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eLhabib
21st October 2019, 10:14 AM
Hello fellow pilots!
I have a question I could not find an answer for online due to my lack of knowledge about the whole topic - I hope someone here has some insight:

Is there a way to emulate PS1 games on a pc (or mac) with improved resolution (maybe even up to 4k) and a higher/unlocked framerate?
More specifically, I would love to be able to run wip3outSE, but for example I don't know if the whole ingame physics are locked to the framerate or not (same with sound/graphic effects).

has anyone done this? Is there even a way to do it? If yes, please point me in the right direction!
Thanks in advance,
eL

blackwiggle
24th January 2020, 01:47 PM
Somebody else just asked me about this today, so I did a search......getting excited....the answer is a very big YES !

You need a program called RetroArch, which is sort of a front end for different emulator 'Cores', the core for the PS1 is called Beetle PSX HW.
Most of the cores are preloaded with the program, you just have to check that they are up to date.
http://www.retroarch.com/index.php?page=platforms

So how good can you get PS1 games looking on a 4K screen?
Checkout just how stunningly good this emulation of FFVII is, I was absolutely blown away when I first saw this.
Make sure you have a blank piece of A4 paper and a pen with you when you watch this video, as the as the video plays the guy gives the various settings he has used to get the results, you'll see them typed up on the top right of the screen.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=101&v=sl0CWiHNu0U&feature=emb_logo

Also see this forum where I first heard about it.
https://www.resetera.com/threads/ps1-emulation-can-do-amazing-things-nowadays-ffvii.109469/

I'm going to be trying this stuff over the weekend.:lol

eLhabib
24th January 2020, 02:08 PM
WOW! Thank you so much! Will try over the weekend!

blackwiggle
24th January 2020, 03:28 PM
Check the NEWS section of the RetroArch site.
There is a public BETA of a update to the Beetle PSX

https://www.libretro.com/index.php/category/blog/

It allows you to overclock so that you can lock the frame rates.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuqSUlW2atI

I've just been looking in the forums - Guides section and saw this post linked below.
Looks like we already have a Wipeout fan that has got this working, as now he's asking if anybody else is having a problem using their NegCon controller :eek

We might need to join this forum and pick this blokes brains if we run into trouble.:nod

https://forums.libretro.com/t/issues-with-wipeout-sequels-and-negcon-controller/16021

By the way, I just looked to see what system requirements are as of July 2019 to run RetroArch, they are in link below.
I know WOzone and Pacer community member NZLion is heavily into PC gaming, so I shot him a PM asking if he has this running, which I sort of suspect he has, and asked him to post in this thread what he knows.
Looks like there is going to be at least 3 of us all starting out at the same time 'Virgin like' with this program with the same aim, hopefully all successfully.
I remember many years ago somebody posted here that said they had got 2097 emulated, and that he was looking for somebody else who was running the same, as apparently you could race online against each other like you could if you had two PSones linked [only 2 players obviously]
https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/retroarch/18959

Hellfire_WZ
12th February 2020, 05:05 PM
That's actually really interesting. I haven't really played around with Playstation emulation beyond ePSXe so will definitely take a look at those!

slimjim
2nd April 2020, 08:56 PM
Anyone have any luck doing this

eLhabib
3rd April 2020, 09:23 AM
Couldn't figure it out for the life of me. Settled with BallisticNG.