Emulation:PlayStation 2

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PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2 cover
Related controllers
DualShock 2
Predecessor
PlayStation
Successor
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 2 on Wikipedia

Key points

Be wary of games that use the DualShock 2's pressure-sensitive buttons, such as the Metal Gear Solid games. You can either use a real DualShock 2 with an adapter or a DualShock 3 if you want real pressure-sensitive buttons.

General information

PlayStation 2 at Emulation General Wiki

Emulators[edit]

PCSX2[edit]

Key points

Uses high-level emulation.
Open-source and is still actively developed.
Requires a PS2 BIOS that can be ripped from the console.
System requirements vary depending on the game. Some are vastly more demanding than others, such as those that require mip-mapping enabled.
Over 95% of PS2 games are considered playable.[1]
Many games have bugs or glitches that require certain settings to fix. Check the compatibility list for more information.

General information

Nightly builds are highly recommended, as they have more features and bugfixes than the stable releases.
PCSX2 Website
PCSX2 Nightly Builds (Windows)
PCSX2 Daily Launchpad (Linux)
PCSX2 Compatibility List

VR support[edit]

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.


Play![edit]

Key points

Uses high-level emulation.
Open-source and is currently in active development.
Doesn't use the plugin setup that PCSX2 uses.
Not intended for general use yet; very high system requirements with few games running at full speed.

General information

Play! Website
Play! GitHub
Play! Compatibility List

References