PCSX2

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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[edit]

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[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows


Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

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[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.

Issues fixed[edit]

No Auto Updater[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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


System requirements[edit]

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