Many monitors can only handle VGA video modes, since that was the only signal provided by graphic cards for a long time. And AFAIK the PS2 itself doesn't allow you to choose VGA output...Quote:
I don't want to be a party popper, but (to the OP) you can simply use an official SONY Component Video cable to obtain the RGB for your monitor.
You don't even need to mod the cable.
Because I own an Phillips Brilliance 109 monitor (an 19 inch monitor which has built in speakers) and it has BNC connectors on the back, I just purchased a set of BNC to RCA adapters (similar to those used on professional studios) and plugged the SONY cable there. Voila, RGB (Sync on Green) in it's full glory. No hacking required.
1. JNABK was faster :rolleyes:
2.Sounds like you're getting great picture quality :pQuote:
[...] BNC to RCA adapters [...]
1.GTA: San Andreas, Bully, work perfectly well in Progressive Scan with Xploder HDTv Player in VGA 640*480---So it means that they can work in Progressive Scan. Also I am sure that they can work with GSM----we only have to find out”What causes them not to work in GSM”?.
I tested some amount of games and I can tell you this:
For sure there are some liitle amount of games that for some reason do not work in Progressive Scan. But I am sure 100% that problem can be solved. I have noticed that almost every game works in VGA 640*480 resolution.
Thank you that you liked the way my cable looks.
Well whether Y Pb Pr- OR- RGB---I think that people have decide themselves, but I know that RGB Color Space is more saturated and alive …
O yes, I would be very happy to see “modified cable schematics”--sure...Also people can see how to create properly VGA cable for ps2 if people like you would submit such materials---very nice of you.
Thank You doctorxyz that you want to integrate GSM with OPL. I am very happy to hear this.
I think IT IS TIME TO DO THIS...
The only one thing is that I think that OPL has to have full range of VGA-resolutions—this way we can see all other homebrews in all glory and quality---if PS2 Game do not support higher resolution –it will just default to VGA640*480—so here is no problem...
And I am 100% sure that Bug which you got will be resolved very quickly.
but the problem here is that not every component cable is shielded with special Aluminum Foil and also not every component cable has Ferrite Cores—to make signal pure. Adapter—whether it is BNC to Component OR VGA to Component also not shielded and have no Ferrite Core.
Thats why if you use such set of cables----You can get “GHOSTING” on your “Display Device”.
Of course people can use ps2 component cable with adapter to connect ps2 to Computer Monitor,
but if you want not just connect PS2 to Monitor, but also have “Picture of very high quality”--I would recommend to use my PS2 VGA Cable.
Actually I think that it would be nice if we could have only one software for PS2 which could do it all what we need from PlayStation 2.
Do you think “ IS it Possible to unite UlaunchELF, GSM, OPL and SMS into one software”?
It could be more like “Operating System for PS2”.
Can you imagine----software is loaded from MC0:/BOOT as BOOT.ELF and it can do all the functions which we know about at present day.
It can have TABS like OPL has .
Each TAB corresponds to different functionality.
Imagine you can play Multimedia files with it-----pictures--music--videos;
Would be nice if it could have Internet-Radio and Internet-browser built in;
You can browse files with it on any media----MC, MASS, CDVD, HDD, SMB and start any ELF;
It has FTP-server, Text-Editor, can format and manage partitions on HDD and any media including MC and MASS;
One TAB could be devoted especially to Linux another one to Console-Emulators.
With every new release of this application we could extend its functionality.
You can Launch Every PS2 Game from It.
You Can force any Videomode for this software to Display at PS2 Startup;
We could add to it functionality we want and need...
If We could have only one Application for PS2 , then all the “Coders”could unite their forces to develop it , and "DEVELOPMENT" for PS2 would Go with so High Pace like never before...
Can you imagine “That You Launch Only One Software and It Can Do Everything You Want”?
No more waiting before software you use for "definite functionality" is Launched.
Everything is done from one software.
Sounds nice, is not it?
At the back we could have "TAB" which is called ----"ABOUT". There could be written NAMES of every "Coder"which is related to Development.
Everyone would be Satisfied –does not matter Who it is—"Coder" or "Usual PS2 User".
