|February 21st, 2007, 14:46||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2006
ePSXe configuration guide (Windows)
System Requirements: (this will barely get you running the emulator)
Pentium II 500 Mhz or faster
256 MB of RAM
DirectX or Opengl compatible graphic card, TNT2
Fast CD-ROM with good access times
Windows 2000, XP or Vista.
System Recommendations: (this will get you running it at good speeds easily)
Pentium III 800mhz
System Requirements for advanced graphics: (shaders, etc)
AMD Athlon XP/Pentium 4
Radeon 9500/GeForce 5600
I suggest a 7zip because it is free and supports a lot of formats.
Unpack ePSXe to some directory on your computer.
You should get these files:
however it is recommended to download other plugins too for better compatibility.
Neplay plugin is required only if you want to play multyplayer games over the network:
The host acts like a player 1 and a client acts like a player 2.
You should have a fast connection otherwise sync problems may occur.
Check out this configuration guide for the recommended setup
Start the ePSXe:
When you run the ePSXe for the first time a configuration wizard will be displayed.
If you are an advanced user you can skip it and config everything on your own but if this is your first time using
ePSXe then it would be a good idea to configure plugins using the wizard.
Note: If you ever want to use a wizard again go to Config -> Wizard Guide.
Configure the plugins:
Video plugin - Go to Config -> Video, select a plugin you want to use and press Configure.
Optionally you can configure secondary (soft) plugin if you intend to use it.
Sound plugin - Go to Config -> Sound.
Cdrom plugin - Go to Config -> Cdrom. Configure the plugin and choose a driver letter of your Cdrom.
Netplay plugin - Go to Config -> Netplay.
Select the BIOS:
When you get the BIOS put it in the bios directory.
Go to Config -> Bios, press select and browse for the BIOS file.
Go to Config -> Memory Cards.
By default ePSXe creates two blank memorycards, if you want to make your own memorycards just enter the
memorycard's name and the next time you start ePSXe the card will be created.
If you want to use some existing memorycard just press Select and browse for it.
Go to Config -> Game Pad and select a port and a pad number you want to configure.
As a controlling device you can use a keyboard, controller or a mouse.
Note: If you want to play 1-2 player games make sure that Multitap option is turned off.
After you have configured everything you need to check if ePSXe is working properly.
Go to File -> Run BIOS.
If everything is ok press ESC and proceed further if not take a look at the Troubleshooting FAQ.
Run a game:
There are two basic ways to play the game, off the original disc or from the ISO.
It is recommended that you make an ISO of the game because the game will perform smoother.
If you get any problems refer to the Troubleshooting FAQ.
Game disc: Go to File -> Run CDROM.
ISO: Go to File -> Run ISO.
Change a disc:
If you are playing a game that has more than one disc you will have to switch discs during the gameplay.
When the game asks you to change the disc press ESC and go to File -> Change Disc, if you plan to play the other disc
from Cdrom then choose CDROM and if you plan to play from the ISO choose ISO.
Close the emulator:
After you are done playing press ESC and close the emulator from the GUI.
The most common mistake that users do when playing in widowed mode is to press the "X" button, that way is not good because ePSXe is still running and the memorycards are not updated.
Additional: (some tips or solution to common problems)
ePSXe Shark is an unofficial enhancement for the ePSXe emulator created by Shalma (for 1.7.0) and Tapeq (for 1.8.0).
The tool adds some fixes which can benefit problematic games and it also adds a possibility to use 3-rd party PAD plugins
which is a very nice feature, especially for the XBOX controller owners.
You can get the additional info and a link for download in the original thread.
F1 - save a state.
F2 - change slot (5 slots are available).
F3 - load a state.
It is recommended to have a memorycard save also because savestates tend to get corrupted.
Press F4 to toggle between limited and unlimited FPS.
Press F5 to toggle analog on/off.
Make sure that the controller type is set to "DualAnalog" or "DualShock".
Plugin switching on the fly:
Press F7 to toggle between primary and secondary GPU plugin while playing a game.
While most games will work with default settings some games require special config, check this thread to find
the right configuration for the game you want to play.
It is recommended to use a frontend that will store the configurations for your games so you
won't have to configure all plugins again everytime you want to run a different game.
Error loading WNASPI32.DLL:
If you are getting this message switch to "ePSXe CDR WNT/W2K core 1.7.0." Cd plugin or
google for WNASPI32.DLL and place it in the WINDOWS\System32 or ePSXe's directory.
If you have Nero installed you can use the one from it's directory also.
Make a shortcut to ePSXe and in the target path add the command line you want to use.
You can also use some ePSXe frontend to launch ePSXe with a command line.
Saves from the GameFAQs:
The saves from GameFAQs are in the dexdrive format (.gme), ePSXe can read those files, just select it as a memorycard.
If you plan to use the files in some other emulator use MemcardRex to convert it to .mcr or any filetype that is required
by that emulator.
Some PAL games have copy protection so you will have to patch them.
You can find a ppf patch for your game by searching for it on your favorite Internet search engine.
If you are running the game from Cd then use a P.E.Op.s CDR plugin and select a ppf file to use.
If you are running the game from ISO use a program called PPF-O-Matic to patch the file. (Thanks to Rockfire for making the tutorials).
Final Fantasy IX and Chrono Cross:
These games aren't working properly on ePSXe 1.6.0, update to the latest version of ePSXe (1.7.0).
If you ever need to delete ePSXe's settings go to Start -> Run -> Type: "regedit", find and delete this key:
If you need to delete the settings of plugins then delete this key:
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vision Thing\PSEmu Pro".
If you are using Blade's plugins delete .ini files in the "configs" directory.
For any additional help refer to the Troubleshooting FAQ.
If you still can't find a solution to your problem then make a new thread in the appropriate section.
Last edited by ShendoXT; May 11th, 2013 at 14:32.. Reason: Update (ePSXe Shark)