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Old 01-02-2009, 06:35 PM   #2
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You know I haven't tried to play Castlevania Lament of Innocence on the PCSX2 before. Here are a couple things I've done to speed up games before. It may help with your problem as well.

What version of PCSX2 are you using? If you use the beta v0.9.5 (svn 377) version there is an option for speed hacks. You can try enabling the first two.

I'm not sure that the third will help much. I find some of the best speed out of just turning the sound off. Which is no fun, but it will run faster. Also you can try adjust the sound emulation so that you find a setting which will work best for you. I know that the sound settings have slowed some of my games down.

You can also try enabling frame skip. Sometimes that helps.

If your not using Multi-threaded GS and Dual Core Modes, you should enable those too. It will run much faster if you aren't already.

In general it's always good to find settings that will work for your system for this emulator. Even if the site says that you can play a game, it may require some tweaking or might not be 100% supported. Or perhaps the person testing the game is using different settings? I know on many sites a game being playable and fully supported are much different.

My system specs aren't terribly far off from yours and I can run some games. Achieving good FPS rates can be a pain though. Even when the game is known to be supported.

You can write your own patches but I haven't a clue how to do that. Best of luck to you. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

EDIT: There is also a new project from the PCSX2 team, I just DLed it and I'm testing it on a game now. But I dunno what the compatibility is like? I know that the beta I suggested does have the speed hacks, but you can always also try PCSX2 Playground v1.0.0395. You can download it from here.
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