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  1. Hi, I've been playing with Launchbox for a while and everything seems to work well for the most part, but I was wondering if there was a way or a specific command line option I should choose to see the Gamecube BIOS/startup and the PS2 BIOS/startup in Dolphin and PCSX2 respectively. They both start fine if I run the emulators by themselves but when launching through Launchbox it always skips the bios and goes directly to the game. I know this is a pretty trivial thing but I was wondering if there was a workaround to this or something I'm missing (Demul boots with BIOS fine through Launchbox). I'm aware that with ePSXe there's a command you can add to force it to launch the bios before starting the game.
  2. Introduction If you’ve tried your hand at PS2 emulation with PCSX2 for any length of time, you’ll know that it’s an impressive but thoroughly imperfect emulator that needs a guiding hand more than most. There’s really no one-size-fits-all setting solution when it comes to PCSX2 configuration (other than setting it to software mode and leaving it there, and even then you’ll still run into some issues, just much less frequently) which means that you really need to create configurations on a per-game basis to get the most out of it. This is often a slow, tedious, and incredibly time-consuming process of testing, making changes, reading wiki and forum posts, testing, making more changes, and then testing some more. In some cases, it’ll never be perfect, regardless of settings used but with some adjustments you can get it “pretty close”. Some cases are nigh on perfect and others are a broken mess with any setting (even software, in a few cases). There are a significant number of one-off fixes that are often necessary in games, from special hacks, to fixes like running all FMVs in software mode, to things like skipdraw for disabling buggy post-processing effects and TC offsets to fix sprite alignment issues - all kinds of things that are needed to offset various visual bugs brought on by upscaling. It’s just the nature of the thing. I’ve been using PCSX2 for a while now - since version 1.2.1 (2014). My Launchbox library had been a mishmash collection of configs for versions 1.2.1, 1.3.1, and 1.4.0 so several weeks ago I decided to finally break down and go through the process of updating all of these to 1.5.0 and then try to add more once that was complete. The thought occurred to me though, that if I was going to go to the trouble of doing this, I might as well share them here for others to use as well. That presented a question, however, as to how best to distribute them. PCSX2 is a bit more complicated when it comes to creating and using custom configs - you have to duplicate not one, but several .ini files that contain various settings that PCSX2 will use, and then direct these specific .inis to PCSX2 via command-line (--cfgpath “[path\to\the\config]”). User @alec100_94 created a great plugin for Launchbox called PCSX2 Configurator that helps automate the configuration creation process by duplicating sections of your current .inis into a new folder named after the game title, then injects the appropriate command-line parameters into that game’s Launchbox library entry. As an added bonus, it can even create independent memory cards for each game. I thought this might be a way to at least help simplify the process for people so they could more easily use the configs, so I contacted him about it about a week ago to get his thoughts on it. To my surprise, not only was he willing to help me in my attempt to streamline the process for people, he offered to come up with a way to incorporate the configs into the plugin and allow users to download and apply them directly from within Launchbox. So we had a lot of back and forth over the course of the last week and did a lot of testing and now we’ve ended up with something I’m really happy to say works very well. Exciting! Major props to Alec for all his hard work on this (and for putting up with all my picky crap ). Note: All tech support requests for the plugin itself need to be directed to Alec on the Launchbox Discord, not here. Our Discord server can be accessed here: https://discord.gg/AFxfhnv Go to the plugins channel and message @alec100_94#4327 Getting started All you need to do is download and install the plugin, then right-click on a Playstation 2 game in your library, and then click on the "PCSX2 Configurator" option at the bottom of the right-click menu. From here you can either click "Create Config" to create your own config (or overwrite your current config) or "Download Config" to download mine. If I've created a config for the game, the "Download Config" option will be enabled (lit) - if I haven't, it won't be (note that a takes a second or two for a match to be made, so "Download Config" won't immediately be lit even if I've created a config for it). If I've updated a config since you originally downloaded it, an update option will be lit which can be clicked to update the config to the newest version. Once you've downloaded or created a config, the "Remove Config" and "Configure with PCSX2" options will be usable. Clicking "Configure with PCSX2" will open PCSX2 for you to edit that config as you see fit. Once a config is present, the right-click "Configure" option will do this as well. The games must be