PS1 games won't launch

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MungoBBQ
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PS1 games won't launch

Postby MungoBBQ » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:40 am

A couple of updates ago, all my PSX games quit launching. Either nothing happens, or I get a black screen and then get thrown back to the menu.
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KingPepper50
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Re: PS1 games won't launch

Postby KingPepper50 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:36 pm

Hi MungoBBQ,

Have you installed the correct Bios for your region of games.

If not, when you start RetroX, and if using the standard user interface, should have 3 lines top left, with RetroX to its right.
Click on those 3 lines, click on settings, then on Device settings, and at the top will be the Bios manager.
Click on that option, and scroll down to Playstation Bios v1, search on Google "Download Playstation Bios scph1001.bin".
Download it, and place on your SDcard or into internal memory, in your download folder, that way it will be easier to find it later.
If its compressed, use an App called "ZArchiver" (Google Play Store - Is free to use), and will extract it for you.
Click on Playstation Bios v1, and tell it where the Bios is located in the download folder, or wherever you placed it.
Then close RetroX down, by pressing on Back button on your device.
Once you restart RetroX hopefully the Playstation Bios v1 will now be ticked, then retry the PS1 emulator again.

Hope that helps my friend. :geek:
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Re: PS1 games won't launch

Postby Ratbag » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:55 pm

I thought retrox automated all that BIOS stuff?
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Re: PS1 games won't launch

Postby KingPepper50 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:11 am

Ratbag wrote:I thought retrox automated all that BIOS stuff?


Hi Mate,
There wouldn't be a Bios manager, if that were the case, my friend.
Its against the law to include Bioses with RetroX, so we have to find them ourselves, easy enough to find. :geek:
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Re: PS1 games won't launch

Postby Ratbag » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:09 am

Well I've never manually downloaded any bios files in retrox, everything's just worked.....
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Re: PS1 games won't launch

Postby amplebbq » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:25 pm

Ratbag you're correct, but so is what KingPepper said. It is illegal to include the bios, so there is a bios manager. ;)
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Re: PS1 games won't launch

Postby fcatrin » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:11 am

There is a known issue with the Nvidia Shield. Sometimes the PSX emulator refuses to start, a reboot fixes it.
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