>its better than nothing

>its better than nothing

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this seriously some dumb meme I'm not aware of?

    Everyone always says PCSX2 sucks, but I've never had any problems with it other than occasionally fucked up shadows. Games run great, look great, widescreen patches work great. Whole thing works really well.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i dont really give a fuck either but other emulators out there kinda shit on it in terms of features and shit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >kinda shit on it in terms of features and shit
        >features such as ??? and ???

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Contrarianism out the ass anon. Just ignore those retards.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Contrarianism
        How the fuck is it contrarian to say that it's a shit emulator? Learn what words mean before you open your stupid mouth.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He's suggesting that it's popular, ironically, given that more people opt for modding a ps2 instead of dealing with pcsx2.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Where are you getting your statistics for this statement?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You must have extremely low standards or just don’t know what to look for. A lot of issues you wouldn’t know unless you played the original.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Admittedly, I'm not the most technically adept person out there, but as long as the games play fine and don't look super fucked then I don't really care too much if they're inaccurate in places, so long as I can play them easily.

        I do have a ps2 lying around though. Should I bother with the freemcboot or whatever. Can I get a good picture out of it?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you have a disk drive and a memory card you have everything to make a freemcboot drive.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Freemcboot memory card*

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          do it if you want a project(or you've run into the rare game that pcsx2 still can't support). If you're satisfied just playing games don't bother.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >A lot of issues you wouldn’t know unless you played the original.
        So you admit they are so insignificant that you can enjoy the game just fine and only nitpicky gays like you will notice anything.
        >oh no the shade of green on the emulator is one off the real deal, UNPLAYABLE
        This is what most people mean when they say emulators are "inaccurate".

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's literally just one schizo having a fit, pretty funny though.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Things have been getting better at a pretty fast rate since there's a lot of knowledgeable devs now working on PCSX2 who want accuracy & preservation instead of hobbyists who are only interested in hacking the fuck out every game with CPU & plugin hacks to single games to work properly. They finally started showing the nightly builds on the official site which everyone should be using over the "stable" builds. Transparency was finally fixed in MGS2/3 like 6 months ago so while it's still slow, shit is actually getting fixed in a proper way these days.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >there's a lot of knowledgeable devs now working on PCSX2 who want accuracy & preservation
        These devs don't happen to come from MAME, do they?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are either really oblivious or you strictly play AAA games.

      They have a whole fucking wiki to document the per-game fixes this trash needs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        is this a meme? unless you are an idiot and using PCSX2 Stable which hasnt been updated in years, theres nothing wrong with it.

        >Plug and play device is more hassle than scurrying the Wiki to play tech support for a buggy emulator pr. individual game
        Wauv! You sure are retarded.
        People put up with emulation because it's free bro, not because it's "hassle free"

        it configures and enables any fixes/patches automatically without user input and has done this for almost a year at this point

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >PCSX2 Stable
          Come the fuck on, Anon.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bro, it's taken them like 14 years to just copy dolphin's ui and get games running slightly better

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The second you try to play relatively unpopular games, it's nothing but issues.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        99% of issues and inaccuracies are related to the hardware graphics modes, just use software.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What's the fucking point of using emulation if you can't utilize hardware mode for any game that's not Crash Bandicoot or R&C. Software mode is dookie.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Software mode is dookie.
            You mean accurate.

            It's what you'd see if you plug a PS2 in an LCD monitor.

            Most people don't know what "accuracy" means in term of emulation.

            Pic related is accurate, there is no shaders/filters, this is exactly what you see if you plug an N64 into an LCD screen.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              So again, it's dookie.
              it's like asking someone to play a PS2 game on an LCD using the junky composite cables it came with. Why would you ever? Unless you just don't know better.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              no the fuck it aint

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're more than likely shitposting or absolutely retarded.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's literally one guy making the same thread every single day
      legitimate gripes against the emu aside, it's one dude screaming at the void every single fucking day of his life

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Something has that emulator that attracts the hatred of the most schizophrenic.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        True. People send death threats to an emu dev (ps2) because it didn't run well on their old phones and most of them never providing anything like what game lags or what settings they used.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          in that I think it could be the Chinese garden gnomes of Damon PS2. kek capable these threads is made by those who continue to sell ps2 accessories, and that is an Open source emulator that anyone can copy the code or make their own (or improve it for themselves if they want).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Everything related to sony triggers Ganker for the most minor reasons

