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Help,
I just bought myself a copy of Ape Escape (PAL), but I can't get it to work with EPSXE 1.2.0

It boots up and runs the DEMO mode fine, but having pressed the start button once, all further controller button presses are ignored.

I have WinME + a PSX->USB convertor + Dual Analog PSX pad. Windoze reports the controller as a 4-Axis 16-button pad and it works fine with GT2 under EPSXE

Does EPSXE support Ape Escape ... I assumed it did as it was mentioned in the lastest README

Are there any magic config or command line options I'm missing ?

Or have I just wasted my money!

Cheers
Addy
 

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have you set up the controller as analog under epsxe? you hafta have everything set correctly, even the 2 extra axes.
if your controller config senses it as only a 4 axis contrller, i think there may be a problem. i use a dual shock on dpadpro and use the 6 axis configuration. ive had no problems with analog in epsxe, but i havent tried any games that require it, such as ape escape, and i havent heard anything yet of that actually working or not..
 

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Thanks for the tip, but I do have my pad 1 set to Analog and I've programmed all the buttons and the 4-axis under the epsxe controller setup gui. I can't do much about the config of the pad, as USB automagically detects it as 4-axis + 16 buttons.

I've also tried several different PSX bios files and still no joy.

Perhaps I'll have to hope its fixed in the next EPSXE release ....

Cheers,
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Ok its a long shot as I do not have the game but I recall it does have anti-mod protection. Maybe it works by disabling the pad:confused: . Try looking for a patch at that site :D

Again a long shot.
 

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I know it's obvious but try pressing F4 and if that doesn't work make sure you've set the contoller to Analog/Ditgital and try pressing F5. I've played it before so I know the game does run on Epsxe. It also requires one of the special CD-ROM options enabled in the CD-ROM dialog boxes to work properly, it actually says Ape escape next to the option so it's easy to find
 

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Tried F4 on/off with no luck.
Pete's GPU plugin shows me that F5 is toggling analog on/off, again with no luck.

Could'nt see the Ape Escape tick-box under the CDROM setup. Which one of the 3 options is it ?

Enable accurate cdrom timing (Dragon Valor ...)
Disable cdrom status (Breath of Fire 4...)
Disable real time cdrom status (Gran Tourismo ...)

I had a quick go with various combinations without success.

I've received a couple more tips on Usenet, one suggesting using the following config;

Graphics... Pete's D3D Driver
Sound... ePSXe SPU core
Cd... ASPI Driver
Bios... SCPH-1001

So I'll have a go with that tonight, although I already use Pete's GPU and the SPU Core and I've tried 1001 + 5001 + 7502 BIOSes. I think I'm using the TSG CDROM plugin so maybe that's the problem ?

Other people have suggested its a copy-protection issue and so I need to patch my original. So I guess I could try that, does EPSXE run games from an ISO ?

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rite addy_addison i have this game (pal) and it works fine for me.im using a psx pad via a usb connector like you...

bios\Scph7001.bin
Pete's OpenGL Driver 1.49
ePSXe SPU core 1.2.0.
ePSXe CDR ASPI core 1.0.1.

cd=enable acurate cd rom timing
sound=all 5 boxes ticked
video=1280*[email protected],tex qual=8888,no filtering,cach dynamic,fps limit and autodetect fps,ofscreen draw 4ex,frame buf texs gfxcrd,alpha ticked,enable mask ticked,advanced blend ticked,nothing else ticked..
sio irq enabled...both mdec options ticked
this is probablly more info than u need but should hopefully help you....
i havent ran this game for an extended amount of time but it seemed fine when i just tried it a minute ago...

btw i have this setup==
kt7a
1.33mhz t-bird (1gig [email protected])
256 cas 2
radeon 64ddr
etc...
 
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Maybe you need to upgrade you directx to 8.0a. There are some probles with controllers using usb when you use 8.0. I had to get 8.0a then I was able to let me control. The weird thing is it didn't happen when I got dx8 but a few months after.:)
 

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Thanks guys for the help ... I finally managed to run it last night but only by applying a patch to an iso image.
So its definately some copy protection issue and I guess something to do with the CDROM setup and plugin I am using. I will try the settings posted by onejaz - thanks!

A couple of things I noticed though ...

When using Pete's OpenGL plugin I don't get some of the startup screens which tell you about it requiring dual shock. But I do get them with Pete's D3D plugin

Also some of the mailbox dialogue boxes are blank for 30s or so and I can't continue the game until the text appears.
The characters speech is also missing too.

Finally when I 'die' I just get a black screen with occasionally monkey squeeks!

As for my setup I think I have DirectX 8(a) probably as I needed it for Naboo figther. My PC spec is pretty lowly;

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Abit ZM6
128MB PC100
MSI Geforce2 MX

But I seem to be able to get 50fps with fairly nice settings.

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Tried all those settings on two different CDROM drives but still can't get passed the copy protection. But I have found that I can load an EPSXE saved state and hence skip the start page. My controller then works fine.

Still get no speech and the blank mailbox messages. Is this an emulator feature or my setup ?

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ive now played it a bit more and i get the speech but i get the blank mailboxs like u do and no matter what buttons i press i cant seem to get out of them (ie i have to avoid them or i cant progress any further)
so if u manage to get them 2 work please tell us what u did....

o btw i run my copy from a cdr not an origional cd and im sure that mine hasnt had a patch applied to the iso b4 being burnt as the bloke i got it off is a bit of a dullard and couldnt work out how 2 do it....

(thanx addy i forgot how funny this game is...get them monkeys!!)
 

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addy i was playing ape escape last nite and through pressing some of the function buttons (1-12) i managed to get the text in the mailbox's to work,i assume i must have activated some of the special game fixes but 4 the life of me i cant remember which buttons i pressed (im sure f7 was one).Im gonna try them all out sometime 2day.Ive just came online to get directx 8.0a because i keep getting ddhelp crashing on me and heard this fixes it,so as soon as i figure out what i did i'll let u know ..
 
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