Hello, this guide is a Work in Progress Guide. It is far from complete(and
may never be complete), however it's goal is to introduce you to PlayStation and
PlayStation 2 emulation.
For the original Playstation you have a few options of emulators, there is
what I use mainly PCSX-Reloaded, there is ePSXe, pSX, PSXeven, AndriPSX, Bleem!,
and SSSPSX. However most of them won't, or don't work. I prefer PCSX-Reloaded as
it doesn't require you to have a BIOS(which you have to get yourself, although you
can download it, but it's illegal in most/all places, so it's up to you. I'll link
a guide on getting the Bios here at some point), and it also has most things set-
up for you. I also suggest getting either an adapter for a PlayStation controller,
or use a PS3 controller and connect it wirelessly though Xinwrapper(or MotionInJoy
if you have to use it)(I'll add a section on this later). I suggest only using
PCSX-Reloaded, ePSXe, or PSXeven as those work better. However I can only vouch
for PCSX-Reloaded and a little bit for ePSXe.
I just though I should add a small section on this, while PCSX-Reloaded
doesn't require you to have a BIOS it is needed for memory card saving(virtual
Memory Cards that is), and it is required for some games to run properly(or to
just run). If you dowload I Bios I suggest the SCPH1001 BIOS for US, or the
SCPH7502 Bios of PAL releases as these two work the best, although keep in mind
that if you do get your Bios from your PlayStation(or PSOne) you are somewhat
stuck with that, so if you get a different one, it should be fine, but if not try
and track down one(or both) of the BIOS's.
--Games that need slight Configuration--
Some games might require slight configuration, I shall list them here so
you can know which ones are which:
1) Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (Might be the entire series on the PS). This game
requires that you enable Special Fixes and special fix 0x0001: Odd/even bit hack.
If you don't enable this you WILL
have problem loading most(or all)
levels and reloading them if you want to see the Carrer challenges.
-More to come-
--Games that require a BIOS to work properly--
As I mentioned before some games require a BIOS to work properly, or at
all. So this is so you know which games require a BIOS to work properly, and which
BIOS it is, depending on the version.
1) Digimon World - This game is playable without a BIOS, but audio errors will
occur, so a BIOS is suggested. For the US release it is suggested to have any US
BIOS's, although the best seems to be SCPH1001. For PAL releases it is suggested
to use any PAL Bios, but I personally suggest using SCPH7502.
2) Tony Hawk's Pro Skater - I may have run into a problem with this game. I
suggest running this with a BIOS(SCPH1001 is the one I use), although you don't
have to. If you run into a problem without running a bios, let me know.
-More to come-
Now we shall cover installation of PCSX-Reloaded, it's rather simple:
1) Go to: http://pcsxr.codeplex.com/
2) Click downloads
3) Find the Right download for your OS:
- If you are running and Modern Windows(XP and up) choose the file with
Windows in it's name, at the time or writing it is the Recommended Download.
- For Linux, I assume you are smart enough to do this, but it's the
- For Mac OSx use the file that says at the end, macosx.zip.
4) Extract the files to a location of your choice
5) You have now installed PCSX-Reloaded, however if you have a BIOS please
continue reading, otherwise please go to the Using PCSX-Reloaded
5.5) If you have a BIOS file, you should move the BIOS into the BIOS
folder before continuing
6) If you have a BIOS click configuration, then Click the Plugins and Bios
section, then find the BIOS catagory and select the BIOS you put in there.
2) Click file. You should have an ISO, BIN, or CUE file, all of those will work in
PCSX-reloaded go to where you have those installed and click okay. it should then
boot up in full screen. Escape will pause it, Run will resume it, Restart will
restart it, and Shutdown will stop the current Emulation