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Discussion in 'Games' started by XSkylerX, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. XSkylerX

    XSkylerX Thread Starter

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    i want to play ps2 games and xbox games on my pc and i dont know which emulator to get. does anyone know a good one?
     
  2. GripS

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    can't help you with that. Against forum rules.
     
  3. XSkylerX

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    i thought that you could buy one though, i just cant remember the name though. it was also a game copier though to back up games.
     
  4. bigk

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    From what I've heard emulators are legal >>>IF<<< you own a ps2/xbox console (or any platform) AND you have to own the game for the console to play on the pc.

    For example you want to play Halo 2 on the pc. You can, but you got to own the xbox console AND halo 2.

    I'm not 100% percent positive though.

    Bigk :)

    (If a mod has a problem with this reply, please feel free to delete it and private message me.)
     
  5. XSkylerX

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    oh ok, well see, thats my case, my parents get mad if i play my ps2 late at night downstairs and i still want to play my games, and all i have upstairs is this pc i build soo yeah, i do own the game and the console, if its illegal though then sorry for asking
     
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    Well, you could leave your play station 2 on down stairs, get a wireless video transmitter, a wireless controller and play from your room....... (I don't know if wireless transmitters can feed to a monitor though. I know they can to tv's.)

    But I don't know, I'm sure your parents would find all that. Sooo, I wouldn't recommend it. lol :D

    bigk :)
     
  7. XSkylerX

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    well see, alls i gots is a crt monitor, my lcd monitor got shot with an airsoft gun =[ do wireless video transmitters work good? parents arent too concerned, i just dont have enough money for a tv =[ by the way, BIGK, a radeon 9550 is a highly overclockable graphics card, core runs at 250 and mem is 200, i overclocked mine to 425mhz and mem to 225 when im gaming, really sped me up in my games. do u overclock it?
     
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    Wireless video transmitters work pretty good as long as the phone, and microwaves are not running and it depends on the frequencies too. 2.4 ghz video transmitter shouldn't interfere with a 4.3 ghz wireless phone for example. but in your case none of those things are usually on and being used at 11:30 at night. Other then that they work pretty good.

    No, I've always liked the idea with over clocking but the last thing I want to do is fry every thing.

    Bigk :)
     
  9. XSkylerX

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    ok cool, and i found out that the radeon 9550 is a down clocked version of the 9600 series, if u look at the board theres some parts that arent soldered, parts that would be on the 9600 series lol. ive only been overclocking for a little while but ill tell you if anything happens. i just run it during my games, im afraid of frying it too lol. so is there anything legal i can use to play my ps2 games on my pc?
     
  10. Whiteninja89

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    There's an emu for ps2 games, but even with a god-like pc, you wont really get playable framerates (think 2-5fps) same for gamecube. Don't even bother with xbox....
    You could get a tv tuner card (most have s-video or composite input) and hook the ps2 up to that on your pc.
    Some systems like xbox and xbox 360 have vga adapters that let you hook it right up to the monitor. I'm not sure if the ps2 has one like this though.
     
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    It is illegal, regardless if you own the game and/or console. If the games can be played on the PC, then consoles would be a money waster. And BigK, I'm sure you have been told this before ;)
     
  12. XSkylerX

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    i like the idea of a tv tuner card and i think ill go with that, thanx guys. now i need help with what one to buy, whats the defference between something like thisand something like this? why is one so much more expensive than the other?
     
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    playing your PS2 through a TV tuner will work :) There should be some around with the composite plugs (red white yellow) that the PS2 has
     
  14. XSkylerX

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    ok, now i need more help, i cant decide whether it would be better to get a normal 22" TV and have the cable, PC, and game console plugged into that & have the audio out to my surround sound sony stereo (i have my pc out to that currently) or to buy a tv card, save up my money for a 22" Wide LCD monitor, have the sound out to my stereo and get a TV card for cable. if i run s-video through a normal tv will i be able to read everything and it look good or would it look like crap? or would an hd lcd monitor be something that would make everything 20 times better? either way im not using the tv's audio
     
  15. Whiteninja89

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    Dont try hooking a pc up to a normal tv, no matter what you will get terrible picture (video might be ok, but you wont be able to read anything)
    You can just use the tv card for console and watching tv
    The console video connection goes into the tv card while the sound goes into the "line-in" port on your sound card (with an adapter)
     
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