scanned and matched with the LBGDB first! The LBGDB ID is how configs are matched, so you must do this first. Once they're scanned/matched you're ready to go - just right-click -> PCSX2 Configurator -> Download Config and you're all set! First and foremost, and I cannot stress this enough, is that these configs are designed specifically for PCSX2 1.5.0. The latest stable version - 1.4.0 - is more than a year old at this point and a ton of improvements have been added in the meantime. Some of these configs likely won’t work at all for 1.4.0 as there are hacks implemented in 1.5.0 that don’t even exist in 1.4.0, and the plugins have changed over time. You need to be using PCSX2 1.5.0 in order to use these configs. You can find the latest development builds (1.5.0) available here. I'll update this over time as needed, but the specific version I'm currently using is this one: pcsx2-v1.5.0-dev-2711-g8307cfc54-windows-x86.7z The configs Now that everything's squared away with the plugin, I'll be able to get back to working on more configs going forward. Right now I’m at 86 configs [EDIT: up to 244 currently]. Not a whole lot, I know, but it’s a start. I’m open to requests, but understand that I’ve already got a stack of about 200 more games that I have set aside to work through as a start (to-do list is at the bottom). I’m prioritizing stuff that’s 1) of interest to me and 2) don’t sound like they have huge game-breaking issues based on their PCSX2 wiki page. The PCSX2 compatibility wiki is kindof a mess that isn’t particularly well-documented and, in my experience, is frequently full of outdated and/or outright incorrect information, but it’s at least a sortof starting reference point for whether or not I decide to try out a game. Also try to keep in mind that this is often a very time-consuming process so don’t expect to see 20 new configs added in a day. In cases of really severe complications, it can be 30 minutes to multiple hours of testing and tweaking for one config. I have an ongoing spreadsheet detailing what’s in each config as well as some additional notes where appropriate and a rating of what I consider to be the relative significance of emulation issues present for that game, from minor/nonexistent to moderate to broken. Software mode is generally only used as a last-resort when no other hacks or fixes could resolve various issues brought on by hardware rendering, but be aware that there are some configs that use software rendering because of this. I’ll periodically be making updates in this thread to note new configs that are added, and of course the spreadsheet will be kept up to date. >> PCSX2 Config Spreadsheet << The configs are fairly moderate in terms of system requirements, as my PC is about 4 years old at this point (specs at the bottom) and can often push these a bit higher than what’s included in the configs, depending on the game, but realize that there’s going to be some variance in performance depending on your hardware. Because of this, I wanted to provide some tips below on how these can be altered to improve performance. Performance improvement tips (if necessary) If a config isn’t performing well on your PC, my first suggestion is to try enabling MTVU in speedhacks (if it isn’t already enabled for that config). Technically this can impact compatibility which is why I usually leave it off when I can get away with it, but generally speaking it causes very few issues so it’s a good place to start. Note that "preset" has to be unchecked at the bottom-left and speedhacks have to be enabled at the top-left. They will already be set in those positions for any downloaded configs, however. If MTVU alone doesn’t work, try dropping the scaling by 1x at a time until performance improves. Most of the configs use 4x scaling, which is middle-of-the-road. If performance is struggling, dropping that to 3x (or 2x) can make a big difference. One additional thing you can try is changing the sync mode in the SPU settings from timestretch to async. I mention this one last because it has the highest probability of causing problems, but compatibility is still quite good overall. Basically what this is doing is changing it so that audio and video no longer have to be 100% synced at all times, which sounds like a bad thing but in practice it’s not. With timestretch there can be times where, if the game is performing poorly, you’ll get this really awful, stuttery, warbled mess for the audio because it’s going out of its way to keep them in sync and it creates a bit of a mess. Async can make these problematic moments much less noticeable. It's useful for games that have occasional and brief dips in performance - if a game is just constantly running at 50% speed though, the only thing it's going to do is make the audio way out of sync from the game. Again though, I recommend starting with MTVU and reducing the scaling first. You can also try adjusting the EE Cycle Rate, but I don't recommend doing this unless you really have no other option. This has a significantly higher probability of breaking things, so leave it alone unless absolutely necessary. My hope is that the vast majority of people won’t have to change anything at all, but I wanted to give some pointers here in case your system is struggling. My current to-do list: My PC: i7 4770k CPU GTX 780 32 GB RAM 256GB SSD System Drive Windows 7 Pro (64-bit)
  3. Version 1.0.0

