*new* Kazaa Browser 1.0 - January 21, 2003 by aldo
*updated* ISO Producer 1.1a - November 9, 2002 by aldo
Kazaa Browser is a port scanner that will help you find other Kazaa users in your network segment, and download the files using MSIE or any download manager.
Download: Aldo's Kazaa Browser 1.0
*updated* Adaptec ASPI 4.72 - October 30, 2002
ISO Producer is an small tool created by JNS
that creates ISO images in a fast, reliable and easy way. Put in ePSXe directory to choose the plugins. New: Includes P.E.Op.S CDR 1.2 which adds the new caching mode "Smooth Read" for cd drives with psx cd reading troubles.
Download: ISO Producer 1.1a
*updated* P©SX 1.4 - October 27, 2002
Adaptec has updated the ASPI drivers
required by many emulators to run on Windows 2000 and XP.
*updated* NTpad XP 2.01 - July 28, 2002
*updated* VGSlide Show 1.4 - July 25, 2002 by aldo
*updated* ePSXe Launcher - July 24, 2002 by aldo
New: Replaced the screen capture algorithm (the old capture.dll was being reported as a backdoor virus).
*updated* Gens 2.0 - July 11, 2002
New: Option to show a full screen graphic border around game display (requires to have configured Pete's GPU in window mode).
This feature is inspired in MAME's bezels. Enable this option from "Command Line" window.
Download: ePSXe Launcher Pack
*updated* Game Controllers Page - July 9, 2002
*new* Aldo's Visual Capture 1.0 - June 22, 2002 by aldo
*updated* JoyToKey 3.7.6 JAP - June 15, 2002
Small tool to capture live video and photos from any web cam using WDM. Use in same directory of AWeb
for live photo web publishing.
Download: Aldo's Visual Capture 1.0
*updated* SpeedUp Processes 3.0 - June 6, 2002 by aldo
*updated* Aldo's WAVEdit 1.2 - May 24, 2002 by aldo
This utility sets the process priority of your favorite application or emulator (ePSXe, Project64, MAME, MP3 encoders, etc.
) to use more time of your CPU processor and let you kill processes not shown in the Task Manager to gain more memory and CPU time. This is great for low-end computers.
New: Now is compatible with XP/2000/NT, changes in the GUI, new free resources button, updated the detection of popular emulators.
Download: Aldo's SpeedUp Processes 3.0
*updated* Zinc Trainer - May 10, 2002
*updated* Aldo's Web Server 1.5 - May 10, 2001 by aldo
updated his cool region hacker / cheater for Zinc 0.9.
*updated* Pacman Enhanced - April 29, 2002 by aldo
New: Integration with iNET Grabber 1.1 for browse filtered sites, auto restart service if the winsock crashes, updated winsock control, more.
Aldo's Web Service is a super-compact Web service daemon that not only let you share easily your files, it also acts as an advertisement or site blocker (to prevent kids access adult sites, accelerate load of web pages, avoid blinking/annoying/adult ads).
Download: Aldo's Web Server 1.5
*new* Aldo's PocketScript 1.0 Demo - April 23, 2002 by aldo
*updated* CVGSUtil 0.4.4a & cep 0.2.4b - April 23, 2002 by aldo
This is a port of the script engine of Aldo's Macro Recorder
for Pocket PC 2002
(aka Windows CE) ARM and i486. *not* for PC
*updated* AdriPSX ILE 1.05 - April 22, 2002 by aldo
*updated* VGSJoy 1.10 for DirectX - April 14, 2002 by aldo
Lot of fixes. Download it here
*new* BoyCott Advance/SDL 0.2.6R2 - March 25, 2002 by aldo
New: Added support to map up to 24 buttons, added Gravis layout to joypad configurator.
VGSJoy adds joystick support to virtually any application not using DirectInput, including VGS 1.41 Demo
Download: VGSJoy 1.10 for DirectX
*new* Front End for SMS+SDL - March 19, 2002 by aldo
*tip* Nebula + Aldo's MAME Frontend - March 4, 2002 by aldo
*new* Front End for NeoPocott/SDL - February 15, 2002 by aldo
*new* PSinex Launcher - February 3, 2002 by aldo
Pianito - MicroStudio Wave Samples - February 1, 2002 by aldo
New front-end for PSinex rev 5
that includes shortcuts to common used menu options. Just place the PSinex Launcher in the same directory of PSinex and run it.
Download: PSinex Launcher
*updated* PSINEX Revision 5 - January 31, 2002 by aldo
*tip* VGS on XP/2000/NT - January 16, 2002 by aldo
have released a new beta of his Playstation emulator PSINEX with new CD decoder, SPU irq hack, change disk using Ctrl+F1 / Ctrl+F2, accurate timing on SIO interrupts, new help, icon 48 x 48 and more
. Thanks Bobbi from NGEmu.com
for the news.
