PCSX2

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PCSX2
PCSX2 cover
Developers
PCSX2 Team
Release dates
Windows March 23, 2002
Linux March 23, 2002
PCSX2 on Wikipedia

Key points

Uses high-level emulation.
Open-source and is still actively developed.[1]
Requires a PS2 BIOS that can be ripped from the console.
Over 97% of PS2 games are considered playable.[2]

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[3]


Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Linux


System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Windows 8.1 or newer (32 or 64 bit)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) GeForce GTX 750
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
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.

References