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How to play Playstation games on your PC


Step 1. Download the latest version of ePSXe from http://www.epsxe.com/download.php

Extract the files to a directory that's easy for you to find, for example, a directory named 'ePSXe' on your desktop.


Step 2. Configure ePSXe.

Upon running ePSXe, you will see a window asking you to configure ePSXe.

What you'll need for this is a Playstation BIOS, a graphic plugin and a sound plugin.

ePSXe supplies their own sound plugin, but you will have to download a Playstation BIOS and a graphic plugin.


For the BIOS, I recommend scph1001.bin. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=scph1001.bin

Download the BIOS, then put it in the 'bios' directory in your ePSXe directory.


For the graphic plugin, I recommend Pete's OpenGL driver. http://www.pbernert.com/html/gpu.htm

Download the plugin, then put it in the 'plugins' directory in your ePSXe directory.


For the sound plugin, well, it's already supplied. However, you can use others.

Certain games will work better with other sound plugins, but I can't really say which ones will work best.


Step 3. Download Playstation ISO images. 

I highly recommend http://coolrom.com for this. They really have a great website.

Their website has a a huge collection of files and you can even put games in a download queue.

They probably have huge bandwidth costs, so be kind and click an ad or two.. wink.png


Step 4. Starting up a game.

Load a ISO file by clicking 'file', 'Run ISO' and selecting the ISO file you just downloaded.

-- OR --

Simply insert one of the Playstation games you still have laying around and click 'file', 'run CDROM'.

I highly recommend ISO files, however, as this greatly reduces the loading times. This tip also applies to PC games, btw!


Step 5. Enjoy playing your favourite childhood games!

Step 6. Now, this step is optional but I highly recommend it, as it greatly increases comfort and fun!

Buy a PSX controller from craigslist, eBay or from a friend or something.

Next, buy a USB to PSX converter from eBay. These usually cost like 4$ including shipping.

Here's a link for your convenience. usb to playstation | eBay




Enjoy, guys! smile.png


I will add pictures tomorrow.. not sure if that's needed, however.


Some recommended games: Bloody Roar 2, Final Fantasy VII, Bomberman World, Abe's Exoddus, Abe's Oddysee, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Crash Bandicoot Crash Team Racing, Crash Bandicoot Warped, Tekken 3, Ape Escape, Ape Escape 2, Gran Turismo 2, Metal Gear Solid. 

These are in random order and more are to be added.



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i'll be playing ratchet and clank again!


hell yeah!


That's Playstation 2, I'm afraid! But dude, pick up a PS2 for 15$ with 1-2 controllers and a memory card and buy the games for like 3-4$ each.. they're dirt cheap. I have four PS2's right now + 50 games. I've even bought a PS2 + 2 controllers + memory card + 31 games for 50 euros!

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