Download: PSINEX Revision 5
Download: Plugins Pack
4.0MB (+90 plugins included)
Connectix NOT support VGS anymore - January 6, 2002 by aldo
Many users have upgraded to XP believing the BS from M$ marketing. Contrary to their claims, many Win9x applications do not run on XP (even with the useless compatibility mode).
If you want PSX emulation on XP or in Windows 2000, install an ASPI Layer
and use ePSXe, PSinex, FPSE, AdriPSX or PSEmu Pro
. Other alternatives to play VGS under XP/2000 require that you install Win9x as secondary OS: a dual boot XP/9x (install 98/ME first, then install XP in another disk/partition), or use Connectix Virtual PC
*update July 16/2002* VGS is now playable using SaPu's CVGS Patch for Win2K/XP
or CVGS Video Patch XP
*new* XP Manifests for Emus - December 20, 2001 by aldo
Effective past December 31, Connectix have officially suspended the support (and downloads) for Sony's Virtual Game Station (formerly Connectix VGS).
SONY Movie Converter 3.1 - December 6, 2001 by aldo
have made "manifests" for ePSXe, ePSXecutor, FPSE Configurator, AdriPSX, Project 64 and WinKawaks which improve the GUI of these emulators on Windows XP. I also included PSinex manifest. You should put the manifest file in the same directory of the respective emulator. If you get more manifests for emus, just send them :)
Download: XP Manifests for Emus 4KB
*tip* How to Customize VGS - December 5, 2001 by aldo
This movie player made by Sony Computer Entertaiment Inc. also converts STR to AVI, XA to WAV, AVI to STR, and more. Very easy to use. It doesn't convert encrypted movies like FF9.
Download: SONY Movie Converter 3.1
*new* External NextGL/3D CFG - December 3, 2001 by aldo
Do you want to remove the disabled menu items in VGS or simply reorganize the enabled ones? Do you want to replace the default icon with your own? How about put your own wallpaper, change some dialogs or replace the test sound or replace the internal KLUG codes with the latest games.txt
? Your answer: ResHack
. You just have to open any hacked version of VGS (like PSytek's, 501xx LE2, Konemu or Emurayden
). Note: You can use it to modify easily *any* Windows program.
Related Link: Resource Hacker
*misc* Aldo's Tools in radio ;) - November 2, 2001 by aldo
*tip* Getting NTPAD working without a joystick port - October 29, 2001 by Ariel Scarpinelli
*updated* PsxTulz 0.03b - October 25, 2001 by aldo
For all the owners of notebooks who asked the method, here it is:
Just install the device "Standart Game Port" from Control Panel / Add New hardware / Add a new device / manual / sound, video and game controllers / Standart system devices.
With this you install a virtual port where the drivers work on. The same applies for those who wants to use a game port joystick besides the NTPAD.
Download: NTpad 1.22 for Windows 2000/XP
More Memory Converters - October 14, 2001 by aldo
ePSXe Error - thunk connecting failed (32->16) - October 14, 2001 by aldo
Added psmcu and CVGSUtils to the section of Memory Cards Converters.
*updated* FlareStorm Alpha 3 - September 4, 2001 by aldo
Wormie from PSX Fanatics
has posted a solution: remove subTsgMSCD16.dll and subTsgMSCD32.dll from Plugins folder and place them in the ePSXe folder
PEC and PEC Edit in Future Gamer magazine - August 21, 2001 by aldo
Aldo's Pianito Rated 1 by TECHTV - August 18, 2001 by aldo
have posted some scans of the Thai Edition of the Future Gamer magazine from May 2001 which
describe (in Thai) how to use ePSXe to play Final Fantasy 9, how to use [pec] to cheat in Final Fantasy 9 with GameShark codes and how to use Aldo's PECEdit to edit the [pec] Code list.
Related Link: PEC Homepage
Related Link: PEC Edit
*new* Final Fantasy 9 Patches Page - August 5, 2001 by aldo
PPF patch for FF8 JAP - July 31, 2001 by aldo
People get confused with so many patches for FF9, so I made a new section to clearify things. Enjoy it.
Related Link: Final Fantasy 9 Patches Page
*tip* Hide DOS window in PSX emus - July 15, 2001 by aldo
made a PPF patch to allow Final Fantasy 8 Japanese work in ePSXe using Pete's CDR 1.6. I haven't tried it, but ggfox says it works with disc 1-4.
Download: ggfox's FF8 PPF Patch for ePSXe
Compatibility Lists Need Your Help!! - July 9, 2001 by aldo
Using SpeedUp to start emulators like ePSXe or FPSE, don't only increase its speed (by changing the process priority, /m
freeing memory and /k
killing unnecessary background tasks) but also hides the ugly debugging window in DOS mode.
