First post, by Waxxxz018
1st off I would like to say what a great forum Vogons is. 😁
If it were not for this site I myself think I would not have got a taste of the emulator world. Thanks fellow game-aholics! The Emu world has changed my outlook completely with comp’s now days. I know this is the console forum but this is the way it started for me
It all started with a DOS game from good ol’ Interplay which most of you know, Redneck Rampage. This was a childhood favorite for me and I don’t care if there is a better first person shooter out there that you know of, it was just the game its self that took me in and the music and the awe of actually playing something with such a taboo plot and all, for its time it was in my book awesome.
Enough on that a back to Emu. Well as the people who’ve got Redneck running or any other build game in Windows XP all know about VDMSounds, NOLFB (Vesa Fix) , VGAFix, Building the Batch (.bat) file, Ect., If not Check out these links to get ya started….
http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~vromas/vdmsound/ (VDMSound Home Page)
http://www.advsys.net/ken/build.htm (Ken Silvermans Build Page)
patch for WinXP/2000 monitor issues ( Simon Hradecky’s VGAFix)
Problem Children (Problem Children- Nicht Sehr Gut)
redneck rampage with winxp..NOT with a dual boot (Redneck Rampage with winxp…NOT with a dual boot)
Follow this stuff carefully and you can get your build games running in no time! Well anyways to let ya all in on a little secret… It took me a couple of days to get up the stuff as I had no one to help except the awesome notes these guys left and a little search engine fishin’! I was so bummed the day I finally got my copies of the whole Redneck Series and they didn’t work when I put them in! 😢 I kinda figured this though as DOS and is graphical & sound drivers as we used to know them have evolved in a different way, that’s for sure!
So I was so stoked when I finally configured my setup right & the ol’ spaceships and shot up mailbox appeared once again! I felt so awesome! So I ended up finding a new hobby and interest in the world of Emu. I have started to emulate other old DOS games as I found my old Doom & Wolfenstien (still haven’t put them in yet though, im sure I can no prob!). My wife is a big Quest for Glory fan and she has the Anthology and we have them all emulated in her laptop, whole series. I’m still working out some bugs though mainly in 4. or any other Quest for Glory with the help from the post below….
Quest for Glory Patches!!! Anyone Know Where or if they exist anymore!!!
A little trick I did learn about them on my own with VDMSound is that in order to install the series you need to open the CD by “Right-Clicking & using the Explore feature. Find the Batch file labeled INSTALL.BAT (go figure) & run it using VDMSound go through the dos installer and presto, Quest for Glory!!! Actually a better way I was informed of recently was to run it in DOSBox! Just mount your CD drive in DOSBox and run the above batch file. Speaking of DOSBox fallow this link below for all your needs.
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net (DosBox Home @ Sourceforge)
That’s a good foot note for all you DOS game fanatics as these programs listed above from there respected programmer represent essential puzzle pieces in the DOS gaming foundation for multiple game types on today’s computers!
My Emu Moves To Console
Well as I grew more interested in the world of DOS Emulation, and Emulation together I found myself thinking about a little thing called Bleem!. A couple of kids in the town I lived in were lucky enough back in the day to actually play with one of the 1st PSX Emu Programs.
Bleem!.Along with C.V.G.S ( Connetix Virtual Game Station) & others are now extinct. But there is my favorite, ePSXe & a bunch of others that are not. For starters they can be found at the link below and links to there respectable Home Pages also through this link.
http://www.ngemu.com (Great Emu Site)
This is Console Emu site! Which has Emulators for Dreamcast, GB Advanced, Gamecube, N64, Playstation 1 & 2, Saturn , & Xbox along with all there plugins and utilities ( I will go over some of them later)
Quick Explanation Time
A Bios File is a main foundation file of some Emulators that are found in the actual systems themselves , usually required by the freeware Emulators. I cant tell you how to yank them out of your console or where to get them except go Search Engine Fishin & have fun!
A Plugin is a is a type of driver that emulates your sound, video, cdrom, controller, ect., A Requirement of all EMU’s
A Utility is usually an extension program for the emulator its self. Enhancing the emulator in a new fucntion or apperance.
http://www.epsxe.com/help.php (ePSXe Help Page)
Check out this link above to ePSXe's help file for more explanation of Bios, Plugins, & Utilities. This will give you a little feel on how they work.
The thought of PSX being emulated intrigued me very much! I figured if the good ol’ PSX could be emulated, then NES, SNES, Genisis, N64, & the rest of our favorite systems could be too!
