PCSX2 Issue

So, I’m trying to get PCSX2 to run. Followed all the guides online to the letter. The games I have mostly launch, a few I can hear the music in the background, but all have a blank screen. I put multiple BIOS files in my bios folder, not sure if I should stick to a specific one, but so far, nothing launches properly.

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks.

what video driver are you using? And can you post a log?

I’m using the AMD Graphics driver that comes with the Ryzen 4750G. I went through the log file, this seems to be the main issue but not sure how to resolve it:

Does not have enough samples for monitor refresh rate estimation. Requires to run for at least 4096 frames.

Saw some thread where they suggested switching to vulkan, that just gave me an error that it couldn’t load the content.

Log file:

[INFO] RetroArch 1.9.0 (Git 6388872a54)
[INFO] === Build =======================================
[INFO] CPU Model Name: AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G with Radeon Graphics
[INFO] Capabilities:  MMX MMXEXT SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4 SSE4.2 AES AVX
[INFO] Built: Aug 11 2020
[INFO] Version: 1.9.0
[INFO] Git: 6388872a54
[INFO] =================================================
[INFO] [Environ]: SET_PIXEL_FORMAT: RGB565.
[INFO] [Overrides]: Redirecting save file to "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\saves\.srm".
[INFO] [Overrides]: Redirecting save state to "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\states\.state".
[INFO] Version of libretro API: 1
[INFO] Compiled against API: 1
[INFO] [Audio]: Set audio input rate to: 48000.00 Hz.
[INFO] [Video]: Video @ fullscreen
[INFO] [GL]: Found GL context: wgl
[INFO] [GL]: Detecting screen resolution 1920x1080.
[INFO] [WGL] extensions: WGL_ARB_extensions_string WGL_ARB_pixel_format WGL_ATI_pixel_format_float WGL_ARB_pixel_format_float WGL_ARB_multisample WGL_EXT_swap_control WGL_EXT_swap_control_tear WGL_ARB_pbuffer WGL_ARB_render_texture WGL_ARB_make_current_read WGL
[INFO] [WGL]: Adaptive VSync supported.
[INFO] [WGL]: wglSwapInterval(1)
[INFO] [GL]: Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc., Renderer: AMD Radeon(TM) Graphics.
[INFO] [GL]: Version: 4.6.13596 Compatibility Profile Context 20.10.35.02 27.20.1034.6.
[INFO] [GL]: Using resolution 1920x1080
[INFO] [GL]: Default shader backend found: glsl.
[INFO] [Shader driver]: Using GLSL shader backend.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Checking GLSL shader support ...
[WARN] [GL]: Stock GLSL shaders will be used.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GL]: Using 4 textures.
[INFO] [GL]: Loaded 1 program(s).
[INFO] [XInput]: Found XInput v1.4.
[INFO] [Joypad]: Found joypad driver: "dinput".
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Video]: Found display server: win32
[INFO] [XAudio2]: Requesting 64 ms latency, using 64 ms latency.
[INFO] [Display]: Found display driver: "gl".
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Display]: Found display driver: "gl".
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [MIDI]: Input disabled.
[INFO] [MIDI]: Output disabled.
[INFO] [MIDI]: Initialized "winmm" driver.
[WARN] Input device ID 5 is unknown to this libretro implementation. Using RETRO_DEVICE_JOYPAD.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 6.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 7.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 8.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 9.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 10.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 11.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 12.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 13.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 14.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 15.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 16.
[INFO] [SRAM]: SRAM will not be saved.
[INFO] [Playlist]: Loading history file: [C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\content_history.lpl].
[INFO] [Playlist]: Loading history file: [C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\content_music_history.lpl].
[INFO] [Playlist]: Loading history file: [C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\content_video_history.lpl].
[INFO] [Playlist]: Loading history file: [C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\content_image_history.lpl].
[INFO] [Playlist]: Loading favorites file: [C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\content_favorites.lpl].
[INFO] [GL]: VSync => on
[INFO] [WGL]: wglSwapInterval(1)
