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Indeed i'm really excited for this myself, but at least i'd like an answer on this so as to not get my hopes up if its to late for applying.
 

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Hi,

I'm Roor, I hope someone remembers me... I made some emulators some time ago: AdriPSX, DuoS DSEmu, and some others that surely no one knows.

Anyway, since middle 2014 I begun refactoring my old PS2 Emu project; and now it runs games and plays with an acceptable degree of performance.

I was planning on renaming it, right now it is just generic "ps2emu" (tentatively "Connectix Ps2emu").

Features so far:

- Good compatibility, plays most (but not all) commercial games from ISOs.
- HLE Based. It doesn't require a BIOS.
- Doesn't use any plugin at all.
- Small footprint : it's only 1.2Mb in total.
- Requires CPU with SSE2 support.
- Requires DirectX 9 with shader 2.0 support.
- Supports MemoryCard files, but no SaveStates.
- Has SD (original res) and HD (high res) modes, for enhanced graphics.
- Runs fairly well on Intel I5, Windows 8, without external GPU which I use for tests.

I plan to do a limited release (for testers only) by next Monday.

Please write to [email protected], if interested.

Thanks,
Roor


Ps: if this is not fit to the forum's "News Section" feel free to move it somewhere else.
Is this emulator open source and will it have a Github repository?
 

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1. Are you going to opensource the project? In the future?
2. What's your development plans for the project?
Is this emulator open source and will it have a Github repository?
Previously asked by fivefeet8, give Roor some time to sort things out.

That's awesome. I'll upload footage to youtube and share links here.
Looks awesome!

GuitarFreaks & Drummania Masterpiece Silver on Connectix Beta (1st March)
Note that the game runs completely smooth with some minor graphical glitches.
Audio is noted to be more accurate and has less latency than PCSX2.

[NOTE: This is Drummania for those who really don't know what is it.]
 

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I'll get back to my tests tonight, and post some screenshots.

Like I told Roor, the emulation is impressive, for such a early state. ^^

I have tested 15 games, and ALL OF THEM booted fine (some had graphic issues, but DID ran. :p)

Wild Arms: Alter Code F and Dark Cloud 1 actually plays perfectly in this emulator. ^^


Also, I'm getting almost full speed in Soul Calibur 3, one of the best looking PS2 games!! ^^


In honor to "Connectix Virtual Game Station"... which was (in some ways) the best ps1 emulator at the time of its release... in my humble opinion.
I used to LOVE Connectix VGS too. ^^ At the time, I had a VERY bad PC with a integrated video card, so playing PSX games at full speed on my PC was only possible in VGS. ^^
 

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VGS was cool. I actually had someone in the US get it for me at the time, as it wasn't for sale in Europe (unlike bleem!).
VGS' compatibility was awesome for the time. Sure, other emulators had the edge in graphics but they didn't quite run as much.
 

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VGS was cool. I actually had someone in the US get it for me at the time, as it wasn't for sale in Europe (unlike bleem!).
VGS' compatibility was awesome for the time. Sure, other emulators had the edge in graphics but they didn't quite run as much.
CVGS was pretty cool. At the time I was developing my own PS1 emulator (AdriPSX) and they were able to run "high-end" games like Final Fantasy VII (yes, at that time, FF8 was considered a high end and AAA game...) even on a Penium MMX 166mhz with 4Mb of RAM... It was a great achievement.

I don't know if I will be able to... but the idea behind "Connectix" (in due time) is to be able to run games without the need of a "powerfull" PC.
I really admire PPSSPP, and it was my inspiration to continue developing a Ps2Emu. PPSSPP is one of the best current (?) generation emulators, well designed and HLE based... that's what I always wanted for any of my own emus.

Anyway, I haven't been able to prepare the beta for this weekend (I've been away from home since last Thursday).
Don't worry, everyone who already requested to "beta-test" by email, will receive copy of the next beta.

Thank you for your patience.
I've been quite busy with work during the week, and with family during the week end. Sorry for that.

Cheers, Roor.
 

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Grate work on you're emulator, glad to see it coming along nicely.

Hope you in future keep this good would up and also on other emulators too .

From what I have read and youtube videos very impressive .

Much apprentice you'res Jhon591 .
 

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No. It is not OpenSource, and haven't got a GitHub repository.
I work on it as a hobby (as I've always done) during my spare time.
I don't know a single emulator out there that did not initially begin as a hobby. PPSSPP would never have gotten anywhere had it not been open source. I find your reasoning difficult to understand.
 

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Great work, Roor, the videos and screenshots are impressive!

I don't know a single emulator out there that did not initially begin as a hobby. PPSSPP would never have gotten anywhere had it not been open source. I find your reasoning difficult to understand.
(Disclaimer: my projects are all open source.)
The thing is, when software is free, no one is entitled to anything from anyone.
If Roor decides to open the source at some later stage, yipee; otherwise we should respect his decision, even if you do not understand/agree with it.
 

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I don't know a single emulator out there that did not initially begin as a hobby. PPSSPP would never have gotten anywhere had it not been open source. I find your reasoning difficult to understand.
Imagine you buy a puzzle book and just as you're getting into the book enjoying yourself after a few pages you discover 20 other people have finished the rest of it.
Where is your fun going to come from now?

This is a hobby, for fun and to learn. Other emulators are a hobby too but they can be for more than personal enjoyment like gaining notoriety.
 

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Imagine you buy a puzzle book and just as you're getting into the book enjoying yourself after a few pages you discover 20 other people have finished the rest of it.
Where is your fun going to come from now?

This is a hobby, for fun and to learn. Other emulators are a hobby too but they can be for more than personal enjoyment like gaining notoriety.
I'd finish the remaining parts and then improve what others have supposedly finished before me since hardly anything is ever 100% correct.
 

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I like the feeling of entitlement people have over the internet and how they do their "duty" to tell people what they should do with their projects and hobbies. Just saying....
 

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I like the feeling of entitlement people have over the internet and how they do their "duty" to tell people what they should do with their projects and hobbies. Just saying....
My apologies, I was merely replying to Kaizen's flawed analogy.

It's not entitlement it's just that people have become anxious as the batman of ps2 emulation is nowhere to be seen and those obscure untranslated ps2 games are waiting to be played.
 

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one advantage of being open source is that it could encourage other developers to port it to other platforms like Android (Ouya, Nvidia Shield, Mojo, ...).
 

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one advantage of being open source is that it could encourage other developers to port it to other platforms like Android (Ouya, Nvidia Shield, Mojo, ...).
Don't get me wrong but it doesn't matter what the advantages are. Fact is the emulator is a hobby project and as such Roor is fully entitled to his decisions whatever we like them or not. He can decide whatever to release the emulator to the public or not and the same applies to the source code.

Right now he is sending betas to people and he could as well simply stop the whole thing and that would be his desicion. For instance many here including me asked for a beta and he simply ignored the posts so i pretty much say "fuck it" and simply forgot about this thread until now. At the end is his decision so all you can do is respect it.

I've never released any of my projects as open source either and there are many out there who never did as well. Sure, open source has it's advantages but not everyone wants them. I for one don't like others touching and messing with my private/hobby projects.
 

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one advantage of being open source is that it could encourage other developers to port it to other platforms like Android (Ouya, Nvidia Shield, Mojo, ...).
Then you would have shitty coders ruining the reputation of your project with buggy ports and third party russians stealing your code for crappy paid apps.
Eww.

If a community open source project is that productive and efficient then surely you can start a new PS2 emulator and not need one mans help with his existing emulator?
If you need Roor's help then he's the talent and you're dead weight.
 
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