as often as every minute.
My status for this game would be "INGAME" considering how painstakingly long the game itself is and the incessant freezes/crashes it undergoes, i lost my patience playing this even though i loved it when i was younger due to its unique approach of the sims' gameplay.
03-10-2015, 03:18 AM
(This post was last modified: 03-10-2015, 03:19 AM by Blyss Sarania.)
You try "Fast CDVD" for the loading? E.G. Like CB:WOC has long loading which is fixed with that.
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