PS2 patches explained (VF4EVO)

Discussion in 'Console' started by RawrCookie, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. RawrCookie

    RawrCookie Active Member

    Hello , i posted in my statues about my VF4EVO JAP.VER patched and @oneida @ToyDingo asked me to explain but i can't reply to them due the small size and if explained it will not be clear , so i decided to make Thread to explain it deeply.

    first it depends in what platform you use is PC PCSX2 or PS2 but first let explain...

    many PS2 games does not support progressive scan 480p and widescreen 16:9 , many games was 480i means only produce 240 lines per field but 480p progressive scan can produce the full lines and the image quality is better compared to 480i.

    now with ratios the PS2 games was mostly 4:3 Aspect ratio and some was 16:9 but VF4EVO don't support it and now many people have HDTV 16:9 widescreen, 4:3 can be wide in HDTV but it will be stretched and be unnatural and blurry pixelated picture due this,

    there are codes that you can patch and change game performs from 480i to 480p and 4:3 to native 16:9 , these codes can patch the game many ways for PS2 , CODEBREAKER or via MEMORY or edit the codes to ISO before burning it to DVD , PCSX2 can done by HEX editor ,

    after i did 480p patch, No combing and ghosting, but 60 true progressive frames per second The improvement in image quality is huge and you must have component cables to enable 480p progressive scan also i forced it to GSM 1080i to get more cleaner picture signal overall.

    and now i can play VF4EVO in my HDTV with native widescreen 16:9 without stretched picture and clear 480p progressive scan , the 480p codes was only for VF4EVO KOREAN version so i converted the codes to make it work with JAPANESE version , you can do this method with a lot of games like i did with DEATH BY DEGREES , KING OF FIGHTERS 2006 and worked , some games works and some not , but VF4EVO was the harder because converting and make codes correctly.

    i hope this explained and detailed :)

    ok , now if you want to patch you need the codes and know how to code it ,
    first you need VIRTUA FIGHTER 4 EVOLUTION ISO

    for PC ,

    Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution (SLUS-20616)

    initial value (4:3)
    9200013C 2044033C 603D2584 00088344

    changed to (wide)
    9200013C 5544033C 603D2584 00088344

    needs:
    PCSX2
    ISO
    HEX EDITOR
    ISO valus codes version

    bring the ISO and open it with HEX editor press ctrl+f there will search window named "find" showed , you need to search for the 4:3 value and replace it with new 16:9 code after that save it.

    for PS2:

    NTSC-U
    Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution (SLUS-20616)

    MASTER CODE
    90113A2C 0C048A86

    WIDESCREEN 16:9
    20924B9C 3F19999A

    PAL
    Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution (SLES-51616)

    MASTER CODE
    F011392C 0011392F

    WIDESCREEN 16:9
    202fdff4 3c194455
    202fdffc 37395555
    202fe014 44990800
    20217b48 3c024456

    needs:
    ISO
    CODEBRAKER
    CODEBRAKER codes version or ISO valus codes version

    there are two methods ,
    you need to download CODEBRAKER and burn it on DVD or have it in USB in uLaunchELF ,codes are different from PC , CODEBREAKER codes needs first master code to enable 16:9 code , after you have CODEBRAKER in PS2 go to "select cheats" then press ○ to add new game , name it VF4EVO , go to it and press ← , press ○ to make cheat name , press ← to edit the codes you will see 16 zero and need to full it all , need to create master code first after that make another cheat for the 16:9 code. and place the codes , now press x to enable cheats after you finish press start it's going to ask you if you wanna save , obviously press x for yes , now go to start option and get out CODEBRAKER disc and insert VF4EVO disc or for uLaunchELF only VF4EVO disc, the second method is like PC HEX editor but if you did it and burn it maybe the result don't come right and need to do it again , CODEBRAKER method is safer because you can see the result if you like it or not , if you like it save the game normally and all codes will be saved but you can't get back if you save it , if you didn't like the result just get back.


    for example,

    Progressive scan:

    480i
    [​IMG]


    480p patched
    [​IMG]

    Aspect ratio:

    4:3 ratio
    [​IMG]

    16:9 widescreen patched
    [​IMG]

    My VF4EVO JPN.VER 480p and widescreen 16:9 patched

    [​IMG]

    UPDATE1: VIRTUA FIGHTER 4 EVOLUTION NTSC-U AND PAL CODES WITH HOW TO DO IT CORRECTLY.
     

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    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  2. oneida

    oneida Long Arm of the Lau Silver Supporter

    PSN:
    oneida_vf
    XBL:
    oneida1
    is it possible to do this with a NA version of the game?
     
  3. RawrCookie

    RawrCookie Active Member

    Yes you can , if it 480p patch maybe they will be some issues like cause lag or noisy picture , a lot games don't work with 480p patch, but for VF4EVO JAP.VER the only issue was jittering picture because converting was not correctly , the 16:9 widescreen patch mostly work with all games and don't have issues , i did it with NA version for DEATH BY DEGREES and KING OF FIGHTERS 2006 and worked, for safety patch the codes for PS2 in CODEBREAKE so you can cancel if you didn't like it or they didn't' work or need to get 4:3 back , for PCSX2 get ISO backup before doing it because maybe they don't work , ok (y) ?
     
  4. oneida

    oneida Long Arm of the Lau Silver Supporter

    PSN:
    oneida_vf
    XBL:
    oneida1
    thank you Rawr! I look forward to trying this out.
     
  5. YOMI

    YOMI not a legendary game designer

    PSN:
    buttoi-man
    Widescreen patches for PS2 games are usually a crutch since most of the time they don't do anything but just stretch the image instead of actually widening the picture to show more of the game, but this one seems to work OK aside from the stretched HUD elements. I've personally used the more homebrew solution for this stuff since I've got a soft modded PS2 by using GSM to force 480p, which works alright in most games, some don't even start and some are very pixelated, going to HD resolutions makes the picture just awful in all cases.
     
  6. RawrCookie

    RawrCookie Active Member

    but there are two problems with GSM's 480p, the black border issue and the pixelation issue ,

    1.the Black border issue will be enforcing 480p and the results will be horizontally squished image with aspect ratio approx 1:1

    2. Pixelation issue will be enforcing 480p and the results will be losing half the vertical resolution


    the 16:9 will be useless if you use GSM with it because you will not getting the full screen , you will be getting black border due changing GAME aspect ratio , i have the normal VF4EVO and i get blurred picture but VF4EVO patched no need to use GSM , but for me i used to use GSM 1080i just to get more clear picture and because of that i got the Black border issue , it's not issue for me , the important thing that i get 16:9 widescreen shown more objects and clear picture.
     

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