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In the previous installment of these emulation series, you saw how to play Sony PlayStation (PSX) games on your PC How To play Sony PlayStation (PSX) Games on your PC How To play Sony PlayStation (PSX) Games on your PC Read More .

Many of you told me (in the comments here and on Digg.com) how the first PlayStation was too outdated, and thus not interesting. ‘Passé’, one might say.

Because of that and because it was planned anyway, we’ll raise the stakes a bit. This time, we’ll be discussing emulation of PlayStation 2 games.

How to Playstation 2 Games on PC

First of all a warning. Many of you will not be able to run these games properly. They’ll lag on a lot of PC’s. On some of them they’ll lag even more. When emulating PlayStation 2 and Xbox games, you always have to keep in mind the next equasion:

Your computer is X <=> PlayStation 2/Xbox games will play (like) X-1

To remove the above mentioned ‘-1‘ factor, you can pay more attention to the specific type of game you’re trying to play. Naturally, visually simple games like ‘Disgaea’ will run smoother than 3D, over the top graphical shooters, like ‘Black’. In short, your computer will never completely be a PlayStation 2.

We’ll be guiding you through this process in a few simple steps.

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Step 1 – Download and install PCSX2

PCSX2 comes in two packages. A binary package (which you have to un7zip) and an installation file. Just install or extract it to the folder of your choice.

Step 2 – Getting the BIOS files

Contrary to the first PlayStation, the PlayStation 2 uses several BIOS files. Basically, these are the hardest to find. Because they are copyrighted material, you are only allowed to own these files if you also own a PlayStation 2. MakeUseOf does NOT encourage piracy! This is also the reason why it’s illegal to host these files online. If you actually own a PlayStation 2 though, it’s not illegal to download them (laws may differ in your country).

So now you basically have two options layed out for you. You can either dump them from your PlayStation 2 yourself, or find someone else who dumped them and who put the files online. On this last website you can find the ROM1, eROM and the SECAM-, NTSC- and PAL BIOS files you’ll need. Again, you must’nt download them if you don’t have a PlayStation 2. You can put these files in a folder of you’re choice.

Step 3 – Running PCSX2 and configuring BIOS, video and controller input

The program comes in two different versions. One version uses TLB (pcsx2t.exe), the other one Virtual Memory (pcsx2.exe). First of all, try running the VM version. The program will try to reallocate the memory, after which you have to log off and on again. If it fails to do so, you’ll have to use the TLB version. This one is somewhat slower, but according to the developers the speed difference is not that great.

After you’ve started up, select ‘Config’ -> ‘Configure’.

First, we’re going to configure our BIOS. Press ‘Set Bios Directory’ and select the folder where you’ve put your BIOS files. Back in the Configuration screen, select the correct region from the Bios drop-down menu. You might want to change this now and then, depending on your games.

epsx2biosconf

Next, the video plug-ins. PCSX2 comes with ZeroGS KOSMOS and GSdx9 plug-ins. A ‘Ps2 Output’ window (which looks similar to the command screen) normally opened when you started PCSX2. Else, temporarily close the Configuration screen, select ‘Misc’ -> ‘Enable Console’ and restart the program. In this Ps2 Output screen, look if ‘Detected SSE2’ is stated under Features. If not, you might want to choose the ‘no SSE2’ video plug-in.

ps2output

If you press the ‘Configure…’ button under the video drop-down menu, you can tweak graphic related options like screen size, toggle full-screen, anti-aliasing and more.

As for the controller, I highly recommend LilyPad. This is one of the most adjustable plug-ins. You can use keyboard, mouse and controller input. There even is a setting so you can use your Guitar Hero guitar.
Just download it here, and drop it in the plugins directory. If you’ve used the installer, that would be C:\Program Files\Pcsx2_0.9.4\plugins .
Re-open the Configuration screen, select LilyPad from the drop-down menu and press configure. In the ‘General’ tab, you can tweak various settings. Select the ‘Pad 1’ or ‘Pad 2’ tab to configure the keys.

