PCSX2 is a Sony Playstation 2 emulator for PC which has been going for over 10 years. The compatibility rates boast over 80% of all PS2 games as playable and provide an enjoyable experience for reasonably powerful computers, but provides support for lower-end computers for those curious to see their Playstation 2 games working on their PC. This emulator provides means of using controllers to simulate the PlayStation experience and gives you the ability to either run the games straight from the disc or as an ISO image from your hard drive.
The installation process takes a little while to complete, so let the freeware do its job. When this emulator initiates the PCSX2, you can opt for one language out of several, and configure it accordingly. In the first-time configuration window, this emulator has the possibility to select the resolution, renderer, interlacing, aspect ratio, D3D enhancements, texture filtering, gameplay controls, and many, many others (just make sure you thoroughly analyze each section when configuring it to ensure smooth software functioning).
One thing he needs to be mentioned is that in order to use this emulator you want to load the original BIOS of your PlayStation, as it is illegal to use pirated copies in order to play games. This Emulator a genuine BIOS is not detected, the software does not get installed. Once all the settings are correctly set up, you can take a break from your work or studies, and play an older game using the best emulation software, while also benefiting from high speeds (if your computer supports it, of course).
PCSX2 Android Emulator Features
This software can press one button to save the current “State” of your game so if you need to turn it off, you can jump right back to where you were without waiting for the game to load.
Unlimited Memory Cards
This software can save as many memory cards as you like, you are no longer limited to the single physical cards as you would be on the real machine. Even better, you can have anything from 8mb to 64mb cards.
Higher Definition Graphics
With this emulator, you have the ability to play your games in 1080p, or even 4K HD if you want to use this software you have plugin the graphics plugin GSDX gives you the opportunity to simulate the real experience or make your game look like a PlayStation 3 HD re-release. Only things in this software you require other than the emulator tool and a game is your PlayStation 2 BIOS, which can be extracted from your console.
Vastly improved the Linux interface.
This emulator cooperates with the operating system as a whole. wxWidgets provides dozens of very useful cross-platform tools that are much more well-suited to Linux functionality than the current PCSX2 codebase. The new interface will have a smarter plugin loader, and multilingual support as well. It will also be easier to install and run as a user other than root.
Windows XP/Vista Themed appearances will finally work
Until now, this emulator used the old Win95 ASCII-based Common Controls libraries, and this forced Windows to disable themes support when rendering the user interface. Buttons were plain and unshaded, and dialog boxes such as the File and Folder pickers were small, ugly, and lacking in features. All of this will be fixed in the next release.
More complete internationalization support.
This software will be easier to make and maintain, and shouldn’t become broken or obsolete from program updates, which was a persistent problem in the older user interface design. In addition, this emulator will be fully Unicode compliant on both Windows and Linux platforms, which should help resolve various oddball problems the emulator may have encountered on non-English operating systems.
A more responsive multithreaded interface which will remain fully accessible
The new interface will run on its own thread separate from the emulator’s EE/MTGS threads, allowing it to remain open and accessible in the background, without the need to shut down the GS window. This should improve the stability of “pausing” emulation, and also opens the door for expanding on interface integration; such as binding popup menus, toolbars, status bars, or other useful things to the GS window.
If a game deadlocks the system, the interface will usually remain responsive even as the rest of the emulator freezes up (which might not be much of a feature for end-users, but is quite handy for us developers).
Pros and Cons
|Emulates PS2 games with remarkable accuracy.||The setup process can be complicated.|
|This software can toggle between Windows and Emulator.||Crashes when dealing with complex graphics|
|Graphics Processing Unit||GPU that supports Pixel Shaders 2.0|
|External Memory||PS2 ROM is required|
|Processor||CPU that supports SSE2 (Pentium 4 and up, Athlon 64 and up)|
|Internal Memory||512 MB RAM is required|
|Title||PCSX2 1.5.0 for Windows|
|File Size||2.9 MB|
|Requirements||Windows 10, Windows 7 64-Bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2008 64-bit, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 9x, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 2012, Windows 2008, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit|
|Available Languages||English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese|
|Date added||Monday, January 11th, 2016|
|Author||PCSX2 Team LTD https://www.pcsx2.net|