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Upcoming version of PCSX2
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Hey all. I'm new to these boards, but I'm not entirely new to pcsx2. I tested out this emulator a few years back on this laptop, disappointed with the resulting speed.
I've come back from time to time to check on the progress, and I have to say, I'm quite impressed. I'm still using the same "gaming" laptop however, so I don't think there would be any point in running this emulator again on it.

I am interested however in building a new PC. I've found several helpful threads on this board to start me off, but I was wondering if I should just wait until the next version of PCSx2 is released. A completely new cross-platform GUI sounds like a major update.

Can I expect significant speed and compatibility improvements that may reduce the cost of the computer parts I'd need to collect? Could I even perhaps run this new version on my laptop?

I've got an Intel Centrino duo (My system specs say Core 2 CPU, T5300, 1.73 GHz), an Nvidia GeForce Go 7600, 2 GB of RAM, and Vista.

I remember last time I tried it out, I got Front Mission 5 to run at about 15-20 fps, which isn't all that fun. I didn't really have a clue as to what I was doing though, so perhaps my configurations were just terrible.
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#2
the processor speed is way to slow for emulator tu run in playable speeds most of the games
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#3
Your RAM is fine but you can just forget about that CPU. It just won't do (im not sure about that NVIDIA 7600 but i think the emulator gets it's power mainly from the CPU so you should just be fine with that graphic card i guess... ). You may wanna try speed hacks but i don't think that'll be a solution for you. I got a Q9550 2,83GHZ (4 CPU) and i sometimes can't get full speed on games without speed hacks. With speed hacks ON i can get much more fps than what i needed but i will also get more bugs/random crashes. If your thinking on buying a computer for playing pcsx2 majorly i think the only thing you need to do is upgrade your CPU and that's it =).
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#4
Check your cpu socket and mainboard - especially northbridge to get to know what other intel mobile processors are capable of running on this laptop. Maybe there's a chance to install better cpu.
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#5
New versions of PCSX2 dont work like that... next version could be even slower for the sake of compatibility for all we know.
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#6
Yeah as Shadow Lady says, new versions aren't garanteed to be faster.
Our main focus is compatibility first, then speed second.

In the event that a proper fix for something is super-slow and rarely used, we usually consider a speedhack to turn the accurate-way off, because we know pcsx2 is already demanding as it is (this is the nature of emulating a beast like the ps2)
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#7
I have a similar rig (check sig), and i run FFX at full speeds, you will need to use all speed hacks though.

Only thing is your gpu doesn't support DX10 which is a shame.

I don't have front mission 5 and i am not sure how demanding it is, but best to just try it out yourself. Just make sure you have configured pcsx2 properly.
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#8
i have a tip for those who run pcsx2 w/ 15-20fps

sorry for bad english...!
i think it all up to your Os/operating system
im using ninja style windows exp.. and irun KH2 w/ 60 fps speed hack on..
just try it
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just try it!
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#9
What are you talking about, SoraX? No OS optimization fixes too slow hardware.
And no, I won't "just try it", it's too silly.
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(06-10-2009, 11:12 AM)SoraX Wrote: i have a tip for those who run pcsx2 w/ 15-20fps

sorry for bad english...!
i think it all up to your Os/operating system
im using ninja style windows exp.. and irun KH2 w/ 60 fps speed hack on..
just try it
DUAl CORE 2.0
1gb memory
1gb video card 8500
just try it!
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Well no offense but it's ridiculously ridiculous that installing WinXP would increase the FPS from 15-20 to 60. Regardless of "Ninja" style or "Samurai" style or w/e
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