Step 4 – Test-driving and alternative plug-ins

With everything set up, it’s about time for a test-drive. We’re going to look if everything works as it should, and look which points need more improvement.

We can boot the games, depending on the plug-in we use, either by CD/DVD or by using an image file. The standard configuration uses Linuzappz, which is able to boot ISO’s and other image files. To do this, just select ‘File’ -> ‘Run CD/DVD’.

If you want to boot from a disc instead, go back to the configuration screen and select the P.E.Op.S driver from the Cdvdrom dropdown menu. Press configure to select an interface (based on your operating system) and the drive you want to use. Confirm your configuration and you’re ready to roll. Select ‘File’ -> ‘Run CD/DVD’ to boot from the chosen drive.

At this point you’ll be prompted for a date and a timezone, after which the game will start. If you’ve got problems with the graphics or sound, try using one of the the other plug-ins. You can get more additional plug-ins here.

If you’re still having problems, check the compatibility status of your game here.

Have fun!

About the (would-be) next article

Some of you might also remember that I had the intention of also publishing an article concerning Xbox emulation. We are, however, going to postpone this subject until it is in a somewhat more stable form.

  1. AB
    October 29, 2016 at 11:38 am

    "On this last website you can find" what website?please

  2. Jihad Bonilla
    November 21, 2015 at 2:46 am

    Hey guys. I have PCSx2 1.2.1 & every time that I boot the ISO the program crashes. I just want to know some of the potential solutions that is possible to fix the program.

  3. himanshu
    April 13, 2015 at 8:33 am

    where i get bios

  4. Manu Singh
    March 26, 2015 at 3:11 am

    I download GOD of WAR 1 in Win.rar . I have an problem of when i open it fron PCSX2 1.2.1 System>Reboot CDVD(Full) , it opens but controller does nt'work . How can i set it to my keyboard and mouse to play in full screen mode. If you have any options to correct it PLEASE tell me. or if there is any other so kindly PLEASE tell me.

  5. Manu Singh
    March 26, 2015 at 3:10 am

    I download GOD of WAR 1 in Win.rar . I have an problem of when i open it fron PCSX2 1.2.1 System>Reboot CDVD(Full) , it opens but controller does nt'work . How can i set it to my keyboard and mouse to play in full screen mode. If you have any options to correct it PLEASE tell me. or if there is any other so kindly PLEASE tell me. (it's my Gmail id
    akhilendra5000@gmail.com).

  6. harshit
    February 13, 2015 at 6:49 am

    I have comp all d steps but enumulater shows memory card formated? what I doo...

  7. owais
    January 13, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    hi i have a core 2 duo at 1.5 ghz and 2gb ram with windows 7 home premium. i have the pcsx2 1.2.1 im playing tekken on it and everything runs smooth till the fight. in the fight video moves tooo slow its like its on slow motion. how do i fix this?

  8. shahid
    December 16, 2014 at 10:26 am

    i wnt the first save game point file god of war 2 plz some 1 mail me the link so i will download it plz or give me ur save file at first point

  9. Tike Myson
    December 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    mike tyson

  10. Gambit
    January 23, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Hey guys... i have all the bios files and all the other things i need to run a game.
    But when i insert a PS2 disc, a dvd game, and then click the run CDVD option it tells me that i don t have the required bios file... help me out plz. Thanx.

    • himanshu
      April 13, 2015 at 8:35 am

      where u got bios pls send a link

  11. Art
    January 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    When ever i setup the controlls and apply them , closing the window , it ends up resetting so no buttons work in game. Any advice?

