Playstation 2 (PS2) Emulator for PC: PCSX2 (Install guide: setup / config / tutorial)


Hi all, in this video I go over the best Playstation 2 (PS2) Emulator for PC. PCSX2 is an incredible emulator that has a TON of options.

Included in this video is a tutorial / installation guide with the settings that I use/recommend in order to get your games up and running great!

Please note that most PC setups vary in some way, shape or form, so your settings may differ slightly from mine.


BIOS (for reference):

From the Wiki page:

Minimum (most games will be unplayable slow)

Windows/Linux OS
CPU: Any that supports SSE2 (Pentium 4 and up, Athlon64 and up)
GPU: Any that supports Pixel Shader model 2.0, except Nvidia FX series (broken SM2.0, too slow anyway)
512MB RAM (note that Windows Vista needs at least 2GB to run reliably)


Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit) with the latest DirectX
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: 8800gt or better (for Direct3D10 support)
RAM: 1GB on Linux/Windows XP, 2GB or more on Vista / Windows 7

PCSX2 is a Playstation 2 emulator for Windows and Linux. It was started by the team behind PCSX (an emulator for the original PlayStation) back in 2002, and as of late 2013 development is still active. The emulator achieved playable speeds only by mid-2007 and subsequent versions have improved speed and compatibility making it both the ultimate solution for PS2 emulation and the instrument to keep and preserve the PS2 legacy in the modern world. Though not yet perfect the program can successfully emulate most commercial PS2 games at playable speeds and good visuals (often better than the original PS2).


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  1. Yo you are the man, iv'e been troubleshooting for hours i recently seen a live stream of a ps2 game and i really wanted to play it lol so ive been watching tutorials all night and finally yours helped me out thank you a million times over!

  2. Thanks heaps mate for your detailed instruction. I am able to setup and run my old PS2 games on my PC. I don't have my PS2 console anymore but still can play PS2 games. Cheers 🙂

  3. sir i have followed all steps 1 by 1 ……but game is not running . a red screen is coming and written 'please input playstation disk format' .sir please help with that .

  4. Unfortunately, if you want to u install this, for any reason, it's a nightmare.
    Hidden from "add/remove", hidden from "'regedit'"…

    No, some people claim it's bs. But if you install this, then find it doesn't work, then try to uni stall it, and you can't, don't say I didn't tell you so.

  5. its frustrating how hard it is to setup, can't they just 1 click setup and go? everything is done manually

  6. I have hardly any knowledge on Gaming PCs so excuse my ignorance. I just wanna be able to run PCSX2 smooth with no lag and stream via Steam Link or Moonlight with no lag as well. Can anyone point me into the right direction of the cheapest gaming PC I can buy to do this with? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

  7. please help anybody because when ever i try loading half life which Vimm's lair said its a iso rom but all i get is a cue and bin file any help?

  8. I started a game its also in ISO format but after the emulator starts it doesn't recognizes the game as a CD and there only are the memory cards pictured what to do pls help me bro 😅

  9. How do i get use the bios folder i used the one in the description extracted it to a folder and it wont come up in as a bio i can use

  10. The site isn't allowing me to download the psx2. I followed the instructions you gave but when I click download the page just refreshes. I even turned off my ad blocking software to be certain. Still doesn't work, sir.


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