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah, it's a meme, because one buthurt gay can't get over his one favorite special niche as fuck game having settings he has to change every time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's obviously a step down from stuff like Duckstation or Dolphin that have become completely retard-proof. But it's also fine most of the time, and fine almost all the time if you don't mind 10 minutes of tinkering.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on what you're after. If you just want to play the games it's fine almost all the time. If you want an experience matching what you'd get on original hardware or a completely artifact/bug free experience + upscaling it's not as good but getting better. It's not up to snuff yet to be a preservation-tier experience like mednafen or even dolphin can be but that's nobody's fault but the autists who designed the original hardware.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      emulation makes the snoy piss and shit itself

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw the parappa 2 community has an extensively patched version of the game because pcsx2 sucks so much doodooballs
    >pcsx2's shittyness unironically caused decomps to get started

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also you can't have conversations about this shit because the pcsx2 community has bwain damage

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it just works

        >bwain damage
        uwu

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the parappa 2 community
      you sound like a speedrunning autist lmao

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I jailbroke my PS3 slim and play PS2 isos converted into packages on the hdd. It works surprisingly well. There is a compatibility list cause some games won't work.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      guide?

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why not just get an actual ps2? Seriously they're dirt fucking cheap

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PS2 is worthless without a CRT.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can get an HDMI converter.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >analog interlaced signal on a flatscreen
          No. You're much better off with Pcsx2 in that case.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Doesn't PCSX2 still not have a proper deinterlacer?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They added a fairly decent one a few months ago.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It has had one for years and now automatically downloads deinterlace patches made for known games that it doesn't work on.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Good modern converters can deinterlace far better than emulation.
            Playing on hardware with component cables and a proper converter will beat PCSX2 *any day*.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm kinda pressing X on that, but even if so, how many hundreds of dollars do you need to spend for a converter that isn't some Aliexpress garbage, with simple bob/blend deinterlacing and filtered non-integer upscaling to max 720p/1080p, so the TV still has to scale it once again and blur it even more? And for what? For the same inauthentic experience as PCSX2 in software mode, but with 5x the hassle and extra fuzziness from the analog conversion?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                $120 for a RetroTink x2 and it's plug and play. $300 if you want up to 4K resolution and deinterlacing (without lag, mind you) with the RetroTink x5. If you have two braincells to rub together, managing to plug in some cables, it's less hassle than setting up PCSX2 to work for specific games, and I guarantee it looks better, without the bugs that come with emulation.
                Is emulation comparatively "free" compared to paying 120 - 300 doll-hairs? Duh, but so is buying a lemon off ebay with shit geometry

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >paying hundreds of dollars and fucking around with physical objects is less of a hassle than emulating
                you are a delusional sperg

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Plug and play device is more hassle than scurrying the Wiki to play tech support for a buggy emulator pr. individual game
                Wauv! You sure are retarded.
                People put up with emulation because it's free bro, not because it's "hassle free"

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >plug and play
                It isn't, it's incredibly tedious and you're probably some autistic 40 year old virgin for thinking it's plug and play. Retarded at that if you think emulation is complicated.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                But it is, dumb zoom zoom.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >load game
                >it just works
                >if there are errors that actually fucking matter (rare), type "pcsx2 [game]" into my search bar
                >apply fixes
                The posts you've written in this thread LITERALLY required more effort than this.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >plug and play
                It isn't, it's incredibly tedious and you're probably some autistic 40 year old virgin for thinking it's plug and play. Retarded at that if you think emulation is complicated.

                >Dumb morons don't understand comparisons and think I'm saying emulation itself is complicated
                Woah!
                Ring the bell, with got some big'uns here! (Big retards)
                Sorry, good quality converters are just better than putting up with PCSX2's spaghetti codebase.
                Cope and seethe.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're playing up google searches as a hurdle you cannot overcome, yes. You just don't understand that you're only making yourself look like a retard.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You're playing up google searches as a hurdle you cannot overcome, yes
                No you ESL monkey, read what I wrote.
                I said plainly it's no less hassle to plug a converter up to a PS2 than it is wiki'ing fixes for PCSX2. If you want to mangle minutiae, at least get it right.
                Point is, PCSX2 is shit and I wouldn't use it over original hardware.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >no less
                Keep pushing those goalposts buddy, eventually you'll be able to justify your $300 upscaling box.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Keep pushing those goalposts
                Ironic.
                The contention was whether it was more hassle than emulation, not whether it's more expensive than emulation. It's self-fucking-evident that emulators are FREE.
                People don't pay $300 for niche equipment because they think it's a good longterm investment, it's a fucking NICHE within a NICHE (playing on original hardware.)
                You are such an obnoxious gay.
                Enjoy your buggy garbage.
                Try to understand plain English please.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you'll be able to justify your $300 upscaling box.
                Kek or those
                https://aliexpress.com/item/32989449109.html
                https://aliexpress.com/item/32989449109.html

