Hi everyone, new here and registered JUST for this topic... But if it's cozy here I might just stay.
Anyway, I have installed the latest drivers. But, I notice some people are wondering what's new with the drivers... Well to be honest, I don't know what to look for since I went from the default Dell page Mini 10 drivers to the new 1012 drivers. Youtube and stuff still seems fine, I guess if that's what people are wondering...?
I haven't tried doing HDMI output since the update though. It's something I rarely do anyway, so if it doesn't work anymore with the new drivers than... whatever.
I've gotten what I can out of the way (feel free to ask me for more details, be specific), here is what I have to ask:
A few pages back people have been saying how they have been getting Project64 working *flawlessly*. Well that's great, but I can't get any of my games running at a smooth frame rate for the life of me. Did I miss a certain plugin somewhere you guys were talking about?
On another note, I've ALMOST gotten my backups on epsxe working, and installing this latest driver really really helped out. But it's still not great. For my video plugin I have P.E.Op.S Soft Driver 1.18, using the Nice settings except changing "Use Frame Skipping" to "Use FPS limit" and switching "FPS limit" to "Auto-detect FPS/Frame skipping". I also make the fullscreen mode the smallest it can, 640 x 480, and I also check the "Use system memory" box.
The best results in sound plugins are, sadly, the default ePSXe SPU core 1.7.0 driver. Why do I say sadly? Because I can't configure the dang thing! Sometimes sounds garble and crunch up with more stuff going on screen. Some of my games, like FF9, run OK with a character running around the map - if I'm ever in a menu then it starts hiccuping and repeating itself, and in fights if someone has some big magical thing going on than it slows down a bit again... But the thing is, when I have sound turned off, FPS is great. :/
In good news, Abe's Exoddus for the PC works great on my Mini! I just got my old CDs, made ISO's out of them, mounted the with Daemon tools, and installed them in full. It worked even before getting the new drivers and finding this thread.
Thanks everyone for all your contributions, looks like I might be buying some games soon!
Using a Dell Mini 10 GMA500 1.33GHz