*updated* VGS Video Patch XP 1.4 - July 23, 2006 by aldo
*tip* Hit F7 in ePXSe - September 24, 2003 by aldo
This multi-patch for the Playstation emulator Connectix VGS, enables the emulator to play games at resolutions of 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x800, 1280x1024 and 1600x1200
, maintaining the game graphics at 640x480 (resulting in a visually less pixelated graphics). The games can play also in high resolution at full screen with certain impact in performance.
The video patch provides other useful patches like: daNIL's fix that makes VGS playable on Pentium 4 and SaPu's fix that makes VGS playable under Windows 2000 and XP. Other available patches include: Final Fantasy 9 fix and ModChip patch to allow the use of CD-R backups.
Download: CVGS Video Patch XP 1.4
*updated* GAMES.TXT 1.42 for VGS - September 10, 2003 by aldo
The 'F7' key is magical!! It fixes certain PSX games with compatibility problems in ePSXe. The trick works with some games like: Arc The Lad 3, Micromaniacs, Chrono Cross and others.
*tip* Gran Turismo 2 on ePSXe 1.5.2 - October 20, 2002 by aldo
New in this version: Evil Dead Hail to the King Disc 1 USA, Alone In The Dark 4 The New Nightmare Disc 2 USA
(both games fixed by Marlon Espinoza).
GAMES.TXT fixes many other games in VGS 1.41 Mac and Windows: Vagrant Story, Legend of Mana, Final Fantasy 9, Resident Evil 2 & 3, Digimon World 3, Megaman Legends 2, Men in Black and many more
. Some games may require the use of PSytek's FF9 fix5
or VGS Patch Limited Edition by 501xx
. GAMES.TXT should be in the same directory of Connectix VGS.EXE (or in the temp directory where tnkXfs.dat is stored).
Download: GAMES.TXT Patch 1.42 for VGS 1.41
Related Link: G-Maker and VGS Generic Patcher
*updated* VGS on XP/2000!!! - July 24, 2002 by aldo
Gran Turismo 2 is playable in older versions of ePSXe, but to make it playable on ePSXe 1.5.2 you should press the number "2" on your keyboard when the game appears to lock..it forces ePSXe to reaccess the CD.
PPF Patches for ePSXe - March 17, 2002 by aldo
Patch for VGS 1.41 on P4 - January 20, 2002 by aldo
*Moved this old news here*
*tip* Harry Potter in VGS - January 7, 2002 by aldo
. This patch makes VGS 1.41 Full playable on a Pentium 4. New in this version: Included the older versions of the patch, for people with problems with the latest version.
All credits are for daNIL
(the cool co-programmer of [pec]
) who made VGS 1.41 playable on a Pentium 4
IMPORTANT: It should be VGS 1.41 in English
(without any patch, only with Morlac's patch
). You have always to run VGS through this patch, because if you run "Connectix VGS.exe" it will overwrite thkxfs.dat file with old values
Remember this patch is still experimental and may not work on all P4.
Download: VGS 1.41 Fix for Pentium 4
Download: VGS 1.41 Demo
(481KB) *works in P4*
*tip* Grandia in ePSXe - November 29, 2001 by aldo
found a solution to play Harry Potter (SLUS_014.15) with CVGS 1.41:
1. Play "Harry Potter" with ePSXe. (read 3 posts below for additional info)
2. If you find a place to save, then you can save the game.
3. After quiting from ePSXe, use Memory Card Manager
4. Save the ePSXe saved game as a CVGS memory card (xxx.mem).
5. Run CVGS, change CVGS "player 1's memory card" with your "xxx.mem"
6. Load and play the game
: Use this memory save
, if you want to skip steps 1-4. Thanks Eko -mr.niceguy- for the file.
Note: sometimes you can't hear the "sound effect" (but you still can hear the "music") maybe because of some IRQ problems (???)
*tip* Harry Potter in ePSXe - November 26, 2001 by aldo
sends a nice tip for Grandia in ePSXe: "use epsxe 1.2.0 instead (because it will hang(get blank screen) during the Twin Towers scenario if you use epsxe 1.4.0. You must activate sio irq enabled (or by pressing F4) to save to memcard."
