Starting BIOS boot before CDROM/ISO

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  1. Josh86

    Josh86 New Member

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    Got it. I completely forgot about command line options. It looks like the "-slowboot" switch works. The BIOS now plays before the media. :D.
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    Anyone know a way to have the Playstation system boot (bios, white with Sony logo, then black screen with Playstation logo) and run before a CDROM/image?

    I know there is the option to run the BIOS by itself in order to access memory card management and the CD player -- but I wanted to know if there was a way to have the BIOS/boot-up play on a CDROM/image load. Maybe the solution is a custom FE loader or something?
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  3. doom_2er

    doom_2er New Member

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    Yep, -slowboot will show the sony playstation logo just before the game loads.
  4. pixg

    pixg New Member

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    I can't get this to work and i'm not sure what i'm doing wrong :s
  5. Shendo

    Shendo Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    What exactly are you doing?
    You need to make a shortcut to ePSXe and add -slowboot in the "Target:" section.
  6. Brent161

    Brent161 New Member

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    I have tried this but it does not work. I run the games from ISOs and the game immediately starts without the startup regardless of if i have -slowboot or not.
  7. Josh86

    Josh86 New Member

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    I just downloaded the most recent version of ePSXe (2.0.5 for Windows) about 10 minutes ago and it works.

    1.) Create a shortcut of epsxe.exe
    2.) Right click to open properties of that shortcut
    3.) Edit the target line by adding the "-slowboot" switch (e.g. ...\ePSXe205\ePSXe.exe -slowboot)
    4.) Run your ISO (I tested mine with and without the swtich on the shortcut, it booted the Sony bios with the switch on just fine)

    Be sure you don't have any other GUI, script, or switch setting that might be enabling fastboot. If you look in the help files (which needs a little updating) there's another switch, "-f" to enable fastboot. Something to look into if it's still not working. Another wild possibility is it's loading straight from a savestate from the beginning of the game, but I'd think you'd notice that.

    I can't think of anything else. I can confirm that the slowboot switch is still present in 2.0.5 for Windows.

    The android version has a flag/field right in the options for booting the bios on startup, they never seemed to have added that into the GUI for Windows it seems, so you'll have to get that command line switch working.
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  8. SquishyPotatoe

    SquishyPotatoe New Member

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    Guys, this thread is almost 4 years old
  9. Josh86

    Josh86 New Member

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    Aware. I started the thread. At least he used the search.
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  10. acdbrn2000

    acdbrn2000 New Member

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    Can I just add how amazing it is to see someone who had a question 4 years ago come back and help a new user to the forums with the same question after all that time.

    Btw side question: What use is the bios boot sequence when you are loading a game? I understand using it for the memory card manager, but being able to skip it is one of the nice advantages I like compared to my PSone or PSX console (though savestates rank #1).
  11. FoxSevent

    FoxSevent Not a Registered User

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    Nostalgia, plus don't tell that this doesn't make you squeal every time you hear it.
  12. acdbrn2000

    acdbrn2000 New Member

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    To each their own I guess, but I think I've had too many years of listing to it. All of sony's startup sounds remind me too much of the "audience is now deaf" THX or Dolby Sound things in theaters. Which, to be fair, was very nice at the time (CD audio being all the rage)

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