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Literally never heard of this shit.
                Novel idea to make home consoles into handhelds, but why the fuck would anyone want to buy this shit instead of making it themselves.
                It has no benefit for the consumer to play these games on a 7" chink-moron display with 1 hour battery life

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There are several consoles, such as the Wii and Dreamcast. almost all of them are worth almost $500 to $800

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The Wii is so fucking unbelievably simple to handheld-ize a monkey could do it. I'd much rather spend an afternoon with a 50$ ebay Wii than pay fucking $500 - $800 on something a chinagarden gnome threw together with Bondo

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                shows the spaghetti code examples in the emulator code. I'm curious.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it's less hassle than setting up PCSX2 to work for specific games, and I guarantee it looks better, without the bugs that come with emulation.
                You obviously haven't used it in a decade. You don't need to do any per-game stuff, and everything works just fine in software mode. So $300 to have two more crap lying around the TV, more power bricks, take up another HDMI slot, for no benefit.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You don't need to do any per-game stuff
                Bullshit, I played Forbidden Siren 2 and King's Field IV back-to-back and both have issue in hardware mode -- software mode fucking sucks and loses all the benefits of using emulation, and still doesn't fix the added fuzz, blur, and lag compared to the original.
                Anons will swear there's no difference between emulation and discs -- they have *not* played any games on original hardware recently.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >software mode fucking sucks and loses all the benefits of using emulation,

                You should only be using software renderer with integer scaling and a CRT shader.

                Never upscale any emulator for old consoles.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >being a purist fag
                play on real hardware if you're going to be a moron. Upscaling/improvements are the lifeblood of emulation, that's how shit like Bleem advertised.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                cringe. either play on real hardware for authenticity, or play on an emulator and upscale that shit.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Is this Retroarch or what are you using for the crt look? I've played this game in HD but it looks interesting like this too.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Retroarch with presets/crt-royale-ntsc-svideo

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                With that amount, it's better to buy a PS2 and a CRT TV if you want the 100% original experience. If you just want to re-play and hang out, the emulator is better

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You can eat the shit out of my ass.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's better than the real thing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sexy cope

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How else am I supposed to play Ace Combat without a PS2?

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is better than nothing though? I'm not smart enough to improve on it, and I sure as shit can't be fucked tracking down games and dusting off my PS2 when I feel like playing it, so yeh I'll settle for something that works, even if it is subpar in many ways

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All my roms. 137 Games
    All tested and working perfectly, except Driver3.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      .CHaD

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why would anyone want to player Driver 3????

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the much better reflections developed game stuntman also is unplayable, hard locked at the first instance of AI pathing being used.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just FYI if you weren't aware, Rainbow Six 3 console is kinda dogshit, play the PC version instead. There's no reason to play Pandora Tomorrow or Chaos Theory on PS2 unless you specifically just want to see the neutered levels. Play it on PC instead, it has better graphics and gameplay.
      Double Agent is only worth playing if you play the Xbox version, and xemu is now good enough to play that (if you have an Nvidia card. AMD has shit performance on xemu). On PS2, Wii and GC the levels are all cut down, and you can't OCP or shoot out like 2/3rds of the lights which makes it play terrible.
      Manhunt had a softlock mid game when I played it. Don't know if that's fixed in the newer nightlys, but the workaround is on the wiki.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why would you emulate Sonic Mega Collection Plus when you could just either play it on PC or emulate the original games?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Age of Empires II - The Age of Kings
      why

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PCXS2 means nothing to me until it can run AC4 without needing to jump through fifty flaming hoops to only have three dozen graphical bugs

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have an overwhelmingly average laptop with only a 3060 in it and I managed to completed The Sly Collection via PS3 emulation flawlessly.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because RPCS3 is an actual decent emulator.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I have an overwhelmingly average laptop with only a 3060
      you have a distorted view of what an average laptop is.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >citing your GPU for specs in an emulation thread

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Isn't it in particular relevant in pcsx2's case?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          GPU is only relevant for increasing the rendering resolution, and even then, you can increase rendering resolution on fucking desktop Intel IGPUs to a certain degree.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If there's no better emulator then that means the problem is ps2 emulation in general rather than the emulator itself

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well, it's more the issue that ps2 emulation as supplanted by modding because of how fucking shit the ps2 emulation scene is.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >won’t even run SMT 3
    Shit emulator

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The PCSX2 Retroarch core (now LRPS2) has had like 500 commits in the past month.

    https://github.com/libretro/LRPS2

    TwinAphex doing work

    I prefer it now, mostly because of CRT shaders and having all older consoles unified through Retroarch.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lookin good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just tried it and got completely broken rendering on the first game I tried and then a crash on the second. Gonna be a while.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're not using an old version are you? I compile from git myself.

        lookin good

        Thanks

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Elden Ring

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >software mode fucking sucks and loses all the benefits of using emulation,

      You should only be using software renderer with integer scaling and a CRT shader.

