Bleem and Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Glaanieboy, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    Does anyone know how to get Bleem! (one of the first and best PlayStation Emulator, sadly enough it is not being developed anymore) to work on a Windows XP machine? When I click the executable, I get a 'Not valid Win32' error, no matter what compatibility options I choose. I have downloaded the latest Beta (released about 2 years ago) from MegaGames, but that results in the same error. Even cracks didn't work.
    Help!

    ps, I know that there are better emulators around now (like ePSXe, my favorite), but I am having some sound problems with that ePSXe and I wondered if Bleem! had the same errors. And besides, the CD-ROM was just laying around (yep it's an original CD with book etc).
     
  2. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    I've checked a few wevsite and newsgroups and apparently it will NOT run at all on XP. Lots of people tended to suggest using http://www.epsxe.com/
     
  3. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I've tried many times without any luck.
     
  4. Glaanieboy

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    Well, back to ePSXe then. Thanks anyway.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Bleem emulates in the original resolution etc, grainy as hell, looks absolutely horrid. You're best of staying with ePSXe, with the OpenGL wrappers and extra tweaks.
     
  6. Glaanieboy

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    Actually Bleem! also has DirectX wrappers, which were pretty good and fast (I am talking 3 years ago now). With ePSXe I have some slowdowns when I play XA music, but I can't remember I had that with Bleem!
     
  7. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    since where on the topic of emulators, where can I get some playstation games for them?
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Local Retailers or eBay. Most places still sell PSX games.
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    PS2 emulators anywhere? Would really love to get my hands on the final fantasy games that I missed.
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Nope, and if you see one, it's fake. PS2 emulation won't be playable until we all have 6GHz under the hood :D

    Remember, the original Playstation was only a 33Mhz machine with 2mb of memory, and it's still tricky to emulate that well enough to be playable :)
     
  11. Glaanieboy

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    Actually there are PS2 emu's around that can emulate some instructions baked in the Emotion Engine chip, some can even boot a commercial disc, but it's not playable. Like SPeedY_B says, when we have 6 GHz CPU's we can talk about proper PS2 emulation. When you want to emulate a CPU, especially the highly specialized chips used in consoles, you'd need a CPU that is running at least 20x faster than the CPU to be emulated. PS2 CPU = ~300MHz x 20 = 6000MHz/6GHz.

    I would love to get my hands on one of those developer boards you can plug in a PCI slot in a normal PC, so you can play PS2 games on it. That board contains all chips and wires found in a PS2, but then in a PCI package. Schweet! (That brings back memories, the first 'PS2' was actually a PC with a specialized chip later to be named the Emotion Engine)