This guide was written for the latest Dolphin 4.0-xxxx development releases. Since the last stable release of Dolphin, several big issues with this game have been resolved. It is recommended that you use the latest version of the emulator, which can be downloaded here: https://dolphin-emu.org/download/
All custom textures (logos, jerseys, faces) need to be in Dolphin's User\Load\Textures\GNZE69 directory. For example, if you have Dolphin installed into "C:\Games\NBA Street Vol. 2", then your custom textures directory would be "C:\Games\NBA Street Vol. 2\User\Load\Textures\GNZE69".
Custom Save Game
The save game files need to be in Dolphin's User\GC directory. For example, if you have Dolphin installed into "C:\Games\NBA Street Vol. 2", then your save game directory would be "C:\Games\NBA Street Vol. 2\User\GC".
Show FPS: Checked
Before you change any of the graphics settings, enable "Show FPS". If you aren't familiar with this option, it's going to put a frames-per-second counter in the upper left hand corner of the screen. You want this counter to always display "60.0". If you change a setting and notice that it's dipping below that, you'll probably want to roll back the changes you just made, because the game isn't running as fast or as smoothly as it should be, probably because your system can't handle it. After you're finished making changes to the emulator's settings, uncheck the box to show FPS. There's no need to have it on once you have the game running at full speed.
Use Fullscreen: Checked
Unless you like playing the game in a window, I suggest you check the box for "Use Fullscreen".
Hide Mouse Cursor: Checked
If you don't want to see the mouse cursor while you are playing, check the box for "Hide Mouse Cursor", under the General tab. I'm really not sure why this isn't checked by default...
Aspect Ratio: Force 16:9
This game has native support for widescreen displays. In Dolphin, change the Aspect Ratio setting to "Force 16:9". Be sure to change change the in-game settings, listed at the end of this guide.
Enhancements tab, Internal Resolution
OK, on to the eye candy. To make this game look really good, go into the Enhancements tab. The most important setting, and the one that will net you the most graphical gains, is the Internal Resolution. To find the best resolution for you, start at 1x and start a game. If the game plays at 60 FPS, then increase the Internal Resolution. Test that setting and repeat the process until the game doesn't run at 60 FPS. I recommend setting Internal Resolution to the highest value that still results in gameplay consistently at 60 FPS. If you can have the internal resolution higher than your display resolution, go for it. There are benefits to rendering at a resolution higher than your display.
Enhancements tab, Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering
Once you've got your Internal Resolution set, try increasing the Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering. I won't tell you what to set these to because it strictly depends on how powerful your system is. If your system can handle it, max all of these settings out. If it can't, play with the settings until you've found a good combination that results in 60 FPS gameplay.
Another quick tweak is to enable V-Sync, also under the General tab. This will reduce screen tearing, especially when the camera is moving. As long as the game is running at 60 FPS, you'll be fine with this enabled. If you cannot achieve 60 FPS on your system, leave this unchecked.
In-Game Options Menu
In the game settings, change the Widescreen option to ON. This will enable the native widescreen support, and since "Force 16:9" is enabled, the game will be properly displayed in widescreen.
In-Game Pause Menu
Camera Type: Wide
For some reason, this setting is not displayed in the main menu options screen. You have to start a game and pause it to change the camera type. If you have widescreen enabled, you may notice that the camera is a little too close to the court. Change Camera Type to Wide to have a better, more widescreen-friendly view of the action.
Action Replay Cheat Code: Unlock All Rewards
Dolphin supports Action Replay codes. Using two codes, you can quickly unlock everything in the game.
Enable Cheats: Checked
Click the Config button and check the box for "Enable Cheats".
In Dolphin's main menu, right-click NBA Street Vol. 2 and select Properties. Go to the "AR Codes" tab. Click Add, and add each of these two codes:
- Code: Select all
NAME: Master Code (Must be enabled)
CODE: C42A511C 0000FF00
- Code: Select all
NAME: Unlock All Rewards
CODE: 02377AA0 000DFFFF
Check the box next to each code, then click Close to exit the Properties menu. Once you have everything unlocked and saved to your virtual memory card, you can go back to having cheats disabled.
- Updated guide for the latest development releases, which fix many of the problems this game previously had in Dolphin
- Added "custom save game" section
- Updated everything for the newly released Dolphin 4.0
- Removed the "DSP/Audio Menu" section, as DSP LLE is no longer required for fully functional audio in Dolphin 4.0.
- Added the "emulation issues" section
- Added cheat codes section
- Added Custom textures section
- Reworked the "Internal Resolution" section
- Reorganized everything under categories
- Added in-game options section
- Added Camera Type setting
- Changed the Aspect Ratio setting from "Force 16:9" to "Stretch to Window". This is a much more adaptable setting that will look correct on any aspect ratio that you're playing on. Many desktop monitors are 16:10, so you wouldn't want to force 16:9, or any other ratio
- Changed aspect ratio to "Force 16:9" because this game natively supports widescreen displays with a "Widescreen" option in the game settings
- Added note about internal resolution higher than display resolution
- Added "Use Fullscreen"
- Added the version of Dolphin that I'm using (3.5)
- Added note about disabling "Show FPS" when done tweaking