PCSX2 is the Play Station 2 Emulator PCSX2 for Linux and Windows Platforms. The most important use of Emulator like software it provides consoles emulations on respective platforms. The Main use of PCSX2 Emulator for running the PS2 Games on the windows and Linux platform. PCSX2 Emulator is developed by PCSX2 Team. PCSX2 team has overall experience of 10 years in PlayStation 1 and 2 Emulation Software’s the team have already a team of contributors. The most important part of this PCSX2 Emulator is to be install and and configure on respective Windows and Linux Platforms. In this article we have discusses about installation and configuration of PCSX2 Emulator on Windows 8.1. Also run the PlayStation (PS2) Games on Windows 8.1 by using PCSX2 Emulator.
Note: This tutorial is for Windows 8.1 only if you have Windows 10 then follow the given tutorial PCSX2 for Windows 10.
Introduction to PCSX2 Emulator
PCSX2 Emulator is a PlayStation 2 Emulator developed and maintained by PCSX2 Team. It has open sources license as well as freeware application you don’t need to pay any money for this software’s.In its latest stable release, many PS2 games are playable, and several games have full functionality.
The current stable version is reported to be fully compatible with around 90% of the PS2 library. The main c in PS2 emulation is emulating the multi-processor PS2 on a PC 32-bit as well as 64-bit architecture.It is based core on a plug-in architecture, separating several functions from the core emulator.
Different plug-ins may produce different results in both compatibility and performance of the PCSX2 Emulator.It Support Linux and Windows Operating System Platform.
Official PCSX2 Emulator Requirement (Hardware and Software)
- Windows 8.1 (32bit or 64bit) with the latest DirectX 9/10 installed
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 3.2 GHz or better OR i3/i5/i7 @ 2,8 GHz or better OR AMD Phenom II @ 3,2 GHz or better
- GPU: Nvidea 8800GT or better (for Direct3D10 support)
- RAM: 2GB or more on Windows 8.1
PCSX2 Emulator Pre-installation Software’s Requirement
The following Software’s must be installed before installation of PCSX2 Emulator:
Direct X-9 is must installed in order to complete the installation of PCSX2. If your graphics card supports DirectX 10 or better it’s wiser to use Windows 8.1 because you’ll be able to switch GSDX in DirectX 10 as well as fall back to DirectX 9 mode.
Make sure your computer is running at least Windows 8.1 with the latest drivers installed on it.
2. Dot Net Framework 4 (For Windows 8.1 only)
The Dot Net Framework 4 is Microsoft’s comprehensive and consistent programming model for building applications that releases after Windows 7 release.The .NET Framework 4 works side by side with older Framework versions.
Applications that are based on earlier versions of the Framework will continue to run on the version targeted by default.The Microsoft .NET Framework 4 provides the new features and improvements these feature is must for PCSX2 and must installed on windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 user neglect this step because Dot Net Framework 4 has pre-installed on windows 8.1
3. Dump your PS2 BIOS
You can get official PS2 BIOS from your console and Dump it by using BIOS Dumper tool provided by PCSX2 team. The PS2 BIOS is copyrighted by Sony so getting it from anywhere but your own PS2 is illegal.
You will have to own an actual PS2 console to dump the BIOS from before you can start playing PS2 games on the emulator.Although this is the important step must be processing before installations of PCSX2.
Installation of PCSX2 Emulator on Windows 8.1
Installation of PCSX2 Emulator is so simple just follow the steps carefully:
Step-I (Download the PCSX2 Emulator)
Step-II (Starting the Installations and Choose Components to Install)
Step-III (Choose Install Locations)
Step-IV (Installations of Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable)
Step-V (Completing the installations of PCSX2 by simply clicking the Close button from installer)
Configuration & Setup of PCSX2 Emulator on Windows 8.1
Configuration & Setup of PCSX2 Emulator is so simple just follow the steps carefully:
Step-I (First time System Configurations)
Step-II (First time Plugin Configurations)
Step-III (First time Bios Selections)
Step-IV (Setting of PS2 Controllers)
Step-V (Final Run of PCSX2)
Run and Play PlayStation 2 (PS2) games on Windows 8.1 PCSX2 Emulator
For running PS2 games you must have official PS2 games DVD and Obtaining PS2 games can be as easy as buying PS2 DVDs then make it .ISO images for smooth run of games.
The following guide will guide you further steps regarding to run and play of ps2 games on Windows platform.
Start the PCSX2 Emulator—–>On CDDVD Menu—–>ISO Selector—–>Browse—–>Select ISO Image and Hit OK—–>On System Menu—–>Boot CDDVD (fast).
That’s all for now.