Try the same with Persona 2.
*tip* Misc general tips using ePSXe - November 26, 2001 by aldo
You can go further with "Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone" in ePSXe making a save state just before the point of crash, then set Force PAL
and load the savestate (this trick also worked in Road Rash 3D NTSC).
This game has hard SPU irq problems, you should use internal ePSXe SPU core and SPU IRQ hack ON
. Thanks Calb
for the tip.
*update* Fix Harry Potter using command line "-nosound -forcespu
*tip* Micromaniacs & Chrono Cross without hit F7 in ePXSe - November 25, 2001 by aldo
Memory card problems in ePSXe? Press F4 before save, it enable/disable SIO irq which solves many problems related to save. Don't save yet? Use save state. The game hangs? A few games may work better on older version of ePSXe, but always try the latest version first.
*tip* Thousands Arms Fix for ePXSe - November 19, 2001 by aldo
You can get Micromaniacs working in ePSXe using the command line parameters: -cdtiming -cdinc
. You can also use -cdinc
param to fix the problems in Chrono Cross without need to hit the F7 key, and with luck it will fix other games.
for the fix. For additional info on command line settings check ePSXe FAQ
*tip* Metal Gear Solid in ePSXe - November 10, 2001 by aldo
If you want to go further in Thousand Arms with ePSXe
, you need to use Eternal SPU 1.1 plugin with Sio-irq option enabled
and apply the cheat code (for the US version): 10023458 0
or use ePSXe.exe -loadcheat thousand_arms_ntsc.cht
for the fix and badaro for the cheat file.
*tip* Front Mission 3, Legend of Legaia, Smackdown! 2 in ePSXe - November 2, 2001 by aldo
recomends better settings for MGS: Use Pete GPUs and activate 'PC fps calculation' in Special Game Fixes. Use Eternal SPU Plugin 1.1 and activate 'SPU IRQ-Wait CPU action'
Related Link: Shin's MGS sounds article
*new* Konemu patch 1.10 - August 6, 2001 by aldo
sent some tips that helped him with FM3 and LoL with ePSXe 1.4: "Just make sure you check the enable accurate cd timing (fm3,Legaia)
and one other thing... for better performance i recommend spu eternal 1.0 or spu iori 1.48 and that you activate PC fps calculation in Special Game Fixes on Pete's GPU plugin because if you don't activate this, Front Mission 3 is likely to be very slow!
and i also tried Smackdown! 2 with this pc fps calculation and it works fine in the game off course (correct speed), but still
has a little bug on the movie and music(sound)
". I hope this it helps people having problems with these games.
sent moree tips: In order to play WWF Smackdown! 2 a lot faster, i strongly recommended that you use epsxe 1.2.0 instead..
*new* Final Fantasy 9 Patches Page - August 5, 2001 by aldo
Well this is an old hack to VGS, but as the file is not longer available at the author's site I reuploaded it again. This patch changes the skin, rearranges the menu, includes the FF9 fix and changes the video to 800x600.
Download: Konemu Patch for VGS
Related Link: VGS Modchip Patches
- Required to apply the Konemu patch
TIP: Show key Item Menu in Chrono Cross using VGS 1.41 - July 13, 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
More on Valkyrie Profile - July 13, 2001 by aldo
*updated* G-Maker - April 19, 2001 by aldo
*new* DecDave's Parasite Eve 2 JAP Patch - April 17, 2001 by aldo
G-Maker is an editor of games.txt files for people trying to fix games on VGS, not already fixed in the latest games.txt v1.42
. For more info on what is the games.txt
and how to use it, scroll down.
*tip* How to play Harvest Moon on VGS/ePSXe? - March 12, 2001 by aldo
*new* VGS Patch Limited Edition by 501xx - February 26, 2001 by aldo
posted a solution in Aldo's Tools forum
delete all *.txt and system.cnf then rename SLUS???.?? to Psx.exe. Burn to cd-r & play.
posted another solution that don't require a CD-R, and works with ePSXe
Copy the slusxxxxxx to your hardisk and rename it using psx.exe, open your epsxecutor create a new configuration, enter c:\psx.exe (the hardisk is c) on the command line. The harvest moon cd must be in your cd rom. Well enjoy !!!
