Difference between revisions of "PCSX2"

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{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|March 23, 2002}}
 
{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|March 23, 2002}}
{{Infobox game/row/date|Linux|March 23, 2002}}
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{{Infobox game/row/date|OS X|December 30, 2009|ref=<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://pcsx2.net/download/releases/mac/category/4-mac.html|title=Mac releases - PCSX2 downloads|date=2021-06-12}}</ref>}}
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{{Infobox game/row/date|Linux|April 14, 2002|ref=<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://pcsx2.net/download/releases/linux/category/18-pcsx2-v0-031.html|title=Linux releases - PCSX2 downloads archive|date=2021-06-12}}</ref>}}
 
|wikipedia    = PCSX2
 
|wikipedia    = PCSX2
 
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{{ii}} Requires a PS2 BIOS that can be ripped from the console.
 
{{ii}} Requires a PS2 BIOS that can be ripped from the console.
 
{{++}} Over 97% of PS2 games are considered playable.<ref>[https://pcsx2.net/compatibility-list.html PCSX2 Compatibility List]</ref>
 
{{++}} Over 97% of PS2 games are considered playable.<ref>[https://pcsx2.net/compatibility-list.html PCSX2 Compatibility List]</ref>
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{{--}} Many games have bugs or glitches that require certain settings to fix. Check the compatibility list for more information.
  
 
'''General information'''
 
'''General information'''
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===API===
 
===API===
 
{{API
 
{{API
|direct3d versions      =  
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|direct3d versions      = 10, 11
 
|direct3d notes        =  
 
|direct3d notes        =  
 
|directdraw versions    =  
 
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|wing                  =  
 
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|wing notes            =  
 
|wing notes            =  
|opengl versions        =  
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|opengl versions        = 3.0+
 
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|glide versions        =  
 
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|shader model versions  =  
 
|shader model versions  =  
 
|shader model notes    =  
 
|shader model notes    =  
|windows 32-bit exe    = unknown
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|windows 32-bit exe    = true
|windows 64-bit exe    = unknown
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|windows 64-bit exe    = true
 
|windows arm app        = unknown
 
|windows arm app        = unknown
 
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|macos app notes        =  
 
|macos app notes        =  
 
|linux powerpc app      =  
 
|linux powerpc app      =  
|linux 32-bit executable= unknown
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|linux 32-bit executable= true
|linux 64-bit executable= unknown
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|linux 64-bit executable= true
 
|linux arm app          = unknown
 
|linux arm app          = unknown
 
|linux executable notes =  
 
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|OSfamily = Windows
 
|OSfamily = Windows
  
|minOS    = Windows 8.1 or newer (32 or 64 bit)
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|minOS    = 7
|minCPU  =  
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|minCPU  = Dual Core with four threads
 
|minCPU2  =  
 
|minCPU2  =  
 
|minRAM  = 4 GB
 
|minRAM  = 4 GB
 
|minHD    =  
 
|minHD    =  
|minGPU  = GeForce GTX 750
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|minGPU  = Nvidia GeForce GTX 750
|minVRAM  = 1 GB
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|minVRAM  = 2 GB
 
|minDX    = 10
 
|minDX    = 10
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|minOGL  = 3.0
 
|minaudio =  
 
|minaudio =  
  
|recOS    = Windows 10 (64 bit)
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|recOS    = 10 64-bit
|recCPU  =  
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|recCPU  = Quad Core
 
|recCPU2  =  
 
|recCPU2  =  
 
|recRAM  = 8 GB
 
|recRAM  = 8 GB
 
|recHD    =  
 
|recHD    =  
|recGPU  = GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
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|recGPU  = Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
 
|recVRAM  = 4 GB
 
|recVRAM  = 4 GB
 
|recDX    = 11
 
|recDX    = 11
|notes    =  
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|recOGL  = 4.5
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|recother = CPU supporting AVX2.
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|notes    = {{ii}} System requirements vary depending on the game. Some are vastly more demanding than others, such as those that require mip-mapping enabled.
 
