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Hey guys, this is my first thread so hopefully it goes well.

I recently got PCSX2 and I used an actual PS2 copy of Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and I managed to make an ISO file out of it for use. The game is running smoothly in 60 fps in the main menu but once I go into battle, my game drops to 30 fps and makes it very hard to play. I was wondering if you guys can help me out as I've been trying many different setting configs and read similar topics with the same problem but I had no hope. My PCSX2 version is 1.2.1

My PC Specs are:

Windows 7 Home Premium

Processor: Intel ® Core ™ i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50 GHz 2.50 GHz


System type: 64 bit

Video Card : Intel ® HD Graphics Family

Video Ram: 1.7 GB

3D: Yes

Sound Card: Intel ® Display Audio

So, can you guys help me out? I'll be trying out anything you guys recommend me to do and try each one until it solves the problem. Thanks
your CPu sin't too bad, but your GPu is kinda weak.
Make sure you use native resolution, set your windows power plan to performance mode, enable recommended speedahcks + EE Cycle rate to 1 (for a start...)

And then pray... Your GPu is probably going to bottleneck you, so don't expect miracle.
The processor might be capable of doing 40+ on single player battles but, the GPU will lag it behind.
No luck guys. FPS is still the same. I guess my PC's GPU power just isnt good enough. But I'll keep trying; won't give up that easily.
The budikai 2 and 3 are pretty intense. Least for my 8350 it was. Games use gpu hand in hand with those 2. I would say your system is pretty weak for them.
Try to use skipdraw (GSDX -> HW hacks) with values between 1 and 10. It can remove effects and therefore reduce the load on your gpu.
I tried all the values between 1 and 10 and still no change. Does it matter which GSDX I have? The ones I currently have are these: http://prntscr.com/7tvq79
maybe try the latest development version from here: http://pcsx2.net/download/development/git.html


You first go to emulation settings then go to GS. Use constant frameskipping. Set frames to draw 1 and frames to skip 2. This will increase fps but skip 1 frame constantly which would make you hard to play. I you are unable to play at that speed try frame to draw 2 and frames to skip 2. This meets the actual speed of original PS2 but may cause flickering. Hope it helped.
(01-03-2016, 01:27 AM)PCSX2PS2 Wrote: [ -> ]This meets the actual speed of original PS2 but may cause flickering.

What is that supposed to mean?
Why is 2/2 frameskip the same as native ps2?
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