What do you think about It?
Can You say your “Opinion” of How do you see "One Application for PS2" which can do it all ?
Well as previous stated by No.47, there is memory "room" for both OPL and GSM work together. The point is, I have neither enough time nor skill to conclude this task on coding. I am good on inputing ideas, just this. But I have good will to give all information for those PS2 coders ask me, in order to put their knowledge in the same level I have (not much), in order to bring them to the GSM development. Of course if OPL coders join us, the integration could be faster and easier. But an important thing is that both OPL coders and dlanor agree that is time for it. IMHO, it is. ;-)
My guess that won't happen.Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyNet
It was due to such requests in the past, that cause the initial refusal you see in the first posts of this thread. OPL is meant for one main purpose, and it is the same for other homebrew (uLE, SMS, Snes9x, PS2PSXe, ...).
uLE have an huge amount of functionalities, SMS is able to do wonder, it is unimaginable to think they could all merge together.
For me OPL is here to play PS2 games in a convenient manner, integrating a "lite" version of GSM make sense, as it will improve the gaming experience, but it should not try to do exotic tasks :) That is only my own opinion, I decide nothing :)
Sorry guys, probably I said too much before.
I like sometime to dream about things and sometime it produces some new ideas.
So not this time as I see, then “NEVER MIND ABOUT MY IDEA”. Probably It will happen in future when is correct time for it. Lets forget about.
OK lets now better concentrate on integration of GSM and OPL because it is essential for everyone.
Everybody will have benefit from it especially owners of HDTVs and Computer Monitors.
So lets do it...
The SONY (I'm not talking of knock off cables) cable is more than adequate because it's meant to be used with such high frequency signals.
To use VGA on any DVD or CD PS2 game all you need to do is change the option on the OSD from YCbPr to RGB. Once it switches to high resolution mode, the VCBS and Y/C will be cut, the RGB will then become SoG.
If output is set to RGB it will AWAYS output SoG as there is no sync pins on the connector.
Again, the (original)SONY cable has all the proper insulation and impedance to all frequencies up to 1080i (that's the maximum the PS2 supports on both YCbPr or RGB).
l_oliveira, this is clear to accept, of course, but come to think of it aside majority PS2 users - most of 'em I believe has VGA monitors without BNC or RCA inputs, but still want's some HD. And that's what we talked about up ahead - cheap & unified single cable to give whatever your console takes to any kind of monitors. Also, meanwhile just about 30% or less monitors manufactured are in fact capable of displaying SoG.
SkyNet, thank you for encourage, pal, I'll make PCB layout ASAP (my cable haven't PCB, so the time has come to make it). Actually, I've been waiting tons of flamebursts on my post) Got lucky this time, thnx to you!
doctorxyz, that sentence from you above, "IMHO"... Say, comrade, where are you from? Не из России-ли? Только тут таким выражением пользуются, Имею Мнение Хочу Озвучить. )))
I'm from Brazil.
No, it isn't an idiomatic expression from Russia; it's an English acronym.
IMHO stands for In In My Humble/Honest/Heartfelt Opinion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...initialisms:_I)
It's well known fact that MOST monitors will have an horrible green tint on any PS2 even if you bother with making the sync separator circuit or tapping the H/V sync from the GS chip.
So I agree with you and will also add some other details:
1- Most monitors can't filter the sync signal from Green. Resulting on that horrible green-saturated image you guys are used to.
2- Connectivity issues (as you just mentioned, not all monitors have BNC connectors. I just mentioned that I could save myself the trouble of destroying an SONY official cable for making an VGA connector for my PS2.
3- What you're talking about now in 2011 was already made by me and other members of this very same forum dating back to 2005 and the release of the HD Video thing from Pelican (or Blaze I'm not sure about the name now) and chips like Matrix and Crystalchip contained patching code for enforcing "permanent" VGA mode operation.
Now, if your PS2 is of the earliest types it's possible to toggle off the SoG, allowing you to get video free of the green tint on any monitor. And a small and simple circuit should allow you to tap the H/V sync from the GS chip, making up to a PERFECT solution.
But it can only be done on REALLY old consoles from up to 2002. (3000x or older)