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Hi all. A friend and I are currently interested in setting up ps2 emulators on our pc's.

I see a lot of trash and crap downloads from searching google, and have found nothing good.

Anyone have a good emulator that they know works and would like to share?

I would also love some help with setup, maybe a link to a good setup guide or a quick run down from experience?

Also where is a good source for getting games to play, saying I already own them?

Thanks to all!
Edited by killeraxemannic - 1/24/11 at 10:32am
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IIRC -This is against TOS
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IIRC -This is against TOS
I don't think it is if you own the ps2 game you are trying to emulate
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I don't think it is if you own the ps2 game you are trying to emulate
Just checked and no its not. There is a post about emulators from one of the Mods.
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post #5 of 9
PCSX2 is the emulator that supports the most games.

Usually the emulator needs the BIOS file from your game console, and it's illegal to download those. Only legal way to run the emulator is to rip the BIOS from your console yourself.

So really all we can do is link the emulator to you, you'll have to figure the rest out.
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PCSX2 is the emulator that supports the most games.

Usually the emulator needs the BIOS file from your game console, and it's illegal to download those. Only legal way to run the emulator is to rip the BIOS from your console yourself.

So really all we can do is link the emulator to you, you'll have to figure the rest out.
my ps2 is dead =( thats why I want to emulate it. I still have like 30 games from it. Maybe I can find a used ps2 to get the bios from. I want to see how playing ps2 games with kb/m goes!

Thanks for the emulator name.
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PCSX2 is the best PS2 emulator but it only supports up to two cores so gameplay won't be as smooth as a real PS2 and if you purchasing another PS2 you might as well use the PS2.
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PCSX2 is the best PS2 emulator but it only supports up to two cores so gameplay won't be as smooth as a real PS2 and if you purchasing another PS2 you might as well use the PS2.
I epically hate controllers...... I have not even played red dead redemption yet even though my roommate owns it and I own a ps3 just because controllers suck so bad.
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I think this user has their answer.
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