    75 downloads

    persona 3, 4 arena and 5, god of war 3/remastered enjoy!
  4. persona 3,4 and 5 god of war 3 and ps allstars battle royale themes View File persona 3, 4 arena and 5, god of war 3/remastered enjoy! Submitter scotto Submitted 01/18/2019 Category Game Theme Videos  
  5. Version 1.0.0

    251 downloads

    Don't ask how long this took me. If you download this inside you get a very special bonus! You gotta find it.
  6. Hey guys. How are you? I know that maybe this is simple for some or most of you, but I'm having a really hard time with this, and I am not being able to enjoy my games properly during my vacation time.. I have already tried to set the best configs. for my PCSX2, and I think I've already set up the Memory Cards correctly.. But as the saving function isn't working as it should, I feel that maybe I've done something wrong on the configuration process. Every time I am playing some game and chose to save it so I can quit and keep my progress, it seems that the system is doing what it is supposed to, and after it says "you are good to go", I quit the game. But after that, when I try to play the games again, and load from where I stopped last time, the games tells me that there is no saved data on the memory cards.. This is getting really annoying guys.. Can you guys help me to solve this? So I can start playing the games knowing that when I want to stop, is safe to save it on the memory cards and quit them.
  7. Hi, just downloaded MaxCSO from github yesterday (tried both 64 and 32 versions) and no way they run on my PC. Is there any other source or preset I may be missing? I basically want to convert bin ps2 games into CISO but I guess this is also applicable to PSP conversions. Also, is there a way of merging ps2 multidisc games? Thanks.
  8. Hi all, Have a couple of games in MDS so I am wondering how can I get them straight to GZ or maybe something in between like ISO and then using the 7z bat file. Thanks!
  9. Hi guys, Wondering if there’s a way of loading the ps2 intro on loading of every game just like in ePSX for instance. Thank you.
  10. Silent Hill Collection Theme Pack By Belekai Big silent hill fan, thought it deserved its own collection theme, so i made one:) Might as well share it Pack Includes: 1 x 1080p - Theme Video - 10Mbps Bitrate mp4 x264 8 x Theme Music 9 x Clear Logos 9 x Graded Backgrounds 3 x Misc Bonus Backgrounds Direct Download Link: Google Drive (151 mb) A few sample images: *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Special Thanks *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Video Music: Not Tommrrow - Metal Cover By Daniel Tidwell https://www.youtube.com/user/metaldaniel03/ Video Graphics: HD Character Renders By Violet 2010 - DeviantArt https://violet-2010.deviantart.com/ Silent_Hill_Collection.mp4
  11. ps2_rd1.1.zip View File I've created two batch files the first one, copy.bat simply copies the second file, check.bat into every sub folder in the directory it runs in. (I copy both files then run it from d:/launchbox/games/sony - playstation 2) BEFORE you copy the create file into every folder, EDIT it and make sure the paths are the same that you use, if not, you will NEED to change them. Ok, second file, check.bat, I use this as the rom file, import it into LB and choose "use folder name" when the option appears. I have all the PS2 games as folders so, for example, Gran Turismo 4 is : D:\LaunchBox\Games\Sony - Playstation 2\Gran Turismo 4 (USA) and it has a check.bat file inside it. The batch file will check the directory it runs from to see if there is a .ISO or a .BIN file present, if not, it will download it from your remote storage location (I use my google drive to store PS2 roms) You would have to mount your google drive using rclone or something similar, so it has a drive letter, and again, check the settings of the batch file to make sure the location is correct. In my case, for GT4, the location is : Z:\redump\Sony - Playstation 2\Gran Turismo 4 (USA) and therein lies a .ISO file. It will give you an option to download to local storage and once complete, will display a message and exit. You can play the game by running it again from within launchbox. NOTE - If you import your games this way, you then need to mass edit the emulator field and leave it BLANK otherwise it tries to use an emulator to run the batch file, which won't work. Any issues whatsoever, please post and i'll check, but it worked perfectly for me so far, 1800+ ps2 games in my library but it only downloads the ones I want to play Submitter locvez Submitted 12/31/2017 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
  12. Version 1.1

