Xenogears and Persona

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by webber99, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. webber99 macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2012
    I couldn't find any info when I googled, so here I go. Has anyone played Xenogears on pcsxr? It keeps freezing on me at the end of the narration in the begining. I've tried running the game from the actual disc as well, but it just gives me a black screen, and the cd drive sounds like it's going crazy.

    Also, when i run Persona, it keeps freezing on the "checking memory cards" screen.
  2. mentaluproar, Jun 24, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2012

    mentaluproar macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2010
    Ohio, USA
    Memory card freeze: Make sure Dynarec cpu core is disabled in preferences. If that does not help, create a new memory card image(s).

    CD-ROM insanity: Rip to ISO and play from that. It is never a good idea to play off of PSX discs. The playstation keeps the discs spinning at all times, improving seek times. A computer stops the CD when it isn't grabbing data off of it, spinning it up again when it needs to access more data. This dramatically increases seek time and in some circumstances, crash the emulator.

    Freezing: Try getting a recent build off of speedofmac.com. The pcsx-r site seems to have been abandoned. http://speedofmac.com/emulation/pcsx-reloaded.php

    If that fails: Try running ePSXe 1.7.0 with wineskin. It's a pain to set up, and there will likely be compatibility issues, but I've found its still further along than pcsx-r.

    How do I know this: I've been trying to get xenogears to accurately run in OSX since I upgraded to lion. My iMac running leo/sno leo was fine. my mac mini running lion, not so much.

    EDIT: I have a possible solution, if you are feeling brave. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=15116683

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