For Tonight I Would like to touch base on the emulation of PSX, with 2 Emulator in mind, ePSXe & C.V.G.S. 1st off no matter what anyone says both of these Emulators are great in there own respectable way. ePSXe with its smoothness and up to date technology. C.V.G.S with is great aspect on compatibility and wide programming range to adapt and emulate almost in itself onto Windows XP & the Pentium 4 with certain patches, and programmability to make it run with newer games even though it is extinct. A Great deal of those patches amongst other really neat tools for C.V.G.S & ePSXe , amongst other Emu’s and even some other cool odds and ends can be found at this link….
http://www.aldostools.com (Awesome Programmer)
This guy spends a good portion of his time bustin out all kinds of cool programs! Aldos Tools is a must check out especially if you want to learn more about C.V.G.S!
I have found myself fondly in love with ePSXe though, it’s great! Every game I have emulated so far I have got to work pretty much without any flaws in an .iso format as running from my disc’s were really glitchy as it took a lot of buffer time and rendering from disc as we all know lags more than running from hard drive. 1st off I would like to let ya know I am not too big on the whole pirating thing and I only suggest having games you own because the law is the law and that’s that. From what I understand too is that you are allowed too have 1 Image copy of any game ya own and no more. You must also own the Original copy also. If you get rid of it you have too get rid of the Image. That’s just how it is.
To also note, it sure takes up a lot of space to hold those games! 26.3 gig for me and im still getting used games! I have the memory to handle it though. 160 gig Maxtor Internal with an 80 gig Seagate External on its way. So Mem. Is not an issue for me! The best Utility I have found for the Emulation of a CD\DVD ROM is Daemon Tools which can be found at the link below…
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/portal/index.php (Daemon Tools Homepage)
If you wish too do this install Daemon Tools and and fallow there 1:1 copy guide
Once you have your .iso file load it into your Virtual Cdrom, the play should be much better.
I was able to emulate all my games and they all work great! Right now the games I own are…..
Final Fantasy Origins, Chronicles (w/Chrono Trigger), Anthology, VII, VIII, VIIII, Tactics
Lunar-Silver Star Story Complete
Brave Fencer Musashi
Syphon Filter 1 & 2
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen & Soul Reaver
And a couple more, but I always buy used games to add to it. But Remember games = massive filled gig’s!
A couple of other cool utilities are the ePSXeCutor Frontend program and Aldo’s ePSXeLauncer and speaking of Aldo, you have to check out his other utilizes too. He has memory card manager programs, the my game launcher, and all kinds of other cool stuff too boot! That’s…
http://www.aldostools.com (For ePSXeLauncher)
http://www.pbernert.com/ (For ePSXeCutor)
As for Plugins, a great factor depends on the game & the comp (e.g video & sound card, processing capabilities). I am kinda partial to the Eternal SPU v1.41 for my sound as its got great sound capabilities. go here for it.
http://www.ngemu.com/psx/epsxe.php?action=plugins (Iori's Awesome SPU Plugin)
As for Graphic drivers I usually use P.E.Op.S GPU 1.15 which can be found here…
http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/peops/ (Project P.E.Op.S Home @ Sourceforge)
For My CDR I Use P.E.Op.S CDR or CDRSaPu made by the famous inventor of SaPucdex.
Which can be found at…
http://www.sapu.ngemu.com/ (SaPu’s Programing Page)
http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/peops/ (Project P.E.Op.S Home @ Sourceforge)
For Input (controllers) I’m using the ePSXe driver because I only have my keyboard right now & for the life of me I cant get my Logitech Freedom 2.5 or my Wingman Cordless Rumblepad to work either. Theres some kinda of conflict with the controllers and the ePSXe driver. I got some of the usb PSX controller adapters on oreder so it doesn’t matter anyway!lol
Any of these Plugins can be downloaded at once from the link to ngemu below…..
http://www.ngemu.com/psx/epsxe.php?action=plugins (ngemu where a lot of plugins, utilities, & Emulators are found )
Heres the Link below to ePSXe's Homepage for ya to check out...
Well that’s a good lil' diddy to get your Emu-Minds a turnin! I will be adding entries to this passage regularly to help with the console EMU cause as there is not much! Please feel free to post anything helpful too keep us gamers informed as all knowledge is appreciated! Know one was born knowing and respectable thought is a definite +
😵 Waxxxz018 😵