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    Default I bought my second copy

    This weekend I was in Geneva visiting a friend and while we were in a Supermarket I just checked the games shelf, the usual routine. To my surprise, I found two brand new copies of Wip3out for 29 swiss francs each. After doubting a while I said to myself that I would buy it for link mode's sake, although I have neither second PSX nor link cable. The other copy is still there...

    Now I'm in France with no Playstation, no TV but one of the greatest games ever which I cannot play because ePSXe crashes as soon as I cross the start line.

    Who cares, though!

    PRACTICE LEADS TO PERFECTION !

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    I finally got it to work with ePSXe! I had been trying to choose the right graphic and sound plug-in but the problem was with the CD-ROM plug-in. ops:

    My ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 displays quite smooth in-game graphics. I guess it must be sweet to fly Wip3out with a PS2. The keyboard stills feel weird, although I'm one of the D-Pad pilots.
    I'd be glad to participate in Techno's contest but obviously the differences between emulators and real PSX are huge so no luck for me

    At least I can calm my WipEaddiction a bit and keep practising into my way to perfection.

    PRACTICE LEADS TO PERFECTION !

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    i'm a D-padder too, and keyboard control still feels awkward to me, but i haven't spent the many hours using it that i've spent with standard console controllers. controlling pitch is something i've not got the hang of yet.

    i should see if i can get ePSXe to work with my integrated Intel AGP board. but since i can't use either the PC woxl or the console WO3 played on the computer to get valid contest times, my incentive to do it is not very great. but, the PC woxl looks great. i'm curious about what wo3 would look like on the comp
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    The weirdest thing is using my right hand for direction controlling. I'm not used to it. It doesn't feel natural.

    It looks really good with a decent 3D card, a filter activated (not too many), and high-res textures. I suppose that a 1400x1050 LCD screen helps as well. Screenshots look really smooth.

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    I guess it must be sweet to fly Wip3out with a PS2.
    Unless you have an S-Video (or composite) cable hooked up to a HDTV, nope, it doesn't look anywhere near as good. Better than the PSX, yes, better than emulated, no.

    Playing it on my GeForce 3 makes the game look totally sweet, and Wipeout XL/2097 looks equal, if not better, than the PC version.

    The increased texture clarity is really what helps make the difference, I mean, Stanza Inter actually looks interesting on the PC for crying out loud, instead of the boring, drab looking mess it appears to be when playing on the PSX.

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    stanza is a good track. who cares'bout the colors ??
    there's no bright spot @korodera either but it's stil amongst my favorites.
    4me hi-fumi is the equivalent of korodera on wo3/se - dark'n indutrial

    xeik : 'Screenshots look really smooth. '
    make a link to 1 - I'd wanna c it!
    SOMEbody mUst have a psx wherever u r staying @the moment so that's a bad bAd Xcuse!

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    No, Stanza Inter is not a good track (to me). The ugliness of it is just one of it's many problems... I could rant all day about all the bad things about Stanza Inter.


    Anyway, I have screenshots on my hard drive (of Wipeout on ePSXe) but I have to find a place to upload them.

    Maybe xeik has a place already where he can upload some, if not, I'll try to find a place.

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    You can also use your psx pads on pc, if you cant get those nice usb psx pads adaptors, theres a little proggie called dpadpro that acts as an interface on directinput, allowing you to use the pads on the pc....tho it doesnt work on win xp, there r other proggies out there as well that do. only catch is that you have to make an adaptor for this wich is very easy to do and the diagrams r on the same dpadpro50.zip that i was talking about.

    I have already made like 3 psx pad adaptors and 5 snes pads adaptors.

    this is the page:

    http://www.arcadecontrols.com/Mirror...l.com/dpadpro/

    edit: forgot to mention the homemade adaptors use the serial port, the one your printer attaches to.

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    Well, those wanting to see them prepare for a huge download (in image download terms). Im saving them as looseless compressed TIFFs (PC kind, not MAC kind). Making it with JPEG would screw the details in the image and that's why people want to see them. There will be a JPEG version in order to preview the image and if you think it's worth you may start the download.

    They have been done flying Auricom at Porto Kora at Vector class. I did them in 5 minutes for the post so don't expect amazing photographic angles. The 3D part looks good. I have to mess a bit with the bitmap settings 'cause the hud doesn't show very well. Those from NTSC land will be able to see contrails (moisture lines produced by wingtips).

    TIFF images are 800x600, as I said looselessly compressed. Size is around 350 and 400 kB (not bad for an image )

    Check them here (if you got problems downloading, click the image with the right mouse button and choose save target as... I know you all knew )

    Requests are accepted on new images concerning other tracks and ships.

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    xeik, next time you could try PNG format and use PaintShop Pro 7.xx to control the compression level. you may like the results

    i couldn't connect to the server you linked yet, but i'll try again later
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