How to play Panzer Dragoon and NiGHTS in VR!

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This is a quick VR setup guide that will let you play: (note: works for any PS2 game!)

-Sega Ages 2500 Vol 27 Panzer Dragoon [NTSC-J]
-PlayStation 2 [NTSC-J] version of NiGHTS into Dreams.

In VR!

These games can be played in full VR with Oculus and Vive. Along with a program called VorpX and the PlayStation 2 emulator PCSX2 1.4.0.

-Step 1 (Getting VorpX/setup)

First you need to buy and install VorpX: (some info):

"vorpX is a 3D-driver for DirectX9-11 games that is specifically geared towards VR-devices like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Additionally to ‘making games 3D’ it offers various features to tackle many of the issues that arise when playing games on a VR headset that are not designed for it.

vorpX allows you to experience modern DX10/DX11 games like Bioshock: Infinite, various Call of Duty titles, Battlefield 3/4, Fallout 4, GTA V and many others on your VR headset."

Link: https://www.vorpx.com/

Once you’ve installed VorpX go into “Configure VorpX” click on the “general” tab and over to the right make sure “Enable Expert Settings” is checked off.

-Step 2 (Setting up PCSX2)

Download PCSX2 1.4.0. (PlayStation 2 emulator). Once you have it installed. Set it up with these settings:

-Config/emulation settings/go to EE/IOP. In round mode select chop/zero and in clamping mode set to normal.

-Config/emulation settings/go into speedcheck. Set VU Cycle stealing = 2.It should give you 60+ fps mostly all the time. Note: leave EE Cycle rate alone, just leave it at 0 as it can cause problems.

Important: if you encounter graphical glitches during gameplay or during cutscenes, lower VU Cycle stealing back down to 0.

-Config/Video/Plugin Settings. Set the renderer to Direct 3D11 Hardware. Also, try to at least set the graphics to 2X Native (3X for better quality picture, if your computer can handle it). This will take away the blurriness and smooth out the graphics. Which is a must to make the limited 3d settings in VorpX pop!

-Config/Audio/Plugin Settings. Use Linear simple okay sound. And have disable effects processing checked off.

-Lastly, go to Config/Plugin BIOS/Selector, and set the BIOS to Japan.

-Step 3 (Setting up VorpX in-game)

Once you start up the game using Oculus/Vive/PCSX2 and see the game running inside your VR headset, if you press “Delete” you can bring up the VorpX menu and settings. Here are the settings you will need for Panzer Dragoon:

-Game is best viewed in Cinema Mode
-Use Z-normal for 3D
-3d strength, Depth Weighting and Focal Distance set to max.
-Screen aspect ratio should be set to 16:10
-Click on “More Cinema Settings”
-Set screen curvature to 3.00 or max

For NiGHTS, just play around with what works for you. You can also use these settings for any and all PlayStation 2 games to play them in VR. Just make sure to set the BIOS back to your region when playing any non-Japanese game.

Note: If you have Steam and are using an XBox 360 controller make sure you go into the Steam launcher, go to “Big Picture Mode”/Config/Controllers and uncheck all controller options. If anything is checked you will have controller issues.