[INFO] [GL]: VSync => on
[INFO] [WGL]: wglSwapInterval(1)
[INFO] [CONTENT LOAD]: Updating firmware status for: C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\cores\pcsx2_libretro.dll on C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\system
[INFO] [CORE]: Using content: D:\Retroarch\roms\ps2\Dragon Quest VIII - Journey of the Cursed King (USA).iso.
[INFO] Content ran for a total of: 00 hours, 00 minutes, 00 seconds.
[INFO] [CORE]: Unloading core..
[INFO] [CORE]: Unloading core symbols..
[INFO] [Video]: Does not have enough samples for monitor refresh rate estimation. Requires to run for at least 4096 frames.
[INFO] RetroArch 1.9.0 (Git 6388872a54)
[INFO] [Overrides]: Redirecting save file to "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\saves\Dragon Quest VIII - Journey of the Cursed King (USA).srm".
[INFO] [Overrides]: Redirecting save state to "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\states\Dragon Quest VIII - Journey of the Cursed King (USA).state".
[INFO] === Build =======================================
[INFO] CPU Model Name: AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G with Radeon Graphics
[INFO] Capabilities:  MMX MMXEXT SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4 SSE4.2 AES AVX
[INFO] Built: Aug 11 2020
[INFO] Version: 1.9.0
[INFO] Git: 6388872a54
[INFO] =================================================
[INFO] [CORE]: Loading dynamic libretro core from: "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\cores\pcsx2_libretro.dll"
[INFO] [Overrides]: No core-specific overrides found at C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\config\pcsx2 (alpha)\pcsx2 (alpha).cfg.
[INFO] [Overrides]: No content-dir-specific overrides found at C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\config\pcsx2 (alpha)\ps2.cfg.
[INFO] [Overrides]: No game-specific overrides found at C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\config\pcsx2 (alpha)\Dragon Quest VIII - Journey of the Cursed King (USA).cfg.
[INFO] [Environ]: SET_SUPPORT_NO_GAME: yes.
[INFO] [Remaps]: remap directory: C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\config\remaps
[INFO] [Overrides]: Redirecting save file to "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\saves\Dragon Quest VIII - Journey of the Cursed King (USA).srm".
[INFO] [Overrides]: Redirecting save state to "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\states\Dragon Quest VIII - Journey of the Cursed King (USA).state".
[INFO] [Environ]: SET_PIXEL_FORMAT: XRGB8888.
[INFO] [Environ]: GET_LOG_INTERFACE.
[INFO] [Environ]: SYSTEM_DIRECTORY: "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\system".
[INFO] [Environ]: SYSTEM_DIRECTORY: "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\system".
[INFO] [Environ]: SYSTEM_DIRECTORY: "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\system".
[INFO] [Environ]: SYSTEM_DIRECTORY: "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\system".
[INFO] [Environ]: SET_VARIABLES.
[INFO] [Environ]: SET_DISK_CONTROL_EXT_INTERFACE.
[INFO] [CONTENT LOAD]: Content loading skipped. Implementation will load it on its own.
[INFO] [Environ]: SYSTEM_DIRECTORY: "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\system".
[INFO] [Environ]: GET_RUMBLE_INTERFACE.
[INFO] [Environ]: SET_CONTROLLER_INFO.
[INFO] [Environ]: GET_PREFERRED_HW_RENDER.
[INFO] [Environ]: SET_HW_RENDER.
[INFO] Requesting core OpenGL context (3.3).
[INFO] Version of libretro API: 1
[INFO] Compiled against API: 1
[INFO] [Cheats]: Load game-specific cheatfile: C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\cheats\pcsx2 (alpha)\Dragon Quest VIII - Journey of the Cursed King (USA).cht
[INFO] [Audio]: Set audio input rate to: 48048.00 Hz.
[INFO] [Video]: Video @ fullscreen
[INFO] [Video]: Using HW render, OpenGL driver forced.
[INFO] [Video]: Using configured "gl" driver for GL HW render.
[INFO] [GL]: Found GL context: wgl
[INFO] [GL]: Detecting screen resolution 1920x1080.
[INFO] [WGL] extensions: WGL_ARB_extensions_string WGL_ARB_pixel_format WGL_ATI_pixel_format_float WGL_ARB_pixel_format_float WGL_ARB_multisample WGL_EXT_swap_control WGL_EXT_swap_control_tear WGL_ARB_pbuffer WGL_ARB_render_texture WGL_ARB_make_current_read WGL
[INFO] [WGL]: Adaptive VSync supported.
[INFO] [WGL]: wglSwapInterval(1)
[INFO] [GL]: Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc., Renderer: AMD Radeon(TM) Graphics.
[INFO] [GL]: Version: 4.6.13596 Core Profile Context 20.10.35.02 27.20.1034.6.
[INFO] [GL]: Using Core GL context, setting up VAO...
[INFO] [GL]: Using resolution 1920x1080
[INFO] [GL]: Default shader backend found: glsl.
