Sony’s original Play Station, popularly known as PSX, offered fantastic games. And if you cannot download your old favorites on your PS3 or PS4, you can play them on your PC! When you download an emulator, a BIOS and a ROM or two, you can vintage games in a very short time. Here is how to do it.
To get started, visit its official website and download the ePSXE apk latest version. There is no installer, so simply unzip the folder and move the files where you want. I created an ePSXe205 folder in the Program Files folder (x86) and extracted the files (ePSXe is a 32-bit application, so it belongs to the x86 folder). If you are using a 32-bit version of Windows, you can do the same in the Program Files folder.
When you run the application for the first time, a dialog box asking you to extract other files may appear. Extract and activate ePSXe by double-clicking the application’s icon (it looks like a PlayStation controller).
You must follow several steps to get everything that has been created. If you have not yet installed a PlayStation BIOS, a warning is displayed and you must install one (remember that if you do not have a PSX, download the BIOS is piracy). Simply do an online search on “epsxe HLE BIOS” and take the file called scph1001.bin. Once downloaded, extract the compressed file to the BIOS folder of your ePSXe folder.
If you did it correctly, you will now see SCPH1001.bin in C: \ Program Files (x86) \ ePSXe \ bios. If you are using 32-bit Windows, it will be in the Program folder.
Then you will see a menu with some graphics drivers and some suggestions. If you have an Nvidia or AMD graphics card, select the Pete 2.0.0 OpenGL2 graphics processor. and click on the Config. If the resulting window looks like a bunch of meaningless words, just click OK.
But if you want to make specific adjustments to the graphics of your game, you can dig here. Textures, resolutions, full screen, limitation of the number of frames per second and other parameters are available. You can also select Fast or Pleasant default settings at the bottom of the window. If you use a graphics card as close to the modern, you should be able to make very high settings without problems. When done, tap Accept at the bottom of the screen and Next >> in the configuration window. And do not worry, you can still adjust these options from the Settings menu later.
Sound and controller:
The sound driver window does the same thing for the sound. The acceptance of the default ePSXe driver is probably correct, but if there are others, you can configure one. Press Setup for some options, then press OK and Next >>. CD-ROM add-ons are available; If you are using Windows 10, select ePSXe CDR WNT / W2K Core 2.0.0. Click Next >>.
Finally, you will configure your drivers. ePSXe supports a number of different driver configurations. Click the drop-down menu in the upper right corner to select the device you will use. The following screen shows the configuration to use a standard keyboard. Once the keys have been assigned to you (just click on a letter and press the key you want to replace it with), press OK and Next >>. A message will appear informing you that ePSXe is set up and ready for rock!
Get PSX games on your Windows PC:
Now that the console is ready, it’s time to choose the games! As with the BIOS, if you are not the owner of the game, you commit an act of piracy by downloading it. If you are the owner of the game, download it! There are a lot of places to download ROM; A quick Google search should reveal everything you need.
Once you have chosen a game and downloaded the corresponding ZIP file, it is time to extract more. You may need 7-Zip to extract it. If you do not have it, take it right away. ePSXe can execute files ending in BIN, ISO, CUE, IMG,CD and others. You’ll like it better to see BIN, ISO or CUE. Once you’ve extracted your game file, you can move it wherever you want. It is a good idea to create a folder for ROM within the ePSXe folder so that they are all in one place.
Tips for ePSXe:
Here are some tips on how to use ePSXe, so that the experience goes better:
- To exit the emulation, press Esc. You will return to the main screen. From there you can change options or consult the tasks of your controller. To return to the game, press Run> Continue.
- In the main menu, you can also save and load games from the Run menu. If you are playing multiple discs and you need to move to the next one, use File> Change Disc.
- ePSXe can be improved with additional add-ons, but finding out which ones to use and how to configure them properly can be a bit boring. However, you can view a list of recommended add-ons for PSX emulators and explore them. If you know any recommendations regarding plugins, let us know.
So, this how to download and install