  12. raul
    January 7, 2010 at 8:17 am

    hi simon the game works fine but in the middle of the game the game stopes and pop-up window says patches not found plz help me what should I do I realy want to play this game

  13. Balaji
    January 6, 2010 at 2:23 am

    hi there simon.Plz help me.i am dying to play ps2 games on pc.i downloaded pcsx2 0.9.6 and bios from http://ps2amulaters.narod.ru/indexfiles/page0001.htm. i keep the bios files in a folder but when i select set bios directory and go to that folder where i kept the bios files but there its not showing the bios files .what should i do.PLZ tell me…

  14. Novice
    January 3, 2010 at 5:38 am

    I have problem with the direct X, when I run the pcsx2 and it asked me to go download from the internet, I clicked Yes and it went to download from microsoft website, but it failed to install, said, "please verify Crytographic Services enabled & cabinet file certificate valid", why?

  15. john
    December 14, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    I LOVE YOU SIMON! no homo bro! its a little jumpy but hey... it isnt a playstation so its not meant for the games

  16. Sumaryan
    December 13, 2009 at 4:46 am

    Bios ROM2 is missing. Where to find one?
    Please help...

  17. thakur cool 1
    November 19, 2009 at 5:29 am

    please tell me fast that what to do.
    or in simple language:-
    please do write a solution
    i want the response fast

  18. thakur
    November 18, 2009 at 8:39 am

    when i click on browser it shows two memory card option.
    but the cd option.
    what should i do please tell me fast

  19. thakur cool
    November 18, 2009 at 8:36 am

    when i come to browser window and clicks on it.
    it shows two memory cards only not the game cd.
    what should i do.
    please help me.
    i need the response fast.

  20. thakur cool
    November 18, 2009 at 8:35 am

    when i come to browser window and clicks on it.
    it shows two memory cards only not the game cd.
    what should i doplease help me please help me
    i have never played ps2 games in my pc.
    and want to so please help me

  21. kyle
    November 6, 2009 at 8:46 am

    and dont say try i again because ive done that a thousand times. what i need is a link other than the one you have to these bios files (btw i have a ps2)

  22. kyle
    November 6, 2009 at 8:45 am

    i have the emulator, it pops up to the screen about configuring, i download the stuff from that site...and nothing works. is there something i need to run thsese things because they won't open in pcsx2 when i do the bios config. i have the game already (nhl 2k3) but this bios crap is really annoying me. what the hell do i have to do????

  23. Arpit Garg
    October 25, 2009 at 4:45 am

    thanks for sharing the precious information...... thanks a lot.

  24. Tobinator
    October 18, 2009 at 7:53 am

    I've got all the files downloaded and set up, but when i choose 'Run CD/DVD' it pulls up a message saying 'Error Opening CDVD Plugin'

    any idea what i'm doing wrong and how i can fix it?

    • SodaPop
      January 24, 2010 at 6:42 pm

      im having the same problem as you i have no clue on how to fix it help WOULD be appriciated

  25. DeePa
    October 14, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    hi when i load the cd/dvd
    i get a msg saing..
    faild loading memoeycard from file: memcards\Mcd002.ps2
    plz help asap

  26. matt
    October 9, 2009 at 3:29 am

    So annoyed, it seems to be working, i try playing kingdom hearts and everything seems fine it even gets to the home screen but ive press every button on my keyboard and nothing happens. I guess its something to do with lilypad. It plays the game movie after a while aswell, whatever i press on the keyboard the game wont start.

  27. talumasarap
    October 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    hi...Simon
    the pcsx2 "say"
    "supported pixel shader version is too low!
    supported:0.0
    selected:2.0"
    what dat mean?

  28. poivnenv
    September 26, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    you all are nerds. how can you stay on this website.

    BITCHES

    • Simon Slangen
      September 26, 2009 at 7:02 pm

      Please, both of you, act your age. (where I assume you're older than 6)

      • Gambit
        January 23, 2010 at 6:25 am

        Hey guys… i have all the bios files and all the other things i need to run a game.
        But when i insert a PS2 disc, a dvd game, and then click the run CDVD option it tells me that i don t have the required bios file… help me out plz. Thanx.

  29. Simon Slangen
    September 18, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    It’s specified in the article.

