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Hey folks I need a little help, thougth about asking here. My PS2 recently stopped working, leaving me with over a dozen games (mostly rpgs) from back in the day that I now have an aching to replay (like the Wild Arms series.) I've been trying to use emulators but its not working so far. I know EMUs work on my computer because I had one for the Nintendo 64 and it worked great. Anyone knows enough about these to advise me? Right now I have PCSX2 ver 1.4 installed. I have 1.5 but not installed yet. For PS1 games I got ePSXe 1.7 but again, not installed.
Uh, just because your PC can run Project 64 or whatever doesn't mean it's good enough to run a PS 2 emulator. Big difference.
I'm also not sure if we're allowed to talk about emulation here :x
Edited by Draghinazzo on Oct 9th 2018 at 10:19:20 AM
IIRC, emulators are a grey territory in which the programs/emulators themselves can be discussed but everything else is a no-go.
They can be discussed. You just can't post links to the actual emulators themselves.
So, I played some more Persona 3 last night. I managed to rescue Fuuka from Tartarus and defeat both of the bosses(who were pretty easy, btw). It'll be nice having Fuuka do analysis and I really want to see how Mitsuru is in battle.
Overall, I'll say the game is decent. While there are some nitpicks I have(not being able control your teammates, the game can feel repetitive at times) I have been liking my time with it.
For the record, I want only emulators for games that I already bought legally. And I can find links on my own; I just need advice on which to use and how. Anyone here familiar with ePSXe or PCSX2?
Right now I want to play any of the Wild Arms Games, but especially Wild Arms 2 and Wild Arms: Alter Code F.
Edited by Sijo on Oct 11th 2018 at 3:23:33 AM
I've never tried PS2 emulation, but for PS1 emulation I recommend Mednafen. It's extrememly accurate and you don't have to mess with plug-ins. It doesn't have a GUI though, so to start games you need drag and drop the game files over it. Most rom downloads for PS1 games will have the game in the form of a bin and cue file - use the cue file to start the game. Press F1 to open the emulator's help window so you know how change options. You'll also need PS1 BIOS files to get Mednafen or any other PS1 emulators working, so find and download a collection of those. For Mednafen you specfically just need SCPH5500.bin, SCPH5501.bin, and SCPH5502.bin in the "firmware" folder.
PSX Fin is a nice down and dirty way to play, it works right out of the box with no additional steps. If you just wanna play a PS 1 game without any bells and whistles, you could do worse.
Epsxz is also good though, it's not too hard to setup. PS 2 emulation's trickier, and you'll need a decent to good-ish desktop or a strong laptop to run those, they require a lot of graphical power.
PCSX2 is a really solid PS2 emulator that's customizable enough to work on even older machines. If you've the specs for it you can even run games at higher FPS and with better resolution than what the Playstation 2 could do natively. I played Final Fantasy XII with it and the game looked almost as good as that remaster they put out recently, so unless it's presenting problems for you I think you're fine sticking with it.
You'll probably need a Playstation 2 BIOS for it the same as a lot of emulators, but that's not particularly difficult to find.
Edited by Hashil on Oct 11th 2018 at 10:32:06 AM
Huh, how about that, I DID have a PSONE emulator already installed (PSfin). I forgot about it. And yes it works with Wild Arms 2!! Except I left the game disc *inside my old PS2 Console.* I almost panicked because I could not open it, and then I remembered the "On" switch is in the back.
Anyways after a few configurations, I'm now playing my old favorite WA game again. Still, my thanks for all the advice above. In particular I still aim to replay some PS2 games.
I'm at Spectral Force 3's endgame. Right now, doing some random Work Missions to get levels and money to upgrade weapons for characters I'll need.
And god, this game's Superbosses. What Idea Factory dialed down on grinding, they ramped up on challenge.
One reason I am replaying Wild Arms 2 is because I never beat Marivel's optional boss [the one who looks like a giant toy.] In Final Fantasy VII I beat Ultima Weapon and Diamond Weapon, but not any of the others.
...You never fought the Bulkogidon? Hint: It's a That One Boss case. And the only rewards are her golem drives.
So, I have about 17 hours on Persona 3 FES. I've managed to beat both bosses of the third full moon. The first took a while but I was able to beat it. The second ,I felt, came out of nowhere and I was pissed off when I got beaten by it. However, I sucked it up and I was able to beat both bosses without trouble.
Anyways, I'm liking the game at this point. The story is getting pretty good and the characters are pretty good at this good. I think I'm going to take a break from the game for now.
Playing the first Nier. Man among the bigger problems I have, it's one of the worst map designs I've seen in an RPG. The travel controls are very floaty, and for once it's the opposite problem of a Camera Screw, I just wish it would follow me a bit. Also the village area is more broadly designed than it really needs to be.
I never really had any big problems with the camera except in the platforming gameplay shifts.
I did fight Bulkogidon, but could not beat it. I know that it was unnecessary, but was frustrated I could never get Marivel's last tools. Note this was before I had internet so I could not ask anyone. Remember the days when we depended only in guidebooks and game magazines?
By the time I played Wild Arms 2, I had the Internet helping me already.
Stopped trying to do shit on my own after being stuck for a whole goddamn month on De Le Metallica.
So, I've gotten back into Persona 3. I have a little over 25 hours so far. Ken has joined SEES and now summer is almost over. I have a week until the next full moon so I'll be working on the social links I have. I hope those Strega guys don't get in my way.
I'm on chapter five of Okage: Shadow King, how many NP Cs do i have to talk to before i become visible again?
So, I started playing Wild Arms yesterday. I'm currently in the kingdom of Aldehyde. It seem like a pretty decent game so far. I like the music and I like the chibi designs. The story seems like the typical "save the world" but it seems like it will be decently told. I also find it interesting that you get to see from the perspective of three protagonists. I only got an hour and 30 minutes but I'm definitely going to play some more.
Besides that, I'm still playing Persona 3 FES. I have almost 48 hours on it so far. Man, this game has had a lot of twists and turns. I wasn't expecting the twist with Ikutsuki and I'm really liking how dark the game is getting. So, I can't wait to see what will happen. I'm currenty on the 180th floor of Tartarus.
Wild ARMs 1 is a fantastic game. Period.
I played some more of Wild ARMS 1 today. I have almost 4 hours on it so far. I'm currently in Milama. This game is decent but it has some flaws. I feel like the game is kinda slow and takes a little long to get moving. I also really find the random encounters to be kind of annoying. Finally, I just feel that the story is just okay. It's kind of cliché. I'll keep playing to see what happens, though.
EDIT: Should've mentioned that I find some of the dungeons to be a pain to navigate.
Edited by pointless233 on Nov 11th 2018 at 9:04:48 AM
If I were to play a Dragon Quest where should I start?
V, VIII or XI I think would be the most accessible and the personal favs of the bunch. V is on the DS, VIII on the PS 2 and 3DS and XI is on the 3DS, PS 4 and PC.
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