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Hi, I'm a newbie. I have some questions about patches.
First, where can I find some guide to make patches, but not only to pass videos?
If I understood well, pcsx2 is improving constantly, so, does this means that in a future patches would be unnecessary?
And the last question. I have ps2 demos from ps2 magazines. Why can't I run some game, even using patches to skip videos. The only I can do is to run the Cd and see the menu where you choose the game you want to play, but when I choose one, the screen goes black, don't matter the game it is. I cannot reach even the game menus.
In that cd there are also video demos, I thought PCSX2 could run some videos, but its impossible to see something again.
I was wondering if it affects the fact of being many ps2 exes in the CD, that is, if the program has to redirect to another exe (surely this is a sillyness, but remember, I'm a newbie :emb: ).
Well, I hope not to seem idiot and you could answer my questions.
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Yes you are right. The demos doesn't work cos there are a lot of games into a one CD, and the emu doesn't redirect correcty to other EXE's (they are called .elf). So to run these demos, use the Open .elf option in the emu. And select the SCES XXX.XX file in the CD you want to run.
The patches are for a lot of things not only for pass a video. They can be to skip sound, voice, "Syncing...." command, videos, a menu, etc. But remember that a patch never makes the emu to work better, only skips the part that emu can't hadnle correcty.
And yes, in future versions patches wont be necesary :D (I hope)
 

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TWave said:
Yes you are right. The demos doesn't work cos there are a lot of games into a one CD, and the emu doesn't redirect correcty to other EXE's (they are called .elf)......
Thats not totally true, TWave. I have had better chances telling a demo disc Run CD then Open Elf numerous times. Though if you want to try other games on the demo disc use the Open Elf way, but I recomend the Run CD. Sorry if this is hard to follow.

eloyc said:
from ps2 magazines
Is the PS2 Magazine the "Official PlayStation 2 Magazine?" If it is there are usually movies at the beginning in *.pss format so you might want to try patching for that.

Hope this helps! And Welcome to the forum!!
 

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Thankyou to all for the information!
Is the PS2 Magazine the "Official PlayStation 2 Magazine?" If it is there are usually movies at the beginning in *.pss format so you might want to try patching for that.
Yes, that's the magazine. What do you mean with "try patching that"? Do you mean to skip them? I told I actually can use the menu (demos, videos and credits sections, you know, what I cannot do is to play the demos I have chosen from the menu, and neither the videos).
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eloyc said:
Thankyou to all for the information!

Yes, that's the magazine. What do you mean with "try patching that"? Do you mean to skip them? I told I actually can use the menu (demos, videos and credits sections, you know, what I cannot do is to play the demos I have chosen from the menu, and neither the videos).
Thankyou again!
yes a lot of demos on them dvd's dont work, i have about 20 of them, and about 2% of the games will run :p
 

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Hey, there's something more. I had the idea that downloadable demos like from thethirdcreation.net where surely executable, but screen goes black and nothing happens. :eyespin:
Can somebody tell me if that kind of demos are more compatible?
Another little question. Does somebody have bought a 7000 series geforce card? I would like to know if there is some important difference in ps2 emulation between the new card and the old one.
 

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well i have just replaced my old system p4 2.8ghz, 5600 ultra and got 7800 gtx in sli (cost me an arm and a leg), and it imrpoved my ps2 emulation by about 3-5 fps in some places :( , but my gaming by about 300% :lol:
 

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A new graphics card won`t do much, because the processor is bottlenecked (=more uses) rather than the graphics card (better said, a new processor will give better speeds, as the graphic card is less used, unlike the processor, which is almost like 100%).
Welcome to the forum.:)
 

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Well, the graphics card question was only a curious one.
Talking about another subject, the last day I was able to run colosseum demo. When I saw the colosseum I almost cry :lol: . But that was the only demo that I could run because with the others the screen goes black, no matter the configuration I have.
 

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well i have just replaced my old system p4 2.8ghz, 5600 ultra and got 7800 gtx in sli (cost me an arm and a leg), and it imrpoved my ps2 emulation by about 3-5 fps in some places , but my gaming by about 300%
Waste of money.
 
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