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#1 devilhunter

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 06:39 PM

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Here's a test build of zeroPS2, a wrapper for PCSX2 the famous Playstation 2 Emulator.
(PCSX2 has a 'native' Port by quant0r, but quant0r's Port is very hard to install at the moment.)
PCSX2 has many Plugins, but only a hand full work under CrossOver; namely the DirectX Plugins can't be used, only the OpenGL Plugin that Linux users and quant0r's Port use. The DirectX Plugins are lightyears ahead of the OpenGL Plugin, but we use what we can get, right? :lol:
Some Games are fully playable, most are barely playable, while others are have horribly broken graphics and slow framerates.
There are countless Gamefixes and Speedhacks for selecting in the various configuration tabs, messing with them provides surprisingly good results sometimes.

Here's a test build i have put together with the newest PCSX2 beta build, and the working plugins.

Besides the many bugs the zeroGS OpenGL plugin brings with it, i count a few bugs brought into the Game from CrossOver as well.
- the LilyPad Plugin works but you can't save your keyboard configuration, i used a real PC to save it.
- i can't assign the x and y-axis for the analoge sticks with the SSSPSX Plugin, in LilyPad it works fine.
- Fullscreen doesn't work, but you can select between the available resolutions.

All in all this Port works surprisingly good with some games, i'll put some screenshots up later.

This port requires a Pixelshader 3.0 capable Graphics Card, and a 2.5+ GHz Dual Core Processor for obvious speed reasons. (As the original Application on Windows does, too)
I can only speculate about the compatible Graphics Cards, but the minimum should be a nvidia 8400 or 8600.


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test build 20090702: http://www.mediafire.com/?uymyt2mhoj2


Test it out if you want, otherwise leave it be if you want to save yourself long nights of enabling/disabling the various speedhacks.  8)


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Posted 02 July 2009 - 06:39 PM

Screenshots:

Disgaea 2
Status: Very playable
Bugs:
- some screen tearing when you move
- barely noticeable graphical errors
Needed Speedhacks/Fixes:
none

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 06:52 PM

Okay I have two games for PS2 here will try them out :)

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 07:11 PM

I wish the zeroGS plugin would be a little faster. If we could double the framerate, we'd never have slowdowns.
60 frames are normal with 3D Games, and i get about 35 frames in most games.
Weirdly, 2D Games like Disgaea don't slow down even if the framerates sink down. Disgaea 2 is just as fast with 20 frames as with 60 frames...
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 07:38 PM

Amazing! I am curious if this will work on my Aluminium Unibody MacBook 13"

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 08:56 PM

Tried FFXII and Tales of Abyss which both run at 50-60FPS under Windows PCSX2:

FF12 runs at about 15FPS for me, but ToA at about 35-40FPS being semi playable except the sound skipping was bothering me.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:05 PM

more screenshots:

Final Fantasy XII
Status: Playable/needs work
Bugs:
- FPS variate greatly, anything from 20-60 FPS, about 10 FPS in insane Battle sequences
- Clipping errors in some areas
Needed Speedhacks/Fixes:
-?? there are some options that make it faster, enabling Frameskip speeds it up a lot, but the game gets hiccups then.
there should be some posts on the PCSX2 forum that show what hacks you need to enable for ZeroGS, but i can't find them now
If we can get the FPS to about 50 or 60 from the 25-30 it has now, it will be enjoyable to play.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:12 PM

Hansi said:

Tried FFXII and Tales of Abyss which both run at 50-60FPS under Windows PCSX2:

FF12 runs at about 15FPS for me, but ToA at about 35-40FPS being semi playable except the sound skipping was bothering me.

Yes, the DirectX plugins kicks the OpenGL plugin's ass pretty badly.
Yet, this is all the Linux Community and quant0r's port have.

Can you select the ZeroGS Plugin on the Windows side instead of the DirectX plugin and find out how much slower the ZeroGS plugin is on this port?
And did you manage to get quant0r's port running to see which one is faster? (The recompiled Linux version or this emulated port)
I need some time to get quant0r's port running again, i reinstalled my system a while ago and now i don't have it anymore.
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:21 PM

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devilhunter said:

Can you select the ZeroGS Plugin on the Windows side instead of the DirectX plugin and find out how much slower the ZeroGS plugin is on this port?

Will try it over the weekend, have a thesis progress report due tomorrow, can't reboot for now.

devilhunter said:

And did you manage to get quant0r's port running to see which one is faster? (The recompiled Linux version or this emulated port)

Yes tried it out, it's considerably faster, about 50-100% so for FFXII, but I didn't get ToA working with it:
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:21 PM

Bleh just realized the res difference, will try again tomorrow with same res.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:32 PM

I tried some other Games:
Star Ocean 3
Onimusha Dawn of Dreams
Ar Tonelico 2
Rumble Roses

most work but they are showing random garage on the screen most of the time.
Enabling the game fixes helps sometimes, but most are too slow to play them normally. (just like the ZeroGS plugin on Windows, heh)
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 11:48 PM

nice
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Posted 03 July 2009 - 02:19 AM

Awesome.

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 11:31 AM

Wow, didn't expect a PS2 emulator on Mac, thanks!

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 12:49 AM

Going to try this out.

Edit: Can I play straight off my ps2 disc?

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:45 AM

you should able too ;)

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:58 AM

Strange... I can't seem to get it to work.

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 07:53 PM

Cool! I've been wanting this like crazy

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:48 AM

MoDFoX said:

Strange... I can't seem to get it to work.

Cant run the app or cant run a game?

If you can't run the app then i guess you have a software incompatibility on your system (like X11 or such); if you can't run a game, there are only two possibilities: the Game's not working from the start with the zeroGS plugin or your Graphics card doesn't have Pixelshader 3.0...
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:45 AM

I'll give it a try...

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 06:53 PM

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MoDFoX said:

Strange... I can't seem to get it to work.

Cant run the app or cant run a game?

If you can't run the app then i guess you have a software incompatibility on your system (like X11 or such); if you can't run a game, there are only two possibilities: the Game's not working from the start with the zeroGS plugin or your Graphics card doesn't have Pixelshader 3.0...
I can't get it to recognize the game from a disc.
My card supports pixelshader 4.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 08:23 PM

wohooo hoooo amazing!

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 08:48 PM

MoDFoX said:

I can't get it to recognize the game from a disc.

I see, tried it just now, and it seems the DVD plugins can't get low-level enough to the DVD Drive.
(CrossOver basically sees the DVD as a folder.)

Only the Linux DVD Plugin works now, try to make an ISO from your disk and use that.

I'll take the physical DVD plugins out of the next build.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:13 AM

nuts!

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 01:35 PM

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 11:27 PM

Wanna test this out as well..

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:36 AM

Interesting... Will test it on FFX :)

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:08 PM

Trying grandia xtreme.. Fps unstable to say the least. it goes from 60fps to 15, maybe I have to mess with the settings. Anyhow it's pretty impressive, keep it up!

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:27 PM

Whenever I try to play any game with this, I always get these messed up graphics:

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Does anybody know what this might be caused by?

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:37 PM

try other games, or try enabling/disabling some of the various game hacks.
google can be helpful when you search for 'gamename ZeroGS'
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