Bleem 1.7?

Discussion in 'Misc PSX Discussion' started by Zollex, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Zollex

    Zollex New Member

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    No way to contact the author to release an updated version, compatible with Win7?
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  3. lagunareturns

    lagunareturns Active Member

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    Bleem is obselete and was discontinued as the original dev was sued by sony and now is owned by sony...

    Honestly do not bother with bleem as there are many better emulators out there but if you want simplicity then use psxfin
  4. Zollex

    Zollex New Member

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    Graphically, the Bleem! is still the best emulator ... and is also the lightest.
  5. lagunareturns

    lagunareturns Active Member

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    It doesn't work graphically for most of the games, it has way inaccurate 3d rendering and most of the newer emulators are slower as they fixed the compatibility and has more accurate rendering.

    Honestly I stopped using bleem ten years ago when I got so many games not working with the emulator and started using newer ones that if you have a powerful enough computer then you can produce much better graphics.

    I truly someone is even talking about an emulator that is so old and is even asking for an update, I remember ten years ago there were hacks for bleem to increase compatibility and features but even still you will get graphic glitches and many other issues like broken sound and such.

    I have moved on from bleem more than 10 years ago and never looked back
  6. fivefeet8

    fivefeet8 &-)---|--< Staff Member

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    Graphically, Bleem! was filled with inaccurate rendering. There are no framebuffer effects rendered and it's OSD rendering was almost non-existent. It's the lightest and was very fast, but that's because it is pretty inaccurate when it comes to emulating the PSX hardware.

    The emulator also IIRC, uses some HLE for emulation which meant there had to be tailer made versions of the emulator for any game. It's compatibility was horrendous because of this.
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  7. Hard core Rikki

    Hard core Rikki Super Moderator Staff Member Award Winner!

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    The research Bleem was based on is missing the huge developments of the 15 years that followed its release.
    If you need plugin-less emus, pSX is still a better starter option, albeit inactive. Try any other emu and you'll see what you may be missing on.
  8. Erzesel

    Erzesel Master of Eselhimmel

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    Where do you know something?
    Sometimes it is needful to doe a look at Wikipedia, if you have not even participated something , a Bit Information is needed.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleem!

    As I began to play around with Emulators (12 years ago), ePSXe was the best.
    Bleem was already a death Myth at this Time.
    It was horrible to earn a Full version. And it was more horrible to play games with it. Maybe I found somewhere a copy as I search at my Attic.
    Let Bleem be what it is the first working PS1EMU (except VGS) and a Myth , nothing more...

    If someone find the Sour(ce)codes of Bleem! it should near impossible to adapt the code for Win 7.
    Bleem was written in pure Assembler to run at Win95s Realmode.
    Bleem used so many nasty accesses to Memory that it don't run from NT and above,( also not in compatibilitymode)
    It is simpler to write a new Emu!
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  9. Samor

    Samor Foundry

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    It was Connectix VGS (Virtual GameStation) that was bought by Sony. Connectix itself was bought by Microsoft and you can see some remnants of that in Hyper-V (based on Virtual PC, which was originally a Connectix product).

    bleem! was sued and while they didn't lose the lawsuit, the costs were simply too high for them to continue.

    well, if it would actually run on anything newer than win9x (it can't) it would probably be capable to run any game at several 1000* percents of its intended speed on a modern pc....

    *very rough estimate

    Either way, it's completely outdated now. Even bleemcast (a version of bleem! that was running on Dreamcast and adapted on a per-game basis) was already far better than the original.
  10. Squall-Leonh@rt

    Squall-Leonh@rt Maybe I'm a Lion

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    I sense drugs.
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  11. wess

    wess New Member

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    Lol. That's pretty funny!

    Please read this review by Pete (THE Pete of the PSX graphic plugin):
    http://www.pbernert.com/html/old_tales.htm#BLEEMME

    Actually, PSEmu Pro was the first PSX emu to run commercial games way ahead of bleem (though not many were playable).
  12. Samor

    Samor Foundry

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    Ha! Bleem! is still the best, still got the most press of all of them, and the only one who took sony head-on!
  13. lagunareturns

    lagunareturns Active Member

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    No more like they were selling the emulator, especially ones for dreamcast as actual discs that ran on dreamcast without any mods and they did so advertising play playstation games on dreamcast despite zero licensing from sega or sony... If they stuck with windows version only then they would have been under the radar... but they did hey look at me and hey we got dreamcast versions that you can buy...

    They may have went to court with sony but it wasn't head on, sony forced them to cease and desist and took them to court to as it would cost them massive money to go to court and then fine them. In case you did not know court is not taking a big company on unless you take the big company to court and even then I would call it not taking them on but a massive vain attempt as even if they will lose they will drag it out to ensure you lose allot of money to stay in court. This how big companies wins court cases and why it usually ends as a payout before going to court.
  14. Samor

    Samor Foundry

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    yeah, I know, although I'm pretty sure they got Sony's attention even before the DC versions.
    They never lost the legal battle, they just ran out of money.

    My previous response was a bit of a joke. Of course bleem! is surpassed now.
    However, back then it got a lot of attention from the media, and it had a world-wide physical release.... it was also pirated a lot (cracked versions) and it got some bad press when people expected too much from it.
    The DC versions were by far the best, but the damage was already done then.
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  15. Kaizen

    Kaizen Yes Award Winner!

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    Is this 2016?

    If your pc requires a less resource intensive ps1 emulator then you should throw it in the bin, pentium 3 is dead, my pencil and paper is faster.
  16. Samor

    Samor Foundry

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    No, this thread is in 2001, you didn't notice the time travel portal? ;)
  17. dpence

    dpence New Member

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    I've still got my original bleem disk (1998 I think it was) around here somewhere.. I should fire up virtual pc and win95 see if it can run..lol
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