Monday, January 8, 2018

How to play PS2 games using PCSX2 emulator as fast as in using the playstation console

Do you know that we can play Playstation 2 (PS2) games without using the physical console itself? For those who already know they should be very familiar with the PCSX2 playstation emulator that has been going around for years and it can be downloaded for free at https://pcsx2.net/download.html.

The PCSX2 software emulator allowed you to play PS2 games right on Desktop PC. And you can still use the PS2 original joystick / joypad by getting USB adapter. What it does is convert the original joystick adapter to USB so that it can be used by the PC and it's very cheap stuff made in China.



However the only major problem that people facing using the emulator is the game speed. There is major lags in the game play especially using any PC that is lesser than i3 processor as discussed in this blog articles "Play PS2 and PS1 games without console - PCSX2 1.2.1 Emulator". Even using Intel i5 or i7 or having high capacity of RAM would still cause some slow down in the game. This has been going around for years and that's why some people still prefer to use the console itself rather PCSX2 emulator.

After many years of searching as technology advances thing has change without I know it. And i am amazed by how fast the speed of the game play with 95% consistency throughout whenever playing the games as good as the PS2 console itself. They key hardware addition in this case is the SSD (Solid State Drive) hard disk. The game speed improvement probably way too good compare to the conventional hard disk that using magnetic read / write head.

My wish to have the old PS2 console fat version is automatically fades away. I don't need anymore with my PC i can play computer games as well as PS2 2 games with ease.

My system is pretty simple running on Intel i5 processor 650 (Socket 1156 LGA) 3.20 Ghz and the Kingston SSD Plus 240 GB harddisk. Everything else comes withe the motherboard such as Graphic Card and Sound Card are build in with the motherboard as well as using 2 GB DDR3 RAM.





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