[INFO] [Shader driver]: Using GLSL shader backend.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Checking GLSL shader support ...
[WARN] [GL]: Stock GLSL shaders will be used.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Using GLSL version 330.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Using GLSL version 330.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Using GLSL version 330.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Using GLSL version 330.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Using GLSL version 330.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Using GLSL version 330.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GL]: Using 1 textures.
[INFO] [GL]: Loaded 1 program(s).
[INFO] [GL]: Initializing HW render (1024 x 1024).
[INFO] [GL]: Max texture size: 16384 px, renderbuffer size: 16384 px.
[INFO] [GL]: Supports FBO (render-to-texture).
[INFO] [Joypad]: Found joypad driver: "dinput".
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Video]: Found display server: win32
[INFO] [XAudio2]: Requesting 64 ms latency, using 64 ms latency.
[INFO] [Display]: Found display driver: "gl".
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [MIDI]: Input disabled.
[INFO] [MIDI]: Output disabled.
[INFO] [MIDI]: Initialized "winmm" driver.
[INFO] Connecting to port 5: DualShock 2 (ID: 1).
[INFO] [Environ]: SET_INPUT_DESCRIPTORS:
[INFO] [Environ]: SET_INPUT_DESCRIPTORS:
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 6.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 7.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 8.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 9.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 10.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 11.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 12.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 13.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 14.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 15.
[INFO] Disconnecting device from port 16.
[INFO] [SRAM]: SRAM will not be saved.
[INFO] [Playlist]: Loading history file: [C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\content_history.lpl].
[INFO] [Playlist]: Loading history file: [C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\content_music_history.lpl].
[INFO] [Playlist]: Loading history file: [C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\content_video_history.lpl].
[INFO] [Playlist]: Loading history file: [C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\content_image_history.lpl].
[INFO] [Playlist]: Loading favorites file: [C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\content_favorites.lpl].
[INFO] [GL]: VSync => on
[INFO] [WGL]: wglSwapInterval(1)
[INFO] [Playlist]: Written to playlist file: C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\content_history.lpl
[INFO] [GL]: VSync => on
[INFO] [WGL]: wglSwapInterval(1)
[INFO] [config] Saved new config to "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\retroarch.cfg".
[INFO] [Cheats]: Save game-specific cheatfile: C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\cheats\pcsx2 (alpha)\Dragon Quest VIII - Journey of the Cursed King (USA).cht
[INFO] Content ran for a total of: 00 hours, 00 minutes, 48 seconds.
[INFO] Saving runtime log file: C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\playlists\logs\PCSX2\Dragon Quest VIII - Journey of the Cursed King (USA).lrtl
[INFO] [CORE]: Unloading game..
[INFO] [CORE]: Unloading core..
[INFO] [CORE]: Unloading core symbols..
[INFO] [Core Options]: Saved core options file to "C:\Users\Lorne\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\config\pcsx2 (alpha)\pcsx2 (alpha).opt"
[INFO] [Video]: Does not have enough samples for monitor refresh rate estimation. Requires to run for at least 4096 frames.
[INFO] [Video]: Does not have enough samples for monitor refresh rate estimation. Requires to run for at least 4096 frames.

That message usually means nothing, try switching to glcore or d11 driver and see if it makes a difference.

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That did it, glcore works great! Thanks so much for the help :slight_smile:

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Hi I’m new here, just finding my way.

I think the PCSX2 core is still in low state at the moment. I’ve got a few games to run, but image quality just hasn’t been there. Cool that the Core is there though. The Best BIOS I’ve found is the Japanese scph10000.bin

For the moment at least the stand-alone PCX2 emulator is the way to go for PS2 emulation.