Playstation 2 Emulator

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  • Version: 1.30.50
  • Publisher: www.pcsx2.net
  • File Size: 12.79 MB
  • Date: May 12, 2010
  • License: Freeware
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Playstation 2 Emulator is a PlayStation 2 emulator for Windows and Linux, started by the same team that brought you PCSX (a Sony PlayStation 1 emulator).

Playstation 2 Emulator contains all Plugins and all BIOS From Click-2U Modders. It's a good idea too play ps2 games on pc.

The PCSX2 project attempts to allow PS2 code to be executed on your computer, thus meaning you can put a PS2 DVD or CD into your computers drive, and boot it up!

The project has been running for almost seven years now, and since it's initial release has grown in compatibility. From initially just being able to run a few public domain demos, it's current state enables many games to boot and actually be perfectly playable, such as the 'famous' Final Fantasy X or Devil May Cry 3.

PS2 Emulation is a complex task, far worse than emulating a console from the previous generation (PlayStation1, N64, Saturn), simply due to the CPU power required to get 'playable' speeds from a PS2 game under emulation. Whilst speed can be improved via various 'recompilers' (eeREC and vuREC, Emotion Engine recompiler and Vector Unit CPU recompiler respectively), you will still need the latest and most powerful machine you can get your hands on to get close to full FPS (50 PAL - 60 NTSC).

The Playstation 2 Emulator project is Open Source (GPL) and keeps an active SVN (SubVersion) repository. We encourage genuine attempts to improve the code, in terms of compatibility, new features, optimization, and encourage plugin authors to write graphics, sound, cdvd, controller plugins.

Playstation 2 Emulator was initially started by shadow, linuzappz and saqib, but since then more coders have joined the team, bringing their unique expertise with them.

Playstation 2 Emulator (PCSX2) configuration guide:
1) Download the new PCSX2 v0.9.6 from SoftSea
2) Open the archive and extract its contents into a folder (eg C:\PCSX2)
3) Run pcsx2.exe which is in the folder you extracted the files.

Configuring Playstation 2 Emulator (PCSX2)
What version of pixel shaders and DirectX does your graphics card support?
For the time being you will be able to use the ZeroGS v0.97.1 plugin ,which is a new DirectX 9 graphics plugin that requires a graphics card that supports pixel shaders 2 to work.
GSdx at v0.1.14 ,is a DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 plugin by Gabest which recently got greatly improved in both speed and image quality. Requires pixel shaders 2 and SSE2 to work and Vista/Windows 7 with a DirectX 10 compliant graphics card for the DirectX10 mode. Both plugins have been included in our PCSX2 0.9.6 release packs

Sound:
1. SPU2-X: The latest and best sound plugin at the time of writing this. It was first based on Gigaherz's SPU2 and later modified by Jake Stine (Air) of the PCSX2 team. This is the only SPU2 plugin that supports effects processing (like reverb) and Dolby if your sound card properly decodes dolby prologic
2. ZeroSPU2: This is an SPU2 plugin developed by zerofrog.
3. PeopsSPU2: PEOPS SPU2 is a solid SPU2 plugin which has been quite improved lately. Some games work with this plugin better while others like ZeroSPU2 more, choose whichever fits your needs. Pete has saved me the time and has included a detailed description of each setting on his plugin in the included readme file, so use that to configure it properly

First Controller/Second Controller: Here you will be able to use 2 plugins, Lilypad v0.9.9 and SSSPSX Pad v1.7.0
Cdvdrom: Here you will be able to select which plugin will be responsible for reading your CDs/DVDs or images. By default, PCSX2 includes Gigaherz's CDVD v0.7.0,Linuz Iso CDVD v0.8.0,CDVDnull v0.6.0 and PEOPS CDVD v1.3.0. Note: Older plugins like CDVDbin or CDVDdraft will NOT work with v0.9.6 since they are outdated

Dev9: Here are the plugins that handle the HDD(hard disk drive) and ethernet emulation. There are 2 plugins included in the release package,Dev9null v0.3.0 yet another Null plugin which is exactly like all the other ones and Dev9 Giga-raziel which partially emulates the PS2 ethernet (HDD emulation not working).
Usb: Here are the plugins that handle USB(Universal Serial Bus) emulation. The release package includes the USB Null v0.4 which is yet another Null plugin and Qemu USB driver v0.1.0 by Gigaherz.

Firewire: Here are the plugins that handle the Firewire port of the PS2.Only the FWnull v0.4.0 is included in the release package. There are no other Firewire plugins available or in development.
FWnull v0.4 is another Null plugin. Press Configure to get a menu with a checkbox where you can check/uncheck "Enable Logging" which will enable/disable firewire logging. As said, it should be used from developers only.

BIOS(Basic Input Output System)
In this drop down menu you will find your bios image, if you have one and have put it in the selected bios folder. Note that the only LEGAL way of obtaining a bios is dumping it from your OWN Playstation 2 console.DO NOT ask where to get the bios in the PCSX2 forum, because it's against the rules. That's because the ps2 BIOS is a copyrighted material of Sony and that makes its' distribution illegal, meaning we could get in trouble if it was found out that we were supplying people illegally with bios files. You can find out if your BIOS image is valid or not by checking if there is a percentage besides it in the BIOS drop down box of the main configuration screen. If it does, your BIOS image is NOT valid. Also if it does not even appear there even after you have selected your right bios directory, it is once again an invalid image.

Attention: It is recommended that you have all files for BIOS newer than the SCPH-10000.bin.You will probably be able to run the bios or games without having them but there may be a chance that these affect compatibility somehow. This includes rom1.bin,rom2.bin,erom.bin and a SCPH-XXXXX.nvm file where XXXXX is the version of your bios(eg SCPH-34004.nvm).This last file can be also created from PCSX2 after you configure your bios(set time zone, language etc) but it's better if you have this file directly ripped from your Playstation 2.Once more DO NOT ASK where to get these files, since they are part of BIOS too.

CPU settings: Next are the CPU which can be found under Config =>Cpu.
Game fixes: As the name implies, these are special game fixes for some games which for some reason emulating them requires something special. Note that the team has no intention of keeping hacks for specific games, these are there temporarily until a proper fix is found so they can be removed.

Speed Hacks: The new version of Playstation 2 Emulator comes with a few hacks which you can use to speed up your games. Be aware that all these hacks lower compatibility, cause bugs, crashes and all kinds of unexpected behaviour so use them with caution. Also note that these affect certain games only, so you might not get any speed up depending on the game.
Advanced configuration: This section has a wide variety of advanced settings for power users who know what they are doing. Do NOT change any of this if you don't know what you are doing. For maximum compatibility, set the EErec Clamp mode to 'Full' and the VUrec Clamp to 'Extra+Preserve Sign'.

The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this game utility software.

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