    19 downloads

    I've created two batch files the first one, copy.bat simply copies the second file, check.bat into every sub folder in the directory it runs in. (I copy both files then run it from d:/launchbox/games/sony - playstation 2) BEFORE you copy the create file into every folder, EDIT it and make sure the paths are the same that you use, if not, you will NEED to change them. Ok, second file, check.bat, I use this as the rom file, import it into LB and choose "use folder name" when the option appears. I have all the PS2 games as folders so, for example, Gran Turismo 4 is : D:\LaunchBox\Games\Sony - Playstation 2\Gran Turismo 4 (USA) and it has a check.bat file inside it. The batch file will check the directory it runs from to see if there is a .ISO or a .BIN file present, if not, it will download it from your remote storage location (I use my google drive to store PS2 roms) You would have to mount your google drive using rclone or something similar, so it has a drive letter, and again, check the settings of the batch file to make sure the location is correct. In my case, for GT4, the location is : Z:\redump\Sony - Playstation 2\Gran Turismo 4 (USA) and therein lies a .ISO file. It will give you an option to download to local storage and once complete, will display a message and exit. You can play the game by running it again from within launchbox. NOTE - If you import your games this way, you then need to mass edit the emulator field and leave it BLANK otherwise it tries to use an emulator to run the batch file, which won't work. Any issues whatsoever, please post and i'll check, but it worked perfectly for me so far, 1800+ ps2 games in my library but it only downloads the ones I want to play
  13. Hi, I've created two batch files the first one, copy.bat simply copies the second file, check.bat into every sub folder in the directory it runs in. (I copy both files then run it from d:/launchbox/games/sony - playstation 2) BEFORE you copy the create file into every folder, EDIT it and make sure the paths are the same that you use, if not, you will NEED to change them. Ok, second file, check.bat, I use this as the rom file, import it into LB and choose "use folder name" when the option appears. I have all the PS2 games as folders so, for example, Gran Turismo 4 is : D:\LaunchBox\Games\Sony - Playstation 2\Gran Turismo 4 (USA) and it has a check.bat file inside it. The batch file will check the directory it runs from to see if there is a .ISO or a .BIN file present, if not, it will download it from your remote storage location (I use my google drive to store PS2 roms) You would have to mount your google drive using rclone or something similar, so it has a drive letter, and again, check the settings of the batch file to make sure the location is correct. In my case, for GT4, the location is : Z:\redump\Sony - Playstation 2\Gran Turismo 4 (USA) and therein lies a .ISO file. It will give you an option to download to local storage and once complete, will display a message and exit. You can play the game by running it again from within launchbox. NOTE - If you import your games this way, you then need to mass edit the emulator field and leave it BLANK otherwise it tries to use an emulator to run the batch file, which won't work. Any issues whatsoever, please post and i'll check, but it worked perfectly for me so far, 1800+ ps2 games in my library but it only downloads the ones I want to play EDIT - Added version 1.1 of the tool. It now gives you the option to run the game once downloaded instead of exiting. If you have already downloaded it, you can copy both files to the PS2 folder and run copy.bat again ps2_rd1.1.zip
  14. PS2 Silver Ring Clear Game Logo Set View File Don't ask how long this took me. If you download this inside you get a very special bonus! You gotta find it. Submitter SuperSprayer40 Submitted 09/22/2017 Category Game Clear Logos  
  15. PS2 Game Intro's (16:9) View File Just a HQ recording of the game intro's for anyone that wants it. (maybe you theme video makers can use these to make something nice) Will be adding more to this in the future. All video's are recorded at the highest settings my setup can handle. Current Intro List Submitter GunerX Submitted 10/20/2017 Category Game Theme Videos
  16. I have setup PCSX2 Emulator for Playstation 2 game like Tekken 5 and Tekken Tag Tournament. In start game run fine but in play mode the game run slowly and its frame rate goes down form 60 fsp to 30 fsp. I have followed every setting ,and i have followed the lunchbox tutorial about PCSX2but but result came same, My PC Specification is under: AMD A4-3700 HD Graphics Ram: 4Gb Videos: 2Gb (512 mb built In) 1Tb Hard windows 10 (64bit) i have played GTA iv (PC Game) game in this pc and run perfectly fine but in PCSX2 game FSP rate drop down rapidly. Can any on tell me how to run PS 2 Game with original fsp rate or with great fsp. i have tried different versions of PCSX2 and use different plugins and bios.
  17. Aargh, I just realized all of my PS2 games will not launch....I changed the games to launch LaunchBoxPCSX2.exe instead as advised and I get a 'loading generic profile' screen (see pic) and then the following error about unexpected parameter, then it fails to launch the emulator... To fix it and launch a game, I unchecked the box to load Customs shows in the last image I attached here, but I don't want to do this individually for the many, many PS2 games I have...I cannot move the games into the PCSX2 folder, they are in the launchbox\games\ps2 folder... How can I uncheck this option in bulk or otherwise fix this error with all my other games that have the check marked? Any help appreciated! - Brett
  18. Version 1.0.0