For FPSE create a link with a command like this: C:\FPSE_009bin\SpeedUp.exe /x "fpse" /q C:\FPSE_009bin\fpse.exe
For ePSXe create a link with a command like this: C:\ePSXe\SpeedUp.exe /x /q C:\ePSXe\ePSXe.exe
Download: Aldo's SpeedUp Processes 3.0
*updated* My Game List - PSX Launcher - July 4, 2001 by aldo
*updated* AdriPSX Win 01.06.15 - June 30, 2001 by aldo
This tool let you create your own list of PSX games with picture and description, organize them by genre and launch with your favorite emulator.
Automatically mounts the ISO images with Daemon Tools and let you update the database by reading the ISO files in a directory. This is a must have if you have many games and want to have them well organized and accessible.
New: Fixed to work better with Daemon Tools, support for language translation (English, Spanish, Italian).
Download: My Game List - PSX Launcher
Download: My Game List - PSX Launcher
Download: My Game List - PSX Launcher
Italian by Kingpin
Related Link: Rare King Place
- My Game List Screenshot Packs
VGSMod Patches Page for Mac - June 27, 2001 by aldo
*tip* Listen MP3 while play VGS - June 27, 2001 by aldo
*new* Cyberpad 1.0 - Netplay plugin - June 26, 2001 by aldo
Probably many of you already know, and others not, that you can play MP3 in Windows Media Player while you play in VGS. I recommend that use mplayer2.exe
from Start/Run for Media Player 6.x, due Windows Media Player 7 uses more system resources and causes heavy frame skips.
This tip is very useful if you're using backups with sound ripped or when you're tired of the boring background music in your game.
*update* Danil Galimov
(the cool co-programmer of [pec]
) informed that this tip also works with WinAmp
. You should to use the Nullsoft's DirectSound plugin and have configured the Primary Sound Driver.
*update* ePSXe 1.40 RELEASED!!! - June 25, 2001 by aldo
Aldo's Macro in DigiToday - June 5, 2001 by aldo
New Aldo's Tools FORUM!!! - June 4, 2001 by aldo
*tip* Speedup VGS? - May 30, 2001 by aldo
VGS in Win2K with Virtual PC Preview 2 - May 25, 2001 by aldo
This tip comes from Fresh_meat
. It describes a "bug" that he found and apparently
it could help you accelerate VGS in slow machines. Read his description:
1. I run VGS. 2. I pause gameplay. 3. Switch to windows desktop. 4. Connect to my ISP, with my 33.6k modem. 5. Check my mails with Outlook Express and close it.
6. Open ICQ. 7. Close ICQ. 8. Disconnect from my ISP. 9. Get back to VGS.
Result: VGS can no longer emulate sound for the rest of the time it's opened, and the speed doubles (aporximately)
I couldn't reproduce the "bug", but feel free to discuss about this topic in the forum.
Linux on PSX - May 10, 2001 by aldo
I tested VGS in the new version of Virtual PC
(PC emulator for Windows), and yes it worked using Windows 2000 as Host in a "Virtual PC" running Windows 95. It's highly recommended that you apply the Service Pack 2 for Windows 2000. However do not expect VGS to be fast.
Virtual PC is also useful in Win9x/Me as a work around to have save state in VGS (the file is stored in C:\Windows\Application Data when you shutdown the "Virtual PC") meaning that you can save in *any game at any time* (even in VGS demo). Also you may run VGS in window mode :)))
Download: Connectix Virtual PC Preview 2
Emulatronia in Radio - May 10, 2001 by aldo
Linux kernel 2.4.0 alpha for PSX. Need to say more?
*Tip* Educational/Clinical Software? - March 4, 2001 by aldo
Where are Old News? - March 4, 2001 by aldo
My tools are not only for games... AgentReader
helps people with the following difficulties:
- Dyslexia or attention deficit disorder (ADD)
- Poor vision (Magnifier and Text-to-Speech)
- Helps learning foreing language pronuciation
- Spell, find synonyms or translate text from any program.
- May reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by avoiding repetitive keystrokes (Macro).
- Save time listen to your email, jokes, help or documents while you do anything else.
- Aldo's Pianito
is being used in Lebanon in a center for mentally retarded children as a tool for auditory discrimination treatment (where the children would differenciate between the notes).
- Also many children around the world is using Aldo's Pianito
to be introduced into the music :) (over 64,000 downloads only in CNET's Download.com
can't be wrong)
*new* AutoBackup 1.0 - May 3, 2001 by aldo
To make the page load faster I moved some older, but still very interesting news to the Old News
section. A link is also in the top, under the ads.
