Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Run Your Playstation 2 Games on Archlinux with PCSX2

If you have a PS2 consoles and games, and want to play your DVD in a PC/Laptop. Now you can use PCSX2. PCSX2 is a Playstation 2 'emulator', a free program that tries to replicate the Playstation 2 console to enable you to play PS2 games on your PC. 

The advantage of PCSX2 over PS2 Consoles:
  • Custom resolutions, up to 4096x4096, Anti Aliasing and Texture filtering to make your old PS2 games look better than their HD remakes!
  • Unlimited memory cards
  • Save states, enabling you to quick save and load practically anywhere in your game
  • Easy cheating using our pnach patching system
  • Use any controller (PS3,Xbox360 etc) that works on Windows, keyboards and mice
  • Increase or decrease the game speed by using the built-in frame-limiter for fast grinding or passing hard spots by slowing them down
  • Ability to record in full HD with the built-in video recorder (F12 using the GSdx plugin)
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Installation on Archlinux:
$sudo pacman -S pcsx2
Smooth / Lag when playing PS2 is depend on your PC/Laptop Specification. The higher speed is the better, the lower maybe only 2D games that capable.

To play PS2 games you need dump bios from PS2 Consoles, you can search how to dump Bios on PS2 Console via youtube.

For the first time you need to configure PCSX2 here's my configuration on Dell Inspiron N4110

Run Your Playstation 2 Games on Archlinux with PCSX2

Configure the PAD before running any games. Then, here's the user interface of PCSX2

Run Your Playstation 2 Games on Archlinux with PCSX2
Well to Play from DVD, in windows you need to download cdvdpeops plugins. But in linux, i still didn't found it. So alternative way, i make backup of PS2 games using Brasero. Then run the game with Linuz iso CDVD. To play with iso of PS2 Backup.

Here's some games that i play with PCSX2.

Run Your Playstation 2 Games on Archlinux with PCSX2

Have fun with PCSX2 in archlinux. ^_^
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