In this post, TechTanker will share how to Download PS2 BIOS + PCSX2 and how to install on your pc.
So, let’s get started…
Download the latest ps2 emulator for computers for free, with the help of pcsx2 + bios you can play all PS2 games on your pc. Want to reminisce playing old games, of course now is the time to play again.
PCSX2 is a PS2 or PlayStation 2 emulator that can play PS2 games on a computer, because it is open-source based, it can be downloaded for free and is supported in various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, OS X, and even Android users can enjoy it.
Before heading to the installation guide you must have two very important files, namely the pcsx2 installer and the bios which you can download via the link below:
1. PS2 Emulator Installer [Download]
2. BIOS PCSX2 Full [Download]
If you already have the 2 files above, now you just have to follow the instructions for installation below.
- 1 How to Install PS2 Emulator (PCSX2) + BIOS on a Computer
- 2 How to Enter ISO / DVD Game
- 3 How to use the Joystick on PCSX
- 4 How to Not Lag Playing PS2 Games on a PC
- 5 Cause Lag / Freezing / Hang on Emulator
- 6 Conclusion
How to Install PS2 Emulator (PCSX2) + BIOS on a Computer
To install this application you must first open the PS2 Installer file by double-clicking or double pressing.
At the beginning of the installation, put a checkmark or checklist on all the options as shown above, because all these components are very important for emulator stability, after that please click Next> and wait until the process is complete.
To find out the folder where the bios configuration is located you can click Open in Explorer
Then copy or cut the BIOS file that you downloaded earlier into the BIOS configuration folder and the next step is to click Extract Here, for those of you who don’t find the Extract Here feature you need a helper application called WinRAR or something similar.
To display the bios options you can press Refresh List and then select the bios version according to your taste, I myself use the Japan v01 bios exactly, as shown above, then to end the configuration, please click Finish.
Isn’t it easy to install a ps2 emulator on a computer? Now you just have to play the game you want, but if you are still a beginner and don’t understand how to enter game files, you can follow the tutorial below.
How to Enter ISO / DVD Game
To play a game on pcsx2 you need an ISO or game file that you want to play in the emulator, you can search or download on google or use a direct DVD (for those who have) if you already have an ISO file you can immediately follow the tutorial below.
First, open the emulator first, then on the menu bar please select CDVD> Iso Selector> Browser and please select the game file that has been saved on your hard disk or DVD. As information, if you want to search for games via Google, please prioritize a game that has an ISO extension or format.
To start the game you can go to the menu bar System> Boot CDVD (fast) or you can use the above one, the difference between Full and Fast is the game boot time where Full displays loadings like PS2 and Fast booting directly to the game.
How to use the Joystick on PCSX
Of course, it is a pleasant experience when we use an additional controller or familiarly known as a Joystick, wherewith the help of this hardware playing games is much easier and gives a sense of nostalgia when playing old games.
Relax, you can still enjoy this sensation because this emulator fully supports using a gamepad or joystick. Before heading to the tutorial, make sure you have a joystick that supports USB and drivers.
Just go to Config> Controllers (Pad)> Plugin Settings then select PAD 1 (at the top).
Because here we will configure it manually, then click Clear All to delete all existing keys.
The way to do manual configuration on pcsx2 is by selecting the button that I marked in the big box on the right. For example, I choose L1 then press the L1 button on the joystick, then L2 then I press the L2 button on the joystick, and then until it is true that all the buttons have been tapped/listed.
After all the buttons on the Joystick are tapped, please click Appy to save the settings and click OK to end. If there is a problem, the mapping may not be able to appear, maybe the driver is not installed correctly.
How to Not Lag Playing PS2 Games on a PC
It’s only natural that the inadequate specifications experience lag, but there are several ways to outsmart or make lags when using this ps2 emulator, namely doing manual configuration on GSdx.
You can experiment on Config> Video (GS)> Plugin Settings, there you will find video settings, please work on it yourself, here I don’t experience any lag so I can’t provide a reference (my computer specifications are capable of running this emulator).
Cause Lag / Freezing / Hang on Emulator
There are several things that cause the emulator to crash or feel heavy when playing a game, including:
1. PS2 Emulator configuration is not suitable (not quite right)
If there is lag or freezing, maybe the settings you are doing are not suitable (not quite right) or are not suitable for your computer. Usually, it can be done above by configuring GSdx (you can read the configuration guide above). Maybe a little bit complicated when you have to try the settings given by pcsx2 because there are so many choices.
2. ISO / Game has BUG or is not compatible
Even though you can play PS2 games on a computer, not all old games are supported by this emulator, considering that pcsx2 is a collection of Playstation 2 libraries that run on computers, so that sometimes some games cannot be run or can be run but have bugs even crash in a scene, maybe the solution is just looking for an ISO or a game that has a different version (game update).
3. Inadequate computer specifications
It is undeniable that the main cause of lag is inadequate computer specifications, indeed it feels very bitter when you have inadequate specifications for playing a game, but what can we do with the more advanced times, adequate equipment and technology are needed to keep up with the development era. this technology. The solution to this case is to update the hardware that is better than the old one.
What do you think about the ps2 emulator or better known as pcsx2? Do you have any target games you want to play? or even wonder why the pcsx2 BIOS is not all included in the installer? Still a mystery.