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So.....I have downloaded the program, got all the plugins, and configured the thing. But I basically just copied everything that was on the walk through page that I used as a guide. How can I tell which settings are best for me? Is there a key anywhere? Am I just supposed to know it?

I am using a PSX Magazine demo disk just to get me started (Because I can't find where I've put my PSX CD's since my daughter dropped the PSX and busted it). I got it running but it was horribly slow and didn't seem like it looked like it should (I would have assumed it would go straight to a menu but it was showing video clips at a VERY slow rate).

Basically I'm looking for a FAQ before I start asking anymore stupid questions :) Thanks for any help.

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first off all if you tell use your machine specs and whatnot one of us can probaly tell you what setting/plugins are best for your system the only way to do it is trail and error if you want to do it on your own but someone will glaely recomend some settings based on your pc config

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Thank you-here are my specs

1.2 ghz amd athlon Micron PC Millennia. I went to look up what my graphics card is and all of that but I can't find it. It's all the standard equipped stuff. If someone would be so kind as to tell me how to figure out what graphics card and sound card I have I'd be happy to tell you :)

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then if you go to the hardware tab in my computer properties and go to device manager you should see a list of stuff like this pic
expand display adapters and sound /vidoe controllers
your card will likely be geforce2 or nvidia something
your sound card will likely be naned sound blaster live
 

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Here are my Specs...

64 MB Ram
1.2 GHZ AMD Athlon Proccessor
Display Adapter INVIDIA Vanta/Vanta LT
Sound Controller VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM)

Nothing about a soundblaster anywhere.

Any more info you need before you can get me started in the right direction?

Thanks for the help thus far.

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ok i was just typing out a longgg response then i lost it (had to reboot)

heres my break down of it

1.who did you get this pc from did u buy it recently and what did u pay for it? i think you may of been ripped off?

2.buy more ram (256 megs at least)and a decent video card more suited to your above average proccesor a vanta and 64 megs of ram with a 1.2 gigge rwhat were the people that made this system thinking???? get a geforce 2 or 3 to use your pc to the fullest advantage

3.ac97 integrated audio is good for everything except n64 emulators(its what i have )

4.use petes direct x6 driver or petes d3d driver and press the setting "fast"
internal spu is good for you

the main thing thats good about epxe is the ability to configure so much it allows you to achivre better graphics than an actual ps1
its not nice for newbs but read the forums and try different settings
and if all else fails use the soft driver(more compatibility but ugly graphics)
 

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About my pc...and thanks to Hung

I got my PC at a liquidator actually at a steal of a price. MSRP at Best BUy was like 1200.00. I got mine a week before it hit the shelves for like 450.00. It came from a truck on it's way to best buy that rolled. The liquidator was only able to salvage 2 of the computers out of the load and I bought them both. It's the best system I ever bought and the price simply couldn't be beat at the time (like I said, these hadn't even hit the shelves yet).

As soon as I saw that I only had 64 MB ram tonight it tipped me off that I had a problem. No wonder Rainbow Six runs so ugly on my machine. That could actually be the source of the problem I'm having with most online games. I'll get some ram in the near future. Meanwhile, I'll try out your suggestions and I'm sure I'll be back :)

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ok good because you seeme pretty newb to computers and some mean salesman peope would just be waiten to prey on you :D

anyways yeah also look in to getting like a geforce 2 or something thats a fast proccesor for such an outdated video card

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Petes D3D or OGL should be okay. However your videocard is pretty low end and either of those may run too slow or exhibit problems.

If you use one of these 3D plugins try these settings:

Fullscreen @ 640x480 resoltuion, 16bit color, dynamic chaching, check use fps limit and set fps limit to 60, offscreen drawing @ 2, advanced blending @ 0, framebuffer @ black. Ignore the misc settings for now.

Petes soft plugin should work really well because software plugins are almost entirely dependent on CPU power, something your computer is serving up in spades.

If you use this soft plugin just click nice and set the resolution to 320x240 or 640x480.

As for the sound plguin either the internal or eternal SPU's should work well at their default settings. Some games need the SPU Irq option on, some don't.

You'll have to fiddle for a good long while before you get everything working perfectly, also keep in mind different games need different settings.

In my experience playstation emulation is not too ram instensive but upgrading to at least 128 and preferably 256 would be a good investment. Upgrading to any video card with the word GeForce in its name will make a world of difference for your gaming fun.
 
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