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Best PS2 emulator for PC for playing Ace Combat Zero

PlaystatPlaystation 2 PS2 Ace Combat Zero The Belkan War configuration config emulator help

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Just today I tried PCSX2 1.3.0 and various configurations to play ACZ, the results were lackluster since it couldn't keep the 60FPS, making the gameplay very unpleasant. Do you guys have any recommendation?

 

Here are my laptop's specs:

 

HP Envy 15 Touchscreen

Intel Core i7 4th generation at 2.4GHz

12GB of RAM

Intel HD Graphics 4600 - 1792MB or 1.8GB

Windows 8.1 64-bit

DirectX 11.2

 

With these specs, I can't even fathom why PS2 games would lag.



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What video and audio settings are you going with?



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What video and audio settings are you going with?

I'm using:

 

Video: GSdx 20140908174042 (MSVC 18.00, SSE41) 0.1.16 [GSdx32-SSE4]

I configured it as follow:

 

 

Default Hardware Device

Direct3D11 (Software)

Auto

 

Software Mode Settings:

Extra rendering thread 1

Edge Anti-aliasing (AA1) enabled.

 

As for audio:

 

Interpolation: 3 - Hermite (better highs)

Module: 2 - DirectSound (nice)

 

I'm trying a YouTube tutorial for setting it up for Ace Combat by using Direct3D9 and Extra rendering thread at 7.

 

Will report how it goes.



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Bump up the rendering threads to 8, have AA off, and for audio, do linear for interpolation. You WILL need to sacrifice quality by a lot considering you're on a laptop processor. 



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Bump up the rendering threads to 8, have AA off, and for audio, do linear for interpolation. You WILL need to sacrifice quality by a lot considering you're on a laptop processor. 

Wow!! Now it's playing the way it's supposed to, I don't care if a little sacrifice needs to be made as long as I can play these games again in my laptop. Thank you very much.



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>12 gigs of RAM in a laptop

 

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>12 gigs of RAM in a laptop

 

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Hahahaha yeah.

 

Here it is:

 

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It's a HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j053cl Notebook PC. My boyfriend found it in Amazon Warehouse Deals for 600$.



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Hahahaha yeah.

 

Here it is:

 

 

 

It's a HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j053cl Notebook PC. My boyfriend found it in Amazon Warehouse Deals for 600$.

Uh….



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Uh….

Hahaha, what's wrong?



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Hahaha, what's wrong?

Was that a typo? I know how Apple's auto correct can be sometimes..



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Was that a typo? I know how Apple's auto correct can be sometimes..

No, definitely not a typo, and I don't use Apple.



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No, definitely not a typo, and I don't use Apple.

Okay, just curious. 



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I'm seriously laughing my ass of right now at this! LOL!



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Also to stay on topic, I tried this on a mac and it didn't work. AT ALL.

 

:P It was a horrible experience.



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Also to stay on topic, I tried this on a mac and it didn't work. AT ALL.

 

:P It was a horrible experience.

Do you have access to a PSP emulator? What Mac model is it? I managed to use the Hardware mode on the Direct3D without having the black lines but the terrain did look funny.



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Do you have access to a PSP emulator? What Mac model is it? I managed to use the Hardware mode on the Direct3D without having the black lines but the terrain did look funny.

I have a PSP so I didn't get one. Its a MacBook Pro, about 1 year old Version 10.8.5 with a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor.

 

Apparently it isn't capable enough to play ACZ games with the mac emulator.



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Uh….


Just treat it like it's nothing.




I should probably invest in a new PC for muh vidya gaems and for this PS2 emulator thingie. I want in on this Ace Combat emulator, no matter how buggy it is.

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Just treat it like it's nothing.




I should probably invest in a new PC for muh vidya gaems and for this PS2 emulator thingie. I want in on this Ace Combat emulator, no matter how buggy it is.

I tried it on my mac and it was literally unplayable, terrible quality AND ran at like 2.1 FPS. But I have no good knowledge of capable/powerful computers or what makes them up, I've always been an apple guy, but now I'm starting to realize..

 

I'd love to play these on my computer (I do have PS3/PS4 controller after all) but buying a PS2 with the games would probably be cheaper..



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I have a PSP so I didn't get one. Its a MacBook Pro, about 1 year old Version 10.8.5 with a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor.

 

Apparently it isn't capable enough to play ACZ games with the mac emulator.

Actually you have an option which is using BootCamp in your Mac to install a separate Windows partition on you Mac, it should be powerful enough to run PCSX2 1.2.0+ and AC games decently using the Windows version.

 

 

It can be for free if you decide to torrent Windows 7 or 8.1 (I don't recommend 8 though).

 

Just make sure to use the following settings:

 

I'm using:

 

Video: GSdx 20140908174042 (MSVC 18.00, SSE41) 0.1.16 [GSdx32-SSE4] - this one comes with the automated versions found in the PCSX2 site.

 

Default Hardware Device

Direct3D11 (Software)

Auto

 

Software Mode Settings:

Extra rendering thread 8

 

As for audio:

Interpolation: 1 - Linear

Module: 4 - Portaudio

 

Make sure to have the correct drivers for your laptop installed once you use WIndows, especially the audio and video drivers. Also, search on YouTube how to properly install and use DualShock 3 controllers using the XBox 360 drivers.


Edited by cegc135, 11 September 2014 - 10:44 PM.


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FYI ceg, the settings you're using are what's best for YOUR system. What works for you won't necessarily work for others. Not really familiar with what they put into macs these days, but the GSdx and rendering thread settings will be different