Ten Years Later: PS2 Emulator PCSX2 Hits Version 1.0 Milestone

Putting aside the arguments for and against emulators for a minute, the developers of the open-sourced PlayStation 2 emulator PCSX2 announced that it has hit a major milestone: version 1.0. The emulator is available for Windows and Linux. There's also a Mac version but it's not at version 1.0 at this point and its performance is reportedly dodgy. The emulator has been in development since 2002.

In this latest "stable: release, hundreds of PS2 games are playable (meaning they don't crash or suffer from odd technical issues, bugs, etc.) Some games will even run in 1080p – like Dark Chronicles, which is highlighted in the video to your left, running at that resolution.

You can find a list of compatible games here. That list offers statuses on 2,299 PS2 games, of which about 1,697 are fully playable.

Source: ZDNet

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    Papa Midnight says:

    Unlike Connectix VGS, projects like ePSXe, PCSX, and PCSX2 have avoid prosecution by not providing a method to directly circumvent the DRM protection of the PS2 and by not directly providing a method to engage in piracy.

    PCSX2 does not distribute the BIOS which is needed for playback (although it, like anything else on the internet, can be found) and requires persons to dump their own legally owned BIOS' for the purpose of playing their own backups.

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