    “So now you basically have two options layed out for you. You can either dump them from your PlayStation 2 yourself, or find someone else who dumped them and who put the files online. “

    Hope this solves your problem.

  30. sim
    September 1, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    anyone...help me...where to get bios file???

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  32. MiMo
    August 27, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Did Simon Reply to comments lately??

  33. Dumbo
    August 27, 2009 at 5:27 am

    Whatever!!!I'm off!!!

  34. Dumbo
    August 27, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Piss on F**ker,you son of a b**ch.Who will use bad word as name like you?

  35. Dumbo
    August 27, 2009 at 5:03 am

    It helps a lot.....But What are the uses of bios files anyway??

  36. Mindy
    August 10, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    WoW... Thanks Simon, you been a real big help! :) I am in the process of getting this to work. ^_^

  37. The San
    August 5, 2009 at 4:33 am

    After a few more tries, the game worked. But sincerely I don't see the point of this emulator. On the computer described above, it averages 9-12 fps, with critical moments of 0.3 fps..... What kind of computer is needed for a playable fps rate ???

  38. The San
    August 4, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I have installed everything like you said in the article, and the emulator works fine. But when i try to play GranTurismo 4, at the begining of the race when you actually have to drive the emulator crashes and I see my beautiful desktop. What can it be? I don't think it's the computer AMD Phenom Quad Core 2,3 GHz, 4Gb ram, Asus GeForce 9600 Gt

  39. bubba
    July 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    i got ben10 protector of earth and it works 1st time when i was triying it worked but did not know something about configure now i know

  40. bubba
    July 29, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    i got a cd for pcsx2 v.0.9.4

  41. ironslanger
    July 24, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    im lost i did everything i keeps saying that there is a problem and needs to close when i try to load the game from a cd or should i download a game instaed?..tell me please i also dont have the rom 2 file...i am tryin to play my ps2 disc that i bought and it keeps shutting down it never opens..please help

    • ironslanger
      July 24, 2009 at 5:25 pm

      now it says Error opening CDVD plugin what is that? can u plaese help me

      • Simon Slangen
        September 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm

        You can either download an alternative CD/DVD plugin (the tool that coordinates the cooporation between the emulator and your CD/DVD drive), or use an ISO/ROM. You can make one yourself with most popular burning software. eg http://cdburnerxp.se/

  42. aadil
    July 18, 2009 at 6:16 am

    hey simon thanx for the great steps... ive did everything and my game also started... actually i am trying to play tekken tag.... ok now the problem is its works very slow.. with alot of jerks....
    my system specification is 3ghz processor..1gb of ram.. nvidia 512 7600... can you tell me .. the problem is with my system or with the settings.....

    • Simon Slangen
      July 18, 2009 at 9:45 am

      Alas, it's probably your system. Unless you've got a great system, you'll always experience lag to some degree, especially with the more graphical installments.

      You could try one of the previous tekkens, or upgrade your system. However, if you're willing to spend extra money, you should aim for PC gaming or purchase a gaming console - no emulation.

  43. mast boy
    July 18, 2009 at 3:02 am

    i wanna play smackdown v raw latest version and nfs games for ps2 in my pc...can i play it in my pc.......configuration of my pc are....window xp...core 2 duo 2.67...2gb ram...500gb hard disk.....i dont hav graphic card.can i play these games in a decent speed after installing pcsx2 ?????? pls reply

    • Simon Slangen
      July 18, 2009 at 9:42 am

      Decent speed without a GPU? Certainly not - read the first item in the article.

  44. saurabh goyal
    July 6, 2009 at 10:54 am

    i have got bios and when click on run cd it si showing to select a program what to select
    pls reply

    • Simon Slangen
      July 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm

      If you aren't able to boot your DVDs, even with ROM2 and correct BIOS's installed, you need to try check your settings, or try different plugins. There's talk about it near the end of the article.

