I'm getting random fps drops Usually at 59-60fps but can drop to 55, Usually wouldn't care but it's a cunt to try and play rhythm games.
Alright, let me lend my advice, as I recently tweaked PCSX2 quite a bit to get Soul Calibur 3 working well.
First thing you'll want to do is download the lastest dev build. Next, use DX11 rendering, and if you have an i3 or stronger, enable the MTVU speedhack. Then make sure CRC hack level is either on full or aggressive. Then I recommend testing out the speedhack slider, "safe" works well for SC3 but you may want to try "balanced" or higher.
>Get pcsx2 1.3.1 build from october 22nd
>Get Persona 3 FES iso
>Get Japanese BIOS file
>Install shit and set preferences
>everything works almost flawlessly except the shadows being fucked up a little
>Play for about 40 hours
>A week ago Persona 3 started to run slowly
>the fps is still the same 60 and at 100% emulation speed at all times
>but the characters now run slower except it looks more natural for the game now since before characters were running like crazy though everything ran at 100% speed
Could it be because my HDD where the iso and emulator are stored is fucked up by time and over excessive use including heavy torrent downloads/uploads?
I've tried setting up the speedhack and normal instead of safe but it didn't change much.
I don't even know how to google this.
You might have accidently pressed a speed hotkey, I remember pressing one that gave slowmo and being confused.
Anyway, if you're already using the latest dev build, the only thing I can recommend is following the advice of the earlier posts. Also, I believe enabling "WildArmsOffset" and "Align Sprite" would both be helpful for Persona. You'll find them in graphics settings under HW hacks.