Mednafen, is there a way to play this shit?

Discussion in 'Misc PSX Discussion' started by rafaelancas, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. rafaelancas

    rafaelancas New Member

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    Trying real hard to use this emulator but it refuses to work, tried everything, many roms, naming, renaming, I'm running the most recent version on a windows 7 x64
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  3. Exos

    Exos New Member

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    Yeah, through bizhawk.
  4. Sir_Tuttles

    Sir_Tuttles New Member

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    From my experience you should be able to just drag and drop any supported file format ( .bin/.cue, .nes, etc... ) onto 'mednafen.exe' and it will launch the emulator.

    If it doesn't, there should be a file in Mednafen's directory named 'stdout.txt'

    Reading that file should give you a hint at what might be going wrong!
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015
  5. papermanzero

    papermanzero New Member

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  6. GPDP

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    The RetroArch fork IMO is superior to the standalone version. As of late, it's gotten all kinds of nifty improvements over the original, including widescreen and higher resolution rendering.

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    It can actually go up to 8x internal res, but the game turns into a slideshow since it's fully software-rendered, so it's only good for pretty screenshots. 4x requires a top of the line CPU. 2x is manageable on many modern machines, though. Looks a lot better than Pete's OpenGL plugins IMO.
  7. Yeloazndevil

    Yeloazndevil Administrator Staff Member

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    yea I recommend you just get retroarch to use this emulator.
  8. shinra358

    shinra358 Member

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    retroarch is just as complicated and convoluted as mednafen xD
    I do like it that it has hotplugging support for everything though.
  9. Exos

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    Yeah I also highly recommend checking out the retroarch libretro fork of this emu. It comes with cpu overclocking which makes a lot of previously unplayable games to me actually enjoyable this time. E.g. Driver 2 which has a terrible framerate dropping under 20 frames many times. After a cpu overclock there's a huge improvement to a nearly constant 30 fps lock. It doesn't only affect the fluency but also the whole game controls feels much more tight and enjoyable to play.
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    been playing around with bizhawk and gotta say I really like the PS emulation... it's pretty dang accurate adn feels like playing a real psx... the graphics are spot on... I can get full screen 4x3 aspect and I doubt it would look any different than firing up the PS through the composite input.. never tried retroarch, will have to give it a go too...

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