  45. saurabh goyal
    July 5, 2009 at 6:03 am

    please reply

  46. saurabh goyal
    July 5, 2009 at 5:57 am

    i have pcsx2 0.9.6 and i have downloaded the game smackdown HCTP WHICH RUNS IN PS2 and i want to play it on pc i have downloaded bios but the rom 2 is not working it is curropted
    i i want to play the game how to play please tell i have configured pcsx2 and i dont have the game cd and when i click on file - run cd/dvd it is showing on pcsx2 output rom 2 not found please tell how to play the game

    • Simon Slangen
      July 11, 2009 at 3:47 pm

      There's an alternative link for ROM2 in the comments above.

  47. Kaeichi
    June 24, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Got it booting up but it wipes the controller config everytime I start it up. Using lilly pad plugin but each time I exit its config all the settings are erased leaving me unable to do anything once it starts up since no keys are mapped to the keyboard. Any ideas ?

  48. ahmed nishwan-chiko-
    June 10, 2009 at 1:12 am

    well i think its gud to play n having more fun

  49. fahim
    June 7, 2009 at 7:04 am

    pls i cant find any link to download bios directory pls end me a link where i can download .
    Thanx in advance ^^

  50. cheena
    May 31, 2009 at 4:43 am

    could i play ps2 games on pc without a graphic card.

    • john
      December 14, 2009 at 7:04 pm

      simple answer... no

  51. alex
    May 30, 2009 at 9:30 am

    I don't get it to work....
    i have all bios.. but it always says in memcards
    "Faild loading MemoryCard From file: memcards/Mcd002.ps2"
    and then : " Error Opening CDVD PLugin"
    why what can i do???? and can i just put a orginal ps2 dvd disc and play or?
    ...

    • shankar
      May 31, 2009 at 11:42 pm

      @alex
      May be you have to update your direct X and then in CD/DVD plugin choose Linuz and give the drive name of the iso image. you will be able to play it, You dont need a graphic card.

  52. alex
    May 30, 2009 at 9:30 am

    I don't get it to work....
    i have all bios.. but it always says in memcards
    "Faild loading MemoryCard From file: memcards/Mcd002.ps2"
    and then : " Error Opening CDVD PLugin"
    why what can i do???? and can i just put a orginal ps2 dvd disc and play or?

  53. shankar
    May 30, 2009 at 7:06 am

    as to rom2, i too had the issue .... what i did was, copied rom1, pasted in the same folder as "copy of rom1" and renamed as rom2. Since rom2 is not exactly used as mentioned above, it din throw me any error.

  54. shankar
    May 30, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Hi,
    must say that this article was extremely usefull. I am able to run the ps2 games in my PC. "able to run" means not exactly playable, since my system does not have a graphics card. but am going to get one though. Thanks !!

    - Shankar.

  55. alex
    May 30, 2009 at 6:58 am

    I need the Room2 bios couse all the link u put dosent work???????

  56. alex
    May 30, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Hi can u send me rom2 bios need it
    all link u have don't work

  57. keval
    May 24, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    hello simon .please reply to the comment posted by me if you dont mind

    • Simon Slangen
      May 25, 2009 at 11:01 am

      With a little patience, absolutely.

      Here's the latest DirectX 9 distribution (vista+xp)

  58. keval
    May 24, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    i am having problem running ps2 games. it says upgrade your directx.

  59. vanraj dayma
    May 4, 2009 at 5:20 am

    how i play ps2's DVD in my pc??

  60. stephan
    March 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    My system crashes when I just try to conigure the keypad settings for any of the plugins... Do pirated ISO's work if they're re-recorded on a dvd-r on the real thing?

  61. alex
    March 20, 2009 at 7:52 am

    maybe a stupid question but, how to get the game start with this emulator ??? i put the game dics in my dvd-rom and hit Run cd/dvd on the menu of the emulator. after set the bios, the emulator started with some sort of configuration (time, time zon etc...) but the game does not staarted at all......

    • Simon Slangen
      March 20, 2009 at 2:42 pm

      If you want to boot from a disc instead, go back to the configuration screen and select the P.E.Op.S driver from the Cdvdrom dropdown menu.

