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Yes, it's possible. With this ps2 emulator: http://pcsx2.net/
thanks im curious too, however im like a noob. i downloaded that PCSX2_0.9.6_setup.
so know Mr.Aaron where do i find the gantz game ^^
You got pm'd. I just tried the game, but dont expect any good. It's really creepy and i have low fps(lagg) because my pc is too weak. It was my first time playing a ps2 game on pc, and probably the last one too.
yeah, i figured it would be laggy, or that I would need some kind of a super computer...
anyone else willing to try?
Also, I think you can DL the emulation off of the description of someone's youtube video... (The video of course showing actual gameplay of the game).
I wish they would translate it, or at least come out with a better game... but the odds are less than nothing.
Good luck with this guys.
While a PS2 is pretty low in terms of hardware specifications in the actual console, emulating the real thing is quite the challenge.
The PS2 runs on the Emotion engine created by Sony.
Your PC is attempting to emulate not only the game, but the engine as well.
Emulation is going to be buggy, laggy, and an all-around bad experience.
Look at the way the later models of the PS3 worked; they were merely emulating the PS2 engine and a ton of games didn't work.
Your best solution is to find a copy of the game on eBay, or find a disc image, burn it, and play it on a modded PS2.
If I really need to go through all that trouble just to play a game that many people claim sucks ass, I don't think it's worth it. Thanks for the information. It helps seeing as how I lack skills in technology. x_X
Just watch youtube videos of the gameplay.
It's really boring and bland, unfortunately..
There's no real depth or substance to the game.
Gantz would make a terrific game, but this one I can't recommend to anyone.
I'm lazy, and I was hoping that I could just play some of my old games on my computer, so I tried the emulator. I didn't try the Gantz game, though. I did try God of War, and it lagged a little. But in the analytics stuff at the top of the screen showed like 50-60 fps, and I have a pretty high-end 1 gb video card, so that shouldn't have been the problem. I think I'll just keep hooking the old PS2 back up when I want to play old games. I might try burning a copy of the Gantz game and playing it on my PS2, if I ever get around to it. From the reviews, though, it sounds like it's probably going to just be a waste of time.
One of the reasons that so many people have trouble playing PS2 games on their PC is a lack of system requirements.
The PS2 actually has multicore architecture built inside its CPU.
Now that isn't replicated well on a single core CPU, which is anything pre-2006/2007 for most of you.
You also need a high-end graphics card (GPU).
This might sound ridiculous to some of you, as the PS2 specs themselves are actually really low.
Something to the effect of only 128MB video ram.
Just to benchmark the game from my system, to give you an idea of just how hard it is to run newer games on a PC, here are my specs:
2.2Ghz Intel Dual Core E2200.
4GB 800Mhz DDR2 Ram
Nvidia GeForce 9600GT 1TB GDDR3 Video Card
Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit
I ran a benchmark in PCSX2 and got roughly 16FPS.
That left the game utterly unplayable.
If you really want to play Gantz: The Game, find an ISO, download said ISO, burn it onto a DVD, then play it on a MODDED PS2.
Keep in mind, downloading ISOs of games you do not own is illegal, and I do not condone such behavior. :]
But like GeorgeMarvin said; the game really isn't worth the trouble it takes to make it playable.
Yeah, any sane copyright law would allow people to do what they want with an out-of-print game for an obsolete video game system.
However, even though both the game and system are obsolete, it is illegal to download the game unless you buy the physical disk. I would just buy one on eBay for a couple of bucks, then tell the seller to just send an ISO of it and destroy the original. Otherwise, shipping will probably cost 2 or 3 times as much as the game did, and it'll take a couple of weeks for the post office to deliver it. That way, you have proof that you own the original, even though it no longer exists, so you get the game in minutes, and you're covered legally through the "fair use" clause.
I would like to play it too, just for fun! I wonder that you can change the names of the characters?XD
They should do a new Gantz-video game, but this time with a good story, some character development during the game, different endings and storyline(depends which characters you play and what you do) and closer to the manga!
I would like to have a 2D one for the Gameboy DS!:3