      Never upscale any emulator for old consoles.

      >zoomers and their shitty crt filters
      >as they play on LCD screens
      lmao "it's l-like i'm really in th-the 90s". you will never experience culture.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Zoomers don't even understand why crts are best for older games

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          meh

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're not using an old version are you? I compile from git myself.

      [...]
      Thanks

      >software mode fucking sucks and loses all the benefits of using emulation,

      You should only be using software renderer with integer scaling and a CRT shader.

      Never upscale any emulator for old consoles.

      Just put on someone else's glasses and you'll get the same effect.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I dislike using retroarch but good to know.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The PCSX2 Retroarch core (now LRPS2) has had like 500 commits in the past month.
      LMAO

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Classic Danny I'mhelping.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes? There isn't an alternative to it and nobody is autist enough to build a new ps2 emulator.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      See

      The PCSX2 Retroarch core (now LRPS2) has had like 500 commits in the past month.

      https://github.com/libretro/LRPS2

      TwinAphex doing work

      I prefer it now, mostly because of CRT shaders and having all older consoles unified through Retroarch.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It looks like it's the same emulator, but with some modifications and implementations.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    skill issule

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it jus werkz

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s actually good. There are some issues, like Xenosaga 3, but most games can run well if you tweak them a bit.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have no issues with the people who use this emulator.
    I tried it three years ago with Ratchet and Clank, I thought that the game ran fine, but then I looked at gameplay online, turned out the game ran slower and didn't know.
    Now a days I don't bother with PCSX2, I just use my ps2 on my 25" crt with scart output

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Works on my machine

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry. I don't have ps2, so i will not buy your upscaler.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the nightly builds don't work for me despite having the correctly installed dlls

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You probably download the wrong build, AVX for modern CPUs, SSE4 for old, also new Qt UI probably doesn't work on windows 7

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have had zero problems emulating any games on PCSX2 since the 1.7 updates. My retard friend couldn't get Berserk to work on it, however.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only game i've come across with a legitimate issue is onimusha 4. This bpss doesn't fight back, same with the flying dudes. This doesn't occur on actual hardware. fucking strange since this isn't even documented on the pcsx2 wiki

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So all the lighting, bloom, dof effects work fine now?
      Old builds had issues on top of AI fuckups.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I find the AI fuckups to be top priority, everything seems to suffer in some way with the behavior of enemies and partner AI. but yes, the post processing is still broken with 1.7.
        But one thing that did get fixed recently is that the genma general attacks shake the screen now like it did on ps2.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Any games with heavy post processing is fucked on PCSX2 especially if you upscale.
        I tend to defend PCSX2 because it's indeed better than nothing but holy fuck if your game use full screen post processing effects like this you're better off disabling it with hacks and add it back with reshade.
        You wouldn't have to do this if the emu was actually good.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what game?

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's unfixable, even stenzek now just adds per-game fixes to the game database

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >people using anything other than crt-royale

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >people still use royale over guest-adv

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I really liked newpixie-crt, but after a while it's just way too cluttered. Still probably my favorite for ultra-low-res, but otherwise I'm just using guest. Not mega bezels though, shit takes way too much space.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't get you fucks.
    I use both my ps2 and pcsx2 and fuck all of you.
    Imagine wanting to play games at shit resolution and framerate only because you want le epic crt

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    works on my machine

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >LUL ITS SO SHIT
    >Ancient outdated version
    >i5-2500
    >GTX 560
    >Dogshit cursed roms from legitps2juegosdescagar.xyz
    >Fucking with the settings when he has no clue what half of them do
    Like clockwork
    (You) should just get a ps2 if you can't use a computer right

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >install FES HD
    >other mods won't run

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone who thinks it's terrible either uses a laptop from 2013 or they don't know about the nightly builds and are still using the "stable" release from 7 years ago

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It suck so hard as balls because I can't even run or play Transformers Armada PS2 without glicthing buggy low framerate etc.

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