Join thousands of members to get help! Official English PCSX2 configuration guide v1. For languages other than english, click here Since this guide is extremely detailed and pnach Files For Pcsx2 For Pc long read, avih created a much shorter quick start guide which you can read here.
In this guide I will try to explain how to properly configure PCSX2 and to give some tips for running games. PCSX2 comes in 3 flavors, full installer, web installer and binary. Full installer has the DirectX web installer bundled, web installer optionally downloads it from the internet, and binary is only the program with the plugins. Download the one you prefer or if you don’t know which, the full installer. Get the new binary from here or the source from Git. To compile from source, follow the instructions in the Compilation Guide for Linux. You need the following installed: libasound2-dev, libbz2-dev, libgl1-mesa-dev, libglew1.
PCSX2 has a first time configuration wizard to help you configure it easier so we’ll first go through that. In the first screen, you will be prompted to select the language. In the first dropdown, simply select the language you want the program to be in. PCSX2 will automatically store all settings, memcards and new files generated in general in your Documents folder if you used the installers, or in the same folder pcsx2-r5875. In the second screen you will be able to choose which plugins you want to use. The default plugins are the ones with the higher compatibility and usually fastest too, so before changing them make sure you know what you’re doing. Here you can also specify a different folder for your plugins if you want, by unchecking the use default setting checkbox and selecting a folder of your choice by clicking Browse.
Open In Explorer simply opens a file explorer window in the folder you have specified. In the third screen, you will be prompted to select your BIOS image from the list. If you can’t see anything on this list, you need to either copy your BIOS files in the folder seen below, or change that folder to point to where you have your BIOS image saved. For more information about the BIOS, check the BIOS configuration section of this guide. If you can’t make a selection, you will not be able to use PCSX2. From here, you can change the settings or plugins used by PCSX2 as you see fit.