Works fine: tried 4 games - Legend of Legaia (SCES 01752), Wild Arms (SCES 00321), Chrono Cross (SLUS-01041GH/01080GH) and Wild ARMS 2 (SCUS-94484/94498). That's 2 PAL games and 2 NTSC games - only spent a few minutes on each: all work fine except Chrono Cross still has the freezing problems it's displayed in the last version or two of the emulator.
Last Edit: Oct 29, 2006 15:46:36 GMT -5 by patrickp
Post by chipzoller on Nov 15, 2006 19:34:56 GMT -5
I'm sorry I just have to comment here. I know this may sound insensitive, but why oh WHY would you want to put any time into developing this great emulator to work on a crap duck-taped together OS like 9x?!? Just my 2 pence.
Because there's no reason pSX should not work on Windows 98. There's nothing that pSX does that Windows 98 couldn't handle -- it's just a Unicode change that needed some testing, that's the only reason pSX Author asked to test that this build still worked. It's not because he's trying hard or "wasting" any extra effort to maintain support with 98 (at least I can't see that to be the case).
There are still people using Windows 98. As you can see, patrickp, a major forum contributor, still uses it. Are you saying that he should upgrade his entire operating system, just to use pSX, when he's perfectly fine with what he has?
I have a W2K box as well - so it's entirely a matter of choice that I have a W98 box.
The fact is, that it's a far better platform for running a lot of older applications, particularly DOS stuff. But then, maybe chipzoller is unfamiliar with, for instance, some of the great games there are that run under DOS and are pigs to get to run - if at all - on NT based OSs.
The other thing is that, again, for running older applications, a slower machine is often much more appropriate. And then, of course, the much lighter overhead of W98 runs so much better. In fact, I was thinking of digging out a copy of W95 I know I've got sitting around somewhere...
Not to mention that it's nice to have an OS that doesn't decide for you what drivers to run etc.
Last Edit: Nov 15, 2006 20:24:16 GMT -5 by patrickp
If someone can name a super-duper important feature that is much easier to implement in XP than in 98 (rather, XP has native facilities to do something that has to be redone from ground up in 98), then maybe I can see the argument. At this point, I can think of NOTHING of the sort. Ditching Windows 98 just because it's old (as seems to be implied) makes no sense to me. If it can work on more operating systems, that much better. Or are you guys saying pSX shouldn't be allowed to run on Pentium III computers just because it's old?
Well, I guess that's the sort of person who fuels the constant software bloat/hardware upgrade spiral. Bill Gates must love him, even if no-one else does.
It's funny, really. You would have thought that people on this forum would be more or less games players, and hence would be aware of, for instance, all those great DOS games that are difficult/impossible to run on the current NT based M$ OSs. I guess it takes all sorts...