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How to play PS2 Games without PlayStation 2 unit

by Staff Writer
28 Oct 2019 at 09:14hrs | Views
Very often people want to play PS2 games but hey do not have a PlayStation 2 unit. In this article, you will find a solution. If you really miss playing your favorite PlayStation games and you absolutely want to play them today, your dream is about to come true. Nowadays, it is possible to PS2 game discs and ps2 roms directly on your computer. Below you will find the comprehensive guide.

How to download and install the PS2 emulator?

Nowadays, it is not a problem to find ps2 Emulators on the internet. Besides, many of them are free of charge, like PCSX2, which we consider to be one of the best emulators. Below, you will find the instructions to follow in order to install it on our computer and enjoy your favorite PS2 games

Find a reliable website where you can download the PCSX2 emulator. Note that PCSX2 can be used on Windows, Linux, and Mac computers.

Press on the download link from the drop-down menu. In our case, we want to select the latest version of the Windows version for the following walkthrough.


Press the button "Download" to launch the downloading process of the PCSX2 Standalone Installer.

Now you have the EXE file being downloaded to your computer. You have to click it twice in order to launch the process of installation.

Just follow the instructions of the step-by-step wizard installation. In fact, you just have to press the "Next" button and after clicking the "Install" button.


As a rule, the process of installation does not take more than five minutes. The speed will depend on the internet connection and the basic specifications of your PC.

We do not recommend you to skip the step of setting up and configuring your PCSX2 emulator.

Once the downloading and installing of the PCSX2 emulator is finished, you have to locate PCSX2 and press on it to run the software.


Now you can see the "PCSX2 First Time Configuration" screen.

In order to process, you must press the "Next" button.


Press the "Next button once again to continue.

The PCSX2 has a lot of great benefits, but the most significant one is the amount of various customizing options you can activate in these drop-down menus.

By applying the following configurations, you can obtain an excellent gaming experience. You can configure third-party shaders, in-game texture details, and so on.

Now we are going to start the most critical part of the process!

You have to input the BIOS files. You have to do this to let the program know the location you plan to play PS2 games. The program will adjust the text and sound functions for your comfort and proper understanding.

Once the BIOS files have been downloaded successfully to your computer, you have to copy the ZIP file and then paste it to the following directory:

C:\Users\[User Name]\Documents\PCSX2\BIOS. This is the root BIOS directory.


Now you have to extract the copied ZIP file to see the bunch of folders to choose from.

Next, you have to activate the BIOS files. You must cut and paste the contents of the folders in the BIOS directory.

Once the previous step is complete, you should come back to PCSX2 and press the "Refresh List" button. Ou will see all the BIOS ROMs, which are available.

Left-click on the BIOS file and press the "Finish" button.


The setup of PCSX2 is complete.

How to play PS2 ISO in PCSX2?

Now you are ready to play the desired PS2 games. Make sure that you have reputable ROMs downloaded to your computer.

Once the desired ROM is downloaded, you have to extract the ISO and then press "CDVD"> "ISO Selector"> "Browse."

Browse and choose the image game file. Note that the supported types for files are iso, mdf, nrg, bin, img, and dump.

Press "Open."


Press "System" > "Boot CDVD (fast)."


It will take a bit of time for the game to boot up.


Enjoy your new gaming experience!

Source - Byo24News
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