Related Link: Old News
*updated* CDSesame and Aldo's Screen Capture - April 28, 2001 by aldo
AutoBackup looks periodically a list of files (allow wildcards) and keep a backup copy. Useful for backup your documents and save states while playing.
*new/updated* Aldo's Screen Capture 1.0b - April 25, 2001 by aldo
*new* CDSesame 1.0 - April 11, 2001 by aldo
New tool that capture screens and images from the clipboard (by using PrintScreen or Copy) and letting you choose which ones you want to save. Well yesterday I released 3 versions of this tool.
New: Save all images in batch, support for saving in JPG format, use shift-click to open multiple windows, double click for view in full screen, browse with keys and more.
Download: Aldo's Screen Capture 1.0b
DarkMan's Tools - April 9, 2001 by aldo
This handy tool open/close the CD tray by software. Use the parameters: /A
to open/close all CD drives, /C
force close drives, /O
force open drives, if all parameter are omited it will open/close the last CD-ROM. Example: CDSesame EF /O
will open the drives E: and F:
Download: CDSesame 1.0
*new* Pianito-MicroStudio Reference Guide - April 5, 2001 by aldo
More psx tools: CVGS Configuration Selector (manage multiple configurations in VGS) and ePSXe Save State Tool (exports and imports memcards into a ePSXe savestate). Thanks Bgnome from www.psxemu.com/
for the link.
Related Link: DarkMan's Tools
*updated* Memory Card Manager 1.3 - March 16, 2001 by aldo
*tip* Better Performance on Laptops? - March 12, 2001 by aldo
Manage the slots of your memory cards with this super easy to use Memory Card Manager. New: Improved support exporting memory cards to DexDrive format for use in a real PlayStation
Download: Memory Card Manager 1.3
Misc. Tools News - March 11, 2001 by aldo
pointed me that the "performace is quite significantly improved" on his Pentium II 266mhz, using the VGS Video Patch
Running VGS at the original 640X480, "even though the resolution is lower, the performance is decreased." Seems that certain laptops LCD screens perform much better at 800x600.
*updated* VGS AutoRun 1.2 - March 10, 2001 by aldo
*tip* Undocumented Command lines in ePSXe 1.20 - March 10, 2001 by aldo
VGS Autorun automatically launch your PSX emulator only inserting your PSX disk on the CD-ROM, the same way your music CD autoplays.
Additionally you can configure up to 3 additional utilities that may also start when you insert a game. This utility let you start the emulator that work better with specific games!!!
New in this version: Added support for ePSXe and let you configure which is your default emulator.
It's recommended that you use -nogui -f when using ePSXe, but also you may want to start ePSXecutor instead of directly run ePSXe (or even better start it with C:\ePSXe120\SpeedUp.exe /q /m ePSXe.exe -nogui -f
Download: VGS AutoRun 1.2 (41KB)
*tip* PSEmu Pro crash in configure? - February 10, 2001 by aldo
*updated* VGS AutoMem 1.0c - February 10, 2001 by aldo
If PSEmu Pro is crashing when trying to configure the emulator, remove Pete's OpenGL Driver 1.45 and Kazzuya's Soft Driver 1.4beta from the Plugins directory and you should be able to configure PSEmu Pro again.
*tip* ePSXe with DaeMount - January 31, 2001 by aldo
This is a very small update. VGS AutoMem now starts minimized in the system tray, so users with it in the StartUp don't have to close it every time that Windows starts.
Download: VGS AutoMem 1.0c (42KB)
*new* PSEmu Pro 1.93 Hacked version - January 21, 2001 by aldo
1. I have some ISO images that work better in ePSXe
that in VGS.
The best way to start the games by double-clicking the ISO and let DaeMount decide which emulator to use was adding the following code to C:\Windows\DaeMount.ini
if image = "c:\cds\Fatal_Fury.ISO" then
C:\ePSXe101\ePSXe.exe -nogui -loadbin c:\cds\Fatal_Fury.ISO
2. When I need to set a GPU plugin for an specific game I can use the following code as example in C:\Windows\DaeMount.ini
if gameid = slus-00000 then
setregistry HKEY_CURRENT_USER, "\Software\epsxe\config\", "VideoPlugin", "gpuPeteSoft.dll"
C:\ePSXe101\ePSXe.exe -nogui -f
setregistry HKEY_CURRENT_USER, "\Software\epsxe\config\", "VideoPlugin", "gpuPeteD3D.dll"
C:\ePSXe101\ePSXe.exe -nogui -f
*updated* [pec] v1.2 - Win2K + ePSXe 1.01 - January 11, 2001 by aldo
People that use both PSEmu Pro and ePSXe have noticed that you need your plugins duplicated, in ePSXe\Plugins and in PSEmuPro\Plugin directories.
