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This Guide will help you install and setup the Playstation Emulator Cheater plugin for your chosen Emulator.

Firstly, you will require pecsetup.exe, which you can get from
PecSetup.exe

Secondly, you will need an Emulator which follows the PSEmu Pro Plugin spec, or an emulator such as Bleem or VGS.

For PSEmu Pro Based Emulators,
like ePSXe, PCSX, PSXeven an SSSPSX, you will be required to specify the location of the emulators plugins directory during the installation of PEC.

Simply navigate to where you installed the emulator of choice, and select the plugins folder within. Clicking next will then install the PEC Interface to Where ever you decided, and the PEC Plugin required to use PEC.

When the installation finishes, start the Chosen emulator and open the Video/Graphics Options, then select the Item named PSX Emulation Cheater 2.5.

Once this is done, click the Configure button to open the Settings for the PEC Plugin, and in the drop down list shown on the Gpu Plugin tab, select which video plugin you wish to use.

On the Refresh Rate tab, specify how many times you want the code to be refreshed. This setting is System dependant and should be set lower if you have a slower CPU.

Hit ok on all the open Windows to confirm these settings, then launch PEC.
For PEC to work correctly with the Plugin, you must set the interface type to Plugin, by Clicking the Options menu, clicking Interface Type, and then Selecting Plugin. A shortcut is to press CTRL+SHIFT+P.

You can now select cheats in PEC, and send them over to the plugin.

For Bleam and VGS
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coming soon (after i find my old copy of bleem)

File Menu
Plugin Mode
Send Cheats to Plugin - Sends the currently selected cheats to the GPUPEC plugin.
Deactivate Cheating - Clears the cheats from the GPUPEC plugin and stops refreshing the codes.
Summarisation

Normal Mode
Activate Codes - Activates the currently selected Codes in the emulator used.
Deactivate Codes - Disables all codes.

Advanced Settings Menu
Correct CD Check - Checks the inserted CD against the SL** Identifier used on the disk.

Normal Mode

Auto Activate Emulator - Automatically starts the emulator when the cheats are activated.
Autodetect Emulator - Detects the Emulator being used (Bleem/VGS)
Toggle Cheats By Pressing F12 - Enables/Disables Cheats.
Show First Start Message Box - (unsure)

Options
Environment Settings
These settings just effect the user experience and allows the user to adjust PEC to their own personal usage wants.

MainTab

Save
Save Settings - Saves the settings you enable/disable so the next time you start PEC its exactly how you left it.
Save Last Selected Game - Selects the last game you were looking at in your previous session.
Save Last Selected Cheats - Saves the last cheats you selected so that you do not have to select them again.

Visual Effects
Hot Track Cheats - Highlights the Cheat as you pass the cursor over it.
Grid Effects - When an item is selected in the list, the entire grid box is selected.
Show Horizontal Grid Lines - Shows a faint horizontal line in the Cheats list seperating cheats from each other.
Show Vertical Grid Lines - Seperates the Item from the Quantity and Joker boxes with a faint line.
Use Tool Windows - Usually means the same as show tooltips, a little popup occurs when hoving over certain buttons or menu's.

Interface Type
Old Style - Hides the Quantity and Joker catagories in the cheat list.
New Style - Shows the Quantity and Joker catagories in the cheat list.

Header Type
Thick Buttons -
Thin Buttons -
Plates -
^ Im unsure what those do as they seem to have no effect on windows XP.

Button Type
Windows - Uses Windows style buttons
Macintosh - Uses Mac style buttons
^these look like they also do not effect Windows XP

Scrollbar Type

Regular - Displays a normal scrollbar
Flat - Displays a Flattened scrollbar
3D - Displays a 3D Styled scrollbar

Check Images Type
Original Check - Uses the default PEC Check box.
Sunken Check - Uses a Check box that is slightly embedded into the image
Light Tick - Uses a grey tick in a slightly greyed tick box.
Dark Tick - Uses a Black tick in a Black tick box.
Light Check - uses a grey check in a grey checkbox
Dark Check - uses a black check in a black checkbox
Flat Check - uses a standard black box with a flat black check.
XP Check - uses the Windows XP style check box (adopts the windows theme used)
Standalone Tab
Refresh Interval - is just how fast the cheat is refreshed.
Use Idle Messages - (Unsure)

Advanced Tab

Hex Editor
Display Warnigns - Display warnings when the hex editor encounters a possible error.
Move to the top - Moves changes to the top.
Mask 0.31 Chars - Hides windows 3.1 characters in short filenames.

Misc Settings
Show Mark all button - Selects all cheats at once.

Interface Type
Plugin - Sets PEC to send cheats to PSEmu Pro type emulators.
Normal - Sets PEC to send cheats to Bleem/VGS.

Tools (only shows in normal mode)
Hex Editor - Launches the hex editor defined in the environment settings.
Dump PSX Memory - Dumps the Current memory to a file.
Restore PSX Memory - Reloads the dumped memory, allows for memory hacks.

TroubleShooting
The cheats don't work! - This means the codes are not meant for the version of the game you have, or they have not been sent to the plugin yet. An updated codelist is always available from PEC - Codelist
I can't install PEC - Make sure you have full administration rights, it might also help to install PEC under one of the compatibility modes, especially so if Vista is the operating system in Use.
 

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it's a very detail guide.I think this should be marked as Sticky in this section.I was also confused when using PEC at the first time.So much nostalgic.At that time I even couldn't figure out what's the difference between PEC for VGS and PEC for Epsxe.
 

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its not finished yet, still gotta find bleem >.> and try it out on that.
 

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And I think you should attach a link to the msvbvm50.dll for those who using Vista.
 

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msvb.... visualbasic :|
 

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Apparently.I just want your guide will be a perfect one.No one can complain and ask trivial thing.
 

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dude i did all this but the pec plugin still dint show up in my video plugin for me to set it up as a plugin am i doin sumthin wrong? i did everything i dled to the extracted folder of epsxe and into the plugin folder but when i launched the emulator and try to set it it didnt show up... so ne help please thank you
 

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in epsxe/plugins there should be a file named gpupec.dll, if this is not present then you have not specified the correct folder during setup.
 

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yes people, i ask that you thank Yeloazn for creating this board.
 

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using ePSXe, i did everything, installed the plugin, was able to find it in my ePSXe video config successfully but the codes aren't working.

Using Final Fantasy 7 ISO.


Check the bottom of the first post
 

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Squall,can I suggest that we need to disable DEP or allow emulator in exception in Vista ?
 

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DEP shouldn't have any bearing on PEC working.
infact, i found that some programs that modify memory, fail to work if they are added to the ignore list.

One such program is the w3l acid loader, which would just throw up a memory location error when in the ignore list.
 

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Well,on my PC it stop PEC plugin showing in epsxe and psxeven,make many other emulators stop working or behave strangely.
 
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