      • alex
        March 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm

        thank you. can i have one more question pls : can i play PS one game with this emulator cause i got alt of PS one games dics and im actually own a PS one but it lens seems to be old and read slow with my games. If can, what the modification need to do with the emulator??

  62. VJ
    March 11, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Hey,
    Downloaded Pcsx2 0.9.6 installed it,
    Downloaded all those BIOS files (I do own a PS2, just don't want to keep going into my lounge to play it)
    Rom2 fails to extract, but as above you say it doesn't need it to play.

    I've configured slightly differently, as i own a Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 (Overclocked to 3.731Ghz) and nVidia 9600GT...

    I'm using the "GSdx 890 (MSVC 15.00,SSSE3) 0.1.14" Graphics Plugin
    Heres the Config I've done to it
    Resolution: Windowed
    Renderer: Direct3D9 (Hardware)
    Shader: Pixel Shader 3.0
    Interlacing (F5): None
    Aspect Ratio (F6): 4:3
    D3D internal res: Native
    rest is as default

    my problem seems to be with Gran Turismo 4, I see the first Screen (The one with White letters displaying the Game stuff with black background) for the amount it should, but then it just goes blank... displaying ~200FPS :l

  63. evil
    March 1, 2009 at 2:06 am

    I wonder if anyone here knows a website with lots of roms
    Ive tried many but never found games id like

    • evil
      March 1, 2009 at 2:11 am

      Im referring to ps2 ones ^^

  64. kunal
    February 11, 2009 at 4:18 am

    how will we can play takeen tag if i have 4 iso file of tekken tag

  65. Mayowa
    January 31, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Hi,Simon.
    I,ve done everything possible you advised to do and downloaded all available bios files(don't ask how, but it was 14.35Mb)and whenever i try to run my dvd,it just tells me that pcsx2 has stopped working.I use a Compaq Presario v6560EA(running vista home premium).

    Pls,what do i do(cos it's driving me nuts!!)?

  66. KillJoy
    January 29, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Okay so you're saying that the better my processor, RAM, and VGA card, the more PS2-esque my PC will be?

    I got Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GhZ, 3 gigs of ram, and a GeForce 8800 GTS with 512mbs. That nuff? I don't want to do the whole thing to finally get dumbstruck by in-game lagging or anything.

    (keep in mind that I have not made the procedure of PS2 emulation yet, but I will soon)

    • Simon Slangen
      January 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm

      Please keep in mind that even however strong your computer is, it wasn't designed to do things like this. Also, about all of the drivers were programmed as homebrew and are merely 'fake imitations' of the originals.
      That said, even with a strong computer like yourself you shouldn't expect to be able to run a highly graphical game like 'Black' the way your PS2 would.

      I haven't tried PS2 emulation on my desktop yet - which is pretty much the same setup as yours, so I can't tell you exactly how good it'll work.

      I'd say to try it out. Watcha got to lose except a few minutes. I'd also like to hear how it worked out for you.

      • KillJoy
        February 1, 2009 at 3:05 am

        I'll do it soon (can't now, I got finals to worry about) but I'll let you know once I'm done.

  67. Khuram
    January 26, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Hi Nathan, I am facing the same problem, did you find any solution. please guide me. thanks

  68. Meaw
    January 14, 2009 at 5:04 am

    I want games from internet burn to cd and then put on ps2 oka!!!

  69. ken
    January 9, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    and i tried changing the bios version. no success

  70. ken
    January 9, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    ok, i have all the files (including rom2) and set them up. i changed my configurations to the P.E.Op.S because i'm trying to run a CD, and set the configurations to windows xp and the drive but now when i Run CD/DVD i get:

    Bios Version 1.0
    GIF reset
    NTSC

    in the ps2 output window. a window also pops up that says:

    Error Opening CDVD Plugin

    any ideas?

