dlanor - I have a few questions for you since your in the beta for PS2PSXe.
Question 1.1 - Can it be installed on the HD? I ask this because my little 8mb card is getting awfully filled and a Bios with save states and save games is going to be space expensive on the 8mb as opposed to the 500gb hard drive that laughs in the face of program size.
Question 1.2 - How is it loaded into the system? Is it an Elf file with all the files in the same directory or does it have multiple files and/or folders where data can be stored?
Question 1.3 - HDloader requires special software and makes separate partitions for each game. How do I load the PSX games onto a internal HD?
Question 1.4 - Is it possible to run both PS2PSXe and HDloader on the same hard drive?
Question 2.1 - What formats [.iso|Slandered Iso Image File] etc (assuming more than one) does PS2PSXe support?
Question 2.2 - Can it take screen shots?
Question 3.1 - Lets face it, the main two reasons why this is so cool is because of one, using the HD to store all those PSX games rather than swapping CD's like mad, and two "savestate". How does it preform in those departments.
Question 3.2 - According to the claims made during it's unveiling, it plays at a decent speed. How fast does it run? Like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy 7. Is it very playable, so-so, or still need improvement?
Question 3.3 - Can the software handle swapping multi-disk games?
Question 4.1 - It's obvious the PS2 is needed, what about memory cards. Will the emulator have the ability to save to the HD into .mc files and possible to a real PS1 MC as well?
Question 5.1 - Is there an in-game menu -- while it goes without saying there probably is, how is it accessed? R1+L1+Start? Some PS1 games use some of those button configuration, so are the menu keys flexible? And more so, can they be tailored to load presets depending on the game?
Question 5.2 - Load times, The whole reason I got a Fat-Boy, a network adapter (for 15$ from gamestop, take that eBay!), and put a Hard Disk into my PS2 was to reduce load times (And put my game DVD's safely away). When the PSX games are on the HD, do they load a whole lot faster. Or is it pretty much the same or slightly better than the CD?
Question 5.3 - Does the PS2PSXe have an loader that looks like; HDloader or a file system loader?
Off Topic but somehow remotely related:
Question - Is there a program that can 'give' savestate to PS2 games? I'd love to save state PS2 games, in fact the reason I play my PS1 games on my PC is for savestate.
I just had to know, it was worth registering to find out.