Some computer owners are always looking for ways to make their computers more versatile. One of the ways computer owners--especially if they are gamers--can upgrade their machines is by making them able to play certain console video games--in this case, the PlayStation 2. Ordinarily, it would be impossible for a computer to play PS2 games because of the hardware difference between the two systems. However, through the use of a program called an emulator, it is now possible to play a PS2 game on your PC.
Things You'll Need
- Computer with Internet connection
Download the emulator called PCSX2 from the link in Resources.
Launch the PCSX2 installation file once it has finished downloading, then follow the on-screen instructions to install PCSX2 onto your computer.
Launch the PCSX2.exe file. This will start the PCSX2 emulator.
Insert your PS2 game disc into your computer's CD drive, then click the "File" menu button in the PCSX2 window.
Click "Run CD/DVD" and select the drive containing your PS2 game disc. PCSX2 will now launch your PS2 game.
Tips & Warnings
- If PCSX2 does not work immediately--or seems glitchy as you play it--you may need to tweak the settings. For detailed instructions on how to do this--and it will be different for every machine--refer to the guide listed in the References section.
- You may also need to download a PS2 BIOS and place it into the "BIOS" folder in your PCSX2 folder. This can be downloaded from the link in the Resources section.
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