  71. machmud
    January 4, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    On my screen show browse/configuration setting....so what"s next?.My games was not displayed...Please ,,,help...

  72. Muhasin
    December 29, 2008 at 3:40 am

    HEy...i have installed PCSX2 on ma computer...i want to play tekken 5 and i have the DVD..back ofthe cd written USA..
    So i changed the console to USA. nd i inserted the dvd to computer..nd changed the cdvdrom to PoeP...like tht. but afta tht when i run the cd/dvd its saying like this

    Rom2 not found
    ****************
    Gif reset
    Ntsc
    Error loading

    PLease help me to get ROM2..or please help me how to run ma dvd games....pleaseeeeeeeeeee

    • Simon
      December 29, 2008 at 3:49 pm

      The rom2 file can also be found through ps2bios.cjb.net

      • arjun
        May 3, 2009 at 5:30 am

        sory didnt read this b4

  73. Subam
    December 26, 2008 at 4:38 am

    HElp me out i dont have the PCSX2 Bios file. where should i get these files

    • Simon Slangen
      December 26, 2008 at 5:41 am

      It's specified in the article.

      "So now you basically have two options layed out for you. You can either dump them from your PlayStation 2 yourself, or find someone else who dumped them and who put the files online. "

  74. B
    December 21, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    So now I'm able to get a screen up that looks like the Playstation start screen thing, but it only goes to the screen that says Browser/System Configuration, and not to the actual game.

  75. nathan
    December 21, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    It is still doing it.

    Does it matter if I have a DVD drive or a CD drive or niether?

  76. nathan
    December 21, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    yes but i am trying to reinstall it

  77. B
    December 21, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    It says it can't run without NPPTools and that reinstalling the program may work, but it doesn't. Is it something I need to download?

    • Simon Slangen
      December 21, 2008 at 4:10 pm

      NPPTools.dll is a file that apparantly isn't present in Windows Vista anymore.

      1. Download npptools.dll. It's very easy to find on e.g. google.
      2. Drop it in your PCSX2 main directory.

      3. Try again.

      If it doesn't work, try dropping it in the C:\WINDOWS directory.

  78. Simon Slangen
    December 21, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Honestly, I don't know what the problem could be. Neither am I able to find any documentation on this.

    If I were you, I'd take this problem to one of the dedicated forums.

    Good luck, and please let us know if you find the solution.

  79. nathan
    December 20, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Then it says I need the version 2 of the GS plugin. Where do I get that?

    • Simon Slangen
      December 21, 2008 at 4:11 pm

      Do you also have this problem when using one of the default video plug-ins?

  80. nathan
    December 20, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    I did everything right and even downloaded a better plugin and it keeps poping up with and error note saying "error opening GS plugin

  81. almightychris96
    December 18, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    help i dont know what to do with the things i downloaded on the who put them online link what are they i need help!!!!

    • Simon Slangen
      December 19, 2008 at 11:18 am

      It's all explained in the article.

      "You can put these files in a folder of you’re choice."

      "After you’ve started up, select ‘Config’ -> ‘Configure’."

      "First, we’re going to configure our BIOS. Press ‘Set Bios Directory’ and select the folder where you’ve put your BIOS files."

      • CuZz
        December 7, 2009 at 1:52 am

        I set the bios directory and it cannot find the bios files.
        I'm up for any possible solutions.

  82. nik
    November 18, 2008 at 7:22 am

    its very slow on my core 2 duo ..........help me with this ..........i tried god of war 2

  83. jeffreaky
    November 10, 2008 at 8:25 am

    The rom2 file seems to be broken. I get an error everytime i try to extract it.

    • Simon Slangen
      November 10, 2008 at 12:08 pm

      It works without the rom2 file

      • arjun
        May 3, 2009 at 5:23 am

        i did all things but while playing it said rom 2 not found
        what to do as it is broken

  84. charai
    November 9, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    nvm! i figured it out..but i don't know how to use the whole lily pad thing..