Mac Patches for VGS - January 6, 2001 by aldo
This pack includes VGS Patch LE2 released by 501xx, which fixes corrupted saves in FF9 and has a neat PSX skin and GAMES.TXT v1.36
which makes some games work including Final Fantasy 9 (USA/PAL), Valkyrie Profile, Persona 2, Brave Fencer Musashiden and more. Read the included readme.txt to learn how to install.
Download: VGS Patch Limited Edition 2 by 501xx
Games Fixed by Psytek's Patch - December 16, 2000 by aldo
*new* Shin's KLUG Resource - December 16, 2000 by aldo
In addition FF9, other games that the patch seems to fix are: Blade, FF7, FF8, NBA Live 99, Wild Arms 2 (Fix3), Wild Arms PAL and Smack Down 2 (?). You'll have to confirm it by yourself as it doesn't work for all users.
Download: PSytek's FF9 Fix 5 (based on DecDave)
*updated* Shin's Utility Page - December 16, 2000 by aldo
has created a cool list of codes for use with VGS Generic Patcher
that will help enabling some games that do not work by default in VGS. The numbers in blue are the codes that you need to change from the 14 internal settings.
Related Link: Shin's KLUG Resource
Tales of Eternia JAP on VGS - December 14, 2000 by aldo
has updated his utility patch with many 501xx and a very good english description of the patches. In addition you will find many Registry Patches for the layout of popular gamepads.
Related Link: Shin's Utility Page
Valkyrie Profile USA on VGS - December 14, 2000 by aldo
's PAR Code will enable you to load the Tales of Eternia JAP and other games.
E01CA2F0 0000 301CA2F0 0001
E01CA408 0000 301CA408 0001
E01CA520 0000 301CA520 0001
E01CA638 0000 301CA638 0001
E01CA750 0000 301CA750 0001
E01CA868 0000 301CA868 0001
E01CA980 0000 301CA980 0001
E01CAA98 0000 301CAA98 0001
E01CABB0 0000 301CABB0 0001
E01CACC8 0000 301CACC8 0001
E01CADE0 0000 301CADE0 0001
E01CAEF8 0000 301CAEF8 0001
E01CB010 0000 301CB010 0001
E01CB128 0000 301CB128 0001
E01CB240 0000 301CB240 0001
501xx's Patches - December 13, 2000 by aldo
501xx have created a patch for make Valkyrie Profile USA works with VGS.
If you are in the world map and you want to go to the menu and return to the world map, VGS will crash. But that isn't a big
problem since you can save when you are in the world map. Thanks 501xx and elseno.
GameShark/PEC Codes for VP USA:
(Add with PECEdit
Make the whole map black: you only see the towns/dungeons
Make the map half black: you will see the map quite good
Tip from fei
: Switch to bleem! before going to world map and switch back to VGS when in the dungeon.. Use this code to save anywhere..
301F6274 0011 (using [pec] and PecEdit)... Click here for more on this tip...
Download: Valkyrie Profile USA Patch
*updated* PSytek's FF9 Fix 5 - December 9, 2000 by aldo
Patch VGS with GAMES.TXT? - December 6, 2000 by aldo
Smackdown 2 playable? - December 4, 2000 by aldo
I just received this email from Steve Bradley with a really cool info:
Hey I was hacking through the tnkfs.dat file as well and found a filename
Turns out, if you leave a file with all those default settings, called
games.txt in the directory of VGS this works!!! I played around with the
Final Fantasy 7 settings to make sure, and watched all the polygons
disappear, so I figure we can just grow the file!
I grabbed all the text from the location and pasted it into this file, as
well as added more FF7 codes (that's how I tested it). I don't have FF9,
but figure you can make sure it works, right?
Download: games.txt for patch VGS
I just received this email from Margaret Haney:
"just emailing u to say that previously when u try to play smackdown 2 on the psx with vgs the menus are unviewable and not displayed, but if u apply the two ff9 fixes with
vgs patch 7 this resolves the menu error making it viewable therefore making the game fully playable"
You're free to comment this in the forum :o) Thanks Margaret Haney for the tip. NOTE: Use Smackdown 2 SLUS-01234