By Bad Seed
This is the tutorial,in which you can learn how to configure your PCSX2 Sony Playstation Emulator on PC
1.Download PCSX2 Emulator( 0.9.6 version installer with plugins) -
2.Download Playstation 2 BIOS - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=84YJM3I4
3.As shown on video,run the setup and install PCSX2 Emulator.
4.In your instalation directory,open folder Bios,and extract contents from downloaded PCSX2 BIOS WinRar/Zip in there.
5.(If you downloaded March 2010 plugins pack)Extract March 2010 plugin pack to your root instalation folder.(when asked:Do you want to overwrite select ,,Yes to all as on video)
EDIT:March 2010 plugins are not downloadable separatly anymore,at least on official pcsx2 site.Newest plugins are included in pcsx2 0.9.6 binary.
6.Start PCSX2 r-1888.exe and configure it as shown in video.(select BIOS for your region-America,Europe,Japan)
7.Leave plugins as they are,and if you want,go to Misc menu and deselect Enable console option.
8.And you are done,you can configure further in Confing menu(Graphic,Controller,Sound) to your liking.(Be carefull with Graphic tough,if you are running on slow or old pc,you won't be able to run games if you have set all settings on high,so try lowering them if you get any kind of that problem.)
Recommended: (For reasonable performance in many games.)
AMD64 X2 or Intel Conroe E6600+ (Multi Threading is supported in PCSX2)
512-1024MB of RAM (more RAM allows for VM mode to be stable)
Pixel Shader 2.0 supporting card (recommended GeForce 6600-8800 or equivalent ATi card)
-As you can see every GsdX graphic plugin in March 2010 pack,has mark on it(on the end of the name) which looks like(SSE 2,SSE 3,SSE 4)
Now let me explain:
-SSE 2- Single Core Proccessor
-SSE 3- Dual Core Proccessor
-SSE 4- Quad Core Proccessor
-So,that means that for single core proccessors SSE 2 is usable,for Dual Core proccessors SSE 3 is usable,and,for Quad core proccessors SSE 4.
-Unnoficial compabillity list: http://www.ckemu.com/dolphin_list/dolphin.html
(list is old,around 90% of those games are fully working now,but still,a good list to see PCSX2 improvement through time)
I know that there is pcsx2 0.9.7 out there,at the moment,but it's still in beta phase,and it's very unstable.