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Old 04-29-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default Tutorial: Sony Playstation 1 (PSX) Emulator

Sony Playstation (PSX) Emulator Quick-Start Guide by: Rezo


Required Files:

Optional Files:

Instructions:


Create Folders:
  • Create a Folder and Name it PSX
  • Create a Folder in PSX and call it GAMES

Extract ePSXe v1.7.0:
  • Install WinRAR Archiver
  • Open epsxe170.zip
  • Click FILE -> SELECT ALL -> Click EXTRACT TO
  • Locate the /PSX/ Folder in the Middle-Right Box
  • Click OK


Extract ZLIB1:
  • Open zlib125-dll.zip
  • Click FILE -> SELECT ALL -> Click EXTRACT TO
  • Locate the /PSX/ Folder in the Middle-Right Box
  • Click OK



Add PSX PLUGINS and BIOS Files:


PLUGINS FOR WINDOWS:
  • Open gpupeteogl209.zip
  • Click FILE -> SELECT ALL -> Click EXTRACT TO
  • Locate the /PSX/PLUGINS Folder in the Middle-Right Box
  • Click OK
  • Open gpupeopssoftwin118b.zip
  • Click FILE -> SELECT ALL -> Click EXTRACT TO
  • Locate the /PSX/PLUGINS Folder in the Middle-Right Box
  • Click OK

*Make sure you Verify that: gpuPeopsSoft, gpu, and gpuPeteOpenGL2 are in the /PSX/PLUGINS/ Folder*


PLUGINS FOR LINUX:

ePSXe Plugins for Linux can be found at: LINK


BIOS FILE:
  • Locate BIOS File or Several BIOS Files (example SCPH7502.bin)
  • Paste BIOS to your /PSX/BIOS Folder


OPENING ePSXe v1.7.0:

Windows Vista and Windows 7:
  • Open the /PSX/ Folder
  • Locate the ePSXe File with the GamePad icon (to the right under "TYPE" it should say Application)
  • Right Click -> PROPERTIES -> COMPATABILITY -> PRIVILEGE LEVEL
  • Put a Check in the RUN THIS PROGRAM AS AN ADMINISTRATOR Box -> Click APPLY -> Click OK
  • Double Click the ePSXe File -> Click YES (if Asked)

Windows XP:
  • Open the /PSX/ Folder
  • Double Click ePSXe.exe


RUNNING A GAME:

**Optional** Use IMGBURN to make an ISO File of an Original PSX Game
  • Put Game ISO in /ePSXe/GAMES/
  • Open /PSX/ and Double Click ePSXe
  • Click Yes (if asked)
  • Click FILE -> RUN ISO
  • Locate /PSX/GAMES/ Folder
  • Double Click Game ISO to Select the Game


ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:
**NOTE: ePSXe MUST BE RUNNING AS ADMINISTRATOR**

Configure a Gamepad/Controller[list][*]Acquire a USB Gamepad (an XBOX360 Gamepad WILL WORK)[*]Plug USB Cable into your Computer[*]Allow Windows to Install Drivers (automatic)[*]Open /PSX/ Folder and Double Click ePSXe[*]Click CONFIG -> GAMEPAD -> PORT 1 -> PAD 1

**NOTE: If it does not show up, either you are not running ePSXe in Administrator mode,
your controller is faulty, or you should check other combinations (Port 2, etc)
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:36 PM   #2
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That seems like a lot of work when you could just use pSX and skip several of those steps.
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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Actually, if I made a recommendation for a different (user friendly) PSX Emulator, it would never be pSX. I would have chosen XEBRA in ARBEX mode. In ARBEX mode, you do not need PSX BIOS. It's ready to go immediately and the project was last updated on 04/29/2011.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:26 PM   #4
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What the hell do you have against pSX?! :|
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What the hell do you have against pSX?! :|
Contrary to popular belief, adding "the hell" to a question doesn't make you sound more serious, nor does it successfully disparage your inquiree's opinion. All it does it is make you sound antagonistic and less deserving of a response.

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Contrary to popular belief, adding "the hell" to a question doesn't make you sound more serious, nor does it successfully disparage your inquiree's opinion. All it does it is make you sound antagonistic and less deserving of a response.
Yeah, because you respond in a calm, mature manner-- oh wait...
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:34 AM   #7
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1. The developers have not updated it within the last year.

2. There has been no such interest in attempting to create a PSX Emulator that does not require BIOS (from the pSX development team).

I honestly believe that developers should release their work as open source if they do not continue developing. Instead, many projects remain unfinished and enthusiasts are unable to develop themselves as coders. How many projects have been abandoned? When did they ever write a tutorial on how to add BIOS and other things? Did it ever become user friendly? I mean seriously, I've been into emulators since the early 90's and I don't see a future at this rate. We've got to pull it together. pSX is just going to be another abandoned project with a plethora of hidden code.
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Yeah, because you respond in a calm, mature manner-- oh wait...
I'm not the public figurehead of the site. Go look at the old ROM Hacking Repository forum archives and find an example of me being a dick outside of the one board explicitly created for flaming.


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There has been no such interest in attempting to create a PSX Emulator that does not require BIOS (from the pSX development team).
Why is this a problem?


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When did they ever write a tutorial on how to add BIOS and other things? Did it ever become user friendly?
Why would you need a tutorial for such a simple process? The current version of pSX seems pretty damn friendly to me. I was able to get it up and running without having to consult any tutorials or ask for any help.

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I mean seriously, I've been into emulators since the early 90's and I don't see a future at this rate. We've got to pull it together. pSX is just going to be another abandoned project with a plethora of hidden code.
pSX is already perfect. It runs all the Hello Kitty games for PSX flawlessly and those are the only decent games on the entire system.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:59 AM   #9
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Why would you need a tutorial for such a simple process? The current version of pSX seems pretty damn friendly to me. I was able to get it up and running without having to consult any tutorials or ask for any help.
This is the mentality that is going to destroy every single decent digital project in the world. In order to exist, a community must be following the project, which undoubtedly creates what is known as a trend. The larger the community, the larger the trend. Normally, guides are written so that individuals can operate the software easily. Individuals that used SNES emulators were not introduced to the "add files to the package" form factor. This being changed (without notice), removed a great majority of individuals that may have been using PSX emulators today. The trend is slowing, and eventually, it will disappear.

I believe that my analysis is complete to explain why the BIOS-FREE emulator would be a great innovation. It builds a bridge between those that could not operate the tutorial-less/explanation-less PSX emulators and community members that used other emulators of the past.

Also, I would like to say that my comments are intended to shed light into the community for a more positive and successful future. It is not my desire to be rude. I apologize if my comments are taken as such. I wrote the guide to build that bridge and encourage others to do the same.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:38 AM   #10
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So what you're saying is that you're a virgin.
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