I hacked PSEmu Pro so now you place it in ePSXe directory and share the Plugins (and BIOS too), saving disk space (about 8MB in my case) and do not require to always update both plugins directories.
Download: PSEmu Pro 1.93 (Hacked for use in ePSXe folder)
Need to Uninstall DirectX? - January 8, 2001 by aldo
Jens has updated [pec]
, the most wonderful PlayStation Emulator Cheater
ever! Now with support for Windows 2000 and ePSXe 1.01
. Remember that you can add additional cheats to its huge database using my PecEdit
Download: [pec] 1.2 modified + Win2K fix
by Jens Duttke
*tip* Make VGS faster on nVidia - January 3, 2001 by aldo
Officially DirectX can't be uninstalled, but DirectX Uninstaller
will help you uninstall DirectX in case you have problems. Another alternative is using dx8to7.reg
, but some DLL files may stay in version 8 after downgrade.
Related Link: DirectX Uninstaller
*new* Icons for Memory Manager - December 16, 2000 by aldo
Daniel Göransson recomends a freeware tool for nVidia users: "I went in to the option on DirectX and I set it on ON and render frames ahead to 20 frames..
No more slow down for me. Don't now if this will work for everyone but i hope so."
Related Link: NVmax Tweaking Tool
*tip* VGS Chat - December 15, 2000 by aldo
Here you have some custom icons for the memory cards files used by the Memory Manager
. Just unzip and execute Runme.bat. Thanks Firehawke for the icons.
Download: Icons for Memory Manager
*updated* VGSBrowser 1.0 - December 13, 2000 by aldo
PSCX - SmartCard Emulator - December 12, 2000 by aldo
New plugin that integrates MSIE 5.5 with VGS, bringing a new and easy to use interface. Now you can browse your disk, mount Daemount ISO images
, search the internet for tips, news and more without leaving your favorite emulator.
Just small changes :)
Download: VGSBrowser 1.0
Misc Tools - December 9, 2000 by aldo
This is something completely different: This is a satellite SmartCard emulator for PSX. And it runs in ePSXe :)
Related Link: PSCX Home Page
*tip* Multi Disk Games/FF9 tips - December 3, 2000 by aldo
MemConv 2.05 is a nice "do-everything" VGS tool by NEMO (useful if you understand Japanese). Also Alan has many other tools that you should check :)
Related Link: NEMO's Tools
(Page/Tools in Japanese)
Related Link: Alan's Tools
*updated* FREE PlayStation Emus Section - December 2, 2000 by aldo
I read in EmuForums.com
in a post from Zidane_85 that a way of making some FF9 FMV's work in CD 3 is loading the saved game with the CD 1 first, then changing to CD 3.
But if you're using Daemon Tools
, you should do this procedure to change from disk 1 to disk 3:
Press Alt-Tab and eject the ISO (instead of unmount), 2.
Return to VGS so FF9 interpret the disk was ejected, 3.
Press Alt-Tab again mount the other disk and return to VGS.
This procedure of changing ISO disks should work with other multi-disks games too
. Thanks Zemus for test this ;o)
*update* VGS Macro 1.1 - December 2, 2000 by aldo
I fixed the link for ePSXe and the plugins pack now includes the latest updates from Pete.
Now you don't have to look somewhere else to download and play with your favorite emulator !!!
Related Link: Free PlayStation Emulators
Another Virtual CDROM for VGS - November 30, 2000 by aldo
New in this version: A macro editor that let you edit, load and save the macros. VGS Macro is a tool that records the keystrokes on your keyboard and replay the keys in the "same" order/time you pressed them.
It may be helpful for creating combos for fighting games, activate cheats and perform repetitive tasks found in games.
Download: VGS Macro 1.1
More Mac Tools Updates... - November 29, 2000 by aldo
informs me that the commercial software Virtual Surfer
is another virtual CD-ROM driver that works with VGS for Windows, in addition to Daemon Tools
for the info. *update* I couldn't configure Virtual Surfer because it's in japanese, so I can't confirm if it really works :o(
Download: Tomcat's Virtual Surfer
2,043KB - Japanese/Trial
*update* VGSNet 1.0 beta 9 - November 26, 2000 by aldo
The japanese VGSCheat for Mac has been updated again. Also Hansi has posted a FF9 patch for Mac, but that can't save :(
Related Link: VGSCheat 0.63b1 / 0.062R5
Related Link: Hansi's Web Site
*updated* Memory Converter - All in one!! - November 25, 2000 by aldo
I updated the VGSNet with nicer colors and icons, I was tired of the old toy-look. Also updated the links. VGSNet is a tool that enable network play on VGS and other emulators
. Read its limitations here
Download: VGSNet 1.0 beta 9
More Mac VGS Tools - November 25, 2000 by aldo
VGSCheat for Mac in English - November 24, 2000 by aldo
VGS Cheat Tools for Mac - November 20, 2000 by aldo
All VGS Mod for MAC - November 17, 2000 by aldo
*new* CVGS 1.41 Demo at 800x600 & 1024x768 - October 30, 2000 by aldo
This page contains all available Mod patches for the Connectix VGS 1.0 to 1.4. Only for Mac users
Related Link: Unofficial CVGS Page
TIP: ePSXe with Impact Renderers - October 21, 2000 by aldo
Finally I patched the CVGS 1.41 demo and it's running at a resolutions of 800x600 and 1024x768
in full screen (I mean *not* in window mode). The graphics area is still displayed at 640x480, but the pixels are much smaller. Note: At 1024x768 may be too slow for low-end computers. The graphics will appear at a 1/4 of the screen, not the full screen!!
