PCSX2 the real Playstation 2 Emulator

PCSX2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator for Windows and Linux, started by the same team that brought you PCSX (a Sony PlayStation 1 emulator)

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 a little over four 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 go in game, such as the ‘famous’ Final Fantasy X or Devil May Cry 3.

Final Fantasy 10Since i’ve been getting some visitors who’s searching for a freeware PS2 emulator, i’m going to post the one and only REAL PS2 Emulator that’s under heavy development and available on the internet as freeware / open source unlike others which is fake (trojan, worms, spyware, adware, etc). And this emulator name is PCSX2.

This open source project at first can only play homebrew / homemade games not a commercial games but now most of commercial games like Final Fantasy, Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi, etc can be played on this emulator, although you’ll need a really POWERFULL Machine (computer) to play games in desirable frame rate.

Dragon Ball TenkaichiBtw with my current computer setup, i wasnt able to play ps2 games at desirable frame rate / at very low frame rate, and my computer setup is like this :

  • Athlon XP (Barton) 2600+ Processor
  • ASUS V8460 Ultra Deluxe – Nvidia GeForce 4 TI 4600
  • 1 GB PC3200 DDR – 2 x 512 MB (Dual DDR Activated)

That’s the most important part of your computer if you want a desirable frame rate (30++ FPS) to play ps2 games normally

But to play a ps2 games you’ll need to have a PS2 BIOS first, just search for it. But remember its illegal to download a ps2 bios if you don’t own a real ps2 :P … and if you need some help on how to configure pcsx2, you can read my posts on how to use pcsx2 the playstation 2 emulator

That’s all about it … enjoy it ;)

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114 comments on “PCSX2 the real Playstation 2 Emulator

  1. What is your current pcsx2 configuration ? and have you tried using the non SSE2 plugin because your current processor doesnt support SSE2 intruction :-)

  2. Plz help i have a problem with pcsx2 i start it up and i press run cd and when it tries to start the game emulator shuts down and it works in file called pcsx2t but when i press run cd/dvd there the screen is blank If u know how to help plz MY COMPUTER

    AMD Athlon tm XP 1800+ 1.54GHz 512MB of Ram
    Ati Radeon 9600 Pro atlantis 128Mb
    DVD rom
    80GB hard disk

    Thank you

  3. I tried to find the bios’s all over the internet but i could’nt find it.

    Could u please send me all the bios’s needed for the emulator (PCSX2). Please send as fast as possible.

    I really appreciate u for ur co-operation and ur help to everyone on this site.

    Best Regards,
    Aben

  4. Hi,
    I have install the pcsx2 into my computer but it can’t be working correctly, it’s needed BIOS. where I can to download the BIOS.

    Thank’s

  5. Bosnia ? wow you came from faraway place :D .. lol .. btw here in indonesia .. well .. i think the situation it self is just normal except for the economy and internet price which is really expensive :P ..

    for example, if you’re interested on buying a new ps3 from a retail store / game store here, it’ll cost you for about $ 1.263 US .. lol …

    As for about computer well although i prefer software rather than hardware but i know some of it :D (unless you’re talking about expensive computer parts) … hehehe

  6. Yeah you can say that hehe people are rich in this country, things are cooming very fast too. But am not Nowegian, am from Bosnia, and i came herre to gett rich hehe, my country is not that rich not at all. What about you , about Indeonesia how is situation there??

  7. Am going to upgrade my computer on to dual-core thats my hobby to upgrade, i love that, soo you know much about a computers and everything how can you all this ????

  8. aah .. ic .. (wow you’re rich) .. lol ..

    btw if you want to play dragonball series on pcsx2 then i think i’d be best for you to wait into the next pcsx2 release ;) .. because only some games are fully playable at the moment (and of course that is using a really high end computer) :)

  9. I dont need play station 2 i already have play station 3. My play station 2 is resold. I just want to play some games not all, on play station 2.

  10. hm .. about the pcsx2 requirement, probably you’ll need a high class gpu, dual core preferable, and high amount of ram .. but it’d be best for you to get a real ps2 console because its going to be a lot cheaper (if you’re thinking of getting a new peripheral for your computer dedicated to pcsx2) :)

  11. okey reaper x i wait for real pcsx2 simulator but i takes time. But what if my cpu is not good enough. Maybe the dual-core is recommanded for pcsx2, Play Station 2 is strong machine. And i dont know what is system requirements for pcsx2???

  12. # Alen

    hahaha lol it seems you dont understand what im talking about .. btw im going to explain it again :

    [ Q ] didnt work i dont belive that guy who played budokai 3 it was not that media must be something else, try self that virtual dub

    [ A ] There’s various video editing program, but basically all you have to do is just record your pcsx2 game into avi format and adjust the framerate so it looks like the pcsx2 can play your game normally

    [ Q ] i dont understand this he can play but i can not fps is only 19FPS my cpu AMD3700+ is better than pentinum 4 3GHz my AMD is like 3.7GHz in Pentinum 4 shit i hate this. THIS IS MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    [ A ] Look at his youtube video carefully especially the FPS at the top left .. and you’ll see that actually he run budokai below 20FPS and your fps are much better than him

    [ Q ] something is wrong and i dont what

    [ A ] yeah .. its a fake, although he does play budokai but he’s playing it in low frame rate while in game .. well basically it just like you were playing video files at 2X speed ;)

    Dont worry about it .. beecause no one can play Dragon ball above 20FPS yet as for now :D

  13. i dont understand this he can play but i can not fps is only 19FPS my cpu AMD3700+ is better than pentinum 4 3GHz my AMD is like 3.7GHz in Pentinum 4 shit i hate this. THIS IS MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. didnt work i dont belive that guy who played budokai 3 it was not that media must be something else, try self that virtual dub

  15. you can press CTRL+R or choose Video -> Frame Rate at the toolbar .. and enter your desired video frame rate .. that’s it :)

  16. okey i think i found my problem i have only one question how to record to get better fps and what should i use to record ??????

    Well .. from ZeroGS Graphics plugin there’s a record to AVI option and you can use it to record everything :)

    and for the next step, just download various video editing program, such as Virtual Dub .. and increase the frame rate of the video file .. and you’re done :D

    but it was a fake framerate, the actual in game frame rate is still below average .. and that’s why he said that media files are faster than pcsx2 framerate :)

  17. okey i think i found my problem i have only one question how to record to get better fps and what should i use to record ??????

  18. and if you look at the framerate (in game) carefully you’ll see that he / she actually play below 20 FPS … but thanks to video editing tool such as VDub, etc .. he can manipulate the recorded framerate

    but i still dont understand what is that thing video editing program how to use that and whats that doing.