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Basic Requirements

  • A ripped Playstation 2 bios. Emulators require a bios to function. We cannot supply this for you. If you need help on ripping a bios from your PS2, check the this guide courtesy of the PCSX2 website. It uses biosdrain.
  • ISO rips of the DVD games. Again, we cannot supply this for you and do not support piracy. The PCSX2 website also has a guide for ripping DVD games to ISO.
  • A copy of PCSX2. We recommend grabbing a copy of the 1.7.x nightly builds, but 1.6.0 stable and older will work.
    • This is personal preference, but we recommend the portable version, because all of the folders will be contained in one location on your PCSX2.

The PCSX2 website has has documentation including information on PCSX2 requirements and downloading and configuring PCSX2.

Getting the Right Version

We recommend that users download the nightly build of PCSX2, which is 1.7.x. Try the AVX version first, but if that does not work, simply download the SSE4 version.

Nonetheless, 1.6.x and below still works.

Advantages of 1.6.x:

  • Not considered alpha/beta, so less subject to change and potential issues caused by recent code changes
  • Can use a tracker program to keep track of the current game data including teammates' position, health, inventories, and other game data including enemy health and item availability.

It is strongly recommended that if you want to use an older version, that you not use anything older than 1.6.0. There is no benefit to going lower than 1.6.0.

Optional emulator specific features

Faster loading on File 2

There is an optional quick-loading method for PCSX2 currently working only for File and not involving virtual HDD installation. See Alternate File2 Quick-loading Method.

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