Download: CVGS 1.41 demo running at 800x600
Patched by Aldo Vargas
Download: CVGS 1.41 demo running at 1024x768
Patched by Aldo Vargas
*new* VGS 1.41 ModChip CD-R Patch - October 20, 2000 by aldo
today posted an (old, but very interesting) news about it's possible to use the OpenGL renderer for Impact emulator in ePSXe
(and PSEmu Pro
). Well the good news is that the other Impact graphic renderers (D3D & Glide) also work with ePSXe & PSEmu Pro
, and ultra fast too!!!
Just rename the renderer.ipc to gpuImpact3D.dll or gpuImpactGlide.dll
Download: Impact Direct3D Renderer for ePSXe
TIP: VGS 1.41 Ejecting CD? - October 17, 2000 by aldo
Today I received an email from Morlac
, who created a new ModChip patch for VGS 1.41. I'm not sure if it works as all my games are working fine in VGS 1.41, but at least VGS doesn't crash after the patch. Thanks Morlac
for this nice tool!!
*update* This patch really *WORKS* but some computers may hang when exiting from VGS, so be careful and save all your work before using it.
Thanks Eta Carina for the report.
Download: VGS ModChip Patch for 1.41
*new* ePSXe Memory Card Tools - October 15, 2000 by aldo
It's highly recommended that you keep *all* your previous versions of VGS installed
. Then, use VGS 1.4 or VGS 1.3 (mod patched
) if VGS 1.41 ejects your backup CD.
You may configure VGSAutoRun
to run automatically VGS 1.4 or VGS 1.3 for specific games ejected by VGS 1.41, using the Bleem or PSEmu Pro
slots in the program.
users may configure the daemount.ini to run VGS 1.4 or VGS 1.3 on specific games too using daemount's scripting capability (see the example in the zip file).
*updated* Virtual Game Station 1.41 Full - October 12, 2000 by aldo
PSX Sound Recorder! - September 25, 2000 by aldo
Easy Mount with Daemon - September 20, 2000 by aldo
This time the experimental tool
is a PlayStation emulator sound recorder. It records the sound of your games using your microphone, then save it as WAV. It may be used for recording your voice too.
I personally don't recommend it as a real tool for recording games, but it's great for playing with your mic :)
Download: PSX Sound Recorder
ISO & BIN+CUE with PSEmu Pro - September 12, 2000 by aldo
I have created this small registry fix that allows you to mount ISO, CUE and CCD images (not necessarily PSX games) by double-clicking on the image file icon. Also add the Edit option to CUE files. Requires Daemon Tools 2.x.
*UPDATE: It's highly recommended that you use DaeMount instead if you're using Daemon Tools 2.2 or above.
Download: Daemon Tools 2.2 Easy Mount Patch
(1KB) (Modified by thew0lf)
Download: Daemon Tools 2.0 Easy Mount Patch
FAQ on CD-R - August 23, 2000 by aldo
*new* Bleem Statistics - August 2, 2000 by aldo
Did you know that the standard length of 74 minutes of CD's was chosen because CD designers wanted to have a format that could hold Beethoven's 9th symphony? Do you want to learn the ABC of CD recording? Don't miss this excellent FAQ article.
Related Link: CD-Recordable FAQ
*new* VGS Statistics - August 1, 2000 by aldo
Convert PSX Music to WAV - July 23, 2000 by aldo
Well seems that I'm not having much bright ideas lately... well here you have a new tool for your collection.
VGStat maintains statistics of VGS usage: times you start VGS, time you play, days you play it more, total of time you played, times you play games, last time you played the games and how long you played it.
Download: VGS Statistics 1.0 (22KB)
Even more PSX Tools! - July 23, 2000 by aldo
*new* VGSCapture 1.0 BMP - July 22, 2000 by aldo
Emulators for PSX is back - July 22, 2000 by aldo
This tools is identical to VGSCapture 1.0 except that captured images are in BMP instead of JPG. The images are bigger in file size but it doesn't lose quality on resolution.
