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PS2 Bios: How To Play Playstation Games On PC

A gaming emulator is like a god’s gift to those who are low on budget to buy a gaming console to play their favorite games. If you don’t want to buy those expensive gaming consoles like PlayStation then an emulator will help you to play PlayStation games on PC.

These are the software which enables you to play PlayStation games on PC without having to buy the consoles. The emulators read the PS2 BIOS files of the PlayStation games and use your computer as a display, storage and allow you to play PlayStation games on your PC without any hassle. So, instead of buying PS gaming console you can use an emulator and PS2 BIOS files to play your favorite PS games on computer.

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PS2 Bios

These emulators work with PS2 BIOS files and provide amazing gaming experience by enhancing the graphics of the games by resolution, shader, and filtering tweaks.

Steps To Play PlayStation Games On PC with Emulator

But it’s a little-complicated process to install the emulator and then play games using it on your PC. So, for you, I have created a complete guide to play PlayStation games on your PC using a PCSX2 emulator. Let’s get started.

Install Emulator

First of all, you need to choose an emulator and the most popular one is PCSX2. PCSX2 is one of the best emulators which not only offers you to play PlayStation games on PC but it also enables you to configure graphics and controls settings. So, here we would be using PCSX2 as our emulator. But remember, you can’t play every console’s games using this emulator. It only allows you to play PlayStation games on your PC. You can’t play GameCube’s games on your PC using this emulator.

To install PCSX2 on your PC simply go to the official website of PCSX2  where you can find the link to download this PlayStation emulator according to your device. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Hence, download the emulator suitable for your device.

PS2 Bios

After that, just run the downloaded file to start installing PCSX2 on your system. It will redirect you to a setup wizard and you need to click next until you get to the page where you can see some drop-down menus to chose from. But actually, you don’t need to choose any of the things as these are the plugins and configurations. All these plugins and configuration will help to provide you a richer gaming experience. after that simply click next to proceed to the next step.

Input PS2 BIOS Files

Here comes the main and little-complicated step. It will ask you to input the PS2 BIOS files. The PS2 BIOS files are quite necessary they will tell from where you are playing the game. These BIOS files are available according to the nation and year. You need to download the PS2 BIOS files according to your correct location. You can download the pre-tested BIOS files from here.

After you have successfully downloaded the PS2 BIOS files simply copy and paste the downloaded .zip file in the following location – C:\Users\[User Name]\Documents\PCSX2\bios. This directory is the default path for all your PS2 BIOS files but you can also change the directory and select as per your choice.

PS2 Bios

Now extract the content of the zip file and then cut and paste it in the root directory of PS2 bios. When you are done doing this, simply refresh the list of the PS2 bios files in the setup wizard of PCSX2. Now select your option from the given list PS2 BIOS files, if you want it in English then choose USA option and then click the Finish button and the PS2 BIOS setup process will be done.

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Install Games

The most-awaited step is here which is installing and playing your favorite PlayStation games on PC. So, the first thing you would have to do is to install the desired game. For the same, visit a popular ROM website like EMUParadise and search the game which you want to download and play.

The once the file is done downloading, extract the zip file and the ISO file as only ISO files of the games are playable using PCSX2 to run game on your PC.

PS2 Bios

Now, come back to PCSX2 software and click on CDVD option from the menu bar. It will provide some drop-down menu items and you need to choose ISO selector option and then browse the ISO file which you just downloaded.

After that, click on the System option from the menu bar and then select Boot/Reboot CDVD. That’s all you need to do. The game will be installed successfully.

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Control Settings

Now that your game has been installed successfully, it’s time to configure the control settings for a better gaming experience. To configure the control settings go to config>> Controllers(PAD) >> Plugin Settings.

There you will see 3 tabs at the top, select the PAD1 tab and then click “delete all” to delete all the default entries. And then you can configure the new entries by selecting the button and providing its value from your keyboard or gamepad.

PS2 Bios

Now you can play your favorite PlayStation games on your PC. To install and play more games simply download their ISO file and select it as described in the above step.

So, this was the complete procedure to play PlayStation games on PC using an emulator. The procedure is quite long but is not that difficult. And if you find any difficulty or doubt in the above procedure then don’t hesitate to let us know via comments.

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Shivani Srivastava

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