    15 downloads

    One thing I noticed when downloading the clear logos for these games from the LB Database/Emumovies was that they weren't very high quality, and some just didn't exist at all. I decided to go around, find some high quality images, and cut out the logos to the best of my ability. They're not perfect by any means but they're certainly better. Only done for the following games: Spyro: A Hero's Tail The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon I was considering doing the same for Enter the Dragonfly, but I think the quality of that logo is passable.
  19. New Clear Logos for Spyro Games View File One thing I noticed when downloading the clear logos for these games from the LB Database/Emumovies was that they weren't very high quality, and some just didn't exist at all. I decided to go around, find some high quality images, and cut out the logos to the best of my ability. They're not perfect by any means but they're certainly better. Only done for the following games: Spyro: A Hero's Tail The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon I was considering doing the same for Enter the Dragonfly, but I think the quality of that logo is passable. Submitter JerseyXS97 Submitted 08/09/2017 Category Game Clear Logos  
  20. Version .6

    218 downloads

    So, there wasn't an actual category for this, so I put it here because I think it best suits what I'm doing. So, there is a theme that I love, and it utilizes the ability to set an individual controller graphic per game, so to help with this, I thought it would be nice to have a template. Right now I only have PS1 and PS2 controllers in there but I'll update periodically to include more controllers. I might even fill some out with in-game controls. Anyway, I think I saw somewhere that this might be implemented as a feature in a future LB build, but that might not be the case, regardless, I know that specific themes can take advantage of this, so for anyone using those themes, I hope this helps make your library look a bit cooler and more helpful
  21. Controller Mapping View File So, there wasn't an actual category for this, so I put it here because I think it best suits what I'm doing. So, there is a theme that I love, and it utilizes the ability to set an individual controller graphic per game, so to help with this, I thought it would be nice to have a template. Right now I only have PS1 and PS2 controllers in there but I'll update periodically to include more controllers. I might even fill some out with in-game controls. Anyway, I think I saw somewhere that this might be implemented as a feature in a future LB build, but that might not be the case, regardless, I know that specific themes can take advantage of this, so for anyone using those themes, I hope this helps make your library look a bit cooler and more helpful Submitter Pyrometheous Submitted 05/31/2017 Category Game Media Packs  
  22. Version 1.0.0

    57 downloads

    Theme for Rez (PlayStation 2/Dreamcast). I'm a big fan of shooters in general and Rez is easily one of my favorites, so I had to do a theme for it.
  23. Rez Theme (PS2/Dreamcast) 16:9 View File Theme for Rez (PlayStation 2/Dreamcast). I'm a big fan of shooters in general and Rez is easily one of my favorites, so I had to do a theme for it. Submitter CTRL-ALT-DEFEAT Submitted 04/10/2017 Category Game Theme Videos  
  24. Hi I need a bit of help please, I just bought a new micro pc and its running ps2 games in slow motion. Ive messed with emulator settings but still no change System Config CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Processor (2M Cache, up to 1.84 GHz), 32-bit, 2 MB Cache No. of Cores: 4 No. of Threads: 4 Processor Base Frequency: 1.44 GHz Burst Frequency : 1.84 GHz Scenario Design Power (SDP): 2W GPU: Intel HD Graphics RAM: DDR3 2GB ROM: Onboard eMMC Flash 32 GB WiFi: 802.11N Bluetooth: BT 4.0 Expand Memory: Micro SD Card (Maximum support 128GB) Antenna: Build-in Wifi antenna is this enough power to run them?
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