Download: VGSCapture 1.0 BMP
Emu 4 PSX
Save Games by Bleemer - July 20, 2000 by aldo
is back with many emulators for PSX, that include GameBoy, NES, MSX, ZX Spectrum and many other stuff.
Well I wouldn't play them in any PSX emulator, but it's cool for playing in a real PSX when daddy is using the PC :) Thanks bwb
for the news!
Related Link: emu4psx.emusphere.com
PSX Video Players - July 19, 2000 by aldo
Download sites for even more PSX Tools! - July 19, 2000 by aldo
*TIP* PEC Edit with Cheet! - July 14, 2000 by aldo
*new* Convert PEC Database to Cheet! - July 14, 2000 by aldo
VGSMod Page - July 13, 2000 by aldo
This tool converts the cheat database from [PEC]
for use on Cheet!
. As Cheet! does not have all the advanced features found on PEC, the joker codes and extended codes cannot be imported.
3 files are generated from [pec]'s codelist.inf: pale.dat, jap.dat, us.dat
. Replace these files on Cheet! directory. Remember to backup the cheet files before any change!!
Download: Convert PEC to Cheet! (13KB) (BETA)
*updated* VGSJoy 1.8 in French - July 13, 2000 by aldo
For an easier access, I created a page dedicated to all the VGSMod patches for Windows, Mac and DOS versions.
Related Link: VGSMod Page
Connect a PSX Pad to PC - July 10, 2000 by aldo
The VGSJoy 1.8 is now in French language, in addition to English, Spanish, German, Norwegian, Italian, Polish and Portuguese. Thanks Sebastien Tournier
for the French file!
Remember that you may translate it to other languages. I will give you here the credits for the translation :o)
VGSMod 1.2 for Mac - July 8, 2000 by aldo
This is not new, but a very interesting report from Emulatronia
that you must read. It explains how to connect by yourself a PSX pad to your PC.
Related Link: Connect a PSX Pad to PC
*new* VGSMod 1.3 for Windows - July 7, 2000 by aldo
I didn't program this patch, but it may be useful for some Mac users that are still using the VGS 1.2. Thanks SK for the file.
Download: VGSMod 1.2 for Mac (200KB)
Differences between PSX Models - July 7, 2000 by aldo
*new* VGSMod 1.4 for Windows - July 3, 2000 by aldo
Over MacIntoast message board I found these interesting post from a guy with the handle: MaRk
"The SCPH-1001 had the ROM chip which allowed imports to be played with the Swap Trick. Later on, Sony Re-wrote the
SCPH-1001 ROM chip and disabled the Swap Trick. The SCPH-1001 also had BAD heating problems and poor Lense Calibration. Then they made the
SCPH-5000 series and the 7000 series. This fixed the Heating and Lense problem. They made the 7500 series to make it Harder to MOD Chip, but they
figured out." "... [SCPH-9001] the Audio CD PLayer has the Sound Scope function when you play audio CDs. This function started
with the SCPH-7xxx series... [Sony] took out some useless components to save cost. That's why there is NO Parallel I/O port... also made the logic board smaller to make it harder to MOD Chip."
Original posts: 1
More FAQs added - July 2, 2000 by aldo
This is a Windows port of the VGSMod 1.4 created by SunTzu7 that should be easier to use than the DOS interface
. All the credits should go to SunTzu7, who is the real cracker. I made a slight modification to reduce the patch code, so files patched with SunTzu7 version will not be 100% identical to mine.
Download: VGSMod 1.4 for Windows (11KB)
More PSX Toolz - July 1, 2000 by aldo
Added the questions about ISO and the black gap on VGS 1.4 and another possible solution about the VxD problems. Added a new site to the list of save game sites.
Related link: FAQs
Save Games Links - June 30, 2000 by aldo
Not my tools, but in this link you will find a lot of very interesting tools for converting images, videos, from PAL to NTSC, PSX speech, CD version of GameShark, PSX Menu, etc. I do *not* support these tools.
Related link: Gamefreax.de
Speed up tip? - June 30, 2000 by aldo
I added to FAQs useful links to some sites with saved games for use with VGS and other PSX emulators.
Related link: FAQs
Mac ModChip for VGS 1.4 - June 28, 2000 by aldo
According to Lockergnome's newsletter, adding CPUPriority=1 in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\BIOS may help speeding up the CPU priority. However it may not be noticeable on some systems.
You may try this tweak downloading the Speedup.reg
and double-click it. The changes are done after rebooting.
