ePSXe 1.6.0

ePSXe 1.6.0 for the first time on Mandriva 2008.1 & 2009.1!

ePSXe (enhanced PSX emulator) is an emulator of the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware. It has been described as the best freeware Playstation emulator available.

This comes with the latest and the best plugins already included.

Home page: http://www.epsxe.com

ePSXe can read from CD and run many types of CD images directly from the user's hard drive. With few exceptions, it is capable of nearly flawlessly emulating many PlayStation games. Games that do not necessarily run properly or even start at all, can still be fixed and played via the use of ePSXe patch files in .ppf format. On the latest version of ePSXe (and possibly some older versions), there is a patching feature that allows the user to patch certain games. Not all games prone to bugs have ppf patches written for them.

Unlike a few alternative Playstation emulators that are able to use high level emulation to mimic the effect of the PlayStation's BIOS, ePSXe functions with an image of an official Sony Playstation BIOS. Since the various Playstation BIOS images are Sony's intellectual property, it is illegal to distribute them. For this reason, ePSXe does not come bundled with any of the Playstation BIOS images, requiring the user to provide one for the emulator.

MIB build features:

1. Startup script that sets up nice GTK1 theme (if none is set yet) and creates all required files and directories in .epsxe in user's home directory.

2. Plugins:

GPU P.E.Op.S. MesaGL 1.78
GPU P.E.Op.S. SoftSDL 1.16
GPU P.E.Op.S. SoftX 1.18
GPU Pete's XGL2 2.9 (recommended)

SPU Eternal 1.41
SPU P.E.Op.S. ALSA 1.9 (recommended)
SPU P.E.Op.S. OSS 1.9
SPU Pete's Null 1.1

JoyPad Lamer0's JoyPadXwin 1.1
JoyPad ammoQ's PadJoy 0.8
JoyPad Linuzappz X Windows Pad Driver 1.6


RPM sample list:

* epsxe-1.6.0-69.1mib2009.1.i686.rpm

Porting: Pulfer
Build: Pulfer

Se volete portare i vostri cd della PlayStation, come immagine digitale cosi’ da poter essere usata negli emulatori, avete piu’ possibilita’:

a>Usare un programma come AcetoneISo 2.0.2

b>Usare la conversione ISO presente nello stesso emulatore.

c>Oppure aprire una Konsole e:

cdrdao scanbus

(legge i valori dei device ottici: es. ATA:1,1,0, prendetene nota ed usate cosi’ esclusivamente il vostro ID, e non quello dell’esempio 1,1,0)

cdrdao read-cd --device ATA:1,1,0 --driver generic-mmc-raw --read-raw -v 2 --datafile /home/$user/psx-games/nomegioco.bin /home/$user/psx-games/nomegioco.toc

Legge l’immagine binaria del cd e la suddivide in 2 file, uno descrittivo (.toc) ed uno con il contenuto binario grezzo (.bin):all’emulatore interessa solo il file .bin

Il file .toc pero’ potrebbe anche esservi utile, se poi volete farvi un backup di sicurezza del Vostro CD:
per scrivere una immagine Psx su Cd, da konsole

cdrdao write --device ATA:1,1,0 --driver generic-mmc-raw --speed 8 --overburn --eject /home/$user/psx-games/nomegioco.toc

Naturalmente, anche se cio’ dovrebbe essere ovvio, sostituite $user con il nome del vostro utente, e /psx-games/, con il nome della vostra cartella di destinazione per i giochi.