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Hi there sniper_zegai here and I've been getting alot of messages from people with a few nagging qeustions about how to get, setup and play suikoden 1 & 2 on a PSX emulator.QUESTION 1
What's the best PSX emulator out there and how do I get it?
ePSXe is by far one of the best PSX emulators out there and you can find it here http://www.epsxe.com/download.php
it has both a windows and a linux version and plays most if not all psx games.QUESTION 2
I downloaded epsxe but it requires certain files to work how do I get them?
PSX emulators and games are'nt illegal unless you DONT OWN a psx or the game you wish to play. First you will need the BIOS files which can be retreived here http://psxemulation.tripod.com/id8.html
download and un-zip these files to your "Bios" folder located wherever you downloaded the psx emulator. I will tell you how to config the BIOS files later.
Now for the plugins. These config both the sound and video for your emulator.
First the sound plugin http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/psx/psxplugins-tools.html
download Andy's SPU 0.16 this works well with suikoden. unzip this to your plugins folder located wherever you downloaded your psx file.
Then the video plugin http://www.pbernert.com/html/gpu.htm
download the link under this heading: Pete's Windows OGL/D3D PSX GPUs
you can unzip this folder to your plugins folder.QUESTION 3
Where can I find games?
This is a touchy subject and depends on your indivisual circimstances. PM me with your questions about games and how you download them.QUESTION 4
I have the emulator, plugins and game files. What do I do?
For ePSXe bring up the psx window and click config and go to config wizard. There will be an automatic setup which will give you instructions. For BIOS select USA (recommended) BIOS, for sound select Andy's SPU Audio Driver 0.16 for Suikoden 2 and ePSXe SPU core 1.5.2 for Suikoden 1, and for video select Pete's DX6 D3D Driver 1.76. with this done you are ready to fine tune the video plugin and sound plugin.VIDEO AND SOUND CONFIG HERE
For Sound go to config on your epsxe window and select sound. Tick Enable Sound and Enable XA sound. Then go to configure and then click Default. Thats the sound configured. This setting works for both of the sound drivers becuase ePSXe SPU core 1.5.2 plugin is auto configured.
Video is much harder. Do the same but select Video and then go on configure. These are the settings for the video.
Plugin: Pete's DX6 D3D Driver 1.1.76
- 640x480 Window mode
- Filtering: 5
- Hi-Res textures: 1
- VRam size: 0 (Auto)
- FPS limit: on
- Frame skipping: off
- FPS limit: 65.0
- Offscreen drawing: 2
- Framebuffer texture: 0
- Framebuffer access: 4
- Alpha multipass: on
- Mask bit: on
- Advanced blending: none
- Scanlines: off
- Unfiltered FB: on
- Dithering: off
- Screen smoothing: off
- Disable screensaver: on
- Game fixes: off
And that's that. Hope this helps. Feel free to PM me with your questions. There are two glitches. After defeating Neclord there is sound glitch. Save your game after neclord and reload.
After defeating Yuber's monster there is a glitch with the sound yet again just repeat what you did with Neclord.
The CG cutscenes lag a little but they wont crash or anything so dont worry
Seeya.P.S. THIS IS THE CONFIGURATION FOR SUIKODEN 2 AND ALTHOUGH IM TESTING IT WITH SUIKODEN 1, IF YOU EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS WITH THIS CONFIG FOR SUIKODEN 1 PM ME AND POST IT HERE SO I CAN LOOK INTO THE PROBLEM, THANK YOUP.P.S. ALSO, I'M IN THE PROCESS OF FIGURING OUT HOW TO GET SUIKODEN 1 SAVE DATA LOADED IN SUIKODEN 2 WITH THE EMULATOR, SO IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT BE SURE TO EITHER POST OR PM ME, OR IF YOU HAVE A SOLUTION OF COURSE. THANKS AGAIN.