  85. Charai
    November 8, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Hi, i downloaded the whole prgram and everything,but it says i need a file called "bios/" does aynone know where to get that from?

    • arjun
      May 3, 2009 at 5:25 am

      it is in the folder where u installed the ps2 emulator

  86. Bryant
    October 26, 2008 at 2:11 am

    i downloaded the bios at the i dont know who page but i dont know how to get them in. when i conf it keeps saying cant find them, i tried to download again, but it wont show them in the conf screen under bios. what should i do i hav xp.

  87. bill
    October 12, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    yeah well the ps2 emulater isnt that great cause my computer can run ps3 games on my ps3 emulater (pcsx3) all plugins and bios included if you want it email me at cool.182@hotmail.com

    • Crash
      October 21, 2008 at 6:05 pm

      Yeah, right. No such thing.

  88. Yo
    August 14, 2008 at 9:53 am

    can any1 help me? i can't figure out how 2 dump the BIOS and the online thing is in this foreign language!! please can any1 help me!?

    • Simon
      August 17, 2008 at 5:22 am

      The direct links do not work (you'll get redirected to an error page). You'll have to press the "who put the files online" link, and download the files from that page.

  89. jmaob
    August 13, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    is there a way to do this on a mac?

    • Simon
      August 17, 2008 at 5:06 am

      Not in a decent matter. The development never really kicked off. Even on the fastest of Macs, it wouldn't run at a playable speed (if it even plays at all).
      Maybe with the new Intel chips the Macs will get a proper chance. But as far as I know, no one has taken up this project.

  90. Ros
    August 13, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I've tried this on my Athlon 3000+ single core, 8800GT 512 machine. Five frames per second just wasn't doing it for me. Good thing I have a ps2 in the tv room.

    • Simon
      August 17, 2008 at 5:52 am

      This speed problem won't be with your graphics card, that's for sure. Instead, you'll have to look at your CPU and your RAM memory. Especially Dual and Quad core processors are good for emulation. What game did you try to play?

  91. Womble
    August 13, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    What's the performance like on a modern PC? ala core 2 era.

    • Simon
      August 17, 2008 at 5:17 am

      I was able to run a pretty basic game on my laptop (Intel Medion) with about 10 fps. On my desktop PC (Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, nVidia GeForce 8600 GTS) I'm able to run more graphical games at a decent speed.

  92. Ed
    August 13, 2008 at 8:16 am

    @Quitz

    That's a very dumb arguement. So isn't a SNES, NES, and so on. But I'd rather play those on my PC than keep those old guys on my TV stand.

    • Aibek
      August 16, 2008 at 2:34 am

      I second Ed, it's a lot more convenient for me to have thos games on my PC

  93. quitz
    August 12, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    PS2 is so cheap now that hardly worth the effort to emulate games on a pc

  94. Zayets
    August 12, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    3x Awesome! Cheers ...

    • Simon
      August 17, 2008 at 5:24 am

      ATTENTION !
      The direct download links DO NOT WORK! (redirect)
      You'll have to use the "who put them online" link. On this page you'll be able to download the given files.

      Sorry for the inconvenience

      • mike
        September 24, 2008 at 8:11 pm

        Please help me! I don't have rom2.bin file. Please send to my e-mail...

      • Maaz
        July 4, 2009 at 7:00 am

        Simon i am downlading the bios file but which one is to download there are three of them????

        • Simon Slangen
          July 11, 2009 at 3:46 pm

          These different Bios's define different regions (PAL-europe/asia NTSC-america ...). The one you'll need to use depends on the region code of your game. If you're not sure, try all three and see which works.

      • Pulak
        November 24, 2009 at 11:18 pm

        hi there simon.Plz help me.i am dying to play ps2 games on pc.i downloaded pcsx2 0.9.6 and bios from http://ps2amulaters.narod.ru/indexfiles/page0001.htm. i keep the bios files in a folder but when i select set bios directory and go to that folder where i kept the bios files but there its not showing the bios files .what should i do.PLZ tell me...

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