06-26-2015, 12:31 PM (This post was last modified: 09-12-2015, 03:58 AM by TheSimpleDonut.)
I'd like to point out, that the game doesn't exactly freeze on the first seconds of gameplay unless you change certain settings. However, the game will not load after the first level. The game seems to freeze when the epic fight music and Spiderman's voice mix. But when it doesn't freeze, every voice is choppy (at least for me).
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5 GHz
GPU: NVidia Quadro FX 3600M 512 MB
Amount of testing done (little/medium/much/completed-game):
Little. Couldn't get past second level, duh.
1.) After completing the first level, everything will seem to go as planned, until after the main "Spider Man 3" intro. After the intro is finished, the game gets stuck on the loading screen.
2.) Distant buildings (Can only be seen in the first cutscene! -Minor bug) have red vertical lines over them.
In order to stop freezing on the first level, you must set synchronizing mode for SPU2-X plugin to ASync. HOWEVER, voices can skip or play choppy, depending on emulation speed. You can enable back to TimeStretch after if you wish, but later cutscenes will eventually freeze. I will make an attempt to get into the second level...
EDIT: PCSX2 is unpredictable. It took me a while to realize the ASync method doesn't always work. But if it doesn't, enabling some speedhacks should clean it up. If framerates are too low, the game will probably freeze.