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{{ii}} System requirements vary depending on the game. Some are vastly more demanding than others, such as those that require mip-mapping enabled.
 
{{--}} Many games have bugs or glitches that require certain settings to fix. Check the compatibility list for more information.
 
  
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{{System requirements
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|OSfamily = OS X
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|minOS    = 10.5 (Leopard)
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|minCPU  = Dual Core with four threads
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|minRAM  = 4 GB
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|minHD    =
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|minGPU  = Nvidia GeForce GTX 750
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|minVRAM  = 2 GB
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|minOGL  = 3.0
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|recOS    = 10.7 (Lion)
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|recCPU  = Quad Core
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|recRAM  = 8 GB
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|recHD    =
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|recGPU  = Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
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|recVRAM  = 4 GB
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|recOGL  = 4.5
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|recother = CPU supporting AVX2.
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|notes    = {{ii}} System requirements vary depending on the game. Some are vastly more demanding than others, such as those that require mip-mapping enabled.
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{{System requirements
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|OSfamily = Linux
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|minOS    = Ubuntu 18.04
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|minCPU  = Dual Core with four threads
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|minRAM  = 4 GB
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|minHD    =
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|minGPU  = Nvidia GeForce GTX 750
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|minVRAM  = 2 GB
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|minOGL  = 3.0
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|recOS    = Ubuntu 19.04 64-bit
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|recCPU  = Quad Core
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|recRAM  = 8 GB
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|recHD    =
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|recGPU  = Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
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|recVRAM  = 4 GB
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|recOGL  = 4.5
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|recother = CPU supporting AVX2.
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|notes    = {{ii}} System requirements vary depending on the game. Some are vastly more demanding than others, such as those that require mip-mapping enabled.
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{{References}}
 
{{References}}

Revision as of 23:03, 12 June 2021

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This article is about the emulation of a console or deprecated PC platform on Windows, macOS (OS X), or Linux.
PCSX2
PCSX2 cover
Developers
PCSX2 Team
Release dates
Windows March 23, 2002
macOS (OS X) December 30, 2009[1]
Linux April 14, 2002[2]
PCSX2 on Wikipedia

Key points

Uses high-level emulation.
Open-source and is still actively developed.[3]
Requires a PS2 BIOS that can be ripped from the console.
Over 97% of PS2 games are considered playable.[4]
Many games have bugs or glitches that require certain settings to fix. Check the compatibility list for more information.

General information

PCSX2 Website
PCSX2 Compatibility List
Source code (GitHub)

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Windows
Linux
PCSX2 Nightly Builds (Windows)
Nightly builds are highly recommended, as they have more features and bugfixes than the stable releases.
PCSX2 Daily Launchpad (Linux)
No Auto Updater. Check fix below.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows

Save game data location

System Location
Windows


Video

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
2D
The Emulator can be played with the VR Driver vorpx.
Note:PCSX2 is not listed on the official vorpx game list but has a profile on the factory profile list. 3D is not confirmed yet.You may follow the discussion in the vorpx forum on how this is developing.

Issues fixed

No Auto Updater

Use Simple PCSX2 Updater[5]


Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 11
OpenGL 3.0+
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux


System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Dual Core with four threads
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750
2 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.0 compatible
DirectX 10 compatible
Other
System requirements vary depending on the game. Some are vastly more demanding than others, such as those that require mip-mapping enabled.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor (CPU) Dual Core with four threads
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750
2 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.0 compatible
Other
System requirements vary depending on the game. Some are vastly more demanding than others, such as those that require mip-mapping enabled.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 18.04
Processor (CPU) Dual Core with four threads
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750
2 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.0 compatible
Other
System requirements vary depending on the game. Some are vastly more demanding than others, such as those that require mip-mapping enabled.

References

  1. Mac releases - PCSX2 downloads - last accessed on 2021-06-12
  2. Linux releases - PCSX2 downloads archive - last accessed on 2021-06-12
  3. GitHub Commits activity
  4. PCSX2 Compatibility List
  5. Verified by User:Zorklis on June 12, 2021