Download: Speedup.reg (1KB)
Problem VGSJoy + 2 joypads? - June 28, 2000 by aldo
I added the Mac version of the ModChip for VGS 1.4 to the FAQ. Notice that I haven't tested it (I don't have a Mac). I just added it because all requests from Mac users.
Related link: FAQS
*updated* IGN Reviews - June 28, 2000 by aldo
If you're experiencing problems with the VGSJoy 1.8
using it with 2 or more joypads, download it again
I did a small bug fix and added the option to disable the joypads. Note. The file has been available for download since June 26.
Download: VGSJoy 1.8 for DirectX7a
*updated* VGSJoy 1.8 for DirectX7a - June 23, 2000 by aldo
I updated list of IGN reviews and sorted them by Title/Rating/Genre. It's very useful to find which are the best games to rent/buy/borrow from a friend/download from "backups" sites.
IGN only provide this list sorted by title :o(
Related link: IGN Reviews sorted by Title/Rating/Genre
*New* VGS Macro (Experimental) - June 23, 2000 by aldo
VGSJoy adds joystick support for the emulators Connectix Virtual Game Station and
virtually any application that not use DirectInput. New in this version:
- VGSJoy now supports up to 8 joypads.
* By default all joypads have the same keys, so you can play as player 1 with any joystick.
- Joypad config display the assigned keys
* You must config the keys for the joypads 2 and above for player 2.
- Small bug fixes in the joypad config :)
Download: VGSJoy 1.8 for DirectX7a (158KB)
*new* VGSNet Players Room - June 21, 2000 by aldo
This tool records the keystrokes on your keyboard and replay the keys in the "same" order/time you pressed them.
It may be helpful for creating combos for fighting games, activate cheats and perform repetitive tasks found in games.
Download: VGS Macro (15KB)
*new* Message Board - June 21, 2000 by aldo
I have setup an online chat room so you can meet of other users around the world wishing to try netplay with VGSNet.
Related Link: VGSNet Players Room
VGS AutoMem Detects More Games - June 20, 2000 by aldo
I just added this message board for sharing your problems, suggestions, frustrations with my tool.
It's way uggly, but worse is nothing :o)
Download: Tools Message Board
VGS AutoRun vs VGS AutoLauncher - June 19, 2000 by aldo
I updated the list of games for VGS AutoMem with more than 900 codes. This is included in the VGS AutoMem 1.0b.
Remember that you have to create the memory card file in order VGS work properly with the selected game.
Download: VGS AutoMem 1.0b (42KB)
*new* PSX Selector 1.0 - June 19, 2000 by aldo
I just included a comparison of VGS AutoRun vs VGS AutoLauncher, so you can see the differences and advantages of using VGS AutoRun :o)
Related link: VGS AutoRun 1.1
*updated* SW Profile for VGS 1.02 - June 19, 2000 by aldo
A very simple and easy to use front end for those users undecided of what emulator want to use :o)
Download: PSX Selector 1.0 (14KB)
*new* Memory Tools Front End - June 18, 2000 by aldo
I added the SideWinder Profile page and updated the file with a better layout of the buttons, more similar to the one of the PSX pad.
Related link: SideWinder Profile for VGS 1.02
*new* FAQs about VGS - June 18, 2000 by aldo
All the memory cards conversion tools are now together with a very easy to use front-end.
Download: MemTools (75KB)
*new* VGSJoy 1.6b Debug Version - June 17, 2000 by aldo
I just created a list of answers for Frequent Asked Questions found on some forums. This is not an official FAQ and it's not supported in any way by Connectix.
It's intended only to help users solving some problems.
Related link: FAQs
*updated* VGS AutoMem 1.0b - June 15, 2000 by aldo
This is a special version of VGSjoy that display the status of the joypad buttons and D-Pad.
Use this program to verify if your joypad is working properly.
If the values change when you press the buttons, then VGSJoy should work with your VGS. If you're still having problems with your joypad, send to me by email the different values displayed when you press each button in your joypad and I'll try to find a way to fix it (if possible).
Download: VGSJoy 1.6b Debug Version
*new* tools.psxemu.com - June 15, 2000 by aldo
The features that Connectix forgot to include: VGS AutoMem tool auto-selects the appropiate memory card when you insert a PSX game in your CD-ROM.
Forget having several games mixtured in a single memory card, VGSAutoMem keeps your memory cards clean and organized!
Ideal for keep an inventory of your memory cards. New in this version: Monitors multiple CD-ROMs and fixed a bug related to changing PSX disk with VGS running.
Download: VGS AutoMem 1.0b
This new site is dedicated exclusively to all the tools that I have programmed for helping emulation.
Here you will find all the updates and new releases of my tools. Bookmark it now and enjoy my new site!
Thanks Bobbi and Thorgal for the space :o)
Related link: www.aldostools.org