Playstation 2 / PS2 BIOS
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The emulator provides means of using controllers to simulate the Playstation experience and gives you the ability to either run the games straight from the disc or as an ISO image from your hard drive. Other notable features are as follow: Savestates – You can press one button to save the current “State” of your game so if you need to turn it off, you can jump right back to where you were without waiting for the game to load! Unlimited Memory Cards – You can save as many memory cards as you like, you are no longer limited to the single physical cards like you would be on the real machine. What’s even better, you can have anything from 8mb to 64mb cards!
How to Play Playstation 2 Games on Linux with PCSX2
Either that, or you can use the Pokopom XInput Plugin. It’s very customizable, and you don’t have to configure it beforehand. All of the buttons are bound at startup. Video[ edit ] Most of the video options should be straightforward, with the possible exception of interlacing modes.
Many games will run fine with ‘None’, while others may experience artifacting or jitter. Artifacting is far too heavy to be usable. However, it can cause blurriness. The Blend interlacer does frame-blending. This is also known as motion blur. This means that if there is heavy jitter, the video output will be extremely blurry since the two jittering frames will blend together. Only use this interlacing method as a last resort.
Another method to get around this is by running GSdx in hardware rendering, doubling the vertical resolution if a game displays x on the emulator window, set vertical res to and selecting bob-tff for interlacing. This can eliminate interlacing artifacts in most cases, although issues with upscaling, as well as using hardware emulation over software, can arise.
Issues[ edit ] Automatic game fixes[ edit ] Whenever you encounter any kind of bug that isn’t graphical in nature, objects going through other objects, untargetable objects that should be targetable or A. Major graphical glitches[ edit ] Whenever a game has graphical problems such as garbage texture, missing effects, light sources visible through a wall, burn-in or transparent objects being opaque, the easiest fix is generally to switch to software mode either by pressing F9 in-game or via the configuration panel of the GSdx plugin.
If using the DX11 renderer another option is to try the OGL one which is generally more up to date and more accurate Poor performance in software mode[ edit ] Many games will require you to switch to software mode to fix various issues, albeit at the cost of a significant performance loss.
However, an easily overlooked setting in the graphical plugin configuration panel, extra rendering threads, might help lessen the performance loss if you have a quad-core or higher CPU. It is recommended to set it to the number of cores in your CPU minus one if you aren’t using the MTVU speed-hack, or minus two if you are ex: Crashes[ edit ] Crashes could be the results of several things.
If the log warns you one or several times about being out of memory or the emulator crashes without warning several times in a row after playing for around the same amount of time you will need to apply a patch to make the executable large address aware, its more commonly referred to as the 4GB patch.
If the log warns you about TLB miss you are either: Using a bad dump of a game, in which case you’ll need to re-rip your disc or re-download the game you are trying to play. Playing the game directly from your DVD drive, in which case you should rip the game and play using the. Trying to play a game that isn’t supported by the emulator, in which case you cannot do anything except trying another version of the game PAL or NTSC-J for example. Trying to play a game with a massive or in some cases any EE overclock applied, in which case turn it back down the speedhack menu try to configure modo clamping to Completo, in the emulator settings If PCSX2 still crashes after doing all of the above, check that you aren’t using any speed-hacks and that your system is stable and not overheating especially if you are overclocking.
Extreme fluctuation emulation speed[ edit ] The large fluctuation in emulation generally are caused by the games themselves and cannot be avoided but there is a handful of cases where this is caused by specific configuration issues Using large internal resolution multiplier on a lower end GPU, even if the game runs mostly fine some effect can cause the emulator to suddenly have to do a lot of very heavy operation on the VRAM, lower GPU tend to have much lower VRAM bandwidth and will get absolutely crushed by what PCSX2 tries to do, especially true when using Large framebuffer and even more so when using the OGL renderer, obviously the only real fix is turning the resolution down and disabling Large Framebuffer if possible Playing the game directly from the original DVD using a disc drive, in which case you should rip the game and play using the.
For the former, switching the de-interlacing mode with F5 may help, and may cause flicker or screen shaking. For the latter, hacks are required. Either Aggressive-CRC if the game is listed there, or skipdraw toy with the number, might work otherwise.
Native resolution, for the most part, fixes these issues, however, software rendering may be required as well. Pressure-sensitive buttons[ edit ] The DualShock 2 joypad bundled with the PS2 has all buttons and sticks with variable pressure states. Some examples include: All three attack buttons in the Bouncer do different attacks based on whether the press was light, medium or strong. Same goes for the musical game Mad Maestro. Star Ocean 3 has a musical item that plays different melodies depending on pressure and they’re required for progressing.
Games requiring variable trigger pressure need physical controllers with analog sticks, but rare are third-party controllers which support variable pressure buttons. At the LilyPad plugin popup, select your gamepad from the list of detected controllers in the “Device Diagnostics” box in the lower left then click the “Test Device” button.
A small popup window will appear, showing a list of all the gamepad’s buttons as well as their current state. Roll either analog stick around. See how the values change from 0. These changing. Now press any of the buttons normally used by games, i. See how the values immediately shift from 0. If your gamepad truly has pressure sensitive buttons you will see gradual 0.
If the buttons change from 0. An additional button needs to be mapped to circle as well but configured to deliver “light” pressure. This is done by opening the gamepad plugin configuration and choosing a rarely used key – for example, the lower shoulder button L2 – and remapping it to the circle button, and setting the sensitivity to 0.
Its lifespan was legendary, and it played host to some of the best games ever made. In short, the PS2 revolutionized gaming. Install it with Apt. Install it normally. Install it with eopkg. You can launch it under the games category on your desktop. You can change these at any time, and the defaults are fine to get started.
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Also requires are relevant PlayStation 2 BIOS files, which you’ll need in order to play anything. If you own a PS2 (or bought one and it no longer. Download PCSX2 for Windows. Note you will require a Playstation 2 BIOS, which can be extracted from your console in order to use. The next screen will ask you to select your PS2 BIOS. Of